Job Opportunities

Serve as enterprise software product executive combining market analysis, technology and end-user experience knowledge to establish a distinctive product vision, product roadmap and deliver world class financial digital products

Job Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Drive continuous improvement to existing products and discovery and rollout of new initiatives via data-driven processes
  • Maintain deep knowledge of user requirements, competitive landscape and market needs
  • Conceptualize prioritize and write succinct product requirements to cross-functional working team
  • Own the lifecycle of products from inception to production release – oversee all stages of development and make sure that blocking issues are escalated and resolved.
  • Research various sectors to better understand the competitive landscape of those industries, as well as both the threats and opportunities available to your portfolio companies
  • Set key metrics, track and monitoring your features’ performance and functionality after launch to iterate and improve on them.
  • Provide support to team members in the development, testing and deployment processes (e.g. impediment removal, requirement clarification, etc.)
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features and facilitate product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products.
  • Establish and maintain an integrated company product roadmap through collaboration with company leadership, key stakeholders, performance against targets, and through deep customer research Prioritize resources and considering trade-offs
  • Communicate progress against roadmap across the cross-functional team as well as throughout the organisation
  • Track product effectiveness and continually work towards a tangible and sustained value proposition
  • Develop a customer journey map and core value proposition and messaging through data and qualitative research (i.e. acquisition analysis, customer interviews, Surveys etc.)
  • Own experiments & experiences end-to-end, including writing product specs, driving cross-functional execution, making thoughtful product decisions along the way, and sharing insights and results throughout the company.
  • Evangelize and train internal teams on product capabilities
  • Refine product vision based on feedback from end users, support teams as well as throughout the organisation
  • Work with Marketing for product positioning, go-to-market strategy, messaging and product launch.
  • Continuously benchmark product with that of competition and ensure own product is better and adds more value
  • Coordinates ideas, concepts and product feature research and makes the case for enhancements where necessary
  • Any other assigned tasks/duties

Periodic duties:

  • Product training
  • Quality assurance
  • User experience designs and testing
  • Attend seminars, trade shows, events & other marketing initiatives to demonstrate technical specification of products
  • Employee engagements

New Business Development

  • Recommend new business opportunities, and develop business case in support of such opportunities.

Project Management

  • Participate in UAT sessions of developed solutions before deployment/customer sign off
  • Develop relevant product training manual/presentation slides
  • Liaise effectively with development team and Project Management Office with respect to projects/integration handled
  • Perform solution testing and give feedback to clients and development team where necessary
  • Oversee the development of relevant company or client proposals for the products in portfolio

User experience design

  • Facilitate frictionless onboarding for our users on all products
  • Enable users automate their financial and administrative challenges by coming up with simple, usable and creative solutions
  • Look for opportunities and coming up with product idea
  • Build and maintain a design system & library to keep consistency with design and front-end throughout the product teams
  • Designing and running workshops with cross-functional team to untangle thinking around a complex business and system problem

Education Qualification:

A good degree in Business, IT, Computer Science or Social Sciences

Experience

  1. 3-5 years’ minimum experience in a similar function.
  2. Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products

Method of Application

Send your resume to careers.ke@interswitchgroup.com on or before 23rd July 2021.

 

05 Jul, 2021

Corporate Development Associate – Deadline: Not Specified

About the role

Reporting to the Grants and Impact Manager, the Corporate Development Associate will play an important supporting role in the next phase of Pawame’s growth by managing the flow of information about Pawame to external stakeholders. This includes:

  • Sourcing and preparing successful grant and award applications.
  • Coordinating reporting and compliance requirements to Pawame’s donors and investors.
  • Creating meaningful and up-to-date content and communications for Pawame’s shareholders and potential investors.
  • Administering due diligence requirements for debt and equity investors.
  • Supporting shareholder administration activities.

KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE

Pawame secures additional grant funding and award recognition to fuel further growth

  • ­­­Identify suitable grant and award opportunities from industry publications, advisors, and social media.
  • Lead the preparation of grant and award applications in a timely, professional and efficient manner, collecting relevant information from the Pawame team.
  • Manage additional information requests from donors during application processes.
  • Maintain Pawame’s grant tracker and grant application folders in neat and up-to-date condition.

Pawame adheres to all reporting and compliance requirements set by donors and investors

  • Identify and organizing reporting & compliance requirements from grant and debt providers as well as other external stakeholders as relevant.
  • Coordinate Pawame’s reporting processes, collecting information from Data & Analytics, Finance, Product, and Sales teams and providing them to external stakeholders in a timely and professional way.
  • Coordinate Pawame’s ESG policies and documentation under the supervision of the Grants & Impact Manager.

Pawame’s shareholders and potential investors are informed and up-to-date on Pawame’s progress

Implement and improve Pawame’s corporate communications plan, including:

  • Maintain Pawame’s social media presence by curating and producing content Pawame’s social media platforms;
  • Write Pawame’s quarterly newsletters for shareholders and potential investors;
  • Monitor Pawame’s social media platforms and ensure timely responses to queries;
  • Track Pawame’s social media performance using key metrics;
  • Monitor investors@pawame.com email address.

Pawame’s due diligence processes are managed in an efficient, timely and professional manner

  • Maintain Pawame’s investor data room up-to-date.
  • Keep Pawame’s investor deck and other materials up-to-date.
  • Assist the CFO in gathering requisite due diligence materials in a timely fashion for equity and debt investors.
  • Maintain FAQ bank for due diligence and application processes.
  • Communicate with investors on due diligence needs.

Pawame’s shareholder administration is executed in timely and accurate manner

  • Administer KYC processes and onboarding new shareholders;
  • Develop and maintain Pawame’s investor & shareholder database;
  • Other administrative tasks as needed on an ad hoc basis as directed by the Grants & Impact Manager, CEO or CFO.

KEY CROSS-FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP & INTERFACES

Finance

The Associate will report to the CFO on due diligence matters and liaise closely on compliance and reporting requirements.

Data & Analytics

The Associate will work with the Data and Analytics team to ensure that accurate, timely data is produced and available for communications and reporting.

Product & Sales

The Associate will work with the Product Manager and Sales and Marketing Director to identify needs and new opportunities for grant funding.

Requirements

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable university.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in fundraising, investment or a communications role required.

Technical attributes and competencies

  • Excellent English writing skills required.
  • Experience in communications and content-production strongly preferred.
  • Experience in interacting with donors strongly preferred.
  • Basic understanding of investment and financing terminology preferred.
  • Some project management experience preferred and interest in project management required.

Behavioral attributes and competencies

  • Strong professional, proactive communicator.
  • Creative thinker, adept at identifying new opportunities.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities & tight timelines.
  • Team player & eager to learn about the off-grid solar sector & about all areas of the company operations. Previous off-grid solar experience not required.

Benefits

  • Healthcare Insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • Middle management training programs.
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • Subsidized meals at the Pawame Headquarters.
  • Our values guide our work, and as a PawaTeam member, you’re expected to work with integrity, discipline and drive to serve our customers and build our community. Everyone from our interns to the founders contributes to our success in different ways and have meaningful opportunities to grow and learn in the company.
  • With community being one of Pawame’s core values we foster an inclusive, collaborative culture that treats every individual with respect. Pawame welcomes applications for this position from all qualified applicants with pre-existing Kenyan work authorization. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply Via https://apply.workable.com/pawame/j/ADF21FB422/apply/?utm

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