Graphic Designer - UNDP Innovation Facility

Application Deadline :11-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
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Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Up to 30 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :Max 8 weeks


Unlocking the power of innovation for social good and sustainable growth is a dedicated goal in the Agenda 2030 and a vehicle to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2014, UNDP set up a dedicated Innovation Facility with the support of the Government of Denmark. The Facility supports our partners – governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and UNDP Country Offices – in discovering and utilizing effective solutions to development challenges. UNDP’s Innovation Facility is a part of the Development Impact Group in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. Learn more at  

Under the overall supervision of the Innovation Policy Specialist, the graphic design consultant will be part of the Innovation Team within UNDP’s Development Impact Group. The graphic design consultant will be responsible for the design and creation of various communications products, digital and print, in support of the Innovation Facility, notably our annual flagship publication: The Innovation Annual Report.  

Duties and Responsibilities

You are a start to finish designer - you are capable of a creative vision and its execution, overseeing and working on a project from concept to product. You have experience in translating complex concepts or data, to visually engaging, clear messages. While we are looking for someone who understands and breaths print, experience in digital and web mediums is a big plus. You must have strong command of, and access to, Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign specifically. The ideal candidate has a strong sense of UNDP's mission, commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a passion for innovation in development.  


  • Art Direction – define, visually articulate and pitch your vision for UNDP Innovation Facility's 2017 annual report; 
  • Graphically design and create the annual report; 
  • Identify and communicate trends across the Innovation Facility portfolio using data visualization; 
  • Create info-graphics and/or artwork to represent UNDP’s innovation journey; 
  • Develop visual products that reflect UNDP’s innovation facility identity and message of innovation
  • Develop digital communication products to compliment the report, including digital presentation for web and promotional materials
  • Expected outputs and Deliverables:
  • Initial concept for Annual Report;
  • Two rounds of feedback before finalizing the product;
  • Support in choosing print-ready images from UNDP’s archives;
  • Final print version of the 2017 Annual Report;
  • Online version of the 2017 Annual Report – scanned, uploaded to website, along with relevant web-oriented communications products and/or infographics.


  • At least 2 years of professional experience in graphic design, layout and branding
  • Excellent and demonstrated graphic design skills; 
  • Proficient in design platforms such as Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Start to finish designer: capable of overseeing and working on a project from concept to printed product
  • Attention to detail and ability to take creative direction
  • An ability to communicate complex, abstract concepts using visual language; 
  • Strong data visualization / infographics skills; 
  • Strong organizational, time-management, and project management skills; 
  • Demonstrates collaborative skills and ability to respond to and give feedback; 
  • Able to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Passionate, knowledgeable, and committed to innovation for development; 
  • In-depth knowledge of methods used by UNDP’s Innovation Facility is an asset; 
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an asset. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in design (print, digital, UX/UI), data visualization, and/or other relevant areas; 
  • Command of and access to Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure, in a multicultural environment; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in social innovation trends. 



Proficiency in English

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