Several Manager of District Jobs – EarthEnable Uganda



Job
Title:        
 Manager
of Districts (Several Jobs)
Organization: EarthEnable
Uganda
Duty Station:
Positions available in districts throughout Eastern Uganda, Uganda
Reports to: Uganda
Managing Director
About US:
At EarthEnable, we
believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fives are the
best way to start the day, and that the best ideas could 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 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
EarthEnable is
transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across
EastAfrica. 65% of Ugandans 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
unaffordable for many who need it.
EarthEnable
addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen
floorsthat are 70% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy. Earthen
floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and are
composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite). EarthEnable
trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a
proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished.
Job Summary:  We are looking for an experienced and
organized District Manager who will lead day-to-day operations in and
strategize for scaling within a district. The job will involve overseeing
office and field operations (in construction and sales), managing the district
budget, and providing regular input to the district team as well as senior
management to hone and improve EarthEnable’s service delivery within the
district. The primary role of the District Manager is to coordinate the work of
the district team, and to build their capacity for even higher achievement. This
District Manager will receive supervision and guidance from the Uganda Managing
Director. This is a field-oriented leadership position, with a consistent blend
of office and fieldwork. The successful candidate will be willing to get his or
her hands dirty and work closely with masons and sales reps, while having an
eye for the bigger picture and growth projections of the company. We are
looking for someone who is adept at detailed planning, a quick learner, and an
entrepreneurial self- starter.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Planning
and Execution
·        
Work
with Uganda Managing Director to develop scale strategy and set operational,
sales, and financial targets for the district
·        
Manage
execution of strategy in marketing, sales, construction and ensure strategies
are aligned and coordinated across departments to avoid inconsistencies or
overlap in work streams within the district
·        
Take
ownership of all district-specific projects and deliverables
·        
Get out
to customer sites to ensure adequate communication of messages and efficient
construction procedures at least once a week
·        
Actively
seek the support of department managers for systems development, team capacity
building, and problem solving
Financial
Management
·        
Ultimate
profit and loss responsibility for the district: drive revenue to cover
operational costs, working closely with the finance department to analyze
budgets and actuals across various units
·        
Ensure
fiscal responsibility in all the district’s budgets and spending, prioritizing
cost cutting and cost saving
District Oversight
·        
Together
with the district staff and senior management, set targets for all departments
·        
Ensure
that the district is reaching those targets
·        
Report
regularly to the senior management team, including participation in management
meetings at the head office
·        
Build
capacity of the district staff to lead their functions independently through
active management, teaching, and support

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
5+ years
of experience with at least 2-5 years of experience in a management role
(general management preferred) – entry level candidates should not apply
·        
Experience
in at least two different functions (sales and marketing, finance,
construction, customer care, etc.)
·        
A
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, project management,
logistics and operations, or engineering
·        
Passionate
about EarthEnable’s impact and committed to making a difference in the lives of
rural Ugandans
·        
Clear
communication skills
·        
Excellent
managerial skills with a strong drive to develop the capacity of others and to
motivate them
·        
Strong
teaching skills and patience as a manager, coach, and teacher, analytical and
critical thinker with a strong ability to problem-solve and to coach others to
do so
·        
Able to
make clear reports and presentations both to lower-level staff and senior
managers
.
·        
Strong
knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) Flexible and adaptable; equally
comfortable in a rural village building a floor, at an office training staff,
and in the Mayor’s office.
·        
Ability
to work on and keep track of a variety of tasks at the same time; excellent
time management skills
·        
Experience
with a social enterprise or for-profit companies preferred
·        
Ability
to work highly independently
·        
Positive,
can-do attitude
·        
Honest
and responsible
·        
Fluent
in Luganda or Lusoga and English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below. Please in your cover letter what excites you
most about this role, and what you think will be most challenging about it.
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