Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Graphic Designer for Investigative and Citizen Journalism

Hivos is an international development organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Founded in 1968 and inspired by humanist values, Hivos works in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East at a local, regional and global level, together with local civil society organisations in developing countries to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. Through smart projects in the right places, Hivos opposes discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Hivos Southeast Asia Hub currently works with approximately 69 partners, under two clusters, OPEN and GREEN, and is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise.  For its Hivos Southeast Asia seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of Graphic Designer for Investigative and Citizen Journalism.



Hivos is leading SPEAK (Strengthening Public Services through Empowerment of Women-led Advocacy and Social Audit Networks) project with the overall objective to institutionalize constructive and effective citizen participation in the planning and implementation of local budgets to better address structural poverty.

As media plays an important role in making public procurement more transparent and accountable, a stronger and a more data-driven groups of journalists and media is required. Hivos will work to develop a network of local journalists to report on corruption in public procurement, and investigate on citizen journalist reports.

At the same time, there is an opportunity of collaboration between journalists and citizen journalism to reduce potential of corruption in public procurement process. For this reason, citizens need to be actively encouraged to carry out citizen journalism activities that will support the monitoring process.

Both fellowship for journalists and trainings for citizen journalism activities will be held in 6 cities in Indonesia with the main focus to monitor public procurement in education and health sectors.

Graphic designer will support the production of communication materials for these activities to raise public interest, encourage public participation, and increase public awareness on corruption risks in the health and education sectors.



To produce creative and engaging communication materials as part of SPEAK project’s investigative and citizen journalism publication, promotion, and module production



  • A set of visual kit for SPEAK project’s investigative and citizen journalism activities (digital poster, info graphic, banner, and merchandise designs).
  • Design and layout for investigative journalism training module.


Main Responsibilities and Requirements

  • To propose the best design for the deliverable communication materials (digital posters, info graphics, banners, merchandises, and module).
  • To design and produce appropriate and visually appealing contents to engage the intended audience
  • To ensure the alignment of all the contents produced with SPEAK project’s communication strategy and its branding and visibility guidelines
  • To work with related stakeholders under the SPEAK consortium, as well as its co-financed project of Open Contracting programme, in publishing the materials on relevant platforms and ensuring that they reach the intended audience


Knowledge and Requirements

  • An individual with a minimum of 1-year experience in producing visual contents
  • Advance skills in operating visual editing software (preferably Adobe Illustrator)
  • Possesses good taste and shows evidence of creative approach in graphic design
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to produce contents in timely manner
  • Ability to follow specific design guidelines
  • Preferably having some experience working in projects related to journalism and/or media
  • Experience of working in projects related to transparency and/or gender issue is an advantage


Duration and Contract type

The selected candidate will be working as a Consultant to produce the outputs during project implementation from the end of June 2019 to the end of June 2020.