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Startup & High Growth

Social Impact

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  • Accra , Ghana

PEGAfrica - Group Director of Data and Technology Movemeback African opportunity cover image

Description

PEG Africa is the leading pay-as-you-go asset financing company serving off-grid households in West Africa. PEG work at the intersection of the most exciting trends in Africa - solar, digital finance and machine-to-machine technology. Serving tens of thousands of customers in West Africa, PEG is the largest off-grid solar company in the region, providing solar home systems on credit to households. Through their unique ‘pay-as-you-go’ financing approach, PEG enable customers to replace their perpetual spending on poor-quality polluting fuels, and make the transition to cleaner energy much more affordable. PEG's business model allows them to profitably deploy financing to some of the poorest people on the planet, since the majority of PEG’s customers have no assets, no stable job and no credit history. To date, PEG has raised over $50 million and has over 450 full time staff across Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal. PEGAfrica are seeking a data expert with strategic and management experience to join their team. 

 

As the new Group Director of Data & Technology, you will lead the development of long and short term strategy, as well as the development of PEG's own Data Warehouse. You will support and build technical solutions and ongoing big data projects whilst overseeing the Data Engineering Manager -  who is responsible for leading the Data Engineering Team. If you are excited about working for a startup that is a social enterprise creating impact in local communities, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

 

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

These include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Mentor and Coach Technical Management Team
  • Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage
  • Help departments use technology profitably
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Monitor KPIs and Technological budgets to assess performance
  • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
  • Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors

Criteria

Qualifications & Experience:

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • At least 10 years management and strategic experience in this field
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy (Eg. Awareness of Cloud Environments, Data Engineering, Data Warehouse and Analytics, ERP Systems, API Integrations)
  • Startup Fintech Experience would be a bonus
  • Leadership and organisational abilities, Strategic thinking, Problem-solving attitude
  • Exceptional people and project management skills, and ability to plan work and delegate accordingly
  • Ability to explain ‘data’ language to non data people and a great business understanding.
  • You have experience of leading data science/engineering/development teams across geographies and have demonstrated strong business understanding and problem-solving skills
     

Characteristics:

  • You have experience developing long-term strategy and vision for a data team, and nail its execution
  • You have a natural talent for innovation and mentorship, building and leading a high-performing team
  • You work well with virtual teams and adapt quickly to a changing work environment
  • You are able to prioritise effectively by understanding the needs of different business partners, investors and senior management team
  • You act as a partner to Business Leaders with regards the use of data, in order to make informed business decisions
  • You have a good business understanding and can visualise the relevant analysis requirements

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work at the intersection of the most exciting trends in Africa - solar, digital finance and machine-to-machine technology
  • Opportunity to work with a varied team of passionate, smart individuals, and a management team with experience of building a company and selling it to a private equity firm

About PEGAfrica

Headquartered in Accra, Ghana, PEG is the largest off-grid solar company in West Africa, providing solar home systems on credit to households. Using a unique financing approach, called ‘pay-as-you-go’ financing, PEG enable customers to replace their perpetual spending on poor-quality polluting fuels, such as kerosene, with solar energy that quickly becomes an asset the customer owns.


PEG work at the intersection of the most exciting trends in Africa - solar, digital finance, machine-to-machine technology - and are backed by venture capital and private equity, including a Fortune 500 company. PEG’s management team has started several companies in Ghana, and their last company was acquired by a private equity firm in New York City.


PEG benefits from partnerships with the four largest mobile network operators in Ghana (MTN, Vodafone, Airtel, and Tigo), and the two largest in Ivory Coast (Orange and MTN). To date PEG has raised more than $25 million, with investors including IP Conseil, Engie Rassembleurs d’Energies, Energy Access Ventures, Blue Haven Initiative, and Persistent Energy Capital. PEG has also won numerous awards, including the prestigious 2017 Ashden International Award for excellence in sustainable energy, and has been named as one of the “fastest growing companies in Africa” by the London Stock Exchange. PEG has 350 full time staff across Ghana and Ivory Coast, a large network of sales people, and serves tens of thousands of customers. PEG is positioned to expand across West Africa in the coming years.