Vacancy: Fellows Program
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements.
Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets.
We franchise the toilets to community residents, who run them as commercial toilets; landlords, who offer them as a value-added service to their tenants; and schools, to ensure children always have access to a safe sanitation option.
We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training and aspirational marketing and branding. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community for treatment.
We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer and insect-based animal protein,, which we sell to Kenyan farms.
We launched our first toilet in November 2011, and we now have a network of over 600 active Fresh Life Toilets run by over 300 Fresh Life Operators.
We have collected and converted over 7,800 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 250 people.
For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Best Companies in Africa.
We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts.
The Sanergy Fellows Program seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.
Sanergy Fellows work in one of the following departments:
- Operations Research (Sanergy’s internal consulting division)
- Fresh Life Toilet Sales
- Farm Star Fertilizer Sales
- Marketing and Branding
- Product Design
- Research and Design for Byproduct Technologies
- Business Development: Partnerships & Fundraising
- External Communications
- Government Relations
Description: Due to the dynamic nature of our work, our fellows have a myriad of skills that support and facilitate the growth of the organization and enhance service delivery.
Sanergy seeks experienced applicants from a variety of sectors including but not limited to finance, management consulting, marketing, sales, agribusiness, international development, research and development, mechanical engineering, industrial design, human resources, and grant writing.
Sanergy team members have varied backgrounds, but share the following qualities:
- Excellent writing skills;
- Sharp analytical skills;
- Resoundingly pragmatic;
- Relentless desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
- A collaborative mentality;
- Deep-rooted empathy and humility;
- Powerful communications skills – particularly in presenting ideas.
Qualifications & Characteristics
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Demonstrated capacity for self-organization.
- Must be a person with excellent skills in innovation, interpersonal skills, team player and able to work with minimum supervision.
For consideration, please submit your resume and answers to the following questions through our online portal at the following address https://sanergy.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=6