Vacancies

Currently we have the following openings:

UI/UX Designer

At Upande, we aim to build high impact solutions/tools that will positively drive change. Our team has been part of several platforms that promote: open data, use of reliable data as the basis for decision making and improve access to water/sanitation services (both in rural and urban settings). If building world class, innovative, interoperable solution that help reach millennium development goals gets you out of bed in the morning, if you are self driven, passionate about your work, please read on. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Upande is currently looking for an experienced UI/UX Designer. Someone to help us design next versions and expansion of own products such as WaSHGIS. At the same time create world class designs for our local and international clients. The ideal candidate must be adept at web design, self driven, be able to work independently and translate the market needs and customer’s wishes into a range of products. Close cooperation with our product manager and senior software engineer will be required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of ideation/creating/conceptualising/implementing to responsive website page designs, social media campaigns, digital advertising, email marketing, mobile apps, print materials and other digital-based designs

  • Flexibly/passionately work in a team with the product manager and senior software engineer, in many cases using an agile software development method

  • Champion and maintain digital brand standard and industry best practices across all projects

  • Continually innovate and push creative boundaries while respecting the need to abide by standards and project/client needs

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor degree in design, user experience, user interaction

  • 2+ years experience in design work

  • Deep passion and understanding of digital/traditional media and brand marketing

  • Proud of skills and experience

  • Proven ability to establish direction/vision which mobilizes the team to meet clearly defined business and client goals

  • Demonstrated range of successful projects utilizing varying technologies, platforms and media.

  • Experience with HTML, CSS and responsive design

  • Good communication and people skills, team player, flexible in dealing with agile software development iterations and challenging clients

It is important that you feel comfortable in a small company with an informal atmosphere and friendly but hard working colleagues and that you enjoy keeping tabs on the latest developments in the field.

What does Upande offer?

  • Challenging six month initial contract with the potential for full time attachment in a small, highly innovative company

  • A competitive salary, depending on your qualifications and experience, medical cover

Procedure

If you’re interested in working with Upande, please fill this form and send us your motivation and CV. Sample work and references can be sent by e-mail (info[at]upande.com).

Closing Date: June 15th 2015

 

Product Manager WaSHGIS

At Upande, we aim to build high impact solutions/tools that will positively drive change. Our team has been part of several platforms that promote: open data, use of reliable data as the basis for decision making, improve access to water/sanitation services (both in rural and urban settings). If building world class, innovative, interoperable solutions that help achieve millennium development goals gets you out of bed in the morning, if you are self-driven and passionate about your work, please read on. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Upande is currently looking for a WaSHGIS Product Manager with experience in the Kenyan water/sanitation sector. Someone to help us expand and operationalize our WaSHGIS framework and vision into new products that make a difference in the daily management of water service providers, NGOs and government. The ideal candidate must be self-driven, be able to work independently and translate the market needs and customer’s wishes into a range of products. Close cooperation with our senior software engineer and UX/UI designer will be required.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A university education in ICT, business management, marketing or engineering.

  • Proven product management/development experience, preferably in the Kenyan water sector.

  • A thorough understanding of the opportunities and needs of the Kenyan water sector is a must.

  • A problem solver pur sang, someone dedicated to cracking real life solutions (such as non revenue water reduction, flow/pressure management, data interpretation/utilization) and inspiring developers/designers in the process, not afraid to put in extra hours to exceed expectations.

  • Exposure to GIS, ICT and use of mobile technology in the water sector is an asset,

  • Good communication and people skills, flexible in dealing with agile software development iterations and challenging clients.

It is important that you feel comfortable in a small company with an informal atmosphere and friendly but hard working colleagues and that you enjoy keeping tabs on the latest developments in the field.

What does Upande offer?

  • Challenging one year initial contract with the potential for full time attachment in a small, highly innovative company.

  • A competitive salary, depending on your qualifications and experience, medical cover.

Procedure

If you’re interested in working with Upande, please fill this form and send us your motivation and CV. Sample work and references can be sent by e-mail (info[at]upande.com).

Closing Date: Extended to June 30th 2015

 

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Here is what our clients say

"Upande is well known globally for their cutting edge technological solutions to common problems. They have seamlessly integrated map overlay data on schools, restaurants, banks into our Anza.co.ke real estate platform. Their world class standard is evident in all their work and they don't stop until they have delivered what was envisaged at the onset. I would highly recommend them to anyone keen not to get the best of what is currently available."

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