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Graphic Designer Needed at World Health Organization, Nigeria Office


The Communications Unit plays a key role in supporting the WR in the effective delivery of his/her mandate and in the provision of leadership and coordination of the work of WHO in Nigeria, the African Region and globally, particularly with respect to reputation management, health information dissemination, and corporate branding.

The Communications Unit is the lead for development and implementation of the Nigeria country office communications strategy. The Office prepares communication materials for media, public information documents, Governing Bodies and other partners.

The unit provides guidance, drafting, editing, graphics and design services to the Nigeria country Office Clusters and state Offices. COM is the lead Unit for interface with the media and for guidance to staff throughout the country on the rules for media engagement as well as issues of copyrights, data privacy or other aspects of AFRO communications.

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.
  • 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).

  • 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
  • Any other duties as may be requested.


Essential: Completion of secondary school education with training in graphic design.
Desirable: Bachelor 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 hardcopy 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

  1. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  2.  Producing results
  3. Fosters integration and teamwork
  4.  Moving forward in a changing environment
  5.  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.

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.

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