Graphic Designer, Home Based

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Monday, 7 September 2020



Job Posting: 24/Aug/2020

Closure Date: 07/Sep/2020, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : REU

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration : Up to 11 months

Post Number : N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

The Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at the headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities. REU also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.


Under the managerial and administrative supervision of the Assistant Director-General, Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia and direct supervision of the REU Agricultural Officer, the Graphic Designer will contribute to the development and improvement of designed materials, take the lead on data visualization and creation of infographics for FAO REU reports, multimedia products and publications. He / he will ensure that products and reports follow the FAO’s corporate publishing and branding policies and operational guidelines, provide the best possible functionality and usability to FAO programs, stakeholders and other actors that will ensure better programme outcomes in the Region of Europe and Central Asia.

Reporting Lines

The Graphic Designer reports to the REU Agricultural Officer and delivery manager of RI3.

Technical Focus

The Graphic Designer creates and/or elaborates the products‘ primary image and graphic template (e.g. page layout) for the content.

Tasks and responsibilities:

create functional and clear templates that can convey the product’s message without interfering with it;
develop different layouts for publications and visual materials (leaflets, booklets, banners, roll-ups folders etc.);
identify and develop overall layout that suits the product type;
select colours, images and text style for the layout;
ensure that the layout fits the audience (from a technical, professional and cultural standpoint);
use fresh and attractive templates that are in line with related products and FAO’s corporate identity;
ensure that all of the developed products are in line with the FAO publication guidelines.


Minimum Requirements

University degree (or higher) in art, graphic design or related field, or relevant technical training/qualification;
Limited knowledge (level B) of English;
2 years of experience in graphic design or related field.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



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Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Practical experience in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premere Pro, etc.);
Familiarity with multi-media software for preparing videos and sound recording is desirable;
Proven experience in graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management;
Knowledge of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms, as well as modern design trends such as infographic, quota gram, tableau, etc.;
Knowledge and experience with websites and content management systems is an advantage;
Good understanding of mass media and communication networks in the field of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, forestry, climate change, and environment, food safety etc.;
Experience in working with UN agencies and international organizations is an advantage.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).

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Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

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To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers