Consultant – Graphic Design, Content Transfer – RCLA Fellowship – Remote At Mercy Corps


Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. In Niger and Burkina Faso, Mercy Corps’ Sahel Collaboration and Communication (SCC) project aims to bring together partners working on USAID’s RISE II in order to increase resilience and give implementers a compounding impact as they learn to collaborate and adapt their approach to shocks and stresses.

Purpose / Project Description:

The Resilience Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (RCLA) Fellowship is a key aspect of SCC’s strategy to create a resilience collaborative, learning and adaptation (CLA) mentality among a group of partners. The Fellowship will bring together representatives from partner INGOs and local structures, government representatives, and USAID over a 3 months period to build skills, connections, trust, and create a space for discussion and collaboration among a diverse group of people working on building resilience in the Sahel. The in-person trainings are a key part of this process as fellows learn about the RCLA approach together, examine case studies, and apply learning to their own workplans as they identify areas to collaborate. During these trainings and throughout the Fellowship, participants will read and consult a fellowship guide made up of 7 sections which will cover everything from system dynamics and RCLA foundations to designing for resilient systems and joint work-planning. The guide will contain case studies and adult learning activities, and will be accompanied by a workbook. Mercy Corps, lead of SCC, is looking for a consultant to transfer the fellowship content from google documents to a professional looking design template. The curriculum and documents will be in French, but will have accompanying documents with the translation in English for reference if needed.

Consultant Activities:

The Consultant will:

  • Transfer existing curriculum content (in Google Drive products) over to already designed templates (on Adobe Illustrator) in a format that balances readability, usability, and aesthetic/professional quality (curriculum contains 7 sessions).
  • Refine and revise material layout based on team feedback and revisions.

Consultant Deliverables:

  • Estimated quantity of material:
    • Facilitator guides (A4, landscape/portrait): est. 350-400 pages
    • Guide sample
    • Workbook (A4, landscape/portrait): 200+pages
    • Workbook sample

Timeframe / Schedule:

The SCC program needs this design service to have the bulk of the deliverables (workbook and charts) ready for printing the week of March 14, 2022. Estimated time of work:

  • Workbook Sessions 1-4: As soon as possible, deadline: March 15th, 2022
    • 3 days
  • Workbook Sessions 5-7: April 2022
    • 3 days
  • Facilitation Guides: May 2022
    • 5 days

The Consultant will report to: Resilience Fellowship Manager, SCC

The Consultant will work closely with: Senior Resilience Technical Advisor, TSU
RCLA Fellowship Consultant

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Must have:
    • Bachelor’s level degree (or equivalent) in Communications, IT, Graphic Design, Art, Animation or a related field
    • Prior documented experience producing high-quality graphic design products
    • Professional-level competency in design software (including Adobe Illustrator and/or InDesign)
    • Professional experience with right-fitting text size for readability/usability in classroom setting
    • Comfort with Google Drive (e.g., Docs, Slides, Sheets)
  • Good to have:
    • Experience with graphic design in English and French

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

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Safeguarding & Ethics Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

How to apply

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