Product Associate

Organization
myAgro Farms
Location
Dakar, Senegal
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
06/30/2018
Contact Information
https://myagro.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01ww4?cjb_hash=O_Xjzb89&apply_now=true
Tags
Full-time

Critical Requirement:  Proficiency in French and English
Term:  Minimum 2 year commitment
Location: Senegal
Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis

About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here.

About Product Associate role

The Product Associate position is a role that will help accelerate myAgro’s ability to scale, reach 100% sustainability and increase its impact. This role will be responsible for driving the on-time delivery of myAgro’s products for Field Operations and Programs. The Product Associate will be responsible for taking functional specification from the PM to define user stories and acceptance criteria, manage the product development cycle, and ensure a seamless integration into the product. The Product Associate will work closely with the software development team to prioritize work, remove obstacles, troubleshoot bugs and ensure the team is working efficiently on advancing the myAgro product development cycle.

Main Responsibilities

Using Agile and Lean development methodologies, translate customer use cases and requirements into user stories, drive bug triage and all other program management related processes as part of the overall software development cycle.
Keep team on track…

Administration, Development, QA

Act as Scrummaster for remote development team – including outsourced team members.
Monitor and improve existing Development and QA processes.
Advocate for and have deep understanding for Quality Assurance processes as part of the development cycle, including assisting with and reviewing Acceptance Criteria and Test Scripts.
Work closely with Regional Support team with customer support and product release documentation.

Support / Communication

Indirectly manage internal and outsourced developers and QA.
Ensure regular communication of current project work and overall product roadmap to stakeholders and users at myAgro.
Other duties, as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

Experience in ICT or working with technical teams.
Experience working to manage product development flows and keeping people and processes on track.
Highly organized and excellent communication skills.
Expertise gathering user requirements, working with various teams to translate technical needs.
Proven ability to work independently on projects, with a remote team.
Enjoys a fast paced work environment and at-ease with change.
Fluent in English and at least full working proficiency in French (we operate in 2 French speaking countries).
Willingness to travel to remote locations to develop in-depth understanding of our work and our users.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

Certification in Agile project management or prior experience in Scrummaster role.
Experience working in cross-cultural environments.
Experience living/working abroad.
A passion for the mission, vision and values of myAgro.