Public Affairs Associate Job, Latest Jobs Kenya 2021,
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company currently operating in Kenya and India. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that transforms life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKO Points” inside local retail outlets, which provide mass market consumer goods in partnership with major suppliers. Our first solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which offers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar urban cooking market. In Kenya, this solution is delivered in partnership with Vivo Energy, the operator of Shell-branded fuel infrastructure across Africa. KOKO offers a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. We are looking for people who share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact.
Overview of Role:
KOKO Networks is looking for a Public Affairs Associate to support our engagements with a host of international stakeholders.
KOKO is growing fast in Kenya, with more than 200,000 households using its modern clean cooking solution every day in Nairobi alone. As we rapidly expand across Kenya and to other countries, we’re looking to raise awareness of this proven and scalable business model with policy makers, policy influencers, and the international development community.
The negative impacts of dirty cooking are well understood. In order to accelerate KOKO’s growth, it is crucial that ecosystem stakeholders have a strong understanding of the rapidly scalable positive social and environmental impacts that KOKO’s tech-enabled bioethanol cooking platform delivers, and to shape their policies and programs accordingly.
KOKO Labs, our in-house R&D division, is incubating a range of other solutions that transform lives within e-commerce, financial services and content.
The Public Affairs Associate will play a key role in: Leading the grants management function, focused on both the core clean fuels platform, as well as new products and business lines; Supporting KOKO’s Group Head of Public Affairs, interfacing with governments and development industry ecosystem actors.
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!