User Experience Designer

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18 days ago

permanent role* / full time (offered on a 12 month contract basis initially, with possibility of extension and move to permanent contract, subject to local labour laws)

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located (subject to agreement). See the locations here. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based.

Greenpeace International is looking for a User Experience Designer to provide the UX design expertise and creative vision to help to shape the tools that will change the future of digital campaigning on a global scale.

Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 26 independent National/Regional Organisations and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Working closely with the product team and the lead designer, you will be coordinating user experience and product design, in order to achieve both the end-users’ and the organisation’s goals. Working on new features, as well as iterating on existing ones, you’ll be designing and conducting user research for a truly global product used in multiple languages, across our National & Regional Organisations (NROs), around the world.

Planet 4, Greenpeace's website builder and digital engagement platform is used as a CMS tool by many National / Regional Organisations as their primary web presence. 48 websites in total, in 35 different languages.

Planet 4 is a Content Management System built on the WordPress Block Editor framework to allow web admins, content editors and campaigners to update their Greenpeace website or campaign pages.

Read more about what we work on in our Medium channel.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate in establishing the UX design vision for the product.

  • Conduct UX research (e.g., interviews, usability testing, A/B testing) and incorporate existing data and research findings in your thinking.

  • Define testing strategies for the product, including assumptions, scenarios, and success metrics.

  • Analyse results from the UX research studies and create reports.

  • Produce UX design deliverables such as wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity mock-ups to demonstrate product design ideas.

  • Work closely with other designers, the product manager, data analyst and development team to bring your designs to life.

  • Define user experience design for both front-end and back-end sites.

  • Iterate on design, based on the Greenpeace community feedback, end-users’ feedback, and data analysis.

  • Communicate design-informed decisions to product teams and Greenpeace stakeholders.

For further details about the role, please see the full job description HERE.

What we’re looking for:

  • A design-focused education (e.g., human-computer interaction, sociology, psychology, web design) or equivalent practical experience.

  • Proven experience as a UX designer, producing UX results: personas, journeys mapping, user flows, wireframes, etc.

  • Ability to strategize testing plans, including user research methodologies and data-driven solutions.

  • High proficiency in the industry-standard design & user research software, including Figma, Invision, Hotjar, and others.

  • Experience defining UX design best practices, benchmarking against industry standards and emerging trends.

  • Ideally, familiarity with WordPress, web accessibility standards, and SEO best practices.

  • Superb communication and presentation skills, creative thinking and ability to balance priorities.

  • Proficiency in English and ideally another language.

  • Demonstrated support for Greenpeace mission and values.

What you can expect:

  • You’ll be part of an international distributed team working across different timezones.
  • You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.

Please visit the careers site here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace.

To Apply

If you share our vision, please click 'apply for this job' below, to begin your application.

To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.

It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at Please note that all applications have to be filled out via the website and can't be submitted via this email.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 28th June, 2022 at 23:59 CEST.