Graphic Designer

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Post Number : IEP/PA/150

Grade : G-7

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 23-FEB-2024

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Only candidates who are entitled to work in France may apply to this position.

Duration of contract: 1 year renewable with a six months probationary period. Extension of contract is subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance


As the only specialized organization with the mandate to support educational policy, planning and management, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) plays a unique role within the United Nations system. It supports ministries of education around the world and other key actors to plan and manage education systems through its programmes of training, technical assistance, policy research and knowledge sharing. This position is located in the Communications Cluster under the Knowledge Management and Mobilization team of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris and reports to the Head of the Communications Cluster.

Under the overall authority of the Director, and the direct supervision of the Head of the Communications Cluster, and within the framework of the Institute’s Medium-Term Strategy, the Graphic Designer will support the overall visual and audio communications of the institute, in order to ensure consistent quality standards and a strong visual identity for IIEP and provide specialized support the Institutes various projects.

Long Description


1. Provide graphic design and desktop publishing (DTP) support to the publications and communications units by producing templates, finalizing the layout of published materials (brochures, flyers, books), creating interactive PDFs, retouching photos, and creating digital design elements such as illustrations, social media graphics, and other digital graphics.

2. Adhere to the visual charter and support its implementation throughout IIEP, including the use of logo and UN accessibility standards.

3. Receive and process specialized printing requests (saddle-stitched brochures, flyers, reports, briefs, etc.) by preparing and printing documents using a Sharp MX-8090 digital press and finisher; Fiery and related hardware for the finalization of documents; as well as pre-press software and other printing technologies.

4. Provide support for audio and video productions, including video interviews, podcasts, livestreaming of events, and short films, including:

  • preparation and use of SLR equipment for multi-camera capture in different locations;
  • use and installation of specific lighting for video;
  • use of two microphones simultaneously;
  • editing on Premiere and After Effects software including video and audio corrections as well as green screen capture;
  • subtitling in both languages;
  • animation of text and/or creation of various visuals;
  • preparing and organizing live recordings with two cameras in two languages on Black Magic equipment to retransmit live video streams on streaming platforms;
  • audio capture via a digital recorder on different types of microphones and locations to have the best audio quality but also to edit the audio on a specific software to perform the necessary treatments and editing.

Long Description

5. Photograph official and unofficial events, including in various light conditions with or without flash, and process the photos.

6. Guide IIEP in its technological choices to remain competitive and maintain a digital watch in the following fields: Video, Audio, Photo, and Print.

7. Provide advice and overall support to IIEP colleagues in the areas of DTP/Video/Photo/Audio/Graphics.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)



  • Completed secondary, technical or vocational education including qualifications in graphic design or related field.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in graphic design in the field of international development and/or Education.
  • Experience in audio-visual production and specifically video editing.
  • Experience in producing and printing communications materials such as brochures and short booklets.

Long Description

Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize own work and to demonstrate initiative.
  • Team and service-oriented.
  • Autonomy, flexibility to adjust schedules and work priorities, emphasis on quality, efficiency, and results.
  • Ability to work within a multicultural team.
  • Ability to work in diverse and challenging environments and to meet deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge of key DTP and audio-visual software: e.g., Adobe, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Stager, Painter, Audition, Dimension, Premiere, After Effects, Acrobat, Suitcase, Camtasia, Quite Imposing, Bitwig, Blender.
  • Advanced knowledge of printing hardware and software, including Sharp MX-8090 digital press and finisher; Fiery.



  • Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language.

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 51 672 Euro €.

For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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