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To contract the services of a Graphics Designer

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-02-16

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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 Multi Country Office for the Caribbean (MCO) covers 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, which are part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Strides towards gender equality in the countries covered by the MCO have resulted in gains for women and girls in the Caribbean, relating primarily to high education rates, and increases in employment rates, however critical gaps remain.

All Caribbean countries have committed to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In 2016, eighteen Dutch and English-speaking countries of the region and Overseas Territories along with six UN Country Teams (UNCTs) on which the MCO sits, namely Barbados & the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago signed onto the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF). The MSDF defines how the UN and CARICOM member states will jointly achieve the SDG and Development Results for the period 2017-2021. The MSDF is anchored in the SDGs and is fully mapped and aligned with other significant development frameworks such as the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the CARICOM Strategic Plan 2015-2019. The MSDF aims to support Member States through partnerships, with the necessary tools and resources to achieve national and regional development priorities in line with the SDGs.  To this end, the MSDF has four (4) strategic priority areas, across which gender is systematically mainstreamed and integrated:

  • An inclusive, equitable, and prosperous Caribbean;
  • A healthy Caribbean;
  • A cohesive, safe, and just Caribbean;
  • A sustainable and resilient Caribbean.

The MCO has developed very strong knowledge products and tools over the tenure of the last strategic note, which contributed directly to the MCOs reputation as the knowledge broker on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Caribbean. The tools and products tie the normative framework to clear actions governments and civil society can take to implement more gender equitable programming and policies. Distribution, publicity and promotion of these products and tools will be strengthened. The MCO’s 2018 -2021 programme strategy will highlight the importance of continuing to develop these tools and products and outline a clear strategy for ensuring the accessibility and promotion of these tools to key actors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the assignment

The consultant is expected to complete the design and layout for at least 14 UN women reports. 

Scope of Work and Deliverables

The consultant is expected to collaborate with one other consultant to complete the following:

  • Design and Layout of the CEDAW Made Easy Booklet (due 5 March 2018);
  • Design and Layout of the Jamaica Women’s Health Survey report- 85 pages (due 15 March 2018);
  • Design and Layout of Qualitative Report of the T&T Women’s Health Survey- 70 pages (due 30 March 2018);
  • Design and Layout of Foundations Programme Operational Manual and Procedural Guide – maximum of 35 pages (due 30 March 2018);
  • Design and Layout of Foundations Programme Monitoring and Evaluation Framework – maximum of 35 pages (due 30 March 2018);
  • Development of infographics for 3 Access to Justice Tools (due 30 April 2018);
  • Design and Layout of the Guyana Women’s Health Survey Report- 85 pages (due 30 August 2018);
  • Design and Layout of the Grenada Women’s Health Survey report- 85 pages (due 30 November 2018);
  • Design and Layout of Two-page briefs on the Women’s Health Survey for the following:
    • Trinidad & Tobago Women’s Health Survey report (due 3 March 2018);
    • Jamaica Women’s Health Survey report (due 15 March 2018);
    • Guyana Women’s Health Survey report (due 30 August 2018);
    • Grenada Women’s Health Survey report (due 30 November 2018).
  • Design and Layout of the CARICOM Gender Equality Indicators as a Tool to Assess Progress on the SDGs, Beijing and CEDAW- 10 pages (due 31 July 2018);
  • Design and Layout of CARICOM Regional Report on the Status of Women and Men- 80 pages (due 15 September 2018);
  • Design and Layout of the Report on the Gender Aware Beneficiary Assessment of the Antigua & Barbuda Board of Guardians Programme- 70 pages (due 30 September 2018);
  • Design and Layout of Policy Brief on Gender and National Social Protection Floor- 10 pages (due 15 October 2018);
  • Design and Layout of the Mapping – Private Sector and the Women’s Empowerment Principles in Jamaica- no more than 25pages (Due 31 October 2018);
  • Other graphics design tasks as needed.

Reporting Requirements

The consultant will report to the UN Women MCO Deputy Representative, with day to day reporting based on output to the relevant UN Women MCO Programme Specialist. The consultant will be under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative.


Core Values / Guiding Principles:

Integrity and Fairness:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.

Conflict management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Good analytical skills


Strong work ethics and commitment to humanitarian issues

Specific Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in graphic design;
  • Creative flair and originality;
  • Attention to detail;
  • High level of motivation, ability to show initiative and work independently;
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Requirements

The consultant should meet the following minimum criteria:

Required skills and experience:


  • A degree in IT, Communications Graphic Design, Architecture, Fine Arts, Engineering or other related field; or a combination of professional training and certification and experience in relevant areas.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in graphic design. Strong layout skills (with extensive knowledge of visual hierarchies);
  • Experience developing infographics;
  • Proven experience of graphic production from start to published/printed products with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management;
  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms;
  • Experience with issues related to women’s empowerment and gender equality is preferred;
  • Experience with the UN, working in development or a humanitarian environment is desirable;
  • Experience in the Caribbean is an asset.

Languages :

  • Fluency in English is required.


  • Minimum of three client references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information.


  • The consultancy fee is based on the required skills and experience and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.

Hardware, Software and Communication:

  • The consultant must be equipped with a laptop, which must be portable and must run at least Windows 7. The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based (Skype or equivalent) is required.

Location and Duration:

  • The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of two hundred (200) working days within the period 26 February 2018 to 30 March 2019. The consultancy will be home-based with no travel required.


  • The consultant contracted will be required to sign a statement of confidentiality and freedom from any conflict of interest with potential future contractors with respect to the TORs and work that they will be delivering.

Documents to be submitted:

  • Updated CV (no longer than 5 pages);
  • Updated and signed P11 Form;
  • Portfolio should be provided (No longer than 10 pages - samples of latest work from different projects/institutions including but not limited to design of logo, posters, brochures, books / reports, roll up banners, infographics, etc.).

Note: Submissions to UNDP Jobs are limited to a maximum of 10 MB, virus-free or corrupted contents to avoid rejection, and no more than 1 email transmission.  As such, all application materials must be scanned into one document and submitted.

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.
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