Job Title : Visual Communications Specialist II Department : AFR Location : Dakar, Senegal Appointment Duration : 1 Year Job Code : FO19-031 Position Type : Renewable Recruitment Type : Local US FLSA Status : Application Deadline :
The West and Central Africa Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-Dakar) seeks a highly-motivated Visual Communications Specialist II to join its team.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, creative, and team-oriented individual with experience creating and managing compelling visual communications.
This position is a one-year, fixed term, renewable appointment located in Dakar (Senegal). Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Senegal.
Essential Duties :
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to :
Manage and produce all visual communications including print design, web graphics, photography, video production, and branding for WCAO and its programs.
Oversee the branding, design principles and guidelines for all IFPRI WCAO materials and products, ensuring their consistent application
Produce graphic designs for internal and external outputs including web graphics, social media, publications, promotional, and collateral materials including related coordination and management of vendors, as needed.
Serve as photographer, and photo editor / manager including implementation and management of a digital photo library and online repository (Flickr), editing, selection, and distribution of photos for internal and external needs.
Serve as videographer including production, filming and editing of videos and management of online channels.
Create videos and graphics for web and social media forms.
Required Qualifications :
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree plus five years of relevant professional experience or master’s degree plus three years.
Proven graphic design experience with a strong portfolio.
Up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of desktop publishing software (e.g. Adobe Suite, PageMaker, InDesign), and photo and video-editing software.
Fluency in written and spoken French and English
In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media and web 2.0 platforms, with demonstrated experience generating engaging visual content,
Outstanding organizational and planning skills, and exceptionally detail-oriented.
Solid project management skills, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing priorities.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; proven ability to be flexible in a team-oriented environment with diverse groups of people.
Ability and willingness to travel internationally if needed.
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience working on issues related to agricultural development, especially in Africa
Experience in Editing and layout of documents, reports, publications
Experience in photography, videography and video editing
Some experience with computerized database management software
Proficient with photo and video equipment and proven professional shooting experience with an eye-catching portfolio.