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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Country Director Job at Duma Works - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Country Director

Jobs at:
Duma Works

Deadline of this Job:
19th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring. They are efficiently connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a recruiting platform that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an interactive digital process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent on the African continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East Africa have used DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates. They are recruiting for a valuable client, a high impact organization that seeks to build better future for rural families by creating for them a healthy living home.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
General Administration:
• Represent the client and its organizational ethic to senior government officials and other partner organizations;
• Manage all staff, administration and operations in Uganda;
• Take ownership of all country-specific projects and deliverables.
Strategic Planning and Execution:
• Work closely with CEO to develop scale strategy and to set operational targets, and then manage execution of strategy;
• Roll-out willingness to pay study alongside execution (randomizing pricing), working with academic researchers;
• Work with Marketing Managers to develop and execute marketing strategy;
• Refine and adapt business model to fit the Ugandan context based on field learnings;
• Support CEO in developing partnerships with institutional suppliers and buyers;
• Continuously assess and refine incentive systems.
Follow-up of Operational Systems:
• Manage the implementation of the client’s corporate systems to scale (construction planning, inventory management, supply chain management, quality control management, customer relations management, financial management, etc.)
• Manage field operations and all operations managers and marketing managers, providing mentoring, capacity building, and training as needed;
• Apply results from R&D department to continuously improve floor quality in Uganda;
• Identify and implement process efficiency improvements.
Financial Oversight:
• Manage country P+L, while understanding and managing differences in performance between operational units;
• Work with CEO to oversee country-level budgeting and audit;
• Work with finance to assure that accounts are up to date and that taxes are paid on time.
Oversee Human Resources:
• Grow the Ugandan staff by hiring along with the needs of the organization;
• Mentor new hires and develop staff to ensure the autonomy and success of the Ugandan branch;
• Ensure compliance with the Ugandan labour laws.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate must hold a Graduate degree (MBA, MPA/ID, MPA, etc.);
• At least five years of work experience, including two years of experience in managing teams;
• Civil engineering or structural background will be an added advantage;
• Previous experience with fast-growing social ventures;
• Management skills, with some experience with impact evaluation and academic economics research.
Personal Competencies:
• Excellent analytical skills, including excel modelling;
• Excellent people management skills;
• Strong understanding of accounting, budget management, and financial management;
• Hard working and gritty to push through challenges; thrives in a bootstrapped culture;
• Flexible and adaptable to changing environments;
• Multitasking ability;
• Mature and poise under stress;
• Previous experience living and working in a developing country, preferably in Rwanda/East Africa;
• Entrepreneurial attitude, creative problem solver, patient team-player with a sense of humour.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to:  with the subject line as “2821”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2821 Okedi Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
N.B: You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.