UN-Habitat Philippines
DUTY STATION: Work from home, travel where and when needed
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Consultant: Layout Artist for Case Studies
SUPERVISOR BCRUPD National Project Coordinator,
UN-Habitat Philippines
Individual Contract; 1.5 months
8 May 2020


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is implementing a 3-year International Climate Initiative (IKI)-supported project entitled “Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Designs.” The project aims to strengthen the capacities of national government agencies (NGAs) to promote and integrate urban adaptation planning and designs in the institutional policies and regulations to support local government actions and enhance the skills of local government units (LGUs) in developing resilient urban plans and designs.

The capacity of LGUs, given the spectrum of city classification and urbanization context of towns, likewise need to be strengthened for them to be able to absorb, apply and inform the national agency policies and regulations on urban adaptation planning and design. Through showcasing capacity building of LGUs in developing  resilient urban plans and designs, and demonstrating their application of learning via implementation of small-scale projects and activities (Output 2), case-based learnings and guides could supplement existing HLURB and DILG planning guides and manuals (Output 4). As proof of concept is showcased in Output 2, bridging of urban adaptation plans and designs to implementation through access to climate financing would be crucial. Showcasing and demonstrating a process to capacitate and link cities to finance through an investment forum would result in innovative features of “project packaging and financing” (Output 3).

In this regard, a compendium of five city case studies, one for each pilot city, will be developed with the following objectives:

  • highlight the process that led to each LGU’s urban adaptation strategy and their selected urban design interventions
  • demonstrate learning process and experience of each LGU under the project
  • capture the considerations in developing the LGUs’ urban plans and designs for climate adaptation

The case studies will be presented at an investment forum with potential funding partners and stakeholders to disseminate lessons learned and experience from the project and build awareness of project gains among a wider audience of national and local governments, development partners, civil society, and private sector, among others.

A case study layout artist will be hired to design and lay out each of the five (5) case studies.


The layout artist directly reports to the Project Coordinator of the BCRUPD Project and any authorized staff of UN-Habitat and will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Following the UN-Habitat Brand Manual where and when applicable, and other guidelines and  references provided by UN-Habitat, develop three (3) design studies/templates, no more than 5 pages each (A4 size), as overall looks for the city case studies, for review and selection by the BCRUPD project team.

  • Using the selected design study, and following the UN-Habitat Brand Manual where and when applicable, and working closely with the case study writers in developing required graphic elements (e.g. simple infographics, photos, tables, charts, figures), lay out each of the 5 city case studies; revising as necessary based on review and feedback by the BCRUPD team and other authorized editorial consultants. 
  • The layout file must be submitted as a packaged InDesign file folder containing the fonts, linked images and graphic files, IDML file, InDesign file, and print-ready PDF file.
  • The following guidelines must be adhered to in the development of the layout file:
  1. All photos must be print-quality high-resolution images
  2. Photos for purchase must be under appropriate creative commons licenses and subject to the approval of UN-Habitat
  3. All images and graphic files must be processed for quality if needed and converted to CMYK
  4. Tables, figures, diagrams, and other visualizations of technical data must be editable (i.e.., not flattened image files);
  5. Paragraph styles and character styles must be used and assigned for various hierarchies of text (e.g., bodycopy, bullet level 1, bullet level 2, etc.)
  6. Master pages must be set for the different sections as needed


  • University Degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Visual Arts, Visual Communications, Arts or related field; (5
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant professional working experience with in the fields of graphic design, multimedia, visual arts, communications and outreach;
  • Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of a UN agency
  • Previous experiences designing highly visible products;
  • Proven ability to work with the latest designing software (such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator) and in preparing print-ready publication files
  • Demonstrable experience and ability in visual communications such as the translation of technical content into infographics, icons, and other visualizations


Application should include:

1. Cover memo (maximum 1 page) including expectations regarding remunerations;

2. A completed UN Personal History Form (P-11) – Please download the form (MS-Word) from UN- Habitat ROAP web site:;

All applications should be addressed to and sent electronically vie e- mail to UN-Habitat’s Project Manager, Reinero Flores at copying the KM and Communications Officer, Jenina  Alli at and the Admin and Human Resources Officer, Joy Rostrata

Please indicate in your e-mail subject: Consultant: Layout Artist for Case Studies

Deadline for Applications is on or before 08 May 2020.