One Acre Fund Head of Product Management Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Head of Product Management Jobs in Kenya

About One Acre Fund

  • Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions.

  • With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

  • To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

    About Our Team

  • Our ~70-strong Tech team is in charge of delivering and operating a broad range of IT solutions to support our activity, including both internal developments and off-the-shelf enterprise solutions used by farmers and field or HQ staff.

  • This includes e.g. mobile apps for field staff to manage farmer's orders and loans or track deliveries, BI solutions to analyze farmer yields, farmer-facing services through e.g. Whatsapp or USSD to manage their accounts, or back-office solutions to manage employee information and requests.

    What You'll Do

  • Mentor a team of ~3-4 Product Managers, and report to the director of Engineering

  • Product Vision: set the strategic directions of our solutions and manage their roadmaps

  • Requirement Management: lead the functional and non-functional requirement gathering, clarification, and arbitration for new projects, prevent scope creep

  • Identify new product feature opportunities and develop concepts, by creating excellent understanding of our users and market, monitor competitive landscape

  • Coordinate the delivery of product evolution / "Business as Usual" requirements on established products

  • Build product awareness and satisfaction, by organizing demos and awareness sessions, maintaining product
    documentation, running user tests and managing product feedback and analytics

  • Stakeholder Management: nurture the relationship with our internal customers to understand their needs, keep them well informed and manage their expectations

  • Agile Product Owner: support engineering teams during construction phases, in particular by playing the product owner role in their Agile process

  • Promote an innovation culture, anticipating upcoming market needs with creative solutions

    Career Growth and Development

  • We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

    What You'll Need

    Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 8+ years of experience in the software industry, including 3+ years in a people management role.

  • Creative and inspired attitude.

  • Awareness of technical possibilities of modern software.

  • Experience working with UI/UX design process is welcome.

  • A background in agriculture or African development is appreciated.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Head of Product Management Jobs in Kenya

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