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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

VSO is the world's leading international development charity that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Mission - VSO brings people together to fight poverty. VS...


Kampala, Uganda

13 Sep 2013

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Graphic Design and Printing Specialist

Use your graphic design and printing experience to support Uganda's Ministry of Education and Sport as it develops materials for schools and other education settings.

Kampala, Uganda

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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Under Uganda’s National Development Plan (2010-2015), the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) strives to improve the quality of education. VSO is working with the MOES as it seeks to increase literacy and health seeking behaviour. The Graphic design and print specialist will support the overall programme as the project team will be developing learning and reading materials requiring graphic design and printing. The placement will also entail building the capacity of the team working at the printing centre to use and maintain equipment. You'll be based at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) and will support the overall project and team as they generate materials for use in education settings. This will involve:
  • Assisting with the establishment of a printing centre at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) to support the development and production of reading and instruction materials for early grade teaching
  • Supporting the design of early grade reading and instructional materials
  • Building the capacity of NCDC to use, maintain and work efficiently with printing equipment
  • Participating in project review meetings
  • Participating in project monitoring and evaluation.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
  • You’ll have a Degree or Diploma in ICT with specific skills in graphic design, printing, systems networking, trouble shooting and ideally some ability in equipment maintenance;
  • You’ll have good experience of printing materials in bulk or for commercial purposes;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Strong ability to work in a team, with excellent communication skills. 

And the rest...
You’ll be based in Kampala at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) part of the Ministry of Education and Sports. You’ll be required to use a motorcycle during this placement; full training is given by VSO. We’ll ask you to commit to at least 24 months to make a sustainable contribution to our development goals. In return, we’ll provide you with extensive training before your placement, and our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights and accommodation. When you return to your home country, we'll support you to resettle. 
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