Innovate to help us light Africa, one life at a time

Nena Sanderson
Nov 20, 2016 · 2 min read

Off Grid Electric is a growth-stage startup on a mission to light a million homes in Africa with clean, affordable solar energy.

The Business Development Associate will join a new team with a big mandate: Develop and hand over to operations complete new parts of the business that add enterprise value and are ready for steady-state implementation.

The role:

As a core member of a lean and strategic Business Development team, the Business Development Associate will help drive forward some of the company’s most important new initiatives, shape operating strategy, and forge important new partnerships in our mission to light Africa.

We’ll count on you to do the following:

Manage pipeline of business development projects and opportunities, including:

  • Tracking activities and progress through OGE’s CRM system
  • Preparing weekly progress updates and leading weekly coordination meetings

Support development of business development partnerships, including:

  • Researching target sectors and organizations
  • Preparing financial models
  • Preparing presentations to potential partners and company leadership
  • Coordinating deal execution (eg, MOUs and contracts)

Project manage execution of business development projects, including:

  • Developing pilot and implementation plans
  • Developing playbooks and training materials for operations teams
  • Working with other functions to launch pilots and make operational changes
  • Building KPIs and dashboards to track project implementation, success, and impact

Must-have experience:

  • University Degree
  • 2+ years work experience in consulting, finance, or other quantitatively rigorous position
  • High degree of comfort with excel analysis and preparing powerpoint presentation
  • Fluency in English

Nice-to-have experience:

  • Fluency in Swahili or French
  • Educational and/or work experience in sub-saharan Africa
  • Knowledge of SQL and/or statistical analysis an added bonus

Location:

Based in Arusha, Tanzania with possible travel within Africa

Reports to:

Director of Business Development

Let’s connect:

Send us info about yourself to nena@offgrid-electric.com. We’ll get the ball rolling from there!

The world is watching

ZOLA Electric

ZOLA Electric delivers clean, affordable, reliable solar + smart storage solutions — designed specifically for energy access in Africa 🌞⚡️We operate in Nigeria 🇳🇬 Tanzania 🇹🇿Rwanda 🇷🇼Ghana 🇬🇭Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮 Netherlands 🇳🇱 USA 🇺🇸

Nena Sanderson

Written by

ZOLA Electric

ZOLA Electric delivers clean, affordable, reliable solar + smart storage solutions — designed specifically for energy access in Africa 🌞⚡️We operate in Nigeria 🇳🇬 Tanzania 🇹🇿Rwanda 🇷🇼Ghana 🇬🇭Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮 Netherlands 🇳🇱 USA 🇺🇸

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade