Fresher NEMA Specialist / Officer, Planning Jobs - Bridge International Academies

Organization: Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability. Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, and will be launching operations in Nigeria in September 2015, with India to follow in 2016.

Job Summary: The Officer, Planning will carry out a variety of duties related to the preparation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of technical land use, environmental and other city planning data. The Planning Officer ensures compliance with the city’s development standards. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of getting development approvals in areas assigned
  • Responsible for compiling relevant documents to be attached to planning briefs before circulation.
  • Following up on development applications until they have been  approved by the relevant council.
  • In charge of collecting pertinent data from the field required to draft the applications
  • Collecting relevant documents and details from approving authorities required during the drafting of the development applications;
  • Responsible for collecting and reporting on any relevant information that may directly or indirectly affect the planning applications.
  • Building and maintaining a network of contact persons
  • Launching NEMA reports for intended projects
  • In charge of negotiating with local authorities to grant permission to construct pending planning approvals as required
  • Preparing environmental impact assessments for Bridge International Academies development projects
  • Preparing annual environmental audits for Bridge International Academies development projects
  • Conduct site visits and investigations frequently

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Bridge International Academies Officer, Planning vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and/or Regional Planning from a recognized university (2nd Class Honors and above);
  • NEMA Uganda certification
  • At least two years of post-undergraduate, full-time work experience
  • Good team player in highly selective, fast-paced, building and construction environments
  • Proof of relevant prior work experience include: working with local authorities
  • Previous experience working in community development projects in low-income/informal environments
  • Past experience in fast-growth, rapid-scale contexts in terms of obtaining development approvals (PPA2, Approved building plans and NEMA licenses), creating a network of contacts in relevant approving authorities, resolving development disputes etc. – e.g. A highly established physical planning firm
  • Previous experience working with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse workforce
  • High energy and enthusiasm level; willingness to do whatever necessary to get the job done

Personal Competencies:
  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive.  You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.  Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.  You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation.  Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.  On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil.  You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.  Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
  • A customer advocate – Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind.  You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).  You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.  Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
  • A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better.  You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.  You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged to send their updated CVs to grace.bridgeinternational@gmail.com with the subject line “NEMA Specialist / Officer, Planning.”

Deadline: 2nd May, 2016


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6 Unit Manager Job Opportunities - IMK Business Consultants (Insurance Company)

Organization: IMK Business Consultants (Insurance Company)  
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
IMK Business Consultants (IMK) is a Business management consulting firm offering practical and feasible business solutions. IMK operates regionally in four East African countries namely; Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Rwanda; with other occasional consultancies made world over to our clients in Europe and other parts of the world. Our mission is to be a world leader in matching demand for and supply of Talent, HR and Business development services by ensuring quality work to our clients and having experienced competent professionals with the best practical tailor made solutions/training skills to our important asset-THE CLIENT. We value our engagements with our clients with the highest level of honesty and integrity. IMK Business Consultants would like to recruit for a valuable client, one of the leading insurance and financial services company in the region.

Job Summary: The primary function of the Unit Manager will be to ensure that high production targets are met through a team of financial advisors and his/her personal production. The Unit Manager will be responsible for selling insurance products and will also be expected to sell and meet a given personal target.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Identify, recruit and retain high caliber financial advisors and meet the unit recruitment requirements
  • Develop a high caliber, highly motivated, disciplined and productive team of 15 or more capable of meeting their individual and company targets.
  • Meet and exceed targets allocated to the unit on all lines of business.
  • Co-ordinate, supervise and motivate Financial Advisors in the unit and ensure that company policies and procedures are observed and performance standards regarding profitability and efficiency are attained within the set deadlines.
  • Training: To give effective field training for all Financial Advisors in the Unit.
  • Professionalism: Promote and project in all sales activity a high degree of professionalism within the unit.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants should preferably hold Bachelor’s degrees or relevant professional qualifications in areas such as education, marketing, economics or finance and accounting with a strong flair for sales
  • The individuals should be proactive and self-driven.
  • They should have experience in recruiting and developing a high caliber team capable of meeting their individual and company targets.
  • Computer literacy skills (evidence required) COP is a plus
  • Proven experience and success as a team manager in insurance sales will be a definite advantage;
  • Possess a high sales drive and a strong will to succeed with ability to manage others;
  • Mature, confident, articulate and with strong communication skills;
  • Results-oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines and meet sales targets;
  • Well groomed, presentable and strong interpersonal skills;
 Remuneration:  A monthly salary + Commission

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their personal suitability statement, copies of academic transcripts/certificates and a detailed CV to: The Recruitment Manager, IMK Business Consultants, P.O. Box 35090 Kampala, Uganda or via email to info@imkconsultants.com and copy: samuelimkrecruitment@gmail.com. Please include specify the position title as subject of the E-mail. 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will only be considered for future related jobs openings.

Deadline: 30th April 2016

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10 Fresher Sales & Marketing Executive Jobs - Two Wheeler Motor Company

Organization: Two Wheeler Motor Company
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

About US:
IMK Business Consultants (IMK) is a Business management consulting firm offering practical and feasible business solutions. IMK operates regionally in four East African countries namely; Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Rwanda; with other occasional consultancies made world over to our clients in Europe and other parts of the world. Our mission is to be a world leader in matching demand for and supply of Talent, HR and Business development services by ensuring quality work to our clients and having experienced competent professionals with the best practical tailor made solutions/training skills to our important asset-THE CLIENT. We value our engagements with our clients with the highest level of honesty and integrity. IMK Business Consultants would like to recruit for a valuable client, a leading Auto mobile company, Two Wheeler Motor Company.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants for the Sales & Marketing Executive Jobs should at least hold a diploma or relevant degree. 
  • One to two years of experience in Marketing.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Willingness to work hard and grow.
  • Ability to explore new markets and develop new clients.
  • Previous experience of sales process in showrooms is an added advantage. 

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their personal suitability statement, copies of academic transcripts/certificates and a detailed CV to: The Recruitment Manager, IMK Business Consultants, P.O. Box 35090 Kampala, Uganda or via email to info@imkconsultants.com and copy: samuelimkrecruitment@gmail.com. Please specify the position title as subject of the E-mail i.e. “Sales-Auto Mobile.”

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will only be considered for future related jobs openings.

Deadline: 19th May 2016

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Public Sector and Corporate Affairs Career Opportunity - Bridge International Academies

Organization: Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability. Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, and will be launching operations in Nigeria in September 2015, with India to follow in 2016.

Job Summary: The Public Sector and Corporate Affairs will oversee the department which is responsible for working closely with the Expansion Director Uganda to build strategic relationships with key stakeholders in the Government, the private sector and civil society. This will include ownership and strategic management of internal and external communications. The incumbent will be responsible for driving Bridge’s strategy for public private partnerships, with the private sector you will responsible for driving conversations around Bridge’s  engagement with CSR  and with the Civil Society, you will ensure that Bridge builds relationships and is well entrenched in discourses around Education and human development. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to multi-task and take ownership of all aspects of such activities. You’re an extremely effective communicator, both written and verbal, and are energized by interacting with people, building relationships, and networking. These things come naturally to you and are what you crave in your working life. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must.
As Bridge grows and succeeds, so too do its critics. Negative publicity about Bridge has real implications for our customers and our ability to further democratize the right for all children to succeed. Bridge operates in the highly politicized education sector and there are organizations and individuals that are incentivised to tarnish Bridge’s reputation. It is therefore vital that Bridge is able to quickly and effectively correct mistakes and ensure Bridge’s point of view is a part of any media coverage. This also means effectively communicating with our stakeholders, particularly parents, to provide reassurance that Bridge is committed to its mission of providing the best possible education to its students.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Manages broader strategic stakeholder management with NGO/donor/think tank/academic and other important 'influencers'. Both in the hopes of unlocking donor wallets and also managing our broader relations/standing with this important community;
  • Responsible for all strategic communications, internal and external;
  • Works closely with local, regional and national officials and groups with respect to the Bridge International Academies’ registration, strategic efforts, and related activities;
  • Work with key stakeholders on consultative efforts to drive reforms in delivery of education to underserved communities;
  • Identify opportunities and work with partners in the private sector to drive efficient service delivery with government schools;
  • Identify CSR partners in the private sector to strengthen Bridge International Academies’ market presence and delivery;
  • Identify the larger contours of PPP and CSR relationships and also be responsible for structuring PPP and CSR contracts;
  • Plan, develop, administer and evaluate programs, activities and daily operations related to the governmental affairs support function;
  • Coordinate complex interactions with legislators, legislative staff, other local and state officials, federal agency staff and other government officials/staff;
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the government relations support function; monitor and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement;
  • Lead proactive and reactive media relations, social media, web-based communications, and crisis communications; and
  • Provide strategic and functional leadership to in-country teams, the global public relations team and the global corporate affairs teams.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree with superior academic performance;
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience handling public and media relations;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of knowledge of local, state and federal government organization and legislative processes in primary education;
  • Rolodex of contacts within the ministry of education or equivalent local and state regulatory bodies;
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal government issues related to the provision of primary education;
  • Proven ability to work with media, including local, national and regional media across print, broadcast and online;
  • Crisis communications skills;
  • Experience acting as an on-the-record spokesperson;
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven consulting or educational organization;
  • Proven ability to work with media, including local, national and regional media across print, broadcast and online;
  • Relationships with editors and reporters in Ugandan media;
  • Ability to draft press releases, statements, opinion pieces and press materials;
  • Traditional and social media monitoring and crisis communications skills;
  • Previous experience acting as an on-the-record spokesperson; and
  • Previous exposure and experience working for a political, non-profit, or other social campaigns that concern an idea or a movement rather than a product.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged to send their updated CVs to grace.bridgeinternational@gmail.com with the subject line “Public Sector and Corporate Affairs.”

Deadline: 2nd May, 2016

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Payroll & Payment Officer Job Careers - IMK Business Consultants

Organization: IMK Business Consultants
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
IMK Business Consultants (IMK) is a Business management consulting firm offering practical and feasible business solutions. IMK operates regionally in four East African countries namely; Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Rwanda; with other occasional consultancies made world over to our clients in Europe and other parts of the world. Our mission is to be a world leader in matching demand for and supply of Talent, HR and Business development services by ensuring quality work to our clients and having experienced competent professionals with the best practical tailor made solutions/training skills to our important asset-THE CLIENT. We value our engagements with our clients with the highest level of honesty and integrity. IMK Business Consultants would like to recruit for a valuable client, one of the leading insurance and financial services company in the region.

Job Summary:  The Payroll & Payment Officer will effectively implement and manage Human Capital shared services so as to realize overall business goals and objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Compliance & Audit:
  • Interpretation of policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance.
  • Obtain successful audit ratings area of operations.
  • Ensure that payroll issues raised in the departmental audits are addressed.
2. Payroll & Taxation: (Payroll controller)
  • Quality Assurance and Payroll Calendar Controls
  • Payroll management for expatriate staff with liaison with EY.
  • Payroll Management responsibilities (staff, local authorities and 3rd party payments)
  • Payroll Finance responsibilities (recons, balancing, account clearing, provisioning, accruals and related reporting)
  • Continuous Improvement Champion
  • Query Resolution
  • Ensure timely remittance of related statutory deductions & returns.
Reporting:
  • Timely Statutory Returns submission
  • In charge of monthly, quarterly & yearly reports on payroll analysis.
  • Fringe benefit tax computation.
  • Monthly and quarterly returns to URA for PAYE
  • Legislative and Exco Reporting.
Budgets:
  • Consolidate the Bank’s budgets and ensure that Business Units adhere to budgets (headcount and costs)
  • Provide analysis/explanation on actual and Budget variances.
Data/Record Maintenance:
  • In charge of checking on payroll inputs by the payroll administrator
  • Manage Organizations Structures, Maintain positions and Organization units.
  • Be the Organization Management Champion
Benefits Management:
Medical & Insurance:
  • Monitoring the banks Medical scheme by updating and advising on the new joiners and exits.
  • Managing/responding to issues arising from medical and insurance.
  • Manage Employee Memberships
  • Administer employee benefits
Pension Administration:
  • Monitoring the Banks Pension fund by updating and advising on the new joiners and exits (Pension Administration).
  • Preparing related payments and advises.
  • Organizing logistics for pension trustee meeting.
Staff Welfare:
  • Create staff awareness on counseling services as well as be the liaison with our counseling service provider.
  • Act as the primary liaison with health service providers to ensure they offer good service to staff.
  • Advise staff on welfare matters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Payroll & Payment Officer career opportunity should hold a Degree in Human Resources Management or a business related field.
  • Possession of a Post graduate diploma in Human Resources
  • A minimum of three years’ Human Capital generalist experience, preferably in HC Shared Services
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Payroll.
  • Staff Benefits administration
  • Human Capitals policies, labor legislation and practices.
  • HC Shared services procedures.
  • Human Capital budgeting concepts.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their personal suitability statement, copies of academic transcripts/certificates and a detailed CV to: The Recruitment Manager, IMK Business Consultants, P.O. Box 35090 Kampala, Uganda or via email to info@imkconsultants.com and copy: samuelimkrecruitment@gmail.com. Please include specify the position title as subject of the E-mail. 

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will only be considered for future related jobs openings.

Deadline: 30th April 2016

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Fresher Bridge International Academies Jobs - Retail Programme Officer

Organisation:  Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability. Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, and will be launching operations in Nigeria in September 2015, with India to follow in 2016.

Job Summary: The Retail Programme Officer will work in liaison with the Business Manager - Retail (located in Kenya) to ensure the uniform and feeding programmes are effectively set up in Uganda and will be responsible for driving sales and attaining profitability across these programmes.  This is a key revenue driving role with a company that has huge growth plans for Uganda and is looking for exceptional talent to join us at our inception in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Carrying out field research to better understand the needs of the consumer, current offerings in the marketplace and potential product specifications that would suit Uganda (e.g. menu choices)
·         Working with the Business Manager - Retail to effectively set up both the feeding and uniform programmes in Uganda
·         Training and Supporting Academy Managers in their day-to-day Feeding Programme related activities
·         Training and Supporting Academy Managers in selling uniforms
·         Work closely with the Business Manager - Retail to implement new marketing strategies to ensure a higher take-rate by pupils
·         Conducting parent and community meetings as required to educate, sell and communicate the feeding and uniform programme 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should hold a University degree
·         A minimum of two years of professional experience
·         Willingness to travel within Uganda when required (15% of the time)
·         Highly organized and detail-oriented
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Comfortable juggling multiple tasks
·         Able to work with large amounts of data and comfort with Microsoft Excel
·         Experience working in the field
·         Willingness to work beyond regular working hours, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays if and when needed (work beyond normal hours to be compensated appropriately in accordance with the governing laws of Uganda)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged to send their updated CVs to grace.bridgeinternational@gmail.com with the subject line “Retail Programme Officer.”

Deadline: 2nd May, 2016

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3 Service Centre Managers Jobs - M-KOPA

Organization: M-KOPA Solar Ltd
Duty Station:  Nortern, Uganda

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 Service Centre Manager will mainly guarantee that the overall performance targets of the Service Centre are met both in terms of quality and quantity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Recruit and train direct Sales Representatives in line with M-KOPA business goals
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of Agents and DSRs to ensure that performance standards are met
  • Resolve audit recommendations in line with M-KOPA audit resolution guidelines 
  • Carry out regular in-house reviews of stock status at the service center  and report  findings to  the Regional Manager and Sales Administrator
  • Prepare and submit weekly activity plans to Regional Manager
  • Prepare and submit prospect reports to Regional Sales Manager
  • Mentor, coach and supervise the general performance of staff at the Service Center.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
  • At least two years’ experience in Direct Sales.
  • Past experience in a busy Micro-finance environment
  • Good negotiation skills and ability
  • Tenacious personality
  • Proven ability to drive things through to conclusion in a dynamic and challenging environment.
  • Customer focused.
  • Good team player with high levels of flexibility.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate a drive for results with a professional approach.
  • Proven report writing skills.
  • Proven ability to work with minimum supervision.

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 with the subject "Service  Manager" addressed to::

The Human Resource & Administration Manager,
M-KOPA Uganda Limited,
Plot 12 Eric Magala Road, Entebbe. Uganda

Deadline: 22nd May, 2016

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Planning Manager Jobs - Bridge International Academies

Job Title:        Planning Manager
Organization: Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability. Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, and will be launching operations in Nigeria in September 2015, with India to follow in 2016.

Job Summary: The Planning Manager will steer the planning operations for Bridge International Academies. Bridge Uganda will be scaling up quickly, and we expect to hire someone with deep physical planning experience in Uganda who understands the necessary regulatory bodies and individuals to work with, and who know how to manage and motivate a team under time pressure and with clear targets. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will be in charge of coordinating the planning approval processes across all team members, including keeping the rest of Development/Bridge informed of progress. 
  • Guiding team and taking a deeply hands-on approach on drafting and compiling Planning briefs, public notices, site location plans, and other necessary documentation
  • Keenly tracking deliverables, documenting, reporting progress and making sure the planning approval processes proceed as planned
  • Ensuring that team executes on targets within stated timeframes – working as hard as needed to make this happen.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Bridge International Academies Planning Manager vacancy should hold a Degree(s) in planning from a recognized university
  • At least eight years’ experience working in physical planning/change of use; very experienced at preparing planning briefs
  • Two years’ experience in leading a team
  • Prior government work experience is an added advantage
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of building/planning codes in Uganda
  • Appropriately registered with the relevant professional bodies
  • Very detail-oriented, organized, and hands-on; willing to travel frequently at short notice to get things done
  • Experience motivating a field-based team to achieve targets
  • Strong computing skills (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Project Management skills

Personal Competencies:
  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive.  You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.  Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.  You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation.  Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.  On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil.  You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.  Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
  • A customer advocate – Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind.  You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).  You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.  Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
  • A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better.  You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.  You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged to send their updated CVs to grace.bridgeinternational@gmail.com with the subject line “Planning Manager”

Deadline: 2nd May, 2016

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3 Deputy Service Centre Manager Career Opportunities - M-KOPA Solar Ltd


Organization: M-KOPA Solar Ltd
Duty Station:  Northern, Uganda
Reports to: Service Centre Manager

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 Deputy Service Manager will control quality at the Service Centre by providing excellent Customer Service to walk in customers as per the M-KOPA service policy and coordinating the cleaning and safeguarding of all properties at the Service Centre.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Keenly review and update the activity book with all incoming and outgoing transactions as per M-KOPA stock handling policy.
  • Resolve or escalate walk in customer queries in line with MKOPA customer care guidelines
  • Maintain general cleanliness of the Service Centre by coordinating   cleaner activities and making hourly checks of the Service Centre
  • Distribute stock to DSRs as per the M-KOPA stock allocation policy
  • Educate potential customers about product quality and pricing.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants for the Deputy Service Manager vacancies should hold a diploma from a recognised institution in any related field.
  • Customer centric.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the products and services provided
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity, work ethics, and a proactive and positive attitude.
  • Customer focused
  • Team player with high levels of flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • The applicant should be self-motivated & able to demonstrate a drive for results with a professional approach.
  • Proven report-writing skills
  • Good customer care and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

How to Apply: 
All prospective employees should send in their applications including an updated detailed copy of the CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to: careersug@m-kopa.com with the subject "Deputy Service  Manager" addressed to:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager,
M-KOPA Uganda Limited,
Plot 12 Eric Magala Road, Entebbe. Uganda

Deadline: 22nd May, 2016

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