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Mar 25, 2017

Komaza Database Manager Job in Kilifi, Kenya

Database Manager

Business Intelligence 

Kilifi, Kenya

Who we are

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small farmers to serve booming wood markets.

With roots in San Francisco and headquarters in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2 million trees with more than 6,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter.

By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. 

We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About the team

Data plays a critical role at Komaza - by putting a smartphone in the hand of every single Field Extension agent, we are able to collect and analyze real-time information on all aspects of our value chain from Planting to Sales. 

Working in close collaboration with the Technology Development team (who create custom software to collect and store this data) Business Intelligence is the central nervous system of information at Komaza, and is tasked with designing new visualization tools, dashboards and human systems for leveraging data in our day-to-day operations. 

A core focus of the department is defining and managing the seams between our diverse data systems. 

Business Intelligence also runs our internal data science center, and is constantly asking and answering the question: how can we push the limits of using data and analysis to deliver better, faster, more effective service to our farmers and customers?

About this role

As Komaza’s Database Manager, you will be the leader of our Farmer database, currently spanning over 10,000 farmers. 

This is an exciting moment of reinvention for the company - as we prepare to expand rapidly into new regions, we need to build rigorous scalable, data systems for tracking our operations across every farmer we plant with. 

In addition to optimizing our current Salesforce database and educating the entire team from directors to data admins on best-practices, you will participate in the design of a new custom data platform for storing, visualizing and monitoring all demographic, operational and mapping data of our farms. 

We are seeking a technical expert, who thrives at connecting data and business objectives.

What You Will Do
  • Research and implement best practices for increasing the productivity of our Salesforce data systems
  • Develop training guides & tools on database usage and implement trainings for all incoming data entry and appropriate director/manager staff
  • Rapidly design and run reports on the state of our core business in support of operational activities and significant upcoming financing from private investors
  • Work closely with our operational directors to create modules and data services to each department
  • Continuously improve our data validation, storage, and reporting activities across the company
What You Should Have
  • Bachelor's degree in related field with superior academic performance
  • 2-5 years experience managing a Salesforce or SQL database, including best practices for data entry & validation in low bandwidth environments
  • Experience with visualisation tools and data report development, including building dashboards in Tableau, PowerBI, or (especially) Salesforce
  • Experience developing technical training guides, including writing manuals and recording screencasts
  • Experience training staff from senior to junior level on technical tools
  • Familiarity with a variety of databases: MySQL, MongoDB, & Salesforce
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.
You’re also
  • High energy and enthusiasm; Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
  • Comfort working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing), but at the same time has global reach and ambitious international expansion plans.
  • Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
  • A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems
What we expect

You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2+ years. 

This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. 

The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

CLICK HERE to apply online

Application deadline is the 16th April 2017

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