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Digital and Visual Designer, Home Based

Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services

Country: Home-based

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Partner UNOCHA

Job categories IT

Vacancy code VA/2017/B5004/13224

Level ICS-8

Department:/office ECR, NYSC, UNDG portfolio

Duty station Home based

Contract type International ICA

Contract level IICA-1

Duration 65 working days

Application period 05-Oct-2017 to 12-Oct-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Background Information - Job-specific

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is seeking a web designer with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) experience to help us improve OCHA’s corporate web presence across the organization and design a new suite of sites - country, regional and thematic - in line with OCHA’s new corporate website.

Functional Responsibilities


Design (HTML, CSS) a new suite of websites for OCHA’s country and regional offices in line with OCHA’s new look and feel and support the web development.

Work closely with the web developer to support the creation of a new suite of APIs to pull real-time data from OCHA’s core financial databases and document repositories - ReliefWeb, OCT, FTS, GMS - and make it visually appealing and easy to use.

Design (HTML, CSS) a number of new corporate microsites - starting with OCHA’s Global Humanitarian Overview launch and the 2017 Data and Trends report.

Re-structure and re-organize the CSS file/files in a way that it easy to update in the future.

Prepare technical documentation for the use and update of the CSS file/files.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


A Bachelor’s degree in web design, graphic design, digital art, computer science, information technology or other related fields is required.


A minimum of two (2) years of experience in web and visual design, including hands-on experience with CSS required;
Good knowledge of user experience design, usability and responsive design;
Solid understanding of up-to-date HTML 5 and CSS3;
Proven experience in advising on digital design and best practices is required;
Basic knowledge in JS, jQuery and Highcharts;

Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Fluency in Spanish is desirable.


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same.

Upholds organizational and ethical norms.

Maintains high standards of trustworthiness.

Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.

For people managers only

Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International ICA

Contract level: IICA-1/ICSC-8

Contract duration: 65 working days with possibility of extension

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link


Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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.

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