VACANCY: Managing Director in Rwanda

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Social Enterprises
  • Field of Expertise: General Management
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Benefits included: Bonus, Flights, International insurance, Transport
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jul 03, 2018
  • Vacancy closing date: Jul 22, 2018

Job Description

Company Profile

Founded in 2012, our client is a Social Enterprise, focussing on products for the rural market. The MD Rwanda reports to the co-founders and board of directors.

Jobtitel: Managing Director Rwanda

About the Role
We are recruiting a visionary and dynamic Managing Director. Due to a new partnership with the Government of Rwanda our client will grow fast and this will require significant operational and organizational changes. The Managing Director will get many challenging and exciting tasks, including hiring and developing a team to oversee this rapid growth, managing multi-stakeholder government relations, managing the country budget, and making sure we maintain exceptional customer satisfaction and preserve our quality standards. This job is for hard working person to lead the company whilst rapidly growing.

The COO and CEO will support the Managing Director. There will be a consistent change between field and office work. Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Would you like to work closely with masons and sales reps while keeping an eye on the bigger picture and growth projections of our client? If you are also a quick learner, a detailed planner and an entrepreneurial self-starter we are looking for you.

The responsibilities of this role will include, but certainly not be limited to:

Strategic Planning and Execution
 Develop rapid scale strategy, identify necessary systems and expertise to achieve rapid scale together with the CEO
 Ensure execution of strategy across all departments, and to avoid overlap in workstreams or inconsistencies, making sure strategies are coordinated and aligned across departments and setting
quarterly targets and KPIs
 Drive systems and processes that needs to be done to assure quality
 Communicate strategy and implementation plan throughout the company,
 Guide all change management as required and support, manage, and ensure success of each department head
 Seek the support of global functional managers and directors for support in team capacity builiding, problem solving and systems development

Team Building
 Support the CEO in adapting the companies organization chart to fit according company needs
 Grow the companies Rwanda staff by hiring along with the needs of the organization and recognizing when new roles need to be created
 Develop and mentor junior and senior staff to to make the Rwanda operation a success

Financial Management
 Being responsible for profit and loss in Rwanda: Minimize operational costs while ensuring maximization of customer satisfaction
 Closely work with the financial department to analyze actuals and budgets across various units
 Making sure of fiscal responsibility in all spending and budgets, prioritizing cost saving and cutting
 Closely work with the financial department to ensure payroll and taxes are completed on time

Partnership Management
 Represent the company and its organizational ethic to national and local government officials and agencies
 Closely work with partners to deliver excellent customer service, assure floor quality and coordinate execution of jointly developed plans
 Identify possible new partners and create and manage relationships with these new partners

 Exceptional people skills and managerial skills; avid team player with a coaching and mentoring approach
 Strong analytical skills, including Excel modelling and data analysis
 Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time, and keep track of a variety of workstreams
 Resourcefulness and critical thinking skills to quickly determine why something isn’t working and iterate quickly to try to solve it; creative problem solving
 Excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and outstanding work ethic
 Strong understanding of accounting, budget management, and financial management
 Passionate about international development and social enterprise
 Commitment to working in rural environments across Rwanda
 Fluency (or advanced business proficiency) in English and Kinyarwanda
 Hard working and gritty to push through challenges
 Flexible and adaptable to changing environments; thrives in a bootstrapped culture
 Maturity and poise under stress
 Optimistic attitude, sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity to learn new things, creative problem solver, humble and patient team-player with a sense of humor
 Strong technology skills (knowledge of Word, Excel, Salesforce, Google Docs, and Dropbox)
 10 years of work experience, with 5 years of management experience (experience with fast-growing ventures is a plus)
 B.A. in business, management, marketing, economics or a related field required; graduate degree (MBA, MPA/ID, MPA, MPH etc.) a plus, but not required

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.