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Regional Development & Expansion Expert

  • Location: Kicukiro
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Listed: October 3, 2016 5:49 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired


Mobisol Rwanda Ltd

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Regional Development & Expansion Expert

Reference 2016.0922.01

Company Description:

Mobisol is one of the world’s leading companies for Solar Home Systems with approximately 500 passionate employees, delivering a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income households (living without access to reliable energy). Our dedicated product line combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and accessible micro financing. Having successfully installed more than 60,000 solar home systems in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda, Mobisol is now moving into the business at a larger scale – thereby stimulating economic and social development in developing countries while simultaneously contributing to global environmental protection. Our commitment to quality, product innovation, and sustainable development makes us a highly inspiring community to work with.

Mobisol expanded to Rwanda in early 2014 and has since proved that solar home systems are an ideal solution for off-grid electrification. Mobisol’s proprietary solar home system (SHS) can power light bulbs, mobile chargers, televisions or stereos and can be paid off in installments as low as 399 RWF per day. Please read more about Mobisol at www.plugintheworld.com

Building on the success story of Mobisol Rwanda Ltd., we seek to recruit a Regional Development & Expansion Expert:

Department: Development & Expansion

Job location: Kigali, with business trips in East Africa (Kenya & Tanzania)

Level: 5+ years of work experience

Supervisor: Chief Commercial Officer

Starting date: As soon as possible

Apply before: Friday, October 28th, 2016, 7 p.m.

Job Description:

The Regional Development & Expansion Expert leads Mobisol’s geographic expansion, market penetration and business development efforts in East Africa.

The main responsibilities of the Regional Development and Expansion Expert are:

• Leading development of nation-wide expansion strategy, including opening of new outlets, business centres, and new market penetration channels

• Establishing a standardised national expansion approach (horizontal and vertical), which specifies required key processes/activities and typical timelines that need to be considered prior to handing over to departments concerned

• Driving market-related competitor analysis by gathering intelligence and summarizing input coming from other team members

•Acting as relationship builder at the regional level, identifying opportunities and supporting the development of relationships in East Africa

• Promoting business opportunities and partnerships in surrounding countries (including possible partners in West Africa)

• Coordinating with the Partnership & Expansion department to enable collective learning

• Using GIS expertise and tools to assess and determine potential and strategic target areas for Mobisol’s activities in East Africa

•Supporting sales and marketing departments to set up and implement a clear and proper planning, in line with Mobisol focus areas

•Conducting studies on off-grid sector and customer profiles (standard of living, occupation, behavior, needs, main sources of income, etc.)

• Contributing to the professionalization and continuous improvement of the database and the Mobisol application (M-Tawi)

• Reporting on country development and expansion-related topics to the Headquarters in Berlin, as well as to offices in Tanzania and Kenya


• Master’s Degree (engineer, preferably in environment)

• Minimum 5+ years of work experience in the field of environmental technologies

• Experience in an international work/business environment (3+ years of work experience with an international company, experience with a European startup is a plus)

• Advanced expertise in GIS (at least 3+ years of work experience)

• Minimum 1+ year of work experience in the solar energy sector (preferably off-grid sector in Africa)

• Experience in conducting environmental studies (off-grid or other topics relevant to off-grid areas and beneficiaries)

• Experience in writing technical reports (publication of official reports or studies is a plus)

• Strong skills in data analysis (proficiency in excel required)

• Proven knowledge and experience in database usage and development

• High analytical and organizational capabilities

• Familiarity with East-African context

• Fluency in English and French


We are looking forward to receive your comprehensive application until October 28th, 2016 at 7 pm. Interested applicants should submit an application letter, CV,3traceable referees and copies of degrees to: jobsrw@plugintheworld.com

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