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  • Posted: Jul 1, 2020
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    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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    Software Consultant

    Job description

    BURN is now poised to bring a new range of electric, hybrid, and liquid fuel stoves to Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Over the next 3 years, BURN plans to enter 6 new countries and launch 5+ new products. We are seeking a software engineer to assist us with developing a Pay-As-You-Go platform for product sales. This is a full-time position for a period of 6 months, with possibility of extension.


    • Work across client and back end software as necessary to develop and test a remote data logging and payment processing platform for BURN’s products.
    • Integrate payment processing with multiple mobile network operators (e.g. MPESA APIs) into the system. To work in countries with different payment platforms and service providers.
    • Design and manage back end and front end protocols for efficient communication & data transfer.
    • Design and test user experience with target customers.
    • Communicate effectively in a team setting.


    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or similar, or extensive work experience and portfolio
    • 3+ years of software development experience
    • Ability to work in a team setting, but without many other software engineers
    • Knowledge in multiple server-side, database & scripting languages - PHP, MySQL, Python, JavaScript, Ajax is desirable
    • Experience in firmware development, C/C++ is desirable
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills, in English
    • Commitment to BURN’s mission to be a social enterprise and a leader in providing high quality, affordable, clean energy products to East African families


    • Knowledge and experience with designing PAYG platforms & integrating APIs
    • Women encouraged to apply

    Degree qualifications

    • Bachelor of Science (BS)

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    Strategic Assistant to 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 road map, 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

    Method of Application

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