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Product Manager Mobile products , Kenya

POSITION: PRODUCT MANAGER
WORK STATION: HEAD OFFICE, NAIROBI
REPORTING TO: COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: PRODUCT OWNERS
SALARY: COMPETITIVE PACKAGE

ABOUT THE CLIENT:
Their client is a young and fast growing company with the ambition and ability to transform the healthcare sector in Africa through cloud based- and mobile technology. They are a mobile health exchange where digital payment streams and information are connected to medical data, thus improving quality of care, reducing cost of care and creating transparency and accountability. Their platform is currently being installed at more than a 1000 healthcare providers throughout Kenya, and through it people are able to transfer, receive and pay with health related funds and benefits on their mobile phone.
Do you have it in you to make African healthcare leapfrog into the future? Then do read on.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Product Manager will be end responsible for continuously developing, launching and tracking the success of new and improved products that our client offers to both consumers and healthcare providers. These products are often developed and marketed in close cooperation with strategic partners such as mobile telecom partners, insurance partners and NGO partners.
The Product Manager leads a cross-organizational team of “Product Owners” responsible for dedicated product lines focused on either the consumer or the healthcare provider. To be successful, the Product Manager is required to have an insatiable curiosity to understand how people think, feel and do. And, based on this thorough understanding of the customer, stakeholders and context, the candidate should have an ongoing drive to guide the Product Owners and the IT team to develop human-centered, intuitive products that will make a difference to their bottom line as they’ll as to their customers’ lives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Product Management
• Be the “voice of the customer” within the organization: you are the champion of developing human-centered, intuitive products and user interfaces within the organisation and towards their partners
• Leading by example: you constantly verify their hypotheses on what their customers want and need by going out into the field, by interacting with their existing and future customers, and by bringing back their learnings and ideas to the rest of the organization
• Develop and execute a compelling product development roadmap for both consumers and healthcare providers, ensuring a steady stream of new product launches and ongoing product improvements
• Optimize the customer journey and user interface for each of their products on a continuous basis
• Constantly measure the financial performance of and user satisfaction with their products in the market, and ensure corrective actions are taken when needed
• Leverage partnerships with mobile telecom companies, insurance companies and NGOs to gain insights and inform the product development roadmap

2. Team leadership and supervision
• Lead a cross-organizational team of “Product Owners” who are all responsible for dedicated product lines focused on either the consumer or the healthcare provider
• Responsible to set targets and monitor team member’s performance ensuring timely and regular catch-ups, continuous feedback, conduct appraisal reviews, address performance issues, monitor and support personal development plans and training needs
• On the job training and capacity building of Product Owners

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES:
1. Number of successful product launches per year
2. Number of new products in pipeline
3. Number of improvements to user interface & customer journey for all products
4. Revenue contribution of new products
5. Client satisfaction with new and existing products

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
• University degree: field of studies can be in any direction, quality of the institution is more important
• At least 7-10 years of relevant working experience in product development and/or business development
• Previous work experience as product owner in technology companies is highly valued
• Strong leadership, team management and capacity building experience

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Mature and well-rounded
• Insatiable curiosity to understand how people think, feel and do
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Highly contagious energy & drive to constantly improve their products, user interfaces and customer journeys
• Self starter
• Entrepreneurial/business acumen skills
• Ability to adapt or change to new situations and handle high levels of uncertainty
• Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to develop and maintain networks
• Capacity building and ability to develop and motivate teams
• Ability to work with cross cultural, cross organizational and diverse teams
• A commitment to the organisations mission of “Connecting Everyone, Everywhere to Better Healthcare” and its core values of Integrity, Passion, Care, and Innovation.

Expiring: Mar 31, 2017
Manager Mobile Healthcare products , Kenya

Fulltime, based in Nairobi with some (international) travel

Our client is a not for profit organisation known as a pioneer in development cooperation and has launched several ground breaking initiatives involving public private partnerships and innovative financing mechanisms. They have built an extensive network working with governments, both in Africa and with international donors and development organizations as well as private companies and investors. Nairobi has an office employing 45 staff.
They have developed a platform connecting patients, payers and healthcare providers through mobile technology.
They want to create a disruptive change to healthcare financing and quality in Kenya and are looking for an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial colleague to take up the challenge, join our team and lead these activities.

The Position
Our client is looking for an entrepreneurial leader for our mobile health programs. He/she should have an entrepreneurial and results-oriented mindset combined with strong teambuilding and relationship management capacities. He or she is able to lead across a variety of stakeholders from different cultures and is creative and resourceful in finding solutions especially in the digital world. The ideal candidate combines senior experience in healthcare innovations (especially product development) in developing markets and has a passion for social impact. The manager products Kenya will report to the International director.

Main Role/Responsibilities:
• Be the “voice of the customer” for mobile patient products: you are the champion of developing customer-centered, intuitive products and services in healthcare for the bottom of the pyramid in partnership with our stakeholders. Innovative financing products and digital solutions are at the core of your ideas;
• You have a deep interest in the needs of customers. You don’t mind getting your feet dirty and talk to the customers (patients and providers) in the field regularly;
• Responsible for initiating new strategic partnerships, and for building out existing key strategic partnerships with large corporate organizations (e.g. telecom companies, insurance companies, banks, hospital chains) and with leading NGOs, donors and governments;
• Lead a cross-organizational team of “Product Owners” who are all responsible for dedicated product lines focused on the consumer;
• Responsible to set targets, monitor and coach team member’s performance ensuring timely and regular catch-ups, continuous feedback, conduct appraisal reviews, address performance issues, monitor and support personal development plans and training needs

Qualification & Requirements
• At least ten years of work experience in a leadership role including business development and/or fund raising roles
• You have a relevant Master’s, MBA degree or higher
• Experience of working in healthcare, healthcare financing and/or mobile health in Kenya or other sub-Saharan countries
• Experience of working in an international environment
• Strong understanding of healthcare financing, insurance and mobile phone markets in developing countries
• Strategic, innovative approach to fund management, product development, and marketing
• Strong project management and managerial skills - result driven and able to lead and motivate a diverse group of ambitious colleagues and partners
• Excellent communication skills: an ability to interact effectively with multiple stakeholders and with people with different cultural backgrounds
• Entrepreneurial, proactive and hands-on mentality, with an enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Our client offers
An excellent job opportunity in a dynamic international environment with solid terms and conditions in accordance with sector standards. You have a fulltime workweek of 40 hours, 25 days leave annually, an attractive collective pension plan and a very comprehensive collective health insurance scheme. For international candidates secondary expat benefits will apply. National and international candidates are invited to apply.

Expiring: Mar 31, 2017
Economic and financial analyst in Ghana , Ghana

For a programme in Ghana we are bidding for, we are currently looking for an Economic and Financial Analyst.

About the programme
The World Bank has given a loan to the Government of Ghana (GoG), to prepare an Integrated Urban Sanitation and Drainage Masterplan covering the metropolitan area of Greater Accra. The total area is about 894 square kilometres, and has a population of about 4.3 million people. Flooding and poor environmental sanitation have become significant urban problems for the area in the past decade. These problems have been exacerbated by factors such as uncontrolled population growth, unregulated development of settlements, and poorly managed land use.

The objective of the programme is to develop a comprehensive integrated urban environmental sanitation strategy and masterplan covering all 11 Metropolitan / Municipal areas within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). This masterplan must provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation, including solid and liquid waste as well as storm water runoff from the GAMA area, solve existing environmental sanitation and drainage problems, and provide guidance for the implementation of future environmental sanitation and drainage improvements. The assignment will also support preparatory activities including design and preparation of procurement documents for prioritized investments to alleviate critical problems in the GAMA area.

Job Description

Job description Financial and Economic Analyst
As Financial and Economic Analyst your day to day tasks is to take the lead in the economic and financial assessment of the investments required in order to implement the Plan over the short-term (e.g. following 5 years). In the study of alternatives, the selection should be based on the cost of investments since any one of the alternatives will obtain the benefit of improving sanitation, hygiene and good health and avoiding the occurrence of floods for the urban scenario and risk.

Candidate Specification

Requirements
- A Masters degree in a relevant field;
- At least 8 years of experience in financial and economic analysis or infrastructure and / or municipal projects
- Fluent in English
- Excellent report writing skills
- Strong communicative skills
- Regional experience is considered beneficial

Expected input is approximately 50% spread over 18 months. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Mar 30, 2017
Sanitary engineer in Ghana , Ghana

For a programme in Ghana we are bidding for, we are currently looking for a Sanitary Engineer.

About the programme
The World Bank has given a loan to the Government of Ghana (GoG), to prepare an Integrated Urban Sanitation and Drainage Masterplan covering the metropolitan area of Greater Accra. The total area is about 894 square kilometres, and has a population of about 4.3 million people. Flooding and poor environmental sanitation have become significant urban problems for the area in the past decade. These problems have been exacerbated by factors such as uncontrolled population growth, unregulated development of settlements, and poorly managed land use.

The objective of the programme is to develop a comprehensive integrated urban environmental sanitation strategy and masterplan covering all 11 Metropolitan / Municipal areas within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). This masterplan must provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation, including solid and liquid waste as well as storm water runoff from the GAMA area, solve existing environmental sanitation and drainage problems, and provide guidance for the implementation of future environmental sanitation and drainage improvements. The assignment will also support preparatory activities including design and preparation of procurement documents for prioritized investments to alleviate critical problems in the GAMA area.

Job Description

Jobdescription Sanitary Engineer
As Sanitary Engineer your day to day tasks are (among others):
- Lead the urban sanitation components within the following scope of work:
- Comprehensive review and assessment of existing situation with respect to environmental sanitation in GAMA
- Develop a comprehensive integrated urban sanitation and drainage improvement strategy that will provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation and drainage
- Develop an appropriate institutional framework and action plan;
- Provide support for consensus building around the strategy, institutional framework and action plan;
- Assess and provide strategic options for improving sanitation and drainage services in GAMA
- Identify and prepare a phased program for the development of improved environmental sanitation and drainage system in GAMA in a prioritized manner;
- Identify and prepare preliminary designs for priority drainage, liquid and solid waste interventions in GAMA;
- Identify and evaluate options for improving waste water treatment management (sewage and septage/faecal sludge) and developing a viable business model and implementation arrangements for a waste water management in GAMA; and
- Support and facilitate the determination of the appropriate level of safeguards assessments that will be required for the proposed priority sanitation investments undertaken in order to ensure that the interventions are carried out in compliance with the World Bank’s safeguards policies.

Candidate Specification

Requirements
- Masters degree in a relevant field
- At least 10 years of experience in the urban sanitation sector
- Proven experience in developing sanitation masterplans or environmental assessments in an urban environment
- Good computer knowledge
- Strong report writing skills
- Fluent in written and verbal English

Expected input is approximately 50%, spread over 18 months. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Mar 30, 2017
Solid waste management specialist in Ghana , Ghana

For a programme in Ghana we are bidding for, we are currently looking for a Solid Waste Management Specialist

About the programme
The World Bank has given a loan to the Government of Ghana (GoG), to prepare an Integrated Urban Sanitation and Drainage Masterplan covering the metropolitan area of Greater Accra. The total area is about 894 square kilometres, and has a population of about 4.3 million people. Flooding and poor environmental sanitation have become significant urban problems for the area in the past decade. These problems have been exacerbated by factors such as uncontrolled population growth, unregulated development of settlements, and poorly managed land use.

The objective of the programme is to develop a comprehensive integrated urban environmental sanitation strategy and masterplan covering all 11 Metropolitan / Municipal areas within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). This masterplan must provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation, including solid and liquid waste as well as storm water runoff from the GAMA area, solve existing environmental sanitation and drainage problems, and provide guidance for the implementation of future environmental sanitation and drainage improvements. The assignment will also support preparatory activities including design and preparation of procurement documents for prioritized investments to alleviate critical problems in the GAMA area.

Job Description

Jobdescription Solid Waste Management Specialist

As Solid Waste Management Specialist your day to day tasks are (among others):
Lead the solid waste management components within the following scope of work:
- Comprehensive review and assessment of existing situation with respect to environmental sanitation in GAMA
- Develop a comprehensive integrated urban sanitation and drainage improvement strategy that will provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation and drainage
- Develop an appropriate institutional framework and action plan;
- Provide support for consensus building around the strategy, institutional framework and action plan;
- Assess and provide strategic options for improving sanitation and drainage services in GAMA
- Identify and prepare a phased program for the development of improved environmental sanitation and drainage system in GAMA in a prioritized manner;
- Identify and prepare preliminary designs for priority drainage, liquid and solid waste interventions in GAMA;
- Identify and evaluate options for improving waste water treatment management (sewage and septage/faecal sludge) and developing a viable business model and implementation arrangements for a waste water management in GAMA; and
- Support and facilitate the determination of the appropriate level of safeguards assessments that will be required for the proposed priority sanitation investments undertaken in order to ensure that the interventions are carried out in compliance with the World Bank’s safeguards policies.

Candidate Specification

Requirements:
- Masters degree in a relevant field
- At least 10 years of experience in solid waste management sector, including;
- Significant involvement in strategy development and planning;
- Specific experience relating to both technical and institutional aspects of solid waste management systems, including;
- Experience of private sector and public management options for solid waster service provision
- Understanding of the options for primary and secondary collection, landfills and re-use options, including composting.

Expected input is approximately 50% spread over 18 months. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Mar 30, 2017
4* Hotel General Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Our client, a reputable 4 star hotel in Nairobi, is looking for an experienced General Manager. The successful candidate will be fully in charge of the hotel and supervise all Head of departments. He/She will manage and maximize the hotel’s resources, achieving optimum standards of service and value to the hotel guests within profit objectives and in a manner with the company’s philosophy and policies. Experience in an International brand hotel group as a General Manager is a MUST!

Responsibilities:
• Ensure efficient and effective hotel operational systems, processes and policies
• Support management reporting information flow and business processes and organization planning
• Ensure proper care and control of property, equipment and materials
• Seek opportunities to maximize revenue for the hotel
• Ensure product and service quality operational efficiency and guest satisfaction
• Ensure staff retention by developing and managing staff skills, abilities and talents
• Work towards attaining mission and organization cultures of the hotel
• Participate in all other industry related functions that will benefit the hotel
• Support and promote marketing functions of the hotel

Qualifications/ Skills required:
• Bachelors degree or above in Hospitality
• 10 years real experience in a reputed international brand hotel group
• A natural flair for selling and sound business acumen
• Property Management Experience
• People skills and emotional intelligence

Expiring: Mar 13, 2017
Communications Manager Somalia , Kenya

Mott MacDonald intends to seek interested experts that can demonstrate a capacity to support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the DFID funded Implementation and Analysis in Action of Accountability Programme (IAAAP).

The IAAAP is a GBP 14m DFID funded programme managed by Mott MacDonald focused on improved governance and accountability in Somalia. The Programme supports accountability through targeted projects that engage civil society and government institutions and in the process helps to build an improved evidence base for engagements in the country. The IAAAP further advocates and supports the use of evidence to strengthen accountability in the country.

Scope of Work
The IAAAP has generated a large amount of evidence surrounding accountability engagements in Somalia. The programme has now matured to the stage in which it is necessary to communicate these findings to relevant stakeholders. Communication has a central role to play in the IAAAP, packaging and disseminating evidence appropriately for different stakeholders.
In many instances, this means working through local organisations to ensure that tactics and dissemination activities are consistent with the motivations, attitudes, and practices of the range of actors, both on the demand and supply sides, in Somalia. In doing so, communication must be sensitive to (and purposeful in addressing) the complex accountability challenges within Somalia.

Job Description
The manager is expected to work with the lead communications consultant and implement the communications strategy with minimal guidance. In short the communications manager will be expected to do the following:
- Maintain close contact with and attend monthly guidance meetings (virtually or in person) with the lead communications consultant.
- Maintain contact with the Knowledge Management Coordinator at least once a month for guidance.
- Report weekly to the CEO on day to day tasks.
- Manage the development of “knowledge products” and delivering knowledge products (i.e. any asset that enables stakeholders to engage in effective action, this can be policy briefs, manuals, reports, case studies, video or radio).
- Manage the dissemination of knowledge products; assuring that knowledge products are packaged to fit the profile of the intended audience.
- Use social media to maximize reach, result and impact of knowledge products when required.
- Read reports to extract relevant information for knowledge products.
- Liaise with subcontractors to extract relevant information for knowledge products when required.
- Adhere strictly to the timetable of knowledge product delivery over 2017.

Candidate Specification

Profile
The desired candidate will be a Kenyan or Somali resident. He/she will be a self-starter and can work with minimal direct oversight and management. He/she will have a strong work-ethic, particularly in reaching deadlines. He/she will have the following background and experience:

Experience/Competencies:
- Experience in implementing communications projects.
- Experience in writing communications briefs, case studies, policy briefs and reports.
- Ability/experience in communicating complex research and project learning to a broad range of audiences.
- Experience working with DFID, British Embassy or other UK government departments is desired but not essential;
- Strong understanding and competence in the use of social media.
- An understanding of Somali media- especially in reaching diverse stakeholders and demographics.

Qualifications:
- A University degree in Communications, Journalism, or other relevant technical subjects and/or 5+ years of relevant technical experience.

Language requirements:
- Strong working knowledge of English is required.
- Working knowledge of Somali is desired.

Inputs will be on freelance basis and the duration of the assignment will be 20 months.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Mar 03, 2017