In 2019, Arifu reached over 1 million learners with informational content designed to develop skills, inform decisions and improve lives. The years 2020-2021 will focus on expanding our educational content offering to increase our value to new and existing learners. Arifu is hiring a highly motivated Learning Designer to help us realize a bold vision of placing a smart personal learning assistant in everyone's hands across Africa and globally.
The Learning Team at Arifu designs content in partnership with industry experts and local and multilateral institutions and works closely with Arifu research and data teams to generate insights from field research, rapid A/B testing and learner data to drive the relevance and impact of Arifu’s content on end learners. The Learning Designer will be responsible for research, writing and improving Arifu’s expanding educational content offering.
This is a full-time position based at Arifu’s headquarters in Nairobi reporting to the Learning Design Manager.
The Learning Designer will be responsible for:
Participating in project scoping sessions with partners and technical experts;
Performing field research to gather insights on learner biases, mental models and cultural norms to inform content design;
Contributing to the design and structure of new programs including setting learning outcomes, brainstorming treatment design, writing content and informing program evaluation;
Communicating with partners to resolve content-related issues;
Maintaining strong project management capabilities with planning, communicating, documenting, and tracking milestones and results;
Contributing to team strategy for prioritizing new partnerships and content to add to the Arifu platform;
Participating in community events, trade meetups, and industry workshops in Nairobi and globally.
A desire to impact lives, the ability to make a long term commitment to your team and the product, and exceptional problem-solving abilities are all essential prerequisites on the Arifu team. For this role, we’re also looking for someone with the following:
5+ years of work experience in learning content design, preferably in East Africa;
Undergraduate degree in education or a related field;
Strong written communication and excellent attention;
Previous experience conducting qualitative research to inform learning content is a plus;
Fluency in English required and fluency in Swahili preferred;
Motivation to develop skills conducting field research and willingness to spend long days in the sun, talking to people about their lives and observing them interacting with our products;
Resourceful and proactive when generating solutions to the problems that stand in your way;
Ability to enjoy (and survive) the chaos of a high-growth startup.
Compensation and Benefits:
First and foremost, we care about your success and will support you along your journey to achieving remarkable success. We offer competitive compensation packages with the opportunity to participate in the Arifu Rewards Program that rewards strong performance. We also offer a comprehensive health insurance package and will cover the cost of a work permit for foreign staff. Other benefits include monthly airtime allowance, extra leave, a stocked kitchen, and plenty of ping-pong and foosball.