7 Growth Executive Job Vacancies – Tugende


Job Title:    Growth Executive (7 Job

Organization:  Tugende

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Deadline:   30th April 2020


About Tugende

Tugende is a
for-profit social enterprise based in Uganda. Our mission is putting people in
control of their own financial futures. We do this by helping people own income
generating assets, providing services and support during and after ownership,
and using data and technology to further de-risk these emerging entrepreneurs.

Our core product is
a lease to own model for motorcycle taxi drivers (boda bodas) who own their own
motorcycles in 24 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

About this job

Reporting to the
COO, we are searching for experienced, inspirational and versatile leaders to
dramatically enhance Tugende’s growth across existing and new markets. As this
is a leadership position, the ideal candidate will need to quickly connect with
and earn the trust of the COO, other employees and external stakeholders, and
be able to manage both teams and challenging individually driven projects.


Working closely with
the COO and senior management, this individual will spearhead and own
end-to-end new initiatives & projects, coach teams, develop internal talent
and drive increased efficiencies. This is an excellent opportunity to harness
talents and skills towards the acceleration of growth for one of the leading
social impact- focused scale-ups in East Africa!

Reporting and
Relationships: The Growth Executive will report to the Chief Operations Officer


Key Duties and


Growth Management

new and innovative ideas for driving revenue growth with well-reasoned
hypotheses and analytical insights.

Work on
a variety of projects that steer results and implement intelligence in the
following areas:

o   International Expansion

o   Product Diversification

o   Supply Chain Management

o   Process Improvement

o   Client Car

o   Digital Platform

o   Client Training and Development

o   Aftersale

Communication and Alignment

Development for Operations Staff

Form and
nurture strong, relevant cross-functional relationships. In particular, act as
the bridge between operations and product development

to new / growing markets and remote locations for extended periods of time at
short notice.

Project Management

optimal efficiencies through continuous dedication to operational improvement
and effective supply chain management

critical supervision and management in field operations including credit team
(screening) and collections team as well as in back office operations e.g.
administrative support team and client service.

an environment across operations that yields the sharing and implementation of
best practices among all team members.

quality control in client selection, portfolio quality management, product and
processes, client protection, area selection and other aspects of operations.

ensure full compliance with the existing policies of the company, especially
the Operations Policies.


Skills and Experience:

To be successful in
the role

to get things done: Results-driven and the ability to meet adversity with
tenacity. A master organiser and with the ability to anticipate needs before they

mindset: A natural problem solver both analytical and structured in their
thinking. Deeply understand business operations and can synthesise information
to recommend a plan of action, process change and systems improvement

Traits: Self-aware and perceptive, positive, empathetic, flexible, and curious
with the ability to keep track of every key project and connect the dots.
Confident and humble enough to work behind the scenes


Preferred Qualifications and Experience

experience growing both businesses and teams for both medium and large
enterprises including  developed markets
(e.g., North America, Europe) and frontier markets (ideally Sub-Saharan Africa)
is critical.

in leading diverse teams and achieving stellar targets.

a notable passion for the social business sector and embodies Tugende values.

experience and/or in-depth knowledge surrounding the transport/asset finance
supply chain.

to fearlessly seek, identify and leverage lucrative opportunities.

with the ability to drive decisions and develop results of high impact.

thinker with the capacity to work in tandem with Tugende’s articulated and
anticipated growth needs.

project management experience with large cross-functional and virtual teams
with high visibility deliverables.

experience in management consulting or entrepreneurship is an added advantage.

MBA or
equivalent degree – ideally from a well-respected institution.

Microsoft 365 and G Suite skills are essential

time management skills and good judgement in applying the Eisenhower matrix

in either of the following languages would be desirable:
French, English,
Swahili and 2 local Ugandan languages


What will you gain?

Meaningful Work: Tugende’s work gives entrepreneurs the
opportunity to earn a better living for themselves and their families. We are
changing East Africa’s asset-finance industry by building a sustainable
business that ignites financial development.

Join this movement!

Great Team: The Tugende Group has a smart, fun, and
growing team of ~400 employees. We take our work seriously, but love to joke
and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid, voluntary team outings, as well as
fun parties for our customers. We first 
started in Uganda and we are rapidly expanding in East Africa.

Hours and
This position is
for an ambitious, full-time employee who will take on additional
responsibilities and projects as they arise. Tugende offers competitive
salaries and benefits that reflect a person’s contributions to the company’s
mission and growth.


More About Tugende

Tugende means “let’s
go” in Luganda. Our mission is to “help people help themselves”. Tugende has
been recognized as a 2012 Unreasonable Fellow, 2014 Echoing Green Global

Fellow, 2016 GSBI
Fellow, and received the MIT Zambezi prize in 2015 as one of the top 3
financial inclusion startups in Africa. We have appeared in The Guardian, BBC,
Economist, and elsewhere.


Tugende’s future
includes multiple asset finance products and tools to help Tugende to reach
millions of customers across Africa without losing high touch personal support.


As part of our
regional expansion in East Africa, Kenya is now launched! Beyond geographic
growth, Tugende’s future will include multiple asset finance products and tools
to help Tugende to reach millions of customers without losing high touch
personal support  


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications
electronically through our online application system.




Deadline:  30th April 2020


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