• Knowledge Product Designer Job at UNDP

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016 Deadline: 19 November, 2016
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  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It provides expert advice, training, and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

    Knowledge Product Designer

     

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The International Consultant will be home-based, and work in close collaboration with the JS staff members and consultants.

    Design Of The Second Version Of The Compendium On Good And Innovative Practices With The Following Output

    • The expected outputs and deliverables are outlined in the below table:
    • Design of an online component/web-based interface of the Compendium
    • Design of the Resilience Toolkit

    Competencies

    Corporate Competencies

    • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the United Nations;
    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

    Functional Competencies

    • Strong practical background in graphic design, including the knowledge of design software;
    • Show a clear and mature style of design with an understanding to implement in an official UN setting;
    • Proven experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes and colour management;
    • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies;
    • Knowledge of standard software packages;
    • Working experience in a development or humanitarian environment is required;
    • Ability to work independently and with limited guidance;
    • Capable of working in a high pressure work environment with frequent urgent deadlines;
    • Ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
    • High level logical and methodical organizational skills.

    Management And Leadership

    • Focuses on impact and result for the client;
    • Interacts effectively with all levels of the organization;
    • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
    • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
    • Demonstrates exceptional ability to remain calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure and tight deadlines;
    • Demonstrates openness to change;
    • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.

    Required Skills And Experience

    Master’s Degree in one of the following fields:

    • Graphic Design;
    • Media and communication;
    • Fine Arts;
    • A related field.

    Professional Experience

    • More than 10 years of continued professional experience in working with communication media, and specific experience in Graphic Design, in countries in transition;
    • Previous professional experience in the region and/or with UN;
    • Proven experience in designing layouts for knowledge product in the development and/or humanitarian field.
    • An understanding of early resilience, recovery, governance and conflict prevention work, including programmatic synergies between them;
    • Knowledge and practical experience of implementing innovation initiatives in crisis contexts, with international/UN agencies or government institutions.

    Language Skills

    • Fluency in English, Arabic an asset;
    • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

    Un Experience

    Previous experience with UN is a strong asset.

    DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

    Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered.

    • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
    • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
    • Brief description of why you consider yourself as the most suitable for the assignment.
    • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per the table given in section D. template provided.

      All necessary information including: Complete Procurement Notice, The Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement http://procurement-notices.undp.org/

      Interested candidate should apply to Proc.contract.rscjo@undp.org : not later than 19th of November 2016 submitting the above listed documents.

      FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
    Interested candidates should provide a lump sum for the delivery of the requested services with detailed breakdown (consultancy fees, travel, living allowances, etc. if requested).

    EVALUATION

    Individual Consultants Will Be Evaluated Based On The Following Methodologies

    Step I: Screening and desk review:

    Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

    Applications Will Be First Screened And Only Candidates Meeting The Following Minimum Criteria Will Progress To The Pool For Shortlisting
    • Master’s Degree in Graphic Design; Media and communication; Fine Arts; or a related field;
    • Fluency in English;
    • Mandatory submission of CV or UNDP Personal History form (P11);
    • Brief description of why he/she considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
    • Competences and qualifications based on the UNDP P11 form submitted by each candidate.
    Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria.

    Evaluation Of Candidates (max 100 Points)
    • Master’s Degree in a related field; - 10%
    • More than 10 years of continued professional experience in working with communication media, and specific experience in Graphic Design, in countries in transition; - 20%
    • Previous professional experience in the region and/or with UN - 10%
    • Proven experience in designing layouts for knowledge product in the development and/or humanitarian field. - 20%
    • An understanding of early resilience, recovery, governance and conflict prevention work, including programmatic synergies between them; - 20%
    • Knowledge and practical experience of implementing innovation initiatives in crisis contexts, with international/UN agencies or government institutions. - 20%
    Step II: Final evaluation

    The Final Evaluation Will Combine The Scores Of The Desk Review And The Financial Proposal With The Following Weights Assigned To Each
    • Shortlisting: 70%;
    • Financial proposal: 30%

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UNDP career website on jobs.undp.org to apply

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