International Consultant – Design and layout for advocacy, training, and communications materials (Retainer)

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Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :04-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :8d 10h 30m
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 :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :Maximum 140 days of assignment period

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


UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. 

A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. 


Asia and the Pacific


UN Women's Regional Asia and the Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok supports and carries out work on (i) expanding women's leadership and participation; (ii) enhancing women's economic empowerment;and (iii) ending violence against women. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas. 


Partnerships & Resource Mobilization, Advocacy and Communications Unit (PRMAC)


This position is based within Partnerships, Resource Mobilization, Communications and Advocacy (PRMAC) Unit for the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). At the regional office, PRMAC is in charge of building partnerships with private sector entities as well as bilateral partners, non-profit organisations and the media. PRMAC also provides strategic advice and technical support to both the regional office and country offices in Advocacy and Communications in Asia and the Pacific. The Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization manages the PRMAC unit and will be the consultant’s supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities




The consultant will work with UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), including the Regional Programme staff. The consultant will work closely with UN Women to perform the following tasks: 


  • Conceptualize design and layout of high-quality innovative, creative and attention-grabbing materials (print and online), for web-based communications as infographics, Illustrations, reports, web and social media-based campaigns, advocacy initiatives, promotional and training materials, animations, and GIFS as assigned by Programme Managers; 
  • Follow UN Women Branding Guidelines and Identity Standards; 
  • 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, revise and edit materials as required, in consultation with Programme Managers, Production Specialist and Web Manager of UN Women Headquarter. 




  • Advocacy messages should be positive and empowering and reflect the diversity of the Asia-Pacific region in terms of ethnicity, age, gender, etc.; Materials designed in such a way that they can be updated and adjusted for future use (all colours, fonts (in TTF or OTF), inserted images, animations or links 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); 
  • Ensuring the design of the materials is consistent with UN Women communications guidelines; 
  • UN Women has non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity of all designed submissions and products.  



In addition to aforementioned requirements and qualifications, it is important that the intern shares the core values and core competencies of the organization.

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

Required Skills and Experience



  • Minimum educational requirement: secondary education; specific diplomas or technical studies in design or layout is considered as an advantage; 
  • At least 2 years of experience in design, illustration, or layout work; 
  • Experience in creative skills and advanced command over a range of graphic design software, can be programmes such as Adobe Suite/CC, Corel Draw etc;  
  • Experience in printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing, understanding of the digital space and designing for a digital and social media environment;  
  • Proficiency in English
  • Previous working experience in Asia and the Pacific, knowledge of the UN System, and/or experience designing gender-equality advocacy materials an advantage; 

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