Graphic Designer

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :24-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Short-Term)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months (estimated 8-10 days per month)

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.


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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.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

A portfolio that showcases the candidates work projects. Managers may also 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.


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:

UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). The Hub implements the Regional Programme (2018-2021) that has been formulated based on the most crucial regional challenges in the region with a focus on a strengthened approach to specific sub-regional challenges.

With offices in 19 countries and territories in the region, and close to 170 globally, UNDP IRH supports the region to harness the potential of the data revolution, new technologies, innovative finance, urban transformation and other innovations for improved governance and sustainable development.

We offer a unique approach to systems transformation, collaborating closely with public, private and civic partners to unroll innovative experimentation for achieving the SDGs. UNDP IRH also highlights the advancements made in the areas of innovation for development across the region to share and spread good practices and models.

The overall objective of the Knowledge and Innovation Team at UNDP IRH is:

Development outcomes in the region are improved, by empowering various groups in the public, civil society and private sector to leverage new technology, data and alternative finance mechanisms. This objective aims to achieve three key outputs:

  • New technologies, data and engagement of citizens are used to improve governance and development outcomes.
  • Collaborative platforms are utilized at the national and regional level to drive innovative solutions to governance and development challenges.
  • Effectiveness of development interventions is strengthened and enhanced through alternative finance mechanisms.

Institutional Arrangement:

The Graphic Designer  is expected to work under the direct supervision of the IRH Innovation Specialist, and will work closely with the Communications lead of the IRH Knowledge and Innovation team.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The Graphic Designer is expected to work under the direct supervision of the IRH Innovation Specialist, and will work closely with the Communications lead of the IRH Knowledge and Innovation team, and the IRH Knowledge and Innovation Team itself, on the following tasks and ensure that all graphics are produced in line with UNDP graphic guidelines. This involves:

  • Support the implementation of an integrated communications strategy for the Transformative Governance and Finance Facility (TGFF).
  • Responsible for the overall branding and design of communications materials produced by the Knowledge and Innovation Team.
  • Create layout and design for presentations, handbooks/reports, brochures and other knowledge products and communications materials, including the creation of graphics/visuals necessary for them.
  • Maintain the regional innovation web platform with engaging visuals, particularly for blog articles, project and resource pages etc.
  • Create engaging visuals for various initiatives, events, trainings etc, including for social media sharing.
  • Layout and design of other communication materials, both digital and print.
  • Ensure all produced materials are in accordance with the UNDP branding guidelines.


Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities.

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

  • Master's degree in graphic design, communications design, visual communications, service design, illustration or other related fields.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in above disciplines with additional two years of relevant professional experience may also be considered.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • At least 2 years of work experience in graphic design and visual communications with Master’s degree or at least 4 years of work experience in graphic design and visual communications (with Bachelor’s degree) is required

Required skills 

  • Strong practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software i.e. Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or other programs is a requirement.

Desired additional skills

  • Experience in layout/design of print/editorial materials and digital content is an asset.
  • Experience in visual communications and branding is an asset.


Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.



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