United Nations Hiring Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Design

Job Opening

Job Opening ID: 236891

Job Network : Economic, Social and Development

Job Family : Programme Management

Category and Level : Internship, I-1

Duty Station : NAIROBI

Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme

Date Posted : Jun 24, 2024

Deadline : Jul 8, 2024


Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

It is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UN Environment Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The intern will support the Economics of Nature Unit (TEN). TEN hosts The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB), and the sub-initiative termed TEEB for Agriculture and Food (TEEB Agri Food). TEEB Agri Food seeks to provide a comprehensive economic evaluation of the “eco-agri-food systems” complex and demonstrate that the economic environment in which farmers operate is distorted by significant externalities, both negative and positive, and a lack of awareness of dependency on natural, human and social capital.

The internship is in support of the Programme Coordination Project: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Across Sectors and Systems. The intern shall work under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer within the Economics of Nature Unit. The internship will be Nairobi based. The intern is starting on July 1st, 2024, and ending on December 31st, 2024, and will support the afore-mentioned efforts with the responsibilities described below. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background as well as the internship period.

Under the guidance of the Programme Officer of the TEN Unit, the intern will support the TEN Team in undertaking the following activities:

1. Designing communications materials such as brochures, presentations, factsheets, data visualization, infographics, and social media cards to support TEN’s communications & advocacy.

2. Redesigning and improving the project website.

3. Supporting staff in the Economics of Nature Unit and UNEP research partners working on the Programme Coordination Project: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Across Sectors and Systems with graphic design/web design/communications

4. Ensure visual consistency across all products.

5. Transforming text-based communications materials into visual graphic design materials such as infographics, animations, illustrations and others

6. Support the Biodiversity Plan and GBF communications work

7. Providing recommendations on relevant visual design style and materials suitable for different target audiences

8. Liaise with TEN Communications Specialist and UNEP Communications Division regarding any visual design work to ensure compliance with UNEP communications policies and branding guidelines.

Qualifications/special skills


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Expected duration

6 months

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Additional Information

Not available.

Intern Specific text

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.

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