POSITION DESCRIPTION Design Officer Volunteer or Staff

Design Officer
Volunteer or Staff:
Phnom Penh or Remote (from volunteer home base)
Time Commitment:
5 - 10 hours per week
Reporting to:
Direct reports:
Communications Manager
Other key relationships Internal:
Fundraising Manager
Managing Director
Other team members as directed by the
Communications Manager
Position Purpose:
To meet the ongoing demands in graphic designing and desktop publishing for OIC: The
Cambodia Project, we are seeking a Volunteer Design Officer to join our small but
successful team.
Reporting directly to the Communications Manager, this role is responsible for
providing graphic designing and desktop publishing support for our
communication activities (internal and external) across all channels of
communication. The Design Officer, will also provide design support to the
Fundraising Manager, Managing Director and team members as directed by the
Communications Manager.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
1. Supporting the Communications Manager and other team members in
developing digital and print communication materials, for example:
 OIC run a Birthday Heroes fundraising campaign on an ongoing basis.
As our design officer you will get to put your creative powers into practise by
designing an OIC superhero along with other graphic assets for this
2. Ensure communication materials adhere to the OIC brand standards
3. Produce digital designs in a timely fashion for OIC's use externally.
4. Produce high quality photographs and video clips as required to support
OIC's ability to advocate for and promote speech therapy in Cambodia.
Person Specification:
Essential qualifications, experience, skills, and personal attributes:
 Demonstrated experience in delivering digital and print communication
materials (internal and external) across all channels of communication
 While the position is open to non-graduates, preference will be given to those
with relevant degrees in graphic design, art or communications
 Experience producing print and digital communication materials (work
portfolio required when applying for this position)
 Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign)
and other related design software
 Exceptional design skills and attention to detail
 Excellent time management and organisational skills
 Easy to work with. We’re a small team with big dreams and small egos. We
hope you’re the same.
Desirable qualifications, experience, skills, and personal attributes:
 Familiarity with photo- and video-editing software
 Excellent English communication skills
Time requirements
This position is for a term of a minimum of three months. Any applicant who can
commit greater than three months or has flexibility to extend their commitment
after the volunteering term will be at an advantage.
Location of position
The volunteer may choose to be based in Phnom Penh or contribute remotely
from their home location.
Applicants working remotely who are based in the Asia-Pacific region are likely
to find it is easier to work around time zones, however applicants are invited to
apply from any country.
Volunteers based in Phnom Penh will:
 Have access to a working space within OIC's offices
 Have access to a shared printer
 Be required to provide their own laptop and office supplies
Phnom Penh is a modern city with all available amenities that someone coming
from overseas could wish for. Free wireless internet is everywhere and the
mobile networks are excellent. Accommodation is easy to find in Phnom Penh.
There are many apartments in Phnom Penh, ranging from an average US$2002
US$500 (this is the average amount) per month depending on location,
individual or shared accommodation.
 You will have the opportunity to input into the development and creation of
digital assets (online and offline) for OIC.
 Your work will be seen by our current and future networks in social media,
email, website, newsletters and other communications materials.
 Access to a global network of peers and mentors with expertise in speech
therapy, international development, project management, fundraising,
communications, working with disability, and more.
 Be part of a small but dedicated team that values respect, collaborations,
learning, integrity and localisation.
 Broaden your professional networks with connections with professionals in
various fields from across the world and particularly in the non-profit sector.
 You will receive direct support from OIC's Communications Manager;
 You will also have the opportunity to work in partnership with other OIC
team members, including OIC's Fundraising Manager.
 Dependent on where the successful applicant is based, support may be
provided face to face or through online means via email, Skype or Google
hangouts calls.
 If relocating to Phnom Penh you will be provided with a relocation guide and
benefit from OIC's staff buddy system
How you can apply
Please refer to the position description for full details about this role.
Applications should contain:
 A one page cover letter, explaining why you think you’re the best person for
the position. Please address the Person Specification requirements.
 A no-longer-than-two-page CV
 Links to your previous works or portfolio.
Please address submissions and questions to [email protected]
The final deadline for submission of proposals is 25th August 2015