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Graphic Design Intern, Ajira Digital Project

Closing: May 31, 2022

7 days remaining

Published: May 19, 2022 (5 days ago)

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KEPSA is the apex body of the private sector in Kenya to drive economic development through year on year improvements in the business environment by addressing cross cutting business issues, driving investments and addressing socio-economic issues with partners. It brings together business associations, corporate bodies, SMEs and start-ups to speak in one voice, working closely with Government and other stakeholders through structured public – private dialogue platforms and other engagement mechanisms.

A. Program Description

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) together with Ministry of ICT with funding from MasterCard Foundation’s under Young Africa Works (YAW) – Kenya initiative, partnered to enable 1 million Kenyans access dignified work through digital platforms over three years. In 2016, the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of ICT and in partnership with academia, civil society and private sector set up the Ajira Digital Program to bridge the gap between skills demand and lack of jobs for youth. The program aims to introduce young people to digital and digitally enabled work and provide the tools, training and mentorship needed for young people to work and earn an income with dignity. Achieving the country's objective of a globally competitive knowledge-based middle-income economy in an increasingly digital world. The Ajira Digital Program also seeks to position Kenya as a choice labour destination for multinational companies as well as grow and encourage local companies and the public sector to create digital and digitally enabled work. Ajra Digital program covers five programs across the supply, demand and linkage aspects of the job’s ecosystem.

Supply: Provide access to training and mentorship (work readiness and up-skilling opportunities)

Program 1: Operationalization of existing Constituency Innovation Hubs (CIHs)

Program 2:Institutionalise Ajira Digital Clubs and curriculum in higher level learning institutions (TVETS and Universities)

Demand: Increase local availability of dignified work

Program 3: e-Government: Public Sector providing digital work

Program 4: Private sector engagement: Support of digital platforms

Linkage: Enhance central linkage/information repository for all stakeholders & beneficiaries

Program 5: Revamp of the existing Ajira Digital portal to offer relevant and timely labour information to benefit the entire ecosystem needed to grow work opportunities powered by the digital space

A. OBJECTIVE OF THE ROLE

We are looking for a Graphic Designer to create engaging and on-brand graphics digital flyers, posters, mock-ups and editing of short videos for dissemination through the different Ajira, KEPSA and partners’ communication platforms.

This opportunity is open to only talented and creative young individuals.


Scope of work

The Graphic Designers’ work will include the entire process of visualizing and creating artworks for digital flyers, posters, mock-ups as well as editing short targeted videos using existing footage. The designer will be expected to shape the visual aspects of communication content. The graphics should capture the attention of those who see them and communicate the intended message as per the creative brief issued by the Ajira-KEPSA Communications team.

For this, the designer needs to have a creative flair and a strong ability to translate requirements into design. The goal is to inspire and attract the target audience; i.e business decision-makers, youth and women.




Responsibilities

KEPSA is the apex body of the private sector in Kenya to drive economic development through year on year improvements in the business environment by addressing cross cutting business issues, driving investments and addressing socio-economic issues with partners. It brings together business associations, corporate bodies, SMEs and start-ups to speak in one voice, working closely with Government and other stakeholders through structured public – private dialogue platforms and other engagement mechanisms.

A. Program Description

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) together with Ministry of ICT with funding from MasterCard Foundation’s under Young Africa Works (YAW) – Kenya initiative, partnered to enable 1 million Kenyans access dignified work through digital platforms over three years. In 2016, the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of ICT and in partnership with academia, civil society and private sector set up the Ajira Digital Program to bridge the gap between skills demand and lack of jobs for youth. The program aims to introduce young people to digital and digitally enabled work and provide the tools, training and mentorship needed for young people to work and earn an income with dignity. Achieving the country's objective of a globally competitive knowledge-based middle-income economy in an increasingly digital world. The Ajira Digital Program also seeks to position Kenya as a choice labour destination for multinational companies as well as grow and encourage local companies and the public sector to create digital and digitally enabled work. Ajra Digital program covers five programs across the supply, demand and linkage aspects of the job’s ecosystem.

Supply: Provide access to training and mentorship (work readiness and up-skilling opportunities)

Program 1: Operationalization of existing Constituency Innovation Hubs (CIHs)

Program 2:Institutionalise Ajira Digital Clubs and curriculum in higher level learning institutions (TVETS and Universities)

Demand: Increase local availability of dignified work

Program 3: e-Government: Public Sector providing digital work

Program 4: Private sector engagement: Support of digital platforms

Linkage: Enhance central linkage/information repository for all stakeholders & beneficiaries

Program 5: Revamp of the existing Ajira Digital portal to offer relevant and timely labour information to benefit the entire ecosystem needed to grow work opportunities powered by the digital space

A. OBJECTIVE OF THE ROLE

We are looking for a Graphic Designer to create engaging and on-brand graphics digital flyers, posters, mock-ups and editing of short videos for dissemination through the different Ajira, KEPSA and partners’ communication platforms.

This opportunity is open to only talented and creative young individuals.


Scope of work

The Graphic Designers’ work will include the entire process of visualizing and creating artworks for digital flyers, posters, mock-ups as well as editing short targeted videos using existing footage. The designer will be expected to shape the visual aspects of communication content. The graphics should capture the attention of those who see them and communicate the intended message as per the creative brief issued by the Ajira-KEPSA Communications team.

For this, the designer needs to have a creative flair and a strong ability to translate requirements into design. The goal is to inspire and attract the target audience; i.e business decision-makers, youth and women.




SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Study creative briefs and determine requirements

  • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements

  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas

  • Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using the appropriate software

  • Use the appropriate colours and layouts for each graphic

  • Work with the AJIRA-KEPSA communication team to produce the final design

  • Test graphics across various media virtually noting the current Covid 19 pandemic limits physical interaction

  • Amend designs after feedback

  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing guided by the KEPSA brand manual

  • Share the final artworks/videos for archives (in editable format)

A. Qualification and Experience

  • Certification in Graphic Design

  • Proven graphic designing experience

  • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics – both static and motions

  • Familiarity with design software and technologies

  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines



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