ABOUT LYNK :
Lynk is a startup which builds technology to connect blue-collar workers in Kenya - from carpenters to cleaners - to jobs.
Our suite of products seeks to satisfy a breadth of consumer needs, which provide multiple channels to increase incomes for workers in our system :
Lynk is consistently regarded as one of the most exciting and socially impactful start-ups in Africa :
2019) Winner of Department for International Development’s challenge for catalytic solutions in the field of youth employment
2018) Africa regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge for global technology solutions that improve livelihoods
2018) Selected into the prestigious MIT 2018 SOLVER class of solutions that are changing the world, in the subcategory of work of the future
2018) Named one of East Africa’s top 10 startups to watch by I-Dev international
2017) Grand winner of the Ford Foundation and the Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon for initiatives that can bring disruptive change to youth employment
2017) Selected to the inaugural XL Africa fellowship put on by the World Bank for high potential startups in Africa
A bit about the role :
As the woodshop supervisor, you manage the fundi furniture makers in the LYNK shop, ensuring jobs get completed on schedule and to the correct specs and quality standards.
You emphasize safety above all else, while maintaining efficiency and productivity. Leading by example, you train the shop workers to be the best woodworkers they can be and instill value and pride in their work.
You help to oversee the shop inventory and ensure tools and materials are being used properly.
A bit about you :
You have a strong passion for woodwork and are an expert furniture maker. You wish to pass on your knowledge and drive to the next generation of fundis.
You are able to relate to and encourage the fundi woodworkers and be a role model for them. You have zero tolerance for the mistreatment of the shop and expect nothing but the best from the fundi woodworkers.
Specific responsibilities :
Tool Inventory Management
Successful candidates will have all or most of these qualifications :
Required education : Vocational school
Required relevant work experience : 5 years
Required languages : English (Spoken : fluent Written : fluent)