Friday, 7 October 2016

Product Specialist (iConcepts) at Co Creation Hub (CcHUB)

Co Creation Hub (CcHUB) is Nigeria's first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place.
The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

Job Title: Product Specialist (iConcepts)

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Products, the Innovation Specialist will be required to work with a wide range of staff across the iConcepts business.
  • He will also work with network operators and with technical service providers, open-source development communities, and local developers to test new and innovative ideas aiming at addressing real life problems using mobile technology.
  • Coordinate and provide support on overall innovation strategy and product roadmap, including formulation, design, planning and implementation in close collaboration with the Content Unit, IT and Business Development where applicable
  • Proactively scout for new innovative ideas and opportunities in mobile technology
  • Promote and incubate products contained in the roadmap to support the attainment of the business’ growth targets
  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships and lead proposal development efforts with mobile network operators in collaboration with the Business Development Unit where applicable.
  • Develop partnerships and network with local innovators, youth organizations, NGOs, cultural and religious organizations, the private sector, local media and academia to build and provide a space to nurture and test new and innovative ideas and build capacity.
  • Coordinate and support development and testing of innovation products to strengthen and improve efficiency and effectiveness of iConcepts service delivery. 
  • More specifically, provide technical support for deployment of data-driven products and services –including negotiations with mobile network companies and other service providers.
  • Train iConcepts staff and other end users, where applicable in the use of innovation products and processes.
  • Document tested products and ensure effective sharing and generation of knowledge on mobile technology innovations in the entire business.
  • Support iConcepts efforts to showcase successful product innovations at mobile technology forums
  • Set up clear monitoring mechanisms for effectively launched products to ensure their continued performance throughout the product life cycle.
  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Marketing or the Social Sciences, or other relevant disciplines, with training or requisite experience in Product Development in the Telecommunications or ICT industry
  • At least 2 years of experience with demonstrated results in Project/Program Management
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Familiar with the concept of growth hacking
  • Demonstrated communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Excellent team player able to participate and coordinate team activities as required
  • Proven capacity to work with collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills.
  • Experience in budgeting and coordinating projects
  • Clear upward communication and management skills. Results oriented individual.
Location: Ikoyi, Lagos

Closing Date
Not Specified.


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