Apply: AfDB Senior Graphic Design Assistant

Deadline: 06 May, 2020

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Language Services Department (CHLS) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the position of Senior Graphic Design Assistant. Reporting to the Director CHLS, the Senior Graphic Design Assistant undertakes graphic and formatting activities for all documents processed by the CHLS for use at board level and bankwide. The Senior Graphic Design Assistant leads the graphic design and formatting section of the department and provides technical support on all graphics-related issues. Although working directly under the Director, the Senior Graphic Design Assistant maintains functional relationships with other managers in the CHLS.


  • Handle graphic design activities, namely design, composition, layout, production and publication of CHLS documents
  • Undertake activities relating to illustrations, glossaries, posters, brochures, informational media, communication media, innovative media, web page, etc.
  • Handle the graphics chain, follow up production at the printery (digital large format, etc.)
  • Monitor progress in new technologies, with a focus on relevant application software
  • Design layout using the latest technology, including style sheets
  • Create, modify and arrange elements for use in software applications (Photoshop, In-design, Xpress, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Develop technical specifications for publications
  • Monitor and contribute to the publication of glossaries, lexicons, brochures, mock-ups, posters, and other CHLS products


  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent certificate in graphic art, marketing or visual communication from a tertiary institution (training in graphic arts or equivalent field)
  •  Six years of practical and professional experience, minimum, with sound knowledge of the graphics chain
  • Good interpersonal relations with colleagues and external collaborators, problem-solver, client-oriented, team player
  • Ability to work under constant pressure
  • Ability to work overtime and non-working days, as necessary
  • Open mind and close attention to detail
  • General knowledge in ICTs
  • Familiarity with language software such as Multitrans/Hermes
  • Sound knowledge of the design, creation and management of websites
  • Familiarity with evolving graphic arts technologies
  • Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English and French
  • Ability to use all the Microsoft standard software used in the bank and familiarity with interpretation management software and AfDB budget processes (SAP, SRAS) and procurement systems

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