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Fenix International

Fenix International

Fenix International

Founded in 2009, Fenix International is a venture-backed renewable energy company based in San Francisco, California. With core expertise in power electronics, product design and base-of-the-pyrami...


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

24 Jan 2013

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Compensation details:
Stipend, travel expenses and potential career opportunities with Fenix.

Employer tags:
Consumer Products
Renewables & Environment
Esc Factor:
Social Impact
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Fenix Innovations Fellow (Tanzania, Rwanda, & Kenya)

Fenix International is seeking highly motivated and entrepreneurial Fellows with leadership experience.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Stipend, travel expenses and potential career opportunities with Fenix.

Job Type:
Remote Working
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
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Fenix Innovations Fellow

Company: Fenix International Inc.
Location: Dar es Salaam, Kigali, or Nairobi
Application Deadline: Rolling, but apply by February 15th to be considered in the next round
Position: Full-time 6 to 12 month Fellowship with future career opportunities at Fenix
Compensation: Stipend & travel expenses

Job Description
Fenix International ( is seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial Fellow with leadership experience to develop and test innovative sales, marketing, distribution and financing strategies, manage new pilots, collect and analyze data, train Fenix trainers and provide general support to the Fenix Business Development and Technical teams. Fellows will report to the East Africa Business Development Manager and will work directly with our sales and marketing team on the ground to test, refine and scale up new business models, strategies and systems at Fenix.

This position offers an incredible opportunity to work with an elite team of business professionals and engineers and directly contribute to the success of a Silicon Valley startup. Candidates must have a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy and sustainable development in Frontier Markets.  As a Fenix Fellow, you will be based in Dar es Salaam, Kigali, or Nairobi working on critical projects with real and immediate impact and will have the opportunity to do about 30% domestic and regional travel.

Key Responsibilities

• Work with Fenix partners to drive sales and test new innovative marketing, distribution and financing strategies
• Conduct product trainings and train the trainer sessions
• Collect & analyze and report data from new and existing customers and field studies to contribute directly to Fenix product and business development strategy
• Provide general operations support to the business development and technical teams
• 20% of Fellow time is spent on a project Fellows are especially passionate about at Fenix and co-design with Fenix leadership
• Note: Fellowship responsibilities will be slightly varied to account for the unique skills and experience the Fellows bring to the team, as well as their specific interests and career goals.  For example, Fellows with engineering experience could spend some time helping to build after-sales services or conducting field studies for new products.  Candidates with marketing experience could spend more time developing marketing materials or campaigns for Fenix.

Required Skills & Experience

• Leadership & project management experience; We are looking for entrepreneurial candidates who have started or contributed significantly to a particular project, team or new company and we especially value candidates who have seen projects through from start to finish, from design to scale up phase.
• One year minimum work experience
• Commitment to live and work with Fenix in East Africa for 6-12 months
• Ability to customize and clearly communicate the Fenix value proposition, including quantitative and qualitative benefits to the customer and the consumer, for written and verbal presentations
• Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & Google Apps
• Ability and drive to work independently
• Bachelors degree

Highly Desired Skills

• Education and/or work experience in both East Africa and abroad
• Business level competency in Swahili, Kinyarwanda and/or French

About Fenix
Fenix International produces ultra-affordable power generation and smart energy storage solutions to empower more than 1.3 billion people living without electricity. Fenix is a for-profit corporation based in San Francisco, California with customers across multiple markets and core expertise in power electronics, product design and base-of-the-pyramid marketing. Fenix has been prominently featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, Popular Mechanics, CNET, VentureBeat, and has won several awards and honors since it was founded in 2009.

To Apply
Please submit your cover letter, resume and contact information for two (2) professional references through job posting at In the cover letter, please answer the following questions:

1) What leadership or entrepreneurship experience have you had and how will it prepare you for this role?
2) What other skills and experience will you bring to Fenix?
3) What interested you in applying for the Fenix Innovation Fellowship and how can Fenix help propel you toward achieving your long-term career and life goals?
4) Do you have a preference for being based in Dar es Salaam, Kigali, or Nairobi?  If so, why?

Fenix offers a fun work environment and provides a stipend of $1,000 per month to Fellows to cover housing expenses and other living expenses in East Africa.  Fenix will also cover airtime, internet and transport expenses related to work.  Beyond monetary compensation, Fenix is committed to professional and career development for all of our staff, so we are happy to support you in developing new skills important to your future career goals.  Candidates with significant work experience will be considered for the Senior Fellow position, which offers additional management opportunities, greater responsibilities and a larger stipend.  Midway through the Fellowship, we will schedule time with all Fellows to discuss future career opportunities with Fenix in East Africa or other new Frontier markets where Fenix is expanding.

We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted.

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