Special Projects Coordinator (Marketing) Employment Opportunity – Tugende

Organisation: Tugende
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Special
Projects Manager
About US:
Tugende is a
for-profit social enterprise based in Uganda. Our mission is providing finance
and support to help the self-employed own income generating assets. Our core
product is a lease to own model for motorcycle taxi drivers (boda bodas) who
own their own motorcycles in 19 months or less with weekly payments similar to what
they otherwise pay to rent indefinitely from informal landlords. Ownership
significantly increases income, job security and road safety. Tugende currently
serves over 6,000 active customers in Uganda through 150+ employees across 7
branches, and 4,500 additional leases have already been fully repaid. With a
market for motorcycle taxis of over 800,000 drivers in East Africa alone,
Tugende is expanding rapidly in our core product. We are also building a
platform with our staff, branches, data, systems, and deep knowledge of earners
in the informal sector, which will easily enable us to expand into other asset
finance and value added services offerings in the near future.
About this Role:
Tugende’s ongoing
rapid growth creates immense opportunities for innovation and improvement
alongside simply expanding the size of our core business streams. Because the
core business is growing so quickly, sometimes our core operations teams cannot
fully pursue all the exciting new ideas and opportunities we see. The Special
Projects Department exists to drive Tugende’s innovation and long term growth,
picking up ideas, projects and experiments that don’t yet have a permanent home
in another department.
Job Summary: The
Special Projects Coordinator dynamically injects skills and resources to
complement existing teams to ensure projects remain on-track. This frequently
means managing entire projects from inception through closure by performing the
following duties:
  • Work with various departments to understand organizational needs,
    prioritize special projects in line with organizational objectives, and
    plan expected deliverables and deadlines. (20%)
  • Break down special projects into manageable tasks, provide weekly
    updates to stakeholders, and complete expected deliverables before
    deadlines. (60%)
  • Transfer deliverables to departments, and train teams to ensure they
    have the capacity to sustainably manage the special project’s output.
  • The Special Projects Department is also responsible for initiatives
    related to marketing and branding, and the this Coordinator will
    brainstorm, plan, launch, and evaluate new campaigns.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Special Projects Coordinator will be required to:
  • Survey the needs of the Company, and brainstorm and prioritize
    special projects;
  • Forecast project costs and draft professional proposals that justify
    effective use of the company’s resources
  • Monitor the progress of projects to ensure they remain on-track;
  • Educate and train teams to handle projects after their handover
    and/or rollout.
The Coordinator will
also be asked to take ownership of marketing responsibilities, such as:
  • Proactively understand the organization and its customer base.
  • Lead the implementation of upcoming marketing initiatives.
  • Manage procurement of marketing items from local and international
  • Evaluate initiatives by collecting, analysing and summarizing data.
Key Performance Indicators: Ultimately, the Special Project Coordinator’s success will be measured by
the quality of projects delivered and his/her ability to implement marketing
initiatives. The following key metrics will be used to assess the Special
Project Coordinator’s performance.
  • The speed of a project’s delivery;
  • The number of projects completed within a given quarter;
  • The number of project tasks overdue;
  • The quality of projects, where actual results are measured against
    expected results;
  • The project’s budget variance;
  • Completed orders with suppliers of marketing items, and their
    successful distribution across branches;
  • Well executed reports and surveys that measure the impact of
    distributing marketing items to Tugende clients.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Tugende Special Projects Coordinator
    (Marketing) job placement must hold a University degree in Business
    Administration or Marketing from a reputable institution of learning
  • Two years of work experience in marketing for a startup
  • Two years’ of project management experience with a reputable
  • Advanced MS Office user, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interact with Tugende clients, make them feel
    comfortable, and listen to their needs (strong interpersonal skills).
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • A creative thinker who isn’t afraid to propose unconventional ideas.
  • Dynamic, innovative, and able to remain calm in a
    frequently-changing environment
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Photoshop (preferred).
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle (preferred)
  • Professionalism: Maintain professionalism when corresponding and
    negotiating with partners/suppliers
  • Positive Attitude: main a mindset of “getting things done” and
    finding satisfaction in developing sustainable long-term solutions at all
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business
    practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is
    consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of Tugende.
  • Build Relationships: quickly build and maintain positive,
    comfortable working relationships with and through a range of different
    people both internally and externally, to achieve Tugende’s goals. .
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear,
    thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication
    tools and techniques.
  • Flexible and resilient: Willingness to travel, flexible in schedule
    and work hours and seek direct feedback and see every challenge as opportunity
    to grow.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th June, 2018
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