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Project Manager

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

kigali, rwanda
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,800+ employees across East Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; and (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
KOKO Networks Rwanda has a strategic partnership with Vivo Energy Rwanda on local storage for bio ethanol fuel. KOKO and Vivo will together build new underground storage tanks across selected Engen Service Stations in Kigali in 2024.
As a Project Manager, you’ll be the main interface between KOKO and Vivo’s teams responsible for the project and selected contractors for execution, including but not limited to Supply Chain, HSE, Engineering, Projects and General Operations.

What You Will Do

  • Outline and ensure all necessary regulations and permits are in place from the parties involved
  • Act as the main point of contact between KOKO and the main contractor as well as other selected suppliers
  • Breakdown all phases of the construction lifecycle from initiation to completion into a project plan including but not limited to tank fabrication, transportation and delivery, civil works and commissioning
  • Maintain an active communication channel between Vivo and KOKO on detailed progress reports, issues and blockers that may arise and any support needed on a continuous basis until project is complete
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, electricians, and other professionals as and when required during the project
  • Ensure timely delivery of the project and adherence to set budget
  • Maintain customer satisfaction through professional conduct and engagements while ensuring an effective interface with other departments is maintained
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with respective Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures

What You Will Bring to KOKO

  • University degree in Engineering; Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or a related technical field
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar capacity managing medium to large projects. Previous experience in Oil and Gas projects will be an added advantage
  • Competency in planning, organization, time-management and budgeting
  • Problem-solving and data-driven decision making
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!