Editor, Proofreader /Graphic Designer

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Result of Service The consultant is expected to produce: - Proofread, edited, designed, and approved UN Country Team Retreat 2022 Report by end of the contract •Up to 5 social media communications products associated with UN Country Team Retreat Report and a communication brochure of the report.

Work Location Port-Louis

Expected duration One month .

Duties and Responsibilities Background

From the 18th-20th May 2022, UN Country Team (UNCT) for Mauritius and Seychelles held their first in-person retreat. The overall objective of the retreat was to bring together UN family members and UN partners to strengthen partnerships and identify opportunities for a new collaboration. This was a chance for shared learning and for enhancing UNCT’s collective engagement to support both nations beyond recovery towards sustainable development. The UN Country Team Retreat Report showcases the planning, discussions, and next steps identified during the UNCT Retreat by the Resident Coordinator and UNCT members to contribute to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its primary audience rests at the country level and will be shared with and presented to the national Governments, UNCT members, and other development stakeholders at the country level. It will also be shared widely with the public as a communication material for advocacy to showcase the value of the UN reform. The 2022 UNCT retreat is unique in that it allowed the UNCT to engage with the Government of Seychelles at the highest level including the President of Seychelles His Excellency Wavel Ramkalawan and cabinet ministers plus other senior government leaders of various institutions.

The United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UNRCO) is seeking the services of Consultant to deliver editing /proofreading & graphic design services to enhance the quality, layout, and readability of an important communication document – United Nations Country Team Retreat 2022 Report for Mauritius and Seychelles in print and electronic versions. The consultant will report to the RCO team leader and will work closely with the UNRCO Communication Officer. Under the overall guidance of RC. The consultant is responsible for ensuring the product is in full compliance with UNDCO branding and style guide.

Specific duties : - Edit, proofread, design, layout and format the report for print and website - taking into account UNDCO branding guidelines, and branding requirements of other donors/partners, as needed - Design and create associated social media visuals and cards to be used to support and promote the publication of the report including a brochure. - Ensure that the final output(s) for the communication product will be the final web-ready and print-ready version and collaborate in ensuring smooth printing processes.

For each agreed communication product assigned the contractor will: - Design and layout the assigned communication product - Submit the preliminary layouts for discussion with UNRCO - Revise the selected layout as discussed with UNRCO - Submit a draft to UNRCO for preview (up to 3 rounds of corrections to be covered for each output under the agreement) - Ensure all corrections have been inserted - Make final corrections to the electronic file - Obtain a final sign off from UNRCO before submitting electronic files to the printer. - Prepare the electronic files for the printer. - Create PDF from final electronic file for UNRCO Web posting.

Qualifications/special skills Competency: •Integrity and confidentiality •Professionalism •Communication •Creativity Skills: •Strong graphic design skills •Excellent organizational skills •Strong communication, time management, and organization skills •Must be self-motivated, demonstrate grace under pressure and possess the ability to work well independently as well as within a team •Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work with diverse people •Ability to be flexible and respond to changes as part of the review and feedback process; •Participate effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others; Academic Qualifications: An advanced University degree ( Masters or equivalent) in n communications, journalism, international relations, fine arts, or related fields is required. Experience: A Minimum of 10 years professional relevant experience in graphic design, in communications for development organisations, including experience in the preparation of publications, infographics, etc. Strong portfolio of work showcasing editing, proofreading and design skills, including typography, layout, color theory, etc. Experience in illustrations and other wide variety of products related to the field of work Experience in working with different types of design software. It is desirable that the candidate should hold a license for all the software being used and has access to functional hardware to deliver on the tasks to be allocated. Experience in sourcing photos Previous work experience with the UN System on communications is desirable. Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required .

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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