ACDI / VOCA Freelance Artist / Illustrator Job in Kenya

Job Title: Freelance Artist / Illustrator

Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

ACDI/VOCA has approximately 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of about $170 million. 

REGAL-AG Project

REGAL-AG is a multi-year project that will identify, integrate and sustain humanitarian investments that prove to be effective in sustainably increasing resilience and reducing the need for recurrent humanitarian assistance. 
REGAL-AG will sustainably reduce poverty and hunger through a growth and poverty reduction strategy in line with USAID’s Feed-the-Future strategy. 
The REGAL-AG program builds upon and deepens the USAID investment in select areas to improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness of the livestock value chain in two counties while furthering livestock-related economic opportunities. 
A key focus on the project will involve facilitating behavior change in actors all along the chain – from livestock keepers, to middlemen, traders, transporters, and buyers – in order to improve their economic resilience and stimulate growth.

We seek a candidate who is creative in art and design—for both line illustrations and drawings, and is able to communicate our work in topic-specific story form. 

The Illustrator’s competencies should include:

  • Ability to understand and interpret our topic specific needs
  • Good at analyzing the brief’s specification and the images/text to be illustrated
  • Creative thinker who uses imagination to produce new ideas
  • Skillful in creating images and designs by using the traditional hand skills of drawing and painting, alongside other techniques, to meet design briefs
  • Ability to work and deliver within the set timelines
Please send us 2 illustrative samples—as per the below assignment specifications. 

Title: Community-Based Advocacy on Land Tenure, Land use and Pastoral Mobility and Grazing Management

Sample 1: Image showing a green vegetation of forested area—Acacia trees with grass and pasture land, Manyatta (30 to 40 years ago)
Sample 2: Same image as page 1 above, but showing a depleted land due to overgrazing and cutting of Acacia trees (present day situation)

To be considered for this recruitment, please drop/send your resume and sample drawings to

REGAL-AG Project
Dennis Pritt Road, Next to Gracia Gardens, 

Or email to cc
No phone calls please. 
Only finalists will be contacted.
Please note that this is not a full time position. 
The successful candidate shall be engaged on a need basis.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Please apply by close of business, Friday 24th January  2014.


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