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  • Posted: Feb 10, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Code for Africa (CfA) uses technology and #OpenData to empower citizens. We give citizens actionable information for better-informed decision making and digital tools to amplify their voices, so that they can hold the authorities (both governmental and corporate) to account.
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    Product Manager

    The Tech Lab spearheads CfA’s design, development and maintenance of all digital services for the organisation, and its external human rights defending partner organisations.

    Candidates must have demonstrable experience in managing the full product lifecycle, from ideation through to launch. The ideal candidate will have a solid technical understanding of the development process and/or experience in the civic tech space.  Candidates must be fluent in English and candidates who are fluent in an additional international language, such as French or Arabic, and/or at least one local language from their country of residence will have an advantage. The successful candidates will work as part of a multinational and multilingual team using digital collaboration tools to create content for a global audience and international media partners. 

    Required

    • 5+ years developing and managing products, candidate with experience in development organisations (NGOs/CSO/non-profit), technology/media organisations or high-growth startups will have an advantage
    • Relentless resourcefulness, an ownership mindset, and a proven record of building from the ground up and translating products from the idea stage to launch
    • A strong understanding of the software development processes
    • Proven ability to create and maintain detailed technical specs and workplans that are feasible and realistic
    • Able to proactively find innovative solutions to problems and challenges as they arise 
    • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks, and deliver results within deadlines. 
    • Proven ability to work and communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, 

    Preferred: candidates who are able to demonstrate the following will have an advantage:

    • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline.
    • Deep understanding of the technology and media ecosystem in Africa. Passion for media, data storytelling and technology. An interest in civic technology and digital journalism.
    • Experience in working effectively as part of a geographically distributed multicultural teams 
    • Experience going through a full product lifecycle, integrating feedback into requirements, driving prioritisation and managing pre/post-launch execution

    Responsibilities: 

    • Develop and maintain product features, roadmap and timelines, including managing the product life cycle.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including tech, design, and engagement, to launch new products and solutions.
    • Own and champion our products and tech stack, building awareness internally and externally
    • Identify, track and analyse key product metrics to inform future product decisions and continuously improve our current product portfolio.
    • Identify new product opportunities or new opportunities for older products
    • Champion and implement best practices when it comes to development and product management within the organisation 
    • Maximise efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and innovative solutions are the norm.
    • Ensure technical/nontechnical documentation on all active projects/products is kept up to date 

    Closing: 28th February 2023

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Code for Africa (CfA) on opportunities.codeforafrica.org to apply

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