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HURIDOCS - Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International


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Published 19 days ago

Start Date

September 1, 2019

Application Deadline

June 23, 2019


HURIDOCS is seeking a User Experience Designer to join our diverse global team.


Title: User Experience Designer

Employment type: 100%

Salary and benefits: Competitive for a human rights NGO. Starting gross salary at 100% depending on location and experience; e.g.:

  • based in Geneva, Switzerland: CHF 5,200 - 6,700
  • based in London, UK (index 70 vs Geneva, Switzerland): GBP 2,800 - 3,600
  • based in Nairobi, Kenya (index 35 vs Geneva, Switzerland): USD 1,820 - 2,345

Salary index based on cost of living data

HURIDOCS staff has 20 days of paid vacation, in addition to year-end office closing and local bank holidays.

Supervisor: Chief Technology Officer

Location: Geneva, Switzerland or remote (Applicants living in Switzerland must be in possession of a valid work permit)

Start date: 1 September 2019 (or earlier) is desired

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the User Experience Designer at HURIDOCS are:

  • Develop the user interface and user workflows for our flagship tool, Uwazi.
  • Work closely with the rest of Uwazi team to ensure that the proposed solutions fit within the development efforts.
  • Conduct user research sessions with HURIDOCS and our partners.
  • Master our front-end stack (Bootstrap, React, PDF.js, scss) and DevOps setup to effectively provide solutions.
  • Collaborate with our project managers in creating project specific Uwazi front-end interfaces that are SEO-oriented when appropriate.
  • Coordinating the work on a regular basis with the designated team, including other developers, product owners, focus groups, CTO, etc.
  • Support our communication team develop visual identity materials, when needed.
  • Work with the development and communications teams to document information about Uwazi and how to use it (e.g. user guide, release notes)

Skills and Competencies

The position requires proficiency in design and translating design into code.

  • Mastery of HTML
  • Mastery of CSS
  • Proficient in graphic design
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience with at least one frontend framework (we use React, but we value experience in other frameworks as well)
  • Experience with Bootstrap desirable
  • Experience developing code that is SEO-friendly
  • Experience gathering feedback from users

Profile

  • Committed to human rights and social justice
  • Interest in information management
  • Eager to work  in a multicultural environment
  • Eager to work remotely
  • Self-driven, takes initiative, ability to work independently
  • Willingness to travel internationally

HURIDOCS welcomes diversity and does not discriminate on any basis, including age, gender identity, nationality or sexual orientation. Our team consists of parents and non-parents, self-taught and degree-educated. We seek to build a culture that allows everyone to fully bring themselves to the organisation. We value honest exchanges and respect each other for who they are.

About HURIDOCS

Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International (HURIDOCS) is deeply rooted in the human rights movement, with decades of field experience and a high level of expertise in using information and technology. We are a global group of human rights researchers, documentation experts, information security specialists and software developers out to empower defenders to act strategically on human rights information.

Our work started in 1982 by helping grassroots organisations understand how to classify and manage their documents. Thirty-seven years later, HURIDOCS has become a field leader in developing innovative tools, methodology and resources for human rights defenders. We have designed reporting standards and thesauri; created open source software tools for documenting human rights violations, managing cases, and curating, annotating and sharing document collections; and delivered capacity building to organisations worldwide.

HURIDOCS believes that small, locally based organisations are the backbone of the global human rights movement: they provide direct support to victims, monitor crises first hand, and mobilise communities. HURIDOCS exists to provide human rights activists and organisations with customized solutions and services that enable them to gain an edge.



HURIDOCS is seeking a User Experience Designer to join our diverse global team.


Title: User Experience Designer

Employment type: 100%

Salary and benefits: Competitive for a human rights NGO. Starting gross salary at 100% depending on location…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Good speaking and writing skills in English. Other languages are desirable.

Good speaking and writing skills in English. Other languages are desirable.

How To Apply

Your portfolio, motivation letter and CV should be sent to jobs@huridocs.org by Sunday 23 June 2019 at 24:00 CET latest. If you have any specific questions about this vacancy you may contact Jaume Cardona at jaume@huridocs.org.

Online interviews with the short-listed candidates will take place in the week of 1 July 2019.

Your portfolio, motivation letter and CV should be sent to jobs@huridocs.org by Sunday 23 June 2019 at 24:00 CET latest. If you have any specific questions about this vacancy you may…

Location

Geneva, CH
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