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Product Manager (Carbon)

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VENTURE FOR AFRICA

Venture for Africa is a 3-month fellowship program designed to immerse top global talent in the African startup landscape. We partner with Africa's fastest-growing startups to co-design an experience that enables fellows to quickly gain relevant skills and in-market knowledge, complete real project work and get fast-tracked to apply for a full-time role in their field.

VFA FELLOWSHIP

Whether you're looking for your next challenge or planning a major career move, becoming a Venture for Africa Fellow gives you a unique opportunity to gain startup experience and local industry knowledge while contributing to meaningful impact at a leading African startup.

Are you ready to #TaketheLeap?

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HOW IT WORKS

  • 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, receive training from expert mentors, and get to understand market nuances.

  • Get Working: Work on real project deliverables for your assigned startups while being paid a stipend. Final projects will be presented to the startup team, and you will receive feedback.

  • 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 post the fellowship

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Startup Partner: Carbon

Carbon believes access to credit and quality financial services is a human right. Its mission is to empower all people with the financial access they need to pursue a life of dignity and prosperity.

Carbon empowers individuals with access to credit, simple payments solutions, high-yield investment opportunities and easy-to-use tools for personal financial management. They are headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria and are a global company of over 90 employees with operations in Nigeria, England and the United States.

Project Description

Carbon is looking for an individual with background and skills in product management who is passionate about building products. You should be comfortable with using data-driven methods and be able to manage the success of software products through experiments, established tools, and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products.

Project Deliverables

  • Ensure product relevance and suitability
  • Ensure products are in adherence to organisational guidelines
  • Propose product recommendations to enable alignment of products to overall business strategies and directions
  • Monitor product performance in terms of market share and revenue targets.
  • Creation of Product Requirements Documentation (PRD)
  • Collaborate with relevant teams to formulate pricing strategies and marketing mix products and services
  • Evaluate pricing scenarios of identified price points on financial feasibility and profitability
  • Formulate tailored product campaigns and client journey strategies based on market segmentation analyses according to segment needs
  • Craft clear value propositions for new products to be launched
  • Develop channel ideas based on market trends and analyses to ensure business needs and strategic objectives are met, identifying potential partnerships for new products

Reports to: Co-founders

Skills & Requirements

  • Proven work experience in product management or a similar role and experience in product lifecycle management is preferred.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.
  • Communication skills and empathy for technical and operational staff in order be the bridge between them.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner, seeking out areas that need attention, rather than being asked to look at specific problem areas.
  • Ability to grow and maintain a current network of software and support providers

Great Place to Work

  • Access to expert mentors

  • Real responsibilities

  • Stipends

  • Full-time opportunities

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.

May 2020We launched on this date announcing open applications for our inaugural cohort, the Venture for Africa Remote Fellowship; matching skilled global talent with leading, African tech startups via a 3-month immersion program.

June 2020Our inaugural fellowship kicked off with 5 fellows working across 3 startups in Nairobi, Kenya

November 2020Recruitment drive for VFA Cohort 2

Tobi Lafinhan | Hiring Manager

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