The WFP Innovation Accelerator has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies 2017 by Fast Company for operating a real startup accelerator to disrupt global hunger at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
It identifies, supports and scales high potential solutions to hunger worldwide - both WFP innovators and external start-ups with $50-100K cash, hands-on support by our New Venture Consultants and access to WFP's global operations in developing countries in a 3-6 month sprint programme. The most promising innovations are supported in scaling further. For more information visit: http://innovation.wfp.org
Based in Munich, Germany, we are currently a team of 28 innovators, with over 20 different nationalities and a diverse background, e.g. as serial entrepreneurs, management/HCD consultants focused on building businesses or experts in developing country innovation. Lean start-up and human-centered design (HCD) approaches are at the core of everything we do.
We have built partnerships with leading innovation organisations such as Singularity University, XPRIZE and the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Several private sector partners and high-net-worth individuals support WFP in their work in disrupting global hunger, such as Google and others.
We support the next-level innovation for WFP’s operations, such as Building Blocks, using blockchain technology for e-wallets for people receiving cash-transfers; Tech for Food, connecting refugees to online work after a 12 week training; H2Grow / hydroponics, helps refugees grow food in desert areas or camps; FarmTo MarketAlliance – an alliance between WFP and 7 private sector entities purchasing food from small holder farmers and providing credit, and agricultural inputs as for profit business model, or new startups that could help make a difference to end hunger.
As Accelerator team, we support other entrepreneurs (could be WFP innovators or external startups, NGOs, companies) to take their innovations to the next level – either getting ideas to the first proof of concept or already implemented solutions to the next scale-up.
Most of the team is based in Munich, Germany and some colleagues are based in locations such as Ethiopia, Lebanon and Kenya.
The Graphic Design Consultant will:
Produce digital and print graphic materials and graphic components of video and web products, helping create and maintain a contemporary Accelerator style in line with the WFP branding parameters.
Conceptualize, design and prepare layouts for myriad digital and print materials, including reports, fact sheets, infographics, posters, fliers, brochures, invitations, certificates, banners, greeting cards and more.
Design graphic elements for innovation.wfp.org and WFP Innovation Accelerator social media platforms, refreshing the contents and stylistically conforming the elements for an improved viewing experience.
Conceptualize and prepare graphic elements for fundraising and visibility campaigns.
Collaborate with the wider Communications team and in particular with the Graphic Design & Publications team.
Support the Head of the Innovation Accelerator and the Director of Innovation with any other activities as required.
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