Incubator-Accelerator Seeks Graphic Designer with a Passion for Excellence, Quality, and Accuracy

Project Title Incubator-Accelerator Seeks Graphic Designer with a Passion for Excellence, Quality, and Accuracy
Project Summary The Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility is an enterprise accelerator that provides services to and direct involvement with the Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge Innovators and seeks to improve their market-driven business development, commercial growth, and scaling.
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

As an e-intern graphic designer at the Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility, you’ll find challenges that will allow you to learn. You will work on major projects, and you will be operating with a highly functioning team that focusing efforts on results and execution. While we are low key and casual, we are definitely high output. Our motto is: “We execute.”

This graphic design position, which supports a fast-paced, high-output office, will allow you to demonstrate your power in dynamic visual design. We need graphics and design layouts for PowerPoint presentations, graphics and pictorial representations for our deliverables and communication products (e.g., templates for white papers, infographics, workshop materials, book covers, publication covers, and illustrations or designs to complement articles we publish).

The ideal candidate will be a high-performing junior, senior or graduate student with design academic training and a samples that show you abilities.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

You will have a natural artistic talent and a strong background in graphic arts, prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of design concepts. You will have extensive experience working in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, in addition to creating meaningful and graphically powerful PowerPoint slides and artwork that can be used in MSWord documents. For this graphic design internship, we expect:

• Enthusiasm for the design process
• Passion for excellence, quality and accuracy
• Attentiveness to detail
• An ability to manage and meet deadlines
• High level of professionalism
• An interest in water and the environment
• A graphic design portfolio showcasing your best work (include in your expression of interest)

We seek two interns and are flexible in the days, times and hours you are available to work. In your application, please specific how many hours per week you can devote to this work and what days you are able to work.

Graphic designers who also have experience developing content are especially encouraged to apply.

The Context
Approximately 2.8 billion people – 40% of the world’s population – live in river basins impacted by water scarcity. Of those impacted, 1.2 billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity, where demand is greater than the available supply. Another 1.6 billion people face economic water scarcity, where institutional, financial and human factors limit access to water despite an available natural supply.

Between 2000 and 2050, water demand is projected to increase by 55% globally, meaning that the number of people impacted by water scarcity will continue to rise. Furthermore, 70% of all global water use occurs in the food value chain. By 2050, 45% of total GDP ($63 trillion) will be at risk due to water scarcity. We are at pivotal moment when we face unprecedented challenges to food security and the preservation of our global environment.

Launched at World Water Week in 2013, $32 million Securing Water for Food: Grand Challenge for Development funded by USAID, the Swedish government (Sida), and the Dutch government (MFA-NL). The overarching goal of Securing Water for Food is to enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution.

The Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development is harnessing the forces of science and technology to develop solutions to water scarcity. At the same time we’re harnessing the forces of the market – the businesses that can actually implement these solutions – to make sure the solutions get to the people. This is an enormous challenge, and with this challenge comes an enormous opportunity.

Securing Water for Food is meant to be additive to ongoing global water initiatives efforts by focusing on prototypes, products, and business models that can promote economic growth and community stability. We believe that by investing in water technologies and business models, we can stimulate new innovation, reach untapped markets, and get water technologies into the hands of people that need them most – thus offering a unique value proposition. Securing Water for Food is therefore focused on areas in which science and technology can play a key role and is identifying game-changing solutions that will increase water availability and/or promote efficient use of water in agriculture.

Visit www.securingwaterforfood.org for more information.