Graduate Trainee - Graphic Design & Knowledge Management: Johannesburg, South Africa

 Graduate Trainee - Graphic Design & Knowledge

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year.

World Food Programme, Regional Bureau for Southern Africa in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 13 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Tanzania, Angola.

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WHY WORK AT WFP
MEANINGFUL & IMPACTFUL CAREERS
Our day to day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

CONTINOUS LEARNING & TRAINING
We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers.

MULTICULTURAL & STIMULATING WORKING ENVIRONMENT
We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger.

GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Overview
You will learn about WFP and its culture through real-life work experience and we will provide you on-the-job training and performance feedback to kick-start your professional career.

Through this experience, you will develop new skills and make new connections that very well might provide professional references for you someday.

Learning & Development:
You will work with professional teams and receive formal training and ongoing coaching. The Graduate Trainee will have access to an industry leading learning platforms.

Networking opportunities:
You will get the chance to enrich your skills and work with people from different nationalities. Depending on available opportunities Graduate Trainees may travel to other locations for learning and exposure.

VACANCY  DETAILS
Job Title: Graduate Trainee - Graphic Design & Knowledge Management
Unit / Division: Evidence Generation
Duty Station: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 11 months
Salary & Benefits: Graduates will receive competitive monthly remuneration and Medical Aid

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any of the following disciplines: Graphic Design, Digital Design or related field.
Qualification's must have been obtained within the previous year (2022) or current year (2023) with an academic average of at least 75%.
The undergraduate or postgraduate qualification must be recognised by https://www.whed.net/home.php)
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station (English). Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese will be an added advantage.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
• Professional formatting i.e page layout, designing and branding of knowledge products, reports, banners and contribute to raising KM awareness across the region using WFP guidelines and design tools such as InDesign, Photoshop, Publisher, and illustrator.
• Support the production and synthesis of evidence products based on WFP Editorial Guidelines in RB and COs and ensure that they are easily available.
• Assist in developing a repository of information webinars, documents, guidelines in EGB units.
• Develop and apply monitoring framework to assess the demand for and utilization of Knowledge sharing systems (channels) as well as products and assets.
• Support content management for RBJ Knowledge Management Hub.
• Assist the implementation of RB KM action plan.
• Technical skills and know-how in the use of IT systems including, InDesign, Tableau, Illustrator, Publisher, and Photoshop, Microsoft TEAMS, SharePoint.
• Perform other related duties as required.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Applicants must:
• be national or permanent resident of the country in which the position is advertised.
• attach the following: a CV in English, University Transcript, Degree Certificate and Identity Document with application.
• not have a first-level family member working for WFP (parent, sibling, or child)
• have no work experience or up to a maximum of 12 months’ post-graduate cumulative formal work experience (this excludes work undertaken during full-time studies)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for applications is 30 July 2023

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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