Graphic Design Project Manager - IPSA 10 - Office-based

Application Deadline :28-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-10
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 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.


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The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.


Office/Unit/Project Description 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships.

Within BERA, the Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group leads and manages external communications through strategy, media, digital communications, marketing, branding and global storytelling. The Brand and Marketing Team in the Communications Group manages UNDP’s brand, and creates marketing products and resources to promote UNDP and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring that messages resonate and gather support from audiences that span from government decision-makers to the general public. It manages the Marketing Services Hub: UNDP’s in-house agency, managing a roster of external experts to produce marketing communications projects for teams and leverage the expertise of the Brand and Marketing team to provide high-quality communication services aligned with the UNDP brand. The team also manages the online UNDP Shop, a fast-growing initiative that empowers people around the world to promote the SDGs.

Project Description 

Reporting to the Team Leader of the Brand and Marketing Team, the Graphic Design Project Manager will oversee the Marketing Services Hub’s assignments, connecting with focal points in requesting teams, assigning jobs to external designers, managing timelines, ensuring the highest quality standards and alignment to UNDP’s brand direction. The selected candidade will also be required to produce original design and support the team’s brand management work.


Institutional Arrangement

The Graphic Design Project Manager will report to the Team Leader of the Brand and Marketing Team.  The selected candidate will be required to liaise with internal requesting teams, external vendors and printers (as needed).

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

  • Manage projects for the Marketing Services Hub, from acting as focal point with requesting teams, to managing timelines and assigning projects to external professionals;
  • Manage and update the Marketing Services Hub roster list as needed;
  • Design and layout UNDP’s resource mobilization brochures and additional resource mobilization products, including factsheets, infographics, signage and reports;
  • Design communications products for the Executive Office (ExO) and corporate priorities;
  • Support the Brand and Marketing Team throughout the roll-out of the updated brand manual;
  • Undertake additional projects for the Marketing Services Hub as needed.



Achieve Results:

LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

Technical Competencies:


Brand & quality management 

Ability to position a UNDP brand and uphold it to a high level of quality

Graphic design

Ability to communicate visually and create appealing UNDP graphic products


Ability to communicate the value of a product or service

Project Management

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

  • Masters-level Degree in Communications, Design, Advertising, or a related field with five (5) years of relevant experience or Bachelor's Degree in the related areas with relevant experience of at least seven (7) years.

Min. years of relevant work experience

  • 5 years of work experience (*) required in graphic design, marketing, advertising or another relevant field.

(*) based on education level

Required  skills

  • Experience managing creative projects from onset to final stages i.e.,  printing.
  • Experience designing brand communications products, both in print and digital media;
  • Outstanding skills in managing relationships with internal clients and service providers.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Proficiency in main creative tools, especially Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects);
  • Demonstrated track record of management of creative projects;
  • Experience within the United Nations System or similar organization, demonstrating a basic understanding of a multilateral organization environment is desirable.

Required Language(s)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

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