Job opening: Graphic and Web Designer based in Mexico (closed)

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Job Opening: Graphic and Web Designer (closed)

Data-Pop Alliance (DPA), a global not-for-profit coalition created in 2013 by the MIT Connection Science, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and Overseas Development Institute (ODI), is looking to hire a Graphic and Web Designer based in Mexico City, part or full time. 

Effective dates: 3 months initially (October – December 2020), half time or full time (to be discussed, minimum 4 days a week). Possibility for contract extension pending satisfactory performance.

Scope of work: The selected candidate will be a talented and creative professional whose work across diverse areas and projects will be featured in different outlets, including DPA’s website, social media, and partner sites, amongst others. Reporting to the Operations Director and the Communications Manager in Mexico, the Graphic and Web Designer will support Data-Pop Alliance’s activities through the following key responsibilities:

Graphic Design Work (70%)

  • Editorial work, such as designing the layout and diagramming project documents (i.e. research papers, reports, presentations).
  • Graphic design and creation of original photos and/or illustrations for  specific projects, including enhancing graphs or data visualizations provided by our data science team, creating infographics or social media visual content, and designing other project materials such as agendas, invitations, posters, brochures and DPA’s annual report, amongst others.
  • Design DPAs merchandising, newsletter visual elements, and other templates.
  • Design, adapt and/or select visual (cover photos) and graphic (illustrations, iconography, other) elements to be used in our website.
  • Attend check in meetings with our core team and with partners.

Web Design  (30%) 

  • Conduct a benchmark review of DPA’s website to ensure the cohesiveness of DPA’s visual identity and graphic design elements (e.g. buttons have the same style or styles for specific actions); ensure that all links are functional, and homologate the template for pages from the same family (e.g. pages featuring projects per country). 
  • Upload and publish text content created by other team members (e.g. blog posts, job openings, new publications).
  • Create page templates to feature specific projects.
  • Produce mock-ups and design the User Interface for one-off projects online platforms (e.g. dashboard with economic indicators impacted by Covid-19).
  • Contribute to design the User Experience of such platforms.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or similar educational background.
  • Previous experience creating editorial products, such as long-format publications.
  • Advanced level of Illustrator and InDesign, or similar software.
  • Experience with web design (UX, UI).
  • Previous knowledge of the WordPress platform is not necessary –training can be offered–, but the candidate should be tech savvy.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (French is strongly desirable, but not required). 
  • Strong writing skills in Spanish and English are a plus.
  • Attention to detail is required, as well as ability to work well in teams and receive constructive feedback. 
  • Experience working with people from different cultural backgrounds is desirable.
  • Time management skills, capacity to work independently and propose new ideas. 
  • Interest in social and sustainable development, big data or artificial intelligence, or previous work with civil society organizations.

Salary

Competitive compensation based on experience, ranging from 18,000 to 24,000 MXN monthly (gross amount) on a full time basis, or equivalent for part time.

Recruitment process

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a 1) CV and 2) portfolio (or website featuring your work) to jobs@datapopalliance.org with the subject line “Graphic and Web Designer” by September 23, 9:00pm EST.

Please include in the body of the email: languages spoken and two references. 

Equal opportunity

Data-Pop Alliance employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Data-Pop Alliance has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.