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Position Title:Software Tester / Quality Assurance Officer
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Position Start: ASAP
 
Reporting to: Head of Technology

Role Profile: M-KOPA is seeking a skilled and motivated Software Tester/ Quality Assurance Officer to help in the process of developing the growing M-KOPA system.

Skills & Experience
  • Developing a deep understanding of M-KOPA’s systems
  • Rigorous testing of M-KOPA’s application and channeling feedback to the development team in a clear, structured way
  • Analyzing test output, identifying discrepancies and clearly documenting defects
  • Writing test scripts to be used in the testing process
  • Working with the Quality Assurance team to ensure that M-KOPA’s system meet the set quality measures
  • Building and refining M-KOPA’s testing tools and methodologies
  • Over 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong testing skills with the desire and ability to find bugs before others do
  • Experience using software testing tools
  • Experience building and working with automated testing
  • Strong knowledge of software development concepts
  • Ability to differentiate between the developer’s and tester’s mindset
  • Critical thinker with analytical skills and ability to see the big picture while at the same time paying attention to minute details
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members
  • A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply
 
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject EV-STQAO-0115

Position Title:Software Developer
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Position Start: ASAP
 
Reporting to: Head of Technology

Responsibilities
  • Developing web based software using C# on the ASP.NET MVC Framework
  • Developing software solutions for different platforms/ devices as required by the business
  • Clear and concise technical documentation
  • Resolving support tickets on M-KOPA’s systems
Skills & Experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in building solutions using C#
  • Strong practical understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts
  • Strong understanding of using ORMs such as NHibernate and Entity Framework
  • Excellent knowledge of MS SQL Server
  • Experience in Test Driven Development
  • Experience in working with messaging systems such as MSMQ and RabbitMQ
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage own time with changing priorities
  • A results oriented individual who thrives working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to go the extra mile to assist other team members
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply
 
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject EVSOFTWARE-DEV-0115

Position Title:Service Center Manager
 
Location: Country wide
 
Position Start: ASAP
 
Reporting to: Area Sales Manager

Key Accountabilities
  • Driving the sales in his/her territory
  • Hiring Direct Sales Representatives for their territory
  • Training Direct Sales Representatives for their territory
  • Supervising/Mentoring Direct Sales Representatives for their territory
  • Achieving and surpassing territory sales targets
  • Maintaining accurate stock records
  • Selective feedback on progress of operations
  • Addressing territory queries and follow ups
  • Supervising his/her Deputy Service Center Manager
Skills and Experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in direct sales
  • Aptitude for sales and the drive to achieve and exceed targets
  • Good communication skills
  • A strong understanding of their given territory to be based in. (Coast/Eastern/Rift Valley/Central)
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage a team
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, airtime allowances, performance bonus and competitive commission’s structure and career progression map.
 
To Apply
 
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject EV-SCM-0115

Position Title:Firmware Developer
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Position Start: Date ASAP
 
Reporting to: Head of Engineering

Key Accountabilities
  • Development of firmware for M-KOPA’s family of solar products.
  • Optimization of the hardware/firmware interaction during new product development.
  • Test management during new product development.
Incumbent Requirements
 
Skills & Experience: 
Crucial:
  • Education in electrical engineering, computer science, or electronics or relevant credentials
  • Optimization of the hardware/firmware interaction during new product development.
  • Exposure programming in C
  • Willing to travel sporadically outside Nairobi
Plus:
  • Experience analyzing and debugging hardware and firmware interaction at the PCB level.
  • Extensive experience developing firmware for embedded hardware in C (for PIC18F family) and in assembly.
  • Programming experience with MySQL and the ability to read and modify circuit schematics in an ECAD program (for example, EAGLE) would be an extra advantage
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply
 
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject EVFIRMWARE-DEV-0115.

Position Title: Data Analyst
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Position Start: ASAP
 
Reporting to: Head of Data

Responsibilities
  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and “clean” data, and review computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
  • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities
Incumbent Requirements
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a busy business environment
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (SPSS, SAS etc)
  • Excellent skills in Excel and Access, SQL is an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • BS in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics or relevant credentials
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills
  • CPA Part II is an added advantage
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.
 
To Apply
 
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject EV-DATAANALYST-0115

Position Title:Brand Activator
 
Location: Country wide
 
Position Start: ASAP

Overall Purpose: M-KOPA Solar is looking for Brand Activators to join our fast-growing sales team. They will be responsible for driving sales through our Safaricom Retail Centers sales channel. Their objectives will be to help grow our exposure and brand to new emerging customers.

As a BA you will be responsible for dealing with customers, answering queries, selling M-KOPA products, handling concerns and making sure that the M-KOPA display unit and stock is well maintained in the Safaricom retail centers.

Key Accountabilities
  • Drive M-KOPA awareness among potential customers.
  • Generate sales within the retail centers and ensure outlet meets sales targets.
  • Conduct product demonstration for potential customer in the retail centers
  • Run promotions, attend and present at retail center events when necessary
  • Monitoring stock levels and ensuring product availability at all times
  • Create and maintain effective partner relationships
  • Gather market intelligence
Skills & Requirements
  • Exposure to direct sales
  • Strong people skills
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to work independently to deliver results
  • Work effectively under pressure and maintain a positive attitude
  • Detail-oriented and the ability to follow up.
  • Capable of multi-tasking, prioritizing, and managing time efficiently
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly retainer, airtime allowance, performance bonus and competitive commission’s structure and career progression map.
 
To Apply
 
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject EV-BA-0115

Position Title: Area Sales Manager
 
Location: Country Wide
 
Position Start: ASAP
 
Reporting to: Head of Sales

Role Profile: M-KOPA is seeking energetic and experienced Area Sales managers to manage a growing dealer network in new regions of Kenya.
 
Successful applicants for this role will be commercially-focused sales professionals with a proven ability to manage local networks of businesses in a related sector such as financial services, mobile money, airtime, consumer goods, or other goods and services across Kenya.

Successful applicants for this role will have a career sales background, a proven track record of managing 15-20 full-time employees and show strength in recruitment, training and team building
 
Key Accountabilities
  • Work directly for the Head of Sales to grow the M-KOPA Service Center network in a new region.
  • Recruit and train a network of Sales Representatives in the new region.
  • Take responsibility for Sales Representative’s performance and sales within defined region, reporting to Head of Sales.
  • Perform Sales Representative management including activation and merchandising, training, and marketing support activities.
  • Manage stock and deliveries to the Sales Representative network ensuring that products are consistently available.
  • Conduct regular field visits to Service Centers to ensure standards in a range of areas including merchandising, accounting, and other performance measures.
  • Develop new sales channels in the region (eg SACCOS, schools, other groups).
Incumbent Requirements
  • 3+ year’s experience in a related sales field. eg consumer goods, financial services, mobile money or other product/service in East Africa.
  • Proven ability to build and manage a network of small retailers in rural and urban settings
  • Experience managing inventory and stock across a network of 40+ dealers/agents.
  • Direct experience planning and executing an Area Sales consumer marketing strategy focused on below the line activities.
  • Knowledge of the local business environment in your chosen region.
  • Excellent computer literacy and communication skills across people from different backgrounds.
  • English and Kiswahili fluency both written and spoken.
  • Tertiary qualifications from a recognized institution in a business related field may be a bonus if accompanied by relevant experience.
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits, Company phone, laptop and car all reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.
 
To Apply
 

To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the email subject EV-ASM-0115

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