E-Waste Management Intern
D.Light Africa
Nairobi, Kenya
1h ago
source : BrighterMonday

Job Summary

As a Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge winner, d.light has developed a project aimed at incentivizing customers to dispose of End of Life (EoL) and Out of Warranty (OOW) solar products.

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Entry level
  • Experience Length : 1 year
  • Job Description

    Background and Opportunity Description :

    Off-grid solar technologies provide life-changing access to modern energy services for people and communities currently living without electricity.

    E-waste generated by the off-grid solar sector represents less than 0.1% of global e-waste streams, but investment now will ensure the industry’s growth is sustainable over the long term and further enhance the sector’s reputation as a leader in environmental responsibility.

    As a Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge winner, d.light has developed a project aimed at incentivizing customers to dispose of End of Life (EoL) and Out of Warranty (OOW) solar products.

    Through a targeted consumer awareness campaign, the project will encourage customers to buy new solar products at a discounted rate, when the old products cannot be repaired, thus preventing a return to the use of oil lamps and candles.

    Working with / reporting to :

  • Quality Assurance Manager and Strategic Partnerships Manager
  • Core Activities :

  • Train staff and agents on the purpose of the project and the means of achieving the goals
  • Monitoring of project progress across Western and Nyanza, and continuous re-design and deployment of additional techniques to ensure that goals are achieved
  • Coordinating with the Marketing Team to design marketing materials to increase awareness about the project
  • Design, procurement and placement of collection bins
  • Design and implementation of data collection system at point of collection
  • Management of solar waste collection and reverse logistics
  • Creation and management of database to categorize all types of solar waste
  • Coordination with local and head-office staff
  • Budget management
  • Organization and management of site visits from donors
  • Project report writing
  • All candidates must have :

  • Project management experience
  • Clear examples of working in technical environments (preferably electrical or electronic experience). Ability to categorize the components in a solar system
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent people skills
  • Skills in building consensus across functions and cultures
  • Experience building and managing databases
  • Training / capacity building experience (for people with limited education)
  • Creative experience, working on marketing campaigns (particularly for low-income households)
  • Native-level fluency in English
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Great candidates will :

  • Have excellent spoken Swahili and Luo
  • Show uncommon intuition and an affinity for technology
  • Feel passionate about the natural environment, and understand the need for action
  • Naturally seek to add structure and organization within loosely-defined contexts
  • Love working with cross-functional teams and managing projects from idea inception to full execution
  • Demonstrate a purpose-driven career
  • Benefits :

  • Competitive stipend for 6 months
  • Potential full time role post internship, dependent on performance and project success
  • Qualified females are highly encouraged to apply.

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