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  • Company: Defenders
  • Deadline: Friday 25th November 2011
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Background:

We are a human rights NGO, and our mission is to protect and support human rights defenders in East and Horn of Africa.

We are currently working with HURIDOCS to rebuild our website and moving from Joomla to Wordpress, as it is much more user friendly and is also a better tool for organising our reports which are now easily accessible by country and by type of document.

Our current Joomla website is available here: http://defenddefenders.org/

Our new Wordpress website is available here: http://defenddefenders.huritech.org

Description of the Position

We are looking for a creative/developer team to provide us with a graphic design for the new website. What we need:

  • An elegant design with bright and strong colors such as blue or red, as well as a shade of brown should be used in order to match our logo
  • Our shield logo must be featured. The text of the logo can be enlarged or laid out in an alternate way, The font used in the current logo is available at http://defenddefenders.org/bankgothic.ttf. Our logo is available in PSD format with transparency at http://defenddefenders.org/logo.psd.
  • A 300-pixel-wide interactive map of the East and Horn of Africa region, for placement in the right-hand sidebar area, with the following countries highlighted: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. Clicking on a country in the map should lead to the posts from category/country concerned.
  • The fonts should offer a high contrast so that our reports are easy to read.

This design should fit in with the structure of the theme we are using for our new website, which is the Fresh News theme by Woo. http://www.woothemes.com/2011/01/fresh-news/

The implementation should make maximum use of the theme’s built-in customization options (fonts, colors etc) and there should be the least hard-coding possible, so that we have maximum flexibility to make changes afterwards. If the design can be installed simply by tweaking the settings and changing the PNG files, that’s fine with us. It may be a good idea to play with the theme first to see what is possible (demo available on the Woo website).

The assignment deliverables include:

  • One or more mock-ups of the graphic design.
  • Once the design is approved, the installation of the design on our new website as a child-theme of Fresh News (modification of CSS files, creation of graphic elements such as both PNG and PSD files).

The assignment deliverables include:

  • One or more mock-ups of the graphic design.
  • Once the design is approved, the installation of the design on our new website as a child-theme of Fresh News (modification of CSS files, creation of graphic elements such as both PNG and PSD files).

Remuneration for this work is set at $600 USD. 300$ is payable by bank transfer on approval of the mock-up by EHAHRDP, and a second instalment of 300$ on implementation of the design as a child-theme.

How to apply

Applicants must be from Africa.

We invite mock-up drafts of your vision for our website. No remuneration will be given for submissions. A portfolio of past relevant work (especially in theming a CMS) is acceptable in lieu of a mock-up.  Please send to research@defenddefenders.org.