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Creative Specialist (Graphic, Style and Branding)

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About UN-Habitat

Background:
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206.

By working at all levels and with relevant stakeholders and partners, the agency contributes to linking policy development and capacity-building activities with a view to promoting cohesive and mutually reinforcing social, economic, environmental and countries’ policies and programmes in human settlements in conformity with international practices and covenants.

UN-Habitat Afghanistan: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992 with funding support of USAID, Japanese and Australian Governments, EU, DFID, CIDA, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Kingdom of the Netherlands and several bilateral donors as well as the World Bank. During this period, its Programme expanded to include a wide range of human settlements initiatives, from small-scale neighbourhood level improvement schemes to community empowerment.

UN-Habitat has been assisting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan through a number of projects, both urban and rural, supported by different donors:

The Afghanistan Urban Peace building Program (AUPP): The Afghanistan Urban Peace building Program (AUPP) is a three-year program that concentrates on peace building by strengthening the delivery of urban safety services, improving local government responsiveness and accountability, and enhancing partnerships between government, communities and civil society. It is predicated on the vital linkage between state-society relations, local government capacity and basic service provision in strengthening safety and security.
AUPP targets eight of Afghanistan’s most strategic cities: Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Farah, Nili and Bamyan. It is implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Ministry of Interior and Kabul Municipality, with technical support from UN-Habitat. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands fund the program.

The Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Program (CCAP): is a Government Program that aims to provide basic services to all citizens of Afghanistan over the next 10 years. The Government will provide the resources and support to construct or rehabilitate infrastructure and provide the most important services – drinking water, health, education, electricity, water systems and roads. CCAP is a national program, implemented by Deputy Ministry for Municipalities (DMM), Kabul Municipality, and other municipalities financed through on-budget mechanisms. UN-Habitat Afghanistan will support and oversee the design and implementation of the urban component of the program; ‘Citizens’ Charter in Cities’.


Clean & Green Cities (CGC): The Clean and Green Cities (CGC), is funded by USAID and operates for two years (July 2016 to May 2018). The purpose of this Grant is to provide a basic labor stimulus and stabilization package for nine strategic Afghan cities. The overall objectives of the grant are to (1) improve state –society relations where urban citizens see municipalities delivering basic neighborhood services; (2) establish a cleaner, safer, and healthier urban environment and public spaces; (3) improve urban and household economies, especially for the most vulnerable households, including at risk youth; and (4) increase private sector confidence and investment. CGC will invest in labor intensive urban clean-up, repair, beautification, and basic solid-waste management activities. The expected impacts are: (i) improve well-being of citizens and urban environmental quality, (ii) increased trust between citizens and municipalities and strengthened government legitimacy, and (iii) augmented economic and labor stimulus to the poorest households which will have multiplier effects on the urban economy, (iv) Increased private sector confidence and investment for job creation.

Project for City Resilience (PCR): UN-Habitat will start the Project for City Resilience from April 2017 in cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan.
The programme will address disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience of Afghan cities at three interlinked levels - community, city and national. It will demonstrate how the post-2015 frameworks and agendas can be localized in a coherent and integrated manner, leading to safe, resilient and sustainable urban development in the country.
This two year programme is planned to will be implemented in the cities of Kabul and Mazar-i-sharif, funded by the Government of Japan.

Housing, Land and Property Task Force (HLP-TF): UN-Habitat chairs the National Housing, Land and Property Task Force (HLP-TF) together with UNHCR and NRC within the humanitarian coordination system in Afghanistan. The HLP-TF as a part of the Afghanistan Protection Cluster brings together humanitarian, development, human rights NGOs, UN agencies and government counterparts at national and regional levels working on HLP issues to facilitate a systematic approach to housing, land and property rights protection of displaced population, and other persons at risk of HLP rights violations- this includes landlessness and homeless persons.
The HLP-TF aims to achieve its objective by a) improving access to land, b) strengthening security of tenure and adequate housing c) addressing HLP disputes and strengthening access to civil documentation and d) ultimately the durable solutions of the displaced population.

City for All (CFA): UN-Habitat is supporting the Government to implement the City for All (CFA) programme in nine municipal authorities (Herat, Farah, Mazar, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Bamyan, Nili, Kunduz and Kabul), between 2016-2020 through two projects: Municipal Governance Support Programme (MGSP) funded by European Union, and Strengthening Municipal Nahias Programme (K-SMNP) funded by USAID. The two projects have the same overall objectives and follow a similar approach. They will henceforth be implemented concurrently under the umbrella CFA programme. The expected outcomes of the programme are:
(1) Strengthened municipal capacities and systems for urban planning, land management and municipal finance; (2) Improved municipal service delivery and strengthened social contract between citizens and municipal authorities; (3) Improved enabling environment for municipal governance, local economic development and service delivery.

Job Summary

Knowledge Management Unit (KMU): The overall objective of KMU is to strengthen UN-Habitat in terms of the quality based delivery of programmes, research, publications, and reports and to improve the current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impacts through UN-Habitat Result Based Management policy.
Sustainable Human Settlements in Urban Areas to Support Reintegration in Afghanistan (SHURA): The overarching intention of the programme is to provide a platform for returnees and protracted IDPs to reintegrate and become productive citizens of Afghanistan as quickly as possible. Integrating the lessons of the past decade of responses to displacement in Afghanistan, the program is based on the rapid identification and allocation of appropriate land to returnees and IDPs in proximity to livelihood opportunities as the foundation for self-reliance. Following the identification of sites, the settlement will be directed based on a comprehensive assessment of sites’ carrying capacity, economically, environmentally and socially. A rapid land allocation process based on collective, ‘permission to stay’ tenure arrangements will allow beneficiaries to occupy land with minimal delays and will form the basis for the subsequent allocation of land titles. Humanitarian assistance will be distributed in locations where returnees and IDPs have access to adequate opportunities to become self-reliant and long term tenure security. Permanent development interventions to improve access to basic services and shelter will be delivered in parallel with humanitarian assistance, augmenting self-reliance, avoiding the creation of dependent ‘camps’ and bridging the humanitarian/development ‘gap’. The SHURA programme thus seeks to provide a platform from which returnees and IDPs can be the driving force behind their own integration and development by becoming productive members of hosting areas

Job Details

Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 Reference: 146
Closing Date: 25 Apr 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

. This post is located in the Knowledge Management, Unit (KMU) UN-Habitat office in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The overall objective of the Creative Specialist (graphic, style and branding) is to portray UN-Habitat projects in Afghanistan accurately and effectively to a wide range of targets, including the Afghan people, the Afghan government, the United Nations and the donor community.

Under direct supervision of the Head of KMU and in close collaboration with the Creative Specialist (audiovisual and multimedia) and the Communication and Outreach Officers, the Creative Specialist (graphic, style and branding) will be responsible for the overall design and production of all visibility and audio-visual materials that effectively highlight the impact of programmes and projects of UN-Habitat Afghanistan.

The Creative Specialist will perform the following duties:

• Produce visual images and designs for UN-Habitat communication, design programme logos, brochures, pamphlets, banners, etc.
• Understand the purpose, strength, and outcomes of UN-Habitat activities to reflect their views in the products
• Take professional photographs of UN-Habitat activities for various communication tools
• Develop guidelines for UN-Habitat (especially provincial staff) for photographs and provide skills training
• Co-leads the production of advocacy materials including presentations and other visual materials;
• Work closely with KMU staff and programme teams in UN-Habitat Afghanistan for the production of communication tools and coordinate with regional communications officers in various provinces to gather information on UN-Habitat Afghanistan projects to draft related communications products;
• Support other KMU staff where necessary and perform other related duties, as required;
• Perform any other relevant duties and administrative work required by the team or assigned by the Head of KMU.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

. • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and technical skills as a creative specialist, designer, and photographer. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; Is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates the appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Qualifications

.• University degree (Bachelor degree or equivalent) in Graphic and/or audiovisual design, Communication, Journalism, or and arts field.
• Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in design, media, communication.
• Expert knowledge of Adobe CC (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier, AfterEffects) and advanced knowledge of MS Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
• Exceptional creativity and innovation and detail oriented personality
• Accuracy and exceptional attention to detail
• Advanced graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
• Understanding of latest design trends and online publications
• Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines
• Excellent collaborative verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to adapt and respond to challenges, deadlines, emergencies, and a rapidly changing work environment.
• Demonstrated strong organizational, time management, multitasking and prioritization skills
• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, fluency in Dari, Pashto and English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
• Good human relationships and communication skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.

. Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines
. Excellent collaborative verbal and written communication skills
. Exceptional attention to detail
. Ability to adapt and respond to challenges, deadlines, emergencies, and a rapidly changing work environment.
. Demonstrated strong organizational, time management, multitasking and prioritization skills
. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, fluency in Dari, Pashto and English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
. Good human relationships and communication skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Communication

Submission Guideline

Afghan Nationals meeting the essential qualifications of the position are invited to apply by submitting the following documents to:
• Letter of interest with clearly indicates the Re- Advertise VA number (2018-04-146) as subject of Email Request.
• Updated and signed UN Personal History Form P.11 for Individual Contractor (IC) attached to the VA

Failure to comply with the above requirements (not signed P11 forms and no indication of VA number as subject of request/email, will result in not considering the application.

Additional Considerations
• UN-HABITAT is committed to gender balance in all functions and at all levels. Female candidates are therefore especially encouraged to submit applications.
• Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
• Only short-listed candidates will be notified or contacted.

Submission Email

vacancies@unhabitat-afg.org

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