Content Writer & Graphic Designer

Content Writer & Graphic Designer

Terms of Reference for the Africa Innovation Festival
Content Writer & Graphic Designer

Introduction to Innovation for Change (I4C)
Innovation for Change (I4C) is a global network of people and organizations who work together to protect civic space and overcome restrictions to our basic freedoms of assembly, association, and speech. We are a community-led network, inspired by ideas, methods, and technologies from across different sectors. Our seven interconnected regional hubs are growing in both physical and online spaces across Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, the Pacific, and South Asia.

Innovation for Change Africa (I4C) Hub
Launched in 2017 and based in Nairobi, the I4C Africa Hub is a vital new physical and online space for regional ideas and social innovations, powered by its dynamic, growing community of civic space advocates from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), technologists and cross-sectoral partners. The Hub is working to strengthen the capacity of civil society and through homegrown African solutions as well as being part of a global network that offers network members access to the latest thinking, resources and collaborations.

Africa Innovation Festival
The I4C Africa Hub will host its first Africa Innovation Festival. The Innovation Festival will be a three (3) day virtual event taking place over the course of three (3) weeks. Each week will focus on one of three (3) themes: 1) Accountability; 2) Transparency; and 3) Natural Resource Management.

The main objective of the Africa Innovation Festival is to shine a lens on innovative CSOs, start-ups, leaders, strategies, and trends around Africa to build a stronger and more resilient African continent.

Each week will have three (3) speakers on a panel of the theme of the week. The panel sessions will discuss specific areas of 1) Accountability; 2) Transparency; and 3) Natural Resource Management. Each panel will require an expert on that specific area as a discussant. Demo Jams on the theme of the week will also be held as well as voting. The top five (5) Demo Jams with the highest votes will be given awards of up to USD $1,000 each.

Tasks and Deliverables
Innovation for Change (I4C) Africa Hub is looking for a Content Writer & Graphic Designer to write five (5) success stories about the Demo Jam Winners and design a graphic template for their success stories. The Content Writer & Graphic Designer will be responsible for the following:

  1. Writing five (5) success stories about the Demo Jam Winners. A template for these stories will be provided; and
  2. Designing a graphic template that will be used for presenting Demo Jam success stories in four (4) languages: Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese.
15 – 26 November 2021 [writing of five (5) success stories].
15 – 30 November 2021 [designing of graphic template].

Reporting Line

Under the guidance and supervision of the I4C Africa Hub’s Advocacy and Communications Officer, and the overall guidance of the I4C Africa Hub’s Regional Manager.

Key Competencies

  1. The Content Writer & Graphic Designer must have at least two (2) years  of traceable experience around civic space, human rights, social change, advocacy in civil society organizations and policy-related works;
  2. This role requires an expert-level ability to communicate effectively;
  3. Excellent verbal and written English with concern for quality and attention to detail;
  4. Vast Graphic Design Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign software;
  5. Ability to work within a fast-paced environment; and
  6. Be flexible but meet deadlines.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI)  which includes a quotation (based on 1,000 words per story * 5 stories) and a CV to by Saturday, 28 August 2021. The CV must be a summarized CV of not more than three (3) pages outlining relevant expertise in relation to the requirements of this assignment (can include links of previous assignments if possible).

Email Subject Line should read Africa Innovation Festival Content Writer & Graphic Designer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within two (2) weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

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