Wednesday, September 27, 2023

2 New Job Opportunities at YLabs Tanzania September, 2023 - Various Posts

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Wednesday, September 27, 2023

YLabs Tanzania

Jobs in Tanzania 2023 New Job Vacancies at YLabs Tanzania, 2023
YLabs adheres to Project Fair’s principles and standards to establish equity in pay with the overriding principle of “equal pay for work of equal value” outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. All salary ranges are based on level within the organization and are competitive to regional and national salary benchmarks, based on the respective office location.

Communications Designer
Communications Designer at YLabs September, 2023
Job Details
YLabs is seeking a junior-level or mid-level Communication Designer who is passionate about utilizing design to enhance the communication and impact of youth-focused projects.In this role, you will collaborate with youth-led organizations participating in the USAID Kijana Nahodha Social Impact Accelerator. Your mission will be to transform their ideas and innovations into visually compelling prototypes and pitch decks. By infusing your design expertise, you will help these organizations effectively convey their narratives, ensuring their projects resonate with stakeholders and partners. This is an opportunity to leverage your design skills to empower youth initiatives striving to create positive change in health, well-being, and economic opportunities for young people globally.
This position will be based in Tanzania but work remotely, allowing for flexibility and accessibility. The collaboration will take place over a span of six weeks, beginning in mid-October 2023 and extending into January 2024. This duration encompasses key milestones and deliverables, culminating in the successful design of prototype assets, pitch decks for the youth organizations involved, and other materials for the innovation lab.

SCOPE 1: Prototype Asset Design for 5 Youth Organizations [3 weeks]
Key Milestones & Timeline:
  • Participate in the in-person live prototyping workshop with the youth: Oct 23-27, 2023
  • Collaborate with five youth organizations (YOs) to gather project details and branding guidelines: Oct 30, 2023
  • Initiate design of prototype assets aligning with each YO’s project concept.
  • Finalize design assets including wireframes, posters, brochures, and handouts.
  • Return completed assets to respective youth organizations: Nov 14, 2023
  • 2-3 key wireframes (screens) for each YO’s prototype.
  • Posters, brochures, and handouts for each organization’s project.
  • Branding design elements (mood boards, color palettes, logos).
  • Design assets for live prototypes and promotional materials.

SCOPE 2: Communication Design for the Innovation Lab [3 weeks]
Key Milestones & Timeline:
  • Collect necessary materials from five youth organizations (YOs) for pitch deck design: Dec 18, 2023
  • Create visually appealing and coherent design elements for the pitch decks.
  • Finalize design materials including pitch decks and other needed materials for the innovation lab.
  • Return designed decks and innovation lab materials to the respective youth organizations: Jan 13, 2024
  • 5 uniquely designed pitch decks effectively conveying each organization’s project message and branding.
  • Design assets aligning with each organization’s branding guidelines and project concepts.
  • Other print design materials needed for the innovation lab (worksheets, posters etc.)

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing work environment and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Motivated by designing exceptional solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing young people
  • Curious, humble, and empathetic, fascinated by others’ lives, loves, and perspectives
  • Creative thinker and able to help others understand and build on your ideas
  • A natural collaborator who understands how to work with a diverse team
  • Able to easily communicate and envision concepts and ideas to team members, partners, and funders
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  • 2+ years of experience in graphic design or communication design
  • Strong graphic design skills particularly in layout, presentations, branding and visualization of systems and complex information and structures
  • Strong knowledge of design platforms like Adobe Creative Suite, design techniques, software, data visualization
  • Experience in creating and/or managing brands
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with colleagues, clients, and beneficiaries
  • Experience in print production

  • Expertise in human-centered design / design thinking
  • Experience in print, digital, UX/UI design, data visualization
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for managing interns or junior designers
  • Experience in illustration and drawing concepts
  • Previous experience working on health, education or employment programs
  • Worked or lived in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia or Central America
  • Proficient with basic visual and/or UX/UI design tools to create mid-fidelity mockups
  • Strong interest in working with young people
This position is only open to designers with existing legal work authorization to work in Tanzania.

Product Manager

Product Manager at YLabs September, 2023
Job Details
YLabs is seeking a Product Manager to coordinate the creation, design, implementation, and launch of digital products. YLabs works to continuously improve the experience of users online through collaboration with partners, collection of quantitative and qualitative data, as well as input from our interdisciplinary team. The Product Manager is responsible for managing the product and service work streams of each product life cycle; they will gather and prioritize requirements, and plan and scope tasks to ensure delivery and launch, based on informed, data-driven, strategic decisions.


This role is to be based in Dar es Salaam or remote in the region, and will report directly to the Project Lead. You will be required to attend in-office meetings and participate in fieldwork.
This is a full-time independent contractor position from October 2023 – March 2024

  • Define product vision in collaboration with design and create buy-in internally and externally to ensure alignment and focus.
  • Formulate product ideas and features and inform decision making through an analytical and metric-driven lens.
  • Own and manage the product roadmap and aggregate product ideas into a cohesive and high impact product plan, with a focus on success metrics (KPIs, OKRs).
  • Manage and update processes to ensure content, documentation, reports, and roadmaps are relevant, accurate, and iterative.
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements, user stories, and product specifications.
  • Facilitate meetings, standups, and workshops with the internal team and key partners and stakeholders to ensure that the team is aligned on strategic objectives and metrics.
  • Scope, plan, and delegate tasks to designers, content writers, and developers to drive launch of new features at a steady and suitable cadence, while maintaining timelines.
  • Utilize analysis, user research and stakeholder observation to determine how insights might enhance the product’s user experience.
  • Prioritize requirements and own the product backlog.
  • Work with the technical team and project lead during the M&E phase, to ensure product metrics are considered as part of the overall monitoring strategy
  • Work in collaboration with the developer using an agile, lean approach to prioritize project objectives considering user needs, resources, and time
  • Participate in fieldwork, supporting the usability testing for the product in collaboration with the project team
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  • 3-5 years of product management experience, delivering digital products, from product visioning and scoping requirements to launching and scaling.
  • Knowledge of the full software development cycle, including Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to track and record product progress through to completion.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a rapidly moving environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in both English and Swahili.

  • Passionate about YLabs’ mission to design solutions with youth that measurably and meaningfully improve their lives.
  • Experience with Human-Centered Design methodologies and activities.
  • An organized and prioritization pro, who is proactive, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Data-driven and analytical.
  • Enthusiastic to work as part of a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team of designers, public health specialists, writers, and evaluation experts.
  • A natural collaborator who understands how to build strong relationships across a product team, external partners, and its various stakeholders.
  • Adaptable, optimistic, and flexible when faced with changing circumstances and challenges.

  • Experience working in NGOs and in healthcare.
  • Experience in software and web development
  • Experience as a product developer in a non managerial role
  • Able to use digital marketing tools such as Google Analytics and Smartlook to gather and analyze data to inform future product decisions.
  • Able to suggest new tools, frameworks, and approaches that will help the team level up in product management.
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The pay range for this position is $1,500 1,770.83- 2,239.58 2,500 [USD] per month commensurate with experience.

This position requires the candidate to already have legal authorization to work in Tanzania. This role may involve 20% of regional travel in Sub Saharan Africa. All costs related to regional project travel and field work are covered and travel is dependent on current safety protocols and permissions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio to with the title of job you are applying for in the subject line, example: Product Manager – Tanzania. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This posting will be open from September 21, the deadline for application submission is October 6. Once the application period closes, all applications will be reviewed by our Hiring Committee. YLabs recognizes the effort that goes into submitting an application; all candidates will be notified of their application status once the hiring process begins.
All YLabs offers of employment are conditional on satisfactory background check and criminal record clearances.

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