Junior Graphic Design Consultant

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Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :30-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :9d 15h 25m
Additional Category :Management
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 :Three (3) Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Three (3) 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.


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. Placing women's rights at the centre 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. 

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s gender data programme ‘Making Every Woman and Girl Count’ (Women Count) aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility, and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Women Count is a multi-year and multi-country programme of work, supported by global and regional activities linking normative and technical work on gender statistics at the global level to the regional and national levels.

The Women Count programme at the HQ level develops regular knowledge products, supports regional and country projects in their visual communications, and maintains the Women Count Data Hub, which produces gender data stories accompanied by data visualizations. Further, the programme develops social media assets to promote work on knowledge generation and programme results. In this context, the Women Count team in the Research and Data section seeks to enlist the services of a Graphic Design Consultant to support the Outreach Specialist in the production of knowledge products and other visual assets for use by the global programme. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Outreach Specialist, the Graphic Design Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Producing communications materials, including but not limited to designing and laying out reports, including the Women Count annual report and other publications using publication templates; flyers and brochures; posters and other physical banners, web banners, adverts, promotional materials; producing graphic charts and creating illustrations.
  • Developing data visualizations such as graphs, charts, timelines and maps using third-party tools to embed into the Data Hub, and infographics to simplify complex information.
  • Creating social media assets in close communication with the UN Women’s social media team, to promote the content produced by the Hub and other programme activities, including high-level events.
  • Creating templates for visual assets for adaptation and use by the global programme.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on visuals produced by the project offices to ensure they meet Women Count’s branding guidelines.
  • Providing design support, when needed, to the broader Research & Data Section.


Integrity: Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct. 

Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values, and learning from cultural diversity. 

Ethics and Values: Demonstrates / Safeguards Ethics and Integrity. 

Working in Teams: Team player and facilitates teamwork. 

Communicating Information and Ideas: Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, and communicates effectively. 

Self-management and Emotional intelligence: Creating synergies through self-control. Conflict Management / Negotiates and Resolves Disagreement. 

Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning: Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, or related
  • At least 2 years of experience in visual communications, graphic design for the web and for print, illustration
  • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics (to be provided electronically through a URL)
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, In Design
  • Knowledge of typography, color and production
  • Expertise in graphic design, design layout, illustration
  • Experience with data visualization and information design, especially for the web
  • An eye for detail and the latest visual design standards
  • Self-starter; organized; flexible and able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, working knowledge of another UN language is an asset
  • Knowledge of web design is an asset.

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