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  • Posted: Feb 2, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 30, 2021
  • BURN is an eclectic group of designers, builders, and visionaries who are committed to making stoves that can transform lives and save forests. Our goal is not just to provide clean burning wood and charcoal stoves but to provide a range of super fuel efficient stoves for the 2 billion people who will inhabit sub Saharan Africa by 2050.

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    HR Officer

    The HR and Admin Officer will apply his/her professional knowledge and expertise to support the HR and Admin Manager in all Human Resource matters. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative and contributions.

    Main Responsibilities Will Involve

    • Onboarding all new employees of BURN
    • Payroll management
    • Organization and documentation of all personnel records
    • Managing exit processes for employees
    • Revising company policies and training on the changes.
    • Processing of staff loans and advances
    • Performance management

    Skills, Experience, And Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or Higher diploma certification
    • Minimum of three years of experience in an HR position preferably in a manufacturing company
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Strong computer skills
    • Professional demeanor and competent problem solver
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Through understanding of Kenyan labour laws
    • Adept with performance management programs
    • The ability to keep sensitive information confidential
    • Must be approachable and helpful
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • Good ethical judgement

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    Data Scientist -Manager

    The role involves working in an environment with gigabytes of data from multiple sources and company data warehouses to extract insights that can be beneficial for the Organization. The responsibilities will therefore span across the entire data value chain from locating and assembling data, building datasets for analysis, implementing and interpreting mathematical and statistical procedures that often involve novel, challenging analyses of large datasets, and creating final presentations, reports, and graphics, while working closely with other managers and principal consultants to deliver to all stakeholder expectations including internal customers like commercial, new product development, expansion and externals like investors, funding partners, auditors.

    Specifically, the role-holder will be expected to be involved in:

    • Data management: work with big data/large data sets, manage and manipulate them through data programming and scripting tools like Python, R, Ms Excel VBA et al.
    • BI reporting; Develop BI reports, dashboards, and data models with the help of BI tools and MS-365 products and present consequent reports to management.
    • Review and validate homegrown data as it’s collected and from various sources, create, discover, and implement new data analysis, visualization, and processing programs.
    • Work closely with all departments that generate and consume homegrown data including after sales, market research, commercial, carbon, expansion and new product development to validate data sources and deliver quality data output that is usable for strategic decision making.
    • Develop data management protocols, working alone or partnering with other programmers and other relevant internal stakeholders, aid in the design, development and implementation of new programs and application for managing big data.
    • Design and implement projects data-needs solutions; review project data needs and recommend designs, implement them and work to continually improve them.
    • Processing, cleaning, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis and reporting.
    • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance
    • Work closely with data systems suppliers to maintain expected standards of data integrity for all data related projects.
    • Cooperate with IT department to deploy software and hardware upgrades that make it possible to leverage big data.
    • Monitor critical analytics and metrics results and communicate the same effectively and in a timely manner to user departments and any other external stakeholders.
    • Develop policies and procedures/SOP’s for the collection and analysis of data.
    • Data warehouse system: Design and oversee the deployment of data to the data warehouse systems.
    • Machine learning: Spearhead designing, developing, and maintaining machine learning algorithms that would enhance and improve the data handling environment in the organization.


    • At least 4 years’ experience in a BI or data science environment
    • Have at least a degree in Applied statistics/ Mathematics/ Actuarial science/ Data science/ Economics & Statistics/ Operations research
    • Experience in machine learning algorithms.
    • Proficiency with at least one programming language for data science e.g. R, Python, SAS, MS Excel etc.
    • Proficiency in database management and query languages e.g., SQL, MySQL as well as data warehouse set up & management.
    • Experience in team leadership, cross-department functioning and reporting/presentation to c-suite and senior management.

    Degree qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree

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    Carbon Fellow

    BURN is seeking a Carbon Fellow, who will be responsible for helping BURN grow and improve its carbon offset generation projects.

    The Carbon Fellow will be integral in contributing to BURN’s carbon offset expansion across Africa and offset delivery through a variety of global offsetting arrangements. They will work hand-in-hand with BURN’s carbon team, Marketing Intelligence team, and 3rd party carbon consultants to bring carbon offsetting to several innovative clean-energy products launching in 2020 & 2021. The Carbon Fellow will be responsible for researching carbon offset inputs, preparing and organizing carbon documentation, assisting in carbon project financial modelling, and reviewing and analyzing carbon data.

    The position requires strong organizational and research experience, as well as a strong technical background, excellent analytical skills, and practical business thinking. The ideal candidate will have hands-on analytical and research experience, strong attention to detail, and some hands-on experience with carbon offset or GHG reduction projects.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Researching Carbon Offset Inputs: In depth research both online and via networking, to obtain key data required for carbon offsetting
    • Financial Modelling: assisting with financial modelling for various projects using existing model templates
    • Data Review and Analysis: Analyzing and quality checking BURN’s databases that interface with carbon offsetting, and identifying opportunities for improvement
    • Collaboration: Be an organizer and go-between with BURN’s business intelligence, market research, sales, and senior management teams for tracking and reporting on carbon project execution
    • Reporting: produce analytical reports on the development of new market entry initiatives and performance of carbon projects, including analyzing and reporting from distribution activities and staff performance
    • Carbon Admin: Preparing and organizing documentation and SOPs related to BURN’s carbon offsetting
    • Projects: Carrying out specific one-off carbon projects falling outside the scope of existing staff

    Skills and Experience

    • MBA or Bachelor degree, ideally in Economics, Finance, Engineering, or the Sciences
    • Previous experience in strategic/management consulting and/or in market research or M&E
    • Knowledge of sales and marketing fields
    • Excellent Communication skills in both written and spoken English
    • Excellent analysis/number-crunching background, ideally including financial modelling and analysis
    • Excellent graphical presentation skill
    • Excellent desktop and networking research skills
    • Hands-on experience with carbon offset or GHG reduction projects is desired 

    Degree qualifications

    • Engineer’s Degree
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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    Strategic Assistant - CEO

    The strategic assistant will apply his/her professional knowledge and expertise to support CEO in all financial and strategic planning activities.

    We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative and contributions.

    The successful candidate will be groomed for a senior position in the company within 12 months.

    Main responsibilities will involve:

    • Assist CEO to track and provide analytical reports on the development of strategic initiatives, financial performance and the market
    • Coordinate with regional /head offices and industry bodies for reporting activities and general administrative affairs
    • Carry out specific management projects falling outside the scope of Operations
    • Develop and communicate strategic roadmap, corporate strategies and business strategies
    • Consolidate and produce business plans and review together with other business heads
    • Produce regular and ad-hoc research papers / reports on business development and market landscape
    • Complete all reporting activities accurately and on time

    Skills and Experience

    • MBA or Bachelor degree
    • Previous experience in strategic or management consulting
    • Good sense of local and global socio-economic development
    • Excellent Communication skills in both written and spoken English
    • Excellent graphical presentation skill
    • Excellent Desktop research skill
    • Degree qualifications
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Bachelor’s Degree

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    Market Research Officer

    The ideal candidate must possess knowledge and experience in developing, planning and executing quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in all stages of product life cycle from product ideation to commercialization.           

    The Employee shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

    Spearhead and take ownership in the design and execution of research studies and projects

    • Create study plans.
    • Explore and develop new methodologies.
    • Lead in execution of the plans.
    • Oversee preparation of field activities (focus groups, field surveys, in-person interviews, home visits, phone calls)
    • Develop questionnaires and surveys
    • Plan logistics- identify and recruit participants, scope location, choose date, and arrange logistics.

    Lead Field Activities

    • Conduct interviews in one-on-one and group settings
    • Document, record, and translate responses
    • Coordinate Research Assistant Contractors
    • Lead Home Visits

    Conduct advance Data Analysis and Report Writing

    • Perform data cleaning of data entries
    • Analyse the data and feedback
    • Conduct statistical analysis
    • Write summary reports

    Assist in evaluations of projects and studies

    • Help evaluate the nature and condition of projects and make useful suggestions to the MR team on best practices and strategies to apply in future project execution.

    Play an active role relaying user feedback to relevant departments (design, sales, marketing, expansion etc)

    • Act as “Know Your Customer” MR representative- identify and act on both positive and negative performance trends to ensure attainment of performance targets.
    • Run point on all MR related questions for any New Product Development research needs.
    • Liaise closely with Design Team during new product development and improvement and the commercial and expansion during new market scoping, sales and marketing process.
    • Liaise closely with Commercial and New Markets Expansion team to fulfill the strategic MR needs of these departments.
    • Coordinate and facilitate identification of community-based organizations especially for projects that require large sample sizes and support from the local leaders.
    • Provide mentorship and supervision to research interns and assistants.

    Desirable qualifications include:

    • Strong background in research-oriented fields e.g. statistics, operations research, economics, or a related field;
    • Wide knowledge and experience in planning and executing quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in all stages of product life cycle from product ideation to commercialization.     
    • Data analysis ability & solid understanding of commercial business.
    • Good computer and analytics skills (MS 365, SPSS, Excel)
    • Good communication skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in an informal, collegial environment.
    • Ability to work effectively under deadlines.

    Degree qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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