Graphic Designer – Tugende

Job Title:   Graphic
Organization: Tugende
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Chief Commercial Officer
Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda

Application opening: 19th August 2020
Application deadline: 18th November 2020

About Tugende
Tugende is a
for-profit social enterprise providing asset and SME finance, leasing,
insurance, and financial literacy to new customers, and consumer finance to
qualified existing customers.
It was formally
established in 2012 in Uganda and is a technology-enabled asset financier of
income-generating assets for proven entrepreneurs, using a lease-to-own product
to offer an affordable path to ownership of these assets. Tugende empowers
customers unable to access formal credit, and has financed over 30,000

About the role:
With Tugende’s ongoing
rapid growth this creates immense opportunities for innovation, improvement
alongside expansion of core business streams. As the core business is growing
quickly, we need to penetrate new markets to meet our business goals. The
Graphic Designer will be responsible for creating visual concepts, by hand or
using computer software, communicating ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate
consumers. They will be required to develop the overall layout and production
design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Graphic Designer will execute the
following key duties and responsibilities:
  • Determine the message the design should
  • Prepare rough drafts of material based
    on an agreed brief
  • Develop concepts, graphics and layouts
    for product illustrations, company website and logos
  • Liaise with external printers on a
    regular basis to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the
    highest quality
  • Create images that identify a product or
    convey a message
  • Developing graphics for digital and
    print i.e. social media posts, campaigns, product flyers, magazines, etc.
  • Select colours, images, text style, and
  • Present and convince on design
  • Work using iterations and Incorporate
    changes recommended into the final design
  • Review designs for errors before
    printing or publishing them

Note: This job description gives a general guideline, and
therefore does not include an exhaustive list of all duties and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
experience, skills and qualification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or
    related field
  • Demonstrates creativity and originality
    through a professional portfolio that features the best designs
  • Must keep up with new and updated
    computer graphics and design software, either on their own or through
    formal software training programmes
  • 1 to 3 years of design work experience

Personal attributes
and abilities:
  • Analytical
    : Looks at work from the
    point of view of the clients and examines how the designs will be
    perceived by the client to ensure they convey the company’s desired
  • Artistic
    : Creates designs that
    are artistically interesting and appealing to clients. Should be able to
    produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or
    by using a computer programme.
  • Communication
    : Communicates with
    clients, customers, and other Designers to ensure that designs accurately
    reflect the desired message and effectively express information.
  • Computer
    : Uses specialized
    graphic design software to prepare designs.
  • Creativity: Thinks of new approaches to
    communicating ideas to consumers. Able to develop unique designs that
    convey a recognisable meaning on behalf of the company.
  • Time-management
    : Work on multiple
    projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.
  • Accountability: holds self and others accountable for
    all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions, follows
    through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the
    greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for the departmental
  • Planning
    and organizing
    : develops clear
    goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority
    activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates
    appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and
    allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and
    actions as necessary.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills
    : understands effective communication concepts, tools and
    techniques, ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical
    concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience, and
    receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through
    the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Professionalism
    and maintaining the Tugende Brand
    : Maintains professionalism in all correspondence while being
    empathetic and personable.
  • Positive
    : Maintains a mindset
    of “getting things done” and finding satisfaction in developing
    sustainable long-term solutions at all times.
  • Flexible
    and resilient
    : Flexible in
    schedule and work hours, seeks direct feedback and sees every challenge as
    an opportunity to grow.

What will you gain?
Meaningful work: Tugende’s work gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a better
living for themselves and their families. We are changing Africa’s
asset-finance industry by building a sustainable business that ignites
financial development. Join us!
Great Team:
Tugende has a smart, fun, and growing team of ~450 employees. We take our work
seriously, but love to joke and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid,
voluntary team outings, as well as events for our customers. Our headquarters
are in Kampala, Uganda and we are rapidly expanding in East Africa.
Hours and compensation: This position is for an ambitious, full-time employee who will take on
additional responsibilities and projects as they arise. Tugende offers
competitive salaries and benefits that reflect a person’s contributions to the
company’s mission and growth.
More About Tugende: Tugende means “let’s go” in Luganda and what you see on the back of a
motorcycle taxi. Tugende has been recognized as a 2012 Unreasonable
Fellow, 2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow, 2016 GSBI Fellow, and
received the MIT Zambezi prize in 2015 as one of the top 3 financial inclusion
startups in Africa. We have appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Economist.
Beyond geographic growth, Tugende’s future will include multiple asset finance
products and tools to help Tugende reach millions of clients without losing
high touch personal support

How to Apply:
All candidates should
apply online at the link below.

18th November 2020

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