Project Manager Job Opportunity – M-KOPA Solar Ltd

Job Title:  Project Manager
Organization: M-KOPA Solar Ltd
Duty Station:  Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Head of Sales
About M-KOPA Ltd:
M-KOPA
Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of
“pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers.  Since its commercial launch in October 2012,
M-KOPA has connected more than 150,000 homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to
solar power, and is now adding over 600 new homes each day. The success of
M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable
to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire
solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage
“credits” for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional
kerosene lighting.  After one year of
payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more
power. All
revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in
Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor
real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.  This connected design means that M-KOPA is
processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via
the company’s proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet. M-KOPA has been recognized
for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed
Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014
Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in
Sustainable Finance Award.
Job Summary: The Project Manager will be tasked with monitoring  the planning, implementation and tracking of
a specific short-term project which has a beginning, an end and specified
deliverables.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Define project scope and objectives,
    involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Develop a schedule for project completion
    that effectively allocates the resources to the activities and review it
    with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the
    project activities; revise the schedule as required
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon
    which the project will be evaluated at its completion
  • Develop forms and records to document project
    activities and set up files to ensure that all project information is
    appropriately documented and secured
  • Make sure that all project personnel receive
    an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project
  • Keenly monitor the progress of the project
    and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of
    the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update
    stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the
    progress of the project
  • Keenly review the quality of the work
    completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets
    the project standards
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project
    expenditures
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as
    established during the planning phase
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Project Manager
    career opportunity should preferably hold a University Degree or post
    graduate qualification in a related field.
  • At least two years’ experience in project
    management in a busy sales environment sector.
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in the use
    of computers for: Word processing, Simple accounting, Database management,
    Spreadsheets-Email and Internet.
  • Communicate effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear,
    thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication
    tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to
    improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including
    attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
How to Apply:  
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and
up-to-date CVs to: careersug@m-kopa.com
addressed to:
The
Human Resource & Administration Manager ,
M-KOPA
Uganda Limited,
Plot
12 Eric Magala Road, Entebbe. Uganda
Deadline:  3rd  February 2016

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