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Careers

Burro’s mantra of Respect, Innovate, Empower extends to the unique corporate culture we are crafting. Burro elevates, celebrates, and develops smart, collaborative, problem-solving, hard-working, ethical leaders who see Burro as the best place to build their careers—and we are serious about living up to our end of the deal. Burro’s future success across Africa depends upon our ability to attract and retain a new generation of civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders—so expect competitive compensation, unparalleled camaraderie, fast-paced learning, an inspirational mission, and regular demands to step up and live up to Burro’s promise, Do More.

 

Product Engineer Job Opportunity

Burro strives to provide innovative, best-value goods and services across a wide range of categories vital to enhancing the lives of our customers including energy, agriculture, water, sanitation, transportation, and more. The Product Engineer will work closely with Burro’s Founder, Country Manager, Product Development Fellows, third-party design consultants, manufacturing partners, Burro customers, and the rest of Team Burro to lead initiatives to evaluate existing and potential product offerings to improve their ability to meet the needs of Burro’s customers while enhancing Burro’s ability to supply them as cost-effectively as possible.

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in Engineering. A strong focus on disciplines applicable to agriculture is preferred
  • At least 2-years’ experience leading field work to evaluate and refine technology relevant to enhancing the productivity of smallholder farmers in Ghana
  • Demonstrated ability to empathetically assess customer needs, contribute to design decisions, and effectively communicate requirements for implementation in manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects with complex deliverables and substantial budgets
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Fluency in one or more local Ghanaian languages strongly preferred
  • CAD, woodworking, and welding experience preferred
  • Willing to relocate to Koforidua with frequent travel throughout Ghana
  • Passion for delivering on Burro’s promise — Do More

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@burrobrand.biz. Email should have the subject line: Product Engineer Opportunity.

Full job details


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Fellowships

Burro fellowships offer an opportunity to accelerate a project vital to our mission while immersing yourself professionally and culturally with Ghanaians from all walks of life. Burro elevates, celebrates, and develops smart, collaborative, problem-solving, hard-working, civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders—so expect fast-paced learning, an inspirational mission, and regular demands to step up and live up to Burro’s promise, Do More.

Fellows must have completed at least an undergraduate degree, and commit to a minimum of six months in Ghana. Free housing and a modest stipend are provided.

Burro Product Design Fellowship

The Product Design Fellow will lead initiatives to evaluate existing and potential product offerings to improve their ability to meet the needs of Burro’s customers while enhancing Burro’s ability to supply them as cost-effectively as possible. Specific duties include:

  • Lead iterative prototyping and user-testing of new product ideas including managing partnerships with local manufacturers and fabricators.
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects in the agriculture space, with a focus on identifying user needs and pain points, especially in the shea value chain.
  • Generate ideas for product opportunities that would be a good fit for Burro’s catalog of affordable productivity-enhancing tools.
  • Use and maintain Burro’s in-house prototyping and fabrication space, including supervising student research teams on use of woodworking, welding, and digital fabrication tools.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Design or Engineering, preferably Product Design, with strong portfolio including innovations designed specifically for affordability and functionality at the base of the pyramid
  • Demonstrated history of honesty, strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem solving
  • Manual and digital fabrication experience (CAD, woodworking, welding etc.)
  • Any experience with agriculture or food processing is a plus, especially in the shea butter, palm oil, cassava, and vegetable farming value chains
  • Willing to relocate to Koforidua, Ghana for a minimum of six months
  • Passion for delivering on Burro’s promise—Do More

Projects for fellows could include market research studies, product design, design engineering, and spatial analysis.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@burrobrand.biz. Email should have the subject line: Burro Fellowships.

Full fellowship details


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Distribution & Development Partnerships

From the identification of product opportunities through ideation, prototyping, productization, manufacturing, and commercialization, Team Burro has demonstrated capabilities to forge long-term partnerships to put innovative solutions within reach of our expanding customer base. Burro has supply relationships with world-leading base-of-pyramid product partners and numerous direct manufacturing partnerships. Burro’s founder has lived and worked throughout West Africa for more than ten years, has nearly twenty years of award-winning product development experience, and managed supply-chain and operations for his previous, multi-million-dollar company.

If you are interested in collaborating with Burro, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how our organizations can work together to benefit local communities and help people Do More. Kindly email us at partnerships@burrobrand.biz.


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Internships

Burro internships offer an opportunity to accelerate a project that is vital to Burro’s overall mission and goals. Burro elevates, celebrates, and develops smart, collaborative, problem-solving, hard-working,
ethical leaders who see Burro as the best place to build their careers. Projects range based on the qualifications and background of the intern, but all provide the opportunity to implement classroom-based learning in a business setting. Here are some of the projects that are currently available:

  • Product development

    Work on Burro’s R&D team to design and engineer new productivity-enhancing products with a focus on the agricultural sector.

  • Market research

    Work with Burro’s R&D team and Business Development department to conduct in-depth research into tools used for agriculture and food processing in Ghana.

  • Web and mobile application development

    Work with Burro’s ICT and Systems manager to develop cutting-edge web and mobile-based systems that enhance Burro’s ability to monitor operations and deliver best-in-class service.

  • GIS

    Work with Burro’s ICT and Systems manager to develop Burro’s nascent GIS capabilities.

  • Video production

    Work with Burro’s Creative Manager to write, film, edit, and produce videos that tell the story of Burro’s brand and products.

  • Photography

    Work with Burro’s Creative Manager to do both still and action photography of Burro products and people.

Qualifications

Individual projects each have specific qualifications, but Burro’s general qualifications are as follows:

  • At least two years’ experience in a Bachelors Program
  • Demonstrated history of honesty, strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem solving
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Willing to relocate to Koforidua and beyond
  • Passion for helping people — Do More!

To Apply

Send a short cover letter indicating your desired project and a one page CV to careers@burrobrand.biz.

 


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Reseller Opportunities

Burro welcomes qualified candidates to join over 100 entrepreneurs earning attractive margins as Burro resellers. Your success as a Burro reseller is vital to Burro’s success, and we work with you to expand your network and drive the brand to greater heights.

Together, we deliver superior value to your customers while managing our dealings correctly and fairly. All Burro resellers begin by participating in a free training course. Then qualified candidates are given the opportunity to invest in stock of Burro products with no minimum purchase requirement. Depending on your particulars, you may qualify for a limited amount of 30-day trade credit from Burro.

Kindly contact us at dealership@burrobrand.biz if you are interested in becoming a Burro reseller.

* Ask your Burro representative for a credit application form to be considered. Guarantors may be required. Burro monitors outstanding credit closely, and you may be denied future credit for even a single late payment.