UX Designer

Posted Jun 7

About myAgro:

myAgro is a non-profit agritech social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to support 1 million farmers in 2026 - providing them the tools they need to prosper. Our organization has received recognition and support from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, and The Audacious Project from TED. Learn more from our founder and CEO here.

About the Role:

We are looking for a part-time (3 days a week) UX Designer to join our team, reporting to the Director of Product in the Technology Team, you can be based in one of our offices or work remotely. You will design and manage the user experience and design systems for a mobile web application used by commission-based sales agents working in rural areas of Senegal and Mali to sell and manage agricultural products. You will work with product managers, developers, and other departments to ensure that the application meets user needs, is visually appealing, and is easy to use.

You Will:

  • Create user-centred designs for our custom built mobile web application(s).
  • Organise user research and usability testing to validate design decisions and iterate.
  • Develop design systems and style guides for consistency and usability across the application(s).
  • Collaborate with product managers to create requirements which balance user needs and strategic goals.
  • Co-Create user personas, user flows, wireframes, and prototypes to communicate design concepts and interactions.
  • Work with engineering to ensure designs are implemented according to the specifications.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience in UX design, graphic design, and design systems management for mobile web applications.
  • A portfolio demonstrating design expertise and process, including experience designing for rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The ability to advocate for user-centred design principles and best practices.
  • Comfort using design software such as Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and Figma.
  • The ability to perform user research, usability testing, and data analysis.
  • The ability to work with on the ground teams from a distance.
  • Fluency in English and French.

Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Co-working Space stipend
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!

Application Process and Deadline

To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or CV. You should also complete the Plum survey. You can find a link to the Plum survey on the application form for the role. Please submit your application and documents in English. Only shortlisted candidates will contacted by our team.

There is no fixed deadline as we hire on a rolling basis. If someone else is selected while you are interviewing, we will let you know and consider your application for future positions. The interview process includes the application form, the Plum assessment, short virtual interviews and typically a short written assignment or a visit to the field or one of our offices.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.