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Position: Operations associate
Location: Naivasha
Job description
The Operations Associate will be part of the Central Kenya expansion team, looking to set up the Komaza business model. This role will be based in Naivasha.
As Operations Associate you will design processes and systems for Central Kenya and support implementation of pilots in Central Kenya. You will be working right from the start in this modified business model to set up the Komaza presence in a new region, with the intention to be operational and productive as a region much faster that what historically has been built and delivered on the Kenya coast region. This role involves both understanding and analyzing the complexity of Central Kenya, designing options for end state operating models for Central Kenya backed by a financial business case to help decision making and justify investment.
This role will focus ensuring Komaza runs a highly efficient and profitable operations in harvesting, processing and planting, unlocking wealth for the farmer and sound forestry development for environmental sustainability.


    • Iterate and improve Central Kenya forestry (i.e. planting and harvest) pilot operations (which are focussed on Nyandarua County in 2020)
    • Support design, implementation and iteration of new Central Kenya operations, including those further up in the forestry value chain (i.e. Processing and Sales)
    • Design and implement scalable operations, including systems, processes and trainings that enable our teams to work smarter and better
    • Strategic analysis required to deliver on the vision of a scaled up and highly profitable Central Kenya, including analysing potential other geographies for expansion


    • Strong organisational, critical thinking, and communication skills with impeccable spoken and written English
    • Experience in managing several, concurrent, complex projects
    • Experience working in fast-paced, demanding environment of a fast-growth company
    • Good leadership, teamwork and communication skills
    • Passion for Komaza’s mission to empower small-holder farmers  through the rapid scaling of our small-scale forestry model
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field Experience in building systems, processes and/or trainings
    • Experience working with farmers in rural based models
    • Experience collecting and validating field data is advantageous
    • Experience conducting strategic research
    • A structured thinker in the way you approach problems and projects
    • Able to think strategically about your work and how it interacts with the rest of the business
    • A collaborative and proactive problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems
    • Proactive at identifying and communicating challenges and proposing solutions to successfully accomplish work
    • Flexible and self-motivated to get the job done
    • Self-directed and intellectually curious in the pursuit of continuous improvement
    • Comfortable working in a very dynamic, sometimes unstructured, work environment
    • Comfortable joining our teams to visit farms and farmers in the interest of ensuring our work is having the most impact it can

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