Clean Team Ghana Nominated for GUBA Awards 2013.

 

Clean Team Ghana

Clean Team Ghana

Clean Team Ghana is announced as one of the finalists in the Business and Enterprise (Sustainable Business Award) category, of the 4th annual Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards 2013. GUBA unveiled all nominees at its press launch at the House of Commons, 5th September, presided by MP Diane Abbott.

GUBA is a non-profit awards event, which celebrates exceptional achievement, talent and ability in the British Ghanaian community and, also, of valuable services provided to Ghanaians in the UK or Ghana. As well as proudly celebrating its rich culture and traditions, GUBA also provides a platform that showcases successes from within the Ghanaian Diaspora across the fields of business and commerce, health, sport and entertainment.

GUBA 2013 nominees include scene stealers like music artists Tinchy Stryder and Sway and Kanya King, the founder and CEO of Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards.

Andy Narracott, CEO of Clean Team Ghana said “We are very excited that our work has been recognised and for being nominated alongside such inspiring companies. Our aim is to offer a convenient and affordable sanitation solution to the urban poor. Our customers received a branded, portable toilet when they sign up to a monthly payment plan. Our staff collect the waste on average 3 times a week and dispose of it safely, where it can be converted into valuable resources such as fertilizer and energy. We recognise that safe and adequate sanitation is vital to a healthy society but also believe people should be given the opportunity to improve their own lives as customers, rather than as the beneficiaries of charity”.

“Starting from a small pilot of 20 families in 2011, we are currently serving over 400 families in Kumasi, Ghana, with the aim of serving over 10,000 by 2015. We have been able to achieve this with the help of our generous funders and our dedicated and committed staff who work hard to deliver an unrivalled service. We are also set on redefining the social stigma of the night soil collector. Our resource collectors exemplify that Clean Team services can be an honourable job and a service to one’s community.”

“We draw our greatest motivation from the joy and the satisfaction of the various families we serve. Our service focuses on helping people to provide for their loved ones, not simply themselves. We believe that with a safe, accessible, reliable and affordable sanitation, life is better. Our mission is to make sanitation easy and affordable, helping the millions of people across the world without a safe and dignified place to go.”

Visit here for some photos on Clean Team http://www.flickr.com/photos/cleanteamghana/sets/72157635917184046/

To vote for Clean Team Ghana, please visit http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/sustainable-business/

For Further Information

For more information about Clean Team, please visit www.cleanteamtoilets.com or email Andy Narracott on info@cleanteamtoilets.com. For more information about the event please contact George Ameyaw george@gubaawards.co.uk +44 (0)7956 945360. For a description of all of GUBA 2013 nominees please visit www.gubaawards.co.uk/voting. For tickets to the awards ceremony please visit www.gubaawards.co.uk/tickets

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JOB OFFER: Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

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Terms of Reference

Position title: Chief Commercial Officer – Clean Team
Duty station: Kumasi, Ghana
Reports to: WSUP Enterprises Manager
Direct reports: General Manager, Staff

Introductions
Clean Team is a social business that makes sanitation profitable and makes acquiring a household 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 2-3 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 wide scale replication in developing and emerging markets. Visit www.cleanteamtoilets.com for more info.

In partnership with Unilever, we’re growing the business from 350 toilets to date to reach 1,000 by the end of the year. Next year we will use private finance to expand to 10,000 households in Kumasi alone. 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 consulting position based in Kumasi, Ghana. 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.

Scope of Services:

Accountable for developing and implementing a growth strategy to reach 10,000 customers by 2014, 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.
  • Designing and implementing 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.
  • Improve and standardise ‘central processing site’ 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.

Competencies:

  • Successful experience of integrating sensitively within an existing local management team.
  • Has extensive experience in growing and evolving small businesses with external investment.
  • Has excellent experience in designing and implementing new employee training schemes and learning and development schemes for existing 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.

Working conditions:

  • Based at head office in central Kumasi with considerable amount of time in the field with staff
  • Fast-paced, frugal start-up, fun working culture, hugely talented local staff

Budget:

Please specify expected day rate in cover letter. In addition to the day rate, WSUP will cover costs of flights, inoculations and visas only.

Submission of Proposal

Consultants shall outline their experience, approach, and work plan in their proposal and include an appropriate day rate plus expenses mentioned above. Proposals shall be submitted to Andy Narracott, (enterprises@wsup.com) by 09:00 (BST) on 26th August 2013.