Protection international is looking for an external graphic designer to work on its 2017 and 2018 Annual Publications and its brochure on collective protection.


Call for graphic design services


Terms of Reference

Design and layout of Protection International’s 2017 and 2018 Annual Publications and brochure on collective protection



Protection International (PI) is an International NGO that contributes to the improvement of the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) throughout the world. PI provides tools to develop HRDs’ capacity to manage their own security as they struggle against impunity and work in favour of human rights and democracy in their respective countries or regions. PI seeks to contribute to a situation where HRDs are recognised as legitimate actors for social change and to an environment where they can exercise their right to defend universally accepted human rights. Protection International has its head office in Brussels, but primarily works where protecting human rights defenders is needed. We have long term presence in Colombia, Guatemala, DR Congo, Kenya, Thailand and Indonesia; and we also work with partners around the world.



Protection International’s Annual Report and Top Impact Stories are the organisation’s main annual publications. The Annual Report summarizes PI’s efforts to assist and empower HRDs through capacity building, research and advocacy. See PI’s 2016 Annual Report, 2015 Annual Report, and 2014 Annual Report. The Top Impact Stories showcase a few but emblematic cases of PI’s on-field work. See PI’s 2017 and 2016 Top Impact Stories.

Protection International’s brochure on collective protection aims to explain what collective protection is to a broad range of audiences (institutional actors and civil society at large) in a visually attractive way. Collective protection is at the heart of PI’s mission and of PI’s 2018 global campaign. This brochure is therefore an important tool of this campaign.

You would mainly be collaborating with PI’s Communications Officer.



  1. 2017 Annual Report
    • Digital version of Protection International’s 2017 Annual Report prepared in InDesign and .pdf files;
    • Up to 28-page long;
    • including 5 rounds of revision.


  1. 2018 Top Impact Stories
    • Print ready (10,50 x 21,00 cm) and digital versions of Protection International’s 2017 Top Impact stories prepared in InDesign and .pdf files;
    • up to 16 pages;
    • including 5 rounds of revision.


  1. Brochure on collective protection
    • A4 or A5 Print ready and digital versions of Protection International’s brochure on collective protection prepared in InDesign and .pdf files;
    • 12 or 16-page long;
    • part of the content of the brochure should be translated into infographics;
    • including 5 rounds of revision.


All deliverables will be based on materials provided by Protection International.



Candidates for these graphic design services are invited to send a proposal containing:

  • Detailed quote;
  • Portfolio or sample of previous graphic design works,
    • particularly related to human rights & human rights defenders issues,
    • with specific examples of infographics.

Applicants shall send an offer by Friday 14.09.2018 to, detailing in the subject title: “Graphic design services – PI publications”.

Download the call for tender.