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Position: Graphic Design Associate

  • Location: Gasabo
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Listed: February 10, 2018 10:30 pm
  • Expires: 19 days, 21 hours
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Position: Graphic Design Associate
Department: Communications
Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Head of Creative
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

About Akilah Institute
The Akilah Institute aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses. At Akilah, we bring together promising female leaders from Rwanda, and East Africa, for an innovative two-year program that prepares them for professional careers and leadership roles.

Akilah students choose a specialized track in Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, or Hospitality Management. Our hands-on and practicals-based curriculum is developed in partnership with the local and global private sectors, and is focused on building the market-relevant skills demanded by the fastest growing industries of the regional economy.

The Position
The Akilah Institute is seeking a Graphic Design Associate to join our fast-growing organization. We are looking for candidates who are early in their careers with an interest in creative communications and visual design work and who thrive in a deadline-driven environment.

The associate will ideally have studied graphic design at the university level or have 1-2 years of experience with graphic design. Our perfect candidate is somebody with solid technical skills who knows the rules of design and wants to learn how to break them.

The Graphic Design Associate will work with the Communications Team to support the execution of the new Akilah Institute brand. He or she will receive professional development support and gain valuable experience in design and creative branding. The associate will play an exciting, growth-oriented role in an environment that combines visual design, branding, and marketing.

Job Responsibilities

Assist in the designing and editing of all visual aspects of the Akilah Institutes marketing efforts, including, but not limited to, newsletters, emails, postcards, social media content, the Akilah website, event graphics, campaign shoots, and printed materials
Develop graphic content for Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms
Edit internal photos, graphics, and other documentation on an as-needed basis
Develop Akilahs brand aesthetic and support the brands visual identity
Monitor the integrity of the brand across all departments of the organization

Our Ideal Candidate:
We welcome candidates who are eager to learn, curious, and have a genuine desire to solve creative challenges. We expect the Graphic Design Associate to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team. He or she will also need to be detailed oriented, have the ability to manage their time efficiently, and possess a positive attitude coupled with a diligent work ethic.
Bachelors degree or diploma with a focus on design and/or marketing
Digital Marketing or graphic design internship experience or equivalent coursework
Willingness to learn and continually improve
Resident of the East African Community and willingness to be based in Kigali, Rwanda or Kampala, Uganda
Proficient in Adobe software programs, including, but not limited to: PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator

Application Instructions

Ready to join our team? Send your application on our website here explaining your interest in the role and our organization, and include your CV.

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