Province Operations Manager


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Who we are

At EarthEnable, we believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fives are the best way to start the day, and that the best ideas could 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. Being a part of our team means more than building floors: it means building an organization and building a better future for rural families.

What we do
EarthEnable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans 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 embedded energy. Earthen floors are already 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. In our first 3 years of operations, EarthEnable has installed over 40,000 square meters of flooring and employed over 200 Rwandese staff.


Company: EarthEnable Rwanda
Reports to: Global Director of Operations
Location: Nyamata, Rwanda, with significant travel throughout the country
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

About the Role
The Province Operations Manager will supervise operations in Eastern or Southern Province. He or she will work closely with the organization’s directors to ensure that our operations are efficient, our product is high quality, and we are able to scale quickly. The Province Operations Manager will spend roughly half of his or her time out in the field on worksites with EarthEnable masons, and the other half in the office working on strategy and system improvements. The
successful candidate will be willing to get his or her hands dirty and work closely with masons.
We are looking for a skilled and experienced project manager who is adept at detailed planning, a quick learner, and a self-starter. Specific responsibilities of this role include:

Team Leadership

  • Supervise the district operations team
  • Set ambitious but realistic goals and coach team members towards them
  • Mentor and build capacity of junior team members
  • Manage the recruitment and training of new members of the Operations Team within the province (office staff and masons)

Project Management

  • Support district operations team to plan construction work and rigorously document the work accomplished on a daily basis
  • Constantly seek efficiency improvements
  • Ensure quality control by setting up and monitoring systems and evaluations
  • Source materials needed for floors, including negotiating pricing for buying gravel and sand in bulk
  • Ensure that materials are available where they are needed and track stock movements
  • Work with operations management team to develop standard operating procedures for district operations
  • Lead district level quarterly and monthly planning and budgeting for operations activities

Product Development

  • With the other Province Operations Manager and the R&D Department, manage product development projects that experiment with new building techniques
  • Develop additional ideas for future product development and improvement, based on input from masons and customers

Job Requirements:

  • 4 years of work experience in project management, with at least 1 year in a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental, or Structural Engineering
  • Proven track record of successful people and project management
  • Eagerness to solve problems; doesn’t shy away from challenges
  • Excellent analytical skills; strong knowledge of MS Excel
  • Passionate about EarthEnable’s impact and committed to making a difference in the lives of rural Rwandans
  • Passionate about building the capacity of a young, energetic, passionate team
  • Flexible and adaptable; equally comfortable in a rural village building a floor and behind a desk developing training materials
  • Ability to work on and keep track of a variety of tasks at the same time
  • Experience with a social enterprise preferred
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English

How to Apply

Apply online using the "Apply for this job" button below. In your cover letter, please state what excites you most about this role, and what you think will be most challenging about it before the 30th November 2017.

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