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14 Jun 2023

Creative Specialist at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program (CCP)

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Job Description


Breakthrough ACTION Tanzania is a three-year (2022-2025) cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development(USAID)and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program(CCP). The social and behavior change (SBC) activity aims to catalyze opportunities for Tanzanians to improve their health status by transforming socio-cultural norms and supporting the adoption of healthier behaviors. The activity will provide technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania (GoT) to improve the policy and implementation framework around SBC activities and design, implement and monitor specific SBC interventions at the sub-national level as required. Breakthrough ACTION Tanzania will promote integrated SBC approaches to support family planning/reproductive health, maternal, neonatal, and child health (including nutrition), HIV, malaria, TB, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), and other infectious diseases as needed.

Job Title : Creative Specialist.

Report to : Deputy Chief of Party – Breakthrough ACTION Tanzania.

Location : Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Job Summary:

The Creative Specialist will support the development of various print and audio-visual materials and campaigns, ensuring that they respond to audience needs and project objectives. This position is responsible for the entire end-to-end process of defining requirements, conceptualizing the creative direction, visualizing and creating graphics, including illustrations, logos, layouts, and photos, and coordinating print jobs. This position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party and involves country travel.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

Participate in audience exploration sessions, including formative research.
Participate in the conceptualization and development of various SBC interventions.
Travel, be able to travel at any time for SBC meetings and Photoshoots.
Create print and audio-visual mock-up prototypes.
Design and create layouts for both print and digital materials.
Incorporates feedback from the SBCA program and research teams, government, partners, and audiences into draft materials.
Ensures design consistency and brand identity across all materials and campaigns.
Determine graphic and color directions based on trends and audience needs.
Uncover new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into materials and campaigns.
Coordinates production and timelines of print jobs.
Research and keep abreast of emerging design trends and practices.
Ensures adherence to Breakthrough ACTION Branding and Marking Guidelines.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

At least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in graphic design, art, design, or a related field.
At least ten years of experience in a similar position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to manage the portfolio of extensive designs used in successful SBC or marketing campaigns.
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of Graphics, Sound, and Video editing.
Thorough understanding of the color, design, and typographic principles.
Exceptional creativity and innovation.
Experience with both print and electronic media.
Ability to collaborate and work well with others to illustrate and iterate ideas and visions.
Ability to provide quick turnaround and meet tight deadlines.
Excellent IT skills.
Demonstrated ability to pay attention to details.
Time management and organizational skills
Excellent past performance references.
Travel Requirements:

This position may require up to 50% regional travel.

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Method of Application

All interested candidates are encouraged to submit the cover letter and updated CV with three professional referees to [email protected]. Please indicate the position’s title in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for receiving applications: 05:00 pm EAT on June 28, 2023

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