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Inyenyeri is a for-profit corporation with a social business charter focused on providing a healthy renewable energy solution in Rwanda that can be replicated across sub-Saharan Africa. Inyenyeri uses a fuel-side, or utility company, approach to ensure that even the poorest Rwandan households have a...

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SCALING PROGRAM MANAGER/DIRECTOR IN RWANDA , Rwanda

Start date: Preferred mid September 2019
Contract: Open ended contract renewable with 3-6 months probation period
Reporting to: Sr. VP Operations (Rwanda)

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Inyenyeri works in 4 districts in Rwanda. Headquartered in Kigali, with an office in Rubavu and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 170 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

About the role:
Inyenyeri is looking for a competent Scaling Program Manager/Director, to design Inyenyeri’s scaling program across all elements of the value chain and support functions of this new biomass energy utility to grow the organization from current 5000 Households (HH’s) to 100.000 HH’s over the next few years. Once the program is designed, set up and structured, play the role of head Project Management Office (PMO) to support the departmental leads and the Project Committee in the realization of the program.

What good looks like:
• Logical and complete program structure (scope, overall deliverables)
• Program plan well specified at various levels of abstraction
• Regular checks on feasibility and coherence of program
• Stakeholders informed and involved
• Project properly staffed
• Ability to adapt plan in a coherent way
• Rigorous reporting on progress, issues and outcomes

Key Responsibilities
• To develop a program management structure, plan and processes to support Inyenyeri in the realization of its scaling plan (e.g. keep the PMO masterfile updated);
• To provide business and financial analyses, as well as strategic leadership, that ensures the optimal balance between the supply and demand of pellets;
• To assist the departmental heads and other project owners in the realization of their particular work stream (e.g. to work with the HR department to keep the recruitment planner updated);
• To monitor and report on progress made;
• To identify and help resolve bottlenecks in the realization;
• To assess company risks, to maintain and update a risk register and to mitigate these risks together with colleagues;
• To link program plan elements with the budget and allow for adaptations of the program in line with changing financial conditions.

Required Skills

What we are looking for:
• Experienced program manager (> 5 years), with attitude and skills to deliver complex projects in a timely way;
• Capable of (re)designing a large multi-disciplinary program;
• Understanding of, and experience with, challenges of implementing large programs;
• Outstanding financial and planning skills;
• Proven skills in budget management;
• Excellent in reporting on outstanding issues and helping to resolve these;
• Ability to present solution directions such that decision-making is facilitated;
• Outstanding team player while also being able to operate with minimal supervision;
• Experience in B2C consumer goods company with production facility an advantage;
• Experience with supply chain management a plus.

Qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree (e.g. In Business, Economics, Marketing, Statistics, Engineering or Physical Sciences) is a must; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
• A minimum of 5-10 years of relevant professional experience as a Project/Program/Business/Growth/Scaling Manager;
• Fluency in English, both in writing and verbally;
• Previous experience with a rapidly growing organization.

*Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
*This position is subject to funding.

Are you interested in becoming a Scaling Program Manager/Director in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 07, 2019
SALES & INNOVATIONS MANAGER / DIRECTOR IN RWANDA , Rwanda

Start date: ASAP (preferably by mid-September 2019)
Contract: One year contract, renewable, with 3-6 months probation period
Reporting to: Sr. VP Operations (Rwanda)

Who we are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Inyenyeri works in 4 districts in Rwanda. Headquartered in Kigali, with an office in Rubavu and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 170 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

About the role :
Inyenyeri is looking for a competent Sales & Innovations Manager/Director who will identify, initiate, lead and complete projects aimed at 1) increasing revenues through an improved customer experience, and/or alternative pricing schemes, and 2) reducing costs through the application of innovative sales, distribution and after-sales techniques. The goal is to reduce stove stacking, increase retention and customer satisfaction, add value to the customer and increase profitability of the company while upholding and reinforcing the mission of the organization. This will be done by combining research, analysis and innovation.

Key responsibilities
● Research customer behavior under different circumstances in order to determine adequate solutions and/or need for improvement of customer experience;
● Assess opportunities to expand our products & services range, e.g.solar add-ons;
● Generate ideas and solutions to increase stove usage and pellets consumption;
● Develop solutions for improving the interaction with customers, for instance through means of push notifications (text messages) regarding stove handling;
● Use of e-marketing tools to create awareness in new target markets;
● Testing innovative pellet distribution solutions such as through pellet vending machines;
● Understand and document customer needs and determine solutions to improve customer experience; design pathways to implement these solutions and lead the implementation;
● Define opportunities for expansion of our services; research solutions and determine how expansion can be implemented;
● Determine how technology can innovate our products and services: Data capture, sales & distribution, post-sales etc;
● Collaborate with researchers and colleagues to identify relevant research questions and methodologies, and to jointly implement those in order to generate results that can benefit Inyenyeri’s business operations.

Required skills
● A Bachelor’s degree (e.g. in Business, Economics, Marketing, Statistics, Engineering or Physical Sciences) is a must; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
● A minimum of 5-10 years of relevant professional experience as a Project/Product/Business/Innovations/Marketing Manager;
● Outstanding communication skills, both verbally and in writing;
● Fluency in English is a must, fluency in Kinyarwanda desirable;
● A strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills, innovative mindset, entrepreneurial spirit;
● An experienced project manager, with attitude and skills to deliver complex projects in a timely and effective way;
● Someone who knows how to ask the right questions, how to set up the methodology to generate answers to those questions, how to interpret those answers, how to turn those answers into solutions and how to implement those solutions;
● Human-centered design expertise;
● Cultural sensitivity and someone who has an ability to relate with our customers and field staff;
● Excellent analytical and reporting skills;
● A quick learner and tech savvy; several projects will have a technology component;
● Understanding of, and experience with, challenges of implementing changes in an organization;
● Ability to present solution directions such that decision-making is facilitated;
● An outstanding team player while also being able to operate with minimal supervision;
● Desirable: Someone with basic knowledge of coding languages like R and Python;
● Prior knowledge of the cooking sector a plus.

*Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
** This position is subject to funding.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales & Innovations Manager / Director in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 05, 2019
VP FINANCE , Rwanda

Title: VP Finance
Place of Work: Kigali – Rwanda
Reporting to: CEO
Tentative start date: ASAP
Contract length: Open Ended
Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a for-profit corporation with a social business charter focused on providing a healthy renewable energy solution in Rwanda that can be replicated across sub-Saharan Africa. Inyenyeri uses a fuel-side, or utility company, approach to ensure that even the poorest Rwandan households have access to clean cooking fuel and high quality gasifying cook stoves. Inyenyeri’s revenue stream is derived from the sale of biomass cooking fuel pellets. Our solution is a cleaner, healthier, faster, cheaper and more sustainable alternative to charcoal and wood cooking. Inyenyeri has a current staff complement of approximately 164 staff.
About the Role
Inyenyeri seeks highly motivated and experienced professionals to fill the position of VP Finance, who will required providing financial management leadership services to the Company.
LEADERSHIP:
• Understanding the strategic direction of the Company, providing high level, proactive financial expertise and leadership to the company as a whole and direction for both short and long term financial planning.
• Advising the CEO and Board of Directors on the financial implications, of business/project activities.
• Developing finance related materials for Board Meetings and assisting CEO in developing any additional materials for Board Meetings
• Playing a proactive role in the process of business planning, in collaboration with C-level and VP level of the company, with geographic scope widening from Rwanda to Sub-Sahara Africa;
• Leading the design and implementation of the structure of financial team and all financial operations of the company.
• Providing internal leadership and direction to direct reports within the Finance Division.
• Assisting in recruiting new personnel for the department and develop training models for the department's staff.
• Training the finance department and other staff in financial management matters.
• Responsibility for the Financial Accountability of the business
FINANCES:
• Actively managing company cash flow and generating relevant cash flow projections and forecasting.
• Directing all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
• Maintaining internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and project budgets and actual expenditures.
• Preparing of periodic management and statutory financials.
• Overseeing timely and accurate reporting and payment of taxes, including VAT, PAYE and RSSB and annual income taxes
• Being in charge of the budgeting, budgetary control and forecasting process.
• Coordinating annual audits with Company auditors.
• Overseeing the production of monthly reports including reconciliations as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by management, as well as the Board of Directors.
• Overseeing the development of standardized Cost of Goods sold and variance analysis
• Assisting in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives, commissions, and salaries for the staff.
• Investigating cost-effective benefit plans and other benefits, which the company may offer employees and potential employees with the goal of attracting and retaining high performance individuals.
• Consistently analysing financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicating monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitoring progress and changes and keeping senior leadership abreast of the company’s financial status.
• Managing and monitoring all aspects of company accounts receivable and payable.
• Managing timely computation, payment and submission of all statutory deductions while ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements.
• Overseeing business insurance plans and coverage analysis.
• Overseeing the maintenance of the inventory of all assets.
• Manage the capital needs and capital budgeting process for the company.
• Develop recommendations for currency risk management and procedures for currency conversion.
FINANCING:
• Actively contributing to the strategy to meet the financing needs of the company, in close collaboration with the Chief Investment Officer (CIO).
• Assisting the CIO in preselecting funds, investors and financial institutions, and, on ‘project’ basis, managing an opportunity till closure.
• Driving the effort to get export financing & insurance facilities from European development agencies.
• Managing the relationship with selected financial partners.
• With the CIO, developing materials for potential investors including presentations and data rooms.
POLICIES:
• Developing and implementing comprehensive policies for financial operations and guidelines.
• Ensuring that all finance guidelines and related administrative procedures are adhered to.
• Overseeing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP/IFRS standards and regulatory requirements.
• Back stopping the accounting team and the quality assurance of the accounting system.
• Applying and demonstrating high quality financial and other related management controls.
• Abiding by, observing and at all times complying with and giving effect to the terms and conditions of the Investment Agreements and ensuring that the Company does not in any way violate or fail to comply with its obligations thereunder.
OPERATIONS:
• Participating in the Operational Review meetings and represent the finance division in those meetings.
• Primary interface on all banking, treasury and board-level presentations.
• Preparing terms of reference and overseeing the consultancy in the field of the financial advisory firms to be engaged by the Company.
• Ensuring adherence to accounting standards and legal compliances.
• Assisting in the development and implementation the company's ESOP program.
• Keeping track of the company's debt and equity capitalization tables, including options granted under the company's ESOP.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS
Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Inyenyeri values
Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development
• Engages and motivates others
• Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
• Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
· Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
• Displays consistent excellent judgment
• Acts in the best interests of Inyenyeri
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Experience:
• Minimum of 7 years of experience in finance function in a for profit organization, of which > 3 years in financial analysis of which >3 years in a senior managerial position;
• Experience in structuring and monitoring equity investments and loans;
• Experience in shaping finance organizations and systems in at least one organization;
• Proven track record in structuring export finance deals with European agencies, in collaboration with suppliers is a pre;
• Having worked in international organizations with various forms and maturity of governance;
• Work experience in at least three out of five EAC countries a real pre;
Education:
· At least a Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or business analytics;
· Follow-up courses in finance, governance.
Languages:
· English a must; Swahili and Kinyarwanda will be an added value.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to jobs@inyenyeri.org specifying the position title heading in the subject line: “VP Finance”

The deadline for receiving applications is 1st September 2018

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Expiring: Sep 01, 2018
Personal Assistant to CEO in Rwanda , Rwanda

Reporting to: CEO
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Tentative start date: ASAP
Contract length: Open Ended
Nationality: National/International

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a for-profit corporation with a social business charter focused on providing a healthy renewable energy solution in Rwanda that can be replicated across sub-Saharan Africa. Inyenyeri uses a fuel-side, or utility company, approach to ensure that even the poorest Rwandan households have access to clean cooking fuel and high quality gasifying cook stoves. Inyenyeri’s revenue stream is derived from the sale of biomass cooking fuel pellets. Our solution is a cleaner, healthier, faster, cheaper and more sustainable alternative to charcoal and wood cooking. Inyenyeri has a current staff complement of approximately 150 staff.

About the Role
Inyenyeri seeks highly motivated and experienced professionals to fill the position of Personal Assistant to the CEO, who will be required to perform office and administrative duties to assist the CEO.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
● Screen calls, manage calendars, make travel-, meeting- and event arrangements
● Communicate with external stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of internal management
● Prepare documents and presentations
● Perform other office and administrative duties to assist the CEO.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

Accountability:
● Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Inyenyeri values

Ambition:
● Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development
● Engages and motivates others
● Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:
● Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
● Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:
● Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

Integrity:
● Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
● Displays consistent excellent judgement
● Acts in the best interests of Inyenyeri

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

● Degree in Business Administration or related fields
● At least 3 year work experience as a PA or in an administrative role
● Be pro-active, mature, flexible and good at multitasking
● Excellent time management and organizational skills
● Good oral and flawless written communication skills
● High digital proficiency (e.g. experience with Google Drive, Gmail, Excel, Skype, PPT, Expensify etc.)
● Experience working within a team and possessing strong interpersonal skills
● Ability to work within a multicultural setting
● High levels of attention to detail and quality
● Can handle stress and emergency situations

Female candidates encouraged to apply. Rwandan candidates preferred but open to international candidates.

Are you interested in becoming a Personal Assistant to CEO in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 13, 2018
Technology & Innovation Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Headquartered in Gisenyi, with an office in Kigali and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 100 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

Scope of Role:
Lead Inyenyeri’s technology team in designing, developing, testing, and rolling out different
technology innovations in support of our stove+fuel business. Focus will be on managing our
product innovation pipeline of physical products (i.e. hardware) and core processes. Some
support of our information technology pipeline (i.e. software) may also be covered by this
role.

Key Responsibilities:
Listen to Inyenyeri’s customers on how to improve their cooking experience and their livelihoods in general;
Join Inyenyeri’s Commercial Team in order to collaboratively identify and roll out opportunities that improve Inyenyeri’s value proposition for both its urban and rural customers;
Lead Inyenyeri’s prototype testing (both in lab settings and in the field) to validate product improvements and new innovations;
Partner with the engineering teams of Inyenyeri’s suppliers in order to increase the efficiency, functionality, convenience and durability of Inyenyeri’s products;
Support Inyenyeri’s pellet production team to optimize the quality of Inyenyeri’s pellets;
Scout the market for new technology innovations;

Qualifications:
Degree in Engineering preferred;
Affinity with engineering, business and technology a must;
Problem-solving and product development skills required;
Demonstrated experience with analyzing customer behavior and with translating customer feedback into technological innovations;
Knowledge of conducting rigorous scientific tests in both field and lab expected;
Paying attention to detail;
Ability to combine abstract thinking with a hands-on mentality;
Experience in stove design a plus;
Excellent English required;
Knowledge of Kinyarwanda preferred;
Strong writing and reporting skills a must;

Expiring: Oct 13, 2018
Business Analyst in Rwanda , Rwanda

Title: Business Analyst
Place of Work: Kigali

Reporting to: COO
Contract length: Open ended contract with 6 months probation period

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Headquartered in Gisenyi, with an office in Kigali and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 100 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

About the Role
Inyenyeri seeks highly motivated and experienced professionals to fill the position of Business Analyst to Conduct operational and financial analyses in support of strategic decision making by senior management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide quantitative and qualitative analyses that inform strategic and operational decision-making. For example:
Analyse dynamics between supply and demand of pellets (e.g. provide impact analyses of changes in pellet production and changes in pellet sales)
Translate operational plans into cash flow forecasts and budget planning for different departments;
Forecast production capacity needs, stove inventory requirements and the optimal path to growing our customer base;
Analyse the impact and effect of different pricing models;
Conduct COGS and unit-economic analyses;
Utilise data from Inyenyeri’s CRM system to analyse customer behavior and to advise on operational improvements and on opportunities to optimise our products and services;
Use census data to conduct market analyses and advise on most favourable geographies for market expansion

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS
Accountability:
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Inyenyeri values
Detail oriented
Ambition:
Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for own personal development
Engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Integrity:
Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
Displays consistent excellent judgement
Acts in the best interests of Inyenyeri
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Excellent quantitative, analytic and financial modeling skills;
Outstanding written (incl. reporting) and verbal communication skills;
Strong team player while also being able to operate independently and with minimal supervision;
Someone who is organized and pays attention to detail;
Fast and Strategic Thinker;
A minimum of 5+ years of relevant professional experience in a fast paced business environment
Master’s degree in Business, Accounting or Systems Dynamics
Expert skills in Excel
Desirable: Advanced knowledge of systems dynamics and skills in systems modeling
Desirable: Working knowledge of Tableau software

Expiring: Oct 13, 2018