Graphic Designer


Vacancy reference no.:



Graphic Designer

Place of performance:

Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract duration:

up to 1 months (@21.75days/month)

Starting date:



CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries - from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America - we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.


Since 2006, IOM has been implementing a range of humanitarian and development projects in all regions of Somalia. With 6.2 million people requiring humanitarian assistance in 2018, evolving mixed migration flows in and out of Somalia, increasing access and donor interest in Somalia, programmatic scope for IOM is growing rapidly. In this context, IOM Somalia is developing a multitude of concept notes and proposals and is therefore seeking for an incumbent to support the IOM Somalia`s resource mobilization efforts.


Role objective:

Under the direct supervision of Programme Support Unit Coordinator and overall supervision by Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with colleagues from the Project Support Unit and programme units in Somalia and in Nairobi, the incumbent will be primarily responsible generate a comprehensive brand identity for mission priorities.

Expected output:

Develop products such as info-graphics, reports, banners, certificates, name-tabs, dashboards, etc. following IOM style guidelines.

Align all IOM Somalia publications, reports and products with IOM`s graphic guidelines.

In close coordination with the Public Information staff, deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations.

Produce layout/ design templates for key visibility materials

Improve and edit art-work, photos, charts and other graphic elements.

Custom photo editing (restoration, noise reduction, tonal adjustment).

Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions for use of new media (virtual 3D words/boxes, postcards).

Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Project reporting:

This position reports to the Programme Support Unit


Accountability - takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

Client Orientation - works effectively well with client and stakeholders

Continuous Learning - promotes continuous learning for self and others

Communication - listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

Creativity and Initiative - actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

Leadership and Negotiation - develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

Performance Management - identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter

Teamwork - contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Team management:




§ Bachelor's in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience and/or Diploma in /School Certificate with 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 2 years of demonstrable relevant Infrastructure experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 2 years of experience in Africa and/or Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English and Somali are essential.

Key competencies:


Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (CC 2017);

Good working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro (CC 2017);

At least 2 years' experience in Graphic Design.

Solid understanding of printing process, photography, illustration, layout & typography.

AutoCAD, Acrobat), Web Design / Basic HTML and CSS knowledge will be an added advantage.

Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of a UN agency;

Proven experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management;

Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms;

Working experience in development or humanitarian environment is desirable.

Team-oriented, proactive, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure;

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds;

Other relevant information:

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and residing in Mogadishu a as a Somali National will be considered.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Please note the last date for applying for this role is 04.02.2018.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website ( Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-1256. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.