Webuye, Kenya

Web Designer & Communications Experteer

Support Sustainable Cities and Communities,Decent Work and Economic Growth,Quality Education,No Poverty

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Skills Needed

  • Web Development
  • Communications
  • Nonprofit Operations
  • Brand Design
  • Design (Web or Print)

Estimated workload

Part-time

Role

Trainer (Typically 1 - 4 weeks)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

You can start ASAP

Benefits

Meals

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

We are a community based education school/organization that works to uplift the living standard of the children within the remote part of western Kenya. 

Our program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts, environment, and community development. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others as well as integrating our programs to meet the community needs.

Deliverables

We're seeking someone with website design background to support us in redeveloping our site. Additional skills in graphic design, communications, and marketing will be helpful. We are seeking a creative and qualified Experteer to support our team by assisting in designs, development and production of creative projects and services. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design a well standout website for the organization
  • Design and layout a wide variety of print materials, such as children magazine advertisements, flyers, brochures, posters, postcards, direct mail pieces and invitations
  • Design and illustrate graphic materials including logos, signage and website images
  • Assist with photo editing and manipulation of graphics for sponsor mock-ups and marketing presentations and communication purposes
  • Preparing files for proofs, print and final outputs
  • Assist with preparation of projects including finding usable photos, scanning and photography
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Other requirements

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ability to work on both Mac and Windows platforms
  • Excellent design skills and creativity
  • Knowledge of production for collateral including resolution, sizes and file types, as well as scanning, pre-press and print production
  • Understanding of photography and an eye for photos that will convey necessary messages for design goals
  • Highly organized, motivated and able to prioritize and multi-task under the pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to take design direction
  • Excellent grammatical, spelling, proofreading abilities are preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable
  • Organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to support Blessed Junior School

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Consistent recognition
  • Strengthen support networks for families in need
  • Meet/socialize with other volunteers

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families

Accommodation

We work with other volunteers and offer a home-stay program for those volunteers. As an Experteer, you can also participate in the home-stay program while here which is closely linked with the school. You are given a chance to experience a very authentic African lifestyle in all aspects. It is a great chance for you to be a part of a different culture and to learn about how others live their lives. You will be given an access to yout own room, access to electricity as well as water.

Learning Opportunity

  1. Explore your interests
  2. Strengthen past skills
  3. Develop new skills
  4. Learn something new
  5. Become the teacher you never knew you were
  6. Broaden your horizons by interacting with new people & places
  7. Strengthen your compassion for others
  8. Improve or develop new interpersonal skills
  9. Gain a natural sense of accomplishment through helping others
  10. Achieve a new or strengthened sense of purpose
  11. Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence
  12. Have a brighter outlook on life
  13. Develop a new support system through those you meet volunteering
  14. Improve your physical health through more active volunteer opportunities
  15. Improve your overall mental health by helping others
  16. Experience greater happiness through volunteering

 

Food Stipend

Meals are prepared locally and you are given an opportunity also to learn how to cook food as well cooking their home food and share with the host. You will have three meals provided each day.

Additional Benefits

We request our volunteers to have:

  • Positive attitude
  • Compassionate heart
  • Open mind
  • Motivation to help in any way that you can!  

In return we shall

  • Offer Recommendation certificate/Letter upon successful  completion of volunteer programme.
  • A conducive environment to help you have a fulfilling and rich volunteer atmosphere

Virtual

This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

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