Internship Opportunity – Business Development (August 2019)

Power Providers Tanzania is currently looking for an intern to assist our Business development with developing our various products and services.

About Power Providers (www.powerproviders.co.tz)

Power Providers is one of the leading renewable energy providers in Tanzania. Power Providers was established in 2007 in order to develop an energy specific market niche. With over twelve years of experience, a range of internationally recognised best-brand products and a well-established support structure, we are well positioned to offer flexible, reliable energy solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of customers across Tanzania and Eastern Africa.

Power Providers employs skilled professionals who are trained to understand the unique energy needs of each customer we work with, and who specialize in designing and installing specific solutions for each of our clients. In addition, Power Providers employs highly motivated support staff in order to run a smooth operation. All employees at Power Providers strive to create a fun, hard-working, and results-oriented environment. Power Providers aims to be an equal opportunity employer that promotes an inclusive workplace.

The position

The Business Development Intern will be part of our sales & marketing team. You will work on building upon our existing marketing efforts and executing them. The internship also involves evaluating our current and potential future marketing/sales channels and a holistic evaluation of our sales strategies. As a Business Development Intern you will engage with our potential clients and work together with our existing sales and marketing team on the process of data collection, data analysis, design requirements and quotation. 

Examples of the typical clients include hospitals, schools, lodges and farms. 

You will need to have/gain a good technical understanding of the systems we install:

  • Solar Power Systems
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Solar Water Pumping
  • Back-up Systems
  • Generators

The internship will involve some amount of travel to the sites of our clients (which are luxury lodges, however, also remote hospitals). 

Aside from engaging with potential clients you are also expected to stay involved in the whole process from the moment of initial contact to final payment after installation. As such this internship involves interaction with our design engineer and our logistics, accounts and operations departments. 

Requirements

Power Providers is looking for an intern with the following minimum qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales & Marketing, Engineering, ideally with a focus on renewable energy
  • Being a natural networker with good interpersonal skills
  • Some experience related to marketing, sales, design or installation of solar power systems
  • Able to report digitally in a structured and timely manner
  • Good knowledge and skills in Microsoft Excel / Microsoft Word
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A driver’s license

Benefits

Power Providers offers the following:

  • reimbursements of all visa related costs
  • working in an enthusiastic, driven and inspiring work environment
  • lunch and limited medical cover

Application

Applicants are invited to submit their application by completing the following two steps:

Please note that:

  • All candidates who fill out the application form will receive a response
  • Applications which are sent by regular mail (post) will not be considered
  • Professional certificates, certificates of service and references should be available upon request
  • Applicants who only sent an e-mail (and did not fill out the application form) will not be considered 

The deadline for submission is August 31st 2019. Interviews will be scheduled the following weeks. 

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