Product Development – Intern at Pula

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  • Company: Pula
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Internship
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya

At Pula, we are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide. We work in eight countries across Africa and Asia, and in 2017 alone, we facilitated crop and livestock insurance cover to 611,000 farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Malawi. Our Founders work in agriculture insurance has been recognized by several international awards including the Financial Times/IFC Award for Sustainable Finance. We work with Fortune 500 Companies, Global NGO’s, Microfinance Instructions, Research Institutions, and Governments to help provide smallholders the protection they need in an increasingly unpredictable climate.

Pula is seeking a Product Development Intern, who will be working alongside our Innovation team to manage products from ideation through launch. This role will get hands-on experience with all facets of product development and gain an insightful perspective on what it’s like to be at a fast-growing organization. The Product development Intern will primarily work with the Innovation team to manage the day-to-day operations for our portfolio of new products currently under development

Tasks can range from carrying out desk research, making calls to insurance agents, sales calls to farmers, designing process flows as well as ideation.

The Intern – Product Development & research will report to the VP – Innovation

A detailed job description for the position is as follows:

  • Testing of new products by engaging end users (Insurance agents and farmers) in calls to determine product viability
  • Conducting market research for new products under development
  • Assisting on ongoing projects on an ad-hoc basis
  • Prepare high-quality reports and presentations to share insights and conclusions from testing or research engagements

The right applicant would have the following skillset:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding academic record in business, technology, engineering or similar relevant field
  • Extremely strong quantitative and data analytics skills, as well as report writing and presentation skills
  • You have either experience or interest in working in rural farming contexts and are passionate about helping smallholder farmers build resilience
  • You have the ability to translate concepts into logical, detailed, written action-plans
  • You are on top of all your tasks and are very well organized (your manager should never have to remind you about tasks and deliverables, deadlines, email responses, etc.)
  • You are willing to speak up independently when there is a problem to be solved
  • You have the ability to professionally and respectfully dissent, and logically debate challenges
  • You are fully comfortable with GSuite applications (Google Sheets, Google Docs, G-Slides etc.) and are able to adapt to new systems easily (e.g., ClickUp, Slack, Jira, Metabase, CommCare)
  • You are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and can manage multiple projects in parallel

Benefits and compensation

Pula will offer a competitive remuneration package to the right candidate with benefits such as pension, health and life insurance as standard. For expatriate candidates we facilitate work permits.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 24th March, 2021
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