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DATA ANALYST IN RWANDA OR BURUNDI , Rwanda

Background:
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Data Analyst to operate under the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA - www.cialca.org).

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

The Data Analyst supports Research for Development activities across the CIALCA region, which includes Burundi, Rwanda and eastern DR Congo. The perfect candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, will have experience working with developing data management and data collection systems, analysing large data sets, and will have some experience in data-driven decision making. He/She will focus on results, be a self-starter, and have demonstrated success in using analytics to drive the understanding, growth, and success of our agricultural research products.

This position is based full time in our office in Bujumbura, Burundi or Kigali, Rwanda.

Position Responsibilities
The Data Analyst will work across the following three areas:
Research Design and Implementation
• Interact with a wide variety of people and teams to identify opportunities for, design, and assess improvements to research and development design and implementation.
• Optimize experimental design and sampling frames.
• Collaborate with scientists and mobile app developers to improve data collection tools (ODK and others).
• Support the development of big datasets to empower operational and exploratory scientific analysis.
• Develop, improve and maintain scripts for automating analysis and transfer of data collected through ODK tools to databases.

Exploratory Data Analysis
• Develop and implement procedures for data verification and curation.
• Liaise with database engineers to develop a searchable, web-based repository assembling existing experimental and household agronomic, socio-economic and health data.
• Conduct statistical analyses of experimental and survey-based agronomic, socio-economic and/or health data.
• Use data analysis results to support science and development teams in improving data collection, analysis and reporting.

Decision Support Tools
• Collaborate with geospatial information specialists to develop spatial prediction models.
• Communicating experimental results and implications to research and development teams.
• Support scientists in influencing government, public and private policies through visualization and presentation of data-based recommendations.
• Liaise with software and app developers to integrate prediction models into decision support tools.

Educational Qualifications
The candidate should have a completed MSc in data science, mathematics, physics, bioinformatics, engineering, computer science, statistics or related.

Minimum qualifications:
• 2 years of relevant work experience in data analysis or related field. (e.g. as statistician / data scientist / computational biologist / bioinformatician).
• Advanced experience with statistical software (e.g. R) and database languages (e.g. SQL).

Core Competencies
• Thorough knowledge and demonstrated expertise in managing relational databases. Knowledge of MySQL is a plus.
• Expert knowledge in applied statistics including data analysis and experimental design.
• Experience in developing generic scripts to processes and aggregate data from several sources through programming and statistical software (e.g. R) or other methods.
• Applied knowledge, and experience in food and agricultural sciences.
• Proven capacity in contributing to the documentation of scientific research.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills, able to interact with a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team of scientists and development partners on ICT and statistics in layman language.
• Proactive and independent problem solver, and excellent team player.
• Experience communicating the results of analyses with science and development audiences and government, public and private clients to influence their strategies.

Duty station: Kigali, Rwanda or Bujumbura, Burundi.

General information:
The contract will be for an initial period of two years. IITA offers an internationally competitive remuneration package paid in US Dollars.

Applications:
Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to the Head of Human Resources.

Closing Date: 15th June 2018

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Data Analyst in Rwanda or Burundi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jul 14, 2018
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE CIALCA BURUNDI , Burundi

Background:
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the nationally recruited position of Research Associate to operate under the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA - www.cialca.org).

The Research Associate implements and executes/supervises field activities, collects scientific data and reports to the supervisors. He/she will work closely with other CIALCA staff in Burundi. The perfect candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, will have experience working with field data collection, data analysis, training and supervision of field data collectors. You are focused on results, you are ambitious, and you have demonstrated success in supporting timely and effective scientific research implementation, data collection and reporting. This position is based full time in our office in Bujumbura, Burundi and reports to the CIALCA Systems Agronomist and the IITA Burundi Country Representative. It is of 02 years.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit http://www.iita.org for more information on IITA.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Research assistance to CIALCA
• Lead effective data collection using ODK-surveys and tablets, interviews, workshops, participatory observation and other methods;
• Assist CIALCA scientists and staff in basic data cleaning and analysis;
• Support the implementation and quality control of multi-locational experiments (agronomy, nutrition, economic, social);
• Facilitate the development, testing and use of ICT-based tools with extension providers and farmers.

2. Support training and capacity development
• Lead training and supervision of data collectors and enumerators;
• Execute training of agricultural extension providers and/ or farmers in the use of ICT and smart-phone based tools;
• Ongoing facilitation and follow up with agricultural extension providers and/ or lead farmers engaged in the program

3. Reporting and administration backstopping:
• Ensure timely and effective administrative and project technical reporting.
• Liaise with IITA staff on administrative issues related to the projects.

Criteria for Success:
• Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.
• High level analytical thinking capacity.
• Understanding of and experience in working in banana- and cassava-based farming systems.
• Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.
• Works proactively and takes initiative and has an eye for detail and perfection.
• Is willing to learn and develop as part of the IITA team in Burundi.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
• Is able to communicate fluently in Kirundi, French and English both orally and in writing.
• Commitment to IITA’s mission and core values.
• Driver’s license for car or motorbike is an advantage.

Requirements:
• MSc-degree in Agricultural Science, Agronomy, Economics or other relevant study with proven data collection and reporting skills.
• At least 2 years of relevant work experience with an (international) organization engaged in agricultural research.
• High level of computer and ICT skills (MS Office Word and Excel) and ability to learn new applications quickly.
• Candidates have proven experience in digital data collection (e.g. using ODK tablet-based surveys) and developing and testing mobile (smart) phone applications with extension officers and farmers.
• Experience in training and supervising field enumerators, and ensuring quality data collection.

For applications (only electronic), please send your cover letter, CV and Diploma & Certificates if any. The cover letter and CV should clearly and convincingly respond to expected (i) duties and responsibilities, (ii) criteria for success, and (iii) requirements. The cover letter should also express the motivation of the candidate for the position, as well as the added value that the candidate will bring to the CIALCA team. Candidates should provide the names and contact details of 3 referees, including the supervisor of their current/ last employment.

For further information please contact to Dr Kokou Kintche (k.kintche@cgiar.org) with cc to IITA-Burundi@cgiar.org .
Selected candidates will have to do a written test and an oral interview.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Research Associate CIALCA Burundi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jul 13, 2018
Strategic Projects Analyst , Tanzania

Purpose of role:
The Strategic Projects Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the executive management team in the planning, development and implementation of EFTA’s future direction and strategy. You will work closely with EFTA’s CEO, CFO, CIO and COO, providing analytical and operational support for the organisation’s continuing rapid growth. You will also work alongside the operations, investment, supplier and finance teams at HQ in Moshi, and with EFTA’s branch managers and teams across the country.
The role will be for an initial period of 6 months minimum, with a view to then potentially becoming permanent.

Reporting to: COO and CIO
Day to day responsibilities:

• Provide robust analysis and build financial modelling tools to support strategic decision-making:
o Supporting the executive management team by producing detailed research and analysis and building robust financial models;
o Supporting the executive team to develop and implement special operational projects;
o Providing data and information that can form the basis for management decision-making and planning, to ensure the organisation maintains continued profitable growth.

• Contribute to EFTA’s operational development:
o Supporting the rapid growth of the organisation by developing robust operational processes, tools and systems;
o Refining internal operational processes and systems to reduce inefficiencies and streamline cost;
o Recommending and implementing appropriate technology / software solutions to improve the operational infrastructure.

• Contribute to EFTA’s growth by supporting sales and marketing initiatives:
o Providing research and analytical support for new strategic marketing initiatives, for instance new customer segments, new geographies, new products;
o Working with branches and marketing teams to support with a robust pipeline of customers;
o Support with EFTAs internet presence, including website, social media and other channels.



Requirements:


Essential
• Innovative, resilient and enthusiastic self-starter with good attention to detail;
• Flexible, team player;
• Experience with top-tier banks or management consultancies;
• Financial modelling skills;
• Analytical rigour;
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and work independently with a high level of project ownership;
• Commitment to EFTA’s values, including acting with integrity and enthusiasm with all stakeholders.

Preferred
• M.B.A or equivalent;
• Knowledge of the East African business environment and/or on the ground experience in a developing country.

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Expiring: Jul 02, 2018
CFO , Tanzania

Purpose of role:
As Chief Financial Officer, you will be a key member of EFTA’s executive committee, leading on the financial operations, planning, treasury, investor relations and risk management of the company. Through ownership and development of the company’s financial model, coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of the lease product, you will forecast and monitor metrics tied to the execution of the company strategy. Alongside the CEO, you will take a lead role in fundraising from both overseas development finance institutions, impact investors and local banks, as well as managing relations with existing debt and equity investors. You will be responsible for considering corporate structure, tax efficiency and regulatory compliance in a Tanzanian context.

Reporting to: Board of Directors, CEO
As CFO, you will be held accountable by the Board of Directors and the Audit and Risk Committee. Direct reports include the Financial Controller, who takes overall responsibility for the day-to-day finance function, alongside development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Requirements:


Personal:
o Innovative, resilient and enthusiastic self-starter with excellent attention to detail
o Strong communication, presentation and analytical skills
o Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
o Independence and a high level of project ownership
o Transparent and straightforward in dealing with colleagues and managing stakeholders
Academic qualifications:
o Degree in finance or related a plus
o Chartered Accountant / Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is a plus

Experience:
o Five to seven years of experience in accounting / finance, investment analysis, management consulting or a related role
o Strong relevant experience in the private sector, Big 4 accountancy, management consulting, investment banking, or development finance
o Advanced financial modelling
o Experience of using Microsoft NAV is a plus
o Previous experience working in development finance and/or East Africa is a plus

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Expiring: Jul 02, 2018
Managing Director - Cotton Expert House Africa , Germany

The Cotton Expert House Africa (CHA) is a private sector-driven, non-profit organization that seeks to support sustainability in the African cotton sector and the textile industry. We see ourselves as a platform for all industry stakeholders to facilitate exchange, share knowledge and learning experiences, and request technical support and practical solutions.

At the Cotton Expert House Africa, we combine strong in-house expertise and up-to-date market information with a large professional network of sector and regional experts. With this, we are able to respond to individual requests for support such as education, training and piloting of innovations.

In partnership with cotton companies, that provide farmers with access to information, skills training, extension and innovation, we support the adoption of sustainable production and management practices, based on a standard neutral approach. This builds the foundation for a stable cotton production, improved chances for national, regional and international sales markets und thereby strengthens the economic development of rural areas in Africa. Aspects that are important to improve the living conditions of a large number of smallholder farmers in cotton-based production systems in Africa, now and in the future.

In the course of a succession planning we are looking for an entrepreneurially thinking and resilient manager with sound professional experience as Managing Director.

Your tasks:
• Management, coordination and strategic development of all CHA business areas in close cooperation with the advisory board and the shareholders
• Securing and expanding the high quality standard in advisory services and support activities of CHA
• Development of concepts for innovative service provision
• Forward-looking personnel planning and development, as well as employee-oriented personnel management
• Financial planning and reporting
• Expansion and maintenance of existing networks with the diverse partners of CHA in Africa and worldwide, in particular with Africa stakeholders of the cotton and textile industry, sustainability standards and sector organizations
• Fundraising, acquisition and coordination of grant contracts supporting CHA activities

What we expect:
• You have a business management or agronomic degree and a minimum of 10 years of practical experience in the private sector
• You have professional experience in the cotton and preferably in the textile industry, ideally with regard to sustainable production
• You have work experience in Africa and/or other development regions
• You are open and sensitive in dealing with entrepreneurs and farmers in developing countries and you are committed to the principles of sustainable development
• You have a good knowledge of organizational, legal, administrative and business management topics for managing a non-profit enterprise
• You have experience in a leading position and the management of employees.
• You are strong in developing pursuing ideas and developing concepts, intercultural communication, a team player and a participative manager with a strong sense of responsibility
• You are flexible and willing to travel frequently in Africa and Europe
• You have professional language skills in English and French - German language skills would be an asset

What this job offers you:
• Taking the lead in managing a new and successful non-profit sector support organization in an international context
• An interesting area of responsibility with a long-term perspective and adequate remuneration
• A wide and diverse context of intervention
• A corporate culture characterized by great commitment and professionalism
• A great European and African team looking forward to work with you
• Committed shareholders and a network of professional partner organizations

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Location of the project office is Hamburg, Germany but we are open to discuss other proposals.

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director for Cotton Expert House Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Jul 01, 2018
School Director in Kenya , Kenya

De Netherlands School Society in Nairobi te Kenia zoekt per 1-8-2018 een full time directeur met lesgevende taken.

Algemene informatie
De Netherlands School Society is een tweetalige basisschool voor de Nederlandstalige kinderen in Nairobi. We bestaan al 45 jaar en zijn de enige IPC-school in Nairobi met momenteel rond de 80 leerlingen. De combinatie van IPC en tweetaligheid maakt dat we de leerlingen perfect voorbereiden op een uitstroom na groep 8 naar (internationaal) voortgezet onderwijs in Nederland of elders in de wereld. We bereiden onze leerlingen voor op deze uitstroom door ze een onderzoekende en lerende houding mee te geven en ze uit te dagen om het beste uit zichzelf te halen.
De leerlingen kunnen instromen vanaf 18 maanden in de peutergroep en stromen door naar het basisonderwijs waarin we de groepen 0/1, 2/3, 4/5 en 6/7/8 hebben. De leerlingen draaien een volledig Nederlands programma met grote internationale invloeden. Er is in 2018 gestart met een pilot voor een internationale peutergroep.

Onze missie:
Wij bieden internationaal, meertalig en gedifferentieerd onderwijs aan, waardoor kinderen zich ontwikkelen tot ruimdenkende, onderzoekende en kritische wereldburgers.

Onze visie:
Het ontplooien van de eigen identiteit en talenten van kinderen om een waardevolle bijdrage te leveren aan een veranderende wereld.

Verblijf
Kenia is een prachtig land waar eenieder die van imposante flora en fauna houdt het hart op kan halen. De parken, de kust en de mensen zijn indrukwekkend, prachtig en betoverend. Daardoor is Kenia voor veel mensen het vakantie droomland bij uitstek. Hier te wonen en werken betekent een geweldige ervaring met de pracht en praal van Afrika. Nairobi is een grote stad met alle gewenste voorzieningen en voor ieder wat wils. De NSS ligt in Karen, een prachtige buitenwijk van Nairobi. Het is hier heerlijk groen en het is voor de leerlingen een oase van ruimte, frisse lucht en genieten van het buiten zijn. Mede om die reden is het ook voor de collega’s een heerlijke plek om te werken en te wonen.

Profiel
• Ervaren, bevlogen en daadkrachtige manager, directeur en leerkracht
• Ervaring met team-, financieel- , HR- en facility management
• Ervaring met wonen en werken in het buitenland
• Uitstekende beheersing van de Engelse taal (geschreven en gesproken)
• Sterke communicatieve en representatieve vaardigheden als ambassadeur van de school (intern en extern) met een actieve rol in de Nederlandse gemeenschap in Kenia
• Flexibele hands-on mentaliteit
• Humor en relativerings vermogen
• Het vermogen om een drijvende kracht te zijn

Wat spreekt voor de nieuwe directeur als zij/hij dat ook heeft: ervaring met IPC en een opleiding in onderwijsmanagement

Omvang: Fulltime

Functie
De functie betreft een full time functie voor een directeur met lesgevende taken (tot maximaal 50%). Gezien het feit dat de school een kleine school is, met een klein team en het beheer heeft over de eigen faciliteiten is de juiste kandidaat een aanpakker met een groot verantwoordelijkheidsgevoel.

Bij voorkeur start de nieuwe directeur per 1 Augustus 2018, maar in overleg is een latere datum mogelijk. Om de uitgebreide taakomschrijving en profielschets digitaal te ontvangen dient u een verzoek te sturen naar: recruitment@netherlandsschool.com. Voor vragen en of informatie bent u ook van harte uitgenodigd om telefonisch of per email contact op te nemen en uw vraag aan de huidige interim-directeur te stellen.

Aanbod
De NSS betaalt een salaris conform de Nederlandse CAO. Dit salaris is onderhevig aan Keniaanse belastingen en wordt uitbetaald in Nederland of Kenia. Er wordt geen pensioen opbouw verzorgd door de NSS. De NSS biedt initieel een twee-jarig contract. Daarna wordt in overleg een 1 of 2 jarig contract aangeboden bij goed functioneren.De NSS kan ondersteuning geven bij het vinden van geschikte woonruimte bij aankomst in Kenia.

De NSS biedt een uitdagende baan voor onderwijs professionals die zin hebben in een buitenland-avontuur en in een klein team met veel plezier op een geweldige school willen werken in een van de prachtigste landen met ongekende mogelijkheden.

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

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Expiring: Jun 23, 2018
Technical Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Our client is a global feed companyand the company has business units in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Their business unit in Ethiopia is rapidly growing. They are going to expand our production capacity on the short term. In this position you are the local contact for our company's engineers and together with them and your local Ethiopian team you are responsible for the implementation of a project locally and to make sure our factory runs in the best possible way in order to deliver the right quality of feed to our customers in Ethiopia.

What does our client expect from a Technical Manager?
You negotiate with local contractors and you finalize contracts with them for the installation and civil work in the company's factory in order realize the expansion project as soon and smooth as possible. You are also the first responsible for curative and preventive maintenance. In close cooperation with the local production manager and together with your team of electricians and mechanics, you are responsible for planning, designing and executing preventive maintenance programs as well as trouble shooting and curative maintenance. One of your aims is to make the mechanics and electricians become better in their job by being more effective and efficient. Together with the company's engineers from the global technical department, you discuss about the scope of the project, product specifications, the implementation process etc. You will implement maintenance software with guidance and support from the company's global technical support team. You will make downtime visible and will minimize this downtime.

What does our client expect from a Technical Manager?
You have completed a relevant education in electro mechanics or mechanics or have experience in these fields. You have at least 2 years of experience in a technical / maintenance role, preferably within a manufacturing company. You have the ability to convince others and to adapt your professional approach to the local circumstances. Preferably you have project management skills and proven experience in leading technical projects. You are fluent in English, both orally and written. You consider it as a challenge to develop and motivate people within the Ethiopian culture in their job and you are not afraid to get your hands dirty.
You have the following personal characteristics: analytical, hands-on, decisive, energetic, honest, results-oriented and problem-solving. You are willing to live in Ethiopia for at least the next three years.

What does our client offer a Technical Manager?
You will work in an international environment where you will be able to develop yourself, both personally and professionally. Our client offers you a full time job with an attractive compensations and benefits package.

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Manager in Ethiopia and working in an international environment? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Aug 04, 2018

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