Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is a member of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a UK based

international relief and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people.


Position Identification


Position Title : Digital Designer

Organization : Islamic Relief South Africa

Location : Cape Town, South Africa

Reports to : Content Creation Coordinator


Purpose of Position

  • To design and produce a wide range of communication and marketing materials for Islamic Relief South Africa including, but not limited to, newsletters, posters, flyers and signage.
  • To contribute meaningfully towards IRSA’s branding and marketing objectives.
  • Create visuals, brainstorm concepts, work with team members to develop concepts, and ensure that the final product is aligned with IR guidelines and standards.

Key Accountabilities


The specific details of a junior designer’s role will vary depending on the role, but common activities include:

  • Develop creative design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance the brand strategy.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to generate ideas for marketing and fundraising campaigns.
  • Estimating and communicating design timelines effectively to stakeholders
  • Turning design requests into a comprehensive creative brief
  • Thinking creatively to generate visuals that connect with the intended audience
  • Conducting regular market research
  • Working with different mediums and identifying the best option for each project
  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) and software like InDesign to generate visuals
  • Working on layouts and the overall presentation of a campaign
  • Coordinating with creative team for necessary design elements
  • Presenting drafts and making requested updates to the design
  • Preparing and providing required files to vendors and service providers, like a printer or web designer
  • Prepare all the necessary artwork needed for campaigns elements, brochures, publications and artwork for other departments and projects within IRSA.
  • Ensuring on-time delivery of all creative elements.
  • Implements the brand identity and guidelines for maintaining brand consistency throughout all IRSA creative elements.
  • Provide revisions to all design elements produced by the design team, ensuring no mistakes are made on the creative material.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional Publications and participating in learning experiences with IRW staff and personnel.
  • Maintain electronic archives of marketing and communications materials in chronological order, ensuring easy access.
  • Making sure artwork is correct, accurate and supplied in the right format/sizes/colour codes before being sent to press and production facilities.
  • Work on multiple briefs at the same time.


Educational Qualification:

  • Recognized Degree at a reputable institution in Design and/or a relevant study with similar outputs.
  • Minimum 2 3 years of professional experience in similar position with demonstrated experience within a fast paced marketing and creative design environment.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite packages, including InDesign, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash and CSS.
  • The ability to work independently and meet deadlines.


Key Interfaces

  • HOD for Communications
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Senior Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Co-ordinator
  • Digital Content Writer


Skills & Knowledge Required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Adeptness with leading design software packages
  • A determination to achieve and succeed
  • Some creative industry experience
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • A background of working as part of a design team
  • The ability to see projects through from inception to production
  • Consistency regardless of project size
  • Good organisational skills that support the rest of the team
  • The motivation to maintain and improve design standards
  • The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve.


Key Islamic Relief Qualities Required

  • It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to IR’s vision and mission as per below:
    • Excellence (Ihsan): Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct which are deserving of the people we serve.
    • Sincerity (Ikhlas): In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity
    • Social Justice (Adl): Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.
    • Compassion (Rahma): We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.
    • Custodianship (Amana): We uphold our duty of custodianship over the earth, its resources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners to be transparent and accountable.


Closing date: COB 31st January 2023

Please forward a copy of the completed application form (available on the website), 1 page motivational letter and your CV along with a certified copy of your ID to recruitment@islamic- before the 31st December 2023.

Dearest applicant, kindly consider the following:

If the requirements of the application as above, is not met, we will consider the application as incomplete and this will therefore not be accepted.

Please note that if you do not hear from us by 17th February 2023, consider your application unsuccessful.

Over and above operational requirements Islamic Relief South Africa will take into account the country’s and organisational employment equity imperatives.

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