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 I.  Position Information
Job Title: Graphic Designer (Roster)  

Institute/Office: UNU-Macau

Reports to: Communications and External Relations Officer – Team Lead

Contract & Grade: Consultant Contract (CTC)

Duty Station:  UNU-Macau  



 II. Organizational Context 
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in policy-oriented research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.


For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on human survival, conflict prevention, sustainable development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 12 countries, UNU’s work spans the 17 Sustainable Development Goals’ full breadth, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe. For more information, please visit .


UNU Institute in Macau (UNU Macau) is one of 14 research and training Institutes that comprise the think tanks in the UNU system.  UNU Macau is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and sustainable development. The Institute conducts policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing pressing challenges expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and the latest technologies. Through its research, the UNU Institute in Macau encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


One of the Institute’s mission is to nurture the next generation of interdisciplinary computing, information and social scientists, and engineers to be leaders in the field of ICT for development. To this end, the institute seeks to build a team of experts to help deliver the institute’s mission and work plan. The Institute’s research tends to be more applied, and strives for policy impact in the UN system, at international, regional and national levels.


The UNU Institute in Macau is situated in the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and it is the only UN entity in the city. Macau is one of the most dynamic regions in Asia, where technological innovations have become an integral part in driving social and economic change. Macau is part of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), that hosts many private sector companies and technological giants that are just a short distance away. Its proximity to China, Hong Kong SAR and other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximize the impact of their work.


 III. Responsibilities 
Due to the rising needs for design and visual works for the Institute, UNU Macau is looking at setting up a design roster, so that when there is a request for services, pre-selected agencies/individuals on the roster will be able to quote for a job. UNU Macau will then contact relevant individual(s) with the Terms of Reference, location, and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability. 

Successful candidates in this pre-selection will be notified by email, and will be included in the UNU Macau Design Roster for a period of one year.

Under the supervision of the Communication and External Relations Officer, the successful candidates will work on the visual materials relating to UNU Macau’s research, communications and outreach works, including but not limited to:

  • Research papers and policy reports.
  • Visual works for website pages and social media posts.
  • Posters and flyers for events and campaigns.
  • Institute’s introduction deck targeting different partners and audience.
  • Institute’s training program catalogues.


 IV. Competencies 

  • Inclusion – Take action to create an environment of dignity and respect for all, regardless of age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, geography, grade, language, nationality, racial identity, religion, sex, sex characteristics, sexual orientation, social origin or any other aspect of identity
  • Integrity – Act ethically, demonstrating the standards of conduct of the United Nations and taking prompt action in case of witnessing unprofessional or unethical behaviour, or any other breach of UN standards
  • Humility – Demonstrate self-awareness and willingness to learn from others
  • Humanity – Act according to the purposes of the United Nations: peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet


  • Connect and Collaborate – Build positive relationships with others to advance the work of the United Nations and work coherently as One UN
  • Analyse and Plan – Seek out and use data from a wide range of sources to understand problems, inform decision-making, propose evidence-based solutions and plan action
  • Deliver Results with Positive Impact – Hold oneself and others accountable for delivering results and making a positive difference to the people and causes that the United Nations serves
  • Learn and Develop – Pursue own learning and development and contribute to the learning and development of others
  • Adapt and Innovate – Demonstrate flexibility, agility and the ability to think and act in novel ways


 V. Recruitment Qualifications



  • Proven graphic designing experience
  • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics
  • Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English is required.


 VI. How to Apply
  • For individual applicants, please send your cv and portfolio to the address below. Please include the applicant’s First Name_Last Name_Design Roster in the email subject.
  • For agencies, please send the company’s portfolio to the address below. Please include the company’s Name_Design Roster in the email subject.

Please send required documents to:

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Special Notice

UNU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities to apply and become part of the organisation.

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JD last updated: [04/10/2022]