Operations Director


Kampala, , UG

Dear friends and colleagues,

SPOUTS of Water is a rapidly growing, early-revenue-stage social enterprise that manufactures and distributes ceramic water filters in Uganda and in East Africa with a team of 40 employees. Please visit our website for more company information (www.spouts.org).

We have two top management positions – Operations Director (OD) and Sales & Marketing Director (SMD) – opening up mid 2017 and are looking for passionate and talented individuals to join and lead our growing team. Belowis shorted versions of job descriptions for OD and SMD. If you are an interested candidate with appropriate experiences, please emai[email protected] for the full JDs for the positions.

Position: Operations Director (OD)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Ideal start date: As early as March 2017

SPOUTS is looking to hire a talented individual for a management role in our growing team. The OD will oversee operations for our organization as we enter new markets, develop and maintain partnerships, and create a far-reaching organizational strategy that revolves around creating a sustainable, impact-driven enterprise. The OD will carry a lot of responsibility when it comes to create a seamless entity that carries out its manufacturing and marketing and sales operations while helping to increase access to those who need it most.

Our ideal candidate will have experiences in leading organizations and managing talent, driving partnerships, and working in emerging countries. This role is for those who see a long-term presence in Uganda and are ready to commit to a minimum of 2 years with SPOUTS.


  • Background in operations and growth in emerging markets 
  • Experience in managing and leading teams of at least 30 people 
  • Previous success in building management teams, setting and reaching growth targets 
  • History of managing projects in developing countries with experiences in at private sector or large NGO sector 
  • Strong financial management and accounting knowledge (Quickbooks familiarity preferred) 
  • Experience in funding rounds a plus