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Senior Poultry Hatchery Manager in Zimbabwe , Zimbabwe

To oversee all aspects of two hatcheries, including the management of personnel, eggs and all hatchery equipment, to efficiently produce the highest quality chicks, at the highest possible percentage hatch rate, at the lowest possible cost.

MAIN TASKS

1. Plan, organise, lead, coordinate and assess all aspects of the hatchery and staff.

2. Manage, via subordinate supervisory staff, and monitor all routine hatchery activities – including egg receiving, grading, cold room storage, traying, setting, transferring, sorting, vaccinating, and shipping of chicks, as well as machine monitoring, maintenance and repair, hatchery hygiene and staff safety and health - making corrective interventions and improvements as and when necessary.

3. Plan, recommend, develop and implement (approved) policies and practices for the hatcheries to ensure (i) achievement of set goals (ii) profit maximisation and (iii) continuous improvement in all areas.

4. Plan and recommend production, spending and capital improvement projects.

5. Prepare and submit an annual hatchery budget (Expenditure, Sales and Capex).

6. Monitor and control costs in labour, repairs, vaccines and general supplies, and arrange timely procurement of essentials via the procurement department.

7. Ensure a data base is maintained of all key hatchery results, and produce key reports of such; be they per hatch reports, weekly or monthly summaries. All Data should be monitored, interpreted and converted into recommendations, to the breeding farms management and management in general, on a regular basis.

8. Design, recommend, implement and monitor all Quality Assurance checks ensuring comprehensive accountability via sign-off of checklists.

9. Perform random, but frequent, audits and snap checks at various times; day or night.

10. Compliance with company policies as well as national and international standards.

11. Remain abreast of poultry industry trends and new developments.

12. Other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Education
 Bachelors Degree – Poultry Science or Animal Husbandry; or alternately
 Experience (minimum 5 years) in hatchery management or general management, with a proven record and solid references.

Characteristics
 Accountable – Able to accept responsibility & account for his/her actions.
 Communication – Communicate clearly & concisely, both orally and in writing.
 Detail oriented – Able to pay attention to the minute details of tasks & projects.
 Problem Solver – An enquiring mind and desire to make things better
 Energetic – Able to work at a sustained pace & produce quality work
 Ethical – To conduct himself/herself according to values and accepted standards.
 Honesty/Integrity – To be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
 Responsible – Able to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
 Competence – In the practicalities of hatchery management, man-management, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel and – preferably but not essentially – MS Access)

Expiring: Sep 01, 2018
Program Officer in Ghana , Ghana

Ghana : Program Officer for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Kumasi, Ghana with regular trips to Accra and cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 1-3 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local jobseekers invited to apply

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Monitor progress of certification activities of our cocoa suppliers in the field;
• Coordinate execution of sustainability activities in the field in collaboration with cocoa suppliers, clients and partners like UTZ certified, WFP, PDA ;
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report to clients on project indicators of sustainability programs;
• Maintain relationships with our farmer groups, exporters, and client representatives;
• Identify new local suppliers and partners for program up-scaling.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, community development or other related fields;
• At least 1 years of experience in project management and/or commodities;
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Excellent organizational skills and relationship management
• Extensive knowledge of Excel, experience with online tools (surveys, GIS) is a pre;
• You need to be innovative and driven to continuously improve our projects and procedures
• Fluent in English and local language is a pre;
• Bush proof, you will spend 2-3 days per week in district warehouses and on plantations

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 27, 2018
Project Manager in Cameroon , Cameroon

Cameroon : Project Manager for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Douala, Cameroon, with regular trips to cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 2-5 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local and international jobseekers invited to apply
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Coordinate execution of sustainability activities in the field in collaboration with cocoa suppliers, clients and partners like UTZ certified, GIZ, and other community development NGO’s.
• Monitor progress of certification activities of our cocoa suppliers in the field;
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report to clients on project indicators and realized budgets of sustainability programs
• Maintain relationships with our farmer groups, exporters, and client representatives;
• Identify new local suppliers and partners for program up-scaling.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, community development or other related fields;
• At least 1 years of experience in project management and/or commodities;
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Excellent organizational skills and relationship management
• Extensive knowledge of Excel, experience with online tools (surveys, GIS) is a pre;
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as in a team;
• Fluent in English and French and local language is a pre;
• Bush proof, you will spend a week per month with cocoa suppliers and on plantations

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 26, 2018
Program Manager in Cote d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast : Program Manager for Sustainable Cocoa & Agroforestry

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with regular trips to cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture, Environmental management
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 2-5 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local and international jobseekers invited to apply
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Execute and up-scale sustainability activities, in collaboration with partners like GiZ, FIRCA, ICRAF, UTZ Certified. Current sustainability programs include:
o A cocoa agroforestry program
o A biodiversity program with Payment for Ecosystem services
o A cook stove and biofuel program
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report to clients on project indicators and report internally on realized budgets;
• Support 2-pager reviews on various sustainability topics to share findings with the cocoa industry.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, forestry, environmental management or other related fields;
• At least 2 years of experience in project management
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as staying in close collaboration in an international team;
• You need to be innovative and driven to continuously improve our projects and procedures
• Fluent in English and French;
• Bush proof, you will spend a week per month with cocoa suppliers and on plantations.

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 26, 2018
M&E Officer in Cote d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast : M&E Officer for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with regular trips to cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: M&E, Project Management
Work Experience: 2-5 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local and international jobseekers invited to apply
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Execute and scale-up M&E activities and roll-out data collection in the field;
• Set-up partnerships in M&E with suppliers of tech solutions and with research institutes;
• Analyse data from our tech solutions, like a farmer survey platforms and GIS tool;
• Follow-up on program design and execution in West-Africa, with occasional travels to Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria ;
• Report to clients on project indicators and report internally on realized budgets;
• Support 2-pager reviews on various sustainability topics to share findings with the cocoa industry.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in international development, agriculture or other related fields;
• At least 2 years of experience in M&E, data management
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Extensive knowledge of tech solutions, like GIS and data analysis; coding is a pre
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as staying in close collaboration in an international team;
• You need to be innovative and driven to continuously improve our projects and procedures
• Fluent in English and French;
• Bush proof, you will spend a week per month with cocoa suppliers and on plantations.

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 26, 2018
Project Coordinator in Nigeria , Nigeria

Nigeria: Project Coordinator for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Akure, Nigeria with regular trips to Lagos and cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 1-3 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

The Job
The company is looking for a Project Officer. Together with the local sustainability teams in the rest of West-Africa and program partners they need you to supervise programs in the field, increase impact in our supply chains, and build a strong Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) structure to report outcomes.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Execute sustainability and up-scale sustainability activities, in collaboration with cocoa suppliers, clients and partners like UTZ certified, GiZ and NGO’s;
• Supervise certification activities of our cocoa suppliers in the field;
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report on project indicators and realized budgets of sustainability programs;
• Maintain relationships with our farmer groups, exporters, and client representatives;
• Identify new local suppliers and partners for program up-scaling.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, community development or other related fields;
• At least 2 years of experience in project management and/or commodities;
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Fluent in English and local language is a pre
• Excellent organization and relationship management
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as in a team;
• Motor licence. You will move around on a motor;
• Bush proof; you will spend 2-3 days per week in district warehouses and on plantations

The team
You will be working with dynamic sustainability team of West-Africa, of which 10 people are based in Ivory Coast, 2 in Ghana and 1 in Cameroon. You will be the first sustainability officer in Nigeria, but you will have a lot phone contact and regular visits from sustainability team members. Besides, you are part of the country team of Nigeria in Lagos, which consists of 4 employees working in procurement and quality assurance.

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Aug 25, 2018

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