Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Design Officer Jobs in Kenya

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Design Officer Jobs in Kenya


Who we are

  • Busara is research and advisory firm dedicated to advancing and applying behavioral science in the Global South.

  • We work with governments, NGOs, private companies and academics to understand human behavior, and design solutions to overcome behavioral barriers to products, programs and policies as they scale.

    The position

  • The Design Officer supports Busara’s new Communications division from its headquarters in Nairobi.

  • This is a position that cuts across all divisions at Busara and requires capability in design, execution of projects and time management.

  • Compelling design including graphic design, web and mobile design and design for printed products are all necessary to support the rapid growth and project mix at Busara.

  • With up to 40 ongoing projects within the organisation at once, there are a wide variety of design challenges and design needs, from developing collateral for a product intervention, to creating comprehensive editorial reports, to developing a culture of design-thinking at Busara.

  • The Design Officer is responsible for completing all design-focused projects with a critical and rigorous eye for detail.

  • As our organisation spans across a wide range of sectors and disciplines, from highly academic lab experiments to strategic consulting for pan-African corporations, our communications must be as flexible and far reaching as our work.

    Core Responsibilities

  • The Design Officer will enhance Busara’s outreach and reputation through compelling and beautiful design for both internal and external projects.

    More specifically, the deliverables of the Design officer will likely include (not exclusively):

  • Combining hand-drawing with digital media to create complete illustrations

  • Meet with clients/internal team to determine scopes of projects

  • Create materials that support the brand identity
    Liaise with the rest of the team in execution of

  • Coordinate and provide design support to the HCD Qual team

  • Stay up-to-date with new design techniques and software

  • Developing visual ideas that suit the brief

  • Create visual elements for editorial outputs

  • Participate in comms office hours by providing design support


  • The ideal candidate is action-oriented, a self-starter, quickly grasps new concepts, has excellent project management skills and is focused on results.
    In particular, we are looking for candidates with:

  • Ability to quickly understand Busara’s business and organizational culture and how to use communications, testing and design to support that culture.

  • Drawing skills with an attention to detail (both by hand and digital pen)

  • Proven ability to work well with diverse teams, under tight deadlines

  • Collaborative approach to design, receptive to input in the creative process

  • Clear, proactive communication, and ability to set expectations for timeline and scope of work

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

  • Proven experience designing for print, web, and presentation

  • Experience with user-centered design principles

  • A history of contributing strategically to organizations, with an emphasis on communications and design

  • An ability to work with and inspire people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Busara Center for Behavioral Economics Design Officer Jobs in Kenya

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