Social Impact Project for Sales & Marketing Expert to Scale Clean-Cooking Solution in Kenya
Project Description and Impact
Based in Ruiru, Kenya, our social enterprise designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s bestselling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emission.
Not only do we sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but our organization is also the only Jiko company which manufactures all 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, we have sold more than 500,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $151 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. Our company currently sells ~15,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months.
The project that we are looking for a commercial experteer to support on special projects within the sales team including professional development of the team, improving processes, and plan new product launches. This project will directly impact the organisation as it should leave to a better managed sales team, and more sales and revenue for the company.
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.
Accommodation is in shared intern/fellow house about ten minutes drive from where you will work.
An amount of 1200 USD will be provided each month. This should be enough to live comfortably in Kenya.
Flight will be covered, and transport to and from house and work each day.
Round trip flight to Kenya, travel insurance for the duration of your stay.
About the Hosting Organization
Burn Manufacturing USA LLC is a For-profit with social mission working on Manufacturing.