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  • Posted: Aug 14, 2019
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    PEG Africa (also known as PEG) is a for profit, asset financing solar power company operating in West Africa. The company provides loans for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar power home systems to households that do not have access to an electrical grid.[4] The loans are repaid by customers in small increments, using mobile payment.


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    Senior Technical Project Manager

    The Position: 

    Are you excited working for a startup that is a social enterprise creating impact on local communities?

    We’re looking for a Group Technical Project Manager to help develop our own CRM system among leading other projects. 

    What tasks will you be in charge of? 

    • Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.
    • Develop comprehensive project plans that merge customer requirements with company goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.
    • Monitor project progress continuously and make detailed scheduled reports on measurable items, such as milestones and deliverables.
    • Communicate proactively with all involved personnel to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.

    What characteristics are we looking for in our Project Manager?

    • You have a good business understanding and can visualize the relevant analysis requirements
    • You feel comfortable in a fast, dynamic and constantly changing environment
    • You are a self-starter and also like to work closely with engineers, UI / UX, designers and product people
    • You speak the language of data engineering and are able to communicate in tech vocabulary with the more technical people from the development teams

    What do we expect?

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
    • Extensive leadership experience and strong teaming abilities
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Minimum five years management experience in the Project Management in IT field, including development work and interactions with customers
    • Structured and solution-oriented working style to drive projects efficiently

    Desirable: 

    • Proficiency with at least one web development languages, such as Ruby or Python
    • PMP (Project Management Professional) certifications

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Leading and overseeing big cross departmental and country projects
    • Report to Group Services Director and manage a team of software developers
    • Managing group projects and initiatives while working with developers, external vendors and analysts
    • Manage stakeholders across 4 or more countries
    • Initiate potential new projects and guard progress of existing projects

    PEG is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.

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    Senior Data Analyst

    The Position

    Are you excited working for a startup that is a social enterprise creating Impact on local communities?

    We’re looking for a Senior Data Analyst to help drive informed business decisions through data.

    What characteristics are we looking for in our Senior Data Analyst?

    • You act as a sparring partner to our Business Leaders regarding the use of data in order to make informed business decisions.
    • You build narratives around report processes and funnels using data that you collect and analyse.
    • You understand, create, maintain and own relevant business KPIs.
    • You find and filter relevant information from our data warehouse (In this case our database).
    • You help focusing from complex inputs to simple outputs.
    • You have a good business understanding and can visualize the relevant analysis requirements
    • You raise questions and prepare your answers using statistical methods
    • You are an advocate of using data to make better decisions
    • You are a self-starter but you also like to work closely with engineers, UI / UX, designers and product people

    What do we expect?

    • University degree in International Business, Information Systems, Business Informatics, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering or similar
    • 5+ years experience doing quantitative analysis preferably for a Fintech company
    • Strong analytical skills and mindset regarding funnels, cohorts, marketing and business KPIs
    • Advanced know-how in creating SQL queries
    • Practical handling of at least one programming language, preferably Python
    • Excellent proficiency in Excel
    • Experience with BI tools such as PowerBI or Tableau
    • Structured and solution-oriented working style to drive projects efficiently
    • You feel comfortable in a fast, dynamic and constantly changing environment – you improve processes and you make things happen at the same time.

    Responsibilities Include

    • Managing daily, weekly, and monthly reporting,
    • Performing routine and ad-hoc analysis of business information, aimed to help in decision making, sport market opportunities, and identify trends and patterns, and
    • Participating in development/developing new data-related products/services;
    • Helping employees to learn new analytics skills; 

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    Group Logistics Director

    The role requires an appreciation of the solar distribution business model and standard practices of productive stakeholder management across the value chain (including suppliers, local government authorities across PEG markets, and internal business stakeholders). This individual requires an understanding of supply chain and import procedures, accounting and finance, negotiation and contract development as levers of improving efficiency.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in logistics process for the development of new products, inventory maintenance, manufacturing, shipment and delivery, and returns on products.
    • Keep detailed records, generate reports, and develop presentations to help management understand the logistics perspective.
    • Build relationships within the company and with external parties, such as suppliers and government agencies.
    • Read and comprehend legal documents such as contracts or import/export agreements
    • Keep abreast of legal and regulatory requirements with regards to shipping, clearance and duties across all PEG Africa markets.
    • Maintain the Operations budget across all PEG Africa markets
    • Collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds in order to identify problems and find solutions.

    Successful candidate must have (or be able to):

    • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration. Professional certification in CIPS (UK), CIMA (UK), PRINCE2 or demonstrable experience in these areas would be a differentiator.
    • Specific experience in Supply Chain and/or Operations departments required
    • Experience in board-level negotiations and engagements with a strong commercial acumen.
    • Excellent communication skills and the desire to build lasting relationships with people all over the world.
    • Understanding of principles of accounting and finance.
    • Credible track record of managing and developing diverse and sparsely located teams.
    • Both English and French skills are required.

    PEG is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.

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    Senior Data Engineer

    The Position 

    The Senior Data Engineer will be responsible for overseeing junior data engineering activities and aiding in building the business’ data collection systems and processing pipelines. As the Senior Data Engineer you will be responsible for building and maintaining optimized and highly available data pipelines that facilitate deeper analysis and reporting by the Data and Analytics department.

    You will help in building data processing frameworks that handle the business’s growing database. In this role you will work with other Data and Analytics teams from the business in leveraging data with reporting and scientific tools, for example, Python,Tableau, R, and Spark. As the Senior Data Engineer you are expected to strive towards continuously developing new and improved data engineering capabilities. 

    Responsibilities

    Management and Strategy:

    • This involves overseeing activities of the junior data engineering teams, ensuring proper execution of their duties and alignment with business vision and objectives.
    • Providing senior-level contribution to a team that is responsible for the design, deployment, and maintenance of the business’s data platforms.

    Collaboration and Support:

    • The Senior Data Engineer will work with data analysts, data warehousing engineers, and data scientists in finding and applying best practices within the Data and Analytics department as well as defining the business’s data requirements, which will ensure that the collected data is of a high quality and optimal for use across the department and the business at large.
    • The Senior Data Engineer is expected to  participate in designing and providing insights and guidance on database technology and data modeling best practices.

    Analytics:

    • In your capacity as the Senior Data Engineer you are expected to know how to retrieve and analyze data through the use of SQL, Excel, among other data management systems.
    • You will also build data loading services for the purpose of importing data from numerous disparate data sources, inclusive of APIs, logs, relational, and non-relational databases.
    • Develop and manage scalable data processing platforms that are used for exploratory data analysis and real-time analytics.
    • Oversee, design, and develop algorithms for real-time data processing within the business and to create the frameworks that enable quick and efficient data acquisition.

    Knowledge and Opportunity:

    • The Senior Data Engineer is tasked with the responsibility of contributing to the continual improvement of the business’s data platforms through his observations and well-researched knowledge.
    • He keeps track of industry best practices and trends and through his acquired knowledge, takes advantage of process and system improvement opportunities. 

    Required Qualifications for the Senior Data Engineer

    Education:

    • The Senior Data Engineer must have a bachelor’s degree (masters’ preferred) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or any other technology related field.
    • An equivalent of this educational requirement in working experience is also acceptable, the experience should be at least 5 years.

    Experience:

    • A candidate for this position must have had at least 5 years of working experience working in a data engineering department, preferably as a Data Engineer in a fast-paced environment and complex business setting.
    • The candidate must have a demonstrated experience in building and maintaining reliable and scalable ETL on big data platforms as well as experience working with varied forms of data infrastructure inclusive of relational databases such as SQL, Hadoop, Spark and column-oriented databases such as Redshift, MySQL, and Vertica.
    • The candidate must also have had experience in data warehousing inclusive of dimensional modeling concepts and demonstrate proficiency in scripting languages, for example, Python, Perl, and so forth.
    • A suitable candidate will also demonstrate machine learning experience and experience with big data infrastructure inclusive of MapReduce, Hive, HDFS, YARN, HBase, Oozie, etc.
    • The candidate will additionally demonstrate substantial experience and a deep knowledge of data mining techniques, relational, and non-relational databases.

    Communication Skills:

    • Communication Skills for the Senior Data Engineer are just as important as they are for the Data Engineer, both in verbal and written form.
    • The Senior Data Engineer oversees and manages junior data engineering teams and to ensure effective management, he must be capable of conveying information and instructions clearly down the line to the junior team.
    • As a Senior Data Engineer you will also be required to draft reports and prepare presentations for senior Business Leadership Teams.
    • These reports and presentation must be clear, concise, unambiguous, engaging and convincing, which will demand exceptional communication skills on the Senior Data Engineer’s part.

    Ms Office/Software:

    • The Senior Data Engineer must further have exceptional skills in SQL server reporting services, analysis services, Tableau, Salesforce, integration services, or any other data visualization tools.

    Technological Savvy/Analytical Skills:

    • The candidate is expected to have strong knowledge in Linux, OS tools, and file-system level troubleshooting.
    • The candidate must have substantial experience working with big data infrastructure tools such as Python, SQS, and Redshift. A suitable candidate will also be proficient Scala, Spark, Spark Streaming, AWS, and EMR.

    Interpersonal Skills:

    • The Senior Data Engineer must have certain preferable personal attributes that will make him that much more suited for the position.
    • The Senior Data Engineer will be a result-driven individual, be passionate and a self-starter, be proactive requiring minimal supervision, be highly organized, have an ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines, be a creative and strategic thinker, work comfortably work in a collaborative setting, work comfortably with senior departmental leadership, and demonstrate an ability to remain calm during times of uncertainty and stress, inspiring the same in his team.

    People Skills:

    • The candidate must be a people person who is able to form strong, meaningful, and lasting connections with others, enabling smooth and continued collaborative relationships, earning him the trust of his juniors who will readily follow in his directives, and gaining the confidence of senior data science leadership.

    PEG is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.

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