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Updated: Jul 24, 2019

Project Manager

July 19th, 2019

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ABOUT US

We are a social enterprise startup focused on solving the last-mile human capital challenges of solar energy companies in Uganda to accelerate clean energy adoption and increase rural youth employment. We recruit, train and provide ongoing support for field managers, sales representatives and technicians to power a more effective off-grid solar industry. We also offer consultancy services: performance reviews, management and C-suite trainings and coaching, training of trainers, curriculum development, logistics coordination, and other services.

Our Team

We’re a young, hardworking team based in Kampala that values growth mindset and creativity. We take a human centered approach to designing our services, are champions of inclusivity, and are obsessive about designing life changing services that promote youth employability in a sustainable way.


ABOUT THE POSITION

We are launching exciting projects and are looking for a project manager with strong leadership skills to lead the planning and implementation. You’ll be reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with each member of the team. You’ll be involved in the initial conversations with the client and partners to have a clear understanding of the goals. You will then determine what resources, processes, and other materials will be necessary to complete the project in the desired timeline, and draw up plans for each phase of execution. This will involve both delegating tasks to other team members and carrying out certain tasks yourself. The position requires frequent travel to the field - you will be managing clients and partnerships across the country, ensuring good relations and quick problem solving. You will also play an integral part in designing, testing and iterating Enlight’s Way of talent development. You should be comfortable working in a fast paced, start-up environment, quickly adapt to change, and be open to learning.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft work plans and budgets, coordinate project calendar, ensure team meets deadlines and has everything that they need to deliver.

  • Build partnerships with district, sub-county and village level community stakeholders (VTIs, DEOs, community influencers, SMEs, livelihoods organizations).

  • Act as a POC for clients and partners; communicate between client/partners and team internally.

  • Coordinate the development and testing of curriculum and content, including co-creation of training presentations, guides, and other materials with trainers when necessary.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of assessments to test skill growth of the trainees, including ensuring proper data collection and analysis.

  • Traveling up-country with the trainers to support on recruitment and training of rural talent.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience in the field (preferably Uganda) in skills development.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) with ability to work quickly and efficiently.

  • Very strong writing skills with extremely strong attention to detail to ensure proper grammar, punctuation and formatting.

  • Strong leadership, organizational, and project management skills.

  • Willingness to conduct fieldwork in rural Uganda.

  • East African national or permanent resident with valid work permit.

Additional (but not required):

  • Practical experience in professional development coaching or training.

  • Content animation and graphic design skills.

  • Previous work experience in developing training content.

  • Knowledge of human centered design.

  • Sound understanding of the RE sector in Uganda.

To Apply: Submit your CV and a cover letter, which answers the application questions listed below. All submissions should be emailed to careers@enlightinstitute.org by Aug. 1st. If you have any questions about the application process, please call us at +256 783 021 722.


Application Questions:

In your cover letter answer the following questions. Please do not exceed 500 words.

1. Tell us about yourself.

2. How are your skills and previous experience going to help you succeed in this role? Please give concrete examples.

3. Which areas of this role are you most excited about? Which excite you the least?

4. Why do you want to work in skills development?

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