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Africa Health Organisation

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa and the Diaspora such as the UK. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research and development. Our mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and partners to promote equity in health to combat disease, to improve the quality of life and lengthen the lives of the peoples in Africa.

Application deadline: 
Role Aim: 

We are looking for a talented Illustrator to create original pieces of artwork for print and digital publications and infographics and charity videos. For this role, you will collaborate with the Director to make sure you gasp and sketch out their charity needs to attract their audiences. If you can use your creative skills to turn messages and ideas into appealing illustrations, we would like to meet you.

Ultimately, you will create illustrations that meet quality standards under ambitious deadlines.



• Prepare rough drafts according to requirements

• Combine hand-drawing and painting with digital media to create complete illustrations

• Refine designs with illustration software

• Use various colours, graphics and effects to better visualize each concept

• Format images using computer-aided design (CAD) software

• Apply isometric techniques to add perspective to complex shapes

• Ensure that printed illustrations meet quality and colour standards

• Brainstorm with the Director to come up with new ideas, patterns and styles

Health Topics for illustration

The following Health Topics will be used to create illustrations: Aging, alcohol, antimicrobial resistance, antiretrovirals, blood donation, breast ironing, breastfeeding, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, malaria, child health, climate change, cholera, diabetes, Ebola, epilepsy, disability, depression, hepatitis, immunisation, mental health, nursing, among others

Skills needed: 

• Studying degree in Design, Visual Arts or relevant qualification

• Proven work experience as an Illustrator, Graphic Designer or similar role

• Demonstrable portfolio of completed illustrations

• Hands-on experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software

• Solid knowledge of image editing and digital sketching software, like Photoshop, Indesign and Adobe Illustrator

• Drawing skills with an attention to detail (both by hand and digital pen)

• Strong aesthetic and conceptual skills

• Ability to collaborate and meet deadlines


Illustration and design

Office 36 88-90 Hatton Gardem LONDON WC1N 8PN
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What day(s) of the week is this role available? Please state the time of day and any opening hours volunteers would need to be aware of. The role is flexible and the days are agreed with the Director
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