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PowerGen Renewable Energy

Job Vacancy: Project Accounts Associate
Job Location: Kericho
Employment Type:Permanent
About PowerGen: PowerGen Renewable Energy is a fast-growing renewable energy company based in Nairobi. Founded in 2011, the company has installed 150+ renewable energy systems, including more than 40 micro-grids and connected 2,000+ homes and businesses in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Somalia, and South Sudan to clean and reliable electricity.
We uniquely combine our mission – to provide access to energy across all of Africa – with technical, on-the-ground expertise and an innovative business model.
We build, own and operate AC micro-grids to bring power to residential and commercial customers in a for-profit manner. With over 100 employees, an 11,000 sq. ft. workshop and headquarters in Nairobi and Tanzanian office in Arusha, PowerGen is building a local company that is set to have an impact on the energy sector in Africa for years to come.
Job Description: As the Project Accounts Associate you will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of a first-of-its-kind, multi-year electrification project taking place in Kericho, Kenya which will bring power to over 5,000 currently unelectrified households.
You will be organizationally situated within the company’s finance team (headquartered in Nairobi) but will be based full-time at a project location in Kericho, Kenya for the duration of the project (estimated at roughly 8 months).
You will report to the Project Accountant in Kericho, but will also interact with PowerGen’s core finance team in Nairobi and Arusha, Tanzania.
This is an exciting role with a great opportunity for quick growth and with high expectations for performance and results.
Responsibilities
A more detailed, but not exhaustive, list of responsibilities is given below:
·         Operating accounting functions fluently within PowerGen’s ERP system (Netsuite)
·         Interfacing between Project-based financial activities and PowerGen’s own ERP system (Netsuite) and the team that manages it in Nairobi
·         Tracking, organizing, and filing critical financial documents
·         Managing petty cash transactions and cash reconciliations
·         Ensuring full legal and accounting compliance of accounting activities
·         Ensuring all payments amounts & records are accurate
·         Assisting with audits
·         Properly utilizing internal systems (email, calendar, project management dashboard) to maintain operational organization and efficiency metrics
·         Completing bi-annual self and team reviews and collaborate with management on training progress and goals
·         Support office operations and information technology items as needed
What Excites You
·         A fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm
·         Having autonomy to implement your creative solutions – not just coming up with ideas, but possessing the commitment and skill to implement them
·         Passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do
What You Already Have
·         2+ years’ relevant work experience
·         Degree in accounting/finance CPA is an added advantage
·         Intelligent and eager to learn
·         Strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills
·         Highly organized and detail oriented
·         Thrives in a fast-paced working environment
·         Self-starter able with flexibility to navigate ambiguous situations
·         Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·         Experience in the sector or related field a plus
·         Fluent in Swahili and English (and ability to conduct business in either language) is mandatory.

Benefits and Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application Process
Please send resume, cover letter, proof of relevant qualifications and licenses and any questions to careers@powergen-re.com with the subject line “Project Accounts Associate – PG EPC”


Job Vacancy: Project Inventory Associate
Job Location: Kericho
Employment Type:Permanent
About PowerGen: PowerGen Renewable Energy is a renewable power and micro-grid developer, implementer, and operator in East Africa, reshaping the prevailing electrification model in the region.
PowerGen is creating an African energy system that utilizes clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all.
Over the past 6 years, PowerGen has earned the reputation as a leader in renewable energy and micro-grids in East Africa. From an implementation standpoint we have installed hundreds of power systems across seven regional countries since 2011.
PowerGen also leads in terms of market development and thought leadership.
Job Description: As the Project Inventory Associate you will play a critical role in supporting the implementation of a first-of-its-kind, multi-year electrification project taking place in Kericho, Kenya which will bring power to over 5,000 currently unelectrified households.
You will be organizationally situated within the company’s Supply Chain team (headquartered in Nairobi) but will be based full-time at a project location in Kericho, Kenya.
You will report to the Project Principal in Kericho, but will also interact with PowerGen’s core Supply Chain team in Nairobi and Arusha, Tanzania.
This is an exciting role with a great opportunity for quick growth and with high expectations for performance and results.
Responsibilities
·         A more complete – but not exhaustive – list of responsibilities is provided below:
·         Learn existing inventory management systems at both PowerGen and the client, which has a full-fledged and mature ERP system separate from PowerGen’s
·         Oversee and track the movement of materials from their requisition, storage, deployment to site, and reverse logistics back to storage after installations are complete
·         Communicate with counterparts on the procurement, inventory and logistics teams of the client
·         Track inventory movement activities in Excel and other computer programs (including PowerGen’s ERP system, Netsuite)
·         Produce client-ready reports on inventory status, history, and projections
·         Maintain a harmonized item list for the project including vendor cost tracking, lead times, and other key item information
·         Managing and tracking tools and other non-consumables for the project
·         Creating documentation to underpin critical inventory activities, and ensuring compliance with completing documentation
Skills and Qualifications
·         4+ years’ work experience in a manufacturing, construction environment
·         Relevant university degree
·         Prior experience in inventory management or related field, with proven skills in using software programs to aide these technical tasks (eg. Netsuite)
·         Proven track record of developing, implementing, and improving systems
·         Fluent in Kiswahili and English, both in written and oral communications
·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills
·         Intelligent, eager to learn and honest
·         Highly organized and strong attention to detail
·         Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills
·         Flexible and eager to lend a hand wherever needed, even if a specific task may fall outside the core job description
Benefits and Compensation
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Application Process
Please CLICK HERE to apply online or visit our website www.powergen-renewable-energy.com and submit your CV and cover letter to the position.

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