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Procurement Process :EOI - Expression of interest
Office :UNDP Bureau for Development Policy - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :07-Dec-12
Posted on :03-Dec-12
Reference Number :10322
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Terms of Reference - Designer
Overview :


UNDP is the global development network of the United Nations, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. In December 2001, the UN Secretary General requested that the UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group act as campaign manager and scorekeeper for the MDGs within the United Nations System.

As we have now passed the mid-point between the adoption of the Goals and the target date of 2015, the MDGs remain achievable but increasingly require a deeper insight of the problems, solutions, and collective efforts and resources needed to accelerate progress, particularly in the context of multiple crises.

2013 marks the year for a comprehensive review of progress and trends on the MDGs including the discussion of a new development agenda beyond 2015. The Secretary-General is expected to submit a comprehensive 2013 global report on the implementation of the MDGs with concrete recommendations for action to ensure that the MDGs are achieved by their target date. The 2013 MDG Review process promises to be an important opportunity to galvanize actions and the efforts needed over the final 2 years and make unprecedented progress on meeting the MDGs by the 2015 target date.

UNDP has already begun preparing and working on the 2013 Review. UNDP, for instance, is working to: 

  • Build and engage a global coalition (UN, BWI, governments, CSO, private foundations) leading up to the 2013 MDG Review Summit by organizing a Global MDG Conference;
  • Ensure that the 2013 Review provides deeper insight as to why some countries are making progress on some MDGs and why some are lagging behind against each goal, and thus what is working and what is not;
  • Ensure that the 2013 Review is forward looking beyond 2015, while being deeply cognizant that accelerated efforts and collective renewed action are required to meet the MDGs by 2015;
  •  Generate and implement a public advocacy campaign at the country, regional and global levels that serves to rally the international community around accelerating progress on the MDGs;
  •  Provide a coherent policy voice and influence regional processes to ensure strategic re-positioning and consistency with recent global developments.  









These activities build on UNDP’s current efforts to: 1) improve the effectiveness and focus of its MDG support work at country level through the MDG Acceleration Framework; 2) enhance statistical literacy and improve data quality through the production of MDG Country Reports; and 3) mobilize global partnerships to accelerate MDG efforts and to develop a new development agenda framework beyond 2015.

 Duties and Responsibilities 

Under the guidance and supervision of the MDG Support Team, the consultant designer will be responsible for the development of innovative and informative publications and advocacy material to be used during the Global MDG Conference, and the 2013 Review process such as: 

  • Posters for the MDG Expo to be held during the Global MDG Conference in end of February 2013; Preparation of MDG Acceleration Framework Country Reports in the three languages: English, French and Spanish; 
  • Support to the preparation/design and lay-out of MDG National Reports, as per demand;
  • Preparation of the Global MDG Acceleration Report, including creation of the design for the cover, pictures and graphs;
  • Preparation of one-pagers for the 2013 MDG Review Summit; and
  • Responsible for liaising with the printers to ensure that the printing of publications is successful.









  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage competing priorities and perform well under pressure
  • Excellent inter-personal skills to build and sustain relationships with key constituents
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and competency in basic editing and proofreading skills; must be detail oriented and organized
  • Uses information and internet technology applications effectively as a tool and resource

Required Skills and Experience


  • University degree with a combination of relevant work experience
  • 4 years relevant experience, in an international agency, bilateral donor, civil society organization or research think tank
  • Prior experience with UN/UNDP in the development of knowledge products would be an asset, with a proven number of publications developed (as part of his/her portfolio)
  • Knowledge of UNDP Publication and Communication Guidelines
  • Proficiency in working with Adobe Indesign CS6 and relevant design softwares
  • Ability to work with the design of publication in English, Spanish and French
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and compellingly in English; Proficiency in another  UN language (French, Spanish) is a plus
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office in particular) 



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2. Please provide a link to your portfolio available online or most recent publications/knowledge products worked on.