The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre: Our Work and our Mission
The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) is a pioneering business incubator and accelerator with a unique focus on supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana’s ‘Green Economy’. The Centre is an institute of Ashesi University, one of Africa’s leading liberal arts universities with a mission to raise ethical, entrepreneurial leaders with the courage to transform the continent.
GCIC’s work is at the nexus of private enterprise, climate change, economic development, and ecological prosperity. We support an exceptional set of transformational businesses and entrepreneurs who are pioneering adaptive and mitigating solutions for climate change issues in Ghana.
Since commencement of business incubation activities in June 2017, GCIC has supported 101 enterprises in Ghana’s small and growing business sector who have climate innovation in five key economic sectors, namely: climate smart agriculture, solar power, energy efficiency, domestic waste management, and water management and purification. To date, these enterprises have performed admirably to, inter alia, scale their businesses, generating cumulative revenues of over US$2.1m, sequester 14,500MTs of CO2 emissions, raised early or growth stage financing of over US$2m, created 733 jobs, and have served over 400,000 Ghanaian households with their climate-smart goods and services.
Ghana’s economic growth is driven by SMEs, with SMEs accounting for more than 70% of businesses in Ghana. Given this, developing and enhancing entrepreneurship professionalism among Ghana’s SMEs so that they can start, operate and grow their businesses more successfully using international best practice (together with improving their knowledge base and building their understanding of the practicalities of private enterprise) is a prerequisite to ensure that SMEs, and especially SMEs with important climate innovation that respond to the climate emergency, have the capacity to commercially succeed and to go the long-haul with their business.
Through a competitive national search and selection process, the GCIC identifies and supports enterprises in its incubator and accelerator with a range of interventions and services, including business advisory services, technical services in the development, prototyping and testing of their innovation, climate policy advocacy and regulatory support services, market growth and access support as well as financial grants.
Reports to: Marketing and Communications Director-GCIC
The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre is seeking to employ the services of a graphic designer to support its Marketing and Communication Unit in the delivery of the Centre’s mission of delivering premium business incubation and acceleration services to qualifying climate smart enterprises in the small and growing business sector who are spearheading the transition to a low carbon economy.
- Provide graphic designing services for all GCIC publications, offline and online media
- Participate in the annual planning, development, and implementation of GCIC marketing and communications programs and activities.
- Lead in conceptualizing and developing creative concepts for GCIC for use on various media platforms and marketing communication touchpoints
- Manage and develop a photo bank of high-quality photos and visual materials for publications
- Work with the marketing team to design media content, such as brochures, factsheets, posters, presentations, visuals etc for the Centre’s use.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design or a related field.
- A minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in a reputable design organization.
- Proven experience in digital content development. Strong portfolio of illustrations / other graphics
- Excellent computer skills and ability to use software like InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and other range of media applications for design
How to Apply:
Kindly send CV and Cover Letter to email@example.com. Emails should be titled “Graphic Designer”. Deadline for applications is 2nd December 2021.