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Market Entry Specialist

Application Deadline: 5 April 2018

How to apply: Email with your CV/resume and brief cover letter introducing yourself with the subject line: Market Entry Specialist

Location: Kampala, Uganda with frequent travel to the Lake Bunyonyi area of Uganda

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

About the Company

MeshPower is an exciting startup company developing and implementing innovative solutions to the problem of rural electrification. MeshPower develops and operates smart, remotely-monitored, solar-powered nanogrids. Through these nanogrids, MeshPower offers residential electricity services, it powers small factories, and provides internet access to rural villages.

Job Summary

MeshPower is currently seeking a talented individual to assess the Ugandan minigrid industry and develop, (and potentially execute), an appropriate market entry strategy. The role is a three-month full time position based out of Kampala, Uganda. The individual will be required to travel to Lake Bunyonyi for field research and network building. Your work will be co-located and coordinated with The Global Livingston Institute’s Kampala and Entusi-based staff, and the MeshPower Rwanda team. Dependent on the quality of work, there is a possibility of contract extension.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Summarise Uganda’s minigrid legislations
  • Conduct in-depth site surveys around Lake Bunyonyi
  • Create budget for Lake Bunyonyi pilot
  • Write business plan for Meshpower UG

Key Qualifications & Skills:

  • Proficient in both verbal and written English
  • Organised and conscientious
  • Proficient in using Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word, and E-mail
  • Holder of a University degree
  • Graduate of an MBA program
  • Multiple years’ experience working in the private or public sector in East Africa
  • Experience in the off-grid sector.
  • Knowledge of solar electricity systems


Salary will be in-line with the candidate's level of experience.