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Chief Technical Advisor in Namibia , Namibia

Chief Technical Adviser (CTA): “Integrated National Park Management II” Project in Namibia

Application by: 30 Jun, 2017
Project Status: Expression of Interest
Project Title: “Integrated National Park Management II” Project (also ‘NamParks V’)
Period of Project: Estimated start between November 2017 and January 2018
Duration of assignment: 48 months
Country: Namibia

Project Description:
The Integrated National Park Management II Project (also NamParks V) is the most recent phase of the Namibia National Parks Programme (NamParks), a development programme of the Government of the Republic of Namibia executed by its Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET).

The Integrated National Park Management II Project will focus on the national parks along the Namibian coastline, i.e. Tsau //Khaeb, Namib Naukluft, Dorob and Skeleton Coast National Parks, as well as their support zones in the adjacent areas.

The project's overarching aim is to support an integrated park management in the respective national parks. This aims at involving all stakeholders and at encouraging local communities to participate in the management process. Thereby, sustainable natural resource management will be combined with the development of natural‐resource‐based income opportunities such as eco‐tourism from which the communities that live in and around the respective national parks can benefit. So far, key challenges for the integrated management of the targeted parks are the insufficient park infrastructure and the limited capacities of the MET.

To improve the integrated management of the targeted national parks, the project comprises the following intervention areas:

Intervention Area 1: Establishment of Adequate Park Infrastructure
Intervention Area 2: Integrated Park Management
Intervention Area 3: Community Development
Intervention Area 4: Strengthening of the Capacities of MET for Project Management

Job Description:
- The tasks of the CTA are comprehensive and include (but are not necessarily restricted to) the following:
- Overall advice to the MET for the implementation of the Project and the coordination with other stakeholders;
- General management and oversight of the implementation of Project measures in accordance with the approved results matrix/logframe, time schedule, operational plans, and work plans;
- Advise and assists the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, on key issues related to nature conservation management and integrated park management, such as policy formulation and implementation, development of respective procedures, guidelines, strategies;
- Supervise and coordinate the procurement of works, goods and consulting services according to agreed procedures; this shall also include the technical and contractual supervision of project sub-contractors and of construction work in coordination with the architect/engineers of the consultants team;
- Supervise and coordinate the financial management of the project, in particular with regard to the management of the disposition fund, including (cross-checking) assessment of disbursement claims;
- Monitoring of project implementation, including the financial monitoring of approved budgets, the progress monitoring of the implementation of the Project activities as well as the monitoring of the performance and impact of the project based on the agreed indicators;
- Elaboration of regular reports on the implementation of the Project according to the agreed reporting structure and schedule; coordinate and supervise the elaboration and submission of inputs for the reports from the different team members.

Qualifications:
The Chief Technical Advisor will be responsible for the overall coordination of the project implementation and the supervision and guidance of the Consultant’s team.

Profile (Qualifications):
- Professional experience with donor-funded projects and specific knowledge of German Financial Cooperation KfW (management procedures, reporting, etc.);
- Work experience as team leader in long-term assignments;
- Postgraduate university degree in nature conservation management, natural resource management or another field of relevance to this project (community development, integrated rural development, etc.) with proven practical work experience in this field;
- Good understanding and proven track record in areas such as park management, integrated rural development, community development, tourism development, participation, and policy advise;
- Work experience in African countries with similar socio-economic conditions;
- Previous work in park management in southern Africa would be a strong asset;
- Strong background in management and financial administration of development projects, including M&E of project implementation;
- At least 10 years of practical professional experience in the sector;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency in the English language;
- Team player who is capable of working under different and sometimes difficult conditions.

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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Key responsibilities are:
- Responsible for the production process and the employees;
- Responsible for the technical department (maintenance and reparation);
- Further development of the production processes and internal logistics;
- Further development of the quality measurements;
- Hiring and training of employees.

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The companies is based on christian values so there is a preference for a person who stands for these values as well. We are looking for someone on a short term notice.

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For the processing of cashew business, we are recruiting to fill the position below.

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Reporting to: General Manager

Job Description
• The Plant Director will involve managing day-to-day activity of cluster of plants in the country. Need a person to be hands on Project, Production, Processing, Quality, Engineering & Projects and QEHS.
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Areas of Responsibility
• Produce and Deliver Products - Manage Production Activities and Services
• Review shop floor operations daily for adherence to Quality systems & norms. Lead and support in process/system related issues. Support Preventive Maintenance schedule for Plant & Machinery and related Engineering activities.

Produce & Deliver Products - Optimize Production Costs
• Consolidate variances, analyse and find our root causes and plan for actions accordingly. Manage line OEEs, wastages and conversion costs through effective monitoring, review & control.

QEHS
• Lead the QEHS initiatives and work with the Central Quality Head in delivering the goals. To commission sustainable systems to hold the gains.

Engineering & Projects
• To implement best practices in Plant maintenance, thereby improving the OEE. Manage Maintenance & repairs cost within the budgeted levels. Ensure delivery of Projects within the Scope, Cost & Time.

Cost Efficiency Programs
• Should lead Cost efficiency and continual improvement programs. Identify opportunities, base line and execute projects amongst cross functional teams.

Manage Industrial Relations
• Actively participate & lead IR discussions. Negotiate with various Unions, ensure Industrial discipline is maintained and labour productivity is increased on a regular basis.

Budget and Budgetary Control
• Chalk out budgets for Labour, energy, materials, maintenance & other Plant overheads effectively and implement.

Project Management (Greenfield & Brown Field)
• Managing green/brown field project setting up new plants from Scratch.

Requirements
• Engineering Degree (Mechanical & Electrical)
• 15 + years in Managing Multiple plants from leading food & Food processing company
• Experience working in challenging environment abroad
• Fluent in English a must, French a huge preference

Expiring: 08/04/2017
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BBOXX is a UK-based company providing affordable, upgradeable solar solutions to meet off-grid customers’ energy needs. We are fully vertically integrated, controlling every part of our customer experience. With over 100,000 systems deployed so far, we have 450+ staff - working across 5 offices in the UK, China and East Africa - who are waking up every morning to work with BBOXX to electrify 20M people by 2020. We invite you to join us on this journey to electrify the world!

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Title: Entrepreneur in Residence
Reports to: Head of Strategy
Location: Kigali, Rwanda (with some travel to London, Kenya and other locations)
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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
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REQUIREMENTS
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- High drive and ambition to perform, independence, flexibility and speed of execution
- Strong analytical skills and hands-on attitude
- A proven track record of personal, academic, and professional achievements and demonstrated leadership among the best of your class
- 5+ years’ work experience in a top-tier company, or as a successful entrepreneur

BENEFITS
- Competitive salary and regional/international medical insurance
- Our relentless commitment to personal development and career growth
- Working with the best people in the sector and making an impact to the millions of people living in the dark
- Living and working in one of the most beautiful parts of East Africa

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: 08/04/2017
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ROLE PROFILE
Title: Product and Services Manager
Reports to: Head of Strategy
Location: Kigali, Rwanda (with some travel to London, Kenya and other locations)

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- Increase ARPU and customer satisfaction, and reduce cost, by introducing new products and services
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- Establish the systems and process to introduce new products to BBOXX clients
- Develop and maintain key KPIs to analyse the introduction of new products

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- Strong business acumen, with customer focus
- Some experience in a product development role
- Proven track record of performing above expectations in a senior product/service role
- Experience with Human-Centred Design and field research is a distinct advantage
- Engineering degree is a plus

BENEFITS
- Competitive salary and regional/international medical insurance
- Our relentless commitment to personal development and career growth
- Working with the best people in the sector and making an impact to the millions of people living in the dark
- Living and working in one of the most beautiful parts of East Africa

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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Job Title: General Manager for the North, Ivory Coast
Reports to: Business Head, Commodities and Logistics, Ivory Coast/ Regional Director, West Africa Chemical and Commodities
Location: Bouake/ Korhogo
Grade: General Manager (Grade 2)

POSITION SUMMARY
Our client, a leading global commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain management company, is seeking a fully bilingual, strategic general manager to manage and develop its expanding commodities business in Northern Cote d I’voire. This is a leadership position which includes expanding the cashew business, creating farmer‐centric channels for delivery of products and services and driving the sale of their agrochemicals products, and sustainability services.

As an origin‐integrated business operating in over 40 major producing countries worldwide, the company focuses primarily on coffee, cotton, and cocoa, as well as participating in selected other agricultural product markets. In West Africa it is one of the leading cocoa companies operating between farm gate and chocolate maker clients. They also trade other crops such as cashew and sesame. They provide advisory services, training and support to farmers on productivity, quality, certification, crop diversification, environmental and broader social issues. They provide farmers with relevant products including a range of agro‐inputs and micro‐financing options. The company impacts the livelihoods of
over 250,000 smallholder farmers.

The company is amongst the largest purchasers and exporter of cocoa beans in the country. The GM for the North will provide strategic leadership and management as we expand into cashew and other crops in the north of the country, increase our agro‐inputs portfolio and develop the sales and distribution networks for these products.

This is a full time position based in the centre or north of Ivory Coast and reports in to the Business Head for Commodities and Logistics, who is based in Abidjan. The postholder must be fluent in both French and English – proficiency in Malinke highly advantageous.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a profit centre manager role which broadly involves:
• Ensuring cashew profitability
• Creating farmer centric channels for the delivery of products and services
• Driving the sale of the chemicals business and sustainability services in the Northern Region of the country

Key activities for the Northern part of CIV include:
1. Develop and implement the purchasing strategy of agricultural products including cashew nuts.
• Develop new purchasing channels: field purchases, intermediate models, loco‐shops or FOBs in order to significantly increase your company's market share
• Decide on the model and levels of pre‐financing of suppliers in collaboration with your subordinates and your hierarchy
• Responsible of the full cash to cash cycle, you will be steering the full recovery of the prefinancing granted.
• Improve pre‐financing rotations and prevent default in order to reduce the impact on financial costs
• Ensure stock monitoring in order to maximize quality while minimizing weight and quality losses
• Track transit activities from your area
2. Implement the sales strategy of products and services to target customers.
• Identify customers’ needs in products and services and adapt the company’s products and services to their needs
• Identify needs and participate in the setting up of the distribution team of products and services
• Support team training, launching and promoting products and services to clients
• Monitor and perform reporting / sales / inventory / credit / recovery functions
• Identify new markets / opportunities for the sale of products and services
• Retain current and future customers
3. Ensure that the objectives of sales and purchases of products and services are met
4. Ensure the significant reduction in purchasing costs based on competitive intelligence. It is expected that you will regularly communicate the activities of the competition in your immediate environment or in related markets.
5. Develop weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting for the financial control department and your hierarchy, highlighting purchasing/sales performance and costs reduction/optimization performance
6. Manage a field team, coordinate its activities and ensure its alignment with the company's business strategy.
7. Lead the discussions with the internal audit team in collaboration with your hierarchy in order to improve the operational performance of your team

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
• Master's degree minimum with at least 10 years work experience including profit centre management experience, ideally in the rural sector in West Africa
• Experience in the purchase and / or processing of cashews or any other agricultural commodities in Africa or Asia, would be an advantage
• Excellent commercial sense
• Strong initiative and leadership capacity
• Perfectly bilingual: English and French. Malinké is a plus.
• Excel literacy is a must

Expiring: 08/04/2017