About GridSample

GridSample is a user-friendly tool that generates household survey sampling units in complex settings using gridded population estimates.

GridSample was developed to improve the accuracy and feasibility of household surveys especially in contexts with outdated census data and sampling frames. GridSample provides updated, detailed gridded population sample frames by utilising gridded population datasets, in particular, the ~100x100m gridded population estimates produced by the WorldPop research group at the University of Southampton, UK.

About the work

This role is a 3-6 month contract ideally based in Hampshire, UK but there may be flexibility to be based at home in other regions in the UK. Your primary responsibilities will fall into these three categories:

Customer and market discovery:

  • Identify and engage with the main stakeholder groups for GridSample to understand their requirements. The stakeholders include internal and external users working directly with the platform, and current external users that have an interest in becoming donors.

  • Research new/other stakeholders, understand the demand for GridSample and identify potential customers.

  • Research current and potential customers’ willingness to pay for the service and draw up recommendations for a workable business model that supports GridSample’s sustainability in the future

  • Work closely with Flowminder’s engineering team to understand the constraints on what is possible.

  • Gather customer feedback to determine ways that we could improve the product.

Product strategy and development:

  • Contribute to set the long term vision and business strategy for GridSample.

  • Communicate this strategy to all of the relevant participants and stakeholders.

  • Develop the GridSample specifications and drive the development process.

  • Partner with the engineering team to manage GridSample development.

Business development and marketing:

  • Develop the business model for GridSample, with a strong focus on the pricing model

  • Contribute to the development of marketing campaigns and advertising strategies (in close collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Manager).

  • Acquire new users of GridSample.

  • Prepare reports about GridSample revenue projections.

  • Meet with third parties to create strategic partnerships and pursue new business opportunities.

  • Demonstrate GridSample to customers.

About you

  • 3+ years of experience in product management defining end-to-end customer experiences and business requirements

  • MBA or graduate degree in engineering, science, mathematics or related field or substantial relevant experience

  • Proven track record of delivering large-scale operational and/or technical projects from conception through completion

  • Experience with new software development processes: discovery, design, engineering, soft launch

  • Experience working with engineering teams to define, scope and prioritise product requirements

  • You are a fantastic listener and communicator who loves performing deep customer discovery

  • You feel equally comfortable conducting formal discussions with governmental agencies’ representatives as you are discussing technical issues with our engineering team.

  • You excel in an environment that is direct, collaborative, and mission-driven.

  • Technical experience as an engineer or working with APIs is a plus

To Apply

Applicants must be UK based and have the right to work in the UK.

Applicants should email careers+gspdm0821@flowminder.org with the following (preferably in pdf format):

  • A brief expression of interest outlining why you are interested in being part of the work

  • CV(s) (2 pages) with details of relevant experience

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications.


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