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Communications Assistant

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) and beyond, we work to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital rights programs. Communications Assistant Reporting to: Communications Officer Job Summary Creating exceptional digital and graphic design work for a variety of projects and activities such as 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. Create and edit content for 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; Ensure effective running of the organization’s website Facilitate training to participants of our L.I.F.E training program and organize community outreaches Qualifications and Competencies Proven graphic designing experience Proven video and audio editing skills Possession of creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio Ability to interact with other team members, communicate and present ideas Up to date with industry-leading software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc.) HTML and CSS knowledge Good knowledge of print media Experience with WordPress and Web technologies Highly proficient in all design aspects 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