User Experience (UX) Designer UN IT Jobs – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)




Job Title:          User Experience (UX) Designer
Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Manager, Pulse
Lab
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s
global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The
UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries
including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed
countries.
Job Summary: The User
Experience (UX) Designer will provide design directions and expertise for the
projects and applications developed by the Lab including but not limited to:
user experience and user interaction design, research and consultation for
web-based designs and mobile apps.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Work in liaison with technical team and
    drive product design process for data innovation projects and applications
    developed by the Lab;
  • Take broad, conceptual ideas from users,
    partners and the team and turn them into design guidelines for
    user-centered innovation projects;
  • Work closely with team at the Lab to
    oversee the user experience of data innovation projects and applications
    from conception until launch;
  • Design and specify user interfaces and
    information architecture using participatory and interactive design
    techniques, including observational studies, user interviews, usability
    testing, and other forms of requirements discovery;
  • The jobholder will produce user
    requirement specifications, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts,
    design prototypes, and design qualifications;
  • Provide design guidelines to inform wire
    frames for data visualizations;
  • Design flows and experiences thar are
    incredible simple and elegant;
  • Work closely with technical team to ensure
    that design specifications are implemented;
  • Design infographics and illustrations to
    showcase results in compelling and creative ways;
  • Support preparing materials for capacity
    building and knowledge dissemination by the Lab with partners;
  • Actively participates in brainstorming
    sessions in the Lab to define activities under Track 1 and track 2.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
The ideal applicant for the United Nations User Experience (UX)
Designer job placement should have eight years of experience in the following;
  • User interface design experience;
    preferably on a web/mobile product development setting;
  • Experience with data visualization;
  • Basic experience with design and prototyping
    tools and a willingness to explore new tools;
  • Qualifying years of experience are
    calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree
    recognized by the United Nations.
Personal Competencies:
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the
    UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision,
    mission, and strategic goals of the UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Demonstrates and promotes the values of
    the UN in actions and decisions and acts in accordance with the standard
    of conduct for international civil servants;
  • Shows willingness to work without bias
    with all persons regardless of gender, nationality, religion or culture;
  • Contributes effectively to team-based
    activities, working collaboratively and sharing information openly; works
    effectively with colleagues inside the UN as well as its partners and
    other stakeholders to pursue common goals;
  • Facilitates and encourages open
    communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Remains calm, composed and patient when
    facing conflict, manages conflict productively, focusing on mutually
    acceptable solutions;
  • Takes initiative and seeks opportunities
    to initiate action;
  • Actively produces and disseminates new
    knowledge; creates/contributes to mechanisms to collect and share
    knowledge;
  • Actively seeks learning opportunities;
    demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development;
  • Proposes innovative ideas and new
    solutions to work.
Functional Competencies:
  • Familiarity with statistical programming
    and discrete mathematics;
  • Comfortable working with diverse
    programming languages, design patterns, frameworks, libraries and
    platforms;
  • Independent and driven, and able to manage
    and lead without close supervision;
  • Flexible, adaptable, and comfortable
    working in a start-up environment;
  • Ability to work directly with internal and
    external clients to define requirements for analysis and reporting;
  • Excellent communication skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further
review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 9th March
2017
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