You’ll work closely with young people and communities to design, evaluate and scale innovation for youth as a part of our innovative projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

You’ll work closely with young people and communities to design, evaluate and scale innovation for youth as a part of our innovative projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN CONTRACTOR

YLabs is seeking a human-centered design pro to join our team for a 19-week contract. You will work at the cutting edge of design and innovation with a multidisciplinary team to prototype and refine health solutions that improve young people’s lives in sub-Saharan Africa.

Details:

  • Duration: end of March - end of July

  • Time commitment: Full time, 19-week contract

  • Location: Berkeley, CA with travel to sub-Saharan Africa

You are:

  • Excited about the idea of travel

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment and comfortable with ambiguity

  • Comfort working in low-resource settings

  • Able to work both in teams and independently

  • Motivated by designing exceptional solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing young people

  • Proactive problem solver with effective time-management and strong attention to detail

  • Curious, humble, and empathetic, fascinated by others’ lives, loves, and perspectives

You have:

  • Expertise in human-centered design/design thinking and research methodologies

  • Knowledge of research approaches and tools

  • Experience doing global field research

  • A love of prototyping and prototype fabrication experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A passion for teaching, coaching and facilitating in human-centered design/design thinking methods and mindsets

  • Skilled and comfortable leading user research, no matter the context or beneficiary

Desirable:

  • Worked or lived in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Experience working on health, education or employment programs.



To apply, send a resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio to contact@y-labs.org.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.