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


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]

Closing Date: June 15th 2015


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