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Illustrator-Consultant- Lego Play Matters Project

Published on 19.03.2021

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Website : http://plan-international.org/uganda
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Associative activities
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Position : Illustrator-Consultant- Lego Play Matters Project

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian not for profit organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International is committed to reach 100 million girls to Lead, Learn, Decide and Thrive in Uganda. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International Uganda is looking for an illustrator to support the implementation of the PlayMatters programme. PlayMatters is a 5-year project funded by the LEGO Foundation looking to bring playful learning to 800,000 refugee and host-community children age 3 – 12+ across Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. PlayMatters emphasizes Learning through Play (LtP) and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) to achieve a holistic set of outcomes among children. The project is implemented by a Consortium of five partners i.e. Plan International, IRC, War Child Holland, Behavioral Insights Team (BIT), and Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA).

He/she will support the PlayMatters Project Management Committee and content development teams in Plan International Uganda. The illustrator will use skills in drawing, color, composition, and storytelling to create engaging images that enliven for PlayMatters content for educators, community members, caregivers, and systems actors. The illustrator will review text, sketch, revise, iterate, and finish illustrations for PlayMatters products, adjusting as requested by the PlayMatters team.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Conceptualize and create colorful/engaging illustrations to support key ideas and concepts presented in textual educational materials for teachers, community members, caregivers, systems actors, and potentially children (illustrations may include elements for guides, posters, booklets, manuals, etc.)
  • Participate in iterative design process, producing variations of illustrated content to ensure that illustrations/graphic designs convey the appropriate concepts and information for users
  • Create illustrations that are of the highest quality and meet technical requirements
  • Manage complex deliverables across three countries and multiple content development
  • Generate ideas and concepts that are clear, communicative, and engaging
  • Work collaboratively with all members of our content development committees to ensure technically accurate, appropriate, consistent, and responsive illustrations are creative
  • Collaborate and communicate creative ideas with a cross-functional team that includes technical experts, graphic designers, behavioral scientists, and users to create compelling illustrations
  • Stay on top of the latest standards, processes, and trends in the illustration field
  • Create designs that are appropriate for both physical and digital versions of the content, and can translate into multiple formats
  • Work in a fast-paced, diverse, and collaborative environment
  • Adhere to tight deadlines and produce iterations of work with a short turn-around time

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Position Reports to: National Program Manager- Education
  • Position supervises: n/a

Indirect Reporting:  Programme Manager- Lego Play Matters Denmark National Office

Other Internal and/or External Contacts:

  • Internal:   PlayMatters regional project team, Plan International Uganda Country program staff; and relevant Plan International Uganda regional and Plan National Offices.
  • External:  PlayMatters consortium partner focal points (notably the technical team and IRC Regional PlayMatters graphics and visual specialist):  War Child Holland; Plan Denmark; Innovations for Poverty Action; and Behavioral Insights Team
Required profile for job ad : Illustrator-Consultant- Lego Play Matters Project
  • Have and use own drawing tablets and digital illustration software (such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW, or other)
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain creative decisions in spoken and written format effectively in a multi-cultural environment with international and national colleagues and partners
  • Strong eye for detail, a consistent style, and a willingness to share work with others for feedback
  • Superb ideation and conceptual skills to create original characters and artwork
  • Excellent sketching skills to quickly communicate ideas.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • An ability to receive, interpret, and implement constructive feedback from diverse project stakeholders and iterate on illustrated designs
  • Work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
  • Detail-oriented and good multi-tasking abilities to meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to navigate and creatively engage with diverse artistic traditions of East Africa
  • Flexible and willing to integrate diverse feedback from a variety of technical partners
  • Participation and flexibility throughout in an iterative design process with many diverse stakeholders across a large consortium and multiple content development teams 
  • A compelling portfolio that showcases aesthetic awareness, high-caliber drawing skills, and command of multiple illustration styles
  • Fluency in English is required
Job criteria for job ad : Illustrator-Consultant- Lego Play Matters Project
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Marketing, communication
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Bwizibwera - Entebbe - Gulu - Hoima - Jinja - Kampala - Kasese - Kira - Lira - Masaka - Mbale - Mbarara - Mukono - Nansana - Rest of Uganda
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1

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