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Burn Hiring B2C Team Leader & Carbon Technical Officer

B2C Team Leader – Mt. Kenya

Embu, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Murang’a, Mt. Kenya, Kenya

Full Time

Experienced

About the role:

BURN is looking for a Team Leader who will be responsible for setting goals, devising sales strategies, evaluating sales team performance, assigning tasks, and providing support and corrective measures should there be any concerns.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operations: Plan 3 weekly schedules from activators by day. Ask all activators to present their plan to achieve their targets and include their plans within the 3-week plan. Conduct weekly activator meetings. Ensure that inventory at local depots is adequate; Ensure inventory of marketing materials at the local office is adequate. Place weekly distribution orders for stoves to be sold. Perform demos, where possible. Carry-out mini-stakeholder events in the community such as re-training, cooking events etc
  • Project implementation and training: Strictly follow the customer screening and registration process. INTERNAL TRAINING: Conduct sales & marketing training for BURN activator staff. Make sure no activator sells any stove to anyone buying on behalf of someone else. Make sure customers mainly use wood for cooking and our stove for most of their meals daily. Understand why and report reasons why some households could stop using the cook-stoves. Educate end-users on stove usage and the importance of signing their Carbon rights away to us. Identify future community needs hence future project opportunities within their communities. Educate the communities on our cook-stoves benefits and ensure high-level usage.
  • Budgeting: Send weekly receipts and PRF to the field manager. Do not abuse the advance given for expenses incurred in carrying out your job.
  • Human Resources: Assist in Recruiting, interviewing, training, and supervising activators. Prepare all casual forms or invoices.
  • Communication: Inspire and motivate the activation team (in person, over the phone, by email, etc.) Give feedback on the team’s performance, sales growth, and competition in the region.
  • Monitoring/Reporting: Produce daily and weekly sales reports from the activator team and share them with the field manager. Monitor sales performance by activator and distributor; make necessary suggestions to improve sales and staff.
  • Sales targets: reach the 5 stoves a day sales target per activator. Monitor the retail price.
  • within the assigned cluster’s quadrant.
  • Establish strong distribution channels linkages to farmers: Source potential distribution and sales points (PRIVATE FARMS/NGOs/CBOs/churches/women groups/ SACCO)
  • Perform other duties as requested by your Territory Sales Manager, or any of the management team.

Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant field
  • 2 years in a sales environment
  • Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor.
  • In-depth knowledge of performance metrics.
  • Good computer skills, especially MS Excel.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Good Decision–making skills.
  • Prove or demonstrate an excellent sales performance track record.

                                                            Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply

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

Carbon Technical Officer – Kenya

Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Full Time

Mid Level

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About the role

The overall role of a Carbon Technical Officer is to make sure BURN generates its carbon credits on time, on the scope, and budget by ensuring all carbon reports are prepared and submitted on time, and within the standard Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. First-level Draft and review of all carbon reports and submit them on time to the Carbon Technical manager as per the annual calendar prepared by the Carbon Technical Manager
  2. Prepare a Project Level annual Gantt chart that is a more detailed version and at the project level clearly showing what happens when and by whom. They will be responsible to ensure all tasks are done on time and within the correct scope.
  3. First Level Draft of clear Standard Operating Procedures and Quality control and Quality Assurance plans and strategies for All reporting and technical aspects of carbon processes, to be implemented by the Project Management teams and all support departments in BURN (Commercial Team, Business Intelligence department, Carbon Project Management team, and Carbon Technical Officers)
  4. First Level Review, and draft where required, all Carbon reports and support documents – e.g., but not limited to VPA DD, Monitoring reports, Local Stakeholder consultation reports, and all related Support documents, and submit them to the Carbon Consultant on time and in scope
  5. Responsible for drafting and preparing robust operating procedures and systems to ensure all carbon reports and their supporting documents are saved on BURN’s SharePoint and uploaded on the Sustaincert app on time and in the correct level of quality
  6. Run all Training and capacity building to ensure compliance with carbon standard requirements from BURN, and make sure the carbon project Management team is following the requirements of the standards based on the SOPs developed
  7. Provide First level responses to all reviews from BURN to either VVBs and/or the Standards in each stage of Project reviews e.g., but not limited to Preliminary review in GS or Listing in VERRA.
  8. First-level preparation of all Ex-ante and Ex-post ER calculations for BURN cookstove projects, including ensuring all Projects hit the maximum ER generation per stove possible
  9. Provide weekly updates (or any frequency set by the Carbon technical Manager) on the status of the Projects – quality, risk assessment, reporting – in a clear concise manner
  10. Lead and coordinate all reviews from BURN to either VVBs and/or the Standards in each stage of Project reviews e.g., Preliminary review in GS or Listing in VERRA. The Carbon Technical Manager ensures that all feedback is provided on time and in scope in conjunction with the Carbon Consultant
  11. First Level drafting, refining, and updating of all BURN Carbon data collection questionnaires in line with the standard requirements and in a way to maximize opportunities for Carbon Credit Generation
  12. Identify and Manage the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that face BURN’s projects from Standards or Markets where BURN operates and come up with strategic plans to de-risk any aspects that would affect the issuance of credits on time, on the scope, and budget
  13. Manage, coordinate, and take lead in any Design changes to existing POAs
  14. Manage Ad hoc communications with Standards (e.g., VERRA/GS) for topics such as but not limited to technical changes to methodology rules, deviation requests, clarification requests, and relationship building with the standards (e.g. finance, technical reviewers, etc.) VBS as needed
  15. Carrying out specific one-off special carbon assignments falling outside the scope of existing JD
  16. Keep up to date on all Standard (GS/VERRA/CDM, etc) updates and always make sure BURN is ahead of any strategic and required changes in how projects are run
  17. Carrying out specific one-off special carbon assignments falling outside the scope of existing JD

Skills and Experience:

  1. 3+ Years’ experience in Carbon Standards Project Document preparation in gold standard or VERRA (CDM experience is desired)
  2. 3+ Years’ experience in Emission reductions calculations
  3. 3+ years of experience in Project Management
  4. 3+ years of experience in Managing Carbon Audits and responding to Standard (VERRA/CDM/GS) comments
  5. Proven track record in Quality control and Quality Assurance experience in carbon Projects
  6. Strong communication skills in both written and spoken English language
  7. Certification in Microsoft Programmes – MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint
  8. Excellent graphical presentation and reporting skills.
  9. Enthusiastic, motivated, and a desire to ‘Get things done
  10. Proven track record demonstrating excellent time management skills

                                                 Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply

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

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