Designer Consultant (multiple positions)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : home-based, with regular interaction through e-mail and Skype and with possible travel in Central Asian countries
Application Deadline :13-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :2 years (With possibility of renewal/extension with the same ToR)
Expected Duration of Assignment :May 2021 - May 2023

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

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 UN Women Country Office (CO) Kazakhstan is based in Nur-Sultan. CO programming includes support to Government and civil society organizations in the development and implementation of innovative approaches aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Kazakhstan, UN Women supports efforts of the national partners and UN agencies in implementation of gender equality commitments in compliance with the UN human rights conventions ratified by Kazakhstan. It provides strong and coherent technical support of gender equality priorities in national and UN efforts and support to build effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. It strengthens coordination on gender equality and women’s empowerment programming and enhances cooperation for gender responsive post-2015 development agenda’s implementation (Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on SDG 5) at the national and sub-regional levels.

Reporting to the UN Women Kazakhstan’s Communications Analyst, the Consultant will work in close collaboration with Programme colleagues of the Office.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the supervision of UN Women Communications Analyst with matrix management of Programme Management Specialists to perform the tasks, that include but are not limited to the following:

I) Designing publications, including cover pages, layout, tables and typesetting using approved templates (if any).
- Conceptualize, design and layout of high-quality innovative, user-friendly, creative and attention-grabbing materials, such as publications, factsheets, reports, data dashboard, interactive/digital e- brochure/publications etc. 

- Conceptualize, design and layout print and web-based campaign and advocacy materials, promotion and any other communications materials that require creative graphic design
- Revise the statistical publications and other dissemination products developed by Kazakhstan CO and develop specific recommendation to improve the format and layout.

II) Designing infographics.
- Conceptualize and develop animation videos, graphics and infographics to communicate key achievements on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Kazakhstan, including country specific case regarding the implementation of international commitment
- The developed products should be created for printing and specific use on web and social media, if required.

III) Designing other communications and visibility materials, including PowerPoint presentations and videos.
- Conceptualize, design and layout other communications and visibility materials, including but not limited to PowerPoint presentations and videos.
- Explore and propose ways to convey information through animation elements, if requested
- Liaise with the printing/ production facilities and provide them with all relevant productionrelated information, including quality control to ensure accurate and high-quality work.


Competencies

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:
http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-womenemployment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
 


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications Education:
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, animation, communications and/or visual arts. A Technical degree in combination with relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the bachelor’s degree.
Experience:
- At least 5 years of proven professional experience in animation, graphic design and layout work.
- Experience on development of communications materials on gender is an asset.
- Working experience with National Statistical Offices and/or research institutions is an asset.
- Working experience with UN and/or international organizations is an asset.
Languages and other skills:
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of relevant software for production of high-quality publications, ready-to-print files and electronic versions for web-posting (including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects etc).
- Solid understanding of printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing.
- Excellent written and oral skills in Kazakh and Russian. Knowledge of English is an asset.
 

Evaluation process

Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria as listed above (Qualifications/Experience/Language).

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

 

Evaluation Criteria

Max points

TECHNICAL EVALUATION (70%)

 

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken KAZAKH and RUSSIAN

REQUIRED

Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable

Education

Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, animation, communications and/or visual arts. A Technical degree or certificate in combination with relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the bachelor’s degree

10

0: without relevant university degree

0-10: relevant university degree

Professional Experience

At least 5 years of professional experience in animation, graphic design and layout work

20

0: without relevant experience

0-10: 5 years of experience

10-20: more than 5 years of experience

Experience on development of communications materials on gender issues is an asset

10

0: without experience/expertise

0-5: 5 years of experience

5-10: more than 5 years of experience

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of relevant software for production of high-quality publications, ready-to-print files and electronic versions for web-posting (including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects etc)

10

0: without experience

0-10: proven relevant experience

 

Solid understanding of printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing

5

0: without experience/expertise

0-5: proven relevant knowledge and expertise

Previous experience on designing of different communication products using statistical data and information is an asset

10

0: without experience

0-10: demonstrated experience

 

Previous experience with development agencies and/or the United Nations is an asset

5

0: without experience

0-5: demonstrated experience

Total technical

 

70

Application Process 

Interested candidates should apply via jobs-admin.undp.org. 

The application should include:

  • Cover letter to include a brief overview in English (unedited text) about which of your previous experiences makes you the most suitable candidate for the advertised position.
  • P11 with past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process a signed copy should be submitted.
  • Financial Proposal (Specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this Terms of Reference). The financial proposal shall represent daily rate in KZT.
  • Previous Work - The candidate should provide a portfolio with at least 3 examples of graphic design, including publication layout and infographics developed in the last two years, preferably using and transforming data into user friendly format and messages.

Only candidates who have passed the preliminary selection will be informed.

Kindly note, that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting documents e.g. P11, CV, cover letter must be scanned as one attachment. Applications without the completed UNDP P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

TOR FOR THE VACANCY CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gWx2S4ODBlkLIir48mNreq9ROP1IYEIq/view?usp=sharing 



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