Externship - Strategy & Business Development Fellow

Work Type: Fixed Term Contract

Position: Externship - Strategy & Business Development Fellow

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Role type: Fixed Term Contract (1 year)


About SunCulture:

Founded in 2012, SunCulture’s Vision is to build a world where people take control of their environment in rewarding and sustainable ways. SunCulture does this by developing and commercialising life changing technology that solves the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farming households. We are the largest distributor of solar water pumps / solar irrigation for smallholder farmers in Africa and were selected by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021. Here is a good explainer video recently made by CNBC. Over the last 5 years the company has grown significantly and now employs 400+ people around the world. 


About the role:

The Externship - Strategy and Business Development Associate will be working with the Finance Team under the direction of the CFO, and with SunCulture’s Executive Team at large on strategic projects. The role has potential to convert to a full time role for a local candidate. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategy / company description materials

  • Review existing unit economics analytics and impact reporting to inform approach and prioritization regarding the scope of work

  • Work on new revenue streams (executing results based financing opportunities and supporting carbon activities) and new product offerings (utilizing IoT, investigating portfolios, structuring offers, managing applications)

  • Assist with capital raising materials and process in conjunction with the CFO

Does this sound like you?

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Has commitment to high quality work product 

  • Ability to manage multiple work streams at one time 

  • Ability to think creatively and to be comfortable at ambiguity

  • Ability to professionally interact with a wide range of individuals


Please apply online via this job portal. We respond to all candidates; however only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.


Please Note

SunCulture is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

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