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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.

MAIN DUTIES
• 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)

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
• 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

TERMS & BENEFITS
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.

YOUR APPLICATION
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

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 18. NOVEMBER 2018

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Expiring: Nov 25, 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

Tasks
• 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.

Requirements
• 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

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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.

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.

Special job

Expiring: Nov 23, 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 16, 2018
Management Couple in Uganda , Uganda

We are looking for an experienced and energetic management couple to lead our team of 30 staff and ensure all aspects of the lodge are running well and that guests are very satisfied with their experience at Rwakobo Rock. This role suits people who want to live in a natural and remote environment.

Preferable starting date is October 2018.

Please send CVs and cover letters to katie@rwakoborock.com

Skills
- Experience in African tourism industry
- A second Language is a big asset (Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, French or Luganda would be more useful)
- Experience working in Uganda or E. Africa
- Knowledge and passion of E. African wildlife
- Knowledge of mountain biking would be useful

Responsibilities
The below are a guideline of responsibilities but managers would be expected to be flexible and willing to work outside the scope of work.
- Recruiting & Training Staff, managing staff salaries and time off
- Management finances, on a daily and monthly basis
- Stock control and weekly purchases for restaurant, housekeeping and bar systems
- Maintenance issues –ensuring the lodge remains in a good and workable condition and fixing problems when they occur.
- Overseeing reservations operations- good email and telephone communication
- Overseeing minor construction/developmental works to lodge.
- Ensuring visitors are constantly impressed with all elements of our service.
- Marketing and Sales – updating social media sites on a weekly basis
- Developing a community and conservation programme as part of the CSR

A Typical Day
- An early start to check guests activities run smoothly
- Helping to check out guests
- Doing some administration (taking reservations, clearing cash float, checking tip box, entering data into computer)
- Quality control checks in rooms/kitchen
- Small maintenance jobs (with plumbing or solar)
- Welcoming guests to lodge
- Checking supplies and organizing a shopping trip (with our drivers)
- Paying some staff members or payments for local deliveries
- Chatting to guests in evening

Remuneration and Package

Salary – 1,000 USD per person net per month, will contribute to NSSF saving scheme as well and get work visa.
Leave - 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off
Benefits – Accommodation on site provided, food provided, laundry provided, use of lodge vehicles included.

Start Date – Oct 1 2018 – Dec 1 2018

People will get to live in a wonderful location, Uganda is an amazing and diverse country to explore. There is also scope in the future to develop a more active role in conservation surrounding the park and community empowerment. Being a remote lodge, the candidates can expect to enhance numerous skills. Managing the smooth operation of staff and services and ensuring the happiness of clients can be a challenge. Work is seasonal and managers should commit to work during busy periods. They will be willing to work closely with the directors.

Are you interested in becoming a Management Couple in Uganda? 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.

Special job

Expiring: Nov 01, 2018
Supply Chain Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For a multinational company that is expanding their business, we are recruiting a Supply Chain Manager who leads and provides direction to District Supply Chain Leads and oversees all day-to-day supply chain activities under assigned jurisdiction. This Supply Chain Manager provides direction on all major supply chain, logistical and operational activities for all the districts under assigned jurisdiction.

The main activities include: supply chain operations, logistical process development, planning & execution, customer & client interaction / business partnership, systems / data management & reporting, and people, talent & budget management.

• Provides general oversight, guidance for all the districts supply chain planning, management of cocoa, and transportation & logistics under assigned jurisdiction
• Responsible for establishing benchmarks for comparing and monitoring supply chain & logistical activities of each district, ensuring that assets (vehicles, fuel) are efficiently deployed to enhance operations.
• Set up performance monitoring systems for each district and ensure that shrink is effectively monitored and put in place pragmatic measures to mitigate such loses.
• Supervises and participates in the development of projects and process improvements in the supply chain organization to drive continuous improvement to excellent standards.
• Reviews and evaluates measures to improve receipt, preservations and transportation of cocoa beans delivered at all under assigned jurisdiction.
• Using a broad understanding of supply chain practices and procedures, implements and coordinates processes, and ensures best practices within all districts.
• Using a broad understanding of supply chain practices and procedures, implements and coordinates processes, and ensures best practices within all districts.
• Organizes and assesses process to ensure adequate inventory control in all assigned districts.
• Provides general guidance to the development of the delivery process and coordinates the storage of beans in all the assigned districts including secondary evacuation to CMC take-over centres.
• Organizes and assesses process to ensure adequate inventory control in all assigned districts.
• Enforce the safety, food safety, equipment safety, fire protection, security rules and takes all necessary actions to maintain a safe, food safe, secured environment.
• Works directly with team to develop innovative supply chain solutions through applying a significant understanding of supply chain practices and procedures.

Required background
- Bachelors Degree or Professional Qualification in Supply Chain Management + minimum of 8 years experience in a similar role.
- Significant experience in Warehouse Management / Supply Chain or Logistics Management with commodities.

Are you interested in becoming a Supply Chain Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 03, 2018

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