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Frontend Developer1

  • Company: Refugees United
  • Deadline: Sunday 25th May 2014
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Refugees United is looking for a World class frontend developer with excellent markup skills to join our development team in Nairobi

Refugees United builds technology to help separated refugee families reconnect. The world holds more than 43 million displaced people and Refugees United is currently helping more than 280,000 people in finding their children, siblings and parents again. Working with our partners in distributed teams, we collect family data through WAP, USSD, SMS and the web. Our teams are present in refugee camps and urban areas of East and North Africa, and often comprise refugees themselves. We work in challenging environments with challenging data, striving to crack a code of information dissemination to help families reunite faster.

We focus on a big problem that we believe big data can help solve. We’re not in it for the status quo. We help change the lives of some of the most resource deprived people on our planet. We try to have fun, even when it’s tough.

If this start-up dynamic, combined with a mission to empower refugees, sounds like your ideal place to thrive, get in touch. 


Design & develop user facing applications for our different touchpoints (web & WAP)

Design & develop web and email campaigns for the communications department.

Actively contribute to the product development working closely with the rest of the tech team 

Requirements/You are strong in several of the following areas:

A Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field, with significant markup language skills, or

Equally self taught with a proven track record.

Technical Skills Requirements


CSS & CSS preprocessors

Grids, frameworks & boilerplates

Responsive web design





Cross browser & multiple device support

Basic Python & PHP

We expect you to:

Consider it a virtue to write standards compliant, semantic markup and styles.

Know the difference between Javascript and jQuery.

Be absolutely kick ass at what you do.

Be creative, curious and challenge us and yourself with new solutions and great ideas.

Be  responsible and able to work independently as well as collaborate across the dev team and organisation in a hectic start up environment.

What we can offer:

Being part of an ambitious, skilled and agile team

A great and fun work environment with highly enthusiastic colleagues

Contributing to reconnecting refugees with their family and loved ones

How to apply

Interested? Please send a letter of motivation, your CV and examples of some of your work to with the subject ‘World class frontend developer’