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 RECRUITMENT@OOLUSOLAR.COM with the TITLE of the position in the SUBJECT LINE

FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICA

IT AND INNOVATION

IT Project Manager (Mid-level: Senegal)

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FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

Senior Accountant (Mid-level: Senegal)

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Junior Grants Manager (entry-level: Senegal)

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Junior Credit Analyst (mid-level Senegal)

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ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICA

INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Sales and Marketing Manager (High Level: English-speaking)

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Senior Accountant (Mid-level: Senegal)

We are hiring a Senior Accountant!

Send your CV to RECRUTEMENT@OOLUSOLAR.COM with SENIOR ACCOUNTANT in the SUBJECT LINE

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent practical experience.
  • CPA, CA or other professional accounting accreditation.
  • Experience as an accountant, assignment manager, or working in an accounting or audit firm
  • Management experience in accounting in multiple countries an asset
  • Experience in team management
  • Proficiency in Odoo accounting software preferable (proficiency in Google Drive, Excel, Word, etc.)

Key Responsabilities

  • Allocate various accounting items to the appropriate accounts;
  • Validate  accounting entries and ensure the accuracy of accounts
  • Prepare income statements and balance sheets
  • Analysis and revision of periodic accounts
  • Ensure timely tax and social security declarations
  • Create periodic reports from the company’s account balance, according to needs;
  • Prepare financial statements according to the SYSCOHADA model and consolidate accounts across the company’s different entities
  • Translate SYSCOHADA financial statements to conform with GAAP/IFRS principles
  • Implement  strategic initiatives  for the accounting team in collaboration with the Head of Finance
  • Perform periodic cash flow analysis for business entities: reconcile bank statements from all entities across the West African region
  • Coordinate the company's accounting operations across multiple countries
 
 

IT Project Manager (Mid-level: Senegal)

We are hiring an IT Project Manager!

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

Key Responsabilities:

  • Support the development, the roll out and the test of tech platforms and tools
  • Be the contact person between the company and our IT developers
  • Assist the technology department with the planning, management and  analysis of all IT related activities
  • Support the design of new processes and tools that simplify management and improve the efficiency of our network of agents
  • Train and build capacity in the local team to ensure continuity of the improved and/or new processes

Skills and Experience:

  • Management of IT projects with the Agile method
  • Knowledge of IT programming and Data management and analytics
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage a small team of IT developers
  • French and Wolof proficiency is required, English and other local languages would be considered an asset
  • Ability to take initiative and learn quickly
  • Curiosity toward the use of technology in a rural setting
  • Creative and versatile approach to problem-solving (solution-oriented)
  • Proven, strong communication skills and ability to work cross-culturally
  • Persistence, sense of humor and an open mind!
 
 

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!
 
 

Junior Grant Manager

We are looking for a person to manage our current grants, write proposals, 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 in French and English
  • 2 years minimum of grant writing experience and/or grant reporting
  • 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
  • Prior experience reporting for DFID and/or USAID grants is an asset but not required
 

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. 

Oolu promotes gender equality and strongly encourage female candidates to apply for our positions.

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