Associate Officer Graphic Design, P2 (TA), Geneva or home-based

Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 3 Sep 2021

Terms of Reference
Temporary Appointment
P2 - Associate Officer Graphic Design
Global Mobility and Infrastructure Service/ DFAM

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a TA full-time position within the Greening & Sustainability Project in our Global Mobility and Infrastructure (GMIS) Section.

UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.

  • Title: Associate Officer Graphic Design – International Communication
  • Duty Station: Geneva or Home based
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Contract Type: TA
  • Start date: 01 October 2021

Organizational context

The position is located in the Global Mobility and Infrastructure Service (GMIS) within the Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM). DFAM contributes to safeguarding the financial resources entrusted to UNHCR by maintaining and improving the financial and admin. systems, policies and procedures and promoting cost-effective and transparent use of these resources. In the context of the Regionalization, decentralization and further HQ realignment, the Global Mobility and Infrastructure Service was recently created by merging sections previously located in different divisions. DFAM is hence hosting new functions.

DFAM is looking for a Temporary Appointment based in Geneva in order to support GMIS with its communication relating to the establishment of the new service and relating to various key projects. The Associate Officer Graphic Design will focus mainly on supporting DFAM communication strategy, producing DFAM/GMIS messaging and boosting internal communication.

The position

Under the supervision of the Chief of GMIS, the Associate Officer Graphic Design will work directly with GMIS staff and liaise closely with colleagues across the division to help promote and disseminate information of key significance to the advancement of the overall goals and objectives to the Division in a creative, engaging and strategic way.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of DFAM/GMIS internal communication strategy to meet DFAM communication objectives, aligned with the Global Internal Communications Strategy and UNHCR Brand guidelines.
  • Liaise with DFAM sections and units on graphic design needs (presentations, newsletters, factsheets, dashboards, templates, briefs and any other business development material), submit high quality, original design concepts for consideration, incorporate comments from stakeholders and submit proposed final design.

  • Help to revamp the DFAM intranet pages for GMIS in order to adjust to the recent changes: produce new content/revamp old content and design it in a manner that is interesting and appealing to the target audience.

  • Participate in discussions on GMIS projects for developing the DFAM/GMIS communication.

  • Support the supervisor in ensuring content created reaches maximum impact by developing strategies for boosting the visibility of the content (design communication, presentation)

  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

  • Academic qualifications: Advance university degree in graphic design, digital media or related fields,.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience with design software and technologies (portfolio of similar works done to be provided), demonstrated experience in visual messaging and informational graphic, a creative mindset and the ability to work well under pressure, handling tight deadlines
  • Language: Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.


The successful candidate will be based in Geneva, Switzerland or home based.


The Temporary Appointment is for six months and the expected start date is 01 October 2021. It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week).

Supervisor of the Associate Officer Graphic Design: Senior Business Analyst, GMIS, DFAM

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply on the UNHCR career page at - by clicking on the Vacancies tab and entering job ID 27485.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for this TA advertisement is Friday 3 September 2021 (midnight Geneva time).

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