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Graphic Illustrator At UN Women – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldICT / Computer 

Duties And Responsibilities
UN Women ESARO seeks to hire a professional graphic illustrator/ artist to support in producing various visual communications products related to ending violence against women.
The consultant will be reporting to the Policy Specialist for Ending Violence against Women and will be supported by the Programme Coordinator for ACT and Programme Analyst for EVAW, who will be the point of contact on the contract and payment issues. The consultant is responsible for the following:

  • Working closely with UN Women EVAW team to conceptualize and develop illustrations, graphics and infographics and layout as posters, report images, etc;
  • Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, electronic, web-based and ideally, animated products;
  • Design and lay-out of illustrations, graphics for various applications such as brochures, reports and other programme communications products for electronic distribution:
  • Translate data and narrative text into graphic elements – illustrations and infographics;
  • Layout and design information and communication materials (banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, calendars, bulletins, social media cards);
  • Provide graphic recording services (live) for online/virtual meetings or develop graphics based on audio-video recordings from virtual meetings.
  • Illustrator/artist should work at his/her place (home-based) and should have all the necessary equipment and software for producing illustrations/designs/layouts.

The consultant will be engaged under a 1-year retainer contract, which facilitates direct engagement of the consultant depending on the need and availability within the contract period for a pre-agreed fee. Examples of possible deliverables include, but not limited to:

  • Graphics and illustrations for translating workshop narrative text and key messages into visual formats
  • Graphics and illustrations from virtual meetings
  • Layout of visuals and illustrations into posters, for products such as banners, merchandise (t-shirts, mouse pads, canvas tote bags, etc.)

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel
This is a home-based consultancy, and no travel will be required.
Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example


  • Demonstrated ability and experience in various aspects of design, including illustrations and infographics;
  • Excellent skills and experience with design programmes such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Avid, Final Cut Pro and other graphic design software;
  • Proven experience in developing illustrations and visual representation from start to a published product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and color management.
  • Demonstrated abilities and track record designing communications materials on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Experience with animation and graphic recording would be an advantage

Required Skills And Experience
Education and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one or more of the following disciplines: visual arts and/or communications related fields; social sciences, and/or international development;


  • At least five years of experience as an illustrator or graphic artist/designer;
  • Proven experience in visual arts, illustration, infographics, data visualization, animation and digital design
  • Strong practical background in visual arts, illustration, graphic or information design and data visualization;
  • Working experience in international development, women’s rights organizations and/or other UN agencies is an asset
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong drive for results and capacity to work independently.
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills;


  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of French or any other UN official language is an asset.



Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN Women on to apply

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