Operations and Product Associate – JHUB Africa at JKUAT Enterprises Limited – May 2024

Operations and Product Associate – JHUB Africa

Summary:

  • The Operations and Product Associate plays a pivotal role in JHUB Africa’s success. This strategic position ensures the smooth operation of our digital innovation hub while driving the development and continuous improvement of innovative products and services.
  • You’ll bridge the gap between our teams, streamline processes, and champion a user-centric approach to product development that meets the needs of our clients.

Key Responsibilities
Operations Management

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of JHUB Africa, ensuring a seamless and productive work environment.
  • Develop and implement efficient operational processes and workflows, fostering collaboration and resource optimization.
  • Manage facility logistics, including equipment, space allocation, and vendor relationships.
  • Liaise with relevant JKUAT departments and partners to ensure JHUB Africa’s smooth integration within the university ecosystem.

Product Development

  • Lead the product development lifecycle from ideation to launch, including market research, prototyping, testing, and iteration.
  • Collaborate with technical teams (software developers, engineers) to translate product concepts into tangible solutions.
  • Define product roadmaps, prioritizing features and release schedules.
  • Conduct user research, gather feedback and analyze data to inform product improvements.

Project Management

  • Oversee multiple innovation projects simultaneously, ensuring deadlines are met and budgets are managed efficiently.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, timelines, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Track progress, identify potential bottlenecks, and implement corrective actions.

Team Leadership

  • Foster a collaborative and results-oriented work environment within the operations and product development team.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to team members, motivating them towards excellence.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in operations management, product development, or a similar role within a technologydriven environment.
  • Proven experience managing complex projects within a dynamic, fast-paced setting.
  • Strong understanding of product development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, etc.)
  • Proficient in project management tools and software.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams.

Desired Skills & Attributes

  • Passion for technology-driven innovation with a focus on African solutions.
  • Familiarity with design thinking principles.
  • Experience working in a startup or innovation hub environment.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and adaptability to evolving priorities

Submit Your Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit your cover letter, resume, and a brief portfolio showcasing your relevant projects to [email protected] and copy [email protected] on or before 20th May, 2024 (initial 3 months with a possible extension based on availability of funds)

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