Posted on :
11 Sep, 2020
11 Sep, 2020
Lushomo helps partner organisations do good by communicating complex information in a simple, effective way. We work mainly with United Nations clients in the areas of health, environment, education and economic development. Our job is to make it possible for our partner organisations to take their research and evidence and communicate it for real impact among a variety of audiences. We are mission-driven and only take on work that has a positive social impact. As a team we are growing and becoming leaders in information design and research communication.
We are looking for an experienced communications manager primarily to manage the design and layout of one hefty technical publication, but also help us with some overflow work on other projects as the need arises. You will have at least 5 years of experience as a project manager – ideally in the health, environment or development sectors – and be able to show examples of great work you have overseen.
Job Title: Freelance communication manager (Contract)
Location: Cape Town
You will have managed the development of a variety of communication materials, both print and digital. You will be a strong visual thinker, comfortable with managing graphic designers, able to create doodles and wireframes, and to deal with working under pressure with clients that respond erratically. You should also be able to work collaboratively with our team members, but also have the confidence and experience to drive the project independently.
Our work involves a range of print and digital work – sometimes using the latest digital approaches. If you have experience with managing projects involving UX, digital storytelling, cross-platform comms campaigns linking to social media etc, that would be advantageous.
The primary project we are looking for management support of is the design and layout of a 200-page technical (health research) publication. This will run over an approximately 3-month period through the end of this year. This layout, and other projects we will be asking for your support on, require flexibility around approach and working hours, a commitment to responding to erratic and unexpected requests from our clients, and a willingness to go the extra mile.
Duties will include:
Skills and qualifications:
If we find the right person we hope to create a long term freelance contractor relationship to help us with our (frequent) overflows or to discuss possible employment options beyond the initial project described above.
The ideal applicant would be available close to full time (ideally a flexible 20-40 hours per week) beginning as soon as possible through late December. Initially a fixed term contract, which we hope to renew or convert to a permanent position for the right candidate.
If you’re interested in joining the team please send your CV and a cover letter – outlining why you’re interested in Lushomo and why you’re the right person for this position – to [email protected]. For more information, visit www.lushomo.net.
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Application Deadline: Friday, 9 October, 2020