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DIRECTOR FINANCE, OPERATIONS & STRATEGY , Kenya

Ben jij avontuurlijk, ondernemend, toe aan een nieuwe omgeving, en wil jij je strategy, finance en organisatorische talenten gebruiken om een travel startup in Afrika te laten groeien als kool? Dan zoeken we jou!

Charlie’s Travels (“CT”) organiseert tailor made avontuurlijke reizen in Oost- en Zuid-Afrika voor groepen, families en koppels. Afrika is booming en reizigers willen steeds vaker het “echte” Afrika ervaren – een standaard reis voldoet niet langer. Charlie’s Travels biedt zelfgemaakte experiences, die je nergens anders kunt vinden.

Na 1.5 jaar geleden succesvol als 1-pitter geopereerd te hebben en meer dan honderd reizen georganiseerd te hebben, heeft CT in Oktober 2016 een ambitieuze uitbreidingsstrategie uitgerold. Na het aanstellen van een lokaal operations team, is er een start-up villa opgericht, waar nu meer dan 15 internationale ‘sales en business developers’ werken aan de groei van onze core business (de Nederlandse markt), en het ontwikkelen van verschillende nieuwe markten. De reeds bewezen core business richt zich op groepsreizen (veelal studenten lustrumreizen), familiereizen en avontuurlijke reizen voor jonge koppels (adventurous lovebirds).


Het is onze ambitie om binnen 12 maanden ons marktaandeel in Nederland te vervijfvoudigen, en onze intrede te hebben gemaakt in de DACH mark, met alle additionele operations die daarvoor nodig zijn. Op dit moment rollen we nieuwe proposities uit op het gebied van Motorsafaris, Golfreizen, Festivalreizen, Kitesurfreizen en zijn we actief bezig de Duitstalige en Aziatische markt aan te boren met business developers uit de regio. Dingen die werken bouwen we uit, dingen die niet werken stoppen we. Er is altijd ruimte voor nieuwe ideeën. In dit groeiproces speelt de Director Finance, Operations & Strategy een sleutelrol.

Je bent verantwoordelijk voor:

1. General Management & Strategy (i.s.m. Charles);
- Je bent de business partner en sparringpartner van oprichter Charles Witlox. Samen zetten jullie de lijnen uit voor de groei van de business. Charles neemt Sales en Marketing voor zijn rekening, jij zorgt dat Finance en Operations goed staat.
- Je bent verantwoordelijk voor het optimaliseren van systemen en processen. Identificeert wat de business units nodig hebben (e.g. programma’s/excel/templates) om efficiënter te kunnen werken. (CRM, finance systeem, Marketing tools etc.)
- HR: Identificeren welke additionele functies/rollen het bedrijf nodig heeft om georganiseerd te kunnen groeien.
- Strategisch coachen en begeleiding geven aan verschillende business units

2. Finance
- Trainen en Aansturen van lokale Finance Manager (wordt op dit moment gerekruteerd); zorgen dat de financiële administratie (Kenia en NL) en reporting goed staat. De Finance Manager moet zelfstandig betalingen, payroll, reporting, financiële administratie op zich gaan nemen.
- Financial analysis en budgettering. Door middel van het maken van financiële rapporten geef je business units inzicht in hun performance. Aan de hand van de analyze alloceren we budgetten aan operations, sales en marketing en HR.

3. Operations
- Aansturen Lokale operations Manager (team van >4 man); zodat de reizen tot in de puntjes georganiseerd zijn. Het Operations team is verantwoordelijk voor boekingen, transport, organisatie van de reis, management en inventory.
- Aansturen House and Office Manager; zorgen dat onze villa een goede leef- en werkplek is, waardoor de het team tevreden is en optimaal kan presteren
Wie ben jij?

Persoonskenmerken:
- Pragmatisch, energiek en positief. Je moet om kunnen gaan met werken in een Afrikaanse context. Het vereist veel eigen initiatief om dingen op te pakken
- Leader met Management Skills. Een groot deel van je werk is het coachen en aansturen van ons lokale en internationale team.
- Analytisch en Strategisch en business-minded. Het bedrijf is jong en groeit hard. Er moeten continue goede business keuzes gemaakt worden om het nog harder te laten groeien.
- Financieel sterk. Je bent eindverantwoordelijke voor finance en moet dus affiniteit hebben met cijfers, excel en bij voorkeur ervaring in finance.
- Passie en Flexibiliteit; natuurlijk moet je een passie hebben voor reizen, Afrika, en een business laten groeien! Ook moet je flexibel zijn om hier heen te komen en in Kenia voor lange tijd willen wonen.

Werkervaring en studie achtergrond:
- Afgeronde WO opleiding
- >3 jaar in Consulting, Start-ups, Finance, Sales Operations, Marketing …
- Bij voorkeur werk- en management ervaring in Afrika (of andere Emerging markets)
- Kennis van of affiniteit met: Excel, Systemen (e.g. CRM), Operations, etc.

Our Offer en Compensation
- Marktconform Salaris en bonus
- Mogelijkheid om te ondernemen in Afrika, leiding te geven en bij te dragen aan de groei van een bedrijf. Met het idee om business partner/aandeelhouder te worden
- Werken en leven in prachtige villa, met grote tuin en private chef. Accommodatie en eten inclusief.
- Reizen en de mooiste plekken ontdekken in booming Afrika!
- Return Ticket (6 maanden, i.v.m. visum) en Visumkosten vergoed.

Deadline: 9 april. Meer informatie: www.charlies-travels.com (website wordt vertaald naar het Nederlands)

Ideale startperiode: a.s.a.p. tot uiterlijk 1 juli

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

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Expiring: 05/06/2017
GENERAL MANAGER SOLAR COMPANY , Tanzania

We have a great job opportunity in Tanzania available. We are looking for a General Manager to run our team in Tanzania.

Responsibilities include:

- running day to day operations of the company
- oversee logistics and project implementation
- hire and develop a top level team and set and achieve quality standards in all levels of the business
- implement staff training programs and reward structure
- ensure legal and administrative requirements are met
- improve and implement company structures and processes in sales
- set goals with the Company owners and achieve these

We offer an opportunity to do meaningful work, in the most interesting places and circumstances.

Greenlink is a young and dynamic solar company headquartered in the Netherlands with offices in Kenya, Tanzania and The Gambia. Greenlink has a passion to create energy solutions on the Africa’s most remote locations and toughest challenges.

If you think you are the person to take on our Tanzania Office, send us your details. We are interested to see who you are!
The 4 important talents you need to have;
1. Creative: You need to be able to organise the transport of 29 tons of batteries to a remote island with no working forklift, the truck has 6 flat tires and it is the day after the national holiday.
2. Analytical: When you are trouble shooting, the fault could be anywhere. We need you to recognize problem scenarios before they appear.
3. Hands-on: Having teams in the bush requires you to be willing to take on any task required to complete the Job. It’s a highly skilled job but also requires you to get your hands dirty when needed.
4. Service Oriented: We work with a very diverse group of customers. From rural health centres providing live saving support to high end game lodges and private islands in Africa’s most beautiful and remote locations. All requiring top level support at the weirdest of times.

The Job will be based from Usa River, close to Arusha, with frequent travel to our customers in Tanzania and other countries we work in.

Requirements
- electro technical know how and hands on experience
- bsc level education
- at least 2 years hands on management experience in developing countries
- IT savvy

The Team
Greenlink Tanzania has a small and experienced technical installation team supported by an administrative and logistical team. The team is nice mixture of ambitious Tanzanian and international professionals. We have a base in both, Dar es Salaam and Usa River.

Language
The most used languages at Greenlink are English, Swahili and Dutch. Proper command of English and willingness to learn Swahili are essentials.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

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Expiring: 03/24/2017
National Director – World Vision Kenya , Africa

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 45,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.
Here’s where you come in:

As National Director – Kenya, you will oversee the development and strategy of all country operations. World Vision Kenya was founded in 1974 and serves millions of children, their families and their communities across 56 programme areas in 35 counties, countrywide.
You are a highly accomplished visionary leader who combines proven business disciplines with inspirational management skills to effectively communicate global initiatives, cultivate relationships, and identify opportunities to successfully drive World Vision Kenya growth and development.

Strategic Goal & Focus:

By 2020, World Vision Kenya will contribute to increased protection, participation and well-being of 2.6 million most vulnerable children through direct programming and 14 million through policy influence.

Requirements include:
• Master’s Degree in a relevant field
• Ability to manage a budget of almost USD $60M
• 15 years relevant experience in international relief and development, with progressively more complex and higher level leadership roles.
• Training in NGO leadership and experience in leading diverse teams that include national and international staff.
• Experience with integrated community development programming, with a diverse knowledge of technical program areas where WV focuses (education, health/nutrition, livelihood/resilience, micro-finance, child protection, etc.).
• Experience managing large and complex operations. Experience in emergency/refugee contexts.
• Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors, as well as a strong ability to partner and position for complex grants.
• Have worked in Africa and understand the context and cultures of the continent. Understanding of political, socio-economic, and cultural environments.
• Travel: 25% domestic with occasional international travel required.


Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 31 Mar 2017. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

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Expiring: 04/30/2017
Help Desk Agent (Dutch Speaking) , South Africa

Voor een van s' werelds grootste ICT dienstverlener o.a. gevestigd in Johannesburg Zuid Afrika, zijn wij op zoek naar ICT Klantenservice Medewerkers.

Functieomschrijving:
De werkzaamheden bestaan uit het effectief en klantvriendelijk afhandelen van vragen over computerproblemen van kantoormedewerkers van een Nederlandse bank. Momenteel is onze opdrachtgever op zoek naar medewerkers die zowel de Nederlandse als de Engelse taal zeer goed beheersen. Na een gedegen training ga je aan de slag op een van de projecten van onze opdrachtgever als Helpdesk Medewerker. Je doet relevante buitenlandse werkervaring op terwijl je woont in een van de mooiste landen ter wereld!

Functiecriteria:
- Je bent serieus en houdt van avontuur
- Je bent klantgericht en beschikt over goede contactuele eigenschappen
- Je beheerst de Nederlandse taal uitstekend (schrijven en spreken)
- Je spreekt vloeiend Engels
- Je bent bereid om minimaal een jaar in Zuid-Afrika te wonen
- Je bent bij voorkeur direct beschikbaar

Bedrijfsprofiel:
- Voor onze opdrachtgever, een wereldwijd opererende ICT-marktleider, die haar Servicedesk in Zuid-Afrika heeft gevestigd, zijn wij op - zoek naar kandidaten die vanuit Zuid-Afrika kantoormedewerkers telefonisch ondersteuning bieden bij het oplossen van hun computerproblemen.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden:
- Een professionele werkomgeving bij een gerenommeerd bedrijf
- Een uitgebreid trainingsprogramma
- Werkvergunning wordt geregeld
- Je wordt geholpen met het vinden van huisvesting
- Retourticket wordt vergoed
- Marktconform salaris 10.700 Rand bruto (ca. 9.425 Rand netto)

Special job

Expiring: 04/17/2017
General Manager , Malawi

Are you a hands-on, friendly multi-tasker? And do you enjoy nature, peace and quiet? We are looking for you!

Ntchisi Forest Lodge sits on the foot of one of the last remaining indigenous rainforests in an isolated spot near Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital. You can relax whilst enjoying stunning mountain and lake views, experience the warm-hearted hospitality of a part of rural Malawi where tourists are still a rarity, and enjoy relaxing and walking in the beautiful scenery.

Ntchisi Forest Lodge in Malawi is looking for a host/general manager from May.
What are your tasks?
• Receive and accommodate guests, make them feel at home.
• Manage bookings, enquiries, feedback, etc.
• Manage part of the team and helping with all tasks.
• Administration, bookkeeping and reporting.
• Make sure facilities and grounds are properly maintained.
• Maintain forest trails in cooperation with community.
• Manage and stimulate the community projects that are undertaken by the lodge.
• Marketing and liaison: manage contact with tour operators, distributing posters and leaflets, etc.
• Shopping for the lodge in Lilongwe on a regular basis.
• Make sure all taxes and levies are paid regularly.
• Pick-up and drop-off guests if so required.
• And all other odd tasks that are involved in running a small Eco lodge: solar system maintenance, gardening, meetings with community, forestry, district officials, etc. etc.

What do we offer?
• We offer you the opportunity to stay in this gorgeous unspoiled and remote environment.
• An interesting benefits package (a small honorarium and Room and Board).
• A dynamic and challenging job.
• Lots of opportunities to bring-in new ideas.
• A great addition to your CV.
• An initial contract for one year.
• Regular on the job coaching and support, continuous distant support
• An adventure of a life time.

What kind of person are you?
• Basically you are a sheep with five legs.
• You are an excellent host and enjoy receiving and serving people and making them feel welcome.
• You have experience in the hospitality sector
• You are very honest and trustworthy.
• You don’t have a nine to five mentality
• You have a valid driving license.
• You don’t mind hard work and long days if the business requires it.
• You have a can do mentality and look for opportunities instead of difficulties
• You have an eye for hygiene and security
• You are self-motivated and can motivate others
• You enjoy networking and building relations.
• You speak fluent English and if you speak an additional language this is an asset.
• You are computer literate and write well.
• You have experience in (simple) book keeping.
• You are available from May 2017.
• If you have any of the following qualities they will be considered as assets: Prior experience in Africa, cooking, you are a handy-(wo)man, gardening, leading outdoor leisure activities, marketing experience.
• We prefer a couple over a single person due to all the tasks involved and qualities needed to run the lodge. Not saying that individuals may not respond.

If we see potential we will contact you and arrange for an interview.
Interviews will take place in week of 13th March.
Please note that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates. 
Acquisition on this position is not accepted.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Special job

Expiring: 04/09/2017
Hands-on Site Manager , Tanzania

We have a great job opportunities in Tanzania and kenya available. We are looking for a site engineers to manage the installation of mostly off-grid solar systems. We offer an opportunity to do meaningful work, in the most spectecular places and circumstances.

Greenlink is a young and dynamic solar company headquartered in the Netherlands with offices in Kenya, Tanzania and The Gambia. Greenlink has a passion to create energy solutions in Africa’s most remote locations and toughest challenges.

If you think you are the person to manage the construction of our systems, send us your details. We are interested to see who you are!
The 4 important talents you need to have;
1. Creative: You need to be able to organise the transport of 29 tons of batteries to a remote island with no working forklift, the truck has 6 flat tires and it is the day after the national holiday.

2. Analytical: When you are trouble shooting, the fault could be anywhere. We need you to recognize problem scenarios before they appear.

3. Hands-on: Work in the bush requires you to be willing to take on any task required to complete the Job. It’s a highly skilled job but also requires you to get your hands dirty when needed.

4. Service Oriented: We work with a very diverse group of customers. From rural health centres providing live saving support to high end game lodges and private islands in Africa’s most beautiful and remote locations. All requiring top level support at the weirdest of times.

The Job will be based from Usa-river, close to Arusha or Nairobi, kenya with frequent travel to our sites up-country and in neighboring countries.

It’s important that you:
- have a background in electrical installations (single and 3 phase);
- speak English and knowledge of or willingness to learn Swahili;
- have working experience in developing countries, preferably Africa;
- are willing to travel up to 90% of the time;
- have no 9 to 5 mentality.

We are looking to fulfill this position in the very short term.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Special job

Expiring: 03/31/2017
City Lodge Manager , Malawi

Company profile:
This lodge is a stylish contemporary lodge from a unique blend of African designs, furniture, fabrics and personal collectables. The guest lodge has 10 varied collection of rooms, all en suite, and a restaurant for residents to dine. Each room is named after an African country, style or culture and decorated in that particular style. Tourists, business persons and transit visitors come to appreciate the tasteful and comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality and excellent collection of African arts and crafts

Job description:
- The Manager is end responsible for the lodge. He / she will be living on the premises and is first point of contact for the guests. The manager has main responsibilities:
- Deliver excellent customer service at all times, ensuring guests comfort and safety
- Deal with all enquires in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
- Deal with customer complaints in a professional manner
- Manage and maintain the administration of all reservations, cancellations and no-shows in line with the company policy
- Prepare a weekly dinner menu together with the Kitchen staff. Train and monitor the kitchen staff about food , drinks and nutrition, serving standards and kitchen hygiene.
- Financial tasks, Income versus expenses, Food costing, monitoring bank accounts.
- Entertaining and hosting, reception, restaurant and the bar are main areas of attention.
- Also managing approximately 13 staff of gardeners, builders, receptionist, bar staff, cooks and cleaners is a continues task. Every day is different and the manager is challenged with another challenge every day.
- Checking the rooms on cleanliness on a daily base and check if all equipment is in order.

Main thing is to keep the customers satisfied whilst running all other work at the same time. A challenging job!

Requirements:
- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills, people manager
- Affinity with Food and willing to work together with the cooks to improve their knowledge of food and recipes.
- Others: Driver’s license

Profile:
Somebody that wants to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy and willing to make long days.

Terms of employment:
- First 3 months USD 200 plus accommodation
- After 3 months USD1000 plus accommodation
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: 05/06/2017