Logistics Consultant to Optimize Route Management

Support Environment in Nairobi, Kenya

IT, Manufacturing, Data Analysis, Operations
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
3 weeks to 5 weeks
Must Speak: 
Accommodations, Travel Stipend, Learning Opportunity
Sponsored By: 

We think this is a meaningful project for the seasoned logistics professional to support waste management in Nairobi, Kenya in exchange for flights, housing, and food.

Opportunity Details


Background: Urban Kenya is faced with waste management problem. In Nairobi, 2.5 out 3.5 million people cannot afford waste collection services. Farmers in rural areas are faced with declining soil fertility, which negatively affects their productivity and income. TakaTaka Solutions is a Nairobi-based social enterprise that provides end-to-end waste management services. By recycling and composting 90% of waste, TakaTaka Solutions is able to provide affordable waste management services to all income areas while, at the same time, providing farmers with high-quality compost (organic fertilizer) that increases soil fertility.

The Project and Ideal Volunteer

TakaTaka is looking for a logistics consultant to support their local staff in developing their logistics and route management by incorporating global best practices. This will lead to reduced working hours of their staff, cost savings and the collection of more waste. The ideal candidate will have had 10+ years of logistics experience, with a specific focus on:

  • Route planning
  • Route monitoring
  • Design of routing systems
  • Strong knowledge of ICT systems with regards to logistics
  • Previous experience with fleet management
  • Strong in Excel and relevant logistics software"

Additionally, local staff shall be trained to develop and update their route management independently.



The success of the project will be measured in

  • Improved services for waste collection clients
  • Reduced missed collections
  • More timely services
  • Reduced working hours for collection staff
  • Reduced costs for TakaTaka Solutions will enable quicker growth and bigger impact
  • Reduction in working hours per truck
  • Reduction in fuel costs

Deliverables of the expert:

  • Design new route management tool/approach
  • Design new route monitoring tool/approach


Great for people with logistics and civil engineering skills!
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  • IT
  • Manufacturing
  • Data Analysis
  • Operations


  • English

We Provide These Local Benefits


TakaTaka will provide a basic AirBnB place.


-          Experience of working in a startup in Kenya

-          Insights into the waste management and recycling sector

-          Experience of working with people with a variety of educational backgrounds


Siemens Stiftung (foundation) will be the contract partner and cover all travel and insurance costs.

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

Currently accepting applications


Industry: Environmental Services

Mission: Environment

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

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