Company Description

E.ON Off Grid Solutions (EOGS) is a rural utility company which builds decentralised, container-based energy solutions. The company operates under the brand name Rafiki Power (Swahili for “Friendly Power”) in rural Tanzania and is engaged in developing and operating mini-grid projects to provide high-quality grid-equivalent electricity access in remote areas in Sub-Saharan Africa.

To date, the company has installed eight mini-grids and is providing clean and affordable energy to more than 900 household and business customers. Rafiki Power’s hybrid systems (solar PV & battery) are packed and standardised in recycled 20ft containers which also accommodate space for a local businesses and product sales. Together with partner organisations, Rafiki Power offers productive use trainings to ensure that the sold products are used efficiently in order to increase local incomes and transform rural village economics in the long-run. The company utilises its in-house developed technological software (AMMP: Advanced Mini-Grid Management Platform) for asset, grid and customer management. Being the key enabler for Rafiki Power’s operational efficiency and scalability, AMMP proves to be an essential key for long-term rural electrification.

Job description

Business Development Assistant

Contract term: 1 year

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Starting time: Latest October

Working hours: Full time


Job description

  • Assist management of non-electricity sales operations (e.g. marketing, product testing)
  • Analyse sales and revenues, suggest and implement improvements that may increase sales of products and power consumption of customers
  • Support the operations and development of the Rafiki Power Kiosks
  • Carry out relevant desktop research, e.g. new products, suppliers, partners, competitors
  • Cooperate closely with Customer Relations team


Your qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor degree (e.g. economics, business administration, marketing)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and willingness to go the extra mile
  • High level of self-organization, commitment, personal drive and flexibility
  • Good Microsoft Office skills, especially Power Point and Excel
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary, international teams in multiple locations
  • Good knowledge of Swahili and English
  • First work experience, ideally in rural development, off-grid solar or other related field


What we offer

  • Great work experience in fast-growing start-up with international ambitions
  • Freedom to take on new tasks independently and with full ownership
  • Coaching and continuous feedback


Please send your cover letter and CV to:

Deadline: 20th August 2017 



20 August 2017