Uganda Business Development Associate – Impact Carbon

Position: Uganda Business Development Associate

Location: Kampala, Uganda
 
About Us:
Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in 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 headquartered in San Francisco, California with an office in Kampala, Uganda. This position is 
based in Kampala. 
 
Description:
Impact Carbon is seeking a Business Development Associate to assist in Impact Carbon’s project operations, 
administration, and marketing efforts in Uganda. The Business Development Associate’s tasks will include 
working directly with the Impact Carbon Uganda Business Development Manager to manage relationships with 
local manufacturing and distribution partners and will report to the Uganda Country Manager. Key 
responsibilities will include:
• Work with existing and new manufacturing partners to develop and refine manufacturing, 
recordkeeping, and financial systems and processes 
• Participate in regular recordkeeping and financial reporting procedures necessary to ensure proper 
monitoring and evaluation for carbon verification
• Complete administrative tasks such as data entry and document scanning as needed 
 
Job Responsibilities:
• Support local partnership relationship management activities 
 Conduct regular visits to manufacturing partner factories
 Liaise with sales team to ensure adherence to delivery schedules 
 Assist in supply‐side creation of project‐wide warehousing and importation initiatives
• Assist in development and implementation of local manufacturer capacity building program: .
 Perform regular randomized spot checks of manufacturer records
 Oversee ongoing raw materials procurement for manufacturing partners 
 Ensure product quality control
 Identify manufacturing limitations and opportunities to increase factory capacity and 
efficiency, and implement solutions 
 Ensure partner compliance with carbon monitoring & evaluation requirements
 Develop and implement manufacturing partner training and mentorship modules
• Assist the Business Development Manager in ongoing carbon credit verification requirements, including report writing and ongoing risk mitigation activities. The Business Development Assistant will support in the 
creation of monthly reports and other documentation necessary to verify carbon credits, including the 
following areas:
 Finances and accounting
 Manufacturing and materials
 Production and labor
 Recordkeeping
 Detailed customer and product tracking through warranty cards and serial numbers
• Complete administrative work, as needed, for both the carbon verification process and general office 
needs. This work will include but is not limited to:
 Data entry
 Scanning documents
 Creating and editing documents
 Communications including emails and phone calls
 
Qualifications and Experience:
• Degree in business (accounting, finance or marketing), economics, or industrial relations
• Fluency in both written and spoken English
• 2‐3+ years of work experience 
• Strong business and financial experience with excellent quantitative and analytical skills
• History of managing new and growing programs or substantial client management experience preferred
 
Desired Skills:
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and multitask
• Highly ambitious individual who can take initiative on new projects and demonstrate strong leadership 
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• High level of creativity and the desire to develop new, innovative programs
• Superior relationship management skills and the ability to hold external parties accountable to tight 
deadlines and regulatory requirements
• Passion for Impact Carbon’s programs and mission, including international health, environmental 
protection, and poverty alleviation 
 
Compensation: Depending on experience.
 
How to Apply:
Please email a one page cover letter, resume, and writing sample that demonstrates your writing capabilities
(technical writing sample preferred) to jobs.uganda@impactcarbon.org. Use the subject “Business Development 
Associate” in all e‐mail correspondence. No phone calls or posted mail applications, please.  Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
 
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

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