UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
In Nigeria, the UN Women Country Office contributes to the development of Nigeria’s vision and is aligned to United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) with the Government of Nigeria as well as UN Women’s Strategic Plan. The Nigeria Country Office aims to achieve the following results: (i) increased women’s leadership and participation in governance; (ii) strengthened women’s economic empowerment; (iii) increased protection of women & access to justice for women; and (iv) strengthened women’s leadership in peace building and humanitarian response.
The knowledge management products and services provide the content for dissemination using the communication strategy. Knowledge management provides evidence and facts to support communication activities such as public relations, events, scholarly communication, media relations, public engagement, social mobilization, advocacy, and alliance building.
Communication activities and channels also provide strategic platforms for knowledge creation, capture, sharing, validation, and use. Thus, by implementing its communications strategy, UN Women will further its knowledge management agenda. This will enhance program outcomes and help it to win and retain development partners and key stakeholders-including host government and non-state actors.
The publication and dissemination of the knowledge products also provides the evidence base on which UN Women programs and work plans are anchored. Similarly, the dissemination and use of best practices and lessons learned enhances the implementation of programs and increases the visibility of UN Women results. Furthermore, increased knowledge capture and sharing is envisaged to facilitate effective resource mobilization resulting in increased programmatic impact and enhanced sustainability.
UN Women Nigeria seeks to contract a consultant to provide design work for various planned knowledge products.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Performance Indicators
The Consultant shall execute the following tasks for UN Women Nigeria Country Office
Conceptualize and develop compelling infographics that vividly capture impact data and success indices of UN Women Nigeria. Note: this will be used for social media messaging, inserts in presentations and reports.
Design 1 above in different formats, dimensions and sizes as required for the different social media platforms, website, or for printing processes.
Design and layout UN Women Nigeria publication documents – reports, newsletters, factsheets, brochures, etc.
Design UN Women Nigeria branded materials and relevant communication products, including but not limited to t-shirts, face caps, pens, and other materials
Ensure all products are developed in compliance with UN Women branding guidelines. This includes and not limited to font style and sizes, corporate colour codes, logos, etc.
Compelling infographics that capture UN Women Nigeria success indices and designed in the formats required for dissemination on social media platforms and website and can be inserted in reports and presentations.
High quality 3–4-page publications; this could be project reports, policy documents, research documents, newsletters, and other similar documents.
High quality interactive UN Women Nigeria advocacy products – factsheets, brochures, flyers, etc.
Different sets of designs of UN Women Nigeria’s or project’s branded t-shirts, face caps, writing pens, and other materials.
All deliverables must meet the UN Women Nigeria branding requirements.
Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment, the deliverables and related reports and documents will be reviewed and approved by UN Women. The period of review is one week after receipt.
UN Women will provide the Consultant with background materials relevant to the assignment.
The Consultant is expected to work using his/ her own computer and licensed software.
Core values and Guiding principles:
Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.
Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to gender issues.
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
Demonstrated communication skills in English with excellent editing & writing skills.
Good understanding of gender and development issues in Nigeria.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Highest standards of integrity, discretion, and loyalty.
Treats people fairly without favoritism.
Design and management of communication and visibility processes, including with multiple stakeholders.
Design and management of communication for development and/or social and behavioral change communication strategies and messaging.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification:
Degree in Communications, English, Development, or a relevant field.
Degree in Design, Fine Arts or related field is a plus.
Proven graphic designing experience.
A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics.
Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc.)
A keen eye for aesthetics and details.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in communications including in writing, editing, design and layout of publications and IEC materials for the UN, NGOs, and other development assistance agencies.
Knowledge of the other UN working knowledge is an asset.