Project Manager

at EarthEnable Uganda
Location Jinja, Uganda
Date Posted September 3, 2019
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX

Description

Who We AreAt Earth Enable, we believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fivesare the best way to start the day, and that the best ideas can come from any part of the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a clean, dust-free floor means more than living in a healthy home. It means pride and dignity in the place where our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of our team means more than building floors: it means building an organization and building a better future for rural families.

What We Do Earth Enable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty,unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is un affordable for many who need it.

Earth Enable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality,earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embodied energy.Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite). Earth Enable trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished. In our first 3 years of operations,Earth Enable has installed over 400,000 square feet of flooring and employed over 100Rwandese staff (and generated jobs and income for an additional 100 masons).

About the Role This Project Manager job is suitable for an experienced manager looking to challenge themselves with adiverse role at a relatively young company.

We are looking for a super star who can juggle adiverse set of tasks This role with report directly to the Uganda Managing Director.

This role also offers the opportunity to learn whole host of new skills the candidate will be required to work closely with different teams as required.Example soft projects this manager may include creating a model for micro-entrepreneurs, managing the expansion of EarthEnable to a new district, or testing different marketing strategies.

The candidate will be responsible for business model experimentation and as such will be responsible for:

●Piloting new business model innovations/products/or business adaptations:

○Create a roll-out strategy and work plan for trials to ensure well-organized execution

○Build partnerships with any stake holders required for trial including vocational institutions  and  local government

○Create all internal and external documentation required for pilot program○Coordinate pilot with necessary support functions (systems, finance..)

○“Firefight” issues as they come in the pilot stage

●Reporting on pilots and strategize on further iterations of pilot:

○Lead strategy sessions with key stake holders on how to improve innovation pilots

○Report of progress of pilots and areas that are actively being improved using both quantitative and qualitative data

Qualifications

●Minimum of 3 years experience in project management role preferably with start-up

●Strong leadership skills and experience managing a team with several junior members

●Comfortable in a shifting role with new projects on an annual or bi-annual basis

●Strong communication skills as this position will interact with several departments

●Strong project management experience from building work plans to execution and delivering  results

●Fluent in English with a preference to Lusoga/Lugunda speakers

●Ability to work and live in rural districts

●Strong computer skills particularly in Microsoft Excel

●Strong analytical skills

●Commitment to excellence, outstanding work ethic, and attention to detail

Applying Instructions

Apply online at www.earthenable.org/applynow

or drop your CV

at our office in Wakitaka center past

the Mosque in Mafubira Sub-County,

Jinja District.

In your cover letter, please state what excites you most about this role, and what you think will be most challenging about it.

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