NHQ:ISD - R&R - International Imminent Disaster Early Action (IDEA) Program Graphic Design Lead [Short-term Project]

NHQ:ISD - R&R - International Imminent Disaster Early Action (IDEA) Program Graphic Design Lead [Short-term Project]

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) International Services Department (ISD) International Disaster Response (IDR), Roster team. This is a 100% remote (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. This role will collaborate with the Anticipatory Action Program Manager and Response and Recovery Communication Strategy Communications Lead within the Response and Recovery team to create graphic materials to raise awareness and understanding of Anticipatory Action program. For more information on Anticipatory Action, click here.


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Remote: National Headquarters,Remote: Northeast Division,Virtual Volunteer

Key Responsibilities

Collaborate with the Response and Recovery team to support website design and content marketing for Anticipatory Action program. Help generate new ideas for design and content creation. Scope and create digital content for program. Support other design needs such as presentations, signage, reports, and proposals. Work with the communications strategy lead on program initiatives.



  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually.
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio.
  • A strong eye for visual composition.
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Experience in web design
  • Experience using graphic tools like Canva, Adobe Suite, or Pictochart.
  • Resume required - 2+ work samples required.
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies.



  • Knowledge of anticipatory action and/or disaster mitigation and/or community resiliency



The following training requirements are part of onboarding for the position:

  • Response and Recovery Concept of Operations
  • On-the-job training

Red Cross training:

My Red Cross Orientation 

  • WORC (World of Red Cross) - Introductory video
  • ISD Overview video
  • Compliance and Ethics in EDGE
  • Stay safe IFRC course.
  • ISD 101 in EDGE

Development Opportunities

  • Learning about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network.
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills.
  • Enhance project management and change management skills.
  • Opportunity to attend any learning events and brown bags available to staff.
  • Interacting with a variety of people from different cultures.

Length of Appointment

This short-term project role is expected to end on December 31, 2023, but may be extended as needed.

Time Commitment

4-6 hours per week, with some availability needed during business hours ET. This project role is expected to end December 31, 2023.

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