Office Manager Jobs at Schutter Energy

On Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Schutter Energy – Office Manager JD
Schutter Energy is a rapidly growing renewable energy company in Nairobi providing biogas systems to small farmers in
rural Kenya.


Building on two years of market research and installation experience, we have developed a new business model and
technology that will bring the many benefits of biogas energy to the masses in Kenya by eliminating the main hurdle to its adoption – the high upfront cost.
Our new technology overcomes the biggest hurdle in biogas implementation, reducing the initial cost to consumers from
KES 100,000 per unit (£770) by approximately 90%. In Kenya alone, there are two million farmers with at least one cow who are potential clients. We will pilot the new technology in the first half of 2013 and scale it from the second half of the year.
On its way to this goal, Schutter Energy is looking for a motivated, proactive and energetic Office Manager to manage our head office, maintain our accounts and be our first contact with customers calling into the company.
This is a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company developing and trialing a new technology and an innovative business model to bring energy to the millions at the base of the pyramid in Kenya.
What would you do?
The role will include:
• Managing the Schutter Energy head office, including
o Answer customer/supplier phone calls
o Send invoices and receipts
o Dispatch field staff
o Maintain office supplies
o Address any issues with service suppliers
o Maintain a clean and positive office environment
o Pay utility bills, taxes, payroll, etc
• Maintaining Schutter Energy’s accounts, including:
o Record revenues and costs in Quickbooks
o Make and receiving M-Pesa and cash payments on Schutter Energy’s behalf
o Maintain Schutter Energy’s petty cash
o Produce regular financial reports
• Maintain Schutter Energy’s sales inventory
• Be the first point of contact for customers calling the office (in person and by telephone)
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will:
• Provide a warm reception for clients, whether by phone or in person
• Be trustworthy
• Have experience using Quickbooks to manage accounts
• Be fluent in Swahili and English
• Be eager and able to work independently
• Have a working understanding of renewable energy
• Have a desire to work in a small, entrepreneurial organization
To apply, please submit your application at http://www.takamotobiogas.com/jobs/office-administrator-andbookkeeper/

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