Strategic Fellow - Somali Region

BURN Manufacturing
Full time
Apply by 30 March 2021

Job description

The Strategic Fellow will apply his/her professional knowledge and expertise to support the Somali-Region Senior Management in all operational and strategic planning activities. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative and contributions.

The successful candidate will be groomed for a management position in the company within 12 months.

Main responsibilities will involve:

  • Strategy: Assist Somali-Reigon Senior Management to track and provide analytical reports on the development of strategic initiatives, financial and operational performance
  • Collaboration: Act as an organizer and go-between with BURN’s market intelligence, sales, and senior management teams for tracking and reporting on Somali-Region project execution
  • Projects: Carry out specific management projects falling outside the scope of Operations
  • Business Planning: Consolidate and produce business plans and review together with other business heads
  • Market Research: Help produce regular and ad-hoc research papers / reports on business development and market landscape
  • Reporting: Complete all reporting activities accurately and on time

Skills, Experience, and Requirements

  • MBA or Bachelor degree
  • Previous experience in strategic or management consulting
  • Good sense of local and global socio-economic development
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills in English
  • Excellent graphical presentation skill
  • Excellent Desktop research skill
  • Valid passport and capacity to travel internationally

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of the local market
  • Fluent in Somali language

DURATION: 12 months

Degree qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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About BURN Manufacturing

Based in Ruiru, Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best-selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

Not only do we sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but BURN is also the only jiko company which manufactures all of its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility. We are extremely proud to employ 225 team members throughout Kenya and support a workforce which is 60 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”

Since 2013, BURN has sold 800,000+ stoves in Africa. These stoves have helped 4,000,000 beneficiaries save $215 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~25,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months by expanding its successful model across Africa. 


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