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Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Project Manager – Database Development

About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

The company was founded in 2011 by former executives behind M-PESA (the world's leading mobile payment platform) on the belief that mobile technology could revolutionize energy services in emerging markets the same way it has already revolutionized the delivery of communications and financial services.
 

In under 2 years since commercial launch (Oct 2012), M-KOPA has connected over 100,000 homes in East Africa to solar power. As of Q4 2014 the company is adding over 10,000 new homes each month and employs nearly 500 full time staff with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the UK and Hong Kong. 

M-KOPA works in partnership with leading mobile network operators including Safaricom in Kenya, and is busy developing additional pay-as-you-go products and services. The company has also begun licensing its technology to partners in markets outside East Africa.

In 2013 M-KOPA was given the Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award by the Financial Times and IFC, and in 2014 was selected by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as the world's top New Energy Pioneer. The company's innovative business model has been profiled in leading global media including The Economist, the BBC, Bloomberg, the Financial Times and Wired.

Position Title:
 Project Manager – Database Development
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Position Start: ASAP
 
Contract: 1 Year
 
Overall Purpose: Primary ongoing responsibility is for management of projects. Focuses on meeting project commitments, including communications with users, stakeholders etc.
 
As assigned, lead or assist in the planning, implementation and introduction of projects for new systems, improvements and other technologies.

Education:
  • Undergraduate degree in IT, Computer Science or any other relevant degree from a recognized university
  • MCSE certification: Business Intelligence is an added advantage
  • Certificate in Project Management is an added advantage
Experience:
  • At least 3 years’ experience in performing in a similar role (inclusive of Project Management)
  • Experience in SQL Server T-SQL database development (data modeling, stored procedures, functions and query optimization)
  • Experience in SSIS and ETL development
  • Ability to create complex, high performance stored procedures and views in SQL Server
  • Ability to translate complex business requirements into technical solutions
  • Working knowledge in data modeling
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work closely with M-KOPA staff to determine needs and assist with systems requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to successfully complete tasks with limited supervision
Remuneration: Competitive package covering a monthly salary and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply
: To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject AS ONLY “PMDD1214”


Only candidates who can demonstrate sufficient competence will be shortlisted and contacted

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