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  • Posted: Feb 22, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • At Pula, we are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide. We work in eight countries across Africa and Asia, and in 2017 alone, we facilitated crop and livestock insurance cover to 611,000 farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Malawi. We are recruiting to fill the following position below:
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    Product Development – Intern

    Pula is seeking a Product Development Intern, who will be working alongside our Innovation team to manage products from ideation through launch. This role will get hands-on experience with all facets of product development and gain an insightful perspective on what it’s like to be at a fast-growing organization. The Product development Intern will primarily work with the Innovation team to manage the day-to-day operations for our portfolio of new products currently under development

    Tasks can range from carrying out desk research, making calls to insurance agents, sales calls to farmers, designing process flows as well as ideation.

    The Intern – Product Development & research will report to the VP - Innovation

    A detailed job description for the position is as follows:

    • Testing of new products by engaging end users (Insurance agents and farmers) in calls to determine product viability
    • Conducting market research for new products under development
    • Assisting on ongoing projects on an ad-hoc basis
    • Prepare high-quality reports and presentations to share insights and conclusions from testing or research engagements

    The right applicant would have the following skillset:

    • Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding academic record in business, technology, engineering or similar relevant field
    • Extremely strong quantitative and data analytics skills, as well as report writing and presentation skills
    • You have either experience or interest in working in rural farming contexts and are passionate about helping smallholder farmers build resilience
    • You have the ability to translate concepts into logical, detailed, written action-plans
    • You are on top of all your tasks and are very well organized (your manager should never have to remind you about tasks and deliverables, deadlines, email responses, etc.)
    • You are willing to speak up independently when there is a problem to be solved
    • You have the ability to professionally and respectfully dissent, and logically debate challenges
    • You are fully comfortable with GSuite applications (Google Sheets, Google Docs, G-Slides etc.) and are able to adapt to new systems easily (e.g., ClickUp, Slack, Jira, Metabase, CommCare)
    • You are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and can manage multiple projects in parallel

    Benefits and compensation

    Pula will offer a competitive remuneration package to the right candidate with benefits such as pension, health and life insurance as standard. For expatriate candidates we facilitate work permits.

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    Business Support Intern

    What you will be doing: 

    Administration & Office

    • General office supervision
    • Provide admin support to the Special Projects Associate
    • Assist in procurement functions.
    • Timely and accurate submission of all reports as requested
    • Maintenance of all official company documents and record
    • Research into key business questions
    • Assist in regulatory and statutory compliance, ensure licenses applied for and renewed on time
    • Take on duties as and when requested

    Board, Investor and Legal Matters

    • Provide board administrative support 
    • Assist in board/Investor documents compilations and other activities
    • Assist in communication efforts all through the organization

    Special Projects Support

    • Assist in managing running projects e.g System Implementations, entity set ups and other mid to long term projects
    • Provide support for company activities and events
    • Manage short term projects e.g clean up and filing of company documents on drive

    Finance and HR

    • Provide support to finance and HR teams as when requested

    What you need to have to be successful:

    • At Least 1 year working experience
    • Minimum bachelor's degree in Business or any related field
    • Excellent writing and editing skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to learn quickly and retain/organize information
    • Ability to perform in a cross-functional team
    • Ability to prioritize work
    • Exceptional work ethic
    • Advanced skills in MS Office, Google Suite, Teleconferencing tools

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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