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  • Posted: Nov 24, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    User Experience Designer

    Sokowatch is seeking an experienced UI/UX designer to join our product team in building great user-centric software applications for our customers, partners and users across the supply chain process.

    Reporting to; Global Head of Product

    Location: This role will be based out of our Nairobi headquarters.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Support product managers in researching user personas and use cases
    • Create user-centric interactive designs that align the user preferences & abilities with business requirements without losing sight of technical constraints
    • Prepare low fidelity mock ups for backlog grooming
    • Create high fidelity designs for agreed flows in preparation of sprints
    • Collaborate closely with the marketing function on design & branding guidelines
    • Contribute to establishing a consistent design system across all digital assets
    • Communicate & coordinate diligently with technology stakeholders

    Requirements:

    • University degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience
    • 3+ years of experience as a UX designer, interaction designer or similar
    • Fluency in user experience principles and knowledge of best practices for interaction design, user-centred design processes
    • Experience designing applications with multiple user touchpoints for web and mobile
    • Experience in designing for first-time smartphone users with poor hardware
    • Portfolio of work demonstrating breadth and depth in UX and visual design. This should also include the approach and process
    • Professional proficiency in visual design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, Invision, or equivalent
    • Strong team player and ability to make trade-offs in a fast-paced startup environment
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for design proposals

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    Product Manager – Financial Services

    Role:

    Sokowatch is seeking an experienced, data-driven & highly technical product management professional with an extensive background in the financial services technology industry.
    This role will be reporting directly to the Global Head of Product.

    Location:

    This role may be remote (as long as the time zone difference to East Africa is not impractical) or based out of one of our offices in

    1. Nairobi, Kenya (HQ)
    2. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    3. Kampala, Uganda
    4. Kigali, Rwanda
    5. Bangalore, India

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Take charge of developing the product vision and planning the roadmap for financial services at Sokowatch
    • Perform in-depth qualitative field research with customers and credit management teams as well as quantitative research on credit disbursement and repayment behavior
    • Determine essential features for development that will grow the loan book and minimize PAR
    • Prepare meticulous make-or-buy analyses for key technology implementations
    • Draft detailed product requirements for UX designers and engineering teams
    • Lead sprint execution in collaboration with engineering management
    • Communicate & coordinate diligently with technology stakeholders
    • Plan and orchestrate feature releases
    • Measure & report success on implementations

    Requirements:

    The ideal candidate has ≥3 years of experience in designing & implementing as well as integrating third-party financial services technologies for underserved communities in Africa or Asia and possesses the following skills & traits:

    • Expert in agile product management practices and tools
    • Deep knowledge of successful micro-lending approaches
    • Experience in developing essential fintech features such as proprietary credit scoring algorithms and tools to optimize repayment behavior
    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
    • Diligent and forthcoming collaborator across multi-disciplinary teams

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    Snr Product Manager – Supply Chain Digitization

    Role:

    Sr Product Manager reporting to the Global Head of Product.
    Sokowatch is seeking an experienced, data-driven & highly technical product management professional with an extensive background in the fields of inventory management technologies & warehouse automation, dispatch & fleet management, and/or delivery optimization to lead our ongoing efforts to digitize our logistics operations.

    Location:

    This role may be remote (as long as the time zone difference to East Africa is not impractical) or based out of one of our offices in;-

    1. Nairobi, Kenya (HQ)
    2. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    3. Kampala, Uganda
    4. Kigali, Rwanda
    5. Bangalore, India

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Take charge of developing the product vision and planning the roadmap for supply chain digitization at Sokowatch.
    • Perform qualitative and quantitative research in the form of in-depth stakeholder interviews and structured data analysis to determine system requirements
    • Prepare meticulous make-or-buy analyses for key technology implementations.
    • Draft detailed product requirements for UX designers and engineering teams
    • Lead sprint execution in collaboration with engineering management
    • Communicate & coordinate diligently with technology stakeholders
    • Plan and orchestrate feature releases
    • Measure & report success on implementations

    Requirements:

    The ideal candidate has

    • 4 years of experience in designing & implementing, and integrating a third party.
    • Warehouse & inventory management systems and/or
    • State of the art ERP systems and/or
    • Fleet management systems and/or
    • Route & delivery optimization platforms

    And possesses the following skills & traits;

    • Expert in agile product management practices and tools
    • Systemic thinker conversant with reading ERDs and designing architecture diagrams and data models
    • In-depth knowledge of fundamental supply chain processes and key accounting principles
    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
    • Diligent and forthcoming collaborator across multi-disciplinary teams

    Method of Application

    Send your CV to [email protected] clearly indicating the title of the position you are applying for on the subject line.

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

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