2 Job Positions at Youth Development Labs: (Deadline 18 September 2021)

2 Job Positions at Youth Development Labs: (Deadline 18 September 2021)

Communication Designer at Youth Development Labs: (Deadline 18 September 2021)

Communication Designer

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT YLABS

YLabs is a leading global design and research organization working to improve health and economic opportunity for young people 10–24 years old. Founded in 2014 at the Harvard Innovation Lab, YLabs partners with young people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Central America to design, test, and advocate for youth-driven solutions that address key challenges to young people’s health and economic opportunity worldwide. YLabs’ focus areas are sexual/reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and economic inclusion. Find out more about our projects here: https://www.ylabsglobal.org/work

Our team of physicians, designers, economists, developers, public health professionals, and educators bring a unique mix of human-centered design, adolescent health, economic and health outcome evaluation, behavioral science, and implementation know-how to the global problems facing youth.

We have offices in the US and Rwanda, but are currently supporting our teams to work remotely during COVID-19. Once normal work safely resumes, this role will be expected to work out of our Kigali office.

JOB SUMMARY

YLabs is seeking a junior-level or mid-level Communication Designer who is passionate about using communication design to make a difference, working on multiple projects across the globe and growing the internal design capacity at YLabs. You’ll be working at the cutting edge of design for social impact with a team that combines expertise in health, data and design. You’ll be part of our design team in Kigali, Rwanda, working hand-in-hand with our project teams to design visually compelling and technically clear outputs for globally dispersed projects. You’ll also work with the larger design team to develop our organizational branding and communications tools.

This is a full-time position which requires the ability to legally work in Kigali, Rwanda. Due to the pandemic, a majority of our Rwanda-based staff live and work remotely in Kigali. There is no requirement for this role to be based out of Kigali during the pandemic although if you choose to work remotely, it will be necessary to travel to the Kigali office at times.

ABOUT YLABS’ COMPENSATION

YLabs adheres to Project Fair’s principles and standards  to establish equity in pay with the overriding principle of “equal pay for work of equal value” outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. All salary ranges are based on level within the organization and are competitive to regional and national salary benchmarks, based on the respective office location.

PAY RATE

The pay range for this position is RF 15,000,000 – RF19,875,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

YOU ARE:

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing work environment and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Looking for a new challenge as part of a growing design team in a non-profit studio
  • Able to intake, prioritize and toggle nimbly between multiple projects
  • Motivated by designing exceptional solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing young people
  • Skillful in navigating different cultural and geographic contexts
  • Curious, humble, and empathetic, fascinated by others’ lives, loves, and perspectives
  • Creative thinker and able to help others understand and build on your ideas
  • Able to help train and mentor others in great communication design and set the standard for exceptional design among the team
  • A natural collaborator who understands how to work with a diverse team
  • Able to easily communicate and envision concepts and ideas to team members, partners, and funders
  • Interested in international travel and are comfortable navigating tough situations in the developing world
  • Excited about the opportunity to help build a vibrant, creative and collaborative working culture in our studio

YOU HAVE:

  • 2+ years of experience in graphic design or communication design
  • Strong graphic design skills particularly in layout, presentations, branding and visualization of systems and complex information and structures
  • Strong knowledge of design platforms like Adobe Creative Suite, design techniques, software, data visualization
  • Experience in creating and/or managing brands
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with colleagues, clients, and beneficiaries

DESIRABLE:

  • Expertise in human-centered design / design thinking
  • Experience in print, digital, UX/UI design, data visualization
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for managing interns or junior designers
  • Experience in illustration and drawing concepts
  • Previous experience working on health, education or employment programs
  • Worked or lived in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia or Central America
  • Proficient with basic visual and/or UX/UI design tools to create mid-fidelity mockups
  • Strong interest in working with young people

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio to talent@ylabsglobal.org with the subject line: Communication Designer – Rwanda. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This position is only open to designers with existing legal work authorization in work in Rwanda.

 All YLabs offers of employment are conditional on satisfactory background check and criminal record clearances.

The deadline: 18 September 2021

Research Coordinator at Youth Development Labs: (Deadline 18 September 2021)

Research Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT YLABS

YLabs is a leading global design and research organization working to improve health and economic opportunity for young people 10–24 years old. Founded in 2016 at the Harvard Innovation Lab, YLabs has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Central America in partnership with young people to design health programming to address key challenges in sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and mental health. Find out more about our projects here: https://www.ylabsglobal.org/work

Our team of physicians, designers, economists, developers, public health professionals, and educators bring a unique mix of human-centered design, adolescent health, economic and health outcome evaluation, behavioral science, and implementation know-how to the global problems facing youth.

We have offices in the US and Rwanda, but are currently supporting our teams to work remotely during COVID-19.

YLabs is committed to building teams and policies that promote equity, justice, and belonging at work. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds,

socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status, marital status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

JOB SUMMARY

YLabs is seeking a Research Coordinator to support the monitoring, evaluation and research of its projects. YLabs collects a wide range of data through mixed-methods approaches, including digital data collection, and seeks to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Research Coordinator. This role is to be based in Kigali, Rwanda, and will report directly to the Research Lead.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With the Research Manager and Research Lead, support the planning, implementation, and maintenance of data collection systems such as recordkeeping systems, quality control processes and additional
  • Coordinate the planning, collection of research data including the recruitment and coordination of research subjects, as
  • Assist in project work planning helping to ensure that the pre-established scope of work, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are
  • Support the recruitment, supervision, and coordination of a team of research assistants helping to ensure their work is of high
  • Prepare periodic and ad hoc research reports, as required by
  • Support the development of appropriate monitoring tools for tracking of regular project
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection
  • Organize field work to monitor data collection and ensure that the data collected is of a high quality and accurately reflects the responses This includes working with implementing partners to screen potential study participants for inclusion/exclusion criteria and documenting participant data at each level of study level.
  • Ensure compliance of project
  • Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at

YOU HAVE:

  • 3-5 years of monitoring, evaluation, and research, preferably with NGOs or INGOs in the fields of public health or international
  • Bachelors’ degree  in Project Management, Administration, Computer Science, Information Management, Economics, public health and/or any other relevant academic
  • Prior experience conducting field research, including conducting surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions is highly
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data analysis tools like SPSS, STATA, ti, etc, would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with data collection tools like Qualtrics is
  • Prior experience with monitoring and evaluation of digital interventions is
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to track and record projects progress through to completion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in both English and Kinyarwanda
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a rapidly moving environment

YOU ARE:

  • Passionate about  YLabs’  mission  to  design  solutions  with  youth  that  measurably  and meaningfully improve their
  • An organized and prioritization pro, who is proactive and flexible. Excited to help implement an innovative program for young people in
  • Enthusiastic to work as part of a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team of designers, public health specialists, writers, and evaluation
  • A natural collaborator who understands how to build strong relationships across the
  • Adaptable, optimistic, and flexible when faced with changing circumstances and challenges
  • Willing to work flexible hours to accommodate evening calls with the US-based YLabs

LOCATION:

This role will be based out of the YLabs Rwanda office.

BENEFITS:

YLabs adheres to Project Fair’s principles and standards to establish equity in pay with the overriding principle of “equal pay for work of equal value” outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. All salary ranges are based on level within the organization and are competitive to regional and national salary benchmarks, based on the respective office location.

The salary range for this position is gross RF11,750,000 – RF13,875,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To apply, send a resume, brief cover letter to talent@ylabsglobal.org with the subject line “Research Coordinator, CyberRwanda”.

This posting will be open from August 10 – August 24, 2021. Once the application period closes, all applications will be reviewed by our Hiring Committee. YLabs recognizes the effort that goes into submitting an application; all candidates will be notified of their application status once the hiring process begins.

All YLabs offers of employment are conditional on satisfactory background check and criminal record clearances.

The deadline: 18 September 2021

 




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