Farmer-to-Farmer Catalog and Logo Designer

  • La Unión, Ecuador
  • Contract

Company Description

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 21 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on 2-4 week agricultural development assignments, promoting sustainable growth and agricultural development worldwide.  Volunteer technical assistance from U.S. farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives and universities helps smallholder farmers in developing countries improve productivity, access new markets and conserve environmental and natural resources.  During COVID-19 we have shifted to a hybrid volunteer model that affords US volunteers and in-country volunteers the opportunity to continue to provide technical assistance.   For more information visit NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Catalog and Logo Designer to support Organización Unión de Joyeros Productores de Chordeleg, based in Chordeleg, Ecuador. The Catalog and Logo Designers will work together to provide guidance on the development of the organization’s jewelry catalog featuring their collections. They do not have a catalog to showcase their products and do not use social media for commercialization which is a barrier to access more clients.  They need support in these aspects to be able to commercialize their products through digital platforms and reach a broader clientele base.  Additionally, the volunteers will design a logo incorporating the culture and natural elements found in the region.  The jewelers currently pack their products in individual bags without tags or brand reference.

Duration: July- September 2020     (Due to the global impact of COVID-19, Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignments are tentatively scheduled to restart summer 2020)

 

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Create a catalog with pictures and description of current products.
  • Create a logo using elements of the Cañari culture.
  • Give guidance on product presentation and catalog update (how to incorporate  new designs in the catalog).

Qualifications

  • Degree in marketing, business administration with knowledge of graphic design
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, with desired experience in the jewelry industry, but not required
  • Graphic design knowledge to create catalogs and logos.
  • Good computer skills, digital photography and Adobe Photoshop or other designing software.
  • Business skills such as sales, customer service, fashion trends and marketing are also desirable.
  • Available for virtual communications with Host Organization, Staff and Co-volunteer
  • US candidate must be legally able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Advanced English language skills; reading, writing, speaking.

Additional Information

All application materials should be submitted in English.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.