Graphics Designer at World Health Organization (WHO)

Graphics Designer at World Health Organization (WHO)


World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Graphics Designer

Ref No: 2305482
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: G7
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 24 months

Description of Duties

  • The role of the Graphics Designer is to contribute to messaging and positioning of the Organization through the presentation of well-designed products which successfully present WHO Nigeria’s brand, corporate identity and anticipated messaging. The incumbent designs concepts and templates for official publications, as well as layouts and artwork for use in various media products. He/she ensures consistency in messaging through the use of templates and training across the country.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Communications Officer, the Graphics Designer is expected to provide recommendations to senior management relating to layout and design of all official publications, and products submitted for publication outside the Organization (such as magazines). Incumbent works with managers and focal points across the country to maximize the impact of the communications products through meaningful, attractive and informative design techniques. Incumbent works with contracted printers to ensure their products are of high quality and consistent and compatible with WHO communication policies and practices.

Summary of Assigned Duties
(Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives):

  • Design themes, Layouts, contents and covers of documents.
  • Development of figures, including colours, fonts, graphics and layout, and resulting materials such as Newsletters, brochures, banners, posters, fliers and booklets.
  • Create animations for illustrative purposes such as animations, presentations and more advanced solutions (design of CD/DVD packaging, graphic digitalization)
  • Maintain and further develop the graphic guidelines, in line with overall WCO directives
  • Maintain presentation templates (In-design, CorelDraw, Publisher Word, PowerPoint etc)
  • Provide videography and photographic support to clusters
  • Assist in establishing and be responsible for maintaining photo library.
  • Build local capacity on graphics
  • Creation of graphic templates to be used for reports and presentations.
  • Preparation of printing packages (all layout and design files) for printing of publications and other communication products (banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, books, calendars, bulletins, flyers, cards)
  • Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, web and interactive presentations. This will require the graphic designer to provide technical solutions for use of new media (virtual 3D words/boxes,   postcards).
  • Any other duties as may be requested.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: Completion of Secondary School Education with training in Graphic Design.
  • Desirable: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with specialization in graphic design, qualification in project management.


  • Essential: At least seven (7) years’ experience as a Graphic Designer. Some publishing experience in an international organization or major corporation body.
  • Desirable: Proficiency with photography and video. Proficiency with designing social media cards, gifts and other materials.


  • Good, communications and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment and to communicate with respect, tact and diplomacy.
  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of information dissemination whether in hard copy publication, online or via social media mechanisms.
  • Understanding of the impact of communications on the reputation, image, and success of an organization and the importance of the information product. Excellent design and conceptual skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of a full range of graphic techniques, including typography, design, computer-assisted design and production. Layout and printing techniques; production of camera-ready material for a variety of media.

WHO Competencies:

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  •  Producing results
  • Fosters integration and teamwork
  •  Moving forward in a changing environment
  •  Communication

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Local Languages.

WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN 14,735,506 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  29th June, 2023.

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