Graphic Designer

Chemonics International



Chemonics is an international development consulting firm that promotes meaningful change to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. Chemonics’ mission is driven by our commitment to service – to our mission, our beneficiaries, and clients, and our staff. Working under contract with USAID and other aid donors, Chemonics designs and implements development projects in many of the world’s developing countries.

The Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) is a United States Agency for International Development  (USAID) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. DCEO aims to support vulnerable communities to build community resilience against destabilizing factors by increasing their adaptive capacity and economic well-being. The project consists of two objectives. Objective 1, Adaptative capacity of vulnerable communities increased is achieved through two components. Component 1.1 seeks to mitigate drivers of conflict in targeted communities and Component 1.2 seeks to enhance community leadership of inclusive local development.  Objective 2, Economic well-being of communities advanced, will rest on the assessments, analysis, foundations, and groundwork of Objective 1.



Defining requirements, visualizing, and creating graphics including illustrations, logos, layouts and photos. The graphic designer will be under the supervision of communications and knowledge management team leads. The post holder will be responsible to create all interna and external Chemonics designs including (events, campaign and internal templates). The post holder will ensure all USAID and Chemonics style guide is placed in all digital materials.

Reports to: (Knowledge and Media  Manager)

Role Dimensions: (e.g. complexity, relationships, communication with stakeholders)


Required Travel: no travel is required

Working Hours: 8 30 to 5 30


Graphic Designer Responsibilities:

  • Illustrating concepts by designing examples of art arrangement, size, type size and style and submitting them for approval.
  • Communicating with clients about layout and design.
  • Creating a wide range of graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites with software such Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements when necessary.
  • Study and initiate design briefs and determine requirements
  • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements
  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
  • Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic that aligns with USAID branding
  • Work with the communications team lead to produce a final design
  • Test graphics across various media
  • Amend designs after feedback
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Graphic Designer Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field or related certificate to the job
  • At least 2-years of experience in graphic design and Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience as a graphic designer or in related field.
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio.
  • Proficiency with required desktop publishing tools, including Photoshop, InDesign Quark, and Illustrator. Or any other known design software
  • A strong eye for visual composition.
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism.

Understanding of marketing, production, website design, corporate identity, product packaging, advertisements, and multimedia design.

Experience with computer-aided design.

How To Apply

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Note: We will be reviewing the CVs on rolling basis and the position can be filled even before the closing date.


Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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