African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) – Brand Designer.

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About the Company

African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) supports entrepreneurs to grow their businesses to improve livelihoods and to create thriving communities. 

Founded in 2012, AEC has worked with more than 35,000 entrepreneurs, including thousands of refugee entrepreneurs, providing a combination of training, consulting, access to finance, and market-level systems change.  We are the largest lender to refugee entrepreneurs in Africa. 

AEC is now a 200-person organization with 13 offices across East Africa (Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia), and all of our diverse staff are connected to a shared set of values and beliefs.  Most importantly: that all problems on the Continent already have solutions on the Continent.  If you believe that, too, join us.

Company Values

All staff embody the company’s culture. In addition to the skills above, all candidates must demonstrate our core values:
  • Purpose: be solutions-oriented and produce high-quality work and be a global leader.
  • Achievement: push yourself to reach beyond what you think is possible.
  • Improvement: Be humble and committed to continuous learning and growing. Improve through giving and receiving open and accurate feedback
  • Bravery: willing to take risks and create a safe space for others. Be compassionate and inclusive.
  • Turikumwe/Tuko Pamoja/ Abren Nen/Waalin Jirra/ We are Together:  We appreciate our colleagues, celebrate success, and support each other in hard times. 

About the Opportunity

The Brand Designer will contribute to raising the visibility of AEC within our existing and prospective stakeholders across all our locations.


Reporting to the Director of Communications & Storytelling, the Brand Designer responsibilities include:
Revise AEC Brand Manual and serve as the “Brand Guardian”
Generating designs from concept stage to final delivery and actively contributing to the creative process 
Applying knowledge of branding to successfully execute and complete various types of materials including offline web pages, flyers, brochures, catalogs, training documents, newsletters, factsheets, PowerPoint presentations, briefs, and any other business development material
Reviewing final layouts from external partners and suggesting improvements, as needed 
Preparing and communicating instructions for final assembly and print preparation both internally and with external service providers 
Preparing and maintaining repository of templates including offline web pages, flyers, brochures, catalogs, training documents, newsletters, factsheets, PowerPoint presentations, briefs, and any other business development material
Editing and uploading video to online platforms (Vimeo, YouTube, et.) – basic level
Creating and managing AEC image and video library.

Minimum Qualifications

The Brand Designer will be passionate about how business can be a force for social change, and will be able to translate that passion effectively and efficiently into compelling visual messages along the AEC brand.    BA in Brand Design, Design Communication, or related field Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles Typography knowledge Multimedia content development Media production, communication, and dissemination techniques Creativity and originality Fluency of ideas Attention to detail, adaptability & flexibility Client facing communication Organization, ability to juggle multiple projects Self-directed and good at teamwork

What You’ll Get

  • The fun, collaborative work environment

  • Opportunity to work with a talented, passionate, and committed team of professionals

  • Challenging work and the opportunity to grow and develop your skills

  • Ability to make an impact and contribute to economic growth in Rwanda

  • Competitive benefit package – health insurance, staff savings program, parental leave, sabbatical program, and more.

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