Communications Assistant (Graphic Design) at Paradigm Initiative

Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. Our programs include digital inclusion programs – such as the Life Skills. ICT. Financial Readiness. Entrepreneurship (LIFE) training program and Tertiary program – and a digital rights program, Magoyi. Across our offices in Nigeria (Aba, Abuja, Ajegunle, Kano, Yaba), Cameroon (Yaoundé), Kenya (Nairobi), and beyond, we work to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital rights programs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Assistant (Graphic Design)

Location: Lagos
Reporting to: Communications Officer

Job Summary

  • Creating exceptional digital and graphic design work for a variety of projects and activities such as infographics, website banners and displays, posters, newsletters, maps, charts, posters, corporate souvenirs, banner, signs and digital reports; and providing support to the Communications Officer on tasks including web and social media management.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work on in-house creative briefs to support project teams
  • Deliver creative design solutions across multiple platforms from conception to completion
  • Design content for websites, newsletters, and media packs etc.
  • Provide digital media support Social Media
  • Maintain the organization’s website appearance by developing and enforcing contents’ display standards
  • Suggest the best visual standards for the overall brand image of the organization
  • Participate in project meetings and positive discussions relating to appropriate graphics methods/techniques to meet project requirements
  • Coordinate relationship with vendors; preparing specifications and obtaining estimates for final approval;

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Proven graphic design skills and experience
  • Adept at using industry-leading software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc.)
  • Proven data visualization skills
  • Possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
  • Ability to interact with other team members, communicate and present ideas
  • Video and audio editing skills would be a crucial asset
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Professionalism regarding time, costs and deadlines

Key Results Areas:

  • Timely completion of creative design solutions across multiple platforms from conception to completion.
  • Ensure high quality of design, photography, pre-press and printing output at all times.
  • Effective capacity building for beneficiaries on PI Programs/Projects


  • Working within a highly motivated, talented and diverse team
  • Competitive pay package
  • Career growth opportunities including paid annual training
  • Health insurance
  • Contributory pension
  • Excellent work-life balance with paid annual, casual and sick leave totalling 25 working days per annum.

Application Closing Date
20th March, 2019.

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