Product Manager WaSHGIS

At Upande, we aim to build high impact solutions/tools that will positively drive change. Our team has been part of several platforms that promote: open data, use of reliable data as the basis for decision making, improve access to water/sanitation services (both in rural and urban settings). If building world class, innovative, interoperable solutions that help achieve millennium development goals gets you out of bed in the morning, if you are self-driven and passionate about your work, please read on. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Upande is currently looking for a WaSHGIS Product Manager with experience in the Kenyan water/sanitation sector. Someone to help us expand and operationalize our WaSHGIS framework and vision into new products that make a difference in the daily management of water service providers, NGOs and government. The ideal candidate must be self-driven, be able to work independently and translate the market needs and customer’s wishes into a range of products. Close cooperation with our senior software engineer and UX/UI designer will be required.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A university education in ICT, business management, marketing or engineering.

  • Proven product management/development experience, preferably in the Kenyan water sector.

  • A thorough understanding of the opportunities and needs of the Kenyan water sector is a must.

  • A problem solver pur sang, someone dedicated to cracking real life solutions (such as non revenue water reduction, flow/pressure management, data interpretation/utilization) and inspiring developers/designers in the process, not afraid to put in extra hours to exceed expectations.

  • Exposure to GIS, ICT and use of mobile technology in the water sector is an asset,

  • Good communication and people skills, flexible in dealing with agile software development iterations and challenging clients.

It is important that you feel comfortable in a small company with an informal atmosphere and friendly but hard working colleagues and that you enjoy keeping tabs on the latest developments in the field.

What does Upande offer?

  • Challenging one year initial contract with the potential for full time attachment in a small, highly innovative company.

  • A competitive salary, depending on your qualifications and experience, medical cover.


If you’re interested in working with Upande, please fill this form and send us your motivation and CV. Sample work and references can be sent by e-mail (info[at]

Closing Date: Extended to June 30th 2015


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