National Specialist to design visual illustrations for Food-Based Dietary Guidelines at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

J OB  T I T LE National Specialist to design visual illustrations for Food-Based Dietary Guidelines

TYPE OF REQUISITION : PSA.NAT DUTY STATION:  Kigali-Rwanda ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT : FRRWA DURATION: 25 days (Oct-2019-Jan-2020)

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.

P e rsons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

Food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) are intended to establish a basis for public food and nutrition, health and agricultural policies and nutrition education programmes to foster healthy eating habits and lifestyles. They provide advice on foods, food groups and dietary patterns to provide the required nutrients to the general public to promote overall health and prevent chronic diseases.

In Rwanda, since 2018 the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have initiated the development process of the National Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs) for Rwanda. The development process is technically supported by the National technical Task Team (TTT) and Lead National Consultant backstopped by FAO Technical Team from country office, sub-regional office and Headquarters.

Since its inception, some key milestones have been completed such evidence review report which is a basis for FBDGs development. In addition, diet modeling exercise was completed and now both evidences review report and results of diet modeling were reviewed and validated by the TTT and other national stakeholders external to TTT.  Lastly, based to the evidence review, key top

10 technical recommendations (to be annexed to ToRs) were also validated and these will be translated into FBDGs messages, graphics and then be tested in the field to make sure that they understood and adapted to the local context.

Reporting Lines

She or he will be working under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Rwanda and direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative/ Programme and with technical supervision by FAO Nutrition team at the country office, Lead Technical Officer at Sub-regional Office and HQs Nutrition Officer supporting Rwanda FBDGs process. Lastly, the national Consultant will also work hand in hand with other two key consultants e.g. Lead National Consultant and National Communications Consultant.

Technical Focus

  • Develop the design concepts, sketches, visual presentations, illustrative layout of the food guides/graphics linked with key messages and diet modelling results of FBDGs;
  • Integrate inputs from TTT and conduct field tests and finalize FBDGs visual materials adopted to Rwandan context at various levels.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop the design concepts, sketches, visual presentations, illustrative layout of the food guides/graphics linked with key messages and diet modelling results of FBDGs
  • The Food Guide is a one-pager visual illustration of food groups depicting the proportion of each food group in a diet. The design focus of the materials is on: (a) Utility and ease of use by the general public with low literacy, in learning about healthy eating and lifestyles; (b) Motivating the general public beyond knowledge to action.
  • Produce culturally representative visual illustrations (one illustration for each of the 10 messages, and three draft food guides) for low literacy audiences. These could be graphics illustrating various food groups and messages and or real original photos.
  • Present draft Food graphics to TTT for review the content, typography, illustrative layout, photography or any other designs.
  • Based on received inputs/comments from field report and TTT adjust visual materials accordingly;
  • Produce a final report documenting food guides/graphics designed;

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

M inimum Requirements

  • Advanced University Degree in (at least MSc) communications, visual communication, digital illustration, and any related relevant degree;
  • Prior minimum 5-year experience in graphic design for nutrition education/behavior change communication is highly recommended;
  • Experience with facilitation of multisectoral stakeholders from government and development partners;
  • Excellent English and Kinyarwanda communication skills including writing ability, and oral presentation skills;
  • National of Rwanda or resident in the country.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in multi-cultural and multidisciplinary teams
  • Extent and relevance of experience in graphic design for nutrition education/behavior change communication
  • Demonstrated ability in leading teams on field testing of illustration products
  • Extent and relevance of experience in producing culturally representative visual illustrations
  • Familiarity with Rwanda National policies and programmes in place to prevent and reduce stunting
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and deliver within deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Familiarity with Rwanda national nutrition agenda;
  •  Proven ability in writing clear and concise technical reports (peer-reviewed publication, thesis, consultancy report, etc.);

Selection Criteria

  • Academic background (30%)
  • Work Experience (40%)
  • Technical skills (40%)

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

A D DITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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:   careers@fao.org
  • 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.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website:  http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the  Conditions page.

How to Apply

To apply, visit the recruitment website at    Jo bs a t 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.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help or have queries, please contact:   careers@fao.org  

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