Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MKOPA Head of Technical Operations (East Africa) Vacancy

About M-KOPA Solar
M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global eader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for of- grid customers.
The company was founded in 201 by former executives behind M-PESA (the world's leading mobile
payment platform) on the belief that mobile technology could revolutionize energy services in emerging markets the same way it has already revolutionized the delivery of communications and financial services.
In under 2 years since commercial launch (Oct 2012), M-KOPA has connected over 10,00 homes in
East Africa to solar power. As of Q4 2014 the company is adding over 10,00 new homes each month
and employs nearly 50 full time staff with ofices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the UK and Hong Kong.
M-KOPA works in partnership with leading mobile network operators including Safaricom in Kenya, and is busy developing additonal pay-as-you-go products and services. The company has also begun
licensing its technology to partners in markets outside East Africa.
In 2013 M-KOPA was given the Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award by the Financial Times and IFC, and in 2014 was selected by Bloomberg New Energy Finance as the world's top New Energy Pioneer. The company's innovative business model has been profiled in leading global media including The Economist, the BC, Bloomberg, the Financial Times and Wired.

M-Kopa is seking an experienced technical operations profesional to join the M-KOPA Technology
Group to suport and improve infrastructure and operations for the East Africa region and group
technology services.

Position Title: Head of Technical Operations (East Africa)
Location: M-KOPA’s head ofice in Nairobi, Kenya.

The role wil require international travel (up to 25%), largely within the East Africa region with some travel to the UK and China as required.

Position Start: As soon as possible