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Intern – Graphic Design, UNDP​/ CADRI

Job in Geneva - Switzerland
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Company: OpenIGO
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-07-19
Job specializations:
  • Design/Multimedia
    Graphic Design, Design Internship, Photoshop, Technical Designer
  • Creative Arts/Media
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Intern – Graphic Design, UNDP/ CADRI Partnership - Geneva

Duties and Responsibilities

The CADRI Partnership seeks to recruit an intern to support the implementation of the CADRI Communication Strategy with a special focus on the design and layout of CADRI communications and knowledge products. The intern will perform the following duties:

  • Contribute to the finalization and application of the CADRI Partnership graphical chart guidelines;

  • Create and/ or apply consistently the graphical design of external communications and knowledge products as outlined in the previous section, including:

    Flyers, brochures, publications, etc.;

    Design and edit short videos (interviews, country work);

    Capacity assessment and planning outputs (i.e. reports, plans, summaries, briefing documents).

  • Create and/ or apply consistently the graphical design of internal communications and knowledge products, including:

    Generic PPT presentations;

    Templates for official letters, emails, donor proposals, terms of reference, meeting minutes, talking points/ briefs for senior management, etc.;

    Communication strategies/ guidance for events.

  • Contribute to the design and update of the CADRI website working closely with the website maintenance company:

    Update pages with new materials developed;

    Design interactive maps;

    Design interactive and appealing headers, graphics and other visual elements;

    Develop graphics and visual elements for the revised CADRI capacity and planning tool.

  • Competencies

  • Ability to summarize a large amount of information for a public audience;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;

  • Effective communication skills with staff at all levels and external partners;

  • Initiative taking;

  • Strong organization skills;

  • Great attention to detail and proven experience in proof reading;

  • Ability to work well in a team;

  • Client orientation;

  • Demonstration of cultural sensitivity and appreciation for different cultures and practices;

  • Sound computer skills and experience using web-based applications, social media and content management systems;

  • Proficient knowledge and experience using the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Bridge, Acrobat, Illustrator, Flash, Avid, Final Cut Pro and other graphic design software;

  • Knowledge of Word Press and the MS Office suite.
  • Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrolled in a master’s programme or equivalent in the area of Communication with a specialization in Graphic Design, or related field.

  • Language:

  • Proficiency in English in both writing and speaking;
  • Competence:

  • Proficient, proven use of graphical design software such as the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Institutional arrangements:

    The intern will be part of the CADRI Secretariat based in Geneva. S/he will work full time under the direct supervision of the CADRI Coordinator and in collaboration with the members of the CADRI Secretariat. The intern will perform his/ her tasks from the CADRI Secretariat office; no travel is foreseen for the assignment.

    Conditions of the internship:

  • Interns are not considered staff members of UNDP and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;

  • Interns are not entitled to financial support (salary or any other compensation) from UNDP;

  • Interns are not covered by UNDP for medical, health or life insurance and have to have their own international medical and life insurance;

  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. Candidates are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed, to any post for a period of three months following the end of the internship;

  • The normal duration of an internship is from six weeks to 6 months (which is the maximum duration);

  • The intern needs to be enrolled as a graduate or final year Bachelor’s student throughout the duration of the internship or be within one year of graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme;

  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing;

  • For more information about the application process and UNDP’s internship terms and conditions, visit:
  • Application process:

    Please submit your application by the deadline enclosing the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • Letter of motivation;

  • Proof of a design product developed (e.g. newsletter, brochure, flyer, report, blog, website, etc.)
  • Selected candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Letter confirming University enrolment;

  • Letter of endorsement from the University, or proof of (Master’s programme) graduation if within less than one year;

  • Scanned copy of passport and scanned copy of visa, in case a visa is required;

  • Documentation of health insurance coverage for duration of internship;

  • Medical Certificate of Good Health from a recognized physician.
  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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