Business Operations Startup Consultant – DRC

BURN Manufacturing USA LLC
Ruiru, Kenya
Job Type
Contract, Full-time
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

BURN designs manufactures and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.  BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves in East Africa.  Since 2013, BURN has sold 300,000+ high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized jikokoa stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 1.9 million beneficiaries save $94 million in fuel expenditures and 1,626,221 tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~15,000 stoves per month and is expanding further across the continent.

BURN is expanding to DR Congo and is looking for a consultant to assist with launching our business operations. We are looking for someone dynamic with a can-do attitude. The consultant will work closely with our Director of Expansion and DRC Country Manager.

Roles and responsibilities:
•       Establishing Burns business entity in DRC (incorporate business, establish bank accounts etc)
•       Collecting inputs (tax, duty, utilities, transport, etc.) for launching BURN’s manufacturing business in DRC
•       Work with senior management team to develop a launch strategy

Required Skills & Experience:
•       Bachelor degree or MBA
•       Excellent written and verbal communication French and English
•       High level of comfort working with business clients
•       Experience writing business plans
•       Enthusiasm, creativity, and a desire to ‘sell for good’
•       An ability to laugh and not get too frustrated with the challenges that come with working in Africa!

Preferential Skills and Experience:

•       Has worked in DRC or Sub-Saharan Africa.
•       Financial Modeling is an asset but is not required as the fellow will work with our finance team to expand our existing financial model
•       business development experience
•       Experience in logistics

Location: Kinshasa DRC and Nairobi Kenya

Start date: Between April 1 and June 1, 2018

contract duration:  ~4-6 months

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to For more information on BURN please visit