ENVenture's Business Development Fellowship Program


Cause Areas

When

Mon Jan 01, 2018 - Sun Apr 01, 2018

Where

Ntindi Complex, Block C, Level 3Kampala, UG

About

Want to gain experience working on creating a social enterprise in a developing country?

Many grassroots Community Based Organizations (CBOs) have a real desire to distribute essential clean energy technologies in their communities without electricity, running water, and modern fuels for cooking. However, in setting up businesses they face three hurdles:sufficientlabor, knowledge, and financing.

We are seeking Business Development Fellows that will serve as a business coach for our rural CBO partners to enable them to launch a sustainable enterprise selling clean energy technologies across Uganda. You will be based at their location site and you will gain first-hand experience on rural entrepreneurship. Placement is for 3 - 5 months.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director of the CBO to establish an enterprise that sells small-scale clean energy products, including but not limited to solar lights, solar home systems, improved cookstoves, fuel briquettes, and water filters.
  • Conduct market research with the CBO in the community to determine uptake and price points.
  • Develop relationships with local clean energy manufacturers to set up order processing and delivery
  • Accounts manage the loan provided to ensure that all receipts, invoices, and purchase orders are accounted for and shared with ENVenture.
  • Work with the CBO staff to create a marketing campaign around the enterprise.
  • Determine future orders, costs, profitability, and margins, as well as cash flow.
  • Maintain progress reports with ENVenture, and at the end of the position, submit a summary of all work done during the time with ENVenture and the local partner.
  • Develop rural retail marketing campaigns.
  • Grow sales.
  • Test enterprise mobile applications.

Skills

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3-5 months
  • Being able to live in challenging environment and work in places without electricity

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