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Graphic Designer

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: National UN Volunteer - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-07

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Description of task
  • Support design and implementation of the CO communication strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  • Increase visibility of UNDP's mandate and goals through public website and social media use
  • Present new ideas to represent UNDP data in design and infographics
  • Design, layout and format publications, and other printed and web-based communications materials considering UNDP’s branding manual, and branding requirements of other donors/partners, as needed.
  • Design and create illustration, artwork, maps, tables, charts and other graphic elements for communication and promotional materials
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size or type;
  • Develop infographics using supplied data to present core development messages and organize complex information into visual representations;
  • Train and advise other communication staff with the designing and adobe software package
  • Where necessary, locate photos from UNDP’s photo library sources and ensure proper photo credit is given
  • Incorporate comments and changes from UNDP staff.
  • Ensure that the final output(s) for each communication product will be the final web-ready and/or print-ready version
  • Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions (including infographics if required) for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations.
  • Develop conceptual graphics and charts that creatively convey messages/data in the report;
  • Support UNDP presentations with creative graphics and representation of data.
  • Liaise with projects in UNDP country office to ensure cooperative approach to communications designing outreach materials.
  • If required, help produce high quality photography, videography and other digital media products for CO and projects
  • Liaise with printers, if necessary, by support CO and project in dealing with printing specs and the printing presses.
  • Any other tasks as required to support communications unit.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Degree/Diploma in Graphic Design and/or equivalent experience in report layout, design or journalism.
Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • 2 years strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Creative Suits, Illustrator, Adobe In-Design is a must, CorelDraw, Photoshop, and other related apps;
  • Demonstrates a clear and modern style of design, demonstrating an understanding of communications requirements of a UN agency;
  • Experience in data visualization and graphic design;
  • Proven experience in graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and color management;
  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms; and
  • Ability to work closely with staff and transfer knowledge on the use of graphic software.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Web and graphic design, Software and applications development and analysis Area of expertise details:
  • 2 years strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Creative Suits, Illustrator, Adobe In-Design is a must, CorelDraw, Photoshop, and other related apps;
  • Demonstrates a clear and modern style of design, demonstrating an understanding of communications requirements of a UN agency;
  • Experience in data visualization and graphic design;
  • Proven experience in graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and color management;
  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms; and
  • Ability to work closely with staff and transfer knowledge on the use of graphic software.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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