Safe Water Project Manager job at UpEnergy


Safe Water Project Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 30 June 2022

Hiring Organization: UpEnergy

Job Details:

Safe Water Project Manager - Uganda
About Us:
UpEnergy brings aspirational products that save energy and improve health within reach of low-income customers. We develop distribution channels that distribute efficient and clean energy and safe water technologies. We finance our product subsidies and our growth via bespoke projects that generate carbon emissions reductions that we produce for global partners seeking emissions reductions and social impact co-benefits.
We sell products under our SmartHome brand, and through partnerships with other brands. We operate regional distribution hubs and build relationships directly with customers through the SmartHome sales operation. We’ve seen 100%+ year on year growth for years and have reached over 800,000 African households with products that deliver health and income benefits. A typical SmartHome stove saves each family we reach approximately 9% of their annual income while reducing air pollution. Through the
SmartHome brand, we also sell household water filters in Uganda. These simple gravity point-of-use devices give households the ability to provide safe and clean water for their families. In Malawi, Zambia, and
Mozambique, we install safe water systems in institutions throughout the country.
UpEnergy has a 10-year track record of building projects that overperform expectations in the generation of emissions reductions, and that deliver on our performance promises to our customers. We are one of the largest developers by volume of projects focused on poverty alleviation through energy savings and fuel switching. Our team has a collective 50 years of climate finance experience and is at the forefront of Paris- era project finance.

About the role:
UpEnergy is at a time of exciting growth, and rapidly expanding into new geographies and new product categories. As part of this growth, we require an impact-driven Safe Water Project Manager to spearhead the company’s innovation strategy to ensure thousands of Ugandans have access to safe drinking water. The
Safe Water Project Manager will report directly to the Head of Safe Water.
The Safe Water Project Manager will work very closely with the Country Manager and existing on-the- ground operations to ensure sales targets are met. With ambitious targets, this is an extremely important role to ensure that several moving parts and stakeholders are well coordinated and aligned. This role will require close liaison with other Safe Water technical roles such as Sales, Product Development, Customer
Services, Marketing, among others. This role will require frequent travel through the country as the team expands its product reach.
The UpEnergy Safe Water Project Manager is an exciting position that will provide the opportunity to be at the forefront of an emerging safe and clean drinking water sector in Uganda. If you are eager to gain incredibly rich, hands-on experience while being part of one of the fastest growing social enterprises in Africa and believe you’re up for the challenge (as well as a lot of fun!), we’d love to hear from you! JD_UpEnergy Safe Water Project Manager: UG

Key Responsibilities:
Project Planning and Management
• Oversee household safe water implementation in Uganda
• Develop annual and monthly work plans following the scope of work
• Develop monitoring plans for project tracking
• Follows up with each technical team to ensure project tasks are completed and provides support where needed
Project Coordination
• Coordinate with cross-functional teams (sales, marketing, product development, customer services, data, and carbon) to ensure successful implementation of household water systems
• Support the Head of Safe Water and Country Manager to update the scope of work based on lessons learned
• Regularly report progress made to achieving the scope of work as it relates to project planning and budgeting to Head of Safe Water, Country Manager, finance manager, and other relevant stakeholders
• Facilitate team meetings to ensure coordination and continuously document lessons learned
• Track and escalate issues accordingly to the Head of Safe Water and Country Manager
• Identify and mitigate potential project risks to ensure high quality implementation
• Create, maintains, and regularly updates internal monitoring databases
• Work with sales and marketing to build UpEnergy’s national presence
• Represent UpEnergy at events as needed
Project Budgeting
• Develop annual and monthly budget following the scope of work
• Optimize household water operational costs
• Review resource requirement and works with the Head of Safe Water to ensure adequate resources are available and managed
• Work with the finance and procurement teams to request resources and finances
Existing and New Product Development
• Work with the Head of Safe Water and Product Development team to develop pilot and experiments to evaluate product-market fit and potential commercial success
• Work with the UpEnergy team to design experiments and small-scale pilots to test new strategies (product features, sales, marketing, pricing, customer engagement, awareness campaigns and others) and evaluate their impact on the business and our customers’ lives
• Based pilot learnings, work with all company functions (sales, marketing, carbon, operations/logistics) to design and implement commercial launch strategy for new products
• Work closely with Head of Safe Water to plan, monitor, and iterate on new technology rollouts
• Work closely with the sales team to design innovative sales strategies covering distribution, pricing mechanisms, promotions, awareness campaigns, etc.
• Work closely with UpEnergy’s data team and carbon team to optimize for continued usage of products
• Design innovative customer engagement programs to build and maintain close relationships with our customers JD_UpEnergy Safe Water Project Manager: UG
Does this sound like you?
• Skilled in project management, with an exceptional ability to collaborate, influence, and execute against strategy
• 5+ years of experience managing projects in Uganda
• Degree or certificate in project management
• Excellent communication skills (clear and concise) and interpersonal skills
• Innovative mind‐set oriented toward constructive problem‐solving and collaboration with stakeholders from various sectors
• Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and ability to multi‐task and adjust to changing priorities
• Willing and excited to travel through Uganda
• Ability to work independently, a self-starter that is excited to work in frontier markets
• Proactive problem solver who initiates troubleshooting to keep the project on track
• Excitement to help a high impact start-up launch operations in a new market
• Strong work ethic, can navigate through uncertainty, identifies as a team player above all else MS Excel skills
• Strong work ethic, can navigate through uncertainty, identifies as a team player above all else
• Passionate about solving the last-mile distribution challenge for millions of thousands of people in developing markets
• Excited to be part of UpEnergy’s growth story
• Fluency in written and oral local language in Uganda
• Must be holder of authorized work permit or have the right to employment in Uganda
Why Join Us?
Not your average 9-to-5
UpEnergy encourages teamwork, creativity, and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty. We stay close to our market, understand our customers, and have a lot of fun while doing our work! If you’re looking for a conventional 9-to-5, you’d be missing out on our adventures!
Opportunity to do things in a new way
As one of the largest compliance credit issuers in Africa, we need to be constantly improving and rethinking our way of work. This means endless opportunities for a self-starter to initiate new ways of doing things or experimenting ways to help us improve.
Personal and Career Growth
Wouldn’t it be a pity to spend so much time working but not growing and learning? At UpEnergy we value both personal and professional growth, and we want to grow as a team.
From classroom training to coffee chats to performance review, we want to support every team member to grow into the best version they can.
Create Lasting Impact
Our clean energy products bring positive impact to both our planet earth and for the low-income communities we work in.
We don’t just focus on sales – we follow up and truly understand our customers to make sure that they continue to benefit from our products. Your work will create much longer-lasting impact than what you can see!
JD_UpEnergy Safe Water Project Manager: UG
The Safe Water Project Manager will receive a competitive salary and bonus.

Application procedure

Please send a customized cover letter highlighting your relevant experience – and the specific areas of UpEnergy’s work that most interest you – to
Location & Start Date
The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with a desired start date of July
Love UpEnergy, but looking for a different role?
If you don’t think this role is the right fit for you, but you identify with UpEnergy’s mission and values, why not check out our other openings or drop us a line? There are many ways to make clean energy products available to more communities, and if you are the right person to play a role in this mission, let’s stay in touch, and let’s build something together

Date Posted: 2022-06-24




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