Graphic Designer Specialist

United Nations Development Programme

Suva, Fiji

Experience: Atleast 7 years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

The Pacific Elections Program (PEP) has been designed to maximise the utility of UNDP’s global elections experience by developing a dedicated office and focal point for UNDP electoral support in the Pacific. 

The program focuses on three region-specific outputs:

  • Electoral institutional capacity deepened, through the provision of technical assistance to EMBs and national governments upon request, needs assessment, and funding agreement.
  • Robust electoral decision making strengthened through the provision of dedicated information exchanges and the development of knowledge products specific to the PICs.
  • Understanding of electoral norms and processes broadened and the professional development of national democratic institution stakeholders augmented, through the promotion of multilateral cooperation and coordination and supporting Pacific-contextualised civic education. 
  • The Graphic Designer Specialist will work under the NAIG program manager and the elections technical advisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Graphic Designer Specialist will lead the design, illustration and layout of project, parliament, and electoral materials covering all outputs. The Specialist will undertake the following:

  • Serve as the lead advisor on visual communication strategies for election-related materials.
  • Provide expert guidance and design materials that are accessible, informative, and engaging for diverse audiences.
  • Collaborate with election operations teams to advise on the design feasibility and impact of various outreach initiatives.
  • Develop and implement a visual communication strategy that supports the Projects’ election operations and outreach goals.
  • Contribute to the creation of a comprehensive design plan for election campaigns, ensuring consistency across various channels and platforms.
  • Work closely with outreach specialists to integrate design strategies and elements into broader communication and engagement strategies.
  • Lead the comprehensive design efforts for elections, encompassing the production of voter education materials, leaflets, promotional materials, and posters; development of civic education materials, including comics, video illustrations, and web graphics; ballot design, manual development, and revisions; form development; and the design of report and publication layouts.

Required Skills and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in graphic design and layout or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in graphic design and layout or related field in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.


  • Minimum 7 years (with Master´s degree) or 9 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of work experience in graphic design.
  • Knowledge of commonly accepted visual design principles, including colour theory, typography, preflight, prepress, layout, and print process. Applies those principles to designs.
  • Uses a variety of products in a design setting, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Demonstrates an elevated level of skill in at least one of the products.
  • Branding: Ensures visual consistency in branding across various mediums and touchpoints.
  • Experience in the Pacific would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the use of standard design software.
  • Experience working with electoral management bodies and election events.

Required Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.