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WSUP Enterprises

WSUP Enterprises

WSUP Enterprises

WSUP Enterprises creates business solutions to the urban water and sanitation crisis. We are a team of dedicated, committed professionals working hard to deliver improved water and sanitation servi...


Kumasi, Ghana

7 Aug 2013

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Compensation details:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Employer tags:
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
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Business Development Director

Come and join this fast-paced, frugal start-up, fun working culture, hugely talented local staff and help many Ghanians live better.

Kumasi, Ghana

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Job Type:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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About Kumasi 

Kumasi has a long and colourful history being the proud capital of the Ashanti Kingdom, steeped in history and tradition; it is the second city to Accra in Ghana and has always rivalled it for commercial leadership. 

As such it welcomes international business and entrepreuneurial opportunities and offers a quality of life which reflects this with its range of ethnically diverse restaurants, schools and cultural groupings.  

Work ethic and family values remain important to the people of Kumasi resulting in an ideal framework within which businesses can be founded and developed.

About us

Clean Team is a social business that makes sanitation profitable and makes acquiring a toilet easy. We’ve started in the low income areas of Kumasi, Ghana, where we supply households with an attractive branded portable toilet and collect the waste 2-4 times per week. 

Once at our central site, we are able to convert the waste into energy and organic fertiliser. We are making a significant contribution to the global sanitation crisis by pioneering a new form of household sanitation with potential for widescale replication in developing and emerging markets.

In partnership with Unilever, we’re growing the business from 400 toilets as at August 2013 to reach 1,000 by the end of the year. Next year we will use investment capital to expand to nearly 10,000 households in Kumasi alone. 

The Role

We are seeking an experienced manager
to develop and implement our growth plan, developing the four key areas of the business: marketing, operations, human resources and finance.

This is an 18-24 month position based in Kumasi, Ghana. Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region, home to a proud culture with a strong sense of community and professional attitude to doing business.

The company has great systems and structures already in place, and a dynamic culture of individual performance, team work, health & safety, and customer service never seen before in the region. We have an incredible team of hardworking young professionals who want to learn and be the best they can be.We're on the cusp of something big: sanitation is one of the most intractable problems in the world, with 2.6bn people worldwide without adequate facilities.

Our model has been identified as one that could be scaled throughout Africa and beyond. This would place the right person at the forefront of the social entrepreneurship sector in Africa.Below is the type of person we are looking for. Not only will he/she bring a wealth of skills and experience to guide our hugely talented staff, but he/she will buy into the vision that Clean Team will make a significant, meaningful impact to global poverty. If you’re excited about this opportunity, then please apply.

General Accountability

Accountable for developing and implementing a growth strategy to reach 10,000 customers by early 2015, ensuring that each department - marketing, operations, human resources and finance – develops its capacity, works together effectively and grows in a well-planned and coherent manner.

Key Activities:

  • Appraise the current health of the business and develop a growth plan to reach 10,000 customers in Kumasi, Ghana by early 2015. 
  • Develop the capacity of each division – marketing, operations, human resources and finance – to deliver the growth plan, ensuring that robust systems and processes are in place and staff are adequately trained. 
  • Design and implement a ‘Clean Team Academy’ that ensures new recruits are quickly up to speed in their respective job function and the existing team continuously improves.
  • Develop a repeatable model of ‘central processing sites’ around the city to support Clean Team’s growth, improving and standardising the site’s design and operations.
  • Effectively plan and manage an annual R&D budget, identifying and managing new projects that help to improve the overall business model in the short term.
  • Provide general support and guidance to existing management, who are responsible for running the current business, such that it is in a good shape to grow.
  • Coordinate expert inputs from WSUP and non-WSUP visitors, ensuring the interests of the business are protected at all times.
  • Oversee external communications to make Clean Team a known entity within the social enterprise sector.


  • Successful experience of integrating sensitively within an existing local management team.
  • Has experience in scaling and developing small businesses using investment capital.
  • Has experience in designing and implementing new employee training schemes and learning and development schemes for current staff. 
  • Collects, analyses and evaluates data to make fact-based decisions. 
  • Can think creatively and strategically at a high level whilst thinking through the details.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with human-centred design is beneficial.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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