Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    July 9, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    July 23, 2024
  • Experience
    3 Years
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
    Partners in Health
  • Required Languages

Job Description

                  Vacancy Announcement

Job title:    Graphic Designer, PIH Sierra Leone
Work Location: Preferred: Koidu Town, Kono District

Optional: Freetown, Sierra Leone with significant in-country travel (up to 50%)

Department: Communications Department
Reports to:  Communications Manager
Line Management  TBD
Requisition # 4237
Duration of Contract Twelve (12) Months with possibility of extension
Application Status External Advert
Organisation Profile 
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
Partners in Health Sierra Leone (PIH-SL) seeks a dynamic, professional Graphic Designer who will be responsible for creating high-quality PIH-branded visual content for use in both print and digital formats, particularly for development materials; patient-centric Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials; social media platforms; PIH websites. As a critical member of the communications team, the Graphic Designer will work closely with clinical leads and the Policy and Partnerships team to develop materials for internal and external audiences. 

The Graphic Designer will strengthen the integrity of PIH’s visual branding and overall visual presentation across the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
External Communications (40%)

Protect PIH’s brand and follow our visual guidelines to ensure consistency, brand alignment, and brand strengthening of our visual communications in all physical and digital materials across the organization 

Develop materials that inspire and engage everyone, from patients and staff to high impactful donors and future supporters

Stay up-to-date on accessibility standards and best practices, work to ensure copy and visuals are legible and accessible to various audiences

Collaborate and brainstorm creative and innovative solutions with the global creative team

Design and prepare materials to support digital platforms, including our social media channels and the new PIH-SL website

Closely collaborate with clinical teams to create patient-centered IEC materials that support health awareness campaigns. 

Create easy-to-digest infographics, icons, graphs, charts, original illustrations, etc. to support designs

Raise brand awareness by creating visibility and promotional materials, including banners, posters, t-shirts, etc.

Work closely with the procurement team and vendors to ensure high-quality deliverables for printed pieces 

Internal Communications (30%)

Support the production of internal communication materials

Maintain and improve systems for designers’ production workflow in OneDrive, Adobe Creative Suite and libraries, Canto, Asana, SharePoint 

Fundraising and Resource Mobilization Communication (30%)

Design fundraising and resource mobilization communication materials such as the annual report

Support the realization of the engagement strategy for PIH’s flagship project – the Maternal Center of Excellence 

Work closely with the Policy and Partnerships team to support the creation of PowerPoint presentations, one-pagers and brochures for external audiences including donors, partners and the Ministry of Health

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment
At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partners In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during emploment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures
Essential Experience And Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communications, Media, or a related field.

At least three years of professional design experience in a similar role.

A portfolio is required, must demonstrate a strong understanding of layout and typography. Applications without attached portfolio samples will not be considered further. 

Proven design skills in both print and digital media, with the ability to strategize and visualize complex ideas in an engaging way.

The ability to give and receive constructive feedback as a part of the design process

A high-level of proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign

Proficiency with Microsoft programs, including Word and PowerPoint, as well as Canva

Working knowledge of website content management systems

Knowledge of social media and how to engage audiences on digital platforms 

Understanding of and ability to clearly communicate topics related to global health and social justice

Essential Competencies and Attributes

Good organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work and deliver good results in a very fast paced deadline driven environment 

Humility and flexibility. Capacity to enter each conversation as a learner and a teacher. 

Commitment to health as a human right and social justice.

Strong understanding of ethical content gathering and safeguarding standards. 

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Social Justice
We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.
Method of application
Interested candidates are required to apply by email to   In your application, please ensure to include names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Tuesday 23rd  July 2024