Oakland & West Africa

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YLabs are seeking a Francophone designer available for short and long-term contracts to design and scale social innovation projects to improve health and economic opportunity for disadvantaged youth. You’ll be working at the cutting edge of design for social impact with a team that combines expertise in health, economics and design. You’ll work hand-in-hand with our partners in West Africa to understand community perspectives, build and test prototypes and support them to implement and scale-up successful solutions.

You are:

  • Fluent in French - for all professional communications (verbal, written)

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

  • Comfortable training and mentoring others in human-centered design

  • Skillful in navigating different cultural and geographic contexts

  • A natural collaborator who understands how to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and donors

  • Passionate about social impact, global health and youth. You have experience designing and/or implementing solutions in resource-constrained environments.

  • Able to easily communicate and envision concepts and ideas to team members, partners, and funders.