Remote Opportunity – UN Seeks Graphic Designer

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UN seeks Graphic Designer to Amplify Humanitarian Messages.
Are you a talented Graphic Designer passionate about making a difference? The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is seeking a creative individual to join is Design and Multimedia Unit (DMU) within the Strategic Communications Branch (SCB).

Position Overview
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently recruiting a Graphic Designer to join its Design and Multimedia Unit (DMU) within the Strategic Communications Branch (SCB). This remote position aims to produce engaging visual materials that amplify humanitarian messages, support OCHA’s outreach, and raise awareness of complex issues to foster a more effective emergency response.

About OCHA
OCHA is the United Nations Secretariat’s branch responsible for coordinating humanitarian actors to ensure a cohesive response to emergencies. Their mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors, advocating for the rights of people in need, promoting preparedness and prevention, and facilitating sustainable solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop High-Quality Visual Information Products: Create impactful infographics, posters, brochures, and other materials to effectively communicate humanitarian messages to diverse audiences.
  • Design Interactive Websites and Animations: Utilize graphic design skills to develop engaging websites and animations that inform users about humanitarian issues and OCHA’s activities.
  • Participate in Information Management and Visualization Projects: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate data and complex concepts into accessible visuals.
  • Contribute to Visual Strategy: Assist in defining and implementing visual communication strategies aligning with OCHA’s goals.
  • Maintain Brand Consistency: Ensure all visual materials adhere to OCHA’s branding guidelines to strengthen its visual identity.
  • Stay Updated on Design Trends: Continuously research and integrate the latest design trends and technologies into OCHA’s visual communication initiatives.
Qualifications Education:
  • Advanced university degree in graphic design, multimedia design, communications, or a related field. A first-level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be considered.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years in graphic design, information and communication technology, multimedia design, or related areas. Experience with Adobe Software applications is essential.
  • Portfolio: Submission of a portfolio showcasing samples of work in graphic design is required.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English and Arabic is mandatory, with knowledge of French being desirable.
Desirable Skills
  • Experience with the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) process.
  • Prior experience in graphic design and data analysis within the UN Common System or other comparable international organizations.
Duration and Location
  • Duration: 1 May – 31 December 2024
  • Location: Remote, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to apply through the UN Careers portal by the deadline of April 28, 2024: Apply Now


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