Product Owner

1st August 2021 or earlier
Employment type:
Full time

Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 with the mission to enable access to high-quality education for refugees and underserved communities through digital solutions.

Meet your future colleagues:
Reem, Evaluation & Workshop coordinator, Jordan
I always get inspired by our students’ determination, perseverance and love to learn. That’s why we are more than ever keen on giving them the best of our work.

How you can contribute to our mission:


  • Provide product direction for one of our EdTech teams working together on creating the next generation of features for our learning platform, our online community, as well as digital materials that will allow refugees, disadvantaged groups and vulnerable populations to learn and grow
  • Continuously innovate and deliver in 2 weeks sprints to improve our offerings and better help our students achieve their goals
  • Prioritise and plan the upcoming work for your team in User Stories and Sprints through talking to stakeholders, preparing the team’s backlog, refinements and sprint plannings
  • Support and advise your team to allow them to deliver high-quality work as fast as possible, breaking down epics and goals in “sprintable” units of work that create value
  • Work with other Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Management to strategise and roadmap each program iteration – jointly setting the direction of our portfolio



What you need to make an impact:


  • You share our vision of free and democratic access to education for refugees and disadvantaged communities worldwide
  • You have 2+ years experience as a Product Owner or in Product Management in an agile software development environment; experience in the Edtech/social sector is a big plus
  • You have an agile mindset, believe in incremental impact creation and enjoy working on continuous improvements for our students
  • You have a passion for change and building digital tools that support our global goals and mission. 
  • You are an absolute team player with strong communication skills, bringing together perspectives from different teams and disciplines
  • You are a problem solver with excellent analytical skills to grasp complex issues and turn them into user stories for development 
  • You facilitate product related interactive sessions to generate ideas and alignment – such as Design Thinking or Product Strategising
  • You have outstanding organisational skills – you are able to manage multiple projects at the same time and still apply high-quality standards.
  • You believe in the importance of a user focus, delivering the most suitable product to our students that is reinforced and incremented by a data-driven approach – even if that means changing direction or “killing your darlings”
  • You speak and write English fluently (must-have).



How we will enable you to do your best work:


  • The chance to work independently in a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary team of an innovative and fast-paced social startup
  • A competitive salary within the social sector
  • Flexible working hours, 30 vacation days, educational Leave, Kiron pension scheme and a remote working from anywhere policy. 
  • Health promotion: contribution to an Urban Sports Club membership, plus regular focus on mental health and mindfulness


Ready to join our mission? Apply now! Send your application via email with the subject “PO+ Name”. Include your cover letter, CV in English in a single PDF file until the 27th of June, 2021 to Rohit Kakar: [email protected]



We welcome applications from all under-represented communities and groups. As part of our commitment to diversity within our workforce, we are particularly keen to attract candidates from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.



Visit to learn more about our students and our mission. 



We welcome applicants from lower-income backgrounds and can provide financial assistance for interview expenses if required. We are also happy to discuss individual requirements relating to the application process and/or the demands of the role itself with candidates who have disabilities to ensure reasonable adjustments are confirmed in advance. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to speak to someone in confidence about your needs.

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Rohit Kakar
Head of HR
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