ICT Manager

SolarNow BV
Kampala, Uganda
Job Type
Full time
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

Job Summary.

The ICT Manager is responsible for translating client and business needs into ICT tools and solutions that improve the client journey (by enabling staff) and take away barriers to manage & control the business. The manager ensures Innovative ICT solutions are developed and implemented through an in-house ICT team or external providers.

Job Responsibilities.

Business software and intelligence
Analyse business needs and define requirements for improved functionality of the ERP system.
Supervise the (outsourced) development and deployment of new features. Develop routine or incidental reports and reporting tools that assist with the management of the operations and strategic decision making. The team is also responsible for general system administration of the back-office team.

Ensure the physical and software infrastructure keeps up with the needs of the business. Come-up with
new solutions and outsource where possible.

Research and Development
The ICT team researches and develops innovative ICT technology that improve control, efficiency and client satisfaction, e.g. development and deployment of mobile interfaces or support ICT product development.

Management and Training
Day to day team management and weekly, monthly and quarterly planning & reporting. Sourcing and vetting of suppliers and temporary resources. Train and coach junior ICT professionals in the team and develop relevant ICT trainings for the rest of the organisation.

Qualifications and Competences.

Education  : Bachelors (or equivalent) in Business IT or other relevant field

Experience: 5 years of work experience in managing innovative ICT environments and teams, Proven track record in managing the implementation of business software.

Skills          : Experience with open source software in professional environments, Knowledge of ERP systems, in particular Odoo, Knowledge of deploying and managing networks of 50+ computers.

About you.
The ICT manager develops a deep understanding of the business, and translates the (constantly changing) needs of the business into effective and cost-efficient ICT solutions, thereby displaying a high level of care for its internal clients. He/she is a team-player with eye for detail, taking an analytical approach to solving problems, and comes with innovative ideas. The manager is able to adapt to change while managing multiple assignments. The manager has a broad understanding of applied business ICT and comes with an already well established network in the sector.

Additional Information

About SolarNow.

SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 45 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 250 people. Expansion into other countries is planned for 2016.

Compensations and Benefits offered.
SolarNow offers industry standard remuneration and other benefits (health insurance, lunch, etc.). The place of work is at SolarNow’s headquarters in Kampala (Uganda) but will require regular travel within and outside of Uganda.

Application Procedure.
Interested candidates can send their motivation letter and CV to recruitmentug@solarnow.eu including motivation and CV using “Application ICT Manager” in the subject.