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Project Manager Job at PEAS Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Manager

Jobs at:
PEAS Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
Monday 21st July, 2017, 5.00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Job summary:
PEAS Uganda operates and runs a network of 30 schools in Africa with 28 in Uganda in different locations across the country. The main funding source for the schools is school fees however the mechanisms to maximize its collection have had challenges ranging from poor accountability of cash at school level, partial installments payment and distances travelled by parents to make these payments. Working with a consultant to be identified, this role will he instrumental providing strategic leadership for managing the design, Piloting, implementation, promotion and effective delivery and operationalization of a school fees payment, collection and accounting module that will allow PEAS schools to maximize fees collection by taking advantage of the opportunity that advancement in technology provides.
Job Title: Project Manager
Department: SCHOOL FINANCE
Report to: DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR OPERATIONS
Contract Duration: 8 MONTHS
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Leadership of the School Digitization project (45%)
  • Provide leadership and supervisory function for the project working with and supervising the work of a lead consultant, including driving project to meet schedule and service goals
  • Support the development of a digital payments strategy; pilot and implement the strategy across the PEAS Uganda network
  • Lead the go to market execution design and implementation to register unit of success of the major key performance indicators.
  • Lead and provide overall guidance on collaborations with existing stakeholders (agents, integrators, financial systems designers (OB) and mobile money agents) on management best practices Operationalizing the use of digitized school collection across the PEAS network (45%)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to execute initiatives aimed at accelerating the loyalty to adoption and usage of digitized school fees collection and payments
  • Support PEAS Uganda staff and Management in DFS Knowledge and Usage through mentorship, coaching and training.
  • Collaborate with PEAS Finance to develop a method to resolve questions or issues with transactions or accounts. This must be across all related parties: bank partner, aggregator, mobile network operator, PEAS and parents.
  • Set up project tracking schedule for key benchmarks, milestones and reports and Monitor tracking schedule to ensure timely receipt of inputs ~ Working with the Finance Manager Schools to support the integration of the school fees digitization module with existing school management systems such as QuickBooks, School Tool and others to embed efficiencies in practices that support performance.
  • Establish key milestones and performance indicators (KPI) and lead in monitoring these project indicators by distributing a progress report monthly.

Donor funds management (10%)
  • Liaise with the DCD Operations and UK funding team to comply with donor expectations
  • Responsible for attainment of key performance indicators of the grant as committed to by PEAS Uganda Education Required:
  • Post graduate degree in Economics, Finance, Banking, Development, Social Sciences, or related fields or equivalent
Work Experience Required:
  • Experience in user centric product design for financial services
  •  Experience in working with the implementation of branchless banking and mobile money agent solutions;
  • Experience with mobile digital financial services operators or mobile money;
  • Previous experience in designing strategies for branchless banking and mobile financial services providers;
  • Familiarity with the concepts of financial inclusion, a broad knowledge of related disciplines, as well as an in-depth knowledge of relevant organizational policies and procedures;
  • Adequate understanding of legal and regulatory issues related to branchless and mobile financial services, such as know your customer and bank agency rules;
  •  Experience working with the mass market, including rural or low-income communities, preferably related to financial services;
  • Experience managing or conducting research, particularly related to product development or client demand;
  • Familiarity in best practices in training mobile money agents and successful integrations of
  •  Previous work in Uganda or similar environment a plus;
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in one local language a plus.

Desirable
  • Advance Excel/ Spreadsheet skill e.g. Pivot table, Vlookup, Marco
  • Experience in implementing a new account software and integration with several modules
  •  Good Knowledge in QuickBooks Behavioral Competencies
  •  Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills in English (a technical writing sample may be requested);
  •  Strong ability to communicate, work well with others and function effectively in local/ international/multicultural environment;
  • Excellent networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
  • High level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to achieve results;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively at senior levels, including telecom providers, integrators, banks e.t.c;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills of a high order, including the ability to formulate recommendations and advice
  • Highly conscientious and self-motivated with a flexible approach to demands of the role;
Job application procedure
Please submit a cover letter (paying particular attention to the person specification) and curriculum vitae to email: info-peasuganda@peas.org.uk
Include all portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and use the Job Title as the subject of your email or
Apply to
The Human Resource Manager. PEAS Uganda, P. 0. Box 23308, Kampala Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi, Mumbeija Road, opposite Ndere Centre. Only complete applications shall be reviewed and only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted.
PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. PEAS has a strict Child Protection Policy and all staff are expected to abide by it.
Closing date for applications: Monday 21st July, 2017, 5.00pm.
Application screening will happen as applications are received to the date of closure, potential candidates might be called on before the closing date Full job descriptions can be obtained from PEAS website: www.peas.org.uk