Lushomo Recent Available Job Opportunity

Posted on :

24 Nov, 2020

Category :

Communications Jobs in South Africa, Research Jobs in South Africa

Lushomo helps partner organisations do good by communicating complex information effectively. We work mainly with United Nations clients and other international organisations in the areas of health, environment, education and economic development.

We are mission driven and only take on work that has a positive social impact. Lushomo is growing steadily, and together we are becoming leaders in information design and research communication. We are looking for one or more additions for our research, communications and project management team.



Job Title: Research and communications manager
Location: South Africa

The right person(s) will have a blend of creativity and technical know-how, be organised, quick to learn and work well under pressure within a small team.

Here’s what you would get out of it: 

  • Experience working with international organisations. The majority of our clients are from major intergovernmental agencies including the UN and OECD
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive team
  • Freedom to work from anywhere
  • Learn the latest information design approaches from an experienced team
  • Experience design thinking and human centred design in action
  • Become part of a small, successful team, growing year on year
  • An ideal base from which to move into a range of sectors, including UN, corporate or research – anywhere where making complex information more accessible is prized
  • Work with leading researchers on issues relating to health, environment and broader international development
  • Have dedicated time each week for learning and career development

This position will involve digesting and summarising technical content, helping to generate creative and effective solutions, communicating our ideas to designers and developers, and steering projects through to completion. A large component of the work is conceptualising visual products, such as data visualisations, infographics, animations etc. It is important that you have an interest in design and will enjoy developing comms products in an iterative, unpredictable process. You should also be willing to help out generally wherever needed; we’re a small team so we all wear multiple hats.
We often work under pressure to meet tough deadlines and within tight budgets but the work is varied and each day is different. We are always pushing the boundaries to learn new technical skills (such as interactive data design, UX/UI, augmented reality etc.) and keep our products fresh and relevant in a fast-changing communications landscape. Visit our website, for lots of examples of the type of work we do.

The applicant must:

  • Have a Master’s degree in public health, development, communications or another relevant research field.
  • Be an adaptable team player and enjoy working in a collaborative environment.
  • Be able to simply and effectively communicate data and concepts.
  • Have a good understanding of numbers, graphs and statistics.
  • Be creative, with an interest in design.
  • Have excellent writing and communication abilities in English.
  • Have an eye for detail.
  • For senior candidates we will be expecting 5-10 years of experience in challenging roles with a solid track record of successful projects.

Also beneficial:

  • Previous experience working in visual design, media or another communications-related field.
  • Knowledge of GIS, Tableau, PowerBI or other data visualisation software.
  • Exposure to any of a wide array of technical skills: data analysis, coding/development (front- or back-end), graphic design, video production, photography, etc.
  • Language skills, particularly in any of the 5 UN languages other than English.

To apply 

If you’re interested in joining the team please submit your cv and cover letter to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Monday, 30 November, 2020

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so we encourage you to apply soon!

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