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NGO Jobs in Kenya – Sanergy

Company Description: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture, based in Nairobi, Kenya, that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums for everyone, forever. 

Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities called Fresh Life, as small businesses. 

We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, training, marketing and business analytics. We collect the waste every day and safely remove it from the community. 

We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy. 

Finally, we sell the byproducts to Kenyan farmers.

Vacancy: Assistant Logistics Manager

Department:Engineering Operations     

Reports to: Logistics & Processing Manager

Role & Responsibilities

The Assistant Logistics Manager will oversee all waste collection logistics to ensure optimum levels of logistical costs, labour utilization and compliance to standards set by NEMA. 

The key responsibilities will be:

  • Plan and Schedule logistics operations to ensure maximum utilizations of Labour and all other resources.
  • Oversee logistics operations to guarantee maximum plan adherence. Ensure waste is collected and delivered to the required location on time in full.
  • Champion logistics operations optimization projects that target reduction in cost and increase in logistics efficiency
  • Effective capacity planning to ensure sustainable growth of logistics operations required to service Sanergy exponentially growing network.
  • Design and implement systems that will increase visibility of performance and accountability of all employees and contractors that form part of Sanergy logistics network
  • Improve availability of all equipment used in logistics operations by implementing optimum maintenance strategies
  • Implement measures required to ensure compliance with the conditions set by NEMA.
  • Conduct work planning for staff under responsibility. Conduct continuous performance evaluation of the same. Guide staff on areas of improvement.
  • Ensure adherence to occupational health and safety standards and monitor and manage any risks in the area of responsibilities.
  • Provide periodic reports to senior management on departmental performance.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (with honors) in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering or equivalent. 
  • At least 1year experience in a large scale logistics operation. Experience in a WASH program is highly desirable
  • Understanding of Occupational Safety & Health  
  • Data Management and analysis 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.  
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-organization. Must be a person with excellent interpersonal skills, unquestionable integrity, team player and able to work with minimum supervision. 
  • Flexible and willing to work at-least 10-30% of the time outside home office.

 We welcome your application-cover letter and CV-on

Vacancy: Assistant Government Relations Officer

6 Positions

Department:Government Relations     

Reports to:Government Relations Officer

Role & Responsibilities

The Assistant Government Relations Officer shall be the organization’s link to the sub-county government leadership (from the field level up to ward administration), informal community leadership and interest groups in the company’s areas of operation. 

The person shall be responsible for managing and coordinating all activities affecting these groups.

The key responsibilities will be:

  • Establish, network and maintain continuous relationships with area location leadership (chief, assistant chief, village elders) in designated area of operation.
  • Establish, network and maintain continuous relationships with ward administration (ward administrator, village administrator, ward departmental officials) in designated area of operation.
  • Establish, network and maintain continuous relationships with informal community groups in organization’s areas of operation.
  • Collaborate with focal, influential persons within these groups, maintaining constant contact with them and keeping comprehensive records of the same.
  • Actively plan, participate and attend public participation forums, meetings and activities, community barazas, forums and discussions held by such interest groups to lobby for organization’s interests. 
  • Assist in recruiting, resourcing and coordinating local assistance for installations, and other community events as need may arise. 
  • Facilitate opportunities and strategies for raising concerns and possible conflicts outside the network, with possible practical solutions to resolve such conflicts. 
  • Organize for meetings/convening discussions with government officials listed above in areas of operation.
  • Providing information, advice and client support during pre-installation through to post-installation, in regards to challenges arising from such interest groups.
  • Liaising with the Government Relations Officer on all issues that touch on the general operations of the field.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • A diploma or its equivalent in social studies or related studies. Degree in social studies is desirable
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated experience in a position of similar capacity
  • Proven experience in lobbying government and working with informal communities
  • Have strong interpersonal, networking, negotiation  and communication skills, with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be computer literate, i.e, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Internet
  • Knowledge in Government Relations and have thorough understanding of informal settlement dynamics- especially in Mukuru, Kayaba, Makadara and Kamukunji
  • Knowledge of Government Relations structures and county government by-laws.
  • Ability to work long hours and initiative and ability to work effectively under a strenuous environment
  • Enthusiasm for working in an innovative, dynamic and fast paced Start-Up environment!

 We welcome your application-cover letter and CV-on

Deadline for applications: September 29, 2014

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