Project Graphic Designer

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Job Description

Background

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The Voter Outreach for Transparent Elections (VOTE) Fiji project is working to reinforce the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) by improving transparency, fostering civic awareness, and implementing a more robust gender-sensitive approach. The project is designed to contribute to the establishment of a representative and inclusive democracy, addressing societal and cultural barriers that hinder effective electoral processes. Building upon successful collaborations observed during the 2022 General Election, the project strategically aligns with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Pacific Strategy, emphasizing gender equality and peace.

The electoral landscape in Fiji confronts persistent structural challenges that hinder the realization of a genuinely representative and inclusive democracy. These challenges underscore the necessity for sustained collaborative efforts aimed at overcoming societal and cultural barriers, with the overarching objective of cultivating a more transparent and participatory electoral process.

The Project Has Four Fiji Specific Outputs

  • Advanced Civic and Voter Education for Heightened Public Engagement, Participation, and Trust.
  • Improved Civic Education Election Curriculum Fostering Youth Knowledge and Understanding
  • Enhanced Operational Templates for Improved Election Efficiency, Confidence, and Transparency.
  • Strengthening ESAG: Elevating Election Security, Collaboration, Preparedness.

This Program and Project align with the UNDP Multi-Country Program Document (2023-2027) Strategic Plan outcome, “No-one left behind,” which centers on equitable access to opportunities and a rights-based approach to ongoing human agency and human development. The project’s outputs directly contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), Country Program Document (CPD), and Regional Programme Document (RPD).

The Project Graphics Designer will work under the supervision of the VOTE Fiji Project Manager and will be required to work closely and will be based at the Fijian Elections Office.

UNDP will provide logistic support and other office equipment to facilitate the work of the Graphics Designer in the Fijian Elections Office.

Duties And Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Electoral Advisor and Project Manager, the Project Graphics Designer will be embedded in the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) and will work in line with the duties and responsibilities outlined below:

  • Develop visual designs for elections operational manuals, outreach materials including social media graphics, posters, flyers, brochures, infographics, digital ads, and other print and digital collateral.
  • Design knowledge products, reports, publications and other election related materials required for the project.
  • Manage the redesigning of organization branding and ensure consistency and adherence to branding guidelines.
  • Ensure consistency in design elements across all election materials to strengthen brand recognition and communication.
  • Ensuring a cohesive, impactful, and visually appealing branding for knowledge products and project reports, including the design of title/content/concluding pages, selected infographics, and accompanying social media cards for effective report dissemination.
  • Ensure accuracy, consistency, and accessibility of all design assets, including proper file formats, resolution, and color profiles for both print and digital platforms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Electoral Advisor and Project Manager.

Competencies

Core competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies

Business Direction & Strategy

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.; Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.

Business Management

  • Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.
  • Results-based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.
  • Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Administration & Operations

  • Documents and records management: Overall document (hard or electronic) management; registry and retention policy including storing and archiving.

2030 Agenda: Engagement & Effectiveness

  • Effectiveness: Project Quality Assurance

Education

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent in Graphics Design, Visual Arts, Information Systems, Communications Media or related field. OR
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree

Experience

  • Up to 2 years (with master’s degree) or minimum 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of professional experience in graphics design or relevant related field is required.
  • Proven experience in graphics production and proficiency in graphic design software.
  • Proven Ability to maintain consistency with visual identity and branding guidelines across all materials.
  • Proficiency in relevant graphic design software packages.
  • Experience working in politically sensitive environments is highly advantageous.
  • Possess a creative mindset with the ability to generate innovative ideas.
  • Capable of thriving under tight deadlines and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated work experience in election environments is desirable.
  • Experience in a political highly sensitive environment is preferable.

Required Languages

  • Fluent written and spoken English language required

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant Information About UNDP Rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Non-discrimination

UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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