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Graphic design of Reports on urban-rural linkages
11. Sustainable cities and communities
6 – 10
UN-HABITAT POLICY, LEGISLATION, GOVERNANCE SECTION
UN-HABITAT POLICY, LEGISLATION AND GOVERNANCE SECTION (PLGS) The (Urban) Policy, Legislation and Governance Section (PLGS) is one of the five sections of the Urban Practices Branch of UN-Habitat. It plays a critical role in implementing the Agency’s Strategic Plan, flagship programmes, the relevant 2030 development agenda and the New Urban Agenda as it serves as the UN-Habitat focal point and global solutions center for Urban Policy, Legislation and Governance. The Section in collaboration with other parts of the agency both at Headquarters and in the field, works to support governments and partners in knowledge and tools development, capacity building, policy dialogue as well as advisory services focused on: Coordinating the Agency’s substantive, normative and operational work on Policy, Legislation and Governance; Developing, documenting and disseminating policy, legislation and governance norms, standards, tools, methodologies, regulatory frameworks, operating procedures and inspiring practices at all levels i.e. global, regional, national and sub-national; Designing tailored-made policy, legislation and governance solutions for cities, regions and metropolises, enhance the urban-rural continuum, with a view to reduce spatial inequality and poverty and also promote shared prosperity; Generating and maintaining knowledge and data (including Indexes and database) on Urban Policy, Legislation and Governance; Leading the testing/piloting of norms, standards, tools, methodologies, regulatory frameworks, through initiatives, programmes and projects on policy, legislation and governance; Providing technical assistance, quality assurance/control, policy advice and services on norms, standards, tools, methodologies and regulatory frameworks to internal and external partners including on design, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of operational program
The context of the assignment is the need to rapidly release the completed training manual and toolkit documents to enhance capacity building on urban-rural linkages. Urban-Rural Linkages touch on a broad variety of thematic areas ranging from urban and territorial planning, strengthening small and intermediate towns, from enabling spatial flows of people, products, services and information to fostering food security systems as well as touching mobility and migration, reducing the environmental impact in urban-rural convergences, developing legislation and governance structures and promoting inclusive financial investments among others. Fostering Partnerships – between urban and rural actors and areas at the local level is crucial for a transformative agenda. But also global partnerships for integrated territorial development are crucial for transforming towards sustainable and resilient societies. Through shared principles, these levels of transformation can be better aligned.
Art and Design
We are looking for two Online Volunteer/s who under the guidance of PLGS and in close collaboration with the communications team support us by producing graphic designs for 5 reports and 2 toolkits on the said subject. The design/layout should follow our corporate design guidelines which will be shared with the Online Volunteers in advance. The Online Volunteer/s will have the opportunity to build connections with the PLGS team at UN-Habitat and learn about the ways in which graphic design can support creating awareness on urban-rural linkages.
Candidates should have professional experience in graphic design with previous experience in designing document layouts, and must have in-depth knowledge of graphic design applications, as well as good verbal and written communication skills. A degree in graphic design or related field is considered an asset.
English, Level: Fluent, Desirable
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