Graphic Design Contractor Jobs

Job Responsibilites : Graphic Design Contractor

Company : RTI International

Location : Remote

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI’s experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.

SG&R’s Energy Division is working to develop and implement low emission energy technology alternatives, raise private financing for energy infrastructure, bring efficiency to utilities, work with governments on legal and regulatory reforms to alleviate bottlenecks in energy generation and consumption, and increase access to green energy to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty. We serve as a chosen partner for USAID’s Power Africa program in sub-Sahara Africa and have a growing international energy portfolio of over $200 million across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

Position Description:

RTI International is recruiting a Graphic Design Contractor under the IDG SG&R Energy Division. This position provides an excellent opportunity to create infographics, presentations, and technical resources for USAID projects, the energy sector, international energy businesses and investments, and more. S/he will be part of a dedicated team supporting several USAID-funded projects on Energy team projects and proposals. Examples of projects include (1) the South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP), a project to improve access to affordable, secure, reliable, and sustainable energy in India and five surrounding countries, (2) Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP), a four-year project to promote off-grid electrification in 11 African countries, (3) the Papua New Guinea Electrification Partnership (PEP) Activity, a five-year project partnership for grid and off-grid electrification in Papua New Guinea, among others. S/he may also support other USAID-funded projects through SG&R’s Environment and Water teams as well as communications and business development activities.

This position is open for telecommuting from anywhere in the United States and does not entail travel. The position will report to the Senior Technical Writer.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualizing and designing data visualizations, graphic elements, infographics, icons, PowerPoint presentations and templates, publication layouts, and more
  • Adjusting deliverables based on team feedback on rapid timelines
  • Lending expertise and knowledge of modern techniques to create exceptional presentations and publications
  • Adhering to branding and marking guidelines

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Three or more years of relevant experience
  • Relevant portfolio of advanced vector design samples and other creative media
  • Expertise in vector graphic design (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer) with portfolio samples
  • Ability to design visually striking data visualizations, presentations, interactive documents, and media using modern software and online tools
  • Advanced skills in relevant functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Acroba
  • Ability and interest in synthesizing complex information into simple visual concepts with attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly create graphic elements (e.g., icons, maps, infographics, motifs) and quickly navigate and adapt them from digital resource libraries with proper licensing and attribution
  • Ability to critically analyze and recommend creative design improvements for deliverables, such as presentations, assessments, reports, and digital resources
  • Ability to justify recommendations and broadly apply best design practices of data visualization, color theory, typography, and more
  • Flexibility and availability with advanced notice to draft and finalize designs on fast-paced deadlines in close collaboration with managers
  • Ability to apply clients’ branding and marking guidelines and follow internal checklists
  • A self-motivated, proactive attitude that thrives under pressure as part of a team
  • Flexibility and reliability in working both collaboratively and independently with team members of diverse and multicultural backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to complex, changing priorities, workloads, and workflows

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience producing novel forms of digital multimedia (e.g., interactive PDFs, digital tools, instructional design, and animations tools)
  • Ability to improve the accessibility of documents and making them 508-compliant
  • Advanced skills in laying out, designing, and producing publications with Adobe InDesign or similar software
  • Experience designing and printing conference materials (e.g., banners, slideshows, etc.)
  • Ability to liaise with external printing facilities
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Teams
  • Video editing abilities
  • Experience with USAID and donor-funded projects; international development; energy, environment, and water sectors; and non-English-speaking countries

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