Climate Pal Operations Coordinator Job in Kenya

Operations Coordinator

Nature of Business: Community Project
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent visits in Embu County

Company Background


Climate Pal, a leading company in Climate Change in Africa, specializes in designing, developing and implementing projects which fight climate change and that have strong social and environmental impact in Africa.

Position Summary

With full responsibility over the project and as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Operations Coordinator will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent visits to Embu County.

Operations Coordinator will be responsible and accountable for implementing a strategic and operational plan to grow the project in Kenya. She/he will coordinate teams locally consisting of District Coordinators and Field Officers, forming a team of up to 50 people in the area.

The focus of this position is on managing project implementation and growth, assuming a leader role in the organization, directing operations on the field while having responsibility over the team locally to assure distribution and follow-up of cookstoves in the area.

Key areas of activity:
  • Development of project uptake strategies, deploying the cookstoves throughout designated project areas;
  • Develop a highly effective distribution network;
  • People management: recruiting, directing and training members of his or her team;
  • Implement a strategic plan to deliver results aligned with Company and Division objectives
Responsibilities include:
  • Manage project growth with full responsibility on operations
  •  Develop and execute an optimal distribution strategy to meet household expectations in respect of support, facility location and product/stove offerings
  • Deploy a monitoring strategy for effective usage of the cookstove and to account for carbon emissions reduction
  • Develop a reporting strategy to ensure all produced stoves are sold and used
  • Train and coach the team and foster a strong team working environment
  • Client relationship building and maintenance
  • Managing communication and effective business dealings with distributors, stakeholders, and colleagues
Key Attributes Required:
  • Graduate (Business/Engineering/Management)
  • Project management skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Management experience (>5 years) – experience in development projects, management of businesses or NGOs in rural areas, exposure to start-up environments
  • Ability to develop an ideal working environment that fosters cooperation, mutual respect and staff motivation, experience in training and recruitment people
  • Ability to work and take decision independently
  • Knowledge of rural distribution channels and ability to apply the information to complex situations, conduct research/break new ground, and provide expert support for the team
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets and strategic plans and skilled in business plan development
  • Proven relational skills are requested
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili are requested
  • Proven motivation for socio-environmental projects
  • Previous experience in carbon related projects is a plus
National applicants from Kenya will be considered for this position

Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Salary + incentive: to be negotiated according to candidate’s experience
Closing date for receiving the applications is 24th July 2012.
Starting date: 1st August, 2012
Contact Details for further information: info@climatepal.com

Note: Climate Pal will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to interview. Please provide your CV, scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas when sending us your educational and career details to info@climatepal.com or hard copies to the CEO, Climate Pal Ltd, P.O Box 13004, 00100, Nairobi.


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