Visual Communication Consultant

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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Communications and Advocacy section at UN Women Headquarters in New York seeks to enlist the services of a Graphic Design Consultant to support the production of visual assets, primarily for use on UN Women’s global social media channels.

The consultant will be reporting to the Social Media Specialist, and will be supported by the Administrative Assistant, who will be the point of contact on the contract and payment issues.

Description of Responsibilities /Scope of Work

Under the supervision of the Social Media Specialist, the Visual Communication Consultant will be responsible for:

Social Media Visual Communication (70 %)

  • Provide social media -first graphic design (e.g GIFs, infographics, illustrations, photo collages, quote cards, illustrated explainers) that are tailored to UN Women social media accounts (X, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook). The designs should accurately reflect UN Women’s mandate and brand identity as well as those of special projects and initiatives.
  • Develop social media asset templates from scratch for use on all UN Women social media channels including at regional and country level. Make templates available on Canva for localization.
  • Work closely with the in-house photo editor and UN Women communications colleagues across the world to identify strong photos for use on social media. Edit and resize images and prepare quote cards and creative visuals that are tailored for UN Women corporate social media platforms.
  • Work with the in-house social media video producer to guide and support the incorporation of graphic elements into social media videos and to ensure consistent expression of UN Women’s brand identity on social media videos.
  • Develop infographics, data cards, illustrated explainers, and other forms of data visualization and social media optimized knowledge products in liaison with data, policy and programme colleagues across the organization.
  • Update and organise UN Women’s public Trello board for distribution of UN Women’s global social media content and packages.
  • Follow design trends on social media and experiment with new approaches to keep UN Women’s social media visually interesting and engaging.

Editorial design (30 %)

  • Provide illustrations and layout design for high-priority organizational communication products.
  • Provide branding guidance on different design products.
  • Create templates for print design.
  • Update and edit products and designs.

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

This is an office-based consultancy.

Competencies :

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework:

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to create products with the professional use of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Premiere and After Effects. In-depth familiarity with creating Canva templates.
  • Ability to generate and implement creative and innovative digital design ideas.
  • Ability to develop high-impact digital illustrations, visuals, GIFs and stickers global social media use.
  • Knowledge of the latest visual design standards and trends.
  • Excellent time management, forward planning, and prioritization skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a global communication team.
  • Familiarity with image licensing and rights is considered an asset.


  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in a communication role with a focus on visual communication; preferably with previous experience of working on issues related to social justice, women’s empowerment, and human rights.
  • Experience in creating design artwork for large scale global social media channels required.

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in one of the following or related fields: Media/Graphic Design, Communication Design, Design Management, Graphic or Visual Communication, Communication or External Relations
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Fluency in English is required.

Statements :

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Diversity and inclusion:

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

New York, United States
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