Job Title: Intern
Location: Nairobi and Githunguri
Company: Takamoto Biogas
Start Date: Immediately

About us

It’s where innovative technology, biogas specialists, energy educators, and bright ideas meet in a full time enthusiastic startup environment— it’s Takamoto Biogas. We are a company of passionate and talented people committed to the goal of improving the lives of rural Kenyan farmers by providing them with reliable energy through innovative technology.

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 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, Takamoto Biogas is looking for a motivated, proactive and energetic intern who is excited about working in a startup environment, learning about all elements of the business and working with our farmers.

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 

Job Description

The role will include:
  • Training farmers upcountry
  • Executing market research upcountry
  • Working with the research and development team on developing and executing
  • Writing blogs and managing social media profiles
  • Organizing and managing marketing events upcountry
  • Assisting with general office work 

Job Requirements

  • Have a desire to work in a small, entrepreneurial organization
  • Self motivated, proactive to begin and complete projects
  • Willing to try working in various departments of the company
  • Strong written communications and interpersonal skills 
  • Willing to travel to Githunguri 2 times per week 
  • Available from 9am to 6pm, 5 days a week 
  • Fluent in English and Swahili 

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