Ona combines first-rate engineering with people-focused design to create solutions that help save and improve lives around the world. And we’re looking for a UI Designer to join our growing team of creators in Nairobi.
As a UI Designer at Ona, you will apply your design skills to problems involving community health services, impact analysis, and disaster response with partners like UNICEF, World Food Program, DFID and Gates Foundation.
The UI Designer works directly with a multidisciplinary team including software engineers, technical project managers, and global development experts. The ideal candidate is a problem solver, collaborative team player and skilled designer that can work on multiple projects. As a team, we are focused on building real solutions for the user and context — and so should you.
This role will report to the Head of Design.
Design intuitive, feasible, and sustainable digital services and experiences for a variety of users.
Liaise with internal product teams regarding Ona’s four product lines (Ona Data, Canopy, OpenSRP and True Cover) to ensure solutions are in line with company goals.
Help create internal and client-facing deliverables (recording action points, analysis briefs, wireframes, flow diagrams, prototypes, and software requirements) that ensure understanding, collaboration and ultimately, a working software solution.
0 - 2 years of experience with interface/service design solutions for clients.
Professional experience designing software solutions for clients.
Experience with iterative prototyping.
Ability to maintain strong working relationships with colleagues & clients.
Good presentation and documentation skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to respond positively to shifting priorities and project timelines.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Balsamiq, Axure and Sketch.
Knowledge about global health or global development.
Knowledge and interest in software and technology.
Strong communication skills.
Front End engineering skills a big plus.
Please send the following to email@example.com:
Cover letter describing why you are interested in this position and working at Ona.
Resume or CV.
Please note that resumes will be reviewed as soon as received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
At Ona, we don't just strive for diversity, we thrive on it. For Ona, diversity has been a spring board for creativity, innovation, and growth. We are committed to giving equal opportunities to employees and applicants regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, age, marital status, or pregnancy status.
You'll work on projects that support democracy, drive social development, and reduce infant mortality. We build software that solves real problems and you will too. Since we're a startup, you'll have to be a self-starter who is organized and can manage multiple projects at the same time. Since some of our team works remotely, you'll also need great communication skills and to be empathetic.
Implement new features and optimize existing ones.
Help establish visual design standards for our site.
Find innovative ways to visualize our rich and unique data-sets.
Collaborate with our development team to design and plan features.
Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent.
At least 2 years of frontend engineering experience.
Ability to write, and an appreciation for the importance of, semantic, well-structured code.
Experience with CSS preprocessors such as LESS, SASS, and SCSS.
Experience in web and mobile.
Strong aesthetic sensibilities.
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Note describing why you are interested in working at Ona.
Examples of your work. Link to your GitHub page, projects you've completed, or your website.
(bonus points) Build something cool using our API, or extend some software we've written.