Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy. At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer to support our growth strategy in Africa.
This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Zola Electric to change the renewable energy landscape. You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets —billions of people around the world (with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it). You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.
Zola Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.
Today, Zola Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include: SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Zola Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit www.offgrid-electric.com.
Off Grid Electric is seeking a Chief Operating Officer. Reporting directly to the CEO, the role will provide strategic leadership across the Group and will be responsible for the development and oversight of all country Managing Directors. The COO will architect and implement long-range operating objectives, strategies, and initiatives focused on commercial functions, the supply chain, and IT. Key Responsibilities of this position includes:
We are looking to fill this position in either Amsterdam, Tanzania, Nigeria. Are you interested in this position and join our team in Tanzania, let’s connect and send your resume via our company career site. Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.