Graphic Designer

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence enabling Africa’s talented students to become innovators driving the continent’s scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

 Established in 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a Pan-African network of centres of excellence offering postgraduate training, research, and public engagement for the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa.  Building on the success of its first Centre in South Africa, AIMS launched the Next Einstein Initiative (NEI) in 2008 to scale up and roll out the AIMS model across the continent. Five additional centres were established in Senegal (2011), Ghana (2012), Cameroon (2013), Tanzania (2014), and Rwanda (2016). Its global secretariat is situated in Kigali, Rwanda and it has global offices in United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.

AIMS vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the whole of society and its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

Collectively, AIMS centres provide an intensive and broad education to over 275 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry.  The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Graphic Designer!

Reporting to the Senior Communications and Public Engagement Manager, you will be a key resource to work on AIMS branding guidelines and design all AIMS network collateral in line with AIMS branding guidelines including brochures, banners, posters, program documents, and conference presentations.

As the Graphics Designer, you will primarily be responsible for telling the AIMS story visually through compelling graphic designs, data visualization, and animated videos for both internal and external audiences. 

As the ideal candidate, you will manage design and printing for all network events, campaigns and public engagement activities, manage all regular design requests as per a monthly/yearly calendar, provide social media covers and electronic designs, for example, GIFs. Additionally, you will provide draft illustrations/artwork for approval, manage final layout and printing requirements to job completion and also manage procurement documents and vendors related to daily work.

This is a full-time opportunity based at the Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphics and Advertising Design and two years’ experience in design or certificate with four years’ experience working in design
  • Knowledge in Adobe creative suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier pro, after effects, character animator) etc.
  • Self-driven and ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Attention to details
  • Understanding social media dynamics & use for impact
  • Ability and desire to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Experience handling highly confidential information in a professional manner
  • Be prepared to work outside of normal working hours due to the geographic spread of the Network and the need to be flexible and responsive to the media environment
  • Applications must include a portfolio of work of top ten design jobs.

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to (i.e. quote “Graphic Designer” in the subject line).  Applications will be accepted until December 21, 2018.

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued? AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.