Friday, 13 July 2018

Job Opportunity at Simusolar, Advisor of Strategic Partnerships

 Advisor of Strategic Partnerships
Role Description:

Role Summary: 
The Advisor of Strategic Partnerships supports Simusolar in developing relationships with strategic partners for distribution, capacity building, financing, and other aspects of the business.  This part-time advisor supports the team, develops & maintains relationships, and project manages the team in supporting partners.

Responsibilities: 
You co-lead, manage, and implement strategic partnerships, including:

  • Advisory on opportunities, partners, and strategies to improve sales distribution, customer support, customer financing, sustainability, and other aspects of the business;
  • Partnership mapping to educate the team and provide context on the various players and their role in the agricultural landscape;
  • Outreach and Engagement of current and potential partners to develop and maintain relationships, 
  • Co-design and coordinate external initiatives with partners and the Simusolar team; 
  • Project-manage the Simusolar team to ensure timely response and follow-ups as needed with external partners;
  • Develop and train the existing team to assume increasing responsibility, eventually assuming this role within the company. 


Prerequisites: 
This role requires an experienced partnership manager and strategist familiar with small-holder agriculture, value-chains, and sustainability:

  • Masters Degree in a related field of policy and environment; 
  • International work experience in at least three countries;
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in related field;
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word;
  • Fluency in English and basic Swahili;


Measures of Performance / What Success Looks Like

  • Team has a clear picture of potential partner landscape and the targets;
  • Partnerships developed with resulting increased sales leads, farmer productivity gains, reduced delinquencies, and firm reputation in the sector;
  • Realize government priorities around economic development of farming sector.


How to apply: 
Application should be made via email titled “Strategic Partnership Advisor” through jobs@simusolar.com

Deadline will be on 23rd  July 2018.