The NXT Grid vision is to see profitable, clean mini-grids everywhere, by everyone. NXT Grid democratises developing and operating profitable solar micro-utilities in Africa, through smart solar PV panels and battery equipment rental and AI-enabled support services.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Operations Officer
Role and Responsibilities
We are looking for an Operations Officer for NXT Grid Nigeria, a one-stop shop for solar mini-grids, that makes it simple and easy for developers to build and operate solar mini-grids. If you are detail oriented, painstakingly granular and a perfectionist, then keep on reading!
We are a young company, so expect to be stretched. You will be a critical part of the team, ensuring that everyone is always able to perform at their best, thanks to the careful, constant work you put in ensuring that all of the team and projects have everything they need to run smoothly.
At times you will be asked to handle smaller tasks such as getting sim cards and at other times you are issuing items from the warehouse, ensuring nothing is missing on that truck that has just been loaded to build the next solar mini-grid.
The operations role is a full-time job with flexible hours and your location will be focused to where our office and storage locations are within Lagos.
The role of an Operations Officer in a young company is critical to ensure smooth day-to-day operations and to support the company’s growth.
As the title suggests, this is a position very much focused to identify, manage and ensure the availability of resources such as office space, admin requirements, and supplies to support the needs of the team and the company including tracking the movements of materials.
Being the operations officer of NXT Grid Nigeria will require a lot of double checks, attention to detail and following up on staff to ensure all is done according to process.
You are both a people and a process-oriented person and you are enthusiastic at the idea of being useful to others by preempting their needs.
You will be the person our engineers will thank wholeheartedly when their tools show up at the right place and right time. We are a company focused on growth, and your contribution will be key in keeping order and tracking everything in the storage locations, solar mini-grid sites and office(s).
You will be responsible for:
Day to day procurement activities which include documents logistics, sim card setups, office utilities management, managing suppliers.
Assist in tracking all stock movements in the company ie. office, storage locations, solar mini-grids
Identifying , engaging, managing suppliers for the marketing and branding material based in Lagos or in regions where customers are based.
Supporting the head of operations and the procurements manager
Thanks to your work, NXT Grid will have a well functioning office and very grateful employees. This means that, while NXT Grid will enjoy smoother operations, local mini-grid developers will experience faster solar mini-grid deployment. In other words, your work will be essential to making operations leaner and faster.
As with many young companies, a lot of the development processes are not yet in place. While this makes the challenge all the more exciting and gives a higher degree of freedom, it also means that you are expected to be independent, resourceful, and able to solve problems; if something is broken, fix it!
RequirementsTechnical Skills (Required)
Google Workplace suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive etc)
Fluent spoken and written English;
Proactive: you must be able to notice issues, and naturally want to fix things in a structured/orderly manner
Graduation in Business Administration or similar background preferred
You should join us if:
You want to be part of a small, growing team where your work will have a direct impact on the direction and success of the company
You enjoy working closely with a small, tight-knit team in an informal environment
You want to join a team that believes all of the above is possible, and that you can have fun every step of the way
You want to grow your critical thinking skills. As one of the first employees, you will have the opportunity to create and improve existing office and admin processes to ensure smooth operations of the company.
You have a drive for impact and care about working on clean energy deployment and rural electrification
Health insurance, travel allowance, data allowance
How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply