Visual Designer (Remote)

Remote · Timor-Leste · Projects


Catalpa is in search of Visual Designers to join our newly established Talent Pool. Our assignments range from a couple of weeks to a few months. You can work remotely from anywhere in the world.

About Catalpa

Catalpa started in rural Timor-Leste in 2010 with two co-founders and a small Rotary grant. Today, the organisation is working in four countries with a broad range of partners including the Governments of Timor- Leste, Myanmar, Uzbekistan, Papua New Guinea, Australia along with multilateral and bilateral development partners such as UNICEF, ILO, FAO, WHO, USAID, UNDP, European Union, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

At Catalpa, we build technology for aid and global development We use design and technology to connect people, make information accessible, and empower people to make informed decisions. Our programs span education, health, social inclusion, environment, aid transparency, labour mobility and more.

Check us out at

Project Context

The Visual Designers in our Talent Pool will have the opportunity to engage in a range of projects working alongside our partners to help deliver high impact work that addresses international development challenges. You’ll work with a talented and interdisciplinary team, with a strong creative culture, at the intersection of technology, design and global development.


What we are looking for

You love designing applications that inspire others, and create impact. You are an expert in your field, and you would like to work for an organisation that does great things that help people in developing countries.

Once you are placed on one of our projects you will:

Succeeding in this role requires the following experience & skills:


The Catalpa Culture

We work in a creative, supportive environment with colleagues who come from diverse walks of life, and we value the perspectives they bring. We learn, we try new things, and we base decisions on merit (not hierarchy). We pay attention to the details, and we work together to achieve the best we can. Importantly, we work here because we love what we do and the impact we can have.

What does Catalpa offer you?

Catalpa is a growing creative organisation that values people and their ideas. You’ll get to shape how Catalpa delivers world-class projects that bring together design and technology to achieve social good.

We regularly have new projects kicking off and the successful candidate may be considered for other projects at the end of their initial assignment.

This role can be worked from the organisation's head office in Dili, Timor-Leste or remotely from your home if you are based outside of Timor-Leste. We may require you to travel internationally to complete research within the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere.


If this role sounds interesting to you and you see yourself doing great work with us, we’d love to hear from you! Catalpa International promotes diversity and an equal opportunity workplace. We offer flexible working hours that we hope will help create work-life and/or family-life balance.

NOTE: Applications for this role has now closed, however if you are a strong candidate we encourage you to still apply as we will be looking at expanding our talent pool in the near future. At which time we will review the candidates currently in our recruitment system. All previous applicants need not apply as your details will remain in our system.

Please add your details and attach your CV and cover letter through the apply button below. In the cover letter, summarize why you think you are a good fit for our UX Designer Talent Pool and also tell us about your participation in a project you are particularly proud of and provide a link to your portfolio.

For further inquiries regarding this position, please send an email to [email protected] with ‘Visual Designer - Talent Pool’ in the subject line of the email.

Apply for this job