Graphic Designer and Artist

Graphic Designer and Artist (Philippines nationals only)

Please refer to this link for application and more details.

Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline : 20-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 11d 16h 55m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : 01-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 year
                           

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Graphic Designer and Artist will provide design and layout of communication products and tools:
  • Development of infographics, posters, stickers and other communication materials using supplied data to present core messages and organize complex information into visual representations;
  • Design, layout and format publications, case studies, protocols, guidelines and training materials and other print and web-based communications materials (taking into account UN Women branding guidelines and branding requirements of other donors/partners), as needed;
  • Present best and most relevant design style and materials for the given content and propose multiple versions for consideration;
  •  Incorporate comments and changes from UN Women team;
  • Ensure that the final output(s) for each communication product will be the final web-ready and/or print-ready version;
  • Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions (including infographics if required) for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations.
  •  Abide by the UN Women Photo Policy and Guidelines and Spotlight Initiative Branding Guidelines
Final products and deliverables The consultant must deliver high resolution outputs or visual materials in the required format timeline. It should include packaged layered Adobe Creative Suite files with source font, images and other visual assets. For printed materials, print-ready InDesign file package and press-quality PDF with printer marks and bleeds. The consultant must be available for further revisions and development of multimedia projects. Warranties, Consent, and Intellectual Property:  1. The Consultant represents and warrants that he/she has not, and undertakes that he/she shall not, infringe any third-party intellectual property rights in performing any activities pursuant to the Contract. The Consultant represents and warrants that that he/she shall perform the activities pursuant to the UN Women Photo Policy and Guidelines including obtaining written consent when required, including from survivors of violence and from the legal guardian/s of children under 18 years of age (mandatory use of UN Women consent form within the UN Women Photo Policy and Guidelines. 2. The Consultant shall indemnify, hold and save harmless, and defend, at its own expense, UN Women, its officials, employees, consultants, agents or other representatives from and against all suits, claims, demands, and liability of any nature or kind, including their costs and expenses arising out the Consultant's violations of the representations and warranties above. 3. The indemnity set forth, above, shall not apply to:

a) A claim of infringement resulting from the Consultant's compliance with specific written instructions by UN Women directing a change in the specifications for the Deliverables or directing a manner of performance of the Contract not normally used by the Consultant; or

b) A claim of infringement resulting from additions to or changes in any Deliverables furnished under the Contract if UN Women or another party acting under the direction of UN Women made the changes.

4. UN Women shall advise the Consultant about any such suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses or liability within a reasonable period of time after having received actual notice thereof. The Consultant shall have sole control of the defense of any such suit, proceeding, claim or demand and of all negotiations in connection with the settlement or compromise thereof, except with respect to the assertion or defense of the privileges and immunities of UN Women or any matter relating thereto, for which only UN Women itself is authorized to assert and maintain. UN Women shall have the right, at its own expense, to be represented in any such suit, proceeding, claim or demand by independent counsel of its own choosing. 5. In the event the use by UN Women of any Deliverables provided to UN Women by the Consultant, in whole or in part, in any suit or proceeding, is for any reason enjoined, temporarily or permanently, or is found to infringe any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or in the event of a settlement, is enjoined, limited or otherwise interfered with, then the Consultant, at its sole cost and expense, shall, promptly, either:

a) procure for UN Women the unrestricted right to continue using such Deliverables provided to UN Women;

b) replace or modify the Deliverables provided to UN Women, or part thereof, with the equivalent or better product, or part thereof, that is non-infringing; or,

c) refund to UN Women the full price paid by UN Women for the right to have or use such Deliverables, or part thereof.

6. UN Women confirms that the whole of the copyright present, future or contingent whatsoever and all other right, title and interest in and to the Deliverables shall be vested in the Consultant throughout the world in accordance with all applicable copyright laws. The Consultant further acknowledges and agrees that UN Women shall have the unconditional non-exclusive and perpetual right to make use of the Deliverables including but not limited to the entire take of all photographs from the Assignment in such manner as UN Women shall in its sole discretion think fit including without limitation the right to include the Deliverables on its own website and/or in any other public relations materials used to promote UN Women. UN Women may re-edit the Deliverables or any part thereof as convenient for its own exploitation of the Deliverables in any medium. UN Women may provide the Deliverables to other UN agencies and the media at no cost and may apply a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-NoDeriv 2.0 Generic license to the Deliverables. Copyrights: 
  • UN Women has exclusive world rights in perpetuity
  • UN Women should be permitted to use images in all countries without a time limit;
  • Before the consultant moves any visual material/output on the wire or uploads them to an online Image Database as essay, he/she should contact UN Women to obtain consent;
  • UN Women can provide the finished and raw materials to other UN organizations or the media at no cost, as is the practice.
UN Women will provide the following support to the consultant: 
  • Briefing and detailed explanation of the kind of visuals needed and help in defining the best contents of materials/outputs for different purposes;
  • Programme information and editorial guidance to the Consultant to enable him/her to understand the Deliverables required and generate visual elements to include in the output;
  • Assistance in acquiring access to specific locations in the form of a letter confirming that the consultant is on an assignment commissioned by UN Women.
  • A UN Women country office staff member to accompany the Consultant to the selected project site

Competencies

Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum secondary education. Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • At least 3 years of working experience in graphic design including knowledge of professional software such as Adobe Design, In-Design, CorelDraw, Final Cut HD, web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, etc.
  • High quality professional portfolio demonstrating advanced skills and competence in graphics, design and illustration.
  • Mastery of current graphic design practices and web production software, including Adobe CS5/CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • Technical knowledge of web-based technologies that apply to web design such as HTML, Flash, and CSS is an advantage
  • Experience with designing and creating illustrations and info-graphics is an advantage
  • Previous experience with UN agencies and non-profit organizations and familiarity with development programmes/issues is an asset
  • Ability to communicate in English

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