An international seed company is seeking a Farm Manager for a production farm in Kenya.

Main responsibility is to oversee, coordinate and manage the daily production operations on a farm with greenhouses and seedling nursery. To ensure seed production under GSSP condition (from sowing to seed extraction) and in compliance with quantity, quality, cost and time constraints. The farm manager will be responsible for transferring essential production knowledge and experience to the rest of the production team.


In this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for all operational activities:
• Oversee, coordinate and manage the daily farm production operations in greenhouses, seedling nursery and open field plots (sowing, transplanting, cultivation, pollination, harvest and seed extraction).
• Responsible for ensuring that sowing activity, pollination, harvest and seed extraction activities respect deadlines and quality controls.
• Transplanting and cultivation: close follow up on crops with Crop and Maintenance Managers, ensure weeding, irrigation, staking, and pruning according to farm policies and procedures
• Management of the production team, including supervisors and employees: recruitment, training and development of the team.
• Supervise and guarantee correct chemical use, IPM, environmental issues.
• Supervise and guarantee correct GSPP Implementation.
• Establish and ensure that operating budgets are followed
• In coordination with Supply managers, manage day-to-day seed production business aspects in Kenya
• Provide up-to-date data and information on local issues impacting the BU production business in Kenya, to include:
- Production cost and pricing
- Farmer Capacity, capability and grower base
- New opportunities in terms of areas and growers suitable for vegetable seed production
• Maintain good public relations with neighboring farms, regional and national government authorities (KEPHIS, NEMA,..) and other stakeholder organizations.
• Maintain a collaborative environment with colleagues and implementation of the company policies

This position plays an essential role in the implementation of Health and Safety policy and procedures of the company.

We are looking for a person with strong agronomic knowledge and experience and a real passion for agriculture. You will have 5 - 10 years of experience in general farm management (seed production preferred) and are keen to join a company where you can expand and share your knowledge with experts from all over the world. You are highly motivated and capable of motivating others with strong leadership and communication skills. Excellent organizational and planning skills.

Other requisites:
• Degree in Horticulture or Agriculture
• Proficient user of Microsoft Office Tools
• Fluent English and Kiswahili

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

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Expiring: Dec 07, 2018
General Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Job Title: General Manager
Location: 80% Farm; 20% Non-farm (Farm is in rural area in Homa Bay)
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd.
Company Url: www.victoryfarmskenya.com
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Start date: Immediate

About the Opportunity:
The commercial aquaculture industry in East Africa is growing rapidly, based on strong demand and excellent natural resources. Victory Farms is the pioneer and leader in the space, accounting for roughly 50% of local fish production and 75% of the industry’s annual growth. Wildcatch tilapia has declined 90% over the last 30 years and continues to decline. Population growth, urbanization, and income growth are all rapidly fueling the consumer’s ability and desire to buy fresh fish. Victory Farms is uniquely positioned as the regional leader to continue to build a full-scale commercial fish farm and distribution platform.

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will have 10+ years working in a leadership capacity for a company in Africa that has rapidly scaled its operation, faces logistical challenges, and is focused on operational excellence:
• Leadership to drive company vision and operational goals throughout all levels of operations
• Ability to develop the right KPIs, measure and track against them, and make monthly improvements through systems, improving skills, organization, and scale
• Coordinate construction timelines, resource planning, execution and quality controls, maintain safety standards, and have end-to-end ownership on project delivery
• Lead and develop strong technical team of aquaculture, construction, and administration
• Structure workflows, develop SOPs, and develop highly standardized approach to handling various farm activities
• Manage rapid scaling of business, development of infrastructure, and operational excellence
• Support and manage our community relations efforts, build close and lasting ties to stakeholders
• Demonstrate desire to relocate/live to farm site, based in rural Homa Bay County
• Reports directly to the CEO; approximately 150 FTEs report to GM, growing at 75 FTEs / year

About Victory Farms:
Victory Farms is a fully vertically-integrated aquaculture company, with farm operations in the Lake Victoria region. The company was established in 2015 and is now the fastest growing fish farm in the region. Its founders are committed to building a global 'best-in-class' company, which means placing sustainability at the core of operations. Victory Farms has a distribution capacity throughout Kenya, and is rapidly expanding its farm operation, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. Victory Farms is employing world-class technologies, people and processes to build the leading tilapia farm globally. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

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

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Expiring: Dec 08, 2018
Regional Advisor Consultant - West Africa , West Africa



Regional Advisor Consultant - West Africa

Position Summary
The Consultant-Advisor will serve as the regional representative for PRB and support multiple PRB projects in the West Africa region. In his/her capacity supporting PRB’s project work, the Consultant-Advisor will manage relationships with partners in the West Africa region and provide technical support to PRB’s policy communications projects including: the USAID-funded Policy Advocacy and Communications Enhanced for Reproductive Health and Population (PACE) project; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Empowering Evidence-Driven Advocacy (EEDA) project; and the Strengthening Evidence-based Policy to Expand Access to Safe Abortion (SAFE ENGAGE) project. S/he will regularly communicate with PRB’s US-based activity managers, program directors, and senior leadership staff to drive results. The Consultant-Advisor will further assist PRB with expanding its programs in West Africa and its regional initiatives, raising the visibility of PRB-produced materials and products, forming lasting and productive relationships with key stakeholders, and helping to identify new partnerships and new areas of opportunity.

Essential/Primary Responsibilities:
• Assume responsibility for providing oversight and implementing specific activities in one or more countries. Country activities could include helping local partners to translate evidence into user-friendly formats; building the capacity of national and decentralized groups (civil society organizations, faith-based organizations, public sector agencies, researchers, academics, journalists, and others) to understand often complex concepts, such as the demographic dividend, and to develop the skills to communicate them accurately and effectively to policy makers and those who seek to influence them. (approximately 65 days/year);
• Assist PRB with identifying and supervising country-based consultants, local partners, and vendors (including for French translation services) as needed, as well as trouble shoot should any issues arise (approximately 10 days/year);
• Responsible for liaising with key partners and donors in the field. The Advisor may also be asked to provide technical oversight of policy and communication activities in selected countries, help facilitate meetings or capacity building activities, and represent PRB at regional conferences or meetings. In addition the Advisor will be expected to work in conjunction with the PRB East Africa Regional Advisor to ensure West Africa field activities align with and benefit from those in the East Africa region to advance the mission and goals of PRB International Programs (Approximately 15 days/year);
• Liaise with USAID mission staff and other PRB donors and international partners at the regional or country levels. Activities could include periodically briefing donors/partners on project activities and participating in partner-supported conferences or meetings (Approximately 5 days/year);
• Assist PRB to assess and evaluate potential partnerships and business opportunities in the region; support PRB contributions to the achievement of the Ouagadougou Partnership and FP2020 goals and commitments; (approximately 5 days);
• Periodically review and provide technical input of project materials and training content with an eye toward relevance, acceptability, and ease of use at the local level (approximately 5 days);
• Assist PRB country consultants and local teams with developing targeted policy communication strategies, fostering policy dialogue, and creating spaces to effectively bring stakeholders and policymakers together for policy and program reform (Approximately 10 days);
• Assist with new business development as requested, providing input on concept papers and proposals to ensure relevance to the needs within the West Africa region (Approximately 12 days) and;
• Contribute to monitoring country and regional activities and documenting lessons learned from the implementation processes and experiences (Approximately 5 days/year).

Secondary Responsibilities
• Participates in business development activities as needed.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Arrangements and Accountabilities
• Reports to the Senior Program Director for Country Programs
• Current residence in a West African country – Senegal or Burkina Faso – strongly preferred.
• The position is located in West Africa with significant travel (up to 35%) in the region
Experience and Education
• Graduate degree in public health, demography, social sciences, or other related field;
• Minimum 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing complex policy communications, advocacy, and capacity building programs in West Africa (Anglophone and Francophone preferred);
• Holds established relationships with regional reproductive health and demographic institutions and stakeholders in countries throughout the region. Has firsthand knowledge of the capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of these institutions;
• Significant understanding of the FP/RH policy environment and programs in the region;
• Experience conducting policy analyses, using data and evidence to advocate for policy change, and designing advocacy strategies.

Skills and Abilities
• Strong skills in translating demographic, economic and/or other health data, synthesizing, and writing for non-technical policy audiences;
• A record of accomplishment supporting government actors and advocates to develop and implement health-related policies;
• Deep understanding of the organization of and financing of family planning and health services, and of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) initiatives in the region;
• Strong management and leadership skills including project management and supervision, convening of multi-stakeholder groups;
• Excellent organizational, writing, and oral presentation skills; proficiency in Skype, GoToMeeting and other web-based communication platforms;
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships with stakeholders, local partners, host country governments, and international donor agencies—especially USAID;
• Strong training and presentation skills;
• Must write and speak French fluently; strong English speaking and writing skills essential

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Expiring: Dec 07, 2018
TL2 Conservation Project Leader , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is an international conservation or- ganisation based in Germany. FZS is active in biodiversity-rich areas with projects on four continents. The Africa Programme is the organisation’s largest and oldest and includes projects in five focal countries: Ethiopia, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, FZS has previously supported the national protected area agency, L‘Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in Virunga, Maiko and Upemba National Parks.
The TL2 Project is an initiative of the Lukuru Foundation that supports conservation in and around Lomami National Park (PNL) in DR Congo.
As the Programme Leaders anticipate their retirement in the next few years, FZS is assuming responsibility for support to PNL in the long-term and gradually taking over all project activities from the Lukuru Foundation/ TL2. To ensure a smooth transition from the Lukuru Foundation to FZS and strong leadership for the existing team in PNL after the transition, FZS is looking for a highly motivated Project Leader to work in and around PNL.

• Manage all aspects of the project in PNL, including staff, budgets, activities and planning. Initially this will be in close collaboration with, and under the guidance of, the current TL2 Programme Leaders.
• Conduct work planning, budgeting, performance appraisals, staff coaching and other tasks associated with project leadership, as per FZS guidance.
• Support ICCN Management of PNL through provision of technical advice, mentoring and training where desired and necessary
• Assume responsibility in a co-management role in partnership with ICCN as and when this becomes relevant. This will involve more direct management and decision-making related to PNL.
• Assess effectiveness of existing PNL strategy and develop/adjust project strategy as relevant, and monitor and evaluate project activities, impact and outcomes through development and implementation of a project M&E plan
• Develop and maintain partnership with PNL and ICCN staff as well as with other key stakeholders
• Represent FZS in all engagements with partners, and strengthen visibility of the project in DRC and internationally
• Strengthen networking, cooperation and learning between PNL and other FZS projects as well as HQ in Frankfurt and Africa Regional Office in Arusha
• Engage in fundraising, donor liaison and project-level PR as required (in consultation with Africa Director and Country Director DRC)
• Develop new projects for FZS, that fit within the global strategy (in consultation with Africa Director and Country Director DRC)

• MSc or equivalent experience in a conservation or natural resource management field
• At least 5 years experience in conservation and protected area manage- ment in Africa, preferably in DRC or other French-speaking countries
• Prior involvement in DRC conservation issues and institutions
• Experience living and working in very remote areas under basic conditions
• Willingness to commit for at least 5 years
• Experience in large project and grant management, including proposal development, planning, budgeting and reporting
• Experience of implementing bi-laterally funded projects
Fluency in English and French (written and oral)
• Knowledge of Lingala or Kiswahili is an advantage Competencies in negotiation, leadership and teamwork Excellent planning and organizing skills
• Strategic and analytical skills

An attractive salary package based on our in-country or international em- ployment schemes. An initial two-year contract is standard practice, with the perspective of a long-term position in an internationally recognized conservation organization. Probation period is 6 months.

Please send your application including a cover letter including your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date and a chronological CV in PDF format to jobs@fzs.org.
The cover letter should answer the following questions:
1. What led you to apply for this position?
2. What is the most important technical ability you would bring to the role?
3. What is the most important technical ability that you would need to develop to successfully fulfil this role?
4. What is your most important personal characteristic that would help you succeed in this role?

Please address to:
Frankfurt Zoological Society
Human Resources Dept.
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt, Germany


Special job

Expiring: Nov 25, 2018
Madagascar Country Director , Madagascar

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an international conservation NGO with headquarters at Bronx Zoo, New York, USA, currently seeks a new Country Director for our Madagascar Country Program. This permanent position, based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, provides an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to global biodiversity conservation.

WCS has been working in Madagascar for 25 years and currently employs 150 staff in field sites and in the capital city HQ in Antananarivo. The largest program is the Mamabay Landscape / Seascape in the northeast of the country and WCS also has marine intervention sites in the southwest and northwest of Madagascar. The Madagascar program forms an important part of the Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean Region and the Country Director will work closely with the Regional Director to ensure alignment between country program activities and the regional structure.

The Madagascar Country Director is WCS’s legal representative in Madagascar and is responsible for all WCS activities in the country. The Country Director will be responsible for the continued development of the WCS Madagascar Program in alignment with the country program’s 5-year strategic plan and the regional strategy for Madagascar & Western Indian Ocean.

The responsibilities of the Country Director are as follows:

1. Direct overall strategic and program planning and budgeting processes for the Madagascar Country Program in order to grow and develop the program and contribute materially to conserving Madagascar’s biodiversity.

2. Ensure the effective functioning of financial, staffing and administrative matters and adequate internal control between the WCS NY HQ, WCS regional program, WCS Madagascar country office and field offices.

3. Engage with multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies as well as private individuals and Foundations to mobilize resources in order to implement WCS Madagascar’s priority activities.

Required Qualifications

• Masters degree or higher in a discipline related to natural resources management, environment or rural development, protected area management, or wildlife / conservation biology.
• Minimum of ten years progressively increasing responsibility for protected areas or natural resources management, sustainable development or other environment related work in developing countries
• Proven ability to build capacity and direct initiatives in community-driven natural resources management, oversee field research, conservation biology, conservation advocacy and project management.
• Proven knowledge and experience with government agencies and management of large agency grants.
• Proven fundraising record from a diverse range of sources.
• Substantial experience in partner Government relations and knowledge of international conservation policy issues; proven ability to develop and maintain a network of high-level contacts with government officials, multilateral and bilateral technical and financial partners; demonstrated tact and negotiation skills.
• Demonstrated experience effectively managing staff
• Superb English communication skills, both written and oral
• French fluency (speaking, oral comprehension, written comprehension) including the ability to participate and lead meetings and ability to draft written French
• Previous work experience in Madagascar will be an advantage.

Applications consisting of a cover letter and CV should be sent before 19 October 2018 to the following address: africaapplications@wcs.org with “Madagascar CD Application” in the subject line.
The full Terms of Reference for the position can be requested at: wcsmad@wcsmad.org

Special job

Expiring: Nov 28, 2018
Director Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi , Rwanda

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1400 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.

In the Great Lakes Region, Swisscontact carries out projects for some donors in its two core areas: skills development and enterprise promotion. For our Programme PROMOST (Promoting Market Oriented Skills Training), a skills development’s project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and for the further development of our project portfolio, we currently seek to employ a

Director Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi / Project Director for PROMOST

Employment start: March 1st 2019
Contract duration: 2 years with option of renewal
Place of work: Kigali, Rwanda
Disposition for frequent travelling within the Great Lakes Region

• Legally represent Swisscontact within Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi, and ensure the effective administrative/budget operations within the three countries; assume overall responsibility for overseeing all Swisscontact projects within Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi from project start, through project implementation to project conclusion;
• Implement a project which contributes to increased employment and income generation for the rural population within the Great Lakes Region;
· Lead the positioning of Swisscontact in the international donor community as well as with public and private local stakeholders;
· Develop the Swisscontact project portfolio through acquisitions of new projects;
· Participate and represent Swisscontact in relevant national and international meetings, seminars, committees, working groups.

• Master’s in educational science, economy or equivalent;
• At least 10 years of experience in managing projects and/or multi stakeholder initiatives, preferably in development cooperation in Sub Saharan Africa;
• Good knowledge of and practical experience in the use of methodologies related to skills development, labour market insertion and/or entrepreneur-ship promotion, private sector experience, preferably in Inclusive Markets Development as well as in Monitoring and Results Measurement;
· Strong leadership skills and experience in coordinating interdisciplinary and intercultural project teams;
· Capacity to elaborate concept notes and project proposals;
· Excellent skills in English and French (written and spoken);
· Ability to think analytically and systemically; strong in innovation and creativity;
· Strong communication skills and team spirit including the capability to build and sustain good collaboration with all stakeholders, in an intercultural context.

We specially encourage women to apply.

We offer you a challenging scope of duties with personal responsibility. Are you interested in a fascinating job in an international context, and strive for contributing to development cooperation? Application (in English) should be directed to: www.swisscontact.org/jobs

Special job

Expiring: Nov 26, 2018
Country Manager of Soft Power Health , Uganda

Commitment: minimum 2 year full time contract based in Bujagali

Start Date: Jan 2, 2019

Reporting to: Executive Director

Summary: Soft Power Health is looking for an energetic, positive, resilient and detail-oriented individual to fill the role of Country Manager, starting on 2 January 2019.

Soft Power Health is a medical non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable high-quality primary and preventative healthcare and community-based health education in rural Uganda. Soft Power Health is divided into two sections – a medical clinic and community outreach
The clinic is a subsidised GP drop in clinic where for 6 days a week patients have access to GP's, nurses, physiotherapists, a dentist, a lab, paediatric triage, Mother and Child Wellness Centre, vaccines, a pharmacy, and ultrasound. The clinic also assists patients with onward referrals to external, more specialised consultants and services.
Our community outreach programmes are based out of Soft Power Health clinic. These include Malaria, Malnutrition, Family Planning, Domestic Violence and DIG (Development in Gardening). These outreach teams work in neighbouring villages on 5 days a week emphasising information provision, awareness, education, intervention and follow up.

About the job …
The Country Manager will report directly to the Executive Director (based out of country), will work in collaboration with the on-site Clinic Medical Director and be direct supervisor to the
1. Daily Operations Manager
2. External Referral Logistics Manager
3. Heads of all departments including laboratory, nursing, community outreach programs
4. Body of over 70 Ugandan staff.

The Country Manager manages the staff of the outpatient clinic and the community outreach programs with the support of the Daily Operations Manager and is responsible for overall management of Soft Power Health which includes:
1. Responsible for Operations and Logistics

a. Supervision of Daily Operations Manager
The Daily Ops Manager reports directly to the Country Manager and is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the community outreach programmes on a daily basis including providing petty cash, managing logistics, timetable and schedules; all maintenance at the clinic; reporting punctuality of staff; monitoring and ensuring the timely signing of time sheets for accurate payroll purposes; daily petty cash control and management; gathering, recording and submitting of quarterly reports to the Country Manager, Clinic Medical Director and Executive Director.

b. Logistics

 Supervision, monitoring and approval of monthly/yearly schedule creation for 5 community outreach programmes
 Supervision of External Referral Logistic Manager who is responsible for logistics and transportation of all patients requiring external referral to services.

2. Financial Management
 Manage the financial operations of the organisation and ensure timely and accurate financial reports for the ED including cash management, payroll, ledgers etc.
 Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records for projects and for the organisation.
 Providing, reviewing and controlling weekly budgets for Daily Operations Manager, Nursing Manager and External Referral Logistics Manager
 Budget Management: Responsible for creating and reporting fortnightly budgets to the ED, which includes devising and managing several concurrent budgets
 Pay roll including PAYE and NSSF
 Review accuracy of accounts and carry out periodic checks on financial matters
 Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of financial reports for annual financial audit
 Check and verify all inventory and promote efficient management of organizational assets

3. Human Resources
 Recruitment and Management of Staff
 Coordinate regular reviews and update of all staff contracts.
 Ensure compliance with the disciplinary policies of SPH in accordance with the national labour laws
 Annual Leave Management
 Supervising foreign volunteers and global health researchers at the clinic
 excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, including ability to effectively lead and build a team, communicate a vision, make timely and transparent decisions, solve problems and manage conflict
 Lead and manage by motivating employees to remain optimistic even when faced with challenges and encouraging good performance and values

4. Accountability
 Supervision: Works independently under the supervision of the Executive Director
 Decision Making: Refers high level decisions to ED via email, responsible for daily decision making on the ground
 Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility for the country budget, all organizational resources and assets.
 Responsibility over Staff: All country staff

5. School Fees Section
 Receiving school financial circulars from over 40+ recipients, and forwarding these to the ED for approval of payment
 Receiving funds and onward payment of school fees
 Documentation and record keeping

6. Other
 Allocate resources and supplies as to ensure staff and volunteers can complete their responsibilities to their highest potential
 Networking and partnering if required with the Ministry for Health District of Jinja Division, cooperating on regular District visits and audits.
 Liaising with other government level organisations working in the region, as well as other influential organisations
 Regular/as required reporting to the ED in relation to clinic and outreach statistics
 Attendance at sporadic networking events as SPH representative

About You…

As the linchpin around which the many parts and people of SPH Uganda revolve, the ideal candidate for Country Manager will have:
 education to degree level or equivalent experience
 paid management experience
 experience working within a developing country
 strong financial management and administrative skills
 ability to handle a large workload, work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
 computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel.
 excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral
 well established and practiced organisational and planning skills
 strong ability to prioritise, and delegate appropriately
 ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic and challenging environment
 remain calm, flexible, patient and approachable under pressure
 be resilient and adaptable
 feel comfortable making last minute decisions

Other desirables…

 Experience working in a healthcare setting and/or a healthcare background is helpful but not necessary.

If this sounds like you, please forward a CV and letter of interest to Jessie Stone at jessie@softpowerhealth.org

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

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Expiring: Nov 23, 2018

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