Operations and Product Associate - JHUB Africa job at JKUAT Enterprises Limited

Vacancy title:
Operations and Product Associate - JHUB Africa

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Information Technology , Category: Computer & IT ]

Jobs at:

JKUAT Enterprises Limited

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, May 20 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, May 02 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JKUAT Enterprises Limited state corporation fully owned by JKUAT that creates and commercializes quality solutions and products through research, consulting, training and innovation to transform individuals and institutions in Africa and beyond. To enhance entrepreneurial activity through the latest innovations in technological research. To provide pract...

• 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.

• 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

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Method of Application
Interested candidates are invited to submit your cover letter, resume, and a brief portfolio showcasing your relevant projects to info.jhub@jkuat.ac.ke  and copy hr@jkuates.ac.ke  on or before 20th May, 2024 (initial 3 months with a possible extension based on availability of funds)

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, May 20 2024
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 02-05-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 02-05-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 02-05-2067
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