Open Positions

Delivering solar energy to millions requires talent. If you’re interested in working for a fast-paced, growing company, please check out our open positions below.

FRANCOPHONE: Send your CV to RECRUTEMENT@OOLUSOLAR.COM with the TITLE of the position in the SUBJECT LINE

ANGLOPHONE: Send your CV to RECRUITEMENT@OOLUSOLAR.COM with the TITLE of the position in the SUBJECT LINE

FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICA

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

Grant Writer (entry-level: Senegal)

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Junior Financial Analyst (mid-level Senegal)

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FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICA

OPERATIONS AND MARKETING

Chief of Operations Department (High level: Senegal)

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PR and International Branding Intern (entry-level: Senegal)

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ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICA

INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Country Manager (Executive-level: English Speaking West Africa)

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Business developer (Operations Focused) (High Level: English Speaking West Africa)

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Sales and Marketing Manager (High Level: English Speaking West Africa)

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Chief of Operations Department

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and dynamic person to drive our operations!

Experience

  • Relevant University degree (operations, international development, business, economics, etc);
  • Experience in operations, distribution and/or sales in rural regions in Senegal;
  • Experience in managing and coordinating teams;
  • Experience in data analysis, data management and creating organisational tools;
  • Experience in HR and basic accounting necessary;
  • Dynamic, flexible, highly motivated, able to hit targets under pressure, open-minded and highly adaptable
  • Driven by our social mission and passionate about rural development

Essential Responsibilities

  • Hire and train local staff in operations and sales, set objectives, analyze and measure progress;
  • Monitor sales and repayments in the region and manage a large team;
  • Ensure repayments remain high and work closely with sales staff and marketing director to hit sales targets;
  • Work closely with technical staff and field staff to identify problems and develop innovative solutions
  • Propose and develop new projects in the field;
  • Design data tools to measure, manage and monitor repayment results on our data platform, and analyse and report on results;
  • Manage and ensure transparency and control over stock and entire supply chain process while maintaining low churn;
  • Ensure after-sales service and repairs for field operations;
  • Develop and acquire partnerships between money transfer and/or mobile money and banks;
  • Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with local communities and local authorities;
  • Manage operations while ensuring accounting and HR processes are followed;
  • Other duties as requested by DG or Board of Directors
 
 

Country Manager (English Speaking West Africa)

We are looking for a person to oversee our subsidiary in an undisclosed West African country. Country Managers are the most senior position operating within a country, and thus are responsible for all local P&L, country expansion plans, hiring, marketing, engaging with government officials and securing local and strategic partnerships. This position will report directly to the founders, will sit among our Executive Team and will have significant influence in broader organizational priorities. He/She will be expected to drive the organizational performance while  maintaining our fun start-up culture.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • If you have built a company up from start-up to success, if you have built and managed a massive workforce of people, if you can show us how you directly impacted a company's revenue, growth and/or high level strategy, we want you to apply!
  • You MUST have a minimum 3 years as a Country Manager or West Africa Regional Director position in a growing, fast-paced company in West Africa
  • Extraordinary candidates with 3 years of experience as an executive at an investment bank or a top management consulting firm will also be considered
  • 2 years of International experience or education abroad is an asset
  • Fluency in English is required (French is an asset)
  • Previous experience in HR and Finance necessary
  • You MUST be a strategic thinker and self-motivated team player
 
 

Grant Writer and Stakeholder Engagement Representative

We are looking for a person to write grants, apply for awards and represent Oolu at stakeholder engagement events.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly, persuasively and accurately
  • 2 years minimum of grant writing experience
  • Demonstrated experience writing successful grants
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent ability to work autonomously to guide their own work and liaise between Oolu team and grantors
  • Excellent capacity to take initiative to work with the rest of the team to gather information and synthesize for submission
  • Ability to prepare presentations for stakeholder engagement activities
  • Ability to attend events as a representative for Oolu and engage with potential grantors from handshake to close
 
 

Business Developer (English Speaking West Africa: country TBD)

We are hiring for further expansion in West Africa!

Key Responsabilities

  • Launch and lead all Oolu activities in a new market: The business developer is highly operations focused and will launch and lead the pilot project in a new market, conduct all m&e activities, determine regional and sub-regional pricing models; build the team to scale, and ensure results oriented reporting to the board;
  • Support the Executive team with business strategy formulation for a new market;
  • Work closely with technical personnel to determine new project modalities and optimal project implementation solutions;
  • Manage a large team and put in place strategies to ensure success in a new market;
  • Identify, design, and negotiate new project and partnership opportunities;
  • Draft agreements and/or contractual documents for the executive team which are required for signature and implementation of new projects;
  • Push forward relevant institutional partnerships;
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of competencies in project service delivery and management to develop opportunities and engagements with new partners;
  • Perform other duties as required and requested within the framework of his/her responsibilities or as assigned by the Executive Team;
  • We’re looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience in an international business environment which includes leading roles in business development, stakeholder management, communication, marketing, sales and/or finance or other relevant area.    

Skills and Experience:

  • Applicants must have previous experience working in operations-focused business development role where they helped scale a startup and/or be a passionate entrepreneur with a proven track record of business success;
  • Previous experience in logistics and/or experience scaling operations for a leading distribution company in Africa is an asset;
  • Previous experience in rural regions is desirable;
  • Previous experience in recruiting, training, finding talent, and HR is an asset
  • The applicant must speak fluent English;
  • If the Applicant is not from the target country, the Applicant must be willing to relocate, all relocation fees will be the responsibility of the Applicant;
  • The Applicant must have a valid passport before onboarding;
  • If you are an innovative problem solver, have good managerial skills and have a "go-getter" attitude, we want you to apply!
 
 

Sales and Marketing Manager (English Speaking West Africa: Country TBD)

We are hiring for further expansion in West Africa!

Key Responsibilities

  • Will work with the Business Developer to launch the pilot project in a new market, conduct all m&e activities, determine regional and sub-regional pricing models; build the team to scale, and ensure results oriented reporting to the board;
  • Will support the Executive team with sales strategy formulation for a new market opportunities (state, local and community) including pricing, product and go-to-market strategy;
  • Will manage a large team of sales staff, assign and boost sales objectives and lead all training programs;
  • Will collect, monitor and evaluate data in the field in order to hit monthly sales targets, improve sales, anticipate customer needs and expectations and better marketing processes;
  • Design and lead communication strategies;
  • Work closely with technical personnel to determine new project modalities and optimal project implementation solutions;
  • Manage a large sales team and put in place strategies to ensure success in a new market;
  • Perform other duties as required and requested within the framework of his/her responsibilities or as assigned by the Executive Team;
  • We’re looking for someone with at least 3 years of experience in a leading roles in sales, business development, marketing or other relevant area.    
  • We’re looking for someone with at least 2 years of experience in building and managing large teams

Skills and Experience:

  • Applicants must have previous experience working in a sales and marketing role where they helped scale a startup;
  • The applicant must speak fluent English and be highly motivated by our social mission;
  • Previous experience in rural regions in West Africa is required;
  • Previous experience in building and managing a sales team;
  • Previous experience as a lead sales manager for a leading distribution company in West Africa is an asset;
  • Previous experience in recruiting, training, finding talent, and HR is an asset;
  • If you can build a team and sell, we want you!
 

Our Commitment
We are committed to encouraging equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to encouraging equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Oolu abides by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of the United States of America.