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EXPERT EN FINANCEMENT DE LA SANTé , Niger

Expert en financement de la santé et assurance maladie (h/f)

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Elle exécute et coordonne la politique belge de développement international, et travaille principalement pour le compte de l’État belge. L’Agence met également en œuvre des actions pour d’autres organisations nationales et internationales. Avec 1400 collaborateurs, dont plus de 70 % de personnel local, Enabel gère quelque 150 projets, essentiellement dans des États fragiles d’Afrique.

Contexte

L’intervention « Programme d’Appui au Système de Santé -PASS », en cours depuis le 01 décembre 2017, est ancrée au sein du Ministère de la Santé du Niger, et rattachée au Secrétariat Général (SG).

D’une durée de quatre ans, le PASS Niger a pour objectif général « Améliorer l’accès des populations aux soins de santé primaires de qualité par la mise en œuvre graduelle de la Couverture Universelle de Santé (CUS) ». Ses bénéficiaires directs sont les populations de 2 districts : Gothèye (Tillabéri) et Gaya (Dosso), et la population nigérienne de par les activités au niveau central. Il se développe autour de deux grands axes incluant 9 résultats attendus :

Améliorer les soins et services de santé des deux districts sanitaires de Gaya et Gothèye :
1. Augmenter l’accessibilité équitable de la population aux soins (couverture sanitaire) ;
2. Améliorer la qualité de l’offre de soins à la population;
3. Renforcer les capacités du personnel médical et le système de gestion RH ;
4. Développer la mise en œuvre d’un Financement basé sur les Résultats (FBR), comme pas intermédiaire vers l’introduction d’un système d’Assurance Maladie Universelle (AMU)
5. Améliorer le système de maintenance des infrastructures et équipements biomédicaux,
Appuyer le Ministère de la Santé Publique dans son rôle de régulateur du secteur de la santé :
6. Améliorer le suivi de la performance du secteur de la santé
7. Développer des stratégies novatrices (digitalisation, E-Santé, maintenance,...)
8. Appuyer le Secrétariat Général dans le partage des stratégies prioritaires (appuis en communication, coordination avec les partenaires, groupes de travail,).
9. L’achèvement des constructions des 4 hôpitaux est assuré, en continuité avec le PARSS.

Le PASS est actuellement à mi-parcours, en pleine mise en œuvre de sa programmation et ses investissements.

Description de la fonction

L’expert est en appui aux deux Directions Régionales de la Santé Publique (DRSP) et aux directions au niveau central, dont la Direction des Etudes et de la Planification (DEP), la Direction des Ressources Humaines (DRH), la Direction Général de la Santé Publique (DRSP) et la Direction des Statistiques (DS) ainsi que le Groupe de Travail Restreint sur la Couverture Santé Universelle (CSU)
Il collaborera également avec les autres Ministères concernés par la matière (e.a. Ministères en charge des finances, de la protection sociale, de la fonction publique, de la décentralisation).

L’expert rapporte à la direction de l’intervention PASS, constituée de la Responsable Nationale et du Co-Responsable pour la partie belge.

La responsabilité de l’expert se déploie sur différents niveaux interdépendants :

- Technique : il est responsable d’un encadrement technique par rapport aux aspects du PASS concernant le financement des soins par la mise en œuvre du Financement basé sur les Résultats, la qualité des soins et l’assurance maladie. Cet encadrement implique également le renforcement des capacités des institutions appuyées par rapport à ces aspects.
- Gestion et coordination du programme : il contribue à la mise en œuvre du programme/intervention à travers des inputs à la planification, l’exécution , la coordination, le suivi et monitoring, l’évaluation des activités
- Coordination de l’équipe : il appuie la direction de l’intervention dans la coordination des activités de l’équipe, en particulier liées aux résultats 1 – 5.

Votre profil
Niveau de formation requis
· Master en santé publique, en économie de la santé ou diplôme équivalent
Expériences requises
· Une expérience d’au moins 5 ans en matière de protection sociale en santé, gestion d’assurance maladie universelle. Cette expérience doit impérativement avoir été acquise dans plusieurs pays dont une partie dans des pays africains.
· Une expérience dans la mise en œuvre d’un programme national de santé publique dans un pays africain
· Expérience dans le domaine de la couverture sanitaire universelle ou dans les financements des politiques de santé au niveau d’un ministère de la santé;
· Avoir une expérience de terrain de mise en place d’un système de Financement Basé sur les Résultats
Expérience et connaissances considérées comme des atouts :
· Expérience dans le domaine de la santé et droits sexuels et reproductifs
· La connaissance du contexte nigérien
Connaissances et attitudes requises
• Expression aisée tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit en français ou en néerlandais. De très bonnes capacités de communication orale et écrite en français et en anglais sont exigées, dès lors que le français est la langue officielle du Niger et que le projet s’inscrit dans un contexte international.
• Capacité de facilitation, d’accompagnement, de négociation, flexibilité, attitude empathique, capacité à travailler en réseau
• Aptitudes d’animation d’équipe et en formation
• Ouvert au dialogue et capacité à être à l’écoute des autres

Nous demandons également de s’engager à respecter la vision, la mission et les valeurs d’Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/vision-mission-valeurs-de-enabel).

Nous vous offrons
• Une fonction passionnante au sein d’une organisation en constante évolution, réputée pour sa qualité de mise en œuvre de projets de développement et attentive à ses collaborateurs.
• Un contrat de 18 mois basé à Niamey

• Un package salarial comprenant le salaire mensuel brut valorisant l’expérience et correspondant à nos barèmes (classe 6), ainsi que des avantages liés à votre statut d’expatrié au sein d’Enabel tels qu'une indemnité d'éloignement, d'affectation, de pénibilité, la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants accompagnants (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille, etc.
Les différents montants sont fixés conformément à nos règles et varient en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Cette publication peut donner lieu à la constitution d’une réserve de recrutement pour une durée de 3 ans pour toute fonction similaire.

Enabel s’engage pour l’égalité des chances et la diversité au sein de son personnel. Nous ne faisons pas de discrimination fondée sur le genre, l’origine, l’âge, la religion, l’orientation sexuelle, le handicap ou tout autre facteur que les compétences.

Intéressée?

Postulez, au plus tard le 23/04/2020, et joignez votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation.

Seules les candidatures introduites via le lien ci-dessus seront prises en considération.

Are you interested in becoming an 'Expert en Financement de la Santé en Niger'? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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MANAGING DIRECTOR PRODUCTION & SALES TANZANIA , Tanzania

Are you our new Managing Director with a Production & Sales focus?
Can you help to manage and expand our growing production & sales activity in Tanzania? If so, apply for this vacancy for Managing Director Production & Sales in Tanzania.

The vacancy for a Managing Director Production & Sales at Rijk Zwaan Tanzania
Our two subsidiaries in Tanzania are led by a board of three Managing Directors who are jointly responsible for the entire operation in Tanzania. The two subsidiaries, Q-Sem and Afrisem, consist of a total of 473 employees. Each Managing Director has his own field of attention in breeding, sales & production or finance/HR. The candidate we are looking for will be focusing on the production and sales activities.

Within this role the production responsibility focuses on the production activities at two stations. Together with the Production Managers you take care of a high quality seed production in Tanzania and breeding support for the breeding programs in Europe. In this role you work together with many departments and colleagues, such as the Quality Assurance Department, Station Manager(s) and maintenance and Repair teams to ensure high quality seed productions are carried out. An important focus is the optimization of several processes. For the commercial part you work closely together with the Sales Manager and the sales team, who serve all our clients throughout the country. You have an important people oriented role. You will provide purpose, direction, and motivation for the teams.
As Managing Director Production & Sales it is important to have a broad interest in all aspects of managing a company including fostering the Rijk Zwaan company culture and the public image of the company.

We are seeking a Managing Director Production & Sales with:
An academic degree (Masters) in the field of horticulture and knowledge of growing vegetables
• At least 10 years relevant experience
• Proven and adequate horticultural experience
• People oriented leadership skills
• Positive thinking and attitude
• You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Swahili and/or Dutch is an advantage.

You are a good leader and organizer with an international outlook. You have an active and practical approach. You are persistent and you like to solve problems. You are able to think and act independently. You are a team player and you think in long-term processes. You maintain a good balance between the long-term goals and short term demands. You have an open personality, good communication skills, you are trustworthy and sensitive to good advice.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally.
From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,300 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director Production Tanzania? 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.

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EXPAT HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER NIGERIA , Nigeria

Our client (HQ in Abuja, Nigeria) is part of a European group of investors with a strong expertise in logistics for semi-solid and liquefied hydrocarbon products in Africa.

The company operates state-of-the-art production facilities and is building and developing a large transportation fleet and a highly specialized logistic network and infrastructure to service demanding industrial customers all over Nigeria and West-Africa.

To further manage and develop strategic and operational Human Resources out of HQ in Abuja, the company is hiring an experienced and excellent :

Expat Human Resources Manager Nigeria
Oil & Gas - Energy - Process Industry - Logistics

Your Mission :

• As Senior HR Business Partner you will provide overall HR support and high-level strategic guidance and leadership to Senior Management regarding e.g. recruitment and staffing, talent management, performance reviews, change management processes, succession planning, compensation & benefits etc.
• You and your team will act as first point of contact for local management, employees and workers regarding all employment related questions and operational HR tasks. This includes : payroll, labor relations, employment laws and regulations, local policies, hirings, workforce planning, training, diversity, contracts etc.
• As Human Resources Manager you have a key role in planning and driving strategic growth. You will implement best practices across units and lead standardization and continuous improvements in order to achieve operational, organizational and administrative HR excellence in line with the group's goals and policies.
• You will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Your Profile :

To qualify for this position you have a higher degree in Human Resources or related fields of expertise with a proven successful expatriate senior management experience in the capacity of e.g. Human Resources Manager or Human Resources Business Partner.

• You preferably have experience in an industrial/technical (manufacturing, production) or logistics environment, ideally in Africa.
• You preferably have experience in larger organizations (headcount of min. 250-500) with a mixture of white/blue collars, locals as well as expatriates.
• You have a strong multicultural awareness with the ability to manage, support and develop human capital.
• You are a high-impact, self-driven and open-minded manager and change agent with the ability to establish and develop efficient relations with stakeholders at all levels in the organization.
• You have strong problemsolving, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.
• You have sound judgement on human issues with high ethical standards and personal integrity.
• You are passionate about a global work environment and willing and able to adapt to another culture.
• You are prepared to live and work in Nigeria (Abuja) and to operate out of HQ in Abuja with regular travel in Nigeria.

Offer :

Our client expects a long-term engagement to be expatriated.

In return the group offers an attractive income package with expatriate benefits and incentives according to your contribution to the ongoing development and success of the company.

Are you interested in becoming an Expat Human Resources Manager Nigeria? 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.

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EXPERT IN CONTRACTING , Africa

Expert in Contracting (m/f/x) - Constitution of a pool for the Field

Enabel is the Belgian development agency. Under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we carry out public service assignments in Belgium and abroad. In addition, Enabel enhances the impact of Belgium in international development by carrying out assignments for Belgian and international third-party donors.

Job description
To further develop our activities we want to constitute a pool of applicants, members of which will be sent to the field as expatriates when a new project is signed.

As the International Contracting Expert you ensure adequate management of public procurement dossiers and other forms of contracting for the duration of the project (in particular for the support to editing the legal and administrative component). You are also responsible for putting in place adequate processes and control mechanisms and for developing tools that ensure quality work.

You have an advisory role in the programmes/interventions in the area of contracting. This may require you to assess administrative matters of different types of contracts, to formulate recommendations or assist a project officer in discussions and meetings on public procurement matters.

At the same time, you will have to organise knowledge building and knowledge management in the area of expertise concerned. You establish and develop relations with the Technical and Financial Partners intervening in this area, in coordination with the projects of the Belgian Development Cooperation that cover the same topics.
Throughout the project you contribute to partner entity capacity development.

Your profile

Qualifications
· Master’s degree in Law, Management, Applied Economics or Finance, or Engineering.

Required experience
• At least 5 years of professional experience in public procurement and/or grants management under Belgian and/or European regulations;
• Experience with (public procurement, grants...) contract systems and tools or administrative management;
• Every experience in contract management in a developing country is an asset.

Skills and knowledge required
• Very good knowledge of Belgian and/or European public procurement and grant legislation;
• Thoroughness, sense of responsibility, able to work autonomously, analytical skills;
• Excellent relational and diplomatic skills;
• Customer-friendly and support-focused;
• Team spirit (organisation and management of working groups) and conflict-resolving skills;
• Good working knowledge of current IT applications.
• Ease of expression in both speaking and writing in French or Dutch.

Very good verbal and written communication skills in French and English are also required since our interventions are carried out in contexts where either of these are the working language.
Applicants are also required to commit to the vision, mission and values of Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/content/enabel-vision-mission-values).

We offer you
• A fascinating and varied job in an organisation that is continuously evolving, that is recognised for the quality with which it implements development projects and that pays attention to its staff.
• Membership of our pool of applicants (for 3 years), which is relied on when a job is liberated or created, upon which we offer a contract for the term of the project in one of the countries where Enabel operates.
• A salary package that comprises the monthly gross salary, which is commensurate with experience and in accordance with our salary scales (Class 5) and Enabel expat benefits such as a remoteness, assignment and hardship allowance, coverage of housing expenses (capped), a moving compensation, an installation compensation, (capped) coverage of school expenses for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member, etc.
• In case of expatriation without the (dependent) members of the family, up to six additional round-trip flight tickets to the country of origin or another destination (capped in accordance with Enabel rules).
The various amounts are fixed in accordance with our rules and vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function, family composition and the fiscal situation.

Enabel is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability status or any other factor other than competence.

Are you interested in becoming an Expert in Contracting in Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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DIRECTEUR TECHNIQUE EN RDC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

ABC SODIMEL est une société en pleine croissance dont les activités principales sont :
Contracting/ Gestion de projet : grands projets d’infrastructures en République Démocratique du Congo. Etude, gestion & réalisation de projets clés sur porte, principalement dans les domaines de l'énergie, de la distribution MT et BT, des centrales hydroélectriques, de l’électricité courant faible...

Dans le cadre du développement de nos activités, nous recherchons un / une Directeur Technique dont la position pourrait évoluer vers un poste de Direction Générale et pour un poste basé à Kinshasa (République Démocratique du Congo).

Rapportant aux Administrateurs, et en relation directe avec les autres sociétés du groupe, vous êtes en charge de l’organisation et la gestion quotidienne de la société et des activités du groupe dans le domaine de l’énergie en RDC.

Véritable moteur, tant du point de vue technique, qu’organisationnel et commercial, vous apportez par vos connaissances et votre motivation de nouvelles idées pour améliorer la gestion technique et financière des projets et de la société. Vous établissez également la stratégie commerciale en collaboration avec les autres sociétés du groupe.

Vous possédez par votre formation d’Ingénieur les bases techniques. Votre expérience professionnelle vous permet de proposer des solutions rapides et efficaces aux problèmes rencontrés sur les différents projets, ainsi que de confirmer la planification et la gestion des coûts.

Vous fédérez votre équipe composée de 60 personnes pour unir les efforts dans le sens de l’intérêt commun.

Les domaines d'activité principaux pour les projets sont :
◌ Distribution d'électricité : réseaux moyenne et haute tension, réseaux basse tension, postes de transformation, postes de distribution.
◌ Production d'électricité : centrale thermique, centrale hydroélectrique, centrale hybride.

Taille moyenne des projets :
◌ de 0,5 à 5M€ par projet avec en moyenne 5 projets en cours simultanément.

Tâches Principales
◌ Gestion des équipes projets, administratives et commerciales
◌ Organisation et suivi des procédures
◌ Apport de solutions techniques
◌ Suivi des Achats et de la logistique
◌ Négociations et suivi des sous-traitants
◌ Suivi budgétaire et financier des projets
◌ Prospection commerciale
◌ Analyse des cahiers des charges
◌ Etablissement des dossiers d'offres
◌ Gestion du planning à moyen et long terme

Aptitudes
◌ Relais avec les autres sociétés du groupe
◌ Ingénieur civil ou industriel (connaissances techniques en turbines, électricité, électromécanique)
◌ Capacités rédactionnelles
◌ Fédérateur, moteur de la société (leadership et gestion d’équipe)
◌ Orienté résultat (planning et budget) et solution
◌ Esprit entrepreneurial
◌ Négociation, sens commercial et orienté client
◌ Organisation, gestion multiple (multi projets et multi tâches), rigueur
◌ Français et Anglais. Le Néerlandais est un plus.

Are you interested in becoming a 'Directeur Technique en RDC'? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: May 08, 2020

Chief Executive Officer in Tanzania , Tanzania

Our client is a European company active in the horticulture sector in Tanzania.

Position
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is end-responsible for the results of the company. On a regular base, the CEO reports to The Board of Directors of the company. At this start-up stage of the business, the CEO also fulfills all CFO tasks and responsibilities for the company. The CEO forms, together with Chief Operations Officer (COO) and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) the Management Team of the company. The CEO will work from our Headquarter in Moshi.

Key activities & responsibilities

Below are described the main activities and responsibilities for the CEO position:
 Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives as set in the Business Plan, including possible adjustments to the Business Plan as a result of the Corona pandemic. Provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth.
 Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.
 Report together with COO to the Board of Directors about the realized performance and the forecast for the coming period, every 2 months. Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and inform the Board as soon as possible.
 Lead, guide and develop the Management Team to a high performing managerial team.
 Create, together with the Management Team, a company culture that promotes great performance and high employee engagement.
 Enforce and monitor adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics in line with the local and (international) standards and codes as required by Tanzanian law.
 Enforce and oversee the company’s budgeting, reporting, fiscal activity and auditing.
 End-responsible for the financial and non-financial administration and reporting to all stakeholders.
 Build and maintain trust relations with other (partner)organizations, authorities and other stakeholders and represent the company on external events.
 Develop and maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.

Required qualifications & skills

The ideal candidate for the CEO position has:
 A master degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
 A working experience of 5-10 yrs within a medium size-large agricultural business in Tanzania or on the African continent.
 Experience (min 2 yrs) in a senior management position.
 Experience and general knowledge of business finance (budgeting and reporting).
 Is able to build, inspire, motivate and train his team; is a strong team player and leader.
 Is able to build consensus and relationships and has proven negotiation skills.
 Is able to understand new issues quickly, makes wise decisions and is adaptive to new impulses and circumstances.
 Is strict regarding the application of ethical business standards, in word and deed.
 Is fluent in English and preferably Swahili, both in written and in verbal form, and has excellent communication and presentation skills.
 Is highly proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
 And last but not least: the preferred candidate has an entrepreneurial mindset and is always “ready to go for the extra mile”.

What is offered
A challenging job and great working environment with a competitive Compensation & Benefits package that matches with the sector and start-up companies in the market.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Executive Officer in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 23, 2020

Trainer for Peace Work in Uganda , Uganda

AGIAMONDO e.V. is the human resources service of German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer specialists the opportunity to perform a meaningful role in collaboration with local development workers. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It advocates a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Together with church and civil-social partner organisations in Uganda, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation and sustainable and equitable development of the country using peace-building measures.

For the reinforcement of our partner organisation Acholi Religious Leader for Peace Initiative (ARLPI), at the earliest opportunity, we are looking for a

Trainer for Peace Work in the Area of Land and Resource Conflicts (m/f/d), Gulu, Uganda

Your new field of activity
ARLPI is an initiative of representatives of different faiths who are working together towards a peaceful future in Northern Uganda. The Interfaith Organization for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation was founded in 1997 and has since been committed to peaceful coexistence.
In Northern Uganda, there are numerous land and resource conflicts due to the post-war situation, the discovery of resources and ethnic tensions, some of which escalate into violence. ARLPI wants to make a sustainable contribution to the peaceful resolution of existing conflicts over land and resources. Your role lies in strengthening ARLPI's capacities to educate people about their rights and contribute to non-violent mediation in conflicts.

You will be responsible for the following tasks
• You conduct conflict analyses and strengthen the capacities of your colleagues through targeted awareness raising and knowledge transfer on land and resource conflicts.
• Together with ARLPI, you plan, design and organise workshops on land and resource conflicts in order to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation among the population.
• You establish sustainable knowledge management on the topic of land rights which is made available to the target group.
• You support ARLPI with the identification and implementation of strategies for non-violent processing of land conflicts in rural areas.
• You are responsible for the proper spending and administration of funds on-site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of AGIAMONDO. In doing so, you work in partnership with the ARLPI.

Your profile
• You have completed university degree, e.g. in peace and conflict studies, political science, geography, ethnology, social sciences or law and have gathered work experience abroad, outside of Europe.
• You have gathered professional experience related to land rights and land and resource conflicts. Ideally, you have previously developed and implemented training concepts in this field.
• You have knowledge of and experience in peace work and are familiar with approaches and methods of peace-oriented adult education.
• As a member of a Christian church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and support these convincingly.
• You can communicate fluently in written and spoken English and are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland.

The offer of AGIAMONDO
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your application by April 28, 2020, at the latest.
Are you interested in becoming a Trainer for Peace Work in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Apr 28, 2020

Head of Sustainability and Specialty Cocoa , Ivory Coast

General Description

The Head of Sustainability and Specialty Cocoa Africa plays an axial role in the growth of the company’s cocoa business. Starting in Ivory Coast the manager will develop and execute the company’s Sustainability and Specialty Strategy as per below in Africa. Growing opportunities for the candidate are projects in Latin America as well as managing the Marketing & Sales of the global program as well.

The company aims to create a professional sustainability program that is capable of designing, implementing and monitoring the sustainability and specialty cocoa projects. Most of the sourced cocoa in Africa will be sourced as sustainable and or specialty cocoa.

The company defines sustainable cocoa as cocoa which is traceable and has verifiable social and ecological impact in the cocoa supply chain, mainly for the producers and producing countries. The company defines specialty cocoa as cocoa which is opted for by the company's clients for its consistent taste and/or that it is grown organically.

Reporting
Reports to Director/Management

Responsibilities/Key tasks

General and financial management
• Jointly with the Head of Sourcing and the Director further develop the Strategy.
• Build and manage an organization/team in Africa to implement the Strategy.
• Ensure professional and accurate project and overhead budgeting, financial management as well as financial and qualitative and quantitative reporting according to internal requirements and in compliance with 3rd parties/partners and subsidy/donor and/or client requirements.

Project Management
• Set up project documents and agreements, including governance structures, project policy, regulations, monitoring and evaluation policies etc. to ensure successful implementation of the Strategy.
• Ensure project management (control) processes, implementation and reporting are in line with the company’s, local authority’s, partner’s and client’s compliance and quality standards.
• Find, assess, select and cooperate with project partners, including farmer groups, suppliers and exporters, and projects in line with the Strategy.
• Benchmark projects both with other projects within the network and with the industry practices and experiences, to assure that the projects and methodologies of partners and the company itself are constantly being assessed and improved and are at least in line with the peer group and general industry standards.
• Establish a detailed database and an efficient Monitoring and Evaluation System.

Relationship management and reporting
• Ensure that the Strategy supports general and client specific certifications and requirements and meet/exceed expectations of third-party stakeholders, mainly clients.
• Represent the company towards cocoa sustainability and specialty organisations, (N)GO’s and initiatives in Africa
• Establish and implement a model for stakeholder relationship management and partnership protocols and processes.
• Establish, develop and maintain a strong network of stakeholders and important (non) government and technical partners, all involved in the sustainable and specialty cocoa supply chain.
• Connect the projects with clients and vice versa, jointly with Trade and Origin Management.
• Report/Communicate program and project information and progress both internally and externally, with the aim to create awareness (both internal and external) and interest by potential clients as well as to ensure that the positioning is perceived as such by the cocoa market and interested parties.

Funding
• Arrange, jointly with the Management, the funding of overhead and projects. The funding includes capital provided by financial institutions, (N) GO’s, clients, other 3rd parties and the company itself.

Education, knowledge and experience
• Minimum bachelor’s degree in sustainability, international development, agriculture, natural resources management, business administration or another tropical agriculture-related field or equivalent 5-year business experience.
• First-hand knowledge of the concepts of sustainable agriculture and knowledge of tropical commodity buying.
• Understanding of business and value chains and experience in working with companies as well as farmers.
• Demonstrated experience in project management, including in managing budgets, project management experience within NGOs preferred.
• Prior cocoa, or other soft/agricultural, industry knowledge is an advantage, moreover in Specialty Cocoa.

Skills
• Negotiation, influencing and leadership skills with government, industry and institutional stakeholders.
• Program design and implementation in rural settings, especially in Africa.
• Demonstrated leadership and ability to manage remote staff in developing countries.
• Effective interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, with ability to operate efficiently in multi-institutional and cultural relationships, and to communicate with farmers, government ministers, donor representatives and/or company executives.
• Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, assess priorities and multi-task with strong attention to detail.
• Administrative efficiency, with ability to track project progress and prepare timely reports, and competence in main computer software programs.
• Excellent command of written and spoken English and French. Fluency in other languages would be advantageous.
• Understands cocoa certification programs.

Competences
• Passionate and ambitious
• Self-starter driven with a pro-active and can-do attitude
• Accurate in planning and organizing

Work Status
40 hours per week.

Location
Based in Abidjan with regular upcountry and rest of Africa travels.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Sustainability and Specialty Cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 11, 2020

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