IRC – Multi-disciplinary Design Consultant.

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Job Overview:  

IRC health team staff from Uganda and South Sudan will be forming a design sprint Core Team to generate a solution to increase the uptake of contraceptives among refugee and vulnerable host community adolescents. Adolescents face many challenges in taking up contraceptives, including:

● Needing family permission to access services

● Beliefs that contraception is for sex workers

● Health providers who refuse to provide services

● Health services aimed at women and babies that do not meet the interests or needs of young people

The IRC supports mobile and facility-based health services either directly and indirectly through government services. 

Major Responsibilities: 

● Co-lead the remote design sprint planning & facilitation

● Design research planning and execution

● Prototype planning, creation of prototype assets, and support testing


● Sprint remote collaboration platform preparation and tools

● Prototyping and design research plan 

● Prototyping assets

● Revised design

● Final Report: design insights and frameworks, testing results, recommendations

Job Requirements: 

Work Experience:

– Design research experience of 3-5 years

– Prototyping experience of 3-5 years

– Service design experience 3-5 years

– Work in reproductive health or in low resource contexts experience strongly preferred 

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: 

– Design Research

– Product Design

– Graphic Design

Language Skills:  

– English 

– Swahili preferred 

Preferred experience & skills: 

● Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications

● Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time

● Strong problem-solving skills

● Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure

● Highly proficient in Adobe Suite 

● Highly proficient in Google Suite 

 Important note: Please include links to a portfolio, website or work samples when submitting your application.

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 Working Environment:  

● Part time remote work (approx 75% time) for 8 weeks – Applicants must have a home or alternate workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly scheduled work hours.

● October 7, 2020 start date

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity,Equality, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.





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