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Finance Manager in Kenya , Kenya

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Haussmann is a leading commercial Design & Build interior fit out company in East Africa started in 2013 by Gregoire Schwebig (ESSEC graduate, Young Leader AfricaFrance 2017).

Headquartered in Nairobi (Kenya), and with current operations in Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia, the Company aims at becoming the leading commercial Design & Build company in Africa by 2020.

Backed by leading European PE and VC funds, the Company is looking to open offices in Lagos, Accra, Abidjan and Lusaka in Q1/Q2 2018 to sustain and fuel its 150% + annual growth and to become the most successful real estate venture in Africa.

We are therefore currently looking for talented people with a strong interest in Africa to embark on our exciting journey.

ROLE DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Finance Manager, you’ll play a important role in the company’s quest to become the leading Design & Build company in Sub-Saharan Africa. You will have to autonomously structure the company’s reporting and financial processes to give us the tools to expand
successfully.

You will be in charge of:
1. Procedure: you will draft and implement robust Accounting, Finance and Procurement
procedures
2. Planning: you will implement tools to predict the main future financial flows (Annual
Budget, CF Forecast…)
3. Cost Accounting: you will ensure that our financial organization reflects the reality and
helps us understand the business (margin analysis, scorecards…)

REQUIREMENTS:

If you join Haussmann, you’ll work with a team of hungry people on a mission to become a
leader in Africa. To be a successful candidate, you must have the following skills/experiences:

Experience
1. 2/3 years in Management Control or Audit
2. Experience in a developing country is a plus
3. Experience in a fast growing start up is a plus

Skills
1. Self Driven, pro-active, autonomous and reliable
2. Strong international exposure
3. Positive Team spirit and great team player
4. Detailed oriented & rigorous
5. Excellent command of Excel, VBA is a plus
6. Fluency in English

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Special job

Expiring: Mar 03, 2018
Results Measurement Specialist in Kenya , Kenya

JOB DESCRIPTION Results Measurement Specialist

Reporting to: Head of Measurement and Results Management (MRM)

Background
Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) is a non-profit company, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) which aims to increase prosperity, create jobs and reduce poverty by bringing about a transformation in financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and in the economies they serve. It provides technical know-how and capital to champions of change whose ideas, influence and actions will make finance more useful to Africans businesses and households. It acts as a “market catalyst”, adopting the “making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach”.

Through access to finance initiatives, it seeks to build financial inclusion. Through capital market development it looks to promote economic growth and increase investment. As a regional programme, it seeks to encourage collaboration, knowledge transfer and market-building activities both within and across borders, and especially in fragile and conflicted-affected states (FCAS). Where there are opportunities to drive financial market transformation more quickly and intensively through capital investment, FSDA will deploy equity, loans or guarantees as the situation requires.

FSDA is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is part of a network of country-based FSDs operating in Africa (the “FSD Network” – Enterprise Partners (EP) in Ethiopia, FSDK in Kenya, FSDMoc in Mozambique, EFInA in Nigeria, Access to Finance (AFR) in Rwanda, FinMark trust (FMT) in South Africa, FSDT in Tanzania and FSDU in Uganda). It also partners with other national, regional and international organisations working on financial sector development initiatives in SSA.

Driven by its strategic framework (2017-21) FSDA’s work can be said to focus on five main areas:
• Financial Institutions – supporting digital finance, product development and change management processes within and for financial institutions to improve capacity and performance;
• Capital Markets – supporting regulators and building diverse, liquid and efficient financial markets that can more effectively mobilise and allocate capital to businesses and projects that in turn drive inclusive economic growth;
• Inclusive Finance – supporting market-building financial inclusion programmes in a number of priority sectors, including credit, savings groups, remittances, insurance, policy and housing finance;
• Regional Strategies – convening, capacity building and providing operational support to the FSD Network, as well as building and coordinating FSDA’s emerging fragile and conflicted-affected state (FCAS) strategy.

These are supported by the closely inter-linked cross-cutting pillars of Leadership and Development, Digital Finance, Measurement and Results Management, and Communications.

The Role
FSDA now seeks to recruit a motivated and ambitious individual to support the Monitoring and Results Management team which, in close collaboration with other staff, aims for effective measurement, demonstration of performance, and adaptive management of FSDA’s fast-expanding programme.

Specific objectives and activities will include, but will not be limited to:
• Support FSDA’s project due diligence initiatives. This task will involve assessing potential Implementing Partners data management and results measurement capacity, and defining the technical support that FSDA may need to provide to enhance the effectiveness with which project performance is measured. The task will also involve carrying out baseline studies and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) risk assessments – robustness of which will vary from project to project.
• Participate in the design and implementation of an outcome monitoring strategy. FSDA is increasingly seeking to routinely monitor, rather than just periodically evaluate the financial market system changes resulting from the interventions it is supporting/has supported. The Results Measurement Specialist in close consultation with the Head of MRM, will design an innovative outcome monitoring strategy and participate in its implementation. This task will sometimes entail managing externally-contracted evaluation experts, ensuring timely delivery of quality evaluation initiatives.
• Support Value for Money (VfM) and ESG risk monitoring initiatives. VfM and ESG risk management are integral components of FSDA’s programming. The MRM unit’s mandate includes measuring the organization’s performance on these, and there are guidelines in place to facilitate the same. The Results Measurement Specialist will contribute to the refinement and enhanced implementation of these guidelines.
• Work with partners to establish and implement MRM plans. To carry out its work, FSDA engages with many diverse partners. These include training institutions, development organizations, financial service providers and financial sector regulators. There is shared responsibility between FSDA and its partners in measurement of results. The Results Measurement Specialist, in close consultation with relevant FSDA staff, will provide technical support to partners in the development of practical MRM plans that are aligned to FSDA’s procedures. Such plans should facilitate effective and timely reporting, learning, and adaptive management at partner level.
• Facilitate both internal and external learning. Knowledge generated by FSDA’s results measurement initiatives should inform continuous improvements in the design and delivery of financial sector development initiatives. In this regard, the Results Measurement Specialist will actively participate in the dissemination of such knowledge, and support utilisation of the same by FSDA, its implementing partners, and other financial sector development actors.
• Contribute to the review and refinement of FSDA’s MRM approach. FSDA’s MRM approach must be sufficiently versatile to respond to the information needs of its complex financial sector development work. The Results Measurement Specialist will participate in reviewing FSDA’s results measurement approach and contribute to its refinement. Therefore, the Results Measurement Specialist’s job description will continue to evolve to meet emerging needs.

The Results Measurement Specialist will adhere to M4P principles in implementing tasks and will work to promote FSDA’s interests across SSA, enhancing the organisation’s reputation in doing so and demonstrating a strong commitment to making its strategic objectives a reality.

The role presents an exciting opportunity for an individual to contribute to the early stages of an organisation that is expected to deliver significant impact over the coming years and who is keen to learn, create new ideas and test new ways of working. It offers the opportunity to be part of and engage actively with a dynamic FSD Network and with DFID and other development partners that FSDA collaborates closely with.
Applicants should have a strong strategic focus, be results driven, and committed to high standards of performance. They must be comfortable with working flexibly and taking real responsibility for their decisions.

Location: The role is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with substantial travel within the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Essential professional qualifications
1. Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Operations Research, or other relevant field
2. Professional training in Impact Evaluation, Impact Mapping, and/or Impact Harvesting from a recognised institution
3. At least four years’ experience in designing and implementing rigorous quasi-experimental studies in complex development programmes, preferably those with a financial sector development mandate
4. At least three years’ experience in supporting the design and management of results measurement frameworks, and supporting its implementation particularly amongst implementing partners
5. Strong project management skills with ability to manage a diverse portfolio of projects
6. Good understanding of the financial sector in sub Saharan Africa
7. Excellent communication skills (in English), including an ability to write, compile presentations and speak confidently in public
8. Ability to conceptualise, analyse and present ideas convincingly

Desirable professional qualifications
1. Experience conducting ESG risk audits, and developing and implementing mitigation plans
2. Knowledge/experience in measuring investment performance
3. Experience of working with multi-national teams
4. Proficiency in French

Essential personal attributes
• Demonstrated empathy with FSD Africa’s mandate to reduce poverty
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, being flexible to respond to emerging demands
• A peoples’ person, and a team-player
• Methodical, meticulous and analytical
• Ingenious
• Goal-focused - A “finisher”
• Low ego
• Client-focused
• Enthusiastic
• Reliable, with strong adherence to deadlines and high-quality performance

FSD Africa is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration: Competitive

Are you interested in becoming a Results Measurement Specialist in Kenya? Submit your application online at www.adeptsystems.co.ke. This will require you to create a profile and in addition attach your detailed CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet our requirements, indicating your current and expected remuneration. Applications must be received by close of business 16 March 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted..

Expiring: Mar 16, 2018
Program Design Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Description

Who We Are
Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2.5 million trees with more than 8,500 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About the Team
Field Ops is the heart of operations at Komaza. We are deeply syste-ms-oriented and enjoy the challenge of training and managing hundreds of new teammates each season. In order to plant tree farms with thousands of new farmers every year, we are laser-focused on hitting our key performance indicators. We thrive on data, and technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day work life.

About the Role
Sustainable, scalable systems are the key to the magnitude of impact Komaza is able to have on the world. As we seek to grow from tens- to hundreds-of-thousands of farmers across East Africa, the productivity and efficiency of our operations in the field is critical to our success. You will take the lead on developing, innovating, and improving the systems used by our field extension network.

What You Will Do
- Work closely with our field extension network to design and improve the systems, strategies, tools, and trainings that will allow us to hit our massive expansion targets
- Identify and prioritize significant opportunities for operational innovation - then lead research, design, prototyping, and scaling of our best solutions
- Run point on collaboration with other departments like Technology Development, People Operations, and Procurement in the execution of interdisciplinary programs
- Build the capacity of Komaza staff through workshops, mentorship/coaching, and stretch projects
- Work closely with the Director of Field Operations and the Field Extension Network to support execution in pursuit of ambitious seasonal planting targets

What You Have
- Bachelor's degree in relevant field, graduate degrees preferred
- 3+ years relevant experience including extensive experience in program management, team leadership, and field-based operations
- Supreme organisational, critical thinking, and communications skills with impeccable spoken and written English
- Passion for Komaza’s mission to lift rural farmers out of poverty through the rapid scaling of our microforestry model
- Strong familiarity with the communities where we plant; you have lived or worked in rural low-income communities

You’re Also
- Flexible with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
- Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
- Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

What We Expect
You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of two years. This role will be primarily based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Design Manager in Kenya? 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.

Expiring: Apr 07, 2018
Host Executive Lodge in Malawi , 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 Host is end responsible for the lodge. He / she will be living on the premises and is first point of contact for the guests. The host 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
- 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.
- 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 and food allowance
- After 3 months USD 500 plus accommodation and food allowance
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Are you interested in becoming a Host Executive Lodge in Malawi? 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.

Expiring: Apr 06, 2018
Head of Internal Control in Congo DRC (x2) , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Head of Internal Control (Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC)

Our client is looking for a Head of Internal Control for a wildlife conservation organisation to work from its office in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. They are a UK-registered charity and have a 25-year contract with the Congolese Wildlife Authority (“ICCN”) to manage a wildlife park.

Department: Finance
Reporting to: CFO and Board

Key Objective:
To review all internal processes, systems and policies and make recommendations and
actively assist in implementing procedures to ensure the risks to the organisation are maximally mitigated.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- Reviews and appraises the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting
and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls throughout the park.
- Conducts and directs ongoing reviews of organization controls, operating procedures,
and compliance with policies and regulations
- Assesses the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard organization assets
- Compiles and issues reports detailing conclusions and providing recommendations for
improvements
- Recommends employee training and modifications to procedures as needed
- Analyses and concludes on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment
- Identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement
- Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and engage in continuous education and staff
development re best practices
- Reports risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to
management and provides recommendations for improving the organisation's operations

Skills, Experience and Attributes:
- Educated to degree level in a related field or equivalent
- At least 10 years’ experience in accounting, finance, auditing or Business Management in
a rapidly growing business
- Experience in writing internal policies and procedures and process evaluation and
documentation
- A demonstrated knowledge of internal controls
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other
financial information
- Fluent in both French and English
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to address issues and effect change
- Capable of working independently, under pressure in demanding field conditions. Very
regular traveling required throughout the park’s main locations.

Expiring: Apr 06, 2018
Operations Manager Costa Rica , Costa Rica

Our client grows fruit around the globe. For their operations in Costa Rica we are looking for a dynamic Operations Director to head their pineapple operations.

Features:
Job type: permanent, full-time, with trial period
Salary: competitive
Location: Costa Rica
Production: About 480 ha of Pineapple in 2 farms

Roles & Responsibilities:
In this challenging role, the Operations Director will be responsible for the overall operations
Specific areas of responsibility include:
Achieving above standard agricultural practices
Driving the best agricultural practices on the field, from land preparation through planting, inputs usage, crop monitoring and harvesting
Focusing on sustainably increasing yields
Cost optimization, in compliance with the spending thresholds and policies set by the Group
Benchmarking practices with top-industry standards
Developing regenerative agricultural practices and a spirit of innovative thinking in operations with resources at hand
Capability and interest to further develop the current production pattern
Ensuring optimal post-harvest flows
Operating efficient and cost-effective post-harvest flow, with optimal pack-house management and effective quality control
Maintaining an effective and committed team at all levels
Diffusing an attitude of continuous improvement, with an open and communicative climate
Assigning key roles and responsibilities, dealing with underperforming people, and developing talent
Shaping the team to operate under tight financial constraints and deliver objectives set by the Group

The Operations Director will report to the Managing Director.

Skills, Qualifications & Attitude
A team player, confident and happy to work hard to accomplish a purposeful goal. The following skills are the most
important:

Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in a farm management position
Proven leadership skills with communicative drive
Ability to successfully manage tight cash situations, and handle contingencies
Entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude; boots in the field
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Business knowledge with command of finance
Open mindset with keen interest in innovation
Good knowledge of Spanish and English
Interest in themes such as sustainability, resource efficiency, regenerative or circular business models
Willingness to live in remote location
Ambition to meaningfully grow the business

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Director in Costa Rica?
Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 31, 2018

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