Howard Delafield International

Digital Product Manager

Howard Delafield International

Digital Product Manager

We are a behavioral insights consultancy committed to driving innovation to improve lives. We bring diverse expertise together to help organizations address pressing global health, environmental and social challenges. Since 1995, we have applied discovery and creativity to inclusive problem-solving collaborations to unlock human potential and positively impact the health and well-being of people and communities worldwide.

We are proud of a wide range of success stories united by an integrated approach to generating social impact that is grounded in behavioral science and catalyzed by creative solutions through tools such as emerging technology, applications of marketing, communications, media, events, and sustained by strategic public-private sector partnerships and coalitions. Our areas of focus include infectious diseases, vaccines, women and children’s health and empowerment, gender equality, water, sanitation, and hygiene, environmental conservation, democracy, human rights and governance, and human trafficking.

At Howard Delafield International, we exist to drive collaborations that improve lives and produce results that are meaningful for people who are too often the last to benefit from the world’s best solutions.

We are a behavioral insights consultancy committed to driving innovation to improve lives. We bring diverse expertise together to help organizations address pressing global health, environmental and social challenges. Since 1995, we have applied discovery and creativity to inclusive problem-solving collaborations to unlock human potential and positively impact the health and well-being of people and communities worldwide.

We are proud of a wide range …

Digital Product Manager

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Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (hybrid/work from home negotiable).

Digital Product Manager to lead an innovative digital initiative in Nepal

Howard Delafield International, LLP (HDI) is a behavioural insights consultancy, working around the globe and driving innovation to positively impact lives. We have built a direct-to-consumer digital platform for mobile games using discovery and play to empower young people to become active decision-makers in their own lives. 

We are looking for a highly experienced Digital Product Manager for the adaptation and expansion of the Game of Choice, Not Chance™ (GOC) to Nepal. We are part of a USAID award for an Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) project led by CARE in collaboration with National Health Education, Information and Communication Center (NHEICC). HDI will create a youth-centric portal with multiple channels to reach adolescents to address agency and self-efficacy for adoption of healthy behaviours and to facilitate adolescents’ reproductive empowerment. 

GOC is a digital platform for impact games using a novel, direct-to-consumer (DTC), mobile-first model to support adolescents in becoming active decision-makers in their own lives. Our games create entertaining and resourceful spaces for exploration and discovery through interactive, immersive role-play. Through gameplay, young people unlock the power of their choices, shape their futures, and safely experience the consequences of their actions. Instant access to vital information and real-world resources equips them to make healthy decisions, pursue their dreams, and realise their full potential.

The Opportunity:

If this sounds like something exciting that you would like to be a part of, we welcome qualified applicants to join our team! HDI will create a youth-centric portal with multiple channels to reach adolescents to address agency and self-efficacy for adoption of healthy behaviours and to facilitate adolescents’ reproductive empowerment. 

About the Role: 

The Digital Product Manager will support the Head of Products and the design, development, and research teams in adapting Go Nisha Go™ for adolescent girls in Nepal. This role will operate at the intersection of user research, game design, adolescent health, and product management. We are looking for an organised and responsible manager that pays acute attention to detail, has strong quantitative skills, and the ability to manage multiple duties, including across multiple time zones. This is a task-based and results-oriented position requiring self-direction and efficient time-management. The ideal individual we be willing to be flexible in terms of working hours. Hybrid/telecommute is negotiable. This position will report directly to the HDI Digital Products Head based in the region with in-direct reporting to the Nepal Country Director and GOC Team Lead.

Your role as the Digital Product Manager:

  • Collaborate closely with game design, development, prototyping, knowledge experts, and partnership and research teams.
  • Schedule and monitor product development work streams to ensure timely progress and maintain the product roadmap.
  • Maintain and align objectives, key results (OKR) and user needs with game development activities.
  • Support with convening design thinking workshops, brainstorms, etc.
  • Review prototypes, wireframes, content from a usability perspective, and align to product strategy and research.
  • Define prototyping activities and protocol.
  • Capture feedback and prioritise product features, prioritising as per objectives.
  • Document knowledge playbook for use by various workstreams.
  • Serve as a user advocate by understanding users carefully, aggregating user feedback, research, team priorities, and analysing relevant data to inform decision making, and iterating to enhance the user experience.
  • Assist with preparation of reports and presenting findings to the project teams, partners, and donors.
  • Participate in identifying NGO and private sector partners that align with priorities for the game.
  • Support the HDI team with presentations for various fora for showcasing the games.
  • Working across teams and time zones: work cross-functionally with peers/colleagues and across multiple time zones.

What we are looking for:

  • Education: Minimum BA or BS in a related field of design and digital technology.
  • 8+ years of experience in at least two of the following areas: digital user experience, user research, design thinking, game design, or project management.
  • Self-organised, with attention to detail, and enthusiasm for working methodically and meticulously.
  • Ability to take ownership, plan and execute workplans, communicate professionally with teams and partners, as well as being a strong team player.
  • A strong sense of commitment, maturity, and a track record of delivering timely results.
  • A high level of fluency in English, Nepali, and understanding of Hindi, excellent English writing skills, and ability to produce documents and presentations.
  • Willingness to work across time zones (Nepal, US, India)
  • Experience in working with youth/adolescents on gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health issues is a plus.

Position: Full-time employee position, however, can be negotiated for as a contractor/ consultancy position. This assignment will begin with a one-year commitment with the potential to expand up to 5 years.

Salary: Negotiated based on salary history.

Languages: Excellent English and Nepali writing and speaking skills (Hindi comprehension desirable to understand the flagship GOC digital game).

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