|Date Posted:||May 7, 2017|
|Closing Date:||May 17, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
Exchangerzone Microfinance Co. is the Afghanistan first and largest microfinance institution, and financial services company founded by Investone Corps. Inc. in Kabul. Investone Corps, Inc. is a holding company founded by States Corps Engineering which has office in Virginia, USA, and other countries of the region. The company is duly registered with Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (ASIA), De Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Microfinance Investment Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) and Ministry of Finance (MOF). We are the first company in Afghanistan outside the banking industry to offer microfinance, banking, investment, and financial services. Our main businesses are credit and prepaid credit cards, Microfinance Services, investment products & services, travel insurance & services, banking and other financial services. Exchangerzone is dedicated to focus on serving the comprehensive needs of individuals and businesses with high quality and value pricing. The company with a core staff of experienced national and international professionals and an expert team approaches to most financial services and projects within and outside Afghanistan.
Our company is seeking a Graphic Designer to assist in day-to-day design projects for the Communications and Promotions Division. This position will be responsible for assisting team members in designing branded marketing communications for its brand, including but not limited to industry print pieces, presentation tools, signage, business cards, letterhead and promotional materials.
The Graphic Designer must have extensive graphic experience, including mastery of the Adobe Creative programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. The applicant must be able to prioritize work and effectively manage multiple projects; communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of employees; work independently as well as collaboratively within a multi-discipline team environment; work well under pressure in meeting deadlines; exhibit sound judgment in making decisions; and maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters. Experience in advertising, creative development and proficiency in graphic design software is required.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Design printed marketing materials such as catalog, brochures, banners, graphics, signage, etc.
Design social media graphics - this may include digital display banners, social media content, profile pictures and cover photos, simple photo editing, landing pages
Design email graphics and templates with an emphasis on mobile design (responsive newsletters).
Design web graphics and update website when necessary.
Create and edit simple landing pages.
Collaborate with Business development team to meet goals and project deadlines.
Attend product photo shoots and assist with setup, staging, and editing/retouching of photos.
Cooperate with printers and other external vendors.
Ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
Strong attention to detail and a positive attitude.
Maintain brand DNA while evolving brand aesthetic across all visual channels.
Collaborative and team-oriented with excellent oral/written communications skills.
Perform any other tasks assigned by line manager.
Degree in design-related field or equivalent working experience.
Fluent in a variety of digital delivery formats. Mastery of design software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and HTML with a portfolio demonstrating responsive digital design for web and emails, motion graphics, social media platforms, PPT.
Bonus if you are a great writer or have experience in photo styling.
Able to fluently communicate in Pashto, Dari & English.
For consideration, please apply via indeed.com Also include 2 examples of graphic design work that you have done or full portfolio. (Social media graphic, email graphic, display banner, web banner, printed material, etc.).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once.
Have professional and positive behavior.
This position reports to the Chief Business Development Officer or DCEO/CEO and has no supervisory responsibility over other staff.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and other latest technologies deemed appropriate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. An energetic and physically well employee is needed.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time position, and regular hours of work and days are Saturday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, this position can regularly require long hours and frequent weekend work.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected. The position also requires travel to provinces and outside countries.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS
The employee should be able to furnish two individuals as a guarantor for attesting the social worthiness of the employee.
1. Excellent oral and written communication in Dari, Pashto & English.
Demonstrates strong knowledge with MS-Office suite of software applications and tools, including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and MS. Project, MS-Outlook, InDesign, Photoshop, illustrator, XTML
Above average personal computing skills, backed up by disciplined sales force automation habits and experience.