jOB TITLE : Graphic Designer

Organizational Setting


The main aim of the FAO Country offices, which are headed by the FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. This position is located in Kampala, Uganda.


To increase knowledge generation and information sharing about various aspects of the organization’s work in Uganda, FAO continues to generate information through assessment, studies, success stories, and lessons learned, among others.



Reporting Lines


The successful candidates will be under the overall managerial and administrative leadership of the FAO Representative in Uganda but will report directly to the FAO communication unit.



Technical Focus


FAO wants to enlist qualified Graphic Designers that will, from time to time, be engaged on a short-term basis, to provide quality design services for such works as indicated above. The incumbent will form a pool of individuals to provide technical support to FAO Uganda’s Communication Unit in designing FAO publications and developing creative designs for project reports and briefs. The incumbent will ensure that the reports and briefs adhere to FAO graphic guidelines, provide the best possible functionality and usability to FAO partners, use innovative designs and layouts, and contribute to the overall FAO brand.



Tasks and responsibilities


  • Produce creative concept designs and layouts for the reports and briefs (see list of reports and briefs below).
  • Ensure that all publications, reports, and products are produced in line with FAO graphic guidelines.
  • Deliver creative and innovative designs and layouts for print and electronic reports and briefs.
  • Deliver design and layout of reports and briefs for in-house printing and electronic distribution.
  • Improve and edit artwork, photos, charts, and other graphic elements.
  • Custom photo editing (restoration, noise reduction, tonal adjustment)
  • Deliver creative graphics of the reports, briefs, and communication products, for use on the website and social media (boxes, postcards, covers)
  • Be available to make any editorial design changes during the approval process by FAO’s Office for Corporate Communication






Minimum Requirements  


  • First-level university degree in Art, Communication, Graphics/ Motion graphics or related subjects.
  • A Diploma with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in graphic design, production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management, with a first-level degree or 7 years relevant experience with a non-university degree.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English,
  • National of Uganda or legal resident of the country.



FAO Core Competencies


  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement



Technical/Functional Skills


  • Strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including using design software such as Adobe Design Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, web design tools such as Dreamweaver etc.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, keeping to strict reporting deadlines.
  • Working experience in the UN system or other international/humanitarian organisations.
  • Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of a UN agency.
  • Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office– MS Access–MS Visio –Adobe Acrobat
  • Work well in a team and has a strong work ethics strives to deliver high-quality, error-free deliverables.
  • Communicates well both in oral and written English, in a multicultural environment.
  • Creative graphic design skills
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Cultural sensitivity and integrity
  • Professionalism and flexibility


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).
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact:
  • 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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  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
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• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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