Lead Designer, BFA Global

Location: India, Spain. U.K. and the U.S.

About us

BFA Global is an impact innovation firm that combines research, advisory, venture building, and investment expertise to build a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient future for underserved people and the planet. We partner with leading public, private and philanthropic organizations, global and local, to catalyze innovation ecosystems for impact across emerging markets. BFA Global is the general partner and venture-building provider of Catalyst Fund.

Catalyst Fund is a pre-seed high-impact fund backing tech startups that seek to improve the resilience of underserved, climate-vulnerable communities in Africa.  It provides capital and hands-on venture-building support to mission-driven, local and women entrepreneurs. Over the past 7 years, we have backed 61 startups across 15 emerging markets.

About the Lead Designer role

We seek a multi-disciplinary designer with research-based UI/UX and product design experience to work with BFA Global’s portfolio of projects, including with Catalyst Fund startups. You will be responsible for leading all design-related project activities and working with our portfolio of climate resilience startups across Africa. You will work with team members worldwide and must be proactive and independent while collaborating closely with colleagues in different time zones. You will report to the Head of Communications & Influence.

What You’ll Do

Creative Direction

Are you passionate about storytelling and communication and looking to have an impact on creating a more sustainable and equitable world?

Do you have a vision for how to bring stories to life via visual design to have a positive impact?

Do you want to support cutting-edge African innovators to develop climate resilience solutions that help people and the planet? If you say yes, this job is for you.

As Lead Designer at BFA Global, you will be expected to:

Specifically, your role will include:

Graphic design, UI/UX, and product design

Qualifications & Requirements:

Successful applicants will have many of the following qualities:

Successful candidates will also:

Anticipated Start Date:  August 2023

Preferred location: India, Spain. U.K. and the U.S.
Candidates must have local work permits. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Only shortlisted candidates who provide the required information will be contacted for follow-up.


At BFA Global, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

BFA Global believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success as a global company. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and to carry out the best inclusion work we undertake. 

*BFA will not sponsor work permits.

**BFA will not pay for relocation expenses.