Graphic Arts Assistant - United Nations, Switzerland, Deadline: May-14-2016

Posting Title:Graphic Arts Assistant
Job Code Title:GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT
Department/Office:UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
Duty Station:GENEVA
Posting Period:15 April 2016 - 14 May 2016
Job Opening Number:59307
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Special Notice
Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis. Passing the United Nations Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) or the Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Printing Section, Production and Support Service, Division of Conference Management.
Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Chief, Production Unit, and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Graphic Arts Sub-Unit, the incumbent will: 
- Take due account of visual identity, design, create and execute all products requested by the United Nations (posters, publications, brochures, digital files such as interactive PDFs, ePubs, web pages), in the six official languages of the Organization, using currently available IT hardware (PCs, printers, scanners) and professional Windows-based software such as Indesign CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Acrobat CC, Edge, Muse, HTML, CSS and Adobe DPS; 
- Analyse the technical specifications given in the job folder or in explicit oral instructions from the supervisor or client, and, in addition to aesthetic considerations, convey the client’s message in an appropriate manner; 
- Apply graphic arts communication and production methods as required by the assignment, displaying excellent knowledge of production processes; 
- Convert and import, using computer applications, all elements (text, images and tables) in electronic or other formats (EPS, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, Word, Excel, Acrobat) that need to be incorporated in the layout; 
- Use information provided by the client, create infographics and pictograms to help communicate complex information in a simple manner; 
- Find photographs and illustrations, in the image library or online, that will help to formulate and communicate the client’s objectives. 
- Ensure proper colour management when handling text or logos and when calibrating standard or digitized images, taking due account of the medium (paper, interactive PDF or ePub), the printing method (offset or digital) and the paper (matt or coated) to be used. 
- Provide the client with a visually pleasing model/proof. 
- Plan and organize the work, oversee execution of the plans and modify them if necessary; work independently and at times under pressure.
Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM
- Shows pride in work and in achievements. 
- Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of graphic design and/or graphic art. 
- Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. 
- Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. 
- Remains calm in stressful situations. 

COMMUNICATION
- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. 
- Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. 
- Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. 
- Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. 
- Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 

TEAMWORK
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. 
- Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. 
- Places team agenda before personal agenda. 
- Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. 
- Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. 

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS
- Keeps abreast of available technology. 
- Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. 
- Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. 
- Shows willingness to learn new technology.
Education
Secondary studies or equivalent. Specialized training in Graphic Arts supplemented by a diploma or certificate is desirable.
Work Experience
At least five years’ experience in the area of graphic design and/or graphic art, of which preferably one year in the United Nations. Experience in the production of digital publications is required. Experience in multi media communications is desirable.
Languages
Fluency in French or English and knowledge of the other language is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language is an asset.
Assessment
Competency-based interview. A written test may be conducted.
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