Project Manager – Product Owner for Digital LSFF – SYS-1168 at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager – Product Owner for Digital LSFF – SYS-1168

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • Reporting to the Deputy Director, PST, the Project Manager will provide functional, technical and managerial leadership to projects and teams in the thematic area.
  • You will lead a high-performing cross-functional project team, and establish, manage and maintain relationships with relevant partners and stakeholders. The postholder will be responsible for the overall project management leadership and ensure the project team implement project activities within approved plans, budget, and quality standards.
  • The Project Manager, throughout the project life cycle, will ensure accurate planning, management and reporting of activities, budgets (resources), monitoring, external services and any other key areas required to deliver successful projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Revising and executing a digital product strategy according to organizational goals, market trends, customer demands and the requirements of diverse stakeholders
  • Building and maintaining a deep understanding of all the digital product aspects, including the customer and user perspective, competitive products and our technical capabilities
  • Implementing best practice User-Centered-Design methodologies and research to achieve high user value and satisfaction and integrating stakeholder feedback/suggestions through best practice demand management processes
  • Working with Business Architect to ensure product development enables go-to-market strategy, as well as developing positioning and messaging for customers
  • Collaborating with a consortium including designers and developers to ensure the deployment of necessary features, including overseeing customer research, solution design, user story writing, feature development, user acceptance testing, and market research
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with civil society, INGOs, government entities, private sector and other organisations
  • Ensuring monthly project reporting (in line with GAINs Project Management Standards) to update management on program progress achieved, program plans, changes in direction and challenges encountered
  • Leading the preparation for the inception workshop for the project. Facilitating the inception workshop with support from the other teams in GAIN
  • Leading a high-performing project team consisting of people across the organization including a consortium of 8 organizations; bringing together the skills, experience and competencies required for successful digital project delivery

About You

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and/or recognized international accreditation in project management.
  • The ideal candidate will possess experience on digital product development/digital transformation in emerging or developing country markets and knowledge and experience of working according to agile methodologies and lean product development, such as CSPO, SCRUM.
  • You will have proven experience in project management in complex and diverse environments, cross-disciplinary teams and product design or development. The postholder will also possess experience working in an Agile environment (reviewing business needs, refine priorities, outline milestones and deliverables, and identify opportunities and risks) as well as experience in food and agriculture systems development, experience in managing programs and digital transformation.
  • You will be fluent in both written and verbal English. The postholder should also be highly flexible and willing and able to travel.
  • You will be computer literate in Microsoft Office and with experience in SQL queries and with back-end and front-end programming languages such as Java, HTML, CSS.
  • In addition to this, you will have excellent communications skills and able to work with diverse groups/individuals and comfortable working in multicultural and multi-lingual environments.

About our Offer
The starting salary for each office is as follows, depending on experience:

  • From NGN14,956,632 (gross) – NGN17,101,296 (gross) per annum.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  10th May 2024

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