UNPAID VOLUNTEER - Graphic Designers

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Job Description

THIS IS AN UNPAID ROLE

Role Title: Graphic Designers

Role Nature: Volunteer

Location: Home-based

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteer-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain technology in the global fight against climate change.

We are looking for a creative and innovative VOLUNTEER Graphic Designer who is keen to play a progressive role in the climate action community through the use of design creatives. In a voluntary unpaid role (as with all roles in BCI), the Communications Officer - Graphic Designer will support the delivery of the BCI Communications Strategy in a visual manner. With a strong eye for visual communications, the ideal candidate should have a passion for generating interesting content.

The Communications Officer - Graphic Designer will support both BCI internal and external projects, working with the wider Communications Officer Grade colleagues.

This role is part of the Communications Officer Grade sitting in the Communications Branch under the External Affairs Bureau.

Responsibilities:

  • To support the implementation of the BCI Communications strategy;
  • To raise the profile of BCI among relevant audiences, both within and outside the climate change policy community;
  • To conceptualize visuals based on storytelling requirements for various communications activities including public relations, social media, website, newsletters, and audio-visual materials;
  • To create engaging and on-brand graphics for a variety of media;
  • To support BCI external and internal events including major industry events such as COP27.

Requirements

Education & Training

  • A relevant degree or experience in Graphic Design.

Relevant Experience

  • Proven relevant position in an organization;
  • Experience working in a target-driven role;
  • A portfolio of strong visual communications work;
  • Experience working independently and with teams to drive forward projects using one's own initiative.

Skills & Abilities

  • A wide degree of creativity and a good grasp of storytelling;
  • Proven understanding of communication channels (e.g. media outlets, social media);
  • Demonstrated flexibility;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to balance competing demands under pressure.

General & Specialist Knowledge

  • Proficiency in design software and technologies;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and G Suite, and prior experience using communication channels such as Slack;
  • Understanding of social media management tools;
  • Capability for use of video editing software desired.

Benefits

What difference will you make?

This is a great first step to take to gain experience for an industry change into climate action and/or emerging tech. It is also a great opportunity for those wanting to take some time to get involved in changing the world and work with like-minded people.

Blockchain and other emerging technologies. Climate change and sustainability. These are two hot topic groups that have been headlining media outlets, dominating conferences & events, and gaining increasing traction in research and pilot projects. BCI is here as an expert platform to help governments, inter-governmental and regional organizations as well as relevant corporates to negotiate the complex landscape of emerging technologies for environmental good. We cement our expertise by putting in the hard work in researching, identifying, and analyzing the applications of emerging technologies so that informed decisions can be made by the stakeholders in the climate change and action network.

The BCI Communications Branch aims to tell the BCI story and our role in driving innovation to mitigate climate change and create a cleaner and greener future. As a think-tank and advocacy group for such a major issue, we understand the importance of being a credible expert and advisor which is why it is essential to demonstrate our research-driven approach to the relevant stakeholders.

Benefits you will get from volunteering with BCI are enormous and some include:

  • You will hone or learn new skills including research, presentation, writing, professional etiquette,
  • Your mind will be mentally stimulated, hence providing you with a sense of purpose;
  • You will advance and boost your professional career by helping you to make professional connections and giving you real-world experience at the intersection between climate and emerging technologies; and
  • Help you develop long-lasting professional relationships with others. People who come together to make the world a better place forge a close connection.

Selection Process

As a voluntary organization, we are pleased to open the door for candidates who may not have the prior experience they need to start, progress, or switch their careers. To recruit the most suitable, talented, or potential new members out of the volume of applications received, it is the BCI’s policy to also consider inexperienced candidates to fill our voluntary unpaid roles as long as they can demonstrate the skills required in the written assessment. In the selection process, most candidates will be invited to complete the following assessment.

Section A: Verbal and Numerical Reasoning (20 multiple-choice questions)

Section B: Situation Judgement Test (20 multiple-choice questions)

Section C: In-Tray Exercise (An open-ended assessment relevant to the duties of the role)

Candidates who pass all three sections will be invited to attend a phone screening, first interview, and final interview online.

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