Illustrator

Job
from War Child UK
Closing date: 21 Jan 2017

Job Description

Illustrator

Can’t Wait to Learn

1. About Can’t Wait to Learn

Can’t Wait to Learn (CWtL) proposes new cost-effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWtL builds on concepts which have been successfully piloted in Sudan.

Can’t Wait to Learn has the potential to provide out-of-school children with access to education opportunities, especially in rural areas where no formal schools exist. The programme uses education technology as part of a model of education which is offering certified curriculum level content through applied gaming and personalised pupil engagement. The programme uses a range of innovative, results focused approaches: combining context specific applied gaming and community-based facilitation instead of waiting for formal schools to be built; a strong innovation management staged approach to growth with rigorous appropriate research; and focusing on getting the right partnerships in place.

2. Purpose of the job

War Child is developing content for a mathematics and literacy game targeted at out of school children in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The illustrator will deliver illustrations for the literacy game stories and will report directly to the Can’t Wait to Learn Manager based in Amman. The Illustrator is expected to work closely with other team members.

3. Tasks and Responsibilities

  • As an artist you need experience with creating digital artwork used by programmers. These include separate files, assets for Unity and animations to be used in Unity 3D.

  • Demonstrate initiative and creative thinking to develop the illustrations for the stories of Can't Wait to Learn game in collaboration with other team members.

  • Maintain openness to new ideas

  • Observe cultural appropriateness of illustrations according to target country

4. Required skills and experience:

  1. BA in Arts or any other related topics with at least 3 years experience in illustration

  2. Experience in digital illustration of children’s stories, including illustrating for animation purposes

  3. Experience in working in the Middle East/ Levant; experience in working with child-focused organizations is an asset.

  4. Adobe Photoshop, pen and paper drawing, exporting game assets to different formats

  5. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  6. Arabic native with a working knowledge of English

  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills

    Additional skills

  8. 3ds Max or similar

  9. Game art

  10. Digital painting

  11. Working in predefined templates / layers

  12. Comfortable working with different styles

  13. Can work from style guides and guidelines within a consistent believable world.

  14. Can handle artistic asset compression

  15. Experience with different types of animation

  16. Exporting animation for game engines.

    Artistic knowledge

  17. Human anatomy

  18. Firm knowledge base on form and color studies

  19. Comfortable creating expressive and identifiable cartoon characters.

  20. Delivery requirements

7. Contractual Terms:

  • Type of Contract: Consultancy Agreement

  • Working Hours: It’s expected to be a full time (Sunday through Thursday- flexible hours)

  • Start date: January 18, 2017

  • Work Location: Amman with possibility to travel within Jordan as required

  • Fees of the Services: All price quotations from all candidates are welcomed. We are expecting candidates will quote for daily rate rather than hourly rate. Potential candidates must provide a detailed 40 days work plan.

How to apply:

How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply via email: Recruitment.JOR@warchild.org.uk quoting the title “illustrator” by 14 January 2017. Make sure to upload your CV with a link to easily accessible online work samples.

  • Due to limited resources War Child HR, will contact only the shortlisted candidates.

  • Interviews will be held on 15 - 16 January 2017. With a desired start date of 18 January 2017.

  • Any offer made post the interview will be conditional on receipt of 3 favourable written references, (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). War Child reserves the right to call the referees, in case clarification is required post the receipt of complete reference forms.

  • The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Police check from a country of permanent residence, a medical check, be compliant and sign up to War Child’s Child Protection Policy prior to a final offer being made.