Job at Girl Effect: Designer (Kigali, Rwanda) (DeadlineL 30 November 2017)

Job at Girl Effect:  Designer (Kigali, Rwanda) (DeadlineL 30 November 2017)

Job at Girl Effect: Designer (Kigali, Rwanda) (DeadlineL 30 November 2017)

  • We are looking for a Designer to join our Kigali office on a 6 month consultancy basis. You’ll be involved in working on Ni Nyampinga – our most established brand, which currently reaches 60% of Rwanda’s population with its quarterly magazine, weekly radio show, mobisite and other platforms.Key Responsibilities
    • Work closely with the Design Manager and Designer to deliver world class conceptual, creative and design responses to creative briefs.
    • Manage the creative briefing process with photographers, illustrators and other designers to ensure content is delivered.
    • Deliver Ni Nyampinga magazine creative and artworking
    • Deliver design assets for any upcoming projects like brand campaigns, events and for digital platforms
    • Bring creativity into the business through continually seeking out and sharing creative influences from within the country, the region and international youth culture

    You will need to have:

    • Strong experience in design work – specialising in editorial design with an excellent grasp of modern magazine and newspaper design
    • Experience in brand campaigns and design – ability to interpret and respond conceptually to creative briefs and create design deliverables for brand campaigns and events
    • Experience in creating design concepts and deliverables for Social Media and digital platforms desirably
    • Knowledge or experience of working with Youth Brands
    • Good presentation skills and demonstrated ability for story telling
    • Appreciation of typography paired with exceptional layout skills and logo / visual language creation
    • Knowledge of printing processes and ability to create accurate artwork
    • Experience of working closely with printers on the print floor to obtain the standards required for NN products
    • Experience of working within brand guidelines
    • Experience of working with photographers and an excellent eye for good photography, cropping and balance of image on a page
    • Excellent knowledge of image retouching
    • Experience of working with and directing illustrators, setting brief and providing feedback
    • Illustration abilities are a plus

    • Proven knowledge and excellent grasp of Adobe CS – Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
    • Real attention to detail and organisational skills
    • Excellent spoken and written English
    • Excellent spoken and written Kinyarwanda
    • Excellent writing and communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, be a part of the team, and contribute to the overall success of the team
    • Detail orientated with strong organisational skills and problem solving skills, with the ability to prioritise heavy work loads
    • A proactive attitude with the ability to take initiative
    • Ability to plan and conduct work with minimal supervision.
    • Understanding and appreciation of diversity across cultures and people and have the ability to mediate and capitalise upon differences
    • A flexible approach – able to adapt to a changing environment with ease
  • Closing Date
  • 30/11/2017


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