International Rescue Committee Visual Illustration Manager, PlayMatters Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Visual Illustration Manager, PlayMatters Jobs in Uganda

Job Overview

  • The Visual Illustration Manager (VIM) will be based in Kampala with occasional travel to refugee hosting districts in Uganda. S/he will use skills in drawing, color, composition, and storytelling to visualize and create engaging images that enliven PlayMatters content for educators, community members, caregivers, systems actors, and advocacy plans. The VIM will review text, sketch, revise, iterate, and finish illustrations for PlayMatters products, adjusting as requested by the PlayMatters team.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and create colorful/engaging illustrations to support key ideas and concepts presented in textual educational materials for teachers, community members, caregivers, systems actors, children, and advocacy campaigns. Illustrations may include elements for guides, posters, booklets, manuals, etc.

  • Participate in iterative design process, producing variations of illustrated content to ensure that illustrations convey the appropriate concepts and information for users.

  • Create illustrations that are of the highest quality and meet technical requirements.

  • Manage complex deliverables across three countries and multiple content development.
    Generate ideas and concepts that are clear, communicative, and engaging.

  • Work collaboratively with all members of our content development committees to ensure technically accurate, appropriate, consistent, and responsive illustrations are creative.

  • Collaborate and communicate creative ideas with a cross-functional team that includes technical experts, graphic designers, behavioral scientists, and users to create compelling illustrations.

  • Stay on top of the latest standards, processes, and trends in the illustration field.

  • Create designs that are appropriate for both physical and digital versions of the content and can translate into multiple formats.

  • Work in a fast-paced, diverse, and collaborative environment

  • Adhere to tight deadlines and produce iterations of work with a short turn-around time.
    Reports to: The Deputy Project Coordinator – PlayMatters (IRC Uganda).


  • Relevant degree from an accredited university. Additional specialized and relevant advanced training will be an added

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in content illustration with a large and credible organization.

  • Highly talented with demonstrates use of drawing tablets and digital illustration software (such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW, or other)

  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain creative decisions in spoken and written format effectively in a multi-cultural environment with international and national colleagues and partners.

  • Strong eye for detail, a consistent style, and a willingness to share work with others for feedback.

  • Excellent sketching skills to quickly communicate ideas.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • An ability to receive, interpret, and implement constructive feedback from diverse project stakeholders and iterate on illustrated designs.

  • Work well under pressure, dealing with competing priorities, in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.

  • Detail-oriented and good multi-tasking abilities to meet multiple deadlines.

  • Strong team player with ability to work with many diverse stakeholders across a large consortium and multiple content development teams.

  • Ability to navigate and creatively engage with diverse artistic traditions of East Africa.

  • A compelling portfolio that showcases aesthetic awareness, high caliber drawing skills, and command of multiple illustration styles.

  • Fluency in English is required
    Strong understanding of humanitarian crises and contexts in Uganda is a plus.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Visual Illustration Manager, PlayMatters Jobs in Uganda

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