Job Summary

As a Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge winner, d.light has developed a project aimed at incentivizing customers to dispose of End of Life (EoL) and Out of Warranty (OOW) solar products.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

Background and Opportunity Description:
Off-grid solar technologies provide life-changing access to modern energy services for people and communities currently living without electricity.E-waste generated by the off-grid solar sector represents less than 0.1% of global e-waste streams, but investment now will ensure the industry’s growth is sustainable over the long term and further enhance the sector’s reputation as a leader in environmental responsibility.
As a Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge winner, d.light has developed a project aimed at incentivizing customers to dispose of End of Life (EoL) and Out of Warranty (OOW) solar products. 
Through a targeted consumer awareness campaign, the project will encourage customers to buy new solar products at a discounted rate, when the old products cannot be repaired, thus preventing a return to the use of oil lamps and candles.

Working with / reporting to:
  • Quality Assurance Manager and Strategic Partnerships Manager

Core Activities:
  1. Train staff and agents on the purpose of the project and the means of achieving the goals
  2. Monitoring of project progress across North-Rift and South-Rift regions, and continuous re-design and deployment of additional techniques to ensure that goals are achieved
  3. Coordinating with the Marketing Team to design marketing materials to increase awareness about the project
  4. Design, procurement and placement of collection bins
  5. Design and implementation of data collection system at point of collection
  6. Management of solar waste collection and reverse logistics
  7. Creation and management of database to categorize all types of solar waste
  8. Coordination with local and head-office staff
  9. Budget management
  10. Organization and management of site visits from donors
  11. Project report writing

All candidates must have:
  • Project management experience
  • Clear examples of working in technical environments (preferably electrical or electronic experience). Ability to categorize the components in a solar system
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent people skills
  • Skills in building consensus across functions and cultures
  • Experience building and managing databases
  • Training/capacity building experience (for people with limited education)
  • Creative experience, working on marketing campaigns (particularly for low-income households)
  • Native-level fluency in English
  • Excellent writing skills

Great candidates will:
  • Have excellent spoken Swahili
  • Show uncommon intuition and an affinity for technology
  • Feel passionate about the natural environment, and understand the need for action
  • Naturally seek to add structure and organization within loosely-defined contexts
  • Love working with cross-functional teams and managing projects from idea inception to full execution
  • Demonstrate a purpose-driven career

  1. Competitive stipend for 6 months
  2. Potential full time role post internship, dependent on performance and project success

Qualified females are highly encouraged to apply.

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