The School of St Jude is a 100% charity-funded education institution that provides free, high-quality primary and secondary scholarships to 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Tanzanian region of Arusha.
We are looking to appoint a Graphic Design and Photography Assistant to positively impact the marketing and fundraising efforts of The School of St Jude by assisting with the creation of compelling and creative graphic design and photographic collateral.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop weekly and monthly personal work plans in consultation with the Graphic Designer and/or Head of Marketing.
  • Assist with the development of the annual work schedules and timelines.


  • Implement the school’s visual brand guidelines and support the refinement of the school’s visual identity.
  • Implement the school’s editorial policy when creating communications materials, photographs, videos and multimedia content.
  • Work with the Beyond St Jude’s team and secondary leaders, provide information for students concerning financial aid, loans, grants, sponsorship programmes, scholarships etc.

Graphic Design

  • Assist with the creation of visual concepts for communications materials to meet the marketing and communications requirements of all business office and academic departments as directed by the Graphic Designer.
  • Produce communications materials and graphics content for online and social media as directed by the Graphic Designer.


  • Deliver photography and videography tasks allocated by the Graphic Designer and/or Head of Marketing including attending academic excursions, school assemblies, school celebration events and Beyond St Jude’s monitoring visits.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to take photos and videos of interesting classes, professional development activities, presentations, performances, excursions, school assemblies, sponsors, donors and visitors at the school and in the wider community.
  • Interview students, staff, sponsors, donors and visitors as required for the production of video and audio recordings.
  • Edit, label, resize, sort and file digital images and video logically and within set timeframes.
  • Maintain, keep secure, track and record all photography and videography-related equipment in accordance with the IT/photography equipment responsibility agreement.
  • Ensure all allocated tasks for photography, videos and graphic design are completed within set timeframes.

Monitoring and Review

  • Track, monitor and record progress of the production of graphic design and photography/videography tasks.
  • Participate in Procedure Manual review annually in October as directed by the Head of Marketing.

Continuous Improvement

  • Keep up to date with trends in design, photography and videography, making recommendations for relevant revenue generating initiatives.
  • Look to develop new and innovative ideas to engage sponsors and improve marketing materials.
  • Seek ways to improve processes, procedures and marketing practices.
  • In collaboration with immediate supervisor and manager, implement agreed improvements.

Other Duties

  • Periodically suggest improvements to the departments’ procedures and submit to supervisor for approval.
  • Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
  • Participate in House Checks as requested by Community Relations team.
  • Participate and support fellow staff in school mission-related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Head of Department, Manager and Deputy Director and the Employer.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

  • Minimum of Certificate qualification in graphic design or photography/ videography.
  • Experience in Adobe Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Audition, MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and PremierePro desirable.
  • Demonstrated skills in using visual brand guidelines to create persuasive communications desirable,
  • Experience in digital photography, videography and multimedia production.
  • Attention to detail and ability to spell accurately.
  • Willingness to be supervised or mentored and respond to feedback.
  • Good organisation skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a Cover Letter to Applications should be sent by 6th September, 2019.



Volunteer Health Check Team

We are seeking volunteers to fill short-term positions as members of a health check team in Arusha, Tanzania at The School of St Jude.

Job Purpose

To be part of a health check team to provide support to the Student Welfare team in identifying students who may have health problems that could potentially affect the student’s ability to learn and reach their full potential, and to provide advice.
Key Responsibilities:
 Under the direction of the Team Leader and Community Relations Manager, you will be responsible for
working as part of the team, contributing your expertise and professionalism to undertake the health
checks which include:
  • Height and weight measurements
  • Vision testing
  • Hearing screening
  • A brief physical examination
  • Awareness of signs indicating students’ emotional wellbeing
  • Documentation of findings and recommendations
You are required to follow standard protocols and procedures regarding the common conditions seen during health checks and provide advice and support to Welfare staff and students identified with specific, less common and more serious issues.

Qualifications & Attributes

  • Current registration with relevant health professional body, where applicable for the specific clinical roles (see Skills and Competence below)
  • A current police/working with children check
  • The ability to work effectively in a team with people you may not know in an unfamiliar and often challenging environment.

Skills & Competence

There are a number of types of volunteers needed:
  • Health professionals with experience in undertaking medical assessments of children and/or adolescents. This may include, but is not limited to, experienced general practitioners, nurse practitioners with expertise in child health or paediatricians (6 positions).
  • Health professionals who can undertake vision assessments. This may include, but is not limited to orthoptists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses (3 positions).
  • Health professionals who can undertake and interpret results of hearing screening and, depending on equipment available to them, hearing testing.
  • Individuals who are highly organized and enjoy working with children and adolescents (6 positions). An understanding of medical terminology is desirable, as are skills and experience working with people with disabilities such as vision impairment and cerebral palsy. Allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses or students studying a health profession may be interested in this role, as may anyone with these attributes.
St Jude’s is situated in the town of Arusha, the gateway to popular East African National Parks and game reserves such as Ngorongoro Crater, the vast plains of the Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha National Park, so you can also experience the beauty of Africa before and/or after volunteering at the school.
Please download our general information pack about health checks.

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For further information about what the medical checks involve please contact Jane Larkin
or Charlotte Peyrat-Vaganay (Community Relations Manager at St Jude’s).
How to Apply

Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a cover letter to with a cc to and should be sent by September 30th, 2019.
Subject line must include the reference number TSOSJ/CR/04/2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!