Project Manager (Uganda)

Job Title: Short-term Project Manager, Uganda

Location: Eastern Uganda 

Type: Full-Time for 6 months (with possible extension or conversion to a permanent role)

Experience: Junior level (2-y experience minimum)

Industry: Agriculture and Insurance

Compensation: Competitive salary, bonus

Responsibilities

OKO is about to start a new pilot in Uganda and is looking for a passionate project manager for a short term position that could lead to a full-time position if the project is successful.

Responsibilities include running the day-to-day operational activities in Uganda as well as P&L responsibility, stakeholder management, product management, new product development, administration of distribution channels, and people management. Overall, the Project Manager must be attuned to value the details as well as be able to understand and drive towards the big picture. Analytical and quick thinking in a fast-paced environment are essential. The Project Manager is an enthusiastic problem solver and thrives on being engaged at all levels of the operation in Uganda. As the key point of contact for our business partners and the local team, the Project Manager plays a pivotal role in the success of our local operation. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Execution of current plans and development the operation in the market - working with local OKO team, local mobile operator team and local insurance company to achieve agreed mid and long-term plans and goals

  • Responsible for meeting subscriber targets and cost efficiency initiatives for the local entity as a whole (P&L responsibility)

  • Carry out day-to-day activities and monitor performance of members of the local team (including a project manager and sales agents) and ensure work is progressing as planned

  • Manage schedules, budgets, financials, and overall company organisation to ensure plans and new projects are clearly communicated, understood and executed upon

  • Ability to multi-task across several initiatives

  • Effectively and efficiently plan and prioritise all resources working across the operation based on company goals

  • Actively monitor risks to foresee potential issues and proactively identify solutions to address them in advance

  • Consistently identify new opportunities and needs that clients may not recognise and ensure approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs

  • Consistently manage client relationship and expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Languages: perfectly fluent in English. Luganda is a plus.

  • 2 years minimum work experience within an implementation/operational role in the telecoms space, consulting or equivalent experience in PMO in this sector

  • Looking for someone eager to live and work in Uganda and enthusiastic about running and developing day-day operations

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, support and understand different stakeholders and cultures, ideally in emerging markets

  • Strong attention to detail, with focus on stakeholder management, product management, product development and performance of distribution channel

  • Experience in sales is a plus but not a must

  • Experience working with smallholder farmers is a plus but not a must

  • Experience within Africa, Lat-Am and emerging Asia/Pacific or insurance industries is a plus but not a must.

 

 

To apply, send us an email with your CV and a short paragraph explaining your motivation  to recruitment@oko.finance