Communication (Graphic Designer) Officer (Trainee Program) at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE)

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) is a not-for-profit, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that was founded in 2004 by Josephine Ogazi and Joseph Egwuonwu. WEWE started out as a Community Based Organisation (CBO) with the aim of providing scholarships and economic empowerment to orphans and widows in Okigwe, Imo State and has since expanded its aims and objectives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Communication (Graphic Designer) Officer (Trainee Program)

Location: Abuja
Duration: 1 Year Program


  • The Incorporated Trustees of Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE) is implementing a one (1) year Graduate Trainee Program for talented graduates of Higher Institutions to start their careers in the NGO sector.
  • WEWE has a ‘Trainee Program’ where we offer on-the-job training to talented/award-winning individuals, who have no previous NGO working experience and would like to gain experience working on international donor-funded projects: e.g., USAID, US CDC & EU; and learning about NGO issues in relation to the position highlighted above.
  • Are you a talented/award-winning person? then we are looking for you, we encourage you to apply.
  • Do you have the following?
    • A Second Class Upper (2.1) and above or Upper credit in any Management Science Degree?
    • Are you currently working in a private firm?
    • Have you received awards for best staff or student?
    • Do you have an interest in transferring from working in the private sector to the NGO Sector, where you will gain experience working with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/US Center for Disease Control-funded projects?
  • If Yes, then we are looking for you, we encourage you to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • S/he will assist to update and maintain WEWE’s website, social media platforms, and blogs.
  • S/he will assist in engaging with mainstream media (Electronic and Print) to increase WEWE’s visibility and promote project impact.
  • S/he will assist in coordinating outreaches and events with experience in developing press releases, media coverage, press fact sheets, developing scene setters, liaising with US Embassy public affairs units, and managing print, radio, and TV media relation journalists and website information management.
  • S/he will assist in coordinating staff meetings, prepare agendas and take minutes of meetings as required.
  • S/he will assist to edit technical and scientific documents and articles (proofreading, copying, designing, line editing, and substantive editing).
  • S/he will assist in the desktop design and layout of technical documents in compliance with donor branding and marking requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • A graduate with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher National Diploma or its equivalent, who has completed NYSC (or has a written exemption letter).
  • Candidate must have 2.1 or Upper Credit in Linguistics, Mass Communication, Journalism, or any Social Science-related field.
  • Additional certifications in communication or its equivalent will be an added advantage.


  • Must have 1 – 2 years’ experience in managing similar responsibilities.
  • Excellent report-writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • S/he must have experience in graphic design, using an infographic to design documents
  • S/he must-have experience in copy editing and laying out documents
  • S/he must have experience in using software to design documents. (The candidate will be expected to demonstrate his or her ability to design a document during the practical part of the interview.
  • S/he must have experience in identifying and effectively communicating project success by developing success stories, case studies, and short documentaries.
  • Ability to work long hours when needed.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Technology suave i.e., ability to use social media handles, the internet, and to send an email, etc.

Salary and Benefits
The benefits of the trainee positions are:

  • Salary between N50,000 – N100, 000 monthly to cover transportation costs, meals, incidentals, and pension.
  • After a successful interview and performance evaluation, trainees are eligible to apply for full-time positions in WEWE subject to vacancies and availability of funds.
  • Opportunity for in-house job certificated training(s) on the required position for NGOs including statutory compliance for NGOs, and resource mobilization for NGOs.
  • A certificate of completion.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive CV and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document) explaining their suitability for the job, to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  31st March, 2023.