Graphic Designer (Consultant)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
# of Openings
1
Type
Contract (STTA Consultant)

Overview

Remote Work Opportunity

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek and partnered with CAMRIS International, LLC, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

 

Title:   Graphic Designer (Consultant up to 25 days LOE)

 

With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

 

CAMRIS International, LLC is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

 

BACKGROUND:

November 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of USAID.  USAID’s Bureau for Africa (USAID/AFR) is designing a variety of communications products for the 60th anniversary that will illustrate USAID’s assistance and its impact in sub-Saharan Africa. These products will tie into the Agency’s messaging priorities for the 60th anniversary, and will strengthen and expand AFR’s engagement with various US audiences.  AFR’s goal is to showcase activities currently being led by Africans across the continent with USAID support, as well as historical examples from previous decades of USAID-supported initiatives.

 

One product that is under development is an update to the 1996 USAID Making a Difference in Africa report.  The original report illustrates the importance of USAID’s work in the Africa region over a span of 25 years - between 1970 and 1995.  The new report will cover 1996 to the present day, beginning with an overview of development challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa and U.S. priorities.  It will present examples of USAID’s progress in various sectors, followed by highlights of program management strategies the Agency has used to implement assistance.  Finally, the report will conclude with a discussion about the issues that have the potential to change the course of development and humanitarian assistance in the Africa region for years to come. 

 

The new report will be appealing and engaging to today’s reader.  It will be succinct, integrate multimedia, and provide access to interactive resources for those seeking more data. When finished, the report will live on USAID’s website, and also be available in PDF version to print out and distribute when appropriate.

 

AFR/Development and Planning requires a graphic designer to layout and design the new Making a Difference in Africa report.

 

Responsibilities

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The graphic designer will work with the Communications team in the Africa Bureau’s Office of Development planning (AFR/DP) to produce the Making a Difference in Africa report by designing the layout with copy and photo content provided by the Communications team.

 

Project Assumptions

  • The selected Contractor will produce three “mock-ups” or “rough” designs for items, for review and feedback from USAID. These mock-up should include the report front and back cover, as well as a sample page from the report that illustrates how text and images will be laid out.
  • The report will be designed using a variety of programs in Adobe Creative Cloud/Suite. Consultant should have access to these programs.
  • Project management, communications and tracking will be primarily handled by email, over the phone or through Google Meet.
  • The Contractor will work under the direction of ZemiTek Point of Contact and work closely with the AFR Comms team. Final acceptance of deliverables will be made by the AFR/DP Comms team.
  • Regular contact with USAID communications representatives are expected, encouraged and at the discretion of USAID.
  • Minor updates and revisions to the report (design and layout) within 30 days after launch and completion of the project are also covered.
  • The AFR Comms POC (TBD) will take the lead on posting the report on the USAID website and distribution as needed.
  • USAID commitment to review mock up and approval final design.
  • All text will be provided by USAID in MS Word documents or Google docs. JPG, PNG and other visuals images will be provided by USAID.
  • Samples of existing materials will be provided by USAID.
  • When needed, printing will be done in-house at USAID.

 

Technology

  • The report should have a design that is easily viewable on computers, laptops, tablets, and cell phones; and should be 508-compliant to be accessible to people with disabilities.

 

USAID Graphics Manual

 

DELIVERABLES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Attend team meetings as needed to discuss project parameters, branding, 60th anniversary, etc.
  • Design and submit for review, the Making a Difference in Africa report, roughly 30 pages.
    • The report should have a design that is easily viewable on computers, laptops, tablets, and cell phones; and should be 508-compliant to be accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Provide three mock-ups of the report to the team for feedback. Mock-ups should include the following:
    • A sample of the front and back cover;
    • A sample page from the report that illustrates how text and images will be laid out.
  • With all data and graphics, submit a draft report to USAID based on the mock-up feedback.
  • Revise and submit the draft report based on USAID feedback, and provide the updated report to the team for USAID approval and clearance.
  • Provide finalized .pdf document(s) to the team and other standard formats as requested.
  • Provide a backup copy of all the design files.
    • Files should be sent via Dropbox or Google drive.

 

TIMEFRAME

The timeline may shift but the bulk of the work is expected on or about September and October 2021. An illustrative timeline is below:

 

Design Phase: September in to early October 

 

Week 1

Design layout mockups

Mockup review and feedback provided

 

Week 2

Design, progress summary (quick update on where we are)

 

Week 3

Design, full design due

Team review and feedback provided feedback

 

Weeks 4&5

Revisions, updated version due

Last review (red line edits ONLY)  and clean-up (working together with designer), finalized report.

Qualifications

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED.

The contractor must have:

  • Associates, Bachelors or certificates in graphic design.
  • 5-8 years of experience graphic design for print and/or online media.
  • Proven experience using Adobe Creative Suite. Portfolio required.
  • Experience working independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Experience designing for US Government agencies preferred.

 

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

 

CAMRIS International, LLC offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com. CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.

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