About Us

Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing countries through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people.

Typical Impact Carbon projects involve scaling the sales and distribution of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with investors, project developers, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to verify them to rigorous carbon standards.

Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, California.

Description

Impact Carbon is seeking a Country Manager to oversee Impact Carbon’s project operations in Uganda. This will include overseeing local staff, partner relationships and other implementation aspects for Impact Carbon projects in Uganda, including:
  • existing and new carbon development projects
  • marketing and distribution for cookstoves and water filtration devices,
  • business development with in-country partners, and
  • conducting due diligence on new partners and project opportunities

In the first year, this will include managing the implementation of Impact Carbon’s USAID funded Implementation Research Project: Behavior Change Interventions to Improve the Acquisition and Correct Use of Improved Cookstoves.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee development of systems and setup of Impact Carbon country office in Uganda
  • Financial management systems
  • Staffing and human resources
  • Oversee implementation of a comprehensive marketing, branding and sales strategy for improved cookstoves participating in Impact Carbon’s project.
  • Develop marketing collateral
  • Establish new sales initiatives
  • Partner with local NGOs and retailers to scale marketing and distribution efforts
  • Identify and build relationships with new distribution channels
  • Work with local partners to run effective and well-targeted marketing campaigns
  • Develop an effective organizational system and set of controls with new manufacturing partners
  • Build network of manufacturing partners
  • Manage capacity building and human resources systems
  • Oversee management and monitoring of partner recordkeeping, financial systems and manufacturing systems
  • Oversee in-country development of a water filtration carbon offset project
  • Manage relationships with new and existing partners
  • Manage implementation of Impact Carbon’s USAID funded *Implementation Research Project: Behavior Change Interventions to *Improve the Acquisition and Correct Use of Improved Cookstoves.
  • Ensure that all project objectives and activities are met in a timely fashion
  • Oversee the Field Research Calendar
  • Liaise between field partners and Impact Carbon headquarters in SF for quarterly and annual financial and narrative donor report data
  • Manage relationships with project partners

Qualifications and Experience

  • Track record of success in project and financial management essential
  • Experience interfacing with internal and external partners and stakeholders essential
  • Experience in social science field research and familiarity with randomized evaluations desirable
  • Experience in sales and marketing, preferably for base of pyramid customer population desirable
  • Degree in economics, public health, public policy, social sciences or related fields desirable
  • 3 years minimum related work experience essential
  • Developing country experience preferred

Desired Skills

  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and to meet deadlines with limited supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Professionalism; Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural environments
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Enthusiastic and creative thinker

How to Apply

Applicants should send a short cover letter, resume, and writing sample (technical writing sample preferred) to Caitlyn Toombs at info at impactcarbon.org. Please highlight project management experience.

Please use the subject “Country Manager” in all e-mail correspondence.

No phone calls, please.

Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

<i>For more information visit the Impact Carbon website.</i>