Website and Graphic Design Specialist


Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :29-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-10
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
05-Apr-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :12 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.


Background

Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Travel:

UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.

Office/Unit/Project Description?

  • The office/unit/project structure and context

The initiative “IsDB-ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program“ (“NGO empowerment”) is grounded in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, UNDP Digital Strategy, UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018–2021, and UNDP’s ongoing work to address the challenges in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and in other regions as well, based on the work of UNDP Alternative Finance Lab which is a part of UNDP Innovation Team. This initiative builds on the successes of and lessons learned from two phases of the Transformative Governance and Finance Facility projects, and seeks to support mapping and categorizing NGOs, platform-based approach and alternative finance mechanisms in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Rationale / background and the objectives of the unit/project

Achieving SDGs alone according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report will require $3,9 trillion per year between 2015 and 2030 for health, education and infrastructure - leaving a $2.5 trillion annual shortfall relative to the current and forecast commitments of $1,4 trillion. To address the financial gap, new sources of innovative finance models are needed (private and venture capital, P2P lending) as well as impactful partnerships aimed at socially geared investment projects that can leverage private investments alongside official development assistance. Innovative finance models, like crowdfunding (crowdfunding, crowd investment), impact investment, preventative and predictive finance are projected to overtake venture capitalists’ investments and grow over $100 billion as per World Bank statistics by 2020. As a form of innovative finance, Islamic Finance is one of the fastest-growing segments of the global financial industry with global assets expected to surpass US$3 trillion by 2020. The Islamic Finance, ideally, is an alternative way of financing based on ethical and socially responsible standards, which ensures fair distribution of benefits and obligations between all the parties in any financial transaction.

  • How the required services will contribute to the work of the unit/project

A key part of the project is the design, development and implementation of the Tadamon platform – an aggregating platform for crowdfunding campaigns for CSOs, and creation of Tadamon Digital Crowdfunding Academy, online training for NGOs/CSOs and UNDP Country Offices.

One of the main objectives of this assignment is creation of Tadamon branded visual and media design (video)? for Tadamon platform, Digital Crowdfunding Academy and its social media pages, in order to support the process of outreaching to CSOs, provide visual support for mapping CSOs bottom up in selected countries, and get partners involved in the project.

In this context, we are looking for the Website and Graphic Design Specialist who will, under the guidance of the Regional Innovation Specialist from IRH work on supporting the “NGO Empowerment” project through creation of visual and media digital content for Tadamon platform, social media pages and Digital Crowdfunding Academy.

Institutional Arrangement

The graphic designer will work under the guidance of the Project Coordinator, and ensure that all graphics are produced in line with UNDP graphic guidelines and previous activities on Tadamon platform.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

 Required activities and other information

In this context, we are looking for theGraphic Designer who will, under the guidance of the Project Coordinator, work on following tasks and ensure that all graphics are produced in line with UNDP graphic guidelines and previous activities on Tadamon platform. This involves:

In this context, we are looking for the specialist who will, under the guidance of the Project Coordinator, work on following tasks and ensure that visual graphics are produced in line with UNDP graphic guidelines and previous activities on Tadamon platform. This involves:

  • Further development of Tadamon website platform – adding new functionalities such as website version in French, Arabic and Russian; and adding database functionality(CSO user management and dashboard) for platforms and partners; continuous workand support through the requests from the project team and IsDB team;
  • Tadamon website technical support - continuous work and support with users;
  • Responsible for the overall design, layout, coding, how it works, how it looks – and making sure the website performs its functions well
  • Helps with the maintenance and additions (new topics and elements that will be added as project grows) to the website
  • Provide the best user experience by creating high quality content (quality and visible graphic), adding a blog to the website to increase traffic and improve ranking (SEO)
  • Coordinate with IsDB/ISFD technical team for keeping TADAMON up-to-date and prioritizing needs, among other tasks
  • Integrate IsDB and ISFD main websites into TADAMON
  • Continuous work and further development on the user interface
  • Continuous work and improvement on the visual design of the website such as colours, images, layout, and fonts
  • Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations and newsletters – design Tadamon Newsletters, Brochures and? Leaflets
  • Design of other communication materials for printing and electronic distribution - designing at least Tadamon branded Presentation, Posters and Meeting Materials (2 meetings per week)
  • Continuous improvement and editing of the web design for Tadamon platform, including photos, charts and other graphic elements - continuous work and support, propose improvements and new functions for Tadamon website (forms, elements, new functions)
  • Layout and design information and communication materials, with custom photo editing (restoration, noise reduction, tonal adjustment) - continuous work and support
  • Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions for use of new media (virtual 3D words/boxes, postcards – creating Tadamon branded infographics?
  • Supporting Tadamon crowdfunding campaigns with visual materials (infographics, visual communication – support with design Tadamon crowdfunding campaigns
  • Creating promotion videos for Tadamon Social Media pages Animation / Explainer Production – animating and creating short videos for Tadamon website and social media pages
  • Creating Visuals for Social Media and Share material – creating social media graphics and posts.

Software Engineering / Development:

  • Maintenance & Uptime 
    • Server updates & maintenance
    • Database Maintenance & Cleaning
    • Users Maintenance
    • Security Checks and Patching
    • Frontend Design changes on clients’ request
    • Backend Changes due to project phase / data availability
  • Implementation of new functions
    • Functions on clients request as per project


Competencies

UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA

Min. Academic Education

  • Masters degree in IT, media, design,? business, communication or any related field is required

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • At least 5 years of graphic designer professional experience is required

Required skills

  • Strong technical, theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Design Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, Content Management System (Adobe Business Catalyst etc) is required;
  • Created graphic designs for at least 10 crowdfunding campaigns (add links to your CV or P11 form) is required;
  • Experience in creating and working with new and evolving technologies (such as Augmented Reality AR, Virtual Reality, Mixed reality ) and digital platforms connected with databases is a requirement

Desired additional skills

  • At least one year of working experience in the area of development in international organizations is an asset;

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal is a requirement.



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