UI Designer

Who we are

Ona combines first-rate engineering with people-focused design to create solutions that help save and improve lives around the world. And we’re looking for a UI Designer to join our growing team of creators in Nairobi (www.ona.io).


As a UI Designer at Ona, you will apply your design skills to problems involving community health services, impact analysis, and disaster response with partners like UNICEF, World Food Program, DFID and Gates Foundation.

The UI Designer works directly with a multidisciplinary team including software engineers, technical project managers, and global development experts. The ideal candidate is a problem solver, collaborative team player and skilled designer that can work on multiple projects. As a team, we are focused on building real solutions for the user and context — and so should you.

This role will report to the Head of Design.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Design intuitive, feasible, and sustainable digital services and experiences for a variety of users.
  • Liaise with internal product teams regarding Ona’s four product lines (Ona Data, Canopy, OpenSRP and True Cover) to ensure solutions are in line with company goals.
  • Help create internal and client-facing deliverable's (recording action points, analysis briefs, wireframes, flow diagrams, prototypes, and software requirements) that ensure understanding, collaboration and ultimately, a working software solution.

Key Requirements


  • 0 - 2 years of experience with interface/service design solutions for clients.
  • Professional experience designing software solutions for clients.
  • Experience with iterative prototyping.
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with colleagues & clients.
  • Good presentation and documentation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to respond positively to shifting priorities and project timelines.


  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Balsamiq, Axure and Sketch.
  • Knowledge about global health or global development.
  • Knowledge and interest in software and technology.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Front End engineering skills are a big plus.

To apply

Please send the following:

  • Cover letter describing why you are interested in this position and working at Ona.
  • Resume or CV.
  • A portfolio of previous projects you've completed, or your website.

Please note that resumes will be reviewed as soon as received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Ona is a social enterprise technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York dedicated to developing open source solutions to promote the smarter use of data. We believe technology is a springboard to transform international development, allowing organizations to use data to overcome the greatest challenges and identify the best opportunities.