Graphic designer for infographics for UNV Annual report

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Location : Home based
Application Deadline :28-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
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 :At least 20 working days until 1 June 2019


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Duties and Responsibilities

Main objectives, responsibilities and description of the proposed analytical work

We are looking for an expert in designing infographics for our flagship Annual Report. The graphics need to be along the brand guidelines of the organization but at the same time innovative and usable in both online and offline publications.

Key deliverables

Key deliverable 1. Submission of concept for infographics and initial design

The consultant will work closely with the Communications Specialist, P4, at UNV headquarters in Bonn to design a suite of infographics based on statistics and information given in the initial brief.

A brand guide for the look and feel of the entire suite of infographics should be agreed upon before design for the individual lay-outs.

Key deliverable 2. Drafts of the different infographics

The consultant is to visually showcase each set of data’s main information and supporting messages and ensure that the overall design is readable, consistent, logical and visually engaging.

Key deliverable 3. Finalizaiton of infographics and suite of different assets in download centre

Reflect the feedback and inputs gathered from UNV accordingly and conduct final changes, in order to create the final infographics in different formats. Provide the infographics, along with the individual elements in different formats – including editable versions – on a download centre. UNV has all rights to the assets.

Description of Responsibilities (scope of the work)

Deliverable 1: Submission of concept for infographics and initial design guidelines, Deadline 15 March 2019

Deliverable 2: Drafts of up to 20 infographics, Deadline First draft 1 April; Up to 4 feedback rounds 15 April; Final drafts 25 April

Deliverable 3: Finalizaiton of infographics and suite of different assets in download centre, Deadline 5 May main graphics, 1 June all elements


Proven track record in designing visually engaging infographics

Ability to adapt designs according to feedback quickly and efficiently  

Ability to work independently and remotely, meeting tight deadlines as required

Demonstrated analytical, time management and client orientation skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education: University degree in graphic design, communications or a related field.


  • Track record in designing visually engaging and interactive infographics
  • Familiarity with international organizations is desirable

Language requirement: Excellent command of English, particularly written; other UN languages an asset.


Evaluation of applicants

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on Combined Scoring method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.

Applicants obtaining 49 points or more of the total technical points will be considered for financial evaluation.

Combined weighted scoring: Technical (70%); Financial (30%).

  • Track record in experience in designing infographics and ideas in the technical proposal      28 points
  • Demonstrated expertise in infographic design                                                                         28 points
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design of the technical proposal                                             14 points


Application procedure

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application.
  • Latest personal CV, including past experience from similar projects and at least three references
  • Technical proposal: The technical proposal shall describe the methodology and the approach how to fulfill the required deliverables, ideas you may already have from reviewing our previous Annual Reports online, as well as outline the major components of its implementation. It should be justified by referencing previous experiences.
  • Design samples: a variety of infographics that you have designed (on your own without other technical assistance)  
  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability-please fill in the attached form; The Financial Proposal should be submitted in USD or EURO and should indicate the all-inclusive fixed total contract price with a breakdown of cost by component (professional daily fees) amd a breakdown of cost by deliverables.


Qualified applicants may be placed on a roster for future consideration in similar consultancies.

How to Submit the Application:

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:

  • Merge your Cover Letter, CV, Technical Proposal, Design samples and Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability (including the financial proposal) into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded;
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  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click “Submit Application;”
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