Digital Designer

POSITION CLOSES:  30 August 2018

SALARY:  Negotiable – depending on experience


The successful candidate will execute all design projects to consistently articulate Focus Africa’s mission of helping families thrive.


  • Play a pivotal role in all elements of design for marketing and communications projects as assigned by the Communications Director.
  • Design and produce printed, electronic and digital elements for campaigns across the Ministry.
  • Prepare written materials including advertising copy, reports, presentations, articles, newsletters, press releases and electronic promotions when necessary.
  • Work amicably with staff on projects with both local, national and global scope.
  • Support Communications Director to utilize all communication channels and opportunities to increase the ministry profile.
  • Creativity to produce unique designs, while paying close attention to brand dimensions.
  • Work closely with other departments to plan, schedule and support conferences and events. Attend and assist at external events.
  • Research new markets and report on campaigns and findings.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Demonstrated ability and experience in all elements of design.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Adobe Design Suite and related design software eg Freehand,Fireworks and Dreamweaver.
  • Knowledge of current graphics and principals and practices of pre-press, print production, and web-based publication.
  • Excellent knowedge and experience in online mail campaigns using MailChimp, WordPress etc.
  • Reasonable working knowledge of website construction and design including FTP, file types, organization and layout.
  • Proven ability and experience in managing/ maintaining social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Reasonable working knowledge of radio and television production processes. Technical skills advantageous.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work alone as well as in a team environment


  • Recognised Tertiary Degree/ Diploma in Digital/ Graphic Design with 2-3 years of broad experience as a Designer.


  • Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family’s ministry in prayer
  • Demonstrates behaviors aligned with Focus on the Family core values

Please send your CV with three of your best design works to before 30 August 2018. If you do not hear back from us by 30 September 2018 your application was unsuccessful. This position is based in Hillcrest, Durban.