Graphic Designer Consultancy Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya

Christian Aid 

Position Title: Graphic Designer 


The purpose of this assignment is to design graphics including infographics, share graphics and digital messages to raise awareness and disseminate information about the structural inequalities in the governance of international financial institutions using Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) allocation as case study. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) are an international reserve asset created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to supplement the official reserves of member countries. Special Drawing Rights play a crucial role in the global economy, especially during times of economic crisis, and it is essential to educate the public about their significance. In August 2021, the IMF board of governors approved a $650 billion allocation of SDRs in response to the economic crises triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision marked a historic achievement of civil society efforts around the world pushing for this much-needed liquidity for the global South to respond to the pandemic.


Following the 2021 issuance of SDRs, Christian Aid together with partners implemented an SDRs for a People’s Recovery project that aimed at contributing to an inclusive COVID-19 recovery through effective utilisation and reallocation of Special Drawing Rights in a manner that strengthens public services (health, education, and social protection), and does not add to unsustainable debt burdens and further fiscal consolidation in Africa. The project specifically aimed at strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations, citizens and media in Kenya, Malawi, and Sierra Leone on SDRs so that they are better informed and can engage in debt and SDRs allocation advocacy and public campaigning to influence budget decisions and fiscal policies at the national level and SDRs reallocation at the global level while highlighting the structural inequalities in the governance of global financial institutions.

From the experience of the SDRs project and research outputs in Kenya, Malawi and Sierra Leone and Christian Aid’s campaigning at national, regional and global level on the reform of the global financial architecture that Christian Aid seeks to engage an experienced graphic designer to visualize the structural inequalities in the governance of international financial institutions and how the same undermines developing countries economic recovery effort. The products and key messages will be used for online engagement to educate and engage with the public, policy makers and key international financial institution such as the IMF/WB who are hosting their Annual meetings in Africa 50 years later.

The products to be developed will in a creative but informative way:

  1. Emphasise how the governance structure of international financial institutions often results in structural inequities, where a few powerful countries dominate decision-making processes and resource allocation.
  2. Highlight how some countries wield disproportionate influence in international financial institutions, potentially undermining the interests of smaller or less influential nations.
  3. Explain the SDR allocation in August 2021 as an example of how these structural deficiencies can impact resource distribution during global crises.
  4. Convey the message of the need for urgent governance reforms needed to address these deficiencies and ensure a fair and equitable global financial system.
  5. Stress the importance of transparency and accountability in the decision-making processes in the allocation and utilization of SDRs at the national level.

The primary objectives of this short-term consultancy are:

  • To create visually engaging and informative graphics that visually represent governance structures of international financial institutions and disparities.
  • To craft key messages that effectively convey the issues related to governance deficiencies in international financial institutions and how the same disproportionately undermines the development efforts of developing countries.
  • To use the case of the August 2021 SDR allocation as a focal point for highlighting the structural deficiencies in the governance of international financial institutions and the urgent need for reform.


  • Creating a series of infographics, share graphics, charts, and visuals in various formats that effectively communicate the key concepts of SDRs and depict governance structures and
  • Crafting key messages that succinctly and persuasively convey the structural deficiencies in governance.
  • Ensuring all graphics and messages are consistent with a unified visual identity.
  • Providing editable source files for all designs upon project completion.
  • Support with digital dissemination of the graphics and key messages.

The Ideal Candidate

Designing graphics and key messages to illustrate the structural deficiencies in the governance of financial institutions, requires a strategic approach to communicate complex information effectively. This assignment requires a highly skilled and experienced individual in graphic design for online engagement. Specifically, the ideal candidate must have the following the qualifications:

  • At least five years of continuous working experience in developing layout and production design with Non-Governmental Organizations (UN and other international organizations)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in graphic design experience for online materials (website, social media).
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) or other industry-standard design tools.
  • Strong creative and artistic skills, including the ability to think outside the box and come up with innovative design solutions and messages.
  • A keen eye for detail to ensure that designs are visually appealing and error-free.
  • Ability to use simple and easily understandable language in the key messages to reach a broader audience.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing graphics and messages that re visually engaging, with a clear focus on the issue of governance.

Duration of the Consultancy: This consultancy will commence on 1st November 2023 and is to be completed by 30th November 2023.


To apply, submit your proposal with the following information:

  • Name and profile. It should showcase your best work and demonstrate your skills in various design areas, such as branding, print design, web design, illustration, and more.
  • Summary of experience in similar assignments. This should also include published work and/or references from organizations that contracted the work.
  • A budget breakdown for both professional fees and any reimbursable expenses.

How to apply

Your proposal, which should not exceed five pages should be sent by email to: under the subject line GRAPHIC DESIGNER no later than 23rd October 2023. Incomplete applications will notbe considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.