Graphic Designer, Home based

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

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Monday, 10 May 2021



Job Posting: 26/Apr/2021

Closure Date: 10/May/2021, 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 : 3 months with possibility of extension

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

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 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.

The Graphic designer will carry out activities that support the Organization’s corporate and regional communication strategy and activities.

Reporting Lines

The Graphic Designer reports to the REU Communications Officer , under the day-to-day guidance of the REU Communication Specialist.

Technical Focus

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

Tasks and responsibilities

Create the visual identity for the FAO Regional Conference for Europe, and generate declensions of that identity in the form of exhibit panels, web banners, printed matter, etc.

Design a wide range of communication products (visual identities, web banners, printed matter, exhibit panels, etc.) referring to creative briefs or other guidance from the supervisors

Produce multiple iterations of given designs, adapting as needed to different dimensions, languages, and file formats

Perform digital and print-ready layout of REU’s flagship publication, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2020, in English and Russian

Interact as needed to resolve technical issues with printing companies producing FAO communication products

Visual identity for the regional conference on FLW reduction in Budapest

Visuals for the European Commission for Agriculture (preparing banner, backdrop, PPT, etc. by reusing the already existing visuals)

Design World Food Day related materials

The year-end-greeting card

Visual for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture stand

High- and low-resolution files (for print and web) as well as complete design packages (source files) delivered to supervisor

Ensure compliance with design corporate standards including FAO logo policies; Publishing at FAO: strategy and guidance

Produce templates for MS Power Point presentations based on the content provided

Visually represent statistical data, including creation of graphics and other visual images from analytical data, excel data bases and questionnaires results

Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree (or higher) in art, graphic design, or related field, or relevant technical training/qualification;
Good knowledge (level C or higher) of English;
Two years of experience in graphic design or related field;
FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



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 Premiere Pro, etc.)

Familiarity with multi-media software for preparing videos and sound recording desirable.

Proven experience of 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 infographics, 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 working with UN agencies and international organizations is an advantage.

Selection Criteria

Knowledge of Russian will be considered as an asset

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 any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

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