Project Manager – Market Development at M-KOPA

On Monday, November 3rd, 2014
M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers.

The company was founded in 2011 by former executives behind M-PESA (the world’s leading mobile payment platform) on the belief that mobile technology could revolutionize energy services in emerging markets the same way it has already revolutionized the delivery of communications and financial services.

Position Title: Project Manager – Market Development

Market Development

Overall Purpose: Market Development spearheads the innovation and piloting of new Products within the Ecosystem of M-Kopa’s products with subsequent implementation of multiple pilots for new products.

The Project Manager will be based in Eldoret with 50 percent of their time allocated to field work particularly North Rift, Nyanza and Western regions.


Reports to: Head of Market Development


  • Help run early stage Pay-as-you-go Solar Water pump irrigation trial
  • Pilot distribution for larger solar systems and Accessories
  • Manage and disperse information about pilots within the organization
  • Assist in development from Pilot stage to commercial distribution
  • Business Development
  • Minimum of Tertiary/Diploma educated.  
  • A Marketing/Project Management background or prior relatable experience in a similar role will be an added advantage.
Minimum years of experience
  • At least 1 year in a similar position.  
Required Skills   
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong process management
  • Analytical, self-motivated, result oriented and able to manage and perform under extreme pressure.
  • Able to influence at high level.
  • Set high standards in organizing and planning
Remuneration: The position comes with a competitive and generous salary package that includes a Company phone, laptop and car.


To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your well named and labelled cv and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to [email protected] with only the subject “EPM”
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