Nguru - Program Management - Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

Judy Nguru

Kampala, Central Region, Uganda


Program Management

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Business Program Manager


From January 2012

Business Program Manager


August 2012 - August 2012

A results oriented self starter with good business development skills and an eye for partnerships that create superior value for all stakeholders. Possess a very good understanding of the Ugandan SMB landscape, the actors, the dynamics and the opportunities. Able to conceptualize and articulate solutions offerings for this sector including go-to-market strategies for the same.

Retail Manager

Fresh Cuts (U) Ltd

January 2011 - January 2012

Retail Manager

Fresh Cuts (U) Ltd.

December 2011 - August 2012

• Manage and motivate a team of 70 employees to increase sales and ensure efficiency.
• Manage stock levels and make key decisions about stock control.
• Analyze sales figures and forecast future sales volumes to maximize profits.
• Analyze and interpret trends to facilitate planning.
• Use information technology to record sales figures, for data analysis and forward planning.
• Deal with staffing issues such as interviewing potential staff, conducting appraisals and performance reviews, as well as, providing or organizing training and development.
• Ensure standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met.
• Resolve health and safety, and security issues.
• Respond to customer complaints and comments.
• Promote the organization locally by liaising with local businesses, newspapers and the community in general.
• Organizing special promotions, displays, events and product launches.
• Update colleagues on business performance, new initiatives and other pertinent issues.
• Maintain awareness of market trends in the retail industry, understanding forthcoming customer initiatives and monitoring what local competitors are doing.
• Initiate changes to improve the business, such as, revising product mix to ensure the store can compete effectively in the local market.
Prospect and oversee location and site set ups of new franchises.

Program Manager

Stateside Insurance Agency

January 2010 - January 2011

Project Manager/Owner

Stateside Insurance Agency

December 2010 - December 2011

- Handle all aspects of human resource management for the company, including but not limited to hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, working with employees' supervisors and applying employee policies and benefits in accordance to the law.
- Interact with other personnel and organizations, such as MFIs, NGOs and research sponsors on matters affecting Stateside.
Responsible for grants and contracts management including negotiating terms of agreement; monitor progress on agreements made and maintains relationship with key partners.
- Assist in the development of long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for Stateside. Establish plans to achieve goals.
- Work closely with supervisors and subordinates to ensure they are provided with appropriate support systems and responsive, quality service.

Executive Assistant to Vice President

Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc.

July 2009 - November 2010

Executive Assistant/Management Associate

Wilco Electronic Systems, Ltd.

July 2009 - November 2010

-Worked with Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of this minority owned private cable company in redesigning the organizational structure.
-Played a key role in preparing a $40 million federal grant proposal to the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) to provide broadband technology to the underserved population of the city of Philadelphia.
-Researched and analyzed competitor data and drafted presentations for the Executive Management Team.
Implemented new organizational policies and procedures and contracted services that facilitated the organization's development.
-Compiled performance data for various departments and prepared statistical reports for the CFO.
-Conducted interviews and reference checks of potential candidates for employment.

Human Resources Intern

United Nations

June 2008 - September 2008

Human Resources Intern

United Nations Headquarters

June 2008 - September 2008

Worked on an exclusive project with the Internal Justice Council, a propos the appointment of judges to the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) and United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT).
Served as an interpreter and translator of documents for the staffing and recruiting department.
Participated in training programs and attended conferences conducted by various international leaders and executive team members to discuss global economic, political and social adversities.
Conducted reference checks on present and future employees

Administrative Assistant to Analysts

Raymond James Financial

September 2007 - May 2008

Marketing Executive

Continental Designs

January 2007 - September 2007

Administrative Assistant

Raymond James Financial Inc.

September 2007 - May 2008

-Handled administrative functions for the analysts of the Equity Research Department.
-Assisted in preparing presentations and compiling research data.
Researched prospective products as future investments for the organization.
-Submitted expense reports and filed SEC, 10K's and Annual reports of the analysts' covered companies.

Administrative Assistant

Plant Services

May 2003 - May 2004

Qualifications & Certifications


La Salle University - School of Business Administration

La Salle University

Advanced Studies

Schiller International University

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

American University of Paris

American University of Paris


Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University

Walworth Barbour American Intl. School

Maxwell Adventist Academy

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