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  • Graphics Designer at RTI International

  • Posted on: 19 November, 2018 Deadline: 23 November, 2018
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  • RTI (www.rti.org) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

    RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners is implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) project. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) state water boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. This is part of the United States Government’s (USG) efforts working with the Federal Government to address the heart of the challenges faced by the urban water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.

    Graphics Designer

     

    As part of the demand to manage and coordinate all EWASH project communications and visibility requirements, there is an urgent need to begin the process of putting in place mechanisms for video production and graphic designs that would aid our knowledge management and sharing with third parties. Short video documentaries are some of KM products that need to be disseminated to target counterparts and key stakeholders especially at State level to support the implementation of EWASH learning agenda (internal and external audiences).

    To achieve this, USAID E-WASH requires the services of a GRAPHIC DESIGNER that will provide hands-on support to the Senior Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist that will assist in formatting newsletters, factsheets and other KM materials that will be disseminated. In addition, the person will also design graphics that are compliant with E-WASH branding and marking requirements for production and dissemination. It is anticipated that the graphic designer will support the process of planning, analysis and design of a visual answer to E-WASH communication problems.

    Position Description

    The USAID E-WASH program seeks a graphic designer consultant who can support the design and development of associated learning products by generating visual representations of baseline survey (studies) outcomes infographics collated via feedbacks from beneficiaries and field respondents. The graphic designer consultant will also be expected to contribute their creative skills to the idea generation process under the supervision of the Senior Media and Communications (M&C) Specialist.

    The graphic designer will collaborate predominantly with members of USAID E-WASH MEL team to generate visual representations of ideas to include illustrations as well as captioned data visualization products to highlight existing trends and portray systemic patterns. These visual representations will be refined through an iterative and consultative process, with the possibility of new ideas emerging throughout the period of consultancy.

    Objectives

    The minimum education qualifications and associated knowledge, skills, abilities are outlined below i.e.

    Key Responsibilities

    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Develop a range of rough and refined visual representation of E-WASH learning product ideas and concepts
    • Responsible for the design, creation, and delivery of a variety of print and digital marketing materials that exhibit a creative and consistent USAID brand messaging across all of USAID E-WASH program components and baseline survey results.
    • Create a variety of print materials including but not limited to thought leadership publications, flyers, posters, brochures, press releases, banners, and other relevant materials for both online and offline channels.
    • Create artistic and innovative designs for digital platforms such as website and internal portals, social media and interactive presentations.
    • He/she must be comfortable working on multi-disciplinary teams to produce exciting design concepts under tight deadlines, while adhering to USAID brand standards. The Designer will also be expected to have extensive expertise in using relevant design software to bring design concepts to life.
    • Applicants with experience working with design and branding regulations of USAID will be given principal consideration.

     Educational Qualifications

    • Have at least a B.Sc. degree or HND in Computer Science, information technology, statistics or related field with experience with video recording and editing
    • A minimum of three (3) years of progressive, relevant work experience in graphic designs and;
    • Demonstrated strength and experience providing technical assistance, document reviews, transcribing and record keeping is useful.
    • Prior experience working with USG-funded programs is preferred;
    • Experience in handling entry tasks for multiple states is required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Minimum four (4) years of experience as a professional graphic designer.
    • Excellent creativity and idea generation skills.
    • Ability to collaborate and work well with others to illustrate their ideas and visions.
    • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
    • Excellent knowledge of design programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash.
    • Effective time management for work flow and delivery of results within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
    • Strong client delivery focus.
    • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease.

    Level of Effort

    This assignment is expected to be undertaken for a duration of 21 work days with an expected commencement date of October 10th, 2018. Engagement days may not be concurrent.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit an Application letter and a CV as ONE SINGLE WORD document to Recruitment@ewash.rti.org The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basishence Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer a highly competitive renumeration and please note that any successful candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment background investigation. For further information about RTI International, please visit our website at www.rti.org

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