Saturday, 23 January 2016

Graphic Designer Intern

The AgriFin Accelerate program will operate in three African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia) utilizing a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm and crop management tools and financial services are "bundled" in affordable, unified platforms on mobile phone channels to promote mass uptake commercially. 

The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability, and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale. 

We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers. 

 
The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful mobile-enabled services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.
 
We are presently looking for a committed and dynamic intern to take up the position of a Graphic Designer
 
General Position Summary: The graphic designer will support the program in the creation and production of graphic designs that have high visual impact. 

They will be required to have a creative flair and be up-to-date with industry standard design software. 

The intern will work under the supervision of the Program data and Information manager and very closely with the communications Officer.

Internship Assignment Responsibilities:
  • Developing or revising program material such as brochures, newsletters, handouts, client presentations, posters, logos, web images in consultation with team members.
  • Work closely with the communications team to create graphic elements for use in internal and external communication efforts.
  • Designing and developing graphic elements and designs for use on the program website.
  • Managing production of various design deliverables from conceptualization, design, through deliverables.
  • Delivery of various design briefs as assigned by the supervisor
Learning Objectives:
 
The intern will:
  • Gain experience in designing diverse communication materials
  • Gain experience in project management with a globally recognized leading NGO
Reports Directly To: Program Data and Information Manager
 
Supervisory Responsibility: None
 
Works Directly With: Program Director, Director of Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Communications Officer and the Technical Managers.
 
Knowledge and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
Success Factors: The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding. S/he will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations. 

S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures. S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution. 

The successful candidate will be focused on team-building; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in project management and maintain a sense of humor.
 
Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues
 
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) listing three professional referees (including a recent supervisor) to afa-hr@mercycorps.org on or before Friday 29th January 2016 by 4.00pm. 

The email subject line must clearly show the job title. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.
 
(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates)
 
NB: Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate Program does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process


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