ICT Development Manager Jobs – SolarNow

Job Title:      ICT Development Manager
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About SolarNow:
SolarNow is an asset financing company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 46 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 600 people. 

Job Summary: The ICT Development
Manager is mainly responsible for translating client and business needs into
ICT tools and solutions that improve the client journey (by enabling staff) and
take away barriers to manage & control the business. The manager ensures
Innovative ICT solutions are developed and implemented through an in-house ICT
team or external providers. The ICT team is part of SolarNow’s R&D team and
has as such a broad mandate to pro-actively identify opportunities. The ICT
manager develops a deep understanding of the business, and translates the
(constantly changing) needs of the business into effective and cost-efficient
ICT solutions, thereby displaying a high level of care for its internal
clients. He/she is a team-player with eye for detail, taking an analytical approach
to solving problems, and comes with innovative ideas. The manager is able to
adapt to change while managing multiple assignments. The manager has a broad
understanding of applied  business ICT
and comes with an already well established network in the sector.
Key Duties and
Business software and intelligence
Keenly analyse business needs and define
requirements for improved functionality of the ERP system.
Supervise the (outsourced) development and
deployment of new features. Develop routine or incidental reports and reporting
tools that assist with the management of the operations and strategic decision
making. The team is also responsible for general system administration of the
back-office team.
Infrastructure:  Ensure
the physical and software infrastructure keeps up with the needs of the
business. Come-up with new solutions and outsource where possible.
Research and Development:  The
ICT team researches and develops innovative ICT technology that improve
control, efficiency and client satisfaction, e.g. development and deployment of
mobile interfaces or support ICT product development.
Management and Training:
Day to day team management and weekly, monthly
and quarterly planning & reporting. Sourcing and vetting of suppliers and
temporary resources.
Train and coach junior ICT professionals in the
team and develop relevant ICT trainings for the rest of the organisation.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the SolarNow ICT
Development Manager must hold a Bachelor’s
degree (or equivalent) in Business IT or other relevant field
least five years of related experience in managing innovative ICT environments and teams.
track record in managing the implementation of business software.
Previous experience with open source software in professional environments.
of ERP systems, in particular Odoo.
of deploying and managing networks of 50+ computers.

 How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their motivation letters and updated CVs to recruitmentug@solarnow.eu

Deadline: 27th October 2017

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