R&D Analyst Job in Kenya

R&D Analyst

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. Sanergy seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.

We currently seek a Research and Development Analyst who will work in our New Technology Commercialization department:

A typical day for you might include the following

  • Manage and analyze trial data utilizing general and statistical approaches
  • Write reports and recommendations based on data analysis
  • Analyze data to assist in trouble shooting for the production team – meetings, trials/tests, data reporting, recommendations
  • Support BSF R&D Field Technician(s) in protocol writing and analysis of data
  • Train team members in data management & statistical analysis methods
  • Support the design and implementation of R&D trials for BSF
  • Regularly visit field site to set and monitor trials and support technicians
  • Advise on new protocols needed for production team, based on trials and analysis
  • Occasionally assist other R&D work streams on data analysis & reporting as needed

Skills and qualifications you’ll need

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in designing trials and analyzing data, preferably in an industrial setting, with a track record of exceptional performance
  • MSc. level degree with research & data analysis component
  • Ability to handle complex and non-uniform datasets, with multiple variables.
  • A person who thinks outside the box to solve problems and generate new approaches.
  • Experience in a startup and a multicultural environment is highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal, communication & presentation skills (verbal, written) and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
  • Should have the ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and judgment in working with all levels of staff. Successful candidates should be able to communicate to stakeholders when there are delays or setbacks, early.
  • Pleasant, energetic, confident, with a positive, can-do attitude, good work ethic, and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated initiative in developing solutions to meet complex administrative/technical need of a workgroup.
  • Very strong organization skills are highly desirable.

Qualities you’ll need to fit in well with the Sanergy-Stars

  • A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team
  • A desire to understand and serve customers
  • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity, and empathy
  • An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas
  • An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally

To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter clearly indicating your available start state, desired salary and a resume/CV that includes a list of three referees to hr@saner.gy by 15th November, 2018.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

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Updated: October 30, 2018 — 2:33 am