Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
SCOPE OF WORK AND SPECIFIC TASKS
The consultant will work with UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), including the Regional Programme staff. The consultant will work closely with UN Women to perform the following tasks:
Conceptualize, design and layout of high-quality innovative, creative and attention-grabbing materials (print and online), for web-based communications as Infographic, UN Women’s in-house factographic, illustrations, web-based campaign and advocacy, promotion and training purposes as assigned by Programme Managers;
Follow UN Women Branding Guidelines and Identity Standards;
Liaise with the printing/ production facilities and provide them with all relevant production-related information;
Conduct quality control to ensure accurate and high-quality work;
Modify, revise and edit materials as required, in consultation with Programme Managers, Production Specialist and Web Manager of UN Women Headquarter.
Advocacy messages should be positive and empowering and reflect the diversity of the Asia-Pacific region in terms of ethnicity, age, gender, etc.;
Materials designed in such a way that they can be updated and adjusted for future use (all colours, pantones, fonts, inserted bitmaps or any other used resource should be included in the design package; fonts should not be converted to outlines in order to follow further edits and adaptations in the future);
Ensuring the design of the materials is consistent with UN Women communications guidelines;
UN Women has non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity of all designed submissions and products.
THE QUALIFICATIONS EXPECTED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Minimum educational requirement: secondary education; specific diplomas or technical studies in design or layout an advantage;
At least 5 years of experience in design and layout work;
Very good creative skills and advanced command over a full range of graphic design software, including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
Solid understanding of printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing;
Strong integrity and respect for diversity, human rights and gender equality;
Excellent verbal and written English communications skills;
Previous working experience in Asia and the Pacific, knowledge of the UN System, and/or experience designing gender-equality advocacy materials an advantage;
Ability to work quickly and responsively and demonstrative initiative.
The candidates will be evaluated according to the most optimal combination of technical expertise and financial proposal. Consultants seeking to be considered for this assignment will be evaluated in line with the criteria below: 1) Technical skills (70%): Quality of design portfolio (40%), Relevance of past experience (30%). 2) Financial proposal (30%): Measured as daily rate.
Closing date for submission of interest is 2 September 2016.
Applications should be in English.
Please submit a brief cover note (expression of interest), and an up-to-date CV or UN Women Personal History (P-11) form (http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment), portfolio and proposed daily rate.
Applicants will be assessed on technical compliance and financial competitiveness as per UN Women rules and regulations.
The lowest priced, technically compliant offer will be selected.
Please email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.