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Vacancy code VA/2015/B5007/9032
Position title Graphic Design Analyst
Level ICS-8
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration 1 year
Application period 23-Nov-2015 to 23-Dec-2015
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This vacancy is closed.
Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 


UNOPS in Switzerland is based in Geneva and has excellent links with the international community. Local and international partners call upon the UNOPS Switzerland office for expertise in fund management, project management, procurement of goods and services, and human resources administration to ensure successful delivery of their projects. Focus areas include health, water, and sanitation.

Background Information - Job-specific

1. General Background

(Brief description of the national, sector-specific or other relevant context in which the individual contractor will operate)

The incumbent will be based in the Secretariat of the Stop TB Partnership, a collective force of more than 1300 partners dedicated to the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) – a disease that is curable but still kills three people every minute. The Partnership is recognized as a unique international body with the power to align actors all over the world in the fight against TB. The Stop TB Partnership Secretariat is housed by the United Nations Office for Project Services in Geneva, Switzerland.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.

The Communications Team provides writing, editing and strategic communications services to teams across the Secretariat to support delivery of the Operational Strategy. The team works coordinate global advocacy efforts and put TB on the agenda of political decision makers and key stakeholders. 

Functional Responsibilities

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

(Concise and detailed description of activities, tasks and responsibilities to be undertaken, including expected travel, if applicable)

Graphic Design

  1. Support the implementation and maintenance of layout of reports and publications, the development of new graphic solutions and design of innovative interactive products.
  2. Design new and/or update products and publications such as reports, brochures and graphics information and other materials in InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Illustrator and Word.
  3. Ensure adherence to graphic guidelines.
  4. Develop, improve and edit designs for maps, photos, graphics, figures and other graphic elements.
  5. Maintain templates (Word, PowerPoint etc.) and give technical support for their use; and layout and design presentations including creating animations in PowerPoint and/or Flash for illustrative purposes such as animation of maps and more advanced solutions.
  6. Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions for new media; and
  7. Liaise with printers and other publishing firms for printing of materials.

Contribute to the Stop TB Partnership’s website and social media platforms

  1. Lead on the development and design of the revamped Stop TB Partnership website
  2. Assist the Communications Team in the design of web banners for its other social medial channels: Twitter, FlickR, Instagram, Vimeo the monthly newsletters.

Develop and maintain photo library and audio visual content

  1. Edit and organize the Stop TB Partnership’s images and video footage for use on websites, social media channels, presentations, etc.

Support the Stop TB Partnership as a bilingual organization

  1. Work with the Communications team and translation firm to proof and review French language communications products.

Perform other related duties as required.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

(Clear description of measurable outputs, milestones, key performance indicators and/or reporting requirements which will enable performance monitoring)

Working Arrangements: The incumbent will be based in the Stop TB Partnership’s offices in Geneva, Switzerland for the duration of the contract.

Impact of Results: The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of financial management and other support of the Stop TB Partnership’s portfolio.

Consequence of Errors: Errors in programme formulation/project formulation or monitoring cause project delays or less project success. 


Technical Skills:

  1. Expertise in the following: MS Office, Video/Audio Production, Adobe Creative Suite software, MailChimp, Survey Monkey
  2. Basic understanding of web development (HTML, Java Script etc) technologies required. 

Master's degree in graphic design, fine arts, marketing and advertising, media and communications or related area. A Batchelor's degree in these fields with an additional experience of 2 years may be accepted in lieu of the Master's degree.  


A minimum of 3 years’ progressively responsible experience in organizations, corporate or agency communications and graphic design.

Experience of working in a creative marketing or advertising company would be an added advantage.


English fluency is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: Individual Contractor Agreement International Specialist Level 1
Contract duration: 1 year, renewable subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

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Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. 
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.


This vacancy is closed.