Operations Director Job Placement – Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP)

Job Title:       Operations Director
Organisation: Bicycles
Against Poverty (BAP)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: CEO
About US:
Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP) is a social enterprise that distributes
lease-to-own bicycles in rural Uganda. Bicycles in East Africa connect farmers
to markets and other basic life needs, including clean water, schools, and
healthcare. Such access leads to a 35% increase in income. We’re currently
broadening our focus to other asset-financing products for rural African
communities. We believe strongly in the potential of rural communities and are
committed to delivering the products they need in a form that’s affordable to
them. To date we’ve disbursed close to 2,000 bicycle loans. In the coming year
we’ll be piloting other asset-financing products to introduce to our customers.
Job Summary: The Operations
Director will oversee BAP’s operations and personnel, including the marketing
department, special project management, HR, and strategic planning. The
Operations Director is a key leadership position that works closely with BAP’s
entire team, including BAP’s CEO. It is specifically focused on managing BAP’s
team as well as leading the company’s marketing department. As a young and
growing business, we’re looking for leaders to help us establish the structure
that’s necessary to thrive.
Key Duties and
Management and Human Resources:
  • Managing the team as a whole to ensure
    smooth operations
  • Ensuring that the right team structure and
    processes are in place
  • Overseeing the recruiting and hiring of
    marketing, credit and support staff
  • Drafting contracts for all positions
  • Refining and designing processes to
    onboard, retain, and reward staff
  • Providing mentoring and coaching to staff
    to facilitate a career path, while simultaneously working with staff to
    ensure they reach their personal goals, outside of work.
  • Tasked with designing team building
    activities and generally ensuring high team morale
  • Working directly with BAP’s CEO to
    formulate strategic plans on yearly and quarterly basis.
  • Developing and maintaining relationship
    with pipeline partners, government officials, and other key stakeholders
  • Budgeting and Resource Management
Marketing Department Oversight:
  • Oversee growing team of Relationship
  • Brainstorm and implement marketing
  • Ensure proper marketing and sales policies
    and procedures are in place
  • Traveling to field approximately 2-4 times
    per month.
Special Project Management:
  • Improving operational systems, processes,
    and policies
  • Overseeing research and product
    development for new items to add to BAP’s portfolio
  • Ensuring efficiency and clear record
    keeping within supply chain
  • Building and maintaining relationship with
    suppliers of BAP products
  • General backstopping to programs  
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Operations
    Director job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least five to seven years of professional
  • A minimum of two to three years of management
  • Marketing and sales experience
  • Preference given to those administering
    sales in a risk management role
  • Previous experience working in
    multicultural settings with global staff
  • High business acumen
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    establishing structure in a new work environment
  • Flexible and nontraditional, but likes
    creating structure
  • Strong computer skills and ability to
    learn new software quickly
  • The incumbent must be a flexible
    individual who likes creating structure.
Compensation: Competitive
salary. Benefits include health insurance, worker’s comp insurance, and
professional development stipends.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to fill
out the online application form at the link below.
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