Kumbaya is becoming the world’s leading knowledge and infotainment service with potential millions of memberships in over 40 emerging countries in need for a wide variety of knowledge and learning content in various international and local languages, to help and equip people of marginalized populations with the knowledge and skills required to reduce poverty and drive sustainable development. We work to provide the best of entertainment, whenever and wherever our members want it. That means new alliances, inspirational collaborations for aggressive growth of our content library, and constant innovation of the Kumbaya experience itself, which we call “product.” 

The Director of Product Innovation – Originals Launch Strategy – focused on Sub Saharan Africa is a senior cross-functional leader who bridges digital product management and creative strategies to drive toward tomorrow’s Kumbaya.

  • You will sit at the intersection of product, content, and marketing strategies, identifying long-term opportunities and challenges while shepherding shorter-term projects that delight our users through experiencing our original content on our special designed a Solar-Powered, Communications, IoT Hub across the emerging markets.
  • You will think big picture about our business goals and how we achieve them through change and experimentation.
  • You will have deep understanding about nonfiction content interactive and video, in the most various sense of subjects from basic education, health, farming and how to subjects to entertainment, you will use strong analytical sense to evaluate ideas and dissect problems.
  • You will build confidence across disciplines, speak multiple professional languages, and translate needs into opportunities. That means thinking strategically about audience and business needs, understanding product mechanics, shepherding compelling packaging and presentation of originals, tracking metrics and dissecting performance, and championing product improvements.

As a product leader, you must demonstrate a strategic approach to what matters to the business, an ability to lead through influence, react appropriately in high pressure situations and have a talent for prioritizing quickly in ambiguity. You will play a crucial role in developing the launch strategy of our Sub Saharan Africa knowledge content and how to present it to the world.

Interested in this position?

Email us a cover letter, telling us why you feel that you would be an excellent candidate for this position, as well as an updated copy of your resume. Send your correspondence to careers@kumbaya.co and indicate in the subject line: Job title. 

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