Educate! Product Manager Jobs in Kenya

Educate! Product Manager Jobs in Kenya

Position Overview

  • Educate! an award winning non-profit social enterprise is seeking a Product Manager to join our ambitious and cross functional Technology team.

  • We are looking for a product professional who is excited and passionate about solving consumer-facing problems, developing product roadmaps, and executing those plans to bring value to end users.

  • The ideal hire will help the product team meet and exceed its goals by translating strategic business initiatives into technology products.

  • In this role you will have a chance to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to understand requirements for the tech products/solutions, develop product roadmaps and project-manage the entire tech product / solution development cycle.

    You are the right fit for this role if you:

  • Are a master coordinator and exceptional project manager

  • Are analytical and data driven

  • Possess a broad understanding of the tech product development process

  • Have independently driven the design of technology products in a team, with a strong focus on the end user

  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Sound like you or someone you know?

    About Educate!

  • Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy.

  • We tackle youth unemployment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills to attain further education, overcome gender inequities, start businesses, get jobs and drive development in their communities.

  • Our model is delivered through practically-trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.

    Performance Objectives

  • Requirements gathering: Translating Product strategy into product development specifics

  • Gather all information from cross-functional teams to translate strategy into clear product specifics.

  • Assist business stakeholders to define and refine their requests

  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to define the relevant personas, user journeys, and functional requirements.

  • Drive decision-making with internal partners

  • Translate requirements into product designs
    Develop and own a product strategy that is clearly articulated, easily understood, and delivers meaningful value to our customers and business over time

  • Identify areas for modification in existing programs and subsequently develop these modifications

    User-focused/Customer-centered product design

  • We need our Associate Product Manager to build processes and practices to continuously gather and address usability issues with our technology products.

  • Lead ideation for the needs identified- creating designs based on requirements and strategy

  • Construct systems and processes to gather data on how users actually experience it on a day to day basis

  • Own process of integrating customer feedback into products

    Market Research and User Testing

  • Research and analyze the users, and the roadmap for the product

  • Plan, prepare and conduct research on potential solutions

  • Collect quantitative product data and metrics through market research

  • Testing and evaluating new designs/products

  • Research and
    analyse the way our data can be used and then drive improvements in user experience

    Project Management

  • Build and execute an actionable roadmap that empowers developers to realize the product strategy

  • Providing vision and direction to the development team and stakeholders to achieve the product vision

  • Collaborate closely with Design, Programs, and M&E teams to drive the execution of the product development team

  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product

  • Lead the planning product release plans and set the expectation for delivery of new functionalities

  • Developer management: oversee development of product features either through external consultants or development

  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends

  • Develop quality assurance procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 3 years of work experience.

  • Possess a broad understanding of the tech product development process; and have created product roadmaps.

  • Experienced with using qualitative and quantitative data (especially from A/B tests) to make product decisions.

  • Experience working with program delivery and data collection platforms such as USSD, SMS, WhatsApp through Telerivet, Echomobile, Textit, etc

  • Preferred: Software Development experience e.g. USSD system development (PHP or other language), MySQL, server set-up, Python, JavaScript

  • Fits our Five Cultural Tenets (see What is Educate! About? below); Learn more by looking at Educate!’s culture deck here


  • We are open to this position being based in one of our offices in East Africa, in either Nairobi, Kampala or Kigali.

  • Benefits & perks include a generous vacation policy, health insurance, and breakfast in the office!

  • Why You Will Brag About Working At Educate!

  • We’ve got the impact.

  • Educate! is designed for scale. We quadrupled operations in 2014, going from 54 to more than 200 schools served. We carefully measure our outcomes, and — here’s the best part — we are maintaining quality at four times the size.

  • We believe in local leadership — 97% of our on the ground staff is African.

  • Our model has gone nationwide in Uganda — Educate!’s model is now incorporated into the national curriculum and exams, impacting thousands more students than we can reach directly.

  • Educate is a well-oiled learning machine.
    We built our model by methodically testing hundreds of assumptions and we are constantly experimenting, evaluating, and improving

    How to Apply

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