Technology Associate at New Energy Nexus Uganda

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  • Company: New Energy Nexus Uganda
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: IT/Telecom Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Join the team and empower communities with clean energy solutions ENVenture, operating as New Energy Nexus Uganda, is a Ugandan-registered company that empowers rural organizations to learn business skills to launch sustainable clean energy enterprises. ENVenture is a program of New Energy Nexus, an international non-profit that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks. ENVenture has developed a web-based application to enable entrepreneurs to be able to transition from a paper-based system of tracking business records to enable our entrepreneurs to keep records whose data will help make more informed decisions. The application will go a long way to improve the performance and sustainability of the entrepreneurs that ENVenture supports. .

Position Overview Reporting to the Country Director, the Technology Associate will be responsible for: – Web applications for the ENVenture team and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in data, payment, and sales tracking. • Helping to conduct user research and set product roadmap • Ensure a high uptake and usage of the app by our existing and new CBOs • Maintaining app product roadmap • Recommending interface changes and working with developers • Supporting fundraising team on communicating the application and its impacts

– Managing other technology solutions to improve operational efficiencies, including but not limited to: • Remote field management • Loan Management Software • Systematizing impact measurement • Administering cloud-based reporting tools (Salesforce, Box, Google Drive, Awamu, etc.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Technology Strategy (34%) • Prepare proposals and strategy for senior leadership on technology products ENVenture should invest in for efficiency. • Develop and support our e-learning platforms in collaboration with our Head of Fellows. • Determine gaps within the organization and where technology can encourage operational efficiency. • Determine our user base’s technology needs and perform research to guide on how the application can solve their pain points.

2. Processes (33%) • Conduct internal training on software being implemented for the team. • System administrator for all technology platforms and monitor to determine uptake and usage among ENVenture CBOs. Troubleshoot low-usage. • Write and document processes and create workstreams and flows for the team. • Develop and lead the user adoption strategy for the application.

3. Product management (33%) • Prepare proposals and strategy for senior leadership on the application and ENVision mobile’s product roadmap. • Lead on approved roadmap with developers and product management. • Support partners using ENVision mobile, our open source mobile app, as well as other open source platforms to foster product roadmap. • Maintain technical guides for all products developed.

Requirements This position requires the ability to multi-task and wear many hats in a start-up environment, and be comfortable making decisions. This position is not closely supervised and a degree of self-direction and entrepreneurialism is needed.

The ideal candidate possesses: • Bachelor’s degree, preferred in computer science, design, business, business computing or any IT-related discipline. • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in managing technology products. • Thrive in a startup environment and on delivering results with limited resources. • Passion and enthusiasm for mission-oriented work. • Exceptional English writing and oratory skills. • Tech-savviness (ability to operate all Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Ability to use Skype, email, WhatsApp, Messenger, and other meeting software on a regular basis. • Ability to work with rural based entrepreneurs • Ability to offer hands on training to low tech entrepreneurs • Willingness to support CBOs as and when they contact him or her on issues related to our apps. • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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  • Company: New Energy Nexus Uganda
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: IT/Telecom Jobs in Uganda

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 26 May. 2021
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