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ABOUT US

Our vision is to empower people through innovative technologies to take action and help eliminate global social injustices. We are Spring ACT – Action. Compassion. Technology. –  an award-winning, Swiss-based global non-profit organisation run by a dedicated and diverse team, based on our values of empowerment, curiosity, inclusiveness, impact, integrity, compassion, and fun. We developed and launched “Sophia” – the world’s first chatbot empowering survivors of domestic violence to gather potential evidence and seek help 24/7, in every country in the world, anonymously and without leaving a digital trace. Since our launch, over 23,000 people have chatted to Sophia and we have been recognised by the President of Switzerland with the Swiss Future Prize and other global impact awards. In implementing our vision, we always seek to connect and work together with those affected by global social injustices by understanding their needs and engaging them in the creation of solutions. Together we can make a real difference and great global impact.

Our aim is to ensure that we can offer long-term, active support to survivors of domestic violence and individuals fighting other global injustices. We are looking for you to join our international team of 80 ACTivists (volunteers) and help amplify our voices to ensure that people everywhere have the tools needed to help end global injustices. 

This is where you come in! 
 

ABOUT THE PROJECTS

We’re looking for someone who can help us:

  • Create the UX / UI of our new mobile app designed to fight the imposter syndrome and everyday sexism.

  • Improve the user experience of existing products: 

    • Chatbot Sophia empowering survivors of domestic violence 

    • Sophia’s Digital Safe feature assisting in potential evidence gathering

    • Dots: the SDG-based alternative legal aid app

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Over the next six months for approximately 3 hours a week you will join our team and:

  • Design Expertise: Lead the design of intuitive, user-friendly interfaces for web and mobile applications designed to create impact and empower individuals, ensuring accessibility, responsiveness, and a seamless user experience.

  • Prototyping and Wireframing: Develop wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs.

  • Collaboration with Cross-Functional Teams: Work closely with developers, project managers, and other stakeholders to ensure design vision is effectively translated into functional solutions.

  • Project Management: Manage design projects from concept to completion, including setting timelines, prioritising tasks, and ensuring deliverables meet quality standards.

  • User Research: Conduct user research, including surveys, interviews, and usability testing, to understand user needs and preferences, and translate insights into design improvements.

  • User-Centred Design Advocacy: Champion the importance of user-centred design principles within the organisation, educating and guiding team members on best practices.

  • Accessibility and Inclusivity: Ensure that all designs meet accessibility standards and cater to a diverse user base, considering various needs and contexts.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Utilise data and analytics to inform design decisions, and continuously measure and optimise user experience based on key performance indicators.

 

ABOUT YOU

  • Dedicated to helping eliminate global social injustices and creating impact.

  • Can commit to volunteering 3 hours a week for a minimum of six months.

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment of a young start-up.

  • Enjoy being part of an international and dedicated team.

  • At least four year experience in:

    • UX / UI Design 

    • UX / UI Research

  • Experience coordinating UX / UI processes across different teams independently

  • Strong organisational skills and don’t lose sight of the bigger picture even in a dynamic and constant process of change.

  • Experience in the non-profit sector is an asset.


 

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US

  • Join a highly motivated team of like-minded individuals from around the world

  • Help implement impactful new technologies assisting people in vulnerable situations and empowering people to take action.

  • Get the opportunity to work on a crucial part of our young and fast growing organisation

  • Join a value-based organisation striving to make a real impact

  • Engage in meaningful and impactful work

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Posted on: 23 November 2023
Closed date: 05 January 2024 at 11:38
Job ref: UX Designer, Women Rights, Enddomestic Violence
Tags: IT, Digital

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