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Cambodia: Graphic Designer for Childrens Centre

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Description

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Duration: Minimum 3 months, maximum 12 months commitment

Start Dates: Project is ongoing

Cost: $ 290 one-off placement fee – please see Costs section for further details.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and holistic NGO treating children’s health in Cambodia
  • Learning opportunity in how a NGO hospital operates and in the complex issues surrounding paediatric medical care in a developing country
  • Opportunity to make a lasting impact on how we use donor data and optimize systems to better fund the hospital, contributing to its sustainability
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Introduction

Graphic designing skills are needed to help a non-for-profit health care centre for children in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The centre needs a more professional portfolio of promotional, informational and events materials, as the hospital relies on fundraising to operate at full capacity, of which promotional materials are very important.

You will need to have professional experience and be able to work with few resources, and colleagues of varying skills. A friendly and positive outlook is essential! Your duties will include designing for an international audience, producing everything from fundraising packs to event invitations.

Daily Life

You will work closely with the Communications Manager. Your main role and responsibility is to design and produce graphics, communications and events materials that support the goals of the fundraising team, promote awareness of Hospital and facilitate Hospital’s fundraising efforts.
Duties include:

  • Plan and design promotional materials, such as posters, cards, brochures, social media to raise the profile of Hospital. This may include providing mock-ups, drafts and/or presentation of ideas.
  • Plan and design layout of key development department communications materials such as reports, newsletters, appreciation cards/letters, policies, information pages etc. This may include providing mock-ups, drafts and/or presentation of ideas
  • Provide graphic design support to Hospital’ s Visitor Centre
  • Ensure basic graphics branding package is easily accessible to Communications and Development staff, including; logo package and corporate colour codes and guidelines on how to use them.

At the end of the project period, we expect that the you will have produced a range of easy-to-edit templates that will allow Hospital to continue using your designs by tweaking/updating them so that they can be used for new/different audiences.

This will make working processes at Hospital much more efficient than at present, where graphic design has become increasingly important and increasingly problematic because we don’t have the skills set needed.

You will have also passed some of their knowledge and experience to the Cambodian graphic designer and social media officer, enabling them to improve their skills and confidence.

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Travel & Accommodation

You will be given easy to follow instructions on how to arrive at the project from Siem Reap airport. You can also fly into Phnom Penh airport and get a public bus, which will take around 7 hours.

Accommodation with us is optional. If you choose to stay in our accommodation, you will be living in a studio room with a double bed and private bathroom with shower,  A/C  and Wifi included.

If you opt to find your own accommodation, we will help you to find somewhere nearby to stay.  Prices are approximately $5-8 per day for a hostel ; $10 per day for a basic room ; $15-20 per day for a nice room with A/C, Wifi , swimming pool; 30$ per day  for a one bedroom apartment. You can easily find the right accommodation option for you dependant upon your budget.

Fundraising Help

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 months commitment
  • 3 years experience in general graphic design in addition to a degree in graphic design
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and design software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Excellent written and spoken English, not necessarily native speaker
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flights & visas (most nationalities will be fine with a tourist visa)
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Costs

$290 USD one-off Placement Fee.

$130 deposit to confirm the place, $160 to be paid 1 month prior to your arrival
** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee.

What’s Included:
  • Help you find the right organization – We only work with organizations that have a clear mission statement, are socially conscious, ethical in their practices and making a positive impact within the Cambodian community.
  • Match your skills with the right project – We ensure your professional background, expertise and personal expectations are properly matched with the right project, to ensure you have a meaningful and responsible volunteer experience.
  • Assist you in getting ready – We will coordinate the drafting and signature of a Volunteer Project Scope of Work prior to your departure, to ensure method of work, goals, outcomes and, overall, your volunteer experience is meaningful and aligned with your expectations.
  • Pre-departure check-list – We will provide you a list of things to do and bring in your luggage prior to your departure.
  • Pick you up at Siem Reap Airport – We will pick you up at the airport upon your arrival and bring you to our accommodation.
  • Welcome you on onboard – We’ll offer a cultural induction and orientation tour to help you settle in.
  • Reference letter – At the completion of your volunteering, we will provide you with a valuable reference to showcase your professional impact whilst here in Cambodia.
What’s not included:

You will need to cover the cost on your own on flights, insurance, vaccinations, visa, Accommodation and Food (see Accommodation section above for further details).

Full assistance will be provided in getting everything ready if you choose our Premium Support.

Optional – Accommodation included

In addition to what above highlighted, with additional $ 380/month we will also help you find and book for you an accommodation suitable to your needs and budget for the whole duration of your staying and prior to your arrival in Siem Reap.

You will be living in a studio room centrally located in Siem Reap town, furnished with western standards, A/C, single occupancy, double bed, private bathroom with Hot water and shower and a small kitchenette with fridge, pots and pans, Wi-fi included.

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"I found out about the Volunteer Graphic Design position through Linkedin as I was browsing to look for other work opportunities. I applied because I know it's a good opportunity and have been wanting to be involved with an NGO for quite sometime. Fortunately enough, after weeks of interviews and waiting, I got the position and that made me really ...
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