*Project Manager, BioLite – Nairobi/Remote

Published 22:33 on January 23, 2023  /  Last updated at 02:40 on January 24, 2023  /  Job Postings  /  No Comments

*PREMIUM LISTING - BioLite seeks a candidate with well-developed quantitative skills, proficient English writing skills and at least three years experience with developing carbon finance projects. BioLite has a portfolio of registered carbon finance projects across 10+ sub-Saharan African countries, with significant expansion expected in the coming years.

TITLE: Project Manager

HOURS: Full-time

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya or W. Africa

REPORTS TO: Manager, Carbon Project Development

COMPENSATION: TBD

About BioLite:

BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets,  developing-world families living in energy poverty, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking off-grid cooking, charging and lighting products.

BioLite believes in a bright and safe future for all, and that includes life at work. BioLite is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace where we aim to enable everyone to show up as their full selves. An inclusive environment and culture makes our solutions better and our entire team smarter. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

This Role:

BioLite seeks a candidate with well-developed quantitative skills, proficient English writing skills and at least three years experience with developing carbon finance projects. BioLite has a portfolio of registered carbon finance projects across 10+ sub-Saharan African countries, with significant expansion expected in the coming years. The candidate will independently manage the verification and issuances of carbon credits as well as facilitate field data collection and analysis associated with these projects through management of local staff, as needed. By helping to ensure that carbon credits from BioLite’s clean energy products are successfully issued, you will be essential to fulfilling BioLite’s mission of bringing energy everywhere.

You Will:

Manage workflows in the following key areas:

  • Manage carbon projects with complex calendar of project monitoring and verification, including field monitoring teams, auditors and governing bodies (Gold Standard/Verra, etc).
  • Author monitoring reports and emission reduction calculation sheets in advance of verification audits based on data collected from the field via external consultants.
  • Liaise with Standards (GS/Verra, etc) on project review cycle
  • Analyze and mitigate potential risks to carbon projects
  • Help to organize and host site visits from auditors
  • Hire, manage and guide local data enumerators to collect, compile and error check field data, including maintenance of database of customers, stove usage and efficiency data, etc.
  • Work with distributors in order to properly incentivize them to maximize data return rates, spot check data compiled by partners

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline with a strong grounding in science, math, engineering or other quantitative training, additional education a plus
  • Superior proficiency in excel required, basic proficiency in Word and PowerPoint
  • Passion to use market forces to address climate change
  • At least three years of previous experience in technical aspects of carbon finance project development
  • Strong writing, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Deadline driven, organized and able to multi-task
  • High attention to detail, which is central to success in the role
  • Strong English verbal communication skills, French speaking and other local W. African languages a plus
  • Structured and analytic thinker

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • PTO and family leave
  • Community bonus plan and equity stock options
  • Adventure Stipend (after two years)
  • Community engagement activities – we celebrate each other’s wins and work as a team!

To apply, email Oli Raison <oli@bioliteenergy.com>