JAM International: Graphic Designer

JAM International
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 21 May, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African founded humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.
JAM SA seeks to employ a Graphic Designer, to be based in South Africa.

Purpose of this position is to implement the design requirements of the organisation and its Affiliates. The designer will also liaise with internal team, suppliers and clients in managing, developing and executing all briefed design work, both printed and online based.


  • Manage and develop design and publishing work from concept or brief through to design, layout, print and production with a focus on layout and publishing according to CI
  • Work to a task list, and with good time management, to meet deadlines
  • Change layout as per managerial review and requirement, reviewing final layouts against the brief and changes requested and suggesting improvements as required
  • Liaise with external suppliers where applicable, to ensure quality check and deadlines are met and material is delivered to the highest quality
  • Think creatively: Develop, design and create new concepts within the core vision of the marketing department
  • Make decisions and problem solving: Analyse and evaluate information to choose and implement the best solution
  • Keep up to date:  Keep up-to-date with design trends, programmes and software
  • Establish and maintain relationships: Develop and maintain constructive, cooperative and beneficial working relationships within the JAM team, with suppliers and clients
  • Organise, plan and prioritise work: Develop specific goals. The ability to plan, prioritise, organise, and accomplish work within set deadlines and budgets
  • Schedule and brief work and project management: Schedule and complete design projects from start to end, including the management of time and costs. Briefing and managing suppliers and clients, all other project timeframes and activities


  • Apple designer with five to seven years’ experience
  • WordPress, HTML, Adobe Creative Suite experience
  • Layout and publishing specialist with creative ability
  • Client and supplier liaison experience  
  • A good understanding of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • An Art Degree / Diploma in Graphic Design or similar qualification
  • Time management skills
  • A meticulous eye for detail and a strong awareness of consistency
  • Team player
  • Online and digital know-how
  • Experience in info graphics from high end coffee table books, website templates, e-newsletters, annual reports, brochures, print adverts, pamphlets, bookmarks an any other printed material- always conforming to company corporate identity and logos
  • Passionate for social, environmental and development work
  • Capable quality photography
  • Self-motivated
  • Solutions driven
  • Ability to see the big picture
  • Collaborative approach
  • Positive attitude
  • Client focused
  • Ability to self-manage deadlines
  • Passionate, energised and creative
  • Ethical and honest
  • Enquiring and curious
  • Takes delight in delivery
  • Driven by passion and diversity
  • Resilience and determination
  • Strong in relationship building

To apply, submit you CV and portfolio to Fiona recruitment.sa@jamint.com
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about JAM International, refer to www.jamint.com

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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