District Coordinator job at EarthEnable


District Coordinator job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 19 August 2022

Hiring Organization: EarthEnable

Job Details:

District Coordinator

At EarthEnable, we believe that our clients deserve our very best. Morning high-fives are the best way to start the day, and the best ideas can 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. Our focus is not just building floors but growing our organization and creating a better future for rural families.

EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda and Uganda. 80% of Rwandans and 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.
EarthEnable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embodied energy. Earthen floors are 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.

Are you a motivated and motivating team builder and enjoy developing others? Do you thrive working with independent, self-motivated young individuals to help them achieve their goals growth and making ends meet for themselves and their families? Are you goal-driven and excited to drive results by finding solutions for others and successfully securing their buy-in and commitment to those solutions? Are you customer obsessed?
As a District Coordinator, you will work with a group of approximately 10 - 20 young self-driven people, who we call micro franchisees to support them and help them grow their earthen products sales businesses. You will serve as EarthEnable’s primary point of contact in the district, developing and providing training to our ever-growing network and engaging with these young business men and women by ensuring they comprehend the technical aspects of the businesses they are doing including soft skills and best practices.

• Act as primary contact and technical expert on training successful young entrepreneurs with in the district
• Work with peers to prioritize entrepreneurs in need of training
• Execute regional seminars on product installation
• Seek out best practices from neighboring peers and adopt workable strategies
• Support all operations and policies of corporate when interacting with the franchise owners and their employees
• Assist in rolling out new products and systems to the young entrepreneurs
• Assist in onboarding new entrepreneurs
• Manage execution of strategy in marketing, sales, operations, and ensure strategies are aligned and coordinated across departments to avoid inconsistencies or overlap in work streams within the district.
• Work with the regional manager to develop scale strategy and set operational, sales, and financial targets for the district.
• Take ownership of all district-specific projects and deliverables.
• Get out to customer sites to ensure adequate communication of messages and efficient operational procedures at least once a week.
• Actively seek the support of department managers for systems development, team capacity building, and problem solving.
• Ensure that the district is reaching those targets.
• Report regularly to the senior management team, including participation in management meetings at the head office.

• The ideal candidate should have a diploma or degree in education or social works and social sciences.
• The Ideal candidate should be a resident within the district (should be able to provide an LC letter confirming their residency in an area within the district)
• The ideal candidate should be aged between 20 – 40 years old.
• The ideal candidate should have strong reputations in the rural communities as well as experience working with communities
• The Ideal candidate should be hardworking, trustworthy and committed.
• Exceptional verbal skills and strong writing skills: demonstrates ability to summarize issues and communicate issues to communities’ members of varying education levels as well as management,
• Humble: appreciates the dignity and constraints of rural communities in changing behaviors, and communicates humility and respect in approach to listening and speaking to community members, including in training.
• Strong language skills: able to clearly speak and write in English, and one more of the local languages
• Comfortable and capable adapting work and priorities to respond to changing situations in order to advance organizational goals and objectives.
• Comfortable traveling across rural communities for four to five days each week with work in communities for the majority of those days.
• Strong business acumen and analytical skills
• Ability to quickly assess a situation and reach a positive conclusion in a timely manner
• Ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Proactive self-starter with the ability to multitask the majority of time
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, internally and externally
• Flexibility to change direction of workflow and duties as required
• Willingness and ability to switch responsibilities with little or notice
• Ability to be flexible with work hours as required, based on the needs of the business
• Should be willing to touch mud and work with mud.
• Should have strong computer skills, such as MS work, MS excel, Google Docs).
• Should have strong alignment with Earth Enables values:
• Take pride in our impact on health. Work passionately to change the way people live.
• Set the bar for customer care. Exceed their expectations every step of the way.
• Work hard and work together to achieve our most ambitious goals and dreams.
• Be resourceful and responsible with money; our impact depends on it.
• Treat everyone with fairness, empathy, and concern with which we expect to be treated.
• Trust each other to have the humility to support and the vulnerability to be supported.
• Riding permit is compulsory

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. These include sitting for extended periods of time; ability to access and use a computer; has manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone and normal office equipment, endure motorcycle rides on the roads within the districts

Application procedure

If you feel the person described here fits your description. please apply through any of the
following channels:
• Deliver hard copies of your CV, academic transcripts to our head office in Jinja or deliver hard copies to the district community development office addressed to EarthEnable Uganda
• Send soft copies to gloria@earthenable.org . The deadline for receiving applications will be August 19th, 2022

Date Posted: 2022-08-16