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Graphic Designer

  • Diploma, Associate's degree
  • Design, arts
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced graphic designer to help support One Acre Fund’s growing collateral need. As a designer, you will work closely with the Lead Graphic Designer. Your work will focus on producing high-quality, field-facing materials that reach One Acre Fund farmers. Through the collateral you design, you will help impact the lives of smallholder farmers by encouraging program enrollment, increasing planting and training adoption through easy-to-understand guides, and assisting in promoting products that help improve their quality of life.

This position requires a strong understanding of the elements and principles of design, a clean and polished design aesthetic, a strict attention to detail, and strong people and project management skills. A successful candidate should also be capable of clear communication, self-motivation, and structured work planning. Previous experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is a must.


Responsibilities

• Support the design needs of our different countries’ field teams

• Manage and mentor a small but growing team of graphic designers (currently 1, but likely to grow over time) by supporting with project management, work planning, and design mentorship
• Work proactively with all departments in order to produce compelling and brand relevant collateral
• Project management, taking a project from a request from a department to designed product ready for print
• Project prioritization and client management, determining which projects you should focus your time on and managing client expectations around team capacity and timelines
• Create clean and organized design files and maintain organized final project files
• Prepare files for print (Correct file dimensions, image resolutions, and color specifications)
• Travel required to Kakamega, Kenya, and possibly limited travel around other countries in East Africa


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Design, arts
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.); File management and data back-up; Project management; Brand management; Mentoring and coaching; Graphic Design
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

One Acre Fund

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty. Headquartered in Bungoma, Kenya, the organization works with farmers in rural villages throughout Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi.Using a market-based approach, One Acre Fund facilitates activities and transactions at various levels of the farming value chain, including seed sourcing and market support. In 2015, farmers who worked with One Acre Fund realized a 300% return on their investment and significantly increased farm income on every planted acre.