Graphic Design Job in Kenya - UN

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The internship is in support of the Programme Coordination Project: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Across Sectors and Systems.
  • The intern shall work under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer within the Economics of Nature Unit.
  • The internship will be Nairobi based.
  • The intern is starting on July 1st, 2024, and ending on December 31st, 2024, and will support the afore-mentioned efforts with the responsibilities described below.
  • Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background as well as the internship period.

Under the guidance of the Programme Officer of the TEN Unit, the intern will support the TEN Team in undertaking the following activities:

  • Designing communications materials such as brochures, presentations, factsheets, data visualization, infographics, and social media cards to support TEN’s communications & advocacy.
  • Redesigning and improving the project website.
  • Supporting staff in the Economics of Nature Unit and UNEP research partners working on the Programme Coordination Project: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Across Sectors and Systems with graphic design/web design/communications
  • Ensure visual consistency across all products.
  • Transforming text-based communications materials into visual graphic design materials such as infographics, animations, illustrations and others
  • Support the Biodiversity Plan and GBF communications work
  • Providing recommendations on relevant visual design style and materials suitable for different target audiences 8. Liaise with TEN Communications Specialist and UNEP Communications Division regarding any visual design work to ensure compliance with UNEP communications policies and branding guidelines.

Qualifications and Special Skills

Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree. Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in an area of study that can significantly contribute to the responsibilities outlined and overall work of TEN Unit including: Graphic Design, Multimedia, Web Design, Information Technology, Environmental Studies, Cultural Studies and related studies. In addition:
  • Be computer literate in standard software and design applications (adobe suite, canva, etc).
  • Demonstrate pleasant interpersonal skills.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and has a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter. Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience.
  • However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.
  • Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme.
  • Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application.
  • Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Intern Specific text

  • Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations.
  • Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization.
  • Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.

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