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Strategic Fellow - Somali Region

BURN Manufacturing
Full time
Apply by 30 September 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

BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).


About BURN Manufacturing


Impacting lives and forests through efficient cooking appliances.

Corporate Overview

BURN Manufacturing designs, produces, and distributes Africa’s best-selling, fuel efficient biomass, electric, hybrid and liquid fuel cooking appliances. Not only do our products save money, fuel, and natural resources, but they also dramatically reduce harmful indoor smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

With more than 1.2Millon+ stoves sold since commencing manufacturing operations in 2013, BURN has established itself as Africa’s most trusted cookstove brand thanks to our unwavering commitment to innovative research and design, manufacturing excellence, and customer care.

BURN is now the only vertically integrated modern cookstove company in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our solar-powered facility currently has a capacity of 45,000 stoves per month. We are proud to employ 400 team members throughout Kenya and East Africa, and support a workforce which is 50 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”

Among our national and global honors, we have received the 2018 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award for being among the world’s leaders in clean energy solutions, the 2018 Swiss Energy and Climate Summit Award for our pitch on the impact of clean-burning stoves, and the 2015 Ashden Green Energy International Award for empowering women with new economic opportunities.


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