Management Couple in Uganda , Uganda

We are looking for an experienced and energetic management couple to lead our team of 30 staff and ensure all aspects of the lodge are running well and that guests are very satisfied with their experience at Rwakobo Rock. This role suits people who want to live in a natural and remote environment.

Preferable starting date is October 2018.

Please send CVs and cover letters to katie@rwakoborock.com

- Experience in African tourism industry
- A second Language is a big asset (Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, French or Luganda would be more useful)
- Experience working in Uganda or E. Africa
- Knowledge and passion of E. African wildlife
- Knowledge of mountain biking would be useful

The below are a guideline of responsibilities but managers would be expected to be flexible and willing to work outside the scope of work.
- Recruiting & Training Staff, managing staff salaries and time off
- Management finances, on a daily and monthly basis
- Stock control and weekly purchases for restaurant, housekeeping and bar systems
- Maintenance issues –ensuring the lodge remains in a good and workable condition and fixing problems when they occur.
- Overseeing reservations operations- good email and telephone communication
- Overseeing minor construction/developmental works to lodge.
- Ensuring visitors are constantly impressed with all elements of our service.
- Marketing and Sales – updating social media sites on a weekly basis
- Developing a community and conservation programme as part of the CSR

A Typical Day
- An early start to check guests activities run smoothly
- Helping to check out guests
- Doing some administration (taking reservations, clearing cash float, checking tip box, entering data into computer)
- Quality control checks in rooms/kitchen
- Small maintenance jobs (with plumbing or solar)
- Welcoming guests to lodge
- Checking supplies and organizing a shopping trip (with our drivers)
- Paying some staff members or payments for local deliveries
- Chatting to guests in evening

Remuneration and Package

Salary – 1,000 USD per person net per month, will contribute to NSSF saving scheme as well and get work visa.
Leave - 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off
Benefits – Accommodation on site provided, food provided, laundry provided, use of lodge vehicles included.

Start Date – Oct 1 2018 – Dec 1 2018

People will get to live in a wonderful location, Uganda is an amazing and diverse country to explore. There is also scope in the future to develop a more active role in conservation surrounding the park and community empowerment. Being a remote lodge, the candidates can expect to enhance numerous skills. Managing the smooth operation of staff and services and ensuring the happiness of clients can be a challenge. Work is seasonal and managers should commit to work during busy periods. They will be willing to work closely with the directors.

Are you interested in becoming a Management Couple in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Nov 01, 2018
Tanzania Country Director , Tanzania

Reports to: Regional Director – East and Southern Africa
Country Program/Sector: Tanzania, East and Southern Africa Region
Internal liaison: WCS East and Southern Africa Regional Director; Africa Program Executive Director; East and Southern Africa Regional Business Manager; Africa Program Director of Program Operations; Marine Program Associate Director.
Expected travel: Approximately 30%. As required within the region, occasionally to the US if/when needed, and to donor/technical meetings as needed/possible.

Organization Background:

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Tanzania Program Overview:
WCS established a country program in Tanzania in 2003, and has grown to work in five landscapes, including Ruaha-Katavi, the Southern Highlands, Tarangire, Zanzibar, as well as a Marine Program along the coast.

WCS Africa Program is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to lead this program.

Job Summary:
The primary focus of this position is to effectively lead and efficiently manage this diverse and growing country program. A key priority of this position is to be the primary liaison with government, and to lead strategic partnerships with donors. Administrative responsibilities include fundraising to support the conservation work, as well as oversee all financial and personnel management (~150 staff).

Major Responsibilities:
• Lead the WCS country program in Tanzania in consultation with the Africa Program team based in New York.
• Act as legal representative of WCS in Tanzania, working with the WCS Office of General Counsel.
• Act as political representative of WCS in Tanzania with all government partners including the Tanzania government (particularly TAWA, TANAPA, Wildlife Division, and TAWIRI), and bilateral donors/agencies (e.g., USAID, EU).
• Represent the WCS Tanzania Program to the Government of Tanzania, donors, the press, and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop and manage the WCS Tanzania Country Program budget.
• Prepare and implement annual WCS Tanzania Country Program workplans and associated budgets, and approve related project workplans and budgets.
• Fundraise from public and private sources for the Tanzania Program in collaboration with other WCS fundraising teams (e.g., Africa Program, Program Development, Global Resources).
• Prepare annual country reports for the Tanzania Government, and oversee preparation of reports on projects and for donors, and evaluate on a regular basis progress against strategies and workplans.
• Collaborate with other WCS initiatives including but not limited to the WCS Marine Program, Species Program, and Conservation Solutions team.

Minimum Requirements:
• Extensive experience leading and managing teams required.
• Successful experience developing, managing, and overseeing the implementation of conservation programs, preferably in Tanzania.
• Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources, preferably in Tanzania.
• Demonstrated capacity in financial planning and management.
• A track-record of success in conservation strategy, implementation, and fundraising.
• B.S. in conservation, ecology, or related discipline required, graduate degree preferred.
• Commitment to WCS’s mission.
• English language proficiency required, Swahili language preferred.

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org by October 21, 2018. Please include “Tanzania Country Director” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
WCS provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. WCS does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Are you interested in becoming a Tanzania Country Director? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Oct 21, 2018
Senior Financial Managers , Africa

Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for just and sustainable societies where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We aim at maximizing our social impact and contributing to systemic change. We operate where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where lack of opportunities and service delivery keep families in extreme poverty.

Cordaid is one of the leading CSO’s in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Economic opportunities, Humanitarian aid and Security & Justice. Apart from our work abroad we also contribute to new forms of job creation and social innovation in The Netherlands.

Cordaid is a member of the international Catholic networks Caritas and CIDSE and we are active in worldwide civil society networks.

For the Cordaid Country offices in stressful complex and fragile settings Cordaid is looking for
Senior Financial Managers

We work in around 20 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. In 10 of those countries we have program and project offices. Cordaid is optimizing subsidiarity between Head and Country offices. In the shift from grant giving to grant seeking organisation operations in the countries become more and more complex. Consortia with different stakeholders plus a multitude of donors and formats and rules and regulations need to be monitored. Reinforcing the capacity in the offices in view of taking on more responsibilities requires high level qualified senior financial staff willing and able to work in difficult fragile contexts were Cordaid works with own staff DR Congo, South Sudan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Iraq Philippines, Ethiopia, Central African Republic.

Position and responsibility
The Senior Financial Manager, as Head of the Finance unit, is responsible for all aspects of overall financial management, as well as administration for all operations of Cordaid in one of those countries.
He/she is part of the Country Management Team and reports to the Director Country Office. He/she will work closely with colleagues based in the office and in some countries sub offices as well as with Cordaid HQ in The Netherlands, including the HQ-based Financial Controllers. He/she will also liaise with representatives and financial officers of counterpart partner organizations. Cordaid is optimizing working in a project organization. Therefor on some projects also directly link with different project leaders.

General objective of the posting
The senior Financial Manager is responsible for managing the accounts receivables and payables of the organization. He also develops the organization’s budget, prepares financial reports and is involved in directing its investment activities. The Financial Manager is also responsible for planning the organization’s long-term financial goals and protecting assets.

Specific objectives
In collaboration with relevant Program Staff, Project Leaders and Country Director:
• Prepare budgets, both for (externally financed) projects as well as support units, on annual basis or other frequency, as may be appropriate;
• On basis of budget performance, prepare budget revisions for approval to relevant parties;
• Carry out regular budget monitoring (budget vs expenditure) and advice relevant staff and Country Director, pro-actively and on request, on all areas of attention on budget performance and the office’s cost recovery;
• Prepare and maintain cash flow forecast based on the various budgets.

Daily financial management
• Coordinates the activities of, and provides advice and guidance to, the financial staff in the Cordaid offices elsewhere in the country;
• Ensures that cash- and bank balances are sufficient at all times, which will include complete and timely cash requests to the head offices in the Netherlands;
• Ensures that procurement requests meet with financial requirements and are supported by provision in the (relevant) budgets;
• Reviews all requests for payment and verifies that these are compliant with regulations before signing off;
• Ensures that invoices are paid timely and correctly;
• Maintains an up-to-date overview of outstanding liabilities (including services and/or goods provided but not yet paid) at all times;
• Monitors and manages balance accounts including suspense accounts, advances, etc.;
• Ensures that the finance officer responsible for maintaining petty cash has a sufficient balance and that all transactions are supported by supporting documentation;
• Is first point of contact with the Bank and maintains regular contact;
• Reviews all draft contracts for financial correctness;
• Facilitates the activities of internal and external auditors when reviewing the accounts of Cordaid office.

• Prepares timely monthly financial reports in accordance with internal procedures, for approval to the Director Country Offices, which includes cash- and bank reconciliation, budget depletion overviews, balance accounts, transaction sheets, and cash request for the forthcoming period;
• Prepares financial reports for external donors in accordance with donor agreements, ensures that these are complete and compatible with narrative reporting;
• Provides staff with budget or financial information upon request;
• Prepares any other financial report as may be required.

• Is responsible, in close collaboration with the Director Country Offices and program heads, for the financial wellbeing (stability, liquidity, sustainability) of Cordaid office;
• Maintains a solid understanding of all Cordaid financial rules and regulations, as laid down in the Field Manual and other official documentation, and ensures that all Cordaid staff acts in accordance with these;
• Pro-actively provides advice to Management on areas of suggested improvement in financial management;
• Provides advice to partner organisations on financial matters in relation to Cordaid support;
• Develops partner capacity building programmes;
• Any other assignment that can reasonably be asked from the position.

• Degree in financial management;
• At least seven years’ experience in working with an INGO, of which at least five in a senior
financial position;
• Good and proven experience with working with various external (institutional) donors like UN, EC, Global Fund, Worldbank;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Strong organiser of one’s own work (knowing how to prioritise);
• Strong communication skills;
• Be diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, innovative and a strong team player;
• Excellent French and English writing and communication skills;
• Computer skills to include a solid working knowledge of Excel, including the usage of complex formulas;
• Work experience in fragile, stressful settings;
• Proficiency in financial software, including Pastel/Sage and Dynamics will be desirable;
• Experience in managing finance teams of over 5 people;
• Experience in managing partner organisations.

Specifics of duty station
The Financial Manager will be based in one of the Cordaid offices. Occasional travel to other project areas, security permitting, will occasionally be required.
Most of the duty stations are non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 12 months starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attn.of Ms. Monique van Weldam (monique.van.weldam@cordaid.org) as soon as possible. An assessment might be part of the procedure.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Financial Managers? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Oct 18, 2018
Business Development Manager in Djibouti , Djibouti

Our client is a global logistics service provider that has over 30 years of experience in chartering, forwarding, liner agency, project logistics, warehousing & distribution. Their head office is in Europe, they work from multiple country offices globally.

For their office in Djibouti they are looking for a high potential Junior Manager with strong focus on Business Development and sales. The Business Development manager builds the companies market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships with international companies doing business in Djibouti and Ethiopia. The core activity will be in (project) forwarding & transit.

• Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.
• Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
• Screens potential business deals by analysing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
• Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
• Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

• 3-7 yrs. experience in sales and / or business development
• Background in logistics (forwarding, special transport)
• Project management
• Should know branch terminology

Enthusiastic, Energetic, Bush proof, go(al)-getter, Self-starter, Flexible, Opportunist, Prospecting / Closing Skills, Motivation for Sales, Professionalism

The company offers
• Possibility for growth into other regional offices
• Local contract in Djibouti
• Accommodation, tickets, international insurance and a car
• Bonus structure
• Start date before Nov 1st

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Manager in Djibouti? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 02, 2018
Business Developer West Africa , Ivory Coast

Our client is a company specialized in industrial packaging. For their regional office in Abidjan they are looking for a Business Development Manager, responsible for West Africa.

Current activities in the region:
The business segment, besides some mining opportunities ,focusses more on the food processing segment for cocoa and cashew and other agricultural produce. Besides Ivory Coast they would like to boost business development in surrounding countries and different business segments.

Work to perform:
- Perform regional market study and competitive analysis – draft development strategy for West African countries
- Lead and explore local partnerships with distributors and partners to boost development in the wider region – identification of right partners.
- Aggressively increase sales in new segments

Profile of Business Developer West Africa:
Responsible for the business development in West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Mauritania and Gabon.

The Business developer is considered to:
- Organize business development missions in West Africa
- Development of the markets in West Africa
- Make an analysis of the competition and investigate opportunities
- Work closely with the sales team, to make sure customer service is optimal
- Travel to other offices of the company in Africa and Europe for training and reporting purposes
- Create a close relationship with different departments, like supply chain, international, communications, etc., with whom you built a professional relationship
- Follow all corporate policies, enforce them and be compliant in all areas, externally and internally

Knowledge & skills
- Proven capability to work under pressure
- Excellent knowledge of English and French languages in both writing and verbal
- Dedicated, result-driven and decisive
- Strong analytical and strategical skills
- Proven ability to effectively communicate both written and verbal to persuade and direct
- The build an extensive relationship with clients and suppliers
- The ability to negotiate
- Fast learner
- Knowledge of the African market is a benefit
- Knowledge of the French language is a must

- Passion for business development
- Affinity with logistics
- Intrigued by the African continent
- Sense of adventure and enjoy travel

Experience & Attitude
- You are an initiative taker, proactive and a good problem solver
- You can work independently, but are also a team player
- Flexible, good time management
- Positive “can do” attitude
- Motivated and energetic

Are you interested in becoming a Business Developer West Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 01, 2018
Commercial Recruitment Consultant in CI, KE and NG , Africa

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for Africa? Are you a great networker? Do you love sales and developing business? Do you love traveling and working independently? Are the answersto these questions YES? Then become part of our enthusiastic team of Africa recruitment specialists!

JobnetAfrica is looking for a Commercial Recruitment Consultant to join our pan-African JobnetAfrica team. We recruit, headhunt and offer HR Consultancy services for international companies across a wide range of sectors throughout Africa. Our team members are either based in Africa, or have extensive Africa living and working experience. This makes us the partner of choice for companies looking for talent for their companies in Africa.

As a Commercial Recruitment Consultant, you are responsible for the entire recruitment process from business development and contract negotiation, to interviewing and matching candidates to positions with your clients. To create an active sales pipeline, you analyze the market and determine new opportunities. You actively hunt for new clients and build positive and lasting relationships with them by developing an in-depth understanding of their industry and recruitment needs. You attract candidates by networking, headhunting and through referrals, and guide them through the recruitment process.

The new colleague we are looking for:
 Has a sparkling personality, is a master networker and is passionate about sales
 Has a vast international network in (Insert Country name) and preferably surrounding countries,
 Is an independent worker and is self-driven,
 Has (international) recruitment experience,
 Speaks and writes English (and French fluently for Cote D'Ivoire),
 Currently lives in Abidjan, Nairobi or Lagos

JobnetAfrica offers:
 A strong (recruitment) brand name,
 An extensive pan-African network of clients and candidates (40.000+ international professionals),
 Website and job board,
 Online marketing, social media, newsletters, LinkedIn headhunting techniques,
 Content marketing & blogs,
 Financial and general administration,
 Working from home or on-the-move,
 Part time / flexible working options
 Excellent financial structure (no cure no pay)

JobnetAfrica will give you the opportunity to fully focus on sales / recruitment / headhunting / networking and rapidly build a sustainable income for yourself. You can hit the ground running!

Interested? Hit the link 'Apply' below and come up with a great motivation of why you would like to join the JobnetAfrica lifestyle!

Expiring: Nov 01, 2018

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