Graphic Designer



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Tunis, TUNISIA
Application Deadline :05-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :8 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :8 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development; human rights; as well as humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Communications is a key component of UN Women Tunisia Country Office’s work and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women Tunisia initiatives, results and programs as well as for raising awareness about key issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Effective communications involve high quality and creative visual materials intended for social media use and printing.

Objective of the Assignment:

Within this scope, UN Women Tunisia Country Office intends to hire a Graphic Designer who will create graphic images and GIFs, layout different types of knowledge products and provide support to align UN Women Tunisia and its implementing partners visual products with the UN Women Branding and visibility rules which will therefore be used in both online and offline communication and visibility activities


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Programme Analyst for Tunisia, the Graphic Designer will design GIFs, graphics and infographics, publications layouts to disseminate key communication and knowledge products of UN Women and communication campaigns for social media, digital platforms and for printing usage.

The Graphic Designer will work closely with UN Women Tunisia programs team to perform the following tasks:

  • Conceptualize and develop animated images (GIFs), graphics and infographics to communicate key achievements of UN Women Tunisia programs. The materials should be created for specific use on web and social media and should utilize the UN Women branding, color and themes.
  • Conceptualize, design and layout of high-quality innovative, creative and attention-grabbing materials, for print and web-based communications, such as Infographics, publications, illustrations, print and web-based campaign and advocacy materials, promotion materials and any other communications materials that require creative graphic design.
  • Liaise with the printing/ production facilities and provide them with all relevant production-related information;
  • Conduct quality control to ensure accurate and high-quality work;
  • Modify, revise and edit materials as required, in consultation with relevant UN Women Tunisia programs team.
  • Carry out ad-hoc graphic design related work as instructed by the supervisor.

The consultant should:

  • Be equipped with all the necessary devices and software to perform the work;
  • Follow UN Women Branding Guidelines and Identity Standards as well as the EU Communication and Visibility tools and the EU-UN joint visibility guidelines;
  • Visual messages should be positive and empowering and reflect the program’s principle of partnership with women’s organizations and support to women from disadvantaged groups;
  • Materials should be designed in such a way that they can be updated and adjusted for future use (all colors, pantones, fonts, inserted bitmaps or any other used resource should be included in the design package; fonts should not be converted to outlines in order to follow further edits and adaptations in the future);
  • The designs of the materials should be consistent with UN Women Communications guidelines;
  • UN Women will hold non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity of all designed submissions and products.
DeliverablesTimelines
Produce (06) Policy brief in English (in average 16 pages each), French, and ArabicMay 2022
Design (03) creative Flyers (in Arabic, French and English)December 2021
Newsletters (2) four pages eachMay 2022
Thematic sheets (15)May 2022
Produce a high quality (06) report design (in average 52 pages each) for the programs  on legislations, violence and WPS relating to the rights of women in Tunisia in Arabic, French and EnglishMay 2022
Produce communication materials related to events or any other usages (i.e. Folder, Notepad, visit cards, (03) Roll-Up, Banners, Name tagsMonthly upon request and events calendar
Design creative and innovative infographics (UN Women team will support resource materials and/or reference documents as relevant) in Arabic, French and EnglishMonthly upon request and events calendar

Timeframe: The deadline (dates of submission) of each deliverable will be indicated by the project manager according to activities schedule mentioned in the annual work plan. All deliverables are spread over the entire contract period in accordance with the activities and needs described in the annual work plan, notified 15 days before the event and all delivered before the end of the contract.


Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: .: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies

  • Very good creative skills in graphic design, visual and digital contents;
  • Very good creative skills and advanced command over a full range of graphic design software, including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign (mandatory), Photoshop, After Effects etc.;
  • Solid understanding of printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing;


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master degree in graphic design, animation, communications and/or visual arts.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Experience

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in animation, graphic design and layout work;
  • Experience on development of communications materials on gender is an asset
  • Working experience with UN and/or international organizations is an asset

Language Requirements

Fluency in of French and Arabic. Working knowledge in English is an asset.

Evaluation Criteria

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

  • Criteria 1: A master degree in graphic design, animation, communications and/or visual arts or first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree; (10 points)
  • Criteria 2:  At least 3 years of professional experience in animation, graphic design and layout work (30 points)
  • Criteria 3:  At least 3 proved advanced realizations over a full range of graphic design software, including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign (mandatory), Photoshop, After Effects etc (30 points)

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application

Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal per deliverables items.
  • Sharing the portfolio work for a similar deliverables.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.



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