Graphic Designer (Part-Time)

Job Description

Position: Graphic Designer

Reports to: ARI Head of Publications and Communications

Location: Beirut, Tunis, other locations also considered

Duration: Part time consultancy (at least 50% time), 12 months (renewable)

Reference: ARI-GD

Organization Overview

The Arab Reform Initiative is a leading independent think tank that promotes a home-grown agenda for democratic change and social justice in Arab countries. ARI conducts policy analysis and innovative field research, combines scholarly work and advocacy, and acts as a policy platform for emerging voices from the region.

Scope of Work

ARI is hiring a part-time Graphic Designer to be in charge of visual outputs relating to publications, convenings, press releases, and any other outputs as necessary. The graphic designer will also be expected to handle some basic multimedia tasks (smoothing recordings of webinars, creating short video clips inspired from longer videos for posting on social media and the ARI website).

The Graphic Designer will be responsible for coordinating the visual identity of ARI as it is represented through outputs, webinars, banners, videos, and any other such material wherein ARI is displayed. This includes producing visuals, formatting reports (using InDesign or other publication software), producing infographics, selecting photographs to accompany reports, and visual support for social media postings.

The Graphic Designer reports to the ARI Head of Publications and Communications and works closely with the communications team, as well as with all ARI staff across France, Lebanon, and Tunisia.

The role is for a period of 12 months, renewable upon discussion.

Sepcific Responsibilities

Video editing

  • Smoothing recordings of webinars and ensuring high-quality reproducibility.
  • Creating short video clips inspired from longer videos for posting on social media and the ARI website.

Infographics

  • Extracting data from publications and creating infographics with the data.

Visual Identity

  • Ensuring that ARI’s visual identity is maintained across its publications, convenings, online content, branding, and any other space in which ARI is visible.
  • Selecting pictures for publications that are cohesive with ARI’s larger visual identity.
  • Developing visual identity of specific projects under the ARI programme portfolio - including designing logos and maintaining branding standards.

Formatting Reports

  • Ensuring formatting of certain ARI publications (transforming the text into a visually compelling output)

Graphic design

  • Developing and maintaining elements of graphic design as requested by the Communications team and greater ARI staff.
  • Developing visual outputs to accompany ARI’s publications

Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in graphic design, multimedia, or a related topic + 3 years experience in a related field OR five years of experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrable experience with Adobe Cloud software and related packages.
  • Ability to process and synthesize information in a clear and concise way
  • Outstanding organization skills and rigor with detail, and ability to manage many different moving parts at the same time.
  • Ability to deliver on deadlines
  • Outstanding written and spoken English and Arabic is essential, French desirable.
  • Commitment to being a collaborative team player who will help ARI reach its objectives.
  • Ability to work remotely with a team
  • Prior experience working with video or podcasts an asset.

Conditions

  • 12 month renewable contract
  • Start date: Immediate

TO APPLY

To apply, please send your CV (max. two pages), a cover letter describing your qualifications and motivations for the position, and examples of your work (portfolio or selected samples)to: recruitment@arab-reform.net with the reference ARI-GD in the email subject.

The closing date is: 21 September 2021

Candidates must have the right to work in the country where they propose to base themselves.

Given the expected number of applications, ARI will only contact short-listed candidates.

ARI is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.