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Position Title:  Graphic Designer

Announcement Date:  1st February 2018

Deadline for applications:  Rolling basis until position is filled

Position Start Date:  Immediate

Job Location: Greater Accra, Ghana

Organisation: Penplusbytes


Job Aim: The Graphic Designer primarily prepares visual presentations and artworks by designing art and copy layouts for the organisation. Working under the direction of the Director of Programmes, the role will lead in producing communication and design products to fit project needs.

Duties: The suitable candidate would need to manage more than one design brief at a time and typical activities include:

  • Developing design briefs that suit project’s purpose
  • Illustrating concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts and developing interactive design
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time
  • Working with a range of media, including computer-aided design (CAD) and keeping up to date with emerging technologies
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality visualisation and infographics
  • Preparing finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing, and similar equipment
  • Completing projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
  • Commissioning illustrators and photographers
  • Maintaining technical knowledge by attending design workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Supporting other Penplusbytes project implementation activities with innovative design concepts


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Passion and enthusiasm for design, with a creative flair
  2. A flexible approach when working in a team
  3. Excellent communication skills in order to interpret and negotiate briefs with project team
  4. Good presentation skills and the confidence to explain and sell ideas to project partners and colleagues
  5. Time management skills and the ability to cope with several projects at a time
  6. Accuracy and attention to detail when finalising designs
  7. Being open to feedback and willing to make changes to your designs
  8. Effective networking skills to build contacts



Qualifications for this position include:

  1. in Communications Design OR an HND is preferred. Relevant qualifications will also be considered
  2. 2 years of working in a similar role
  3. Ability to creatively generate thorough and completed design products that may require only minor revisions and/or editing
  4. Highly professional and reliable, able to work independently and without close supervision while adhering to strict deadlines
  5. Technology savvy with experience and knowledge in design software
  6. Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  7. Goal-oriented, continuously seeks new ways to achieve a desired outcome
  8. Exceptional team player and ability to multi task
  9. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the organisation



To apply for this position, send your resume and a cover letter that clearly discusses your experience and its applicability to the position to /

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.



Internship Program at Penplusbytes

Our Internship Program provides opportunities to inspire young journalists, new media,  information and computer science students to work in all areas of the Institute. Interns are assigned to a senior staff member who will mentor the intern over the duration of their internship. In addition to core areas, administrative positions internships are also available.

To apply for internship send a cover letter, your profile and motivation statement about how internship will make a difference in your professional growth and development to