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.
Duration: end of March - end of July
Time commitment: Full time, 19-week contract
Location: Berkeley, CA with travel to sub-Saharan Africa
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.