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Innovation Specialist – iConcepts 390 views

Job description

Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 lifecycle.

Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in sciences, or other relevant disciplines, with training or requisite experience in Product Development in the Telecommunications industry
  • At least 3 years of experience with demonstrated results in Project/Program Management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Excellent team player with experience in creating environments that are conducive to team participation and effective coordination
  • 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.
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