28 Oct 2020

Full-Time Greenpeace International: UX/UI Designer by Greenpeace

Greenpeace – Posted by JobdirectaSA Staff-SS Gauteng

Job Description

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Greenpeace International Global IT unit is seeking a talented User Experience / User Interface Designer to join our  growing international web development team. The Global IT unit provides Global IT services to Greenpeace National & Regional Organisations (NRO’s) across Europe, the Americas, Asia & the Pacific and Africa.

This is a remote full-time, project position offered for 1 year . We are seeking candidates already based in Greece, South-Africa, Hungary or Lebanon  or Eastern Europe (or TBD) to work for an international team & project.

Planet 4 was born out of a vision of worldwide open collaboration, both inside and outside of the organisation. The goal was and is to create a global engagement tool that was shaped by all. From the outset, we were Open; we shared, invited and accepted users’ contributions and ideas. Now two and a half years later, Planet 4 has 45 Greenpeace websites and makes up 83% of all of Greenpeace’s global web presence.

We are now moving into version two of the product. This version is driven by an organisational commitment to engagement and reaching new audiences. The product itself is being shaped by the regional offices, the supporters, the audience and the Open Source community. As part of our commitment to total transparency, we regularly publish stories and process examples on Medium. 

As a User Experience / User Interface Designer, you will work on new features, iterate on existing ones, and help shape the tools that will change the future of digital campaigning at Greenpeace. You will need to be an expert at creative thinking, juggling priorities and working to tight deadlines. You’ll be designing for a truly global product used across the world in different languages by different Greenpeace national & regional offices that serves global audiences.

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​​​​​​Your main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Define user stories and user flows to represent user experience design ideas.
  • Create wireframes, prototypes and high-fidelity mockups to demonstrate product design ideas.
  • Iterate on design and prototypes based on the Greenpeace community feedback, end-users feedback, and data analysis.
  • Follow and add to the P4 Design System.


What we are looking for:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in design (e.g., graphic, product, interaction, visual communications), human-computer interaction, software engineering, or equivalent practical experience is required
  • 3-5 years of experience as UX / UI designer, showing a strong knowledge of web responsive design for desktop and mobile, producing UX deliverables: personas, user flows, wireframes, user stories, etc.
  • Highly proficient in the industry standard design software, including Sketch/Figma/, Invision and other prototyping software.
  • A creative mind able to strategise and execute ideas with the other designers and frontend developers in the team.
  • Ability to work closely with engineers and the development team to bring your designs to life digitally.
  • Drive the design direction across the tasks you’re allocated. Have the ability to produce polished work from inception through to completion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to design user-centered solutions, understand what is possible, what is not and when to push the boundaries.
  • Excellent communication skills: must be fluent in English (both verbal and written), an additional language is an advantage. Not afraid to bring ideas to improve the design process.
  • Work hard, be passionate about what you do and have fun while you’re doing it.

Compensation benefits

What we offer:

  • Being part of a stimulating, challenging international organisation committed to protect the planet
  • Being a member of a fun and dedicated IT team, all striving to reach the same goals and supporting each other along the way
  • An annual salary in line with an NGO

Organisation description

Greenpeace is taking action all over the world for our planet’s future. Our volunteers, activists and staff come from all corners of the globe, cover the age spectrum and come from all walks of life. What they all have in common is their commitment to working for a green and peaceful future for everyone. With creative local actions for the planet they positively affect their communities, their countries, and ultimately, the world at large.

Contact information

Want to join us? We would like to meet you! Please apply here with your CV, cover letter and a link to your beautifully designed, diverse portfolio of work showing your versatility as a UX /UI designer.
The deadline for applications is 13th November 2020 at 23h59 CET
For additional questions about the vacancy or the recruitment process, you can contact our Recruitment team at [email protected]

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.​​​​​​

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