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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

January 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Code for Africa is a technology and data journalism nonprofit based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Job Title

Brand Designer job at Code for Africa

Job Description

Developing a distinctive and world-class visual style to position CfA as a leader among global partners

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Your daily responsibilities will include

  • Developing a distinctive and world-class visual style to position CfA as a leader among global partners

  • Designing and establishing brand identities for CfA’s projects and products as needed

  • Producing brand assets and designs to complement CfA and partner content, as well as social media promotions and campaigns.

  • Crafting, adapting and maintaining brand guidelines for CfA and CfA’s products and projects.

  • You’ve worked with globally recognised brands or projects, or are able to create world class branding (such as Google, The Economist, and Vox.com, and Rest of the world)

  • Enforcing these brand guidelines to ensure consistent, high visual standards across CfA’s platforms.

  • Contributing designs for digital properties such as websites, social media videos and marketing merchandise.

  • Contributing to designs for printed collateral such as stickers, t-shirts and banners

  • Maintaining a reference list/database of competitors and benchmarks of quality.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required: minimum requirements include:

  • Proven experience working in a similar role or field, preferably for at least 3 years

  • Ability to articulate a brand or project’s story through design assets, effectively capturing its vision and tone.

  • A strong grasp of design principles, such as emphasis, alignment and balance, contrast, repetition, proportion, movement, and white space.

  • Mastery of design software, such as the Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and other relevant design tools.

  • A creative flair and a keen eye for keeping pace with emerging design trends globally and within Africa

  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with multinational team members and partners, interpreting and conveying brand concepts through design.


Preferred: candidates who are able to demonstrate the following will have an advantage:

  • Ability to transform brand identities into visually appealing marketing assets, including web and social media designs,, email campaigns, roll up banners, stickers, t-shirts, and leaflets.

  • Ability to work in both traditional and digital mediums, combing them to create powerful visual identities that stand out from the crowd

  • Ability to create a variety of formats, from stills to gif to longer animations

  • Understanding of what works best for different platforms such as Facebook vs Twitter vs TikTok vs WhatsApp

  • Capable of working independently and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Familiarity with digital collaboration tools like Slack, Google Drive, Trello and Airtable.


Language and Location Requirements:

  • Location: Anywhere in Africa

  • Primary languages: English

  • Preferred but not required: Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, French, Kiswahili or any other major language spoken in Africa

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