Posted Dec 31

Graphic Design Associate

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full Time

Graphic Design Associate

Job Description:

Position Information
Job Code Title: Graphic Design Associate
Agency: UNOCHA
Grade: GS-7
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Duration of Appointment: Initially for one year
Supervisor: Head of Information Management Unit
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing date for Application: 10 January 2017

II. Background
The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to i) alleviate human suffering and disasters in emergencies; ii) advocate for the rights of people in need; iii) promote preparedness and prevention; and iv) facilitate sustainable solutions.
As part of its operations, OCHA Ethiopia produces and delivers a number of information products and services including data coordination, databases and info graphics which inform the humanitarian community in their response to the humanitarian situation in the country.
OCHA is seeking a Graphic Design Associate to assist in the production and delivery of Information products and services. She/He will be part of the Information Management Unit (IMU) working in close relationship with other functional units.
III. Duties and Responsibilities
Under the technical supervision of the Head of the IMU, and overall direction of the Head of Office, the Graphic Design Associate will be responsible for the following duties:
Produce high quality Infographics
Develop standard Information Products with enhanced visual aids
Design outputs in line with OCHA global standards
Closely work with web colleague and contribute in content development
Support map design
Prepare graphs and charts required for reports
Design joint Government-Humanitarian Partners products/reports
Willingness to be flexible
Work closely with clients to identify their needs and advise on the information products and services the IMIJ can offer to enhance their work
Any other duties as may be requested by the OCHA Office

Job Requirements:

IV. UN Competencies
Knowledge of the use of information management in humanitarian response; ability to analyze and articulate the information management requirements of complex situations requiring a coordinated response between disparate actors; demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters).
Excellent communication and training (spoken and written) skills including the ability to convey complex information management concepts and recommendations to staff at all levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style that can be readily understood by non-information management practitioners.
Team work
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational objectives; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance With final group decision.
Client Orientation
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; designs solutions and bases recommendations on the principles of usability; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients' informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks, on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box". Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches
Technological awareness
Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology
V. Qualifications/ Experience
Education: Secondary education is required; university degree in Graphic Design or related field is desirable but not a requirement.
Experience: UN, NGO or financial institution experience 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Graphic Design is required
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
Excellent knowledge of Graphic Software (including adobe family)
Requirements: Fluency in English and language of the duty station is required

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should forward their applications (covering letter and CVs with copies of relevant documents (nonreturnable) and the names of three (3) referees to:
UN-OCHA Ethiopia
Administration and Finance Section
P.O. Box 60252
Addis Ababa
For electronic applications:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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