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; the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development; human rights; as well as humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Communication is a key component of UN Women Moldova Country Office’s work and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women Moldova initiatives, results and programmes as well as for raising awareness about key issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Effective communication involves high quality and creative visual materials intended for social media use and printing.
Within this scope, UN Women Moldova Country Office seeks to hire a Graphic Designer to create graphic images and GIFs, layout different types of knowledge products and provide support to align UN Women Moldova and its implementing partners visual products with the UN Women Branding and visibility rules which will therefore be used in both online and offline communication and visibility activities.
Scope of work
The Graphic Designer will design GIFs, graphics and infographics, publications layouts to disseminate key communication and knowledge products of UN Women and communication campaigns for social media, digital platforms and for printing usage.
The Graphic Designer will work closely with UN Women Moldova Communication team to perform the following tasks:
Conceptualize and produce animated images (GIFs), graphics and infographics to communicate key achievements of UN Women. The materials should be created for specific use on web and social media and should utilize the UN Women branding, colour and themes.
Conceptualize, design and layout of high-quality innovative, creative and attention-grabbing materials, for print and web-based communications, such as Infographics, publications, illustrations, print and web-based campaign and advocacy materials, promotion materials and any other communications materials that require creative graphic design.
Liaise with the printing/ production facilities and provide them with all relevant production-related information.
Conduct quality control to ensure accurate and high-quality work.
Modify, review and edit materials as required, in consultation with the relevant UN Women Moldova Communication team.
Prepare final media files for online distribution.
Carry out ad-hoc graphic design related work as instructed by the supervisor.
The consultant should:
Be equipped with all the necessary devices and software to perform the work.
Follow UN Women Branding Guidelines and Identity Standards as well as the EU Communication and Visibility tools and the EU-UN joint visibility guidelines.
Explore and propose ways to convey information through animated elements.
Visual messages should be positive and empowering and reflect the programme’s principle of partnership with women’s organizations and support to women from disadvantaged groups.
Materials should be designed in such a way that they can be updated and adjusted for future use (all colours, pantones, fonts, inserted bitmaps or any other used resource should be included in the design package; fonts should not be converted to outlines in order to follow further edits and adaptations in the future).
The designs of the materials should be consistent with UN Women Communications guidelines.
UN Women will hold non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity of all designed submissions and products.
Examples of deliverables:
Production of Graphic Images for Social Media Use
Production of GIFs
Adaptation of the corporate images/infographics/GIFs into local languages
Laying out of knowledge products (Reports, Briefs, Flyers, Factsheets, etc.) using the existing corporate inDesign templates
Laying out of knowledge products (Reports, Briefs, Flyers, Factsheets, brochures, etc.) without the provision of InDesign or other vector templates
Elaboration of designs for publications (Reports, Briefs, Flyers, Factsheets, brochures, certificates of participation, etc.)
Elaboration of designs for visibility materials (roll-ups, banners, photo walls, etc.)
Duration of assignment
From 8 November 2021 to 31 December 2022, on retainer basis. UN Women does not warrant the maximum number of the requested products, the service will be purchased during the term of the Agreement.
Home-based, with regular interaction through phone, e-mail and Skype with the UN Women Moldova team.
Payment will be done in separate installments upon delivery of services and certification by the Country Office no later than at the end of each quarter. In case the amount of work to be paid exceeds the equivalent of $500 during a month period, payment will be done within two weeks after the submission and approval of the delivery.
Graphic Designer’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Requirements for experience
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies.
Mature judgment and initiative;
Ability to think out-of-the-box;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Ability to work under pressure against strict deadlines;
Ability to present complex issues persuasively and simply;
Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
Displays cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, animation, communications and/or visual arts. A Technical degree in combination with relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the bachelor’s degree.
At least 3 years of professional experience in animation, graphic design and layout work.
Experience on development of communications materials on gender is an asset.
Working experience with UN and/or international organizations is an asset.
Proven creative skills in graphic design, visual and digital storytelling.
Proven creative skills and advanced command over a full range of graphic design software, including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign (mandatory), Photoshop, After Effects etc.
Solid understanding of printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing.
Proficiency in Romanian and Russian languages. Working knowledge of English will be an asset.