Communications & Graphic Design

United Nations Development Programme, Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, IT and ICTMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd February, 2020

Job Description


Addressing climate and disaster risks in a coherent manner across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach. Capitalizing on the complementarity of UN agencies’ expertise across various social, economic and environmental sectors, the UN System can demonstrate its value-added supports in responding to country demand for integrated and coherent solutions.

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 20 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to pursue integrated and coherent solutions to reduce disaster and climate risks to achieve the 2030 agenda and its commitment to leave no one behind. By pooling its member agencies’ resources, expertise and knowledge, the CADRI Partnership promotes the effectiveness of the UN System to optimally use its assets and expertise.

Over the past decade, the CADRI Partnership has been active in supporting capacity development in disaster risk reduction (DRR), including preparedness for response, in 32 countries. The CADRI Partners have jointly developed an assessment and planning methodology covering ten sectors and areas: agriculture and food security; environment, infrastructure; cultural heritage; health; WASH, education, nutrition; human mobility and climate services. Under the CADRI Joint Programme (2019-2023), the CADRI Partnership is broadening its offer of capacity development services and scaling up its services in the regions to respond to increasing country demand for capacity development support.

Effectively communicating CADRI’s offer of services and achievements internally and externally to client countries and partners is a pre-condition to expand CADRI offer of services and geographical coverage. The CADRI Partnership is implementing a communication strategy with the view to highlight the unique strengths of the CADRI Partnership as a “partner of choice” to deliver capacity development services in DRR/CCA at country level; and to document and disseminate stories about country level impact.

Under the new CADRI Partnership Joint Programme 2019-2023, the CADRI Secretariat has initiated a rebranding process consisting of new logo and graphical chart applied to all internal and external communication products. In 2020 the CADRI Partnership will develop a new website with updated lay out and content.

In support of the implementation of the new CADRI Partnership Joint Programme, the CADRI Partnership Secretariat seeks to recruit an intern to join the CADRI team to support the implementation of the CADRI Communication Strategy with a special focus on the development, design and layout of CADRI communications and knowledge products such as:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The CADRI inter-agency Partnership seeks to recruit an intern to join the CADRI team to support the implementation of the CADRI Communication Strategy with a special focus on the development, design and layout of CADRI communications and knowledge products.
  • The intern will be part of the CADRI Secretariat team in Geneva. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the CADRI Coordinator and in close collaboration with all CADRI agencies including FAO, IOM, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP and WHO communication experts.

The intern will perform the following duties:

  • Design / layout of various CADRI communications products (quarterly bulletins, country stories);
  • Development of content for various media (new CADRI website, social media);
  • Design and editing of video (agencies and government interviews, country work);
  • Design and updating of the CADRI website working closely with the new website developer:
  • Update current event pages;
  • Interactive and appealing web design Design headers;
  • Design interactive maps.


  • Ability to summarize a large amount of information for a public audience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Effective communication skills with staff at all levels and external partners;
  • Initiative taking;
  • Strong organization skills;
  • Great attention to detail and proven experience in proof reading;
  • Ability to work well in a team;
  • Client orientation;
  • Demonstration of cultural sensitivity and appreciation for different cultures and practices.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:Enrolled in a master’s programme or equivalent in the area of Communication with a specialization in Graphic Design, or related field.

Required Skills :

  • Sound computer skills and experience using web based applications, social media and content management systems;
  • Knowledge and experience using the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Bridge, Acrobat, Illustrator, Flash, Avid, Final Cut Pro and other graphic design software;
  • Knowledge of Word Press;
  • Knowledge of MS Office.


  • Proficiency in English;
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic is an advantage.


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