Job Title: Research & Development Fellow, Kenya Job Description Nuru’s R&D Program seeks to develop and support products that will increase the impact of our programs and help our communities in Kenya end extreme poverty. There is growing attention to the need for delivering well-designed user-centric products to those trapped in poverty, and as a result there is an increasing amount of great products available. R&D’s mission is to select products that will have the greatest impact in our community, and realize that impact in our communities through our manufacturing and logistics capabilities. One example of a product that is helping the Healthcare Program achieve its goal is the handwashing station. We manufacture the handwashing stations from locally available materials and distribute them throughout the community in order to promote handwashing and decrease diarrheal rates. However, there are also products we buy off the shelf and distribute into the community, such as mosquito nets and chlorine to purify water. Timeline Foundation Team 8 in Kenya: January 2013 to June 2013 (With potential, based on performance, to join Foundation Team 9 for an additional year in Kenya). Specific Responsibilities • Train and mentor the R&D Program team • Empower leaders in the R&D Program to continually take more and more ownership of the program • Develop and manage internal controls for logistics for products that will reach a population of 10,000 with the R&D staff • Develop and measure strategies to efficiently manufacture products in order to cut costs and bring value to our customers • Develop R&D staff ability to select projects based on sustainability, scalability, and proven impact • Manage program budget efficiently to meet pre-determined goals • Achieve pre-determined seasonal goals • Ensure the R&D Program is truly sustainable and scalable Required Skills and Attributes • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering or Supply Chain Management preferred; and Masters preferred • At least 1 – 2 years of developing and supporting products that will increase impact in one of our four impact programs. • Prior experience living and/or working in the Developing World • Solid quantitative skills and experience with Excel • High commitment to organization’s mission and theory of change • Prior success working closely, leading and building relationships with diverse groups of people, including volunteers • Strong work ethic • Strong leadership and team building experience • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments • US Work Authorization preferred To Apply: Please apply online at http://nuruinternational.theresumator.com and upload your resume/CV and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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