Graphic Designer, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Ethiopia

City: Addis Ababa

Office: UNDP Addis Ababa

Closing date: Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Job Identification : 6059

Locations : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posting Date : 09/27/2022, 09:15 AM

Apply Before : 10/12/2022, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NOA

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Practice Area : Management

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Africa

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree

Required Languages : Fluency oral and written English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

Job Description

* This position is open to Ethiopian nationals ONLY


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.

UNDP and the Government of Ethiopia signed a Standard Basic Assistance Agreement in February 1981 (see new country programme document).

The graphic designer will be part of UNDP Ethiopia’s Development Communication and Advocacy Hub (DCA Hub).

Position Purpose

The graphic designer will be working under the direct supervision of the DCA Hub team leader and will be responsible for transforming text-based information and communications materials into visual graphic design materials such as infographic, brochures, data visualization, multimedia etc. The graphic designer will also be responsible for proactively identifying design opportunities, and developing designs and layout for various communication, knowledge and visibility products both for online, print and audiovisual. The graphic designer will work closely with other members of the hub, programme and operation staff to produce graphic design of communication material in English and other local languages. He/she will also be expected to provide recommendations and introduce the best and most relevant visual design style and materials suitable for UNDP projects for various target audiences, liaising closely with programme and operations teams.

Key Duties and Accountabilities

Design communication products

Provide design, illustration and multimedia services for diverse knowledge products including publications, infographics, project leaflets, posters, briefs, e/newsletters, papers, PowerPoints, decks, annual report, online/offline event branding, social media materials in various multimedia mediums.

Proactively identify opportunities for translating programme work and outcomes into engaging illustrations/multimedia outputs.

Ensure quality and standards

Ensure adherence to corporate templates and standards, while exploring developments in design and audiovisual styles as well as resources available to strengthen engagement and visibility.

Strengthen knowledge management

Strengthen the country office knowledge management efforts through developing creative concepts for digital and print materials, ensuring consistency in branding as well as creating reader-friendly engaging products from reports.

Enhance visibility of country office engagements

Support the country office communication work handled by the Development Communication and Advocacy Hub, including media engagement and events to creatively enhance visibility opportunities for UNDP and partners.



Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design/multimedia, communication, architecture, fine arts, or related fields. specific qualifications, or technical studies in design or layout will be given due consideration.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

Minimum 2 years of experience in design and strong layout skills.

Very good creative skills and advanced command over a full range of graphic design software, including Adobe Suite/CC such as illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Premier or other video editing software.

Experience in development of statistics, charts, infographics, data visualization.

Proven experience of graphic production from start to published/printed products with knowledge of printing processes and colour management.

Experience in developing design related to women’s empowerment and gender equality will be an asset.

Previous work experience with the UN and other international organizations will be an asset.

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in oral and written in English.

Working knowledge of local language/s will be an asset.

Expected Demonstration of Competencies


Innovation - Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility LEVEL 1: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Communication Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

Risk management Ability to identify and organise action around mitigating and proactively managing risks

Partnerships Management Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders

Digital Awareness and Literacy Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technol

Working with Evidence and Data Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data

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