Request for Proposal VBE Graphic Design Consultancy Opportunity in Kenya

Aga Khan Foundation 

Position Title: Request for Proposal VBE Graphic Design


The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private not-for profit, non-denominational international development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life of communities in remote and resource poor areas. In East Africa, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to challenges of development in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Reflecting the complex and multi-faceted nature of development, AKF programmes in the region encompasses education, health, Early Childhood Development, Rural Development and Civil Society Strengthening. AKF is seeking a consultant work as part of a diverse team of ECD, Education, adult learning, and Civil Society specialists to design, pilot, iterate, and complete a capacity development package for Civil Society Organisations to integrate learning through play into their Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programming.


AKF has adapted our existing VBE modules to create a three-day immersive experience. The VBE Immersive Experience will enable teachers and schools to better support the socio-emotional needs of all children in their duty of care and better implement the CBC.

Consultant scope of work

It is expected for the consultant or organisation to:

  • Collaborate with AKF to develop and ideate different design ideas to identify the design most fit for purpose.
  • Finalise an agreed design and develop the workshop materials based on this, including MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel
  • Ensure all designs for the workshop materials are contextually relevant, gender sensitive and promote positive values and play

Key deliverables

  • Finalised design documents (including Facilitator Guide) for the VBE Immersive Experience and Learning through Play modules in final and editable formats.

Work Plan

Activity Deadline

Present design concepts to AKF for finalisation of design concept November 2023

Submit final draft design of all materials November 2023

Incorporate feedback and deliver all final documents December 2023

Selection Criteria

  • Proven experience (at least 3 years) in producing publications with innovative graphic design, using relevant software (40%)
  • Cost-effective (25%)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the communication requirements of AKF (5%)
  • Experience of graphic production from start to published product with knowledge of printing processes and colour management (20%)
  • Demonstrated awareness of cultural contexts relevant to this work including Kenyan coastal communities (10%)

How to apply

Consultants or organisations interested in this career opportunity with AKF should submit a proposal for work including workplan, CV and/or list of organizational experience and anticipated budget by 12 noon on Tuesday, October 31st. E-mail these documents to akfkenya.procurement@akdn.orgwith ‘VBE Graphic Design’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (