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Support design of Publications and Content Animation for UN-Habitat HQ


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kenya
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

UN-HABITAT POLICY, LEGISLATION AND GOVERNANCE SECTION (PLGS) The (Urban) Policy, Legislation and Governance Section (PLGS) is one of the five sections of the Urban Practices Branch of UN-Habitat. It plays a critical role in implementing the Agency’s Strategic Plan, flagship programmes, the relevant 2030 development agenda and the New Urban Agenda as it serves as the UN-Habitat focal point and global solutions center for Urban Policy, Legislation and Governance. The Section in collaboration with other parts of the agency both at Headquarters and in the field, works to support governments and partners in knowledge and tools development, capacity building, policy dialogue as well as advisory services focused on: Coordinating the Agency’s substantive, normative and operational work on Policy, Legislation and Governance; Developing, documenting and disseminating policy, legislation and governance norms, standards, tools, methodologies, regulatory frameworks, operating procedures and inspiring practices at all levels i.e. global, regional, national and sub-national; Designing tailored-made policy, legislation and governance solutions for cities, regions and metropolises, enhance the urban-rural continuum, with a view to reduce spatial inequality and poverty and also promote shared prosperity; Generating and maintaining knowledge and data (including Indexes and database) on Urban Policy, Legislation and Governance; Leading the testing/piloting of norms, standards, tools, methodologies, regulatory frameworks, through initiatives, programmes and projects on policy, legislation and governance; Providing technical assistance, quality assurance/control, policy advice and services on norms, standards, tools, methodologies and regulatory frameworks to internal and external partners including on design, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of operational program


The PLGS is among the operative and normative sections within the Urban Practices Branch, Global Solutions Division. It aligns itself with one of UN-Habitat’s objectives: to advance knowledge on sustainable urban development through normative tools, methodologies, and standards. Specifically, PLGS develops, adapts and upscales norms, standards, tools, and methodologies, related to urban policies, urban-rural linkages, urban legislation and governance, and metropolitan management. The National Urban Policy Program carries out normative and formative functions related to National Urban Policy in line with the implementation of the New urban Agenda.

Task description

(PLGS) is looking for an innovative online volunteer to assist the National Urban Policy team with the section publications to improve its dissemination and advance on animating publications. Specifically, the volunteer will be responsible for creating animations that will be used for social media and website outreach. The described below will be the list of tasks: • Identify and recommend animations tools and applications • Create storyboards for prefaces of publications and E-learning modules where short animated series will be made. • Design and create animations and short videos to accompany the written content and make publications and E-learning course modules more visually engaging, the first modules of each course.. • Assist with compiling animated elements to disseminate them on social media platforms to enhance the overall impact of the publication. The successful volunteer will work collaboratively with the team to understand the publications and their target audience and create high-quality animations that are engaging and visually appealing. They will be responsible for developing concepts, storyboards, and visual designs for the animations, as well as implementing sound effects and music where appropriate.

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