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Strategic Partnerships Associate

Sistema.bio

Apply by 03 April 2020

Job description

Who is the Strategic Partnerships Associate at Sistema.bio?

This is an exciting opportunity to manage and create partnerships between Sistema.bio and like-minded organizations throughout East Africa. Reporting directly to the Managing Director East Africa, you will help grow existing partnerships and build new ones to scale our impact on smallholder farmers across the East Africa region.

You’ll be in charge of:

  • Project managing existing partnerships to deliver on our sales goals in Kenya and East Africa.
  • Providing hands-on support to our partners in the field and managing the relationships.
  • Looking out for business opportunities and proposing new strategic partnerships in Kenya and East Africa.
  • Managing the full onboarding of partners to ensure a positive, clear and efficient partnership.
  • Collaborating with sales, marketing, technical and logistics teams to execute partnership activities.

 More about YOU!

  • You are passionate about serving farmers and protecting the environment.
  • You have at least 3 years of proven partnership building and management experience in similar sectors.
  • You enjoy simultaneously managing projects, scales and client types in multiple countries.
  • You build great relationships and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Speaking French is a plus! (for current pilot projects and future markets).
  • You have a practical mind that is excellent at evaluating projects and their risks and at problem-solving from partners signature to project implementation.
  • You have a valid driving license and are willing to travel to rural areas.

About Sistema.bio

Sistema.bio is a leading social enterprise operating in Latin America, India, and Africa by bringing technology, training and financing to farmers. Headquartered in Mexico City, Sistema.bio promotes a world where waste is a resource, and farmers are empowered and productive. We manufacture, sell, install and finance our patented biodigester systems for small and medium scale farmers to convert their waste into economic, health and environmental benefits.

By the end of 2021, our goal is to have installed biodigesters for over 200,000 people in 15 countries where they lack access to clean, renewable and cost-effective energy. 

Sistema.bio is the 2019 Ashden Clean Cooking Awards winner and the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Institute Finalist.

You can be a part of this impact story! 


What it is like to work at Sistema.bio

  • Entrepreneurial cultureYour ideas matter. We believe in empowering people to own their projects and be able to take responsibility for them.
  • Passion and purposeWorking at Sistema.bio, you will work with a very passionate team that believes strongly in working for the social and environmental impact they want to see.
  • A growing team with growing opportunities: Sistema.bio is on its way to double in size in the coming years. This growth will open new roles, new countries and a world of new opportunities! We have a roll-up-your-sleeves culture where we offer new opportunities for our team members’ careers based on their skills, interests and aspirations.
  • Time in the field with the small and medium-scale farmersAt Sistema.bio, we are passionate about understanding and serving our customers: small and medium-scale farmers. Working with Sistema.bio, we will make sure that regardless of your background, you get to spend time in the field with farmers and genuinely understand their challenges and their everyday concerns.
  • We care about your career progression: We have a strong culture of training and investing in developing our people. As a Sistema.bio employee, you’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to training programs, and clear tracking of your performance and career development twice a year. 
  • Work-life balanceAt Sistema.bio, we know you’re at your best when you’re rested and healthy. We therefore give you generous holidays options, parental leave, we pay for your health protection and give you options to work remotely when needed and possible.

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