Branch Manager Jobs – EarthEnable Uganda (Banking Background)

Organization: EarthEnable
Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Uganda
Managing Director
About US:
At EarthEnable, we
believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fives are the
best way to start the day, and that the best ideas could come from any part of
the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are
deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a clean,
dust-free floor means more than living in a healthy home. It means pride and
dignity in the place our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of
our team means more than building floors: it means building an organization and
building a better future for rural families.
What We Do:
EarthEnable is
transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across
East Africa. 65% of Ugandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty,
unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While
replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g.
reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is
unaffordable for many who need it.
addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen
floors that are 70% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy.
Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and
are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite). EarthEnable
trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a
proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished.
Job Summary:  The Branch Manager will lead day-to-day
operations in and strategize for scaling within a district. The job will
involve overseeing office and field operations (in construction and sales),
managing the district budget, and providing regular input to the district team
as well as senior management to hone and improve EarthEnable’s service delivery
within the district. The primary role of the District Manager is to coordinate
the work of the district team, and to build their capacity for even higher
achievement. This District Manager will receive supervision and guidance from
the Uganda Managing Director. This is a field-oriented leadership position,
with a consistent blend of office and fieldwork. The successful candidate will
be willing to get his or her hands dirty and work closely with masons and sales
reps, while having an eye for the bigger picture and growth projections of the
company. We are looking for someone who is adept at credit management, detailed
planning, a quick learner, and an entrepreneurial self- starter.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Planning
and Execution
  • Work with Uganda Managing Director to develop scale strategy and set
    operational, sales, and financial targets for the district
  • Manage execution of strategy in marketing, sales, construction and
    ensure strategies are aligned and coordinated across departments to avoid
    inconsistencies or overlap in work streams within the district
  • Take ownership of all district-specific projects and deliverables
  • Get out to customer sites to ensure adequate communication of
    messages and efficient construction procedures at least once a week
  • Actively seek the support of department managers for systems
    development, team capacity building, and problem solving
  • Ultimate profit and loss responsibility for the district: drive
    revenue to cover operational costs, working closely with the finance
    department to analyze budgets and actuals across various units
  • Do quarterly performance reviews
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility in all the district’s budgets and
    spending, prioritizing cost cutting and cost saving
District Oversight
  • Together with the district staff and senior management, set targets
    for all departments
  • Ensure that the district is reaching those targets
  • Report regularly to the senior management team, including
    participation in management meetings at the head office
  • Build capacity of the district staff to lead their functions
    independently through active management, teaching, and support

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business
    administration, project management, logistics and operations, or
  • At least five years of experience with 2-5 years of experience in a
    credit management role (general credit management preferred) – entry level
    candidates should not apply
  • Experience in at least two different functions (Finance, sales and
    marketing, construction, customer care, etc.)
  • Passionate about EarthEnable’s impact and committed to making a
    difference in the lives of rural Ugandans
  • Clear communication skills
  • Excellent managerial skills with a strong drive to develop the
    capacity of others and to motivate them
  • Strong teaching skills and patience as a manager, coach, and
    teacher, analytical and critical thinker with a strong ability to
    problem-solve and to coach others to do so
  • Able to make clear reports and presentations both to lower-level
    staff and senior managers
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) 
  • Flexible and
    adaptable; equally comfortable in a rural village building a floor, at an
    office training staff, and in the Mayor’s office.
  • Ability to work on and keep track of a variety of tasks at the same
    time; excellent time management skills
  • Experience with a social enterprise or for-profit companies
  • Ability to work highly independently
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Honest and responsible
  • Fluent in Luganda or Lusoga and English
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below. Please in
your cover letter what excites you most about this role, and what you
think will be most challenging about it.
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