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Graphic designer and motion graphic animator

Paris (France)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Paris (France)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-28

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Parent Sector : [[Communication and Information Sector (CI)]]

Duty Station: [[Paris]]

Job Family: [[Communication and Information]]

Type of contract : [[Non Staff]]

Duration of contract : [[From 1 to 6 months]]

Recruitment open to : [[External candidates]]

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : [[28-Feb-2020]]


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



Within the framework of the Multi-Donor Programme for Freedom of Expression and Journalists Safety (MDP) under the Major Programme V's Main Line of Action 1, and under the supervision of the Programme Officers and the Assistant Communications Officer, the Individual Consultant shall create selected social media animations of the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development In Focus Reports and the graphic design and layout of the Donor’s Report of the Multi-Donor Programme for Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists (MDP).

World Trends Report In Focus series Animated graphics

World Trends Report In Focus series Animated graphics

The Individual Specialist should design and produce eleven (11) animated loops for social media. The animations should approx. 5 seconds each.

Six of the graphic and illustrations are already designed and will be taken from the three In Focus Reports, namely: Access to Information, Media and Elections and Safety of Journalists. The Individual Consultant should design, in consultation with UNESCO, three (3) additional illustrations from the Media and Elections report

MDP Donor’s Report graphic design and layout

MDP Donor’s Report graphic design and layout

The Individual Consultant shall create the template, graphic elements and layout of the Donor’s report of the MDP. The Report is produced each year to provide a full analysis of the overall implementation and impact achieved  

The Report will consist of approximately 70 - 100 pages (word document).  The Work will contain maps, tables, charts, graphs, which the Individual Consultant will have to design, working closely with UNESCO.

The final report size should be A4 and the layout should follow a one-column style. The layout should be mobile reading-friendly.

The Individual Consultant should provide the InDesign packaged version of the report to allow UNESCO to make any modifications in the text and update graphic elements as required.

Based on the specifications above, the Individual Consultant shall produce, in close consultation with UNESCO, the following deliverables according to the submission deadlines (subject to modification):

Long Description


World Trends Report In Focus series Animated graphics

Design and produce eleven (11) animated loops for social media (approx. 5 seconds each) which includes: 
• Preparing existing graphic elements for animation 
• Pre-visualising motion design
• Animation 
• Preparing files for output 
• Revised and final animations incorporating feedback 
• Final web ready GIFs
Design three (3) illustrations from the Media and Elections report

Deadlines to be discussed. Estimated expected time for production: 2 weeks

MDP Donor’s Report graphic design and layout

Prepare graphic design for publication template, which includes: 
• Three (3) sample layout options using different graphic design concepts (colour palette, layout, and typography)
 • Text styles (font type, size, boldness, color, alignment, etc.) for chapter titles, main titles, subtitles, boxes, captions, photo credits, quotes, footnotes and main text 
• Revised and final template incorporating feedback
Cover / Back Cover Design
Graphic design for report cover 
• Three (3) sample cover options using photo(s) provided by UNESCO 
• Revised and final cover design incorporating feedback
Graphic Elements
Design and prepare graphic elements for report
• Tables, charts, maps and graphs 
• Revised and final elements incorporating feedback 
• Adobe Illustrator files
Document Layout
Produce full report based on approved template design
 • Final layout for A4 document (aprox 70-100 pages) 
• Adobe InDesign file (with fonts and linked files) • Print and web pdfs

Deadline: end of March. Estimated expected time for production: 4 weeks

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

•    University degree (Bachelors or higher) or proven experience in graphic design, graphic arts, and/or communications.

•    At least 5 years of experience in graphic design, and/or motion graphics animation

 Language skills
•    Excellent knowledge (written and oral) of English 

Competencies and skills
•    Proficiency in print, web and motion design, particularly graphic design for publications
•    Proficiency in working on the Adobe Creative suite software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and InDesign)
•    Excellent abilities to deliver creative solutions


•    Experience with UNESCO and/or the United Nations system and understanding of their functioning and procedures would be an asset.
•    Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic will be an asset.
•    Working experience as art director.


.please add the following required information:

Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, and or if the button is not visible, look for, download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:

  •  Submit a quotation for the abovementioned deliverables for an amount of no more than 6,000 USD
  • Interested candidates can work remotely and there is no need to perfom tasks in the Duty station mentioned above.

Assignment period: 26 February- 10 April 2020


•    Only applications providing the information requested under application procedure will be considered.
•    Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.



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UNESCO is committed to promoting geographical distribution (last update) and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from non- and under-represented Member States. Persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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