Rest of Tanzania Full Time Manufacturing
TSh Confidential
4 days ago

Job Summary

Power Corner Tanzania seeks to hire a qualified candidate for the position of Sales Coordinator

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Description.

PowerCorner is providing sustainable, affordable and reliable energy services to rural populations in Tanzania using a combination of key innovations: standardized, low-cost production units, a mini-grid combined with smart prepaid meters and mobile money. PowerCorner is an ambitious and dynamic internal start-up of ENGIE and a key initiative within its Energy Access program. Its core values are: Empowerment, Respect, Determination and Open-mindedness. The 4 mini-grids have been commissioned so far connecting 600 customers both households and small businesses. PowerCorner is currently developing additional mini-grids and looking for a sales coordinator to support project developments and operations at Western Cluster.

Activities

Under the general supervision of the Cluster Manager, the Sales Coordinator will perform the following duties:
➢ Community mobilization: Raise awareness on options for using electricity beyond basic needs such as light, phone charging and TV/radio, and the economic and social benefit of productive uses. This include execute several village meeting and promotions to make sure the commercial offer is clearly understood, propose ways to improve the commercial offer etc. Organize formal/informal consultations to help and encourage existing customers to identify and start new business ideas or expand or diversify existing ones (eg: providing services such as use of computers, sports & films on TV, phone charging, barbershops, etc.

➢ Conducting field interventions: site assessments, energy surveys and demand assessment. Based on field assessments and study reports, propose a field intervention to implement appropriate marketing strategies for electricity and electrical appliances. This includes: acquisitioning and retaining of customers, facilitate use electricity for domestic and productive activities (electricity availability, metering and tariffs and methods of payment, safety, load management, etc)

➢ Technical Assistance (TA): Provide technical assistance services in the form of technical training and coaching to help customers make informed decisions on selection and purchase of electrical equipment, operation of the new equipment and machineries and basic maintenance. This will also include facilitation after sale services and provide information on warranties, maintenance servicing, and provision of spare parts, safety precautions and energy-efficient use.

➢ Access to finance or appliances: Support customers to access the required finance to invest in the electrical appliances and machineries required for either domestic or productive uses. We expect the Sales Coordinator to propose best option to access finance or appliances (whether though loans or other means) and work in close collaboration with the Commercial team and Cluster Manager in this matter. For those customers that will access loans to fund appliances, the Sales Coordinator will also oversee customer loan appraisal and monitoring repayment.

➢ Supervision of all Local Operators under this project, capacity building on the topic of business skills and entrepreneurship

➢ Monitoring and reporting on key indicators as defined by the Cluster Manager and on the growth of Cluster supported through the Power Corner Tanzania

Required Academic Qualification & Experience

➢ Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Entrepreneurships, Rural Development, Marketing and Public Relation, Electrical, Economics or related field from a reputable institution

➢ Minimum of two years’ experience in relevant field (energy project development, operations, or financing; or experience in early-stage entrepreneurship (and/or)

➢ Experience as an early-stage business building as an entrepreneur, or other service provider e.g. incubation.

➢ Experience working with rural and off-grid business models and technologies, and an understanding of unique challenges faced by businesses operating in Tanzania

Personal Attributes:
➢ Good team building and motivational skills with an ability to work with a diverse mix of professionals and deliver.
➢ Strong Analytical & Problem-Solving skills
➢ Strong communication skills, both oral and written (Swahili and English)
➢ Ability to see the big picture and connect the dots.
➢ A can-do and collaborative mindset – comfortable with the ambiguities and demands of a rapidly evolving and entrepreneurial environment with a team from diverse backgrounds.
➢ Passionate about working in the impact space


How to apply: Please send your CV, along with a covering letter.

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