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UI/UX Officer (m-f-d)

Bonn

  • Organization: FSC - Forest Stewardship Council
  • Location: Bonn
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
    • Sustainable Growth and Growth hacking
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Scope
As a key member of the Digital Communications team, the UI/UX Officer will be responsible for designing and improving the user experience and user interface of our digital products. The ideal candidate will work closely with the project owners and developers to ensure intuitive, engaging, and effective user experience across all platforms. 
Main Roles & Responsibilities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews, user research to understand user needs, behaviors, pain points, and user journeys to take informed design decisions.
  • Ensure that the user insights are translated into actionable design recommendations.
  • Develop wireframes, prototypes, and high-quality mock-ups to effectively present design ideas for our digital products and applications. 
  • Create designs for appealing and user-friendly interfaces for web and mobile applications.
  • Ensure designs are consistent with branding guidelines and industry standards. Work closely with product managers, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment of design with stakeholder needs and project briefs keeping in mind the technical aspects.
  • Organise and coordinate brainstorming sessions on design and user experience discussions.
  • Plan and conduct usability tests to gather feedback and validate design concepts.
  • Create and maintain design documentation, style guides, and UI patterns.
  • Advocate for best practices in UI/UX design and ensure they are implemented across all projects and platforms.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest UI/UX trends, tools, and technologies. 
  • Evaluate and propose simplified, intuitive user journeys for existing and new digital products.
  • Continuously assess and seek opportunities to improve the user experience and interface of our digital products.
  • Ensure that FSC’s web and mobile applications ’design and interface are cohesive and harmonious across the board. 
  • Additional tasks as agreed with the Digital Communications Programme Manager.

Your profile

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  1. Working Education and Training: 

  1. University degree in Design, UI/UX, Web Management, Computer Science, or related field.

  1. Working Experience, Style and Skills: 
  2. At least 3 years   of proven experience on customer-centric user experience, user interfaces, website development, and product management. 
  3. An in-depth understanding of user-centered design principles and their application to digital product development. 
  4. Proficiency in design tools such as Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, or similar.
  5. Proven experience in creating wireframes, prototypes and user flows for both and web and mobile applications, with a portfolio demonstrating design work. 
  6. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to derive insights, decisions, and action plans from data. 
  7. Excellent communications skills with capability of articulating design choices to both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  8. Familiarity with agile web and applications development practices and methodologies
  9. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is a plus.
  10. Self-starter who can work independently as part of an international and multicultural team.
  11. Has a deep commitment to responsible forestry and/or broad sustainability in alignment with FSC’s mission.

  1. Communication Skills: 
  2. Excellent communication skills to collaborate with product owners, developers, and other stakeholder to achieve top quality results. 
  3. Ability to develop strong, positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders geared towards FSC’s mission.
  4. Languages: 
    1. Fluency in English (spoken and written). 
    2. Proficiency in Spanish and French is a plus. 
  5. Computer Skills – good skills in the use of/experience with:
  6. High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite.
  7. Competence in Adobe creative suite. 
  8. Understanding of content management systems such as Drupal.
  9. Familiarity with project management tools such as Azure DevOps.
  10. Knowledge of Google Analytics is a plus.
  11. Familiarity with HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Why us?
Why Join FSC in Bonn, Germany?
  • Be part of a globally recognized organization at the forefront of sustainable forestry and contribute to the mission to help protect the world’s forests.
  • Play an active role in the FSC global community of 400+ forest stewards who come together in-person at least once a year.
  • Benefit from cross-cultural collaboration and networking opportunities by working in a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse international culture with over 60 nationalities represented under one roof.
  • Enjoy comprehensive benefits, including relocation assistance if needed, and investment in training and development opportunities (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, Learning Lunches and more) to advance your career.
  • Explore the vibrant federal city of Bonn, home to Beethoven, Haribo, and the beautiful Rhein River promenade including many urban parks and close access to nature. As Germany's UN City and second capital, Bonn is an international city with a rich cultural heritage, recently celebrating its 2000th anniversary. Learn more about the city or take a virtual stroll.
  • Embrace work-life balance: beyond Bonn's borders, unlock Europe's wonders with 30 working days of vacation at your disposal. Whether it's skiing in the Swiss Alps or basking in the sun on Mediterranean shores, your European adventures await.
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Apply now with your resume and cover letter, showcasing your achievements and how you can contribute to FSC's mission.
The Fine Print
Terms and Conditions
  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week.
  • Duration of Employment: Initial 2-year contract with intent to extend. 
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible.
  • Travel: Sporadic travel required.

How to Apply

Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Don't delay - apply now!
  • Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English. 
  • Please do not send any photos of yourself.
  • The deadline for applications is 21 June 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 
We will confirm receipt of your application. Should you not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your spam filter and if you cannot find it there contact us at careers@fsc.org
 
For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.   
 
Please be informed, that by applying for this position you automatically accept our Data Protection Information on processing your personal data.
 

We are looking forward to your application!
About us
Welcome to FSC!  
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a globally recognized non-profit organization at the forefront of promoting sustainable forestry. With over 150 million hectares of certified forests and a trusted reputation among NGOs, consumers, and businesses, FSC is leading the way in ensuring the long-term health and resilience of the world’s forests.      
          
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