Experienced UX Designer

Organization
BFA Global
Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
Contract
Deadline for Applications
02/25/2018
Contact Information
career@bfaglobal.com
Tags
Contract

The “next billions” of consumers are making their way up the socioeconomic ladders in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Whether they’re living on 2.5 or 10 dollars a day, these individuals actively manage their finances to grow their business, send their children to school, pay for medical needs, afford housing, access clean water, lighting and sanitation. For the past twelve years, our firm BFA, has been designing and developing human-centered financial solutions around mobile money, flexible payments, savings, personal credit, small business loans and productive assets. Our website captures our extensive work about how finance can enable individuals, families and businesses to be more productive and strive for better lives. We are looking for an Experienced UX Designer to revive our current website so visitors have a seamless experience and engage more deeply with our stories and our insights. If you have polished technical chops in customizing WordPress sites, a beautiful sense of website visuals and user interface, and bring a smile to work every day. Be part of a globally-minded and purpose-filled team that believes in a future for all of us. And bring your sense of curiosity and inspiration.

This is a 2-3 month engagement, with the possibility to extend.

Responsibilities:

* Design and implement updates to the site, ranging from refining sitewide architecture, flows, and navigation, adding new pages, and creating visual content elements

* Improve site performance ensuring proper load-times, cross-browser support, accessibility, general quality assurance, mobile optimization, screen size / media responsiveness, and SEO

* Help diagnose/fix front-end issues as they arise

Qualifications
*5+ years WordPress development experience, including development of customized themes, plugins and API or third-party integrations

*Strong background in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap (or similar)

* An excellent design eye

Your application should contain:
* A cover letter including your critique of the BFA website – how would you make the BFA website better for users?
* A CV
* A web-based portfolio of websites you have developed

How to apply:
Interested candidates must submit a CV, a cover letter and portfolio to Rebecca Soulliere at career@bfaglobal.com. Please specify “BFA Website Feb 2018” in the subject line.  Please do NOT apply via LinkedIn. Application deadline is 25th February 2018.

Additional Information

BFA is a global consulting firm specializing in using finance to create solutions for low-income people. Our approach is to seek out, create and implement financial solutions to help people manage challenges and seize opportunities. We partner with cutting-edge organizations that touch the lives of low-income consumers such as financial institutions, fintech companies and information providers. In creating solutions, we integrate our deep expertise in customer insights, business strategy, new technology, and growth-enabling policy and regulation. Founded in 2006, BFA’s clients include financial institutions, technology companies, donors, investors and policymakers. BFA has offices in Nairobi, Delhi, Boston, Medellín and New York. For more information, please visit: www.bfaglobal.com.

Innovating solutions for finance, for life.