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Kandua - UX/UI Design Intern

Catalyst Fund
Apply by 13 May 2021

Job description

UX/UI Design Intern

  • Company: Kandua
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Internship length: 6 months
  • Internship start date: ASAP


Kandua is a fintech startup looking for eager interns to support our growing business needs for 2021. Our flagship product, Kandua.com, is South Africa’s largest online home services marketplace. A seamlessly designed platform, that connects great home service providers to the people who need them, powered by pioneering technology and a passionate, talented team.

As an intern, you will be working closely with a Senior member of the Kandua team, as well as other colleagues who will provide you with real hands-on projects and daily tasks.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with your supervisor to make upgrades to user journeys exquisitely managed and kept up to-date
  • Work closely with your supervisor to make sure all user facing features are well instrumented before they go into production with appropriate wireframes and copy
  • Aid in developing an ongoing "institutional brain" around principles for designing for our relevant stakeholders
  • Design using tools, incl but not limited to, for: Wireframing - like Balsamiq; Prototyping - like Figma; Mapping - like Miro; High-def UI design - like Photoshop; Presenting - like PowerPoint
  •  Research using processes (e.g. Service Design, Journey Mapping, Empathy Mapping, User research, Usability testing etc), but ultimately the flexibility and desire to be useful - whatever it takes
  • Solve problems by using your ability to switch rapidly between different ones(especially with people in disparate environments)
  • Maintain high standards, without being a perfectionist. You can make sensible compromises and assumptions

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum requirements:

  • Experience working with UX Design tools
  • Experience in using UX Design best practices to design solutions, and an understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • Experience of user centred design principles and practices.
  • Interaction design, creating wireframes, user workflows, and prototypes
  • Innovative, creative problem solver with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of software development processes.

Essential Skills

  • Willing to learn about - Wireframing - like Balsamiq; Prototyping - like Figma; Mapping - like Miro; High-def UI design - like Photoshop; Presenting - like PowerPoint
  • Have a basic understanding how software is built (bonus points for knowing some HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Strong English, written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • Excellent management and organizational skills, detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and to be supervised remotely (have a laptop and a quiet space to work when needed)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills and detail orientated
  • Flexible and self-motivated
  • Experience working with a team 


About Catalyst Fund

Catalyst Fund is the best growth partner for inclusive tech companies in emerging markets. They work with innovators in emerging markets who are building solutions designed to improve the lives of the underserved. Through their Inclusive Fintech and Inclusive Digital Commerce programs, Catalyst Fund provides startups with catalytic grant capital, bespoke venture building support from fintech experts, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners, while sharing learnings and insights with the broader inclusive tech ecosystem.

Catalyst Fund has partnered with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) to create an internship program that is designed to fill talent gaps within Catalyst Fund portfolio companies.

Through partnerships with universities and training programs in emerging markets, Catalyst Fund is looking for students and recent graduates who are passionate about building financial solutions and launching their careers in the tech space. This foundational experience prepares interns to take on full time roles at tech startups.

Interns will work directly with the startup for 6 months, while learning more about the industry through Catalyst Fund’s deep expertise in inclusive tech and individual support from CCAF.


Learn more about Catalyst Fund and see other open jobs on their career page.

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