Graphic Designer

  • Added Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
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The Strategic Planning and Policy (SPP) Unit contributes to attainment of the strategic agenda of the Universal healthcoverage/Communicable and non-communicable diseases (UHC/UCN) cluster in the WHO African region, that is, to reduce disease burden by guiding disease control agenda setting in Africa, and using analytics to inform strategic investments and tailored interventions for disease control, thus contributing through its country support investments to 3 disease control outcomes at country-level: improved disease programme governance; improved interventions coverage; and improved services quality. Investments towards these outcomes are guided by comprehensive and whole of society approach, as well as integrated people-centred approach to disease control. The comprehensive and whole of society approachentail investments around: (a) coherent implementation of triple response -technical response: implementing diseases specific normative guidance, promoting intervention mixes and deploying medical commodities; health systems response: building capacities of district service delivery systems in disease mapping and stratification, interventions tailoring, and sector/subsector planning; and multi-sectoral response: addressing socio-economic and environmental determinants of diseases through mobilizing non-health sectors,communities and stakeholders; (b) disease control partnership of public and private sectors, health and non-health sectors; and (c) community involvement in targeted high-risk communities, focused on managing determinants of diseases, health services demand creation and accountability bylocal health stewards. The integrated and people centred approach todisease control involves investments around: (a) integrated guidance on diseasecontrol for each health service delivery platform, a move away from stand-alone disease specific guidance; and (b) integrated and efficient disease control investments in strengthening the capacity of appropriate health services delivery platforms through deployment of appropriate technologies and analyticsto guide stratification of disease risks across population groups in order todevelop and deploy comprehensive packages of interventions appropriate for each population group and health service delivery platform, as well as monitor population access, coverage and impact to leave no one behind. Specifically, the UCN cluster, including the SPPunit, provides regional strategic leadership towards enhanced disease control investment efficiency, equity and impact with focus on the following objectives: (i) leadership in coordination, partnerships and resource mobilization fordisease control; (ii) generation of analytics-driven strategic information to set disease control agendas and guide investments; (iii) development of WHO disease controltechnical products, services, and tools; and (iv) facilitation of country support - technical assistance and institutional capacity building -towards improved program governance, improved interventions coverage,and improved interventions quality.


Apply knowledge of process and branding to successfully execute and complete various types of UCN/SPP materials (offline web pages, online event information and booking pages, brochures, catalogs, training documents, newsletters, factsheets, PowerPoint presentations, briefs and any other business development materials) -Set up norms and procedures of graphic design to be applied to any UCN documents.Coordinate layout, design and revisions of documents from programmes across the UCN cluster. Collaborate with the Regional Office communication unit on design andformatting of presentations/documents in a variety of formats and across avariety of media. Maintain archive of presentations, flyers, country and regional profiles, including standard file structures, sharing of best products, knowledge and expertiseDevelop and maintain a roster of graphic designers across the region, who can be deployed to support WHO Country Offices and Member States. Contribute to building capacity in graphic design in WHO Country Offices.Explore and propose innovative approaches to convey data and narratives from reports.Support the development of communication products such as leaflets, booklets, brochures, posters etc. Liaise and follow up with RO-TIP for printing and processing of final documents when required.Perform any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.



Essential: University Degree in graphic design or related field.
Desirable: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international non governmental organization.



Essential: At least two years of working experience in graphic design including at least 3 years with an international organization, preferably UN or other similar organizations. Demonstrated expertise in professional formatting of official documents using graphic design software (Adobe CS and others).
Desirable: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international non governmental organization.



A portfolio of documents such as pdfs, PowerPoint presentations, pamphlets, display boards etc.Strong PowerPoint skills essential Must be familiar with software such as Adobe In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop etcโ€ฆMust have extensive experience of web site design and graphic maintenance.


WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Producing results


Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.



WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 49,254 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2241 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.





This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. A written test may be used as a form of screening. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply. For information on WHO's operations please visit: WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice. WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged. *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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