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 work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its new Country Strategic Note 2023-2027, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Moldova (2023-2027), UN Women Global  Strategic Plan, National Programs and Strategies and aims to contribute to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategic Note focuses on four main areas: 1) Ending Violence against Women; 2) Women’s Leadership and Governance; 3) Women’s Economic empowerment and 4) Humanitarian and Peace development nexus and UN Coordination on Gender equality.

Communication is a key component of UN Women Moldova Country Office’s work and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women Moldova initiatives, results and programmes as well as for raising awareness about key issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Effective communication involves high quality and creative visual materials intended for social media use and printing. Within this scope, UN Women Moldova Country Office seeks to hire a Graphic Designer to create graphic images and GIFs, layout different types of knowledge products and provide support to align UN Women Moldova 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.

The consultant will be reporting to the Communication Specialist, and will be supported by the Communications associate, who will be the point of contact on the contract and payment issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Conceptualize and produce static and animated images (GIFs), graphics and infographics to communicate key achievements of UN Women. 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, review, and edit materials as required, in consultation with the relevant UN Women Moldova Communication team. 
  • Prepare final media files for online distribution and print.
  • 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.
  • Consistently employ innovative and creative approaches while staying well-informed of the latest trends in graphic design and digital media, ensuring that the creation of visually captivating and modern materials aligns with UN Women's guidelines for effective communications.


  • Visual messages should be positive and empowering and reflect the principle of partnership with women’s organizations and support to women from disadvantaged groups.
  • Designing materials that are both sustainable and accessible to a diverse audience, including people with disabilities, by employing various formats and accessible design principles in alignment with UN Women's commitment to inclusivity.
  • Materials should be designed in such a way that they can be updated and adjusted for future use (all colours, 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).
  • UN Women will hold non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity of all designed submissions and products.

 High quality design materials, including but not limited to:

  • Production of Graphic Images for online use;
  • Production of GIFs for social media use;
  • Adaptation of images/GIFs/infographics from an existing template/design;
  • Laying out of publications (Reports, Briefs, Flyers, Factsheets, etc.) using the existing corporate InDesign templates;
  • Laying out of publications (Reports, Briefs, Flyers, Factsheets, brochures, etc.) without the provision of InDesign or other vector templates;
  • Designs for small visibility materials (T-shirts, pens, mugs, notebooks, certificates of participation etc.);
  • Designs for big visibility materials (roll-ups, banners, photo walls, etc.);
  • Designs for publications (Reports, Briefs, Flyers, Factsheets, brochures etc.).

*The deadline of submission for each assignment will be indicated with the instructions for each assignment.

Payment details

Payment will be disbursed on a monthly basis, per day worked, UN Women shall pay the Consultant upon certification that the services have been satisfactorily performed, based on the timesheet, deliverables submitted by the Consultant. The number of days worked is to be determined solely by UN Women.

Duration of the Assignment

The assignment shall commence in May 2024 and shall expire in May 2025 for up to 100 working days, on retainer basis (UN Women does not warrant the maximum number days of the requested products, the service will be purchased during the term of the Agreement).

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

This is a home-based consultancy. The consultant will be engaged on a job-by-job basis. 


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: 

Functional Competencies: 

  • Strong understanding of design principles to create visually appealing and well-structured designs
  • Proven mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud or any other relevant graphic design software.
  • Designing for print: thorough understanding of different file formats and color systems, as well as paper sizes, weights, and stocks.
  • Skilled in typography and ability to select the right font for a well-structured design.
  • Proven creative skills in graphic design, visual and digital storytelling to create new and unique ideas.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in graphic design, animation, multimedia, visual arts, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 1 years of professional experience in animation, graphic design, and layout work is required.
  • Experience in graphic design, visual and digital storytelling with proven creative skills to create visually appealing and well-structured designs is required.
  • Proven experience in advanced command over a full range of graphic design software, including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects etc is required.
  • Experience with printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing is required.
  • Experience in the development of communications materials on gender is an asset.
  • Working experience with UN and/or international organizations is an asset.


  • Proficiency in Romanian is required.
  • Working knowledge of English is required.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their online applications with the following documents:

  • Personal CV or P11 (P11 can be downloaded from): )
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) to include a brief overview in Romanian or English about which of your previous experiences makes you the most suitable candidate for the advertised position.
  • Portfolio with examples of performed works of different types and formats (up to 10 products including social media images/cards, GIFs, Infographics, Roll-ups/Banners/Photowall, Publications for online and print – leaflets, brochures, newsletters and/or other products similar to those listed in this ToR).

Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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.

The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.