• National Graphic Design and Communications Expert Kyiv
  • UNIDO in Kyiv, , Ukraine
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  • 1 week ago

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​Requisition ID: 3886

Grade: SB4 - Local Professional (Junior & Mid Level)

Country: Ukraine

Duty Station: Kyiv

Category: National Consultant

Type of Job Posting: External Private Posting

Employment Type: NonStaff-Regular

Application deadline: 28 May 2024

Vacancy Announcement


Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible.


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development... (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Divisions/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development (TCS), headed by a Managing Director, oversees the Organization's development of capacities for industrial development as well as industrial policy advice, statistics and research activities and the Organization's normative contribution to Member States and global development community in achieving the SDGs. The Directorate also ensures the application of strategies and interventions for sustainable industrial development related to Environment, Energy, SMEs, Competitiveness and Job creation, as well as Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Through coordination in-house and with Member States and industry stakeholders, it ensures that the services provided in these areas contribute toward effective and appropriate technical, business and policy solutions and are focused on results and on realizing any potential for scaling up and positioning UNIDO as a leading platform for industrial development in developing countries and global fora.

The Division of Circular Economy and Environmental Protection (TCS/CEP) contributes to greener and more circular industries and products by minimizing both resource use along value chains and the emission of pollutants to the environment. The Division promotes just transitions to circular economies, reduced release of pollutants into the environment and other green industrial and economic approaches to help Member States to grow economically while simultaneously addressing the three planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. It does so by supporting resource efficiency increases in the manufacturing and use of products along value chains and during the life cycle of the product; by reducing or eliminating the emission of non-fuel-related greenhouse gas emissions; and by assisting in achieving the objectives of and compliance with multilateral environmental agreements. In doing so, its activities further improve competitiveness, as well as the development of and access to markets, particularly for SMEs. This contributes to climate-neutral, resilient, pollution-free industrial development, supporting co-existence that is in harmony with nature.

The Division acts as the focal point in UNIDO for various multilateral environmental agreements and multilateral co-operation in the field of the environment, including the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer; the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and emerging international, legally binding instruments such as the instrument to End Plastic Pollution; the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and other partnerships such as the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), the Partnership for Action for Green Economy (PAGE), the Green Industry Platform (GIP) and other relevant international initiatives and conventions. The Division coordinates its advisory and service delivery with the services offered by other technical departments, and other relevant organizational entities of UNIDO.

Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Unit

This position is located under the Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Unit (TCS/CEP/CER) which is responsible for supporting capacity development to scale up and mainstream the production of sustainable products and adoption of circular and resource-efficient cleaner patterns of consumption and production along value chains, circular economy policies, programmes and practices, including circular business models that improve the profitability of industries while creating social and environmental benefits. In addition, it promotes nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based approaches for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) that support the co-existence of industries in harmony with nature. In addition, it facilitates the design of sustainable products made with fewer materials, with greater durability, reliability, reparability, reusability and recyclability, and supports the deployment of new business models that improve environmental performance.


In the framework of the SECO-funded “Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP) in Developing and Transition Countries” currently implemented by UNIDO, the project “Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme – Ukraine: Country-level intervention” (GEIPP-Ukraine) will address eco-industrial park (EIP) development in Ukraine. Eco-Industrial Park development aims to embed industries in society through the creation of shared economic opportunities, improved ecosystems and innovative avenues for responsible business practices. Among their many benefits, eco-industrial parks promote resource efficiency and circular economy practices. In line with the GEIPP goal, the development objective of GEIPP-Ukraine is to demonstrate the viability and benefits of EIP approaches in scaling up resource productivity and improving the economic, environmental and social performances of businesses and thereby contributing to inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Private sector involvement will be encouraged in order to leverage investments and contribute to the inclusive and sustainable industrial development of Ukraine. The Project will deliver the expected results via two outcomes and their related outputs, as presented below:

Outcome 1: EIP is incentivized and mainstreamed in relevant policy and regulations leading to an increased role of EIP in environmental, industry and other relevant policies in Ukraine
• Output 1.1: Mapping of existing capacity of institutions and service providers on Eco-Industrial Parks development,
• Output 1.2. Strengthened national institutions relevant to EIP policy development and implementation
• Outcome 2: EIP opportunities identified, and implementation started, with environmental economic and social benefits achieved by enterprises confirmed
• Output 2.1: Benchmarking and in-depth analysis of potential candidate industrial parks for EIP interventions
• Output 2.2: Enhanced national capacity of service providers and of industrial parks and tenant SMEs to meet international standards and requirements for EIP
• Output 2.3. EIP requirements are implemented by park management and tenant SMEs.


Under the overall supervision of the UNIDO Project Manager and the Lead Expert and Project Coordinator in the HQ, and in close coordination with the National Project Coordinator, the National Graphic Design and Communication Expert will develop communication action plan and elaborate communication products such as graphics, merchandising, infographics, and documents for the GEIPP Ukraine. The main duties and deliverables are described below:
• Develop a comprehensive work plan to meet the project communication objectives and select the best products, methods, and processes ensuring timely dissemination of vital information to key stakeholders.
• Coordinate with the global component of the GEIPP by preparing and maintaining communication materials and documents.
• Prepare communication materials for media distribution and social media platforms, including newsletters, updates and project content.
• Lead the planning and execution of events, seminars, and conferences with the support of the project team.
• Coordinate the project website's operation and updates.
• Design visually engaging infographics to demonstrate project progress and outcomes to the stakeholders.
• Design PowerPoint presentations and communication materials (brochures and banners for events).
• Develop graphics tailored for the Project Steering Committee needs.
• Design digital invitations for various project related activities, events and workshops.
• Design project factsheets.
• Conceptualize and design social media posts, stories and publications across platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
• Design publications showcasing the results of the GEIPP Ukraine project implementation.



Advanced university degree in communications, international relations, graphic design, or other related disciplines is required.

Technical and Functional Experience:
• A minimum of three (3) years of practical experience in the field of graphic design and production of project communication products is required.
• Proficiency in writing and editing texts for publications and communication products is required.
• Experience in the production of infographics, social media posts, merchandising, and communication tools is required.
• Proficiency in Adobe Suite is required.


Fluency in written and spoken English and Ukrainian is required.


Core values:

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.

WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

Key competencies:

WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.

WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.

Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System. Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependents, under the procedures established by the Director General.

Visit the UNIDO website for details on how to apply: www.unido.org

NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.

Notice to applicants:

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