Technology/IT Manager Career Placement – Living Goods

Job Title:     Technology/IT
Manager
Organisation: Living Goods
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Living Goods
supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door
teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling
affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water
filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.
Job Summary:  The Technology/IT Manager will steer and
implement game-changing innovations while managing Living Goods’ mission
critical mobile tools, data management systems and software needs. Working with
our Nairobi-based tech team, the incumbent will lead the Kampala technology
team in piloting multiple innovations to use mobile technology to improve
diagnosis and treatments by agents, monitor and evaluate impact, solve last
mile distribution problems, and track product and inventory. You will provide
management leadership in the IT projects though coordination and supervision of
the implementation of project activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Technically support the Living Goods Uganda’s IT
technology strategy implementation, pioneering innovative mobile/tech solutions
and applications to drive our growth, expansion and impact.
·        
Establish and implement appropriate IT project
management plan and infrastructure and undertake continuous coordination and
monitoring of the project activities to assess progress against planned
delivery.
·        
Establish appropriate IT quality assurance and control
standards and ensure compliance
·        
The incumbent will also manage the Living Goods’
in-country technology team, cultivating the growth of existing talent and
bringing in new skills and experience where necessary.
·        
Support product management and product design for
all technology products, whether developed in-house at Living Goods or
developed by vendors, ensuring effective communication across actors.
·        
The job holder will support the development of
innovative mobile marketing tools and platforms, e.g. data collection, training
support, field sales force management, mobile money, customer financing,
incentive systems, smart phone and tablet apps, GIS etc.
·        
Support management of all Living Goods management
information systems including: LG’s data warehouse and reporting tools,
website, accounting software, point of sale system, and Salesforce database.
·        
Prepare and disseminating project reports on a
regular basis to internal and external users.
·        
Work closely with department heads, end users and
stakeholders to understand their needs and develop creative and effective
solutions.
·        
Contribute to overall organizational tech strategy.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate must hold a good University
degree in preferably Information Technology, Computer Science, Software
Engineering or Business degrees
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably possess a
minimum of five years’ experience leading or implementing technology strategy
for organizations with large teams, with in depth exposure to: mobile-based
systems, accounting systems, and CRMs.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience managing
multi-stakeholder IT projects or programs.
·        
Significant experience in leading and managing
software application development for web or mobile platforms as well as
developing database systems.
·        
Excellent project management skills, comfortable
with managing complex project in one or more: SQL, PHP, Python, JavaScript,
web-development and health systems development.
How to Apply:
All candidates
are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.

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