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Product Management (Oze)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Lagos +2 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Lagos +2 more


Venture for Africa offers a 3-month immersion program designed to immerse top local and global talent in the African startup ecosystem.

We enable experienced talent who might be new to the startup space or the particular market they’re looking to enter, to soft-land and gain context while working with a startup or venture fund that's hiring.

Are you ready to #TaketheLeap?



  • Get Matched: Apply and get matched with a VFA startup partner in your area of interest.

  • Get Immersed: Spend 3 months in this role, during which you will be immersed in the local context, get plugged into the right networks, and get to understand market nuances.

  • Get Working: Work on real project deliverables for your assigned startup while being paid a stipend.

  • Get Hired: While full-time roles are not guaranteed, you are fast-tracked through ordinary application processes for available full-time roles with the startup after the experience.


Startup Partner:Oze

The Oze team is passionate about enabling small businesses and local ownership to grow with technology, particularly in emerging markets.

By providing small businesses with the data they need to make decisions, Oze enables investment readiness and a chance for a local economy to assert itself on a global stage.

Engagement Description

Oze is looking to bring on a VFA fellow to discover and deliver product experiences that will delight its customers, help them to grow their business, and support Oze’s business goals.

Post the 3-month immersion experience, this engagement will evolve into a Director of Product role.

Some of the deliverables you'll be tasked with include to:

  • Build and support a world-class product team including product managers, design researchers, product analysts, and UX/UI designers.
  • Set the product strategy of Oze through a deep understanding of customer needs, industry trends, emerging opportunities, and Oze's business priorities.
  • Manage the delivery of new features and improvements across the Oze Business App, Oze Lending Management System, and internal tools.

Reports to: CEO

Skills & Requirements

  • Passion for solving problems that face small business owners in Africa.
  • 7+ years of experience working on a product team with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Past work experience implementing data-driven processes to turn a vision into an actionable roadmap.
  • Solid understanding of core business processes like planning, budgeting, execution, and reporting.
  • Understanding how to build scalable products developed by working on a product with >1M users.
  • Experience managing or a deep understanding of the work done by engineers, product managers, designers, researchers, etc.
  • Experience working on a technology product in an emerging market with a preference for experience in Africa.
  • Ability to drive product analytics to understand feature usage, comprehension, and optimization.
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills.

About the company

Venture for Africa is a fellowship program designed to fill talent gaps in Africa’s startup ecosystem by enabling top local and global fellows to access opportunities with leading startups in Africa. Our flagship 3-month fellowship program combines on-the-ground experience offering localized context, expert mentorship, and real project work at leading startups hiring now. Launched in 2020, our mission is to accelerate economic growth and technological innovation in Africa by mobilising the next generation of startup talent and equipping them with the experiences and context they need to meaningfully contribute to elevating businesses and livelihoods in Africa.

Tobi Lafinhan | Contact Person

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