Company Description

Solaris Offgrid is providing "Pay-As-You-Go" energy solutions for people and companies in off-grid areas. Our smart and modular technologic approach provides a platform to bring energy, services and financing to rural communities.

Solaris Offgrid offers its "Pay-As-You-Go" solutions to manufacturers and last-mile organisations (in developing countries) which dedicate their efforts to:

  1. Reproduce a solar system centred business model, inspired by Solaris Tanzania.
  2. Integrate our PAYG software in their hardware products to increase their market reach (SHS, small lamps, cookstoves, KW inverters, etc.);

Job description

The role of the Country Director:

  • Ensures Solaris Tanzania last mile strategy design and implementation (positioning, organization optimization, profitability) to meet expansion targets set with Solaris Offgrid.
  • Is responsible for the organization implementation and efficiency (cohesion between departments and alignment toward a common goal).
  • Challenges and validates all budgets and reporting from the head of departments.
  • Is responsible for recruiting head of departments and evaluating them monthly based on their performance.
  • Have a close follow-up on compliance and budget related key topics with Director of Administration as all products changes in coordination with Solaris Offgrid and Technical & After Sales Director.
  • Represents the Company in external committees (partners, main suppliers, auditor, administration).
  • Meets with Solaris Offgrid partners and plans their visit (with the help of the executive assistant).

Candidate profile:

  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, not afraid to take initiatives or make proposals and then see them through to completion.
  • Demonstrates good adaptability and pragmatism while facing complex situation inherent of the Tanzanian environment.
  • Demonstrates dominance of P&L and Budget follow-up.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and passionate about developing world projects and social business.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage people in a multicultural environment, and is eager to discover new cultures and ways of working.
  • Deep understanding of Solar Home System / Pay-As-You-Go industry, with a previous experience in the sector greatly appreciated.
  • Has native/fluent proficiency in English.
  • Notions of Swahili is a plus

Compensation and details:

  • Start date: October 2017.
  • Duration: Min 2 years.
  • Location: Based in Mwanza, Tanzania, with regular trips in the surrounding rural areas (theatre of operations) and in the East-African region for networking events.
  • All business related expenses paid.
  • Salary to be debated according to profile and seniority.


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