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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-26

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Senior Graphic Designer SC 9 - Beirut Country Office

Beirut (Lebanon)

UN World Food Programme – Lebanon


Post Title:

Senior Graphic Designer

Contract type:

Service Contract

Post Grade:

SC 9

Duty Station:



12 Months (extendable)

Date of issue:

13 Feb 2019

Closing Date:

26 Feb 2019

- This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates only.

- Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Context: The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The Syrian crisis has displaced more than one million refugees into Lebanon.  The country, which has been hosting the highest population of refugees per capita in the world for more than five years now, is grappling with multiple challenges. The combination of refugee influx and decreased economic activity with Syria has impacted the economic and fiscal performance and affected public finances, employment, trade flows and other key economic indicators. Economic growth has stagnated after years of strong performance, limiting the capacity of the government to invest in infrastructure improvements and to respond to the increased demand for social services.

Job Purpose: Provide graphic design and video editing support to WFP Lebanon in its work on donor visibility, internal and external visual products, publications, infographics, animations, motion graphics/videos and other communication products and ad hoc projects in accordance with corporate graphic design guidelines and laid out by WFP Lebanon’s Communications and External Relations units.


Under the direct supervision of the Communications Officer, the Senior Graphic Designer will be responsible for producing and maintaining the below visibility, multimedia and corporate reporting items according to WFP’s branding guidelines and policy drawing upon specific technical use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.

1. Produce specific high quality internal documents including: Monthly Programme Highlights documents, Monthly Funding Outlooks, donor presentations and dynamic livelihoods story-telling.

2. Produce beneficiary entitlement information packages including: shop posters, gender awareness leaflets and posters, distribution/validation banners and process materials.

3. Provide technical support to the development of “Dalili”app as well as designing the entire app’s wireframe and incorporating numerous rounds of beneficiary feedback in consultation with the Project


4. Produce high quality social media graphics, both static and animated in Arabic and English. Similar skills in freehand drawing are also required.

5. Support donor visibility efforts through diverse media resources, including shop posters, distribution site posters, GIFs and e-cards.

6. Photographic manipulation including restoration, noise reduction, re-shaping and tonal adjustments.

7. In consultation with programme, communications and external relations colleagues, develop animated videos on WFP’s programme for various audiences including humanitarian partners, donors and internal clients.

8. Develop and maintain templates for all programme units’ requirements.

9. Contribute to emergency preparedness and response efforts including card and booklet design and creation. Efforts also include supporting the development of the emergency one-off e-card.

10. Support creative design of the WFP corporate website and other outward facing platforms.

11. Lead visual communication efforts of the six humanitarian Lebanon Food Coalition actors.

12. Develop Zero Hunger animation/videos.

13. Provide graphic design support to the Regional Bureau under the supervision of the Regional Head of Communications.

14. Assist the Communications Officer and Digital Media Specialist in managing the country office’s social media accounts

15. Provide clear and concise feedback for humanitarian partners’ graphic design, including remote mentoring of junior partners.

16. Support technical events for example interactive photographic installations.

17. Support the communications unit in photography and story collection in the absence of the communication officer.

18. Perform other duties as required including providing technical solutions to conceptual communication ideas.

Minimum requirements:

   Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or other related fields.

Experience: At least five (5) years of professional experience in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or other related fields.

The designer should have film and audio editing skills and will be responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that is suitable for broadcasting in line with WFP video guidelines. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, motion graphics and special effects.

Required skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of core Microsoft Office Suite, and advanced knowledge of design software including In-Design, Adobe Suite, Flash, etc. are required.
  • Knowledge in the following software programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya and Microsoft Office Publisher.
  • Proficiency in: MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languages.

Additional desired skills:

  • Knowledge in printing processes and working with relevant printing suppliers
  • Social Media experience is a plus
  • Experience working in Humanitarian setting is a plus
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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