Position Identification

Position Title:  Digital Designer
Organisation:  Islamic Relief South Africa
Location:  Cape Town, South Africa
Reports to:  Head of Communications

Purpose of Position

  • To establish the look and feel for various elements, including websites, social media and
  • Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce our brand’s style and voice
    through its visual touchpoints
  • Work on marketing items, presentation materials and interactive event materials while effectively managing timelines and expectations

Key Accountabilities

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

  • Offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas.
  • Producing attractive and effective designs for all media.
  • Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback
  • Liaising effectively with other team members.
  • Supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and project.
  • Working closely with other HOD and senior designer to conceptualise, design and layout a wide range of advertising and print formats.
  • Picture sourcing and editing.
  • Layout of publication.
  • Generating fresh design ideas.
  • Giving creative input.
  • Preparing and finalising pages for print.
  • Archiving and filing of all design work for ease of reference and access (of FDC server).
  • Prepares content for social media.
  • Actively implements social media strategy.
  • Social Media Content administration.

Archive all media in chronological order, ensuring easy access.

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:

 Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our
operations and conduct which are deserving of the people we serve.

 In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by
sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity

 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

 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.

 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 30th June 2021

Please forward a copy of the completed application form (Download form), 1 page motivational letter and your CV along with a certified copy of your ID to recruitment@islamic-relief.org.za before the 30th June 2021..

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 9th July 2021, 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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