Graphic Designer - Intern

Job Description


Kenya, a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural middle income country has historically been part of global migration and trade networks. It is a source, transit and destination country that brings complexity and dynamism around regular, irregular and forced migration. An estimated 3 million Kenyan nationals live and work abroad while the country hosts nearly a million international migrants. Kenya poses challenges related to migration and mobility such as transnational borderland crimes and security threats, displacements, ecological and resource challenges, climate change and environmental degradation, intercommunal clashes, radicalization, human trafficking and many more. In order to address these challenges, the IOM mission in Kenya has identified eight strategic priorities. These are: Peace, Security and Rule of Law; Climate change, Environmental Stability and Green Growth; Resilient and empowered communities through sustainable livelihood opportunities; Countering human trafficking, migrants smuggling and other forms exploitations; Regular labour migration of skilled population through ethical and fair recruitment practices; and Diaspora engagement. The mission has developed a 5-year strategic plan that sets out the guidelines in addressing these priority areas. With the aim to engage through a Whole of Government approach, the mission strategy focuses on 3 strategic pillars centered around Resilience, Mobility and Governance. The holistic country strategy produces strategic roadmaps across 8 thematic areas namely Migration Governance; Labour Mobility & Human Development; Migrant Protection And Assistance; Emergency And Stabilisation; Migration, Environment And Climate Change; Immigration And Border Management; Migration Health; Resettlement And Movements.

In order to successfully communicate the strategic priorities to the external stakeholders involved in the migration process (i.e the government, donor agencies, international communities, civil societies, private sector, prospective and returning migrants and their communities), the mission needs to position itself as the catalyst to transformative change in migration dynamics in Kenya.


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme and Policy Development and the direct supervision of the Head of Mission Support and Innovation Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable to cover IOM activities by providing graphic design services.

In particular, the candidate will:-
1. Design high quality visual products for public outreach campaigns, publications, conferences, events, meetings, social media and the website.
2. Assist in designing of templates such as brochures, info sheets, situation reports, project progress reports, and IEC materials and convert them to other publishing software.
3. Assist the Mission Support and Innovation Unit in developing visually attractive powerpoint presentations.
4. Produce graphs, charts, illustrative maps, diagrams, icons, and graphics aligned with visual identity charts and elements.
5. Assist in taking photographs of events, workshops, seminars, donor engagement events, field activities, etc.
6. Adhere to IOM branding guidelines, publication guidelines and photography and videography standards and principles.
7. Undertake travel duties as and when required
8. Perform other duties as may be required.
Applicants to IOM internships must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements: a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent in media studies, marketing, business administration, communication or any other relevant field); or b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher in media studies, marketing, business administration, communication or any other relevant field); or c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in a) or b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.
Minimum of six (6) months of experience in graphic designing/desktop publishing.
▪ Prior work experience with a creative or ad agency.
▪ Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suits, particularly, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
▪ Proficiency in MS Office Publisher and PowerPoint. ▪ Excellent drafting and communication skills in English is essential.
▪ Team-work oriented, capacity to work independently; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, experience in working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels
▪ Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines ▪ Prior experience in international humanitarian organizations, non-government organizations in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.
▪ Knowledge of video production software such as Adobe Premiere and After effects is an advantage.
Fluency in both written and spoken English required; Fluency in Kiswahili is highly desirable but not required.
Mode of Application
To apply for this consultancy, interested and eligible applicants can send copies of the following documents to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Resources Department at
1. All applicants must share a digital portfolio either in the form of PDF (with hyperlinks) or website URLs.
2. Cover letter and CV describing previous experience providing similar web design services to clients.
3. Samples of previous similar works (e.g. documents and/or links to websites).
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Closing Date: 26th November 2020