Graphic Designer (Retainer)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :05-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :4d 10h 41m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :300 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 August 2022 to 3 August 2025

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.


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; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

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; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Multi Country Office for the Caribbean (MCO) covers 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, which are part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Strides towards gender equality in the countries covered by the MCO have resulted in gains for women and girls in the Caribbean, relating primarily to high education rates, and increases in employment rates, however critical gaps remain.

All Caribbean countries have committed to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In 2016, eighteen Dutch and English-speaking countries of the region and Overseas Territories along with six UN Country Teams (UNCTs) on which the MCO sits, namely Barbados & the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago signed onto the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF).

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the agreed framework for international development, and it incorporates economic and environmental sustainability, as well as the aspiration of many countries for peaceful and inclusive societies. It is an ambitious vision with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the eradication of poverty, systematically tackling climate change and building peaceful, resilient, equitable and inclusive societies. While there is a more consistent call for sex disaggregation of data across many indicators, SDG Goal 5 focuses on gender equality, women’s rights and the empowerment of women and girls.

UN Women MCO-Caribbean stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five strategic priority areas - expanding women’s voice, leadership and participation; ending violence against women and girls; strengthening women’s full participation in conflict resolution and peace processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting. Developing knowledge products in these areas are a critical element in UN Women MCO- Caribbean’s programme.

The MCO has developed very strong knowledge products and tools over the tenure of the last strategic note, which contributed directly to the MCOs reputation as the knowledge broker on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Caribbean. The tools and products tie the normative framework to clear actions governments and civil society can take to implement more gender equitable programming and policies. Distribution, publicity and promotion of these products and tools will be strengthened. The MCO’s 2022-23 programme strategy highlights the importance of continuing to develop these tools and products and outlines a clear strategy for ensuring the accessibility and promotion of these tools to key actors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the Assignment

The consultant is expected to complete the design of infographics, design and layout of UN Women reports and policy briefs and other graphic design tasks as needed. 

Scope of Work and Deliverables

The consultant is expected to complete the following:

  • Design and layout technical reports ranging from 5-150 pages or over
  • Design and layout of online thematic toolkits
  • Development of simple and complex infographics
  • Design and Layout of two-page policy briefs
  • Design and layout of social media assets including e-flyers and e-invitations
  • Design and layout of power point and other presentation slides
  • Other graphics design tasks as needed.


Core Values:

  • Integrity and Fairness
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity

Core Competencies:

  • Work in teams
  • Communicating and Information Sharing
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict management
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making
  • Good analytical skills
  • Flexibility
  • Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian issues.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in graphic design
  • Creative flair and originality
  • Attention to detail
  • High level of motivation, ability to show initiative and work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

Required Skills and Experience


  • A Bachelor’s degree in IT, Communications Graphic Design, Architecture, Fine Arts, Engineering or other related field; Or an associate degree in IT, Communications Graphic Design, Architecture, Fine Arts, Engineering or other related field and 10 years’ experience in graphic design.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in graphic design. Demonstrated strong layout skills (with extensive knowledge of visual hierarchies) is required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience developing infographics is required.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of graphic production from start to published/printed products with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management is required.
  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms is an asset.
  • Experience working on issues related to women’s empowerment and gender equality is desirable.
  • Experience working with the UN, working in development or a humanitarian environment is desirable.
  • Experience working within the Caribbean context is an asset.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Location and Duration

  • The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of three hundred (300) working days within the period 04 August 2022 to 3 August 2025. The consultancy will be home-based with no travel required.


  • The consultancy fee is based on the required skills and experience and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.

Hardware, Software and Communication

  • The consultant must be equipped with a fully functional laptop, which must run at least Windows 7. The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based (Skype or equivalent) is required.


  • Minimum of three client references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information.


  • Interviews will be conducted with the shortlisted applicants.
  • The consultant contracted will be required to sign a statement of confidentiality and freedom from any conflict of interest with potential future contractors with respect to the TORs and work that they will be delivering.

Documents to be submitted:

  • Updated CV (no longer than 5 pages)
  • Updated and signed P11 Form.
  • Portfolio should be provided (No longer than 10 pages - samples of latest work from different projects/institutions including but not limited to design of logo, posters, brochures, books / reports, roll up banners, infographics, etc.)


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At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks (background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check).

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