ACE Operations Assistant Internship, Amsterdam

Are you passionate about using your skills to create a positive impact around the world? Do you have aspirations to be a part of a growing company? We are looking for someone to support our Operations team on a range of subjects, with full-time follow-up employment opportunities.

African Clean Energy

African Clean Energy (ACE) is the rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor of its proprietary ACE 1 system, an innovative portable energy unit that combines wood-like fuels and solar power to provide clean efficient thermal energy (for cooking and heating) and basic electricity (for lighting, device charging, small electronics) to individual households in developing countries. From its HQ in Amsterdam, ACE manages subsidiaries in Lesotho, Uganda and Cambodia; most product there is sold B2C on credit. The company is tech-focused and is currently launching a new Android-enabled version of the ACE 1, which will include Pay-as-you-Go functionality to decrease consumer credit risk, and dynamic usage data tracking to give vital insight on energy consumption trends. ACE’s products demonstrably have a significant and measurable positive impact on health, environment, gender equality, and safety. ACE believes they can play a key role in permanently lifting vulnerable communities out of the most egregious forms of poverty.

Internship Description

ACE is looking for enthusiastic, bright interns to put into our talent pipeline. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside the ACE Global Team and gain insight into what it takes to run distribution in 3 consecutive emerging markets, as well as micro-finance management, global supply chain and logistics and office administration. Do you want to learn about working in a global startup? Do you want to prove you have what it takes to manage a team? Take this opportunity to get hands-on experience and the chance to stay on in Amsterdam or work in one of our 3 emerging markets. Be a part of a dynamic growing social business combining entrepreneurship with impact!

Responsibilities

  • Support on admin tasks in Salesforce
  • Data analysis and reporting to internationally operating teams on conclusions drawn
  • Office management tasks
  • Follow up on logistics information
  • Manage emails from website
  • Assist in preparing documentation

Opportunities

  • Learn about Salesforce administration
  • Learn about SAGE accounting software
  • Learn about global supply chain and logistics management
  • Learn about data collection and insights
  • Be fully involved in international operations
  • Potential for travel

Position Specification

Role: 6 Month Internship with 3 monthly review
Location: Impact Hub Amsterdam 3-5 days/week
Reporting: Direct reporting to African Clean Energy’s COO Judith Joan Walker

Please send your cover letter and CV to Judith Walker, globalhr@ace.co.ls.