الاثنين، 13 مارس، 2017

Design Supervisor - Zeina Women’s Center

JOB TITLE: Design Supervisor, Part-Time Position
DUTY STATION: Um Alnasser Village - North of Gaza Strip 
REPORTS TO: The Project Manager, the Local Coordinator and Zeina’s Director

Zeina Women NGO, a newly founded local NGO north of Gaza Strip is benefiting from the project: Promoting the Bedouin Center “Zeina Women’s Center” as a participatory lab for community development in Gaza Strip. The project aims at strengthening the institutional and technical capacity of the newly founded NGO, Zeina, and its staff to work towards its sustainable economic growth. The project, funded by Cfd (The Feminist Peace Organization), will be implemented by Canaan Institute of New Pedagogy in partnership with Vento di Terra NGO. Objective of this assignment Zeina NGO is seeking a qualified person to fill the position of Design Supervisor to support in the production, quality control and improvement of Zeina toys and educational materials inside Zeina Women’s Center.

Specific responsibilities:
- Create functional, innovative and appealing product design tailored to match preschoolers’ social, cognitive and development skill.
- The introduced new designs should be of high standards and inspired by pedagogical approaches Combine artistic talent with product and marketing research
- Support, understand and advise the production team as to the requirements and obligations in the development of a product design
- Ensure the design process recognise current legislation, standards and codes of practice where appropriate
- Ensure design information is of the right quality and keeps pace with project timescales
- Strive to eliminate health and safety risks in the design and financial risks during production
- Manage and coordinate development of new products and improvements to existing products or product lines.
- Evaluate and ensure design feasibility and design optimization.
- Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
- Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
- Perform a variety of tasks.
- Supervise and frequently check the production process and quality of products hand in hand with women in Zaina Center.

Qualifications:
Education/Experience
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Fine Arts or Graphic Design or Fashion Design or equivalent.
- Product Management experience is an asset.
- Toy Industry experience is a plus.
- Demonstrate gender sensitivity and have knowledge of gender issues
- Experience in working through fast and demanding conditions (or under pressure)
- Mastering computer skills including practice in Design software (Corel Draw, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, etc.) and Microsoft office ( Excel, Word and Power Point)
- Strong verbal and in written communication skills in Arabic and English;
- Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment and in insecure or complex environments.
- A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Interpersonal Skills
- Be able to work hard, be moldable, and adapt well to change
- Deadline and detail-oriented
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
- High level of integrity and flexibility, and ability to work independently;
- Ability to work in a team, under pressure and against deadlines;
- Good knowledge of political and cultural context, proactively seeking advice and support from colleagues;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, ability to deal with disputes and conflicts - and to motivate for stronger efforts;
- Strong presentation skills and operational background;
- Excellent organizing and analytical skills.
- Ability to deal with gender issues and be responsive to their needs in effective manner.

The duration of the assignment is one year on a part-time basis, extendable.

Curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and a sample of previous design work are to be sent in English to the attention of Ms Sara Alafifi at:
zeinarecruit@gmail.com
Specify in Subject: Design Supervisor

Deadline for applications: Thursday evening, 16th of March, 2017
Women are encouraged to apply

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview


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