SolarAid Schools Campaign Project Officer Job in Kenya

Project Officer –Schools Campaign-Contract Basis

SolarAid is a charity, tackling two of mankind’s the greatest hurdles – global warming and poverty – by harnessing our greatest resource, the Sun.

Over the next decade the focus of our mission is to banish the kerosene lamp from Africa (our big hairy audacious goal). 
Kerosene fuel is brutally expensive, dangerous and extremely bad for your health (and for the planet). 
Solar provides a safe and better alternative to lighting which enables families to use the money they save for whatever they wish.

We have always believed in business based solutions and to that end we wholly own a company, SunnyMoney that sells solar lights to communities in Africa. 
This approach ensures we treat people as customers, listening carefully to their needs, and also ensures sustainability of the work we do, engaging local traders to stock and repair solar products. We also install solar power on schools, clinics and community centres.

Our aim is for SunnyMoney to become profitable in the future.

We have had some exciting developments with sales of solar lights rocketing this year and strong evidence of the impact solar lighting has on increasing the performance of schools

This position reports to Project Manager-Facilities

Responsibilities:
  • Manage Sales and Marketing activities in potential key facilities.
  • Drive achievement of monthly set targets.
  • Drive aggressive distribution and promotion of sunnymoney products in facilities
  • Work closely with the Project Manager, through distribution channels and management of the same     by commercially minded, innovative and professionalism to meet set targets at all times.
  • Establish good public relations both internally and externally and particularly with collaborative            programmes and partners.
  • Maintain Company contact database up-to-date.
  • Delivery platform presentation and publication.
  • Assists to identify the opportunities for upcoming sunnymoney products.
The Ideal Candidate should possess the following qualities
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing Preferred.
  • Result-oriented individuals with a proven sales track record.
  • Have good customer care and communication skills.
  • Technical Acumen.
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset.
  • Have 2 years experience sales experience preferred.
  • Must be computer literate
  • A valid driving license with over 3 years driving, accident free and no endorsement would be an advantage.
If you are interested, and confident that you meet the requirements for the job, please send an application with a detailed CV, your expected salary, names and contacts of three references, a reliable daytime telephone/mobile contact

Please send your CV and a covering letter saying why you are suitable for the position to: info.kenya@solar-aid.org

We encourage female candidates to apply for this position.

Closing date for submissions:    August 1st 2012


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