Creative Specialist (Graphic, Style and Branding)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1590
Date Posted:Apr 10, 2018
Reference:146
Closing Date:Apr 24, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About UN-Habitat:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992

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

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

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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.

Duties & 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.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

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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 Keywords:

Creative Specialist (Graphic, Style and Branding)
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