Innovation Manager

  • Living Goods
  • Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Oct 23, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
Full time Management

Job Description


  • Define and prioritize key innovation projects based on work plan phases and decision points
  • Identify and liaise with potential innovation partners individuals, organizations, governments to pursue the innovation strategy
  • Manage innovation projects and implementation partners
  • Report on progress of strategy on a periodic basis, as agreed with the Technology Director
  • Identify areas for research and innovation that includes and not limited to;
  • User research to explore current scenario and define problems and opportunities for improvement
  • Development of user personas
  • Literature reviews of existing solutions
  • Landscape of existing or potential solutions
  • Buy-in from required partners
  • Research to establish and document baseline and future success markers
  • Take the lead in the development of knowledge products based on research outputs and validated innovation activities

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree level required; Master’s or higher desirable
  • Experience in social research, with a focus on technology, health and governance issues
  • A strong background and experience in innovation work, technology, research, data science, and human-centered design
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; able to produce high quality presentations, briefing papers etc.
  • A good understanding of Web technologies
  • Understanding of regulatory environment and health protocols that must be adhered to
  • Experience of commissioning and managing contracts with third party researchers
  • Ability to work as part of a distributed team and to work independently in a start-up environment, meeting tight deadlines and multiple priorities with minimal supervision
  • Sensitive to different cultural and social contexts, able to collaborate successfully with people from many different countries
  • Based in Nairobi with 50% travel to the field in the West of Kenya