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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 Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world’s leading global development network, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission.


Creating strong political and financial backing for UNDP by providing partners and supporters with a clear understanding of what UNDP does and how our mission, capabilities and flagship services relate to them. The Bureau leads UNDP’s work on innovative and diversified partnerships and ways of financing the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also responsible for global campaigns on critical development issues, which aim to inform government policies and build partnerships around high-impact solutions. BERA coordinates and sets corporate standards across the functions of partnerships, marketing and communications within UNDP and leads on internal communications.


The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy is positioned around three service lines;

Public Partnership; Advocacy, Marketing and Communications; and Private and Finance

Partners, all working in close collaboration and coordination under the guidance of the Directorate and with the support of the Management Support Unit and Strategic Analysis and Engagement team.


BERA has a robust network of Representation Offices (Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva,

Tokyo and Washington D.C.) and Regional Teams in five hubs (Africa, Arab States, Asia

Pacific, Europe and CIS, and Latin American and the Caribbean) co-led with Regional

Bureaux, all of which play a critical role in audience centric communications and management and strengthening of relationships with Public and Private Partners to help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem. Within BERA, the Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group leads and manages external communications through strategy, media, digital communications, marketing, branding and global storytelling.

Within Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group, the Digital Comms Studio plays an essential role to develop and manage UNDP’s global online presence, creating compelling public- facing content, leading on social networks and digital engagement, building capacities for greater impact through digital communications, and helping build a strong brand for UNDP. As part of an organization-wide digital transformation, the Digital Comms Studio has recently launched a major overhaul of UNDP’s corporate websites (including the enterprise Web CMS) to be rolled out throughout 2021-22.

The Visual Designer is part of the Digital Communications Studio (DCS) in AMCG and will be supervised by the Digital Production Lead and the DCS Visual Designer. He/she will build UNDP’s capacity for professional and creative visual communications.


Institutional Arrangement

The Junior Visual Designer will be working under the supervision of the Production Lead, Digital Communications Studio, and overall guidance of the Senior Management of the Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group in BERA. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work  

  • Produce visual work that supports the implementation and achievement of UNDP’s Digital Strategy;
  • Create graphics (e.g. infographics, animated GIFs) and other visual material for UNDP’s social media channels intending to influence and/or develop positive public perceptions of the corporate brand;
  • Design visually-engaging digital products including single-page applications, microsites, and feature stories;
  • Participate in ideation and conceptualization of campaigns and promotion material;
  • Animate and produce multimedia pieces to promote UNDP’s communication efforts in UNDP’s homepage.
  • Test and introduce new visual methods and ideas to advance UNDP's digital communications;
  • Scope visual work for projects and campaigns based on requirements of client teams;
  • Perform other duties within functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office. 




Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements 

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible 

Act with Determination: 

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

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination 

People Management (Insert below standard sentence if the position has direct reports.)




Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies) 


Thematic Area




Digital & Innovation

Digital product design

Ability to design digital products which are usercentred, intuitive, functional and achieve desired outcomes

Digital & Innovation

Usercentred design, user research,

user testing


Knowledge of user-centred design methodologies and abilityto apply them practically

Digital & Innovation

Behavioural insights

Knowing when it is appropriate to use behavioural insights, having theoretical knowledge and basic understanding of principles of human behaviour; being aware of both the benefits and limitations of Behavioural Insights and adhere to ethical standards and guides when using them.  Being able to define specific behavioural goals (what to change), explore and understand barriers and contextual factors to desired behaviours, use principles from behavioural science to generate ideas for nudges and interventions, use experimental methods to improve ideas (prototyping) or evaluate impact (trials). Use these results to develop a scaling strategy for interventions that work or inform policy design.



Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA


Min. Education requirements


Advanced degree in Graphic Design, Visual Arts, or related field;



First degree acceptable with additional two years of professional work experience in required field.

Min. years of relevant work experience 


A minimum of two (2) years, four (4) years if with first degree, of professional work experience in Graphic

Design, visual design or related area;



Proven experience in multimedia design for social media



and web is preferred;

  • Proven experience in infographics is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of and previous experience in UNDP/UN agency and/or similar organization is desired; 
  • Ability to produce high quality products under tight deadlines;
  • Previous work experience within the UN System or similar organization is considered an asset.

Required  skills 



?    Graphic Design 

  • Ability to conceptualize and create visual content which follows editorial direction 
  • Ability to produce, optimize and edit graphic content at a professional level 
  • High proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite tools 
  • Working knowledge of After Effects 
  • Possess a working, current knowledge of the field of graphic design, especially web and social media 


  • Asset management
  • Ability to administer a digital asset management (DAM) system

- Ability to maintain quality control of photo assets in a DAM


  • Multimedia
    • Ability to conceptualize and produce multimedia stories for targeted audiences;


  • Marketing
    • Communicate the value of a product of service


  • Brand and Quality Management 
    • Ability to position UNDP’s brand and uphold it to a high level of quality 


Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the

  • Experience with UNDP, the UN system or any international organization is highly desirable; 
  • Experience and high proficiency with Illustrator, After

Effects and Media Encoder for 2D animation is preferred. 

Competencies section

  • Understanding of international development; international relations; or environmental and/or other relevant issues strongly preferred; 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive within a complex multicultural and multinational environment strongly preferred. 




?    Fluency in English is required; fluency in another UN language is an asset (Particularly in Spanish or French)