Technology Associate Job at New Energy Nexus Uganda

Job Title: Technology Associate

Organisation: New Energy Nexus Uganda 

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda 

Salary: UGX 3,800,000 to 4,200,000  /=   

About US: 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.   

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 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.)

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.

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.

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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred in computer science, design, business, business computing or any IT-related discipline.
  • At least four 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.
  • Similar experience is desired, but not a must. Ugandan nationals are preferred.

Benefits: Remuneration will be in the form of 3,800,000 to 4,200,000 USh grossly.   ENVenture is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.   How to Apply: All candidates should apply online at the link below.   Click Here

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