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Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Our client is a company installing and operating stand-alone solar systems in rural Kenya. 

The company has currently proven its products in rural Kenya with the use of monthly M-PESA payment systems and is currently preparing for a stepwise scale-up to installing more than 10 000 systems in 2014. 

They are seeking to fill the position of CEO for its Kenya operation

Overall Vision
The CEO shall build the company to become a leading player within its sector by providing 1 million Kenyans with generated electricity within five years.

Required background (or equivalent)
  • Formal MBA or MSc Engineering
  • Determination and Entrepreneurship
  • General business/marketing knowledge. Preferably experience with IT based business systems
  • Good writing and communication skills in English and Swahili
  • Relevant experience/knowledge of operational & financial management
  • Relationship oriented leader
  • Documented relevant results and experience, preferably from developing distribution systems and/or franchise systems
  • Preferably experience with the NGO sector – in particular micro finance and/or energy
  • Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary environment
General responsibilities
  • The CEO will have the overall responsibility for the management of the Company and its human resource base on a day-to-day basis. The CEO shall ensure that activities follow the business plan and procedures, and that milestone and budgets are achieved.
  • The CEO is responsible for the preparation of The Company’s business plan/strategic plan including operational budgets.
  • The CEO is expected to act as the front figure of The Company and, as such, represent the directors and owners in the day-to-day running of The Company and shall therefore take the lead in profiling and selling The Company’s products, its concept and Mission & Vision in a professional way.
  • The CEO reports to the Board at scheduled Board meetings and to the Chairman of the Board, or a person appointed by the chairman, as necessary.
Specific duties
1. General Operations & Personnel/Human Resources including the following specific responsibilities:
  • Recruitment of the management team, procurement and financial control in consultation with the Board.
  • Conduct formal appraisal minimum once a year on the performance of the core management team.
  • Ensuring that a Human Resource policy is in place with Codes of Conduct in line with Kenya labour laws. The Codes of Conduct shall be approved by the Board and shared with the staff.
  • Development of Operational Manuals for the Company.
  • Implementing cost efficient procurement in all aspects of the Company – including written agreements.
  • Compliance with all public authorities’ regulations and licensing of The Company.
  • All legal requirements of The Company and resolving eventual legal disputes as directed by the Board.
2. Sales & Marketing including the following specific responsibilities:
  • Organizing and training of the local sales & maintenance teams at SSCs.
  • Developing promotion sales material, such as brochures -banners – DVDs etc. Organise national campaigns as appropriate
3. Financial management including the following specific responsibilities:
  • Approval of monthly financial reports showing total sales value, major cost components and net results per Solar Service Centre.
  • Maintaining overall control of cash flow/financial transactions to secure maximum control in The Company.
  • Develop annual operational and investment budgets as well as quarterly/monthly sales targets.
  • Delivery of annual audit reports for The Company.
How to apply
Please apply by sending your CV to and include the job title in the subject line. 

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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