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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/16/TA314
Title: Information Assistant (Graphic Design)
Grade: G4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year - Extra-budgetary position established for a limited duration of one (1) year. Any extension (up to 2 years consecutive total maximum) subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
Date: 14 December 2016
Application Deadline: 31 January 2017 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Office of the Director (DIR)/Communications Group (COM)
The Communications (COM) Group forms an integral part of the Director's Office and is responsible for the presentation of a homogeneous image of all aspects of IARC work to the scientific community, the media, and the general public, as well as providing a service to the research Groups in all matters related to information.

IARC's increased visibility in leading media outlets has raised awareness of the Agency among a variety of stakeholders particularly among the general public and the civil society. Social and multimedia platforms are particularly important to reach this audience. The increased public interest in the Agency's work has raised the need to turn complex and scientific research into easy to understand visual content aimed at a lay audience.

The new position of "Information Assistant (Graphic Design)" is based in the COM Group and will support the media team in the on-going effort to develop multimedia content.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the IARC Press Officer, the Information Assistant (Graphic Design) will develop visual tools to fit the various IARC multimedia platforms: website, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Approximately 80% of time will be spent to develop multimedia content and visuals (1.) with the remaining 20% dedicated to supporting the IARC Press Officer in press activities (2.).

1. Development of multimedia content and visuals:

- Design and develop visuals for social and multimedia content including graphs, infographics, animations, and data visualisations, both static and dynamic, that make complex processes easy to grasp for a global audience;

- Design flyers, brochures, invitations, presentation templates, website banners, and other digital content;

- Develop designs and images for mobile devices, websites and electronic publications;

- Work jointly with the IARC Press Officer and IARC Photographer during the preparation, production and editing of videos.

2. Support to the IARC Press Officer in press activities:

- Help maintain and organize a media list of more than 3,000 international contacts;

- Produce daily media monitoring reports on specific themes;

- Use Meltwaters and/or Google statistics to monitor the media coverage and produce graphs and analysis;

- Read and edit short texts in English or French such as blurbs for the website, introductions for videos, talking points, etc.;

- Help the IARC Press Officer deal with media requests, such as taking calls and organizing interviews or asking for details, especially during peak periods involving press releases or media/communication events.
Graduation from secondary school or equivalent, and subsequent training in the field of specialization with possession of a diploma in graphic arts, visual arts, data visualisation, or related field (BTS, DUT or equivalent).

Additional relevant higher education an asset.
- Able to design creative and appealing infographics, graphs, produce short animation and video editing.

- Proficient in specialized graphic design and editing software required for the production of a wide variety of visuals: infographics, short animations, video editing. For example: Adobe Suite, Avid, Final Cut or Illustrator and Photoshop.
A minimum of four years of work experience in graphic design, including at least one year of work experience in social media.

Experience in the monitoring of media coverage and/or experience in a medical or scientific research environment would be an asset.
Expert knowledge of English or French with intermediate knowledge of the other language are required (speaking, reading and writing).
Additional Information:
This recruitment is restricted to candidates residing at the time of submitting their application, within a maximum distance of 50 kms from Lyon.

Important Note:
In your online application submitted, we ask that you specify all of the specialized design and editing software you have worked with (e.g. Adobe Suite, Avid, Final Cut, Illustrator Photoshop, other...) and your user level of each program/package.

Online applications can be filled out in English or in French. However, all candidates for this position should include in their online application, a cover letter in English.

Short-listed applicants should be prepared to demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs. If you have an online portfolio please indicate the address in your application.

Monthly salary: Euros 3000, net of French income tax (before deduction of the employee share of private social insurances applicable at IARC, i.e. staff health and accident insurances and pension fund).

WHO/IARC has its own Staff Health Insurance and Pension plans and is not part of the French Social Security system ("Sécurité Sociale"), the French Pension system or the French unemployment benefit agency("Pôle-Emploi").

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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