Closed job posting: Account Officers and Credit Officers

Come and join the Tugende Team!

If you would like to help Tugende’s mission of giving thousands of entrepreneurs the opportunity to own the tools they use to make a living, now is your chance. Please check out the roles and requirements below and apply by 23 May.

Ideal candidates excel at customer service and embody Tugende’s core values of: empathy, integrity, teamwork, having a solution-orientation approach and be committed to personal and professional growth and improvement.

Deadline: 23 May 2015.

How to apply: Email jobs@tugendedriven.com with your CV (or resume), cover letter, and academic transcript. Be sure to let us know why you want to join Tugende in this capacity and why you think you’re the perfect fit for the job! You will be applying to both positions at once. Continue reading

Closed job posting: Chief Operations Officer

Tugende is searching for a seasoned, strategic, and process minded leader with experience scaling a for-profit business in emerging economies. This key member of the business will be excited to dive into a fast-paced, challenging environment that transforms the lives of thousands motorcycle taxi drivers in Uganda.

The ideal candidate will be a socially minded professional excited to use skills from the corporate world to make a sustainable and financially viable social impact. The candidate will also embody Tugende’s core values of empathy, integrity, teamwork, having a solution-orientation approach and be committed to personal and professional growth and improvement.

Application Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis

How to apply: Please review the full Job Description here and send your CV and cover letter directly to the CEO (michael-AT-tugendedriven-DOT-com) and Cc jobs@tugendedriven.com with ‘COO Application‘ in the Subject. Be sure to let us know why you want to join Tugende in this capacity and why you think you’re the perfect fit for the job!

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Closed job posting: Talent Maximization Lead

Tugende is searching for an experienced human resources professional ready to dive into a challenging environment that transforms the lives of thousands motorcycle taxi drivers in Uganda. He or she will have a creative, entrepreneurial and resilient temperament, with the work background to hit the ground running and the desire to grow his or her own skills and knowledge alongside the success of teammates and the company as a whole.

The ideal candidate will be a socially minded professional excited to use skills from the corporate world to make a sustainable and financially viable social impact. Lastly, the candidate will embody Tugende’s core values of empathy, integrity, teamwork, having a solution-orientation approach and be committed to personal and professional growth and improvement.

Application Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis

How to apply: Please review the full Job Description here and send your CV and cover letter to jobs@tugendedriven.com) with ‘Talent Maximization Lead Application‘ in the Subject. Be sure to let us know why you want to join Tugende in this capacity and why you think you’re the perfect fit for the job!

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Closed job posting: Financial Controller

Tugende is searching for an experienced accounting professional ready to dive into a challenging environment that transforms the lives of thousands motorcycle taxi drivers in Uganda. He or she will have a creative, entrepreneurial and resilient temperament, with the work background to hit the ground running and the desire to grow his or her own skills and knowledge alongside the success of teammates and the company as a whole.

The ideal candidate will be a socially minded professional excited to use skills from the corporate world to make a sustainable and financially viable social impact. Lastly, the candidate will embody Tugende’s core values of empathy, integrity, teamwork, having a solution-orientation approach and be committed to personal and professional growth and improvement.

Application Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis

How to apply: Please review the full job description here and send your CV and cover letter directly to the Finance Manager of Tugende Limited, Matija Kamikovski (matija@tugendedriven.com) with ‘Financial Controller Application‘ in the Subject. Be sure to let us know why you want to join Tugende in this capacity and why you think you’re the perfect fit for the job!

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Looking for a great summer fellowship? Join Tugende in 2016!

 

Tugende is seeking 2-3 MBA/MPP fellows for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer of 2016 to help it refine its systems and plan for scale across Uganda and then the East African region. Tugende is looking for dynamic, driven students to play a major role and own their own projects.

In past summers we have had fellows from Yale, Columbia Business School, Chicago Booth School of Business, Colorado, North Carolina (UNC) and Simon Fraser.

Check out the video above, our website and social media pages, and of course the application itself to get a taste of life and opportunities to make a huge difference with Tugende.

Already convinced or know someone great? Here’s the application.

Deadline: March 6 (but we know some of you want to lock things up before then and applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply early!). Send your resume and cover letter to jobs AT tugendedriven.com. 

 

Need more convincing? Here’s what some of our past summer fellows had to say about their time at Tugende (click here and here to read more):

Some people sit at desks and stare at screens the entire summer. I on the other hand, spent the majority of my summer on the back of a motorcycle working for an awesome for-profit social enterprise called Tugende, based in Kampala, Uganda […]

I didn’t make $20k this summer or get a lucrative offer from a Fortune 500 company; to me though, what I did was much more valuable. I learned that I can thrive in a chaotic environment; that money isn’t nearly as important as we make it out to be; and that there are some really cool jobs out there where you can not only make a living, but also truly have a profound positive social impact. My summer at Tugnede has forever changed the course of my life.

– Jon Saunders, Columbia Business School ’14

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Customer Profile: Ssemanda Charles

Ssemanda, with his 5th Tugende boda boda on his stage

Ssemanda, with his 5th Tugende boda boda on his stage

Ssemanda is on the verge of paying off his fifth Tugende lease since he started driving a boda boda in 2013 . We recently chatted about what he’s done with the boda bodas that he’s come to own, what he’s achieved from the Tugende leases and what he’s up to now that he’s about to own his fifth motorcycle.

Why did you choose Tugende?

I am an electrician and still work as such when it is required of me. However, it did not pay enough, though, so I started driving boda bodas to supplement my income. I had saved up some money, but not enough to purchase a motorcycle. When I found out about Tugende I visited the offices and successfully received my first bike. Classes were so helpful, especially as I did not have much experience working as a boda rider.

What have you done with the motorcycles that you owned?

I lease out my boda bodas to others and I’ve earned more that enough to look after myself and the family, and I am proud of being of help to others in need. I am so grateful to Tugende for helping me to own my own motorcycles, which is why I keep returning. Ultimately, I am saving to start a side business for myself.

What are you up to now that you’re on your way to ownership again?

I am so happy and relieved. I will drive this one myself as I decide what to do next.

Customer Profile: Tamale Julius

Tamale Julius, boda boda owner and proprietor of Tamale Video Hall

Tamale Julius, boda boda owner and proprietor of Tamale Video Hall

Tamale Julius is one of Tugende’s many alumni. He started driving in 2011, and has since gained ownership of three motorcycles through Tugende. We recently talked to him about how he joined Tugende, what he thinks of the Tugende classes and what he plans to do now that he’s successfully paid off his third bike. Continue reading