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Communications Designer (Nigeria)

Design | Abuja, Nigeria | Full Time

Job Description


Reboot is seeking an Abuja-based visual designer to help our team create communications products for client project-based and internal needs. Our ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio of visual design work, including both print and digital design, and a proven track record of delivering error-free, high-quality work on time, even under fast-paced deadlines. He or she will also be a skilled verbal and written communicator, able to work with diverse and geographically-dispersed teams to collaboratively create designs that make complex concepts accessible and interesting to a variety of audiences.   

This is a full-time position based in Abuja, Nigeria, with the possibility of limited project travel (less than 10% of total time, most likely to other parts of Nigeria, and possibly to other African countries). 


General Communications Design (40%)

  • Support the creative visual design process for internal and client projects, in close collaboration with our program, content, and design teams in Abuja and at our headquarters in New York, USA

  • Create clear and compelling print and digital materials to present complex qualitative and quantitative data and concepts

  • Maintain company photo archives and drive photo editing, intake, and archiving processes

  • Develop templates for communications collateral, including proposals and presentations

  • Contribute to maintenance and upkeep of company website

  • Support Reboot’s efforts to establish and maintain consistent brand standards

  • Interface with the external design community to remain current on industry trends, and ensure Reboot's outputs are informed by current design culture and conversations

Client Projects (40%)

  • Lead the visual and communications design process for Abuja-based client projects

  • Study design briefs and determine requirements in close collaboration with the project team and other communications staff

  • Integrate with the project team to learn from those with a deeper understanding of context, in order to create contextually-informed project deliverables

  • Identify opportunities in which design can enhance the project, or better communicate the project’s objectives, and work with the project team to collaboratively develop the concept 

Process Innovation & Knowledge Management (20%)

  • Contribute to the development of visual design-related internal processes within Reboot to improve organizational agility, efficiency, and impact (for example, these processes could relate to how we take and organize photographs; how we coordinate on visual design projects between Abuja and NYC offices, etc)

  • Ensure quality control and uniformity across the Abuja office for Reboot-branded communications collateral, including templates and slide decks

Professional and Personal Attributes

  • Passion for using visual communication to convey complex ideas in the service of positive social change

  • Demonstrated interest in finding creative ways to address social and economic problems, and creating opportunities for all people—especially poor and marginalized communities—to succeed in life

  • Demonstrated ability to operate flexibly and find creative solutions to achieve results in frequently changing circumstances

  • Enjoys working collaboratively in a team environment; is empathetic in approach to collaboration with others

  • Ability to work and make quality decisions under tight time constraints while adapting to changing priorities


  • Bachelor's degree in any field; preference for a degree related to visual design or one of Reboot’s areas of work

  • At least 3 years experience working as a visual/ graphic designer in a professional capacity, ideally for a range of types of clients including non-profits, NGOs, and companies

  • Proficiency and knowledge of creative tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite—particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and programming and communications tools (e.g. WordPress, Squarespace, MailChimp). Familiarity with web development technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.) is a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; adept at working in-person and remotely with geographically-dispersed teams (via phone, video-conference, and messaging software)

  • Bonus points for demonstrated skills in the following areas: photography, illustration, audio and video production, data visualization, and website development

To Apply

Please complete the application through the link below. Include your CV and a cover letter that describes why you would be a good fit for Reboot and this role. Be sure to include a link to your portfolio or work samples. The application deadline is October 21, 2019; we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. 

About Reboot

Reboot is a mission-driven social design firm dedicated to accountable government. A recognized leader in adapting design and innovation practices for the unique dynamics of the public sector, Reboot has worked with international organizations, governments, and civil society organizations across the world to bring people’s voices into the programs and policies that affect their lives. 

Headquartered in New York City with a regional office in Abuja, Nigeria, we have worked in over 30 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas since our founding in 2010. Reboot puts empathy for people and user-centered design at the core of our work in our three program areas:    

Reboot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reboot respects and values diversity. We are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training, or development of employees on the basis of age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, pregnancy, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, marital status or other personal characteristics, or political opinion. Diversity of perspective and experience benefits our firm and helps us deliver our best work; we encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.