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Head of Product Management

Looking for an experienced product manager to lead a team of ~6 associates, overseeing the delivery of our IT solutions to farmers, field and office staff.

Job overview

Location
Rwanda
Career Level
Professionals
Rwanda

Rwanda

Since starting in Rwanda in 2007, our operations have grown rapidly to now serving close to 300,000 clients.

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 7,000+ 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, our farmers 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 THE ROLE

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.

Responsibilities

  • Mentor a team of ~6 Product Managers, and report to the head of IT Solutions
  • 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
  • Project and Delivery Management: oversee the successful rollout of our new projects, in particular the planning and acceptance phases - overseeing user acceptance, conducting all project monitoring and control meetings, managing risks
  • 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 the engineering teams during construction phases, in particular by you and your team acting as proxy product owners in their Agile process
  • Contribute to our continuous improvement by refining our processes and promoting creative ideas

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.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in software project or product management, including 3+ years in a people management role
  • Experience clarifying ambiguities, building agreement, and solving problems
  • Comfortable with Agile Scrum
  • Compassionate, supportive, and hands-on attitude
  • A PMP certification or similar recognition is recommended

Preferred Start Date

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19 and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date. 

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda

BENEFITS

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

PERKS

  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits including professional development and personal travel allowances
  • 6 weeks leave
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • Flexible Bring-Your-Own-Device policy with laptop allowance
  • Free-lunch Fridays and regular happy hour nights

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes; African Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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