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Creative Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Client Profile: An International educational organization that delivers high-quality education for minimal costs to the impoverished communities. 

Job Title:
 Creative Manager 

Reporting To: Director

Job Location:
 Nairobi

Role Overview:
 

The Creative Manager oversees creative and art direction for the numerous curriculum products that our client develops and publishes for its teachers and children. These curriculum products include a wide range of student reading books, student consumables, and teacher handbooks. This individual serves as creative lead in creating our client’s brand as a world-class educational content provider.

This position requires an experienced, creative and motivated individual to provide leadership to a talented team of contracted designers, writers and artists, must demonstrate seasoned negotiation skills in creative and style execution and maintain a collaborative spirit in working with direct reports, peers and supervisors.

This person is directly accountable for all creative developed for Bridge International Academies and for managing multiple teams virtually, with varied skills and expertise, focused on multiple products ranging in scope and budget.

This individual understands creative storytelling, is a conceptual problem-solver with high-end design skills. They should be able to lead, motivate and mentor contractors, create new ideas and define and establish new processes and guidelines which provide benefit to the products.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Creative Supervision - Internal and External; Mentor and lead art direction and creative development for team of contractors.
  • Ensure world class development and production of educational materials.
  • Create Style Guidelines and Artistic Standards.
  • Monitor individual performance to best utilize each creative team member’s core discipline appropriately to achieve maximum efficiencies and quality standards.
  • Partner with the Head of curriculum on quality control, resource allocation and tracking, project management, and documentation and training.
  • Lead creative development of prototypes, creative resourcing, and testing new products
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Film, Fine Arts, Art, or related field
  • Ability to allocate resources across multiple projects and oversee work-in-progress in a virtual environment to meet business objectives.
  • Strong understanding of user-interface and user experience for print products.
  • Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Broad familiarity with educational print content aimed at preschool, kids, teens, and family audiences a plus
  • Ability to meet the company’s high creative standards
  • Must be versatile with skills ranging from traditional illustration, design, and print.
  • Must be adaptable to changing technology and restrictions, creative challenges, deadlines, designing under constraints, and project requirements
Computer Skills: Must have proven hands-on MS Office, Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator expertise

Experience Required:
 Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in publishing properties

Leadership Skills: Applicants should have strong leadership skills in both the managerial and creative arenas. Solid understanding of content packaging, graphic design, layout, user interface, and basic design theories are essential.

Portfolio: All applicants must submit a link to their online portfolio within their resume. Resumes without a portfolio will not be considered.

How to Apply:

Interested, suitable candidates should forward their applications enclosing copies of their detailed CVs to the following address:

Adecco Employment Services
Email : info@adeccokenya.com

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline Date: 05 July 2011

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