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COUNTRY DIRECTOR IN MALAWI , Malawi

The JBJ Foundation (JBJF) is a private foundation based in the United States which seeks to catalyze lasting improvements in health among the world’s poorest by strengthening local health systems. Building on a decade of experience supporting community level health service delivery in Malawi, JBJF is working to expand and accelerate its impact both within Malawi and in additional countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Position Description

The Country Director be responsible for the design, implementation, and monitoring of JBJF’s work in Malawi. Elements of the program may include (but not be limited to):
• Build on existing community health service delivery project to develop a ‘Model Village’ to help accelerate implementation of Malawi’s recently released National Community Health Strategy
• Support development and implementation of a national digital community health information system
• Identify and support implementation of targeted health intervention(s) to drive direct impact
Successful candidates will ideally have a combination of private sector and global health experience, demonstrate a commitment to global health impact, and excitement for helping to shape and drive a country-level program.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Support design, oversee implementation, and monitor effectiveness of JBJF investments in Malawi
• Work in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH), District Health Management Team (DHMT), and implementing partners (IP) to define appropriate scope of work in coordination with other relevant stakeholders
• Establish formal agreements with MOH, DHMT, and/or IP, including objectives, milestones, workplan, budget, and reporting
• Serve as active thought partner to MOH, DHMT, and IP
• Represent JBJF among relevant in-country stakeholders

Required skills and experience:
• At least 5-10 years work experience, including:
o Establishing productive relationships with senior public sector officials in low- and/or middle income countries
o Working in global health and/or private sector, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
o Developing and building new projects and/or organizations
• Strong problem-solving skills and entrepreneurial orientation
• Ability to work independently and proactively in the context of a geographically distributed team
• Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
• Excellent communications skills, in both verbal and written English
• Relevant advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MPH) preferred

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Malawi? 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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Expiring: Jan 25, 2019
Sustainable Wildlife Management Site Coordinator , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Position: Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Ituri Site Coordinator
Division: Wildlife Conservation Society – Africa Program
Reports to: The WCS Ituri Project Director
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, with frequent field missions to Ituri, DRC

Objective
The SWM Ituri Site Coordinator has the responsibility for the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of site-based activities for the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme in collaboration with other concerned WCS DRC team members. S/he will also provide short-term support to the Ituri Director on the interim management of selected community-related activities in the Ituri Landscape.

Project Description
The overall objective of the SWM Programme is to reconcile the challenges of wildlife conservation with those of food security in a set of key socio-ecosystems, promoting sustainable and legal exploitation of resilient animal populations by indigenous rural populations, while increasing/ diversifying the protein supply. The project, financed by the European Union, is a joint initiative of several institutions and organizations, including FAO, CIFOR, CIRAD and WCS. WCS is responsible for implementing the project the Ituri lanscadpe in DRC. The challenge is to maintain the ecological integrity of the unique forest ecosystem of the Okapi Faunal Reserve (OFR) and its surroundings, especially through the reduction of the risk of disappearance of protected species within and around the OFR, and the improvement of the well-being of local populations who heavily depend on natural resources for their survival.

Principal Responsibilities
This post first and foremost must ensure the successful implementation of the SWM project in Ituri and appropriate relationships with SWM partners, but also ensure its integration with other funding sources which may provide co-financing to achieve the objectives to reduce hunting to sustainable levels. The main tasks are as follows:
1. Development of six-month and annual work plans and budgets
• Preparation of the six-month and annual work plan and coordination of the budget, including the revisions following comments from different reviews (Programme Management Unit, Site Review Committee, Steering Committee…), in line with the project document and in coordination with the appropriate WCS support staff and the Programme Result teams.
2. Leadership and monitoring of implementation of site-based activities according to the agreed work plan and budget
• Coordination with other team/activity leads who manage staff participating in the SWM workplan.
• Technical supervision of activity implementation on-site including staff management, collaboration between SWM partners, coordination with appropriate WCS staff whose job it is to ensure financial planning and compliance with appropriate procedures, including the management of equipment and infrastructure.
• Expertise mobilization, including development of ToRs to find experts within the consortium or outside, in collaboration and with the support of the Result teams.
• Acts as the Ituri focal point for all Result Coordinators and the Programme Management Unit (PMU), work through the national Programme to engage with the donor and the national government.
• Monitoring of activity implementation and adoption of corrective actions as needed to ensure adherence to work plan and budget, transparency and accountability.
• Regular feeding of Program impact and outcomes, monitoring & evaluation, and knowledge management systems with relevant information and data, in coordination with Result Teams (and with their support where needed).
• Supervision of logistical arrangements for activity implementation.
• Act as secretary of the Site Review Committee (SRC); be in charge of the regular organization and reporting of the SRC meetings (at least three per year) and other activities such as field visits.

3. Coordination of reporting for site level activities
• Coordination and submission of the six-month and annual technical and financial reports according to Programme Management Unit and donor requirements.
• Revision of six-month and annual reports addressing the PMU, SRC and Steering Committee comments.
• Preparing for the endorsement of six-month (prior to submission to the Program steering committee) and annual reports by the SRC.

4. Communications and visibility activities
• Coordination of all communications and visibility activities at site level, in line with the Program communication and visibility plan and in consultation with the Programme communication manager and the DRC communications officer.
• Regular preparation and transmission of communication contents related to site activities to the Programme communication manager to feed Programme-level communication and visibility activities.
• Participation in the revision and approval of all communications content relating to site activities.
• Regular direct communications on project progress with Result Teams, the PMU, and the members of the SRC.

5. Representation of the Ituri site in international, regional and national forums and meetings related to the Program.
• As necessary, participate in international, regional and national forums and meetings to represent Ituri as part of the overall Program.

6. Participate in informal and formal networking opportunities with other site Coordinators.
• As necessary, initiate or participate in informal and formal meetings with site coordinators from other SWM sites to discuss issues of common interest and measures to resolve obstacles encountered at the site level.

7. Provide other support to the Ituri Director as needed.

Key deliverables
1. Annual evaluations of SWM Ituri staff members
2. SWM deliverables:
a. Monthly report
b. Six month and annual work plan and budget
c. Six month and annual technical reports
d. Technical reports related to specific site activities
e. Site Review Committee meetings reports
f. Communications materials related to site activities

Period of performance
The position is immediately available and a one-year contract will be issued. Possibility of extension dependent on performance

Key qualifications
This position requires a minimum of the following:
- A master’s degree in natural resource management/conservation or related field
- Ability to work in challenging field conditions
- Demonstrated experience in project management
- At least 5 years field experience including managing field teams
- Fluent in French, conversant in English, knowledge of Kiswahili a competitive advantage

Payment
Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org, copying to cabid@wcs.org. Please include “Sustainable Wildlife Management Specialist, Central Africa” in the subject line of your email. Candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal by searching job title at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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Expiring: Jan 13, 2019
Senegal Sales Consultant , Senegal

Reports to: Head of Global Sales

Company Summary

BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co) is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of over 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised nearly $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Accountability, Customer Centricity, Flexibility/Creativity, Resilience/Grit, and Teamwork.

Job Summary

As the Senegal Sales Consultant, you will be responsible for generating, qualifying and closing sales leads in Senegal (primarily) & other West African Francophone markets for BitPesa’s cross-border payments service. As the target market is mid-large corporate clients, you must bring a high-value network of key decision-makers in mid-large businesses to this opportunity. This presents an exciting way to get involved, earn additional income and help take Africa’s leading digital FX company to the next level. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable in a dynamic, growing startup, and equally comfortable networking with Executives and analyzing sales metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

· Source, qualify and close sales leads that satisfy internal criteria
· Create and execute a sales plan including but not limited to outlining a list of prospective clients and 6-12 month sales projections
· Adhere to the sales process set out by the company to acquire clients
· Ensure that new clients are won and trade large volumes consistently ( > $1million each per month) at profitable rates
· Effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders when required, to move deals forward in the sales process (working with Compliance, Finance, or Product)
· Set an example of leadership, disciplined work, and cooperative team culture

Activities:

· Develop quarterly, monthly, and weekly plans with specific, measurable goals
· Hold meetings with potential clients following the sales process set internally
· Keep sales tools up to date regularly to clearly identify status and success during sales process
· Collect data from potential clients and coordinate with internal teams to complete each sale
· Flawlessly execute trade requests from new clients and ensure thorough hand-off is completed to the Account Management Team for repeat clients
· Calculate ROI on acquired clients to measure the success of the sale
· Actively participate in weekly meetings, providing updates and comprehensive weekly/monthly reports of sales activities and results to key internal stakeholders.

Requirements:

· Seasoned professional with >10 years’ experience in sales and marketing or financial services, ideally in payments/money transfer or mobile money in Senegal/Francophone West Africa
· Previous experience in successfully scaling business for payment companies in Senegal is a plus
· Large network of local decision-makers within potential corporate clients
· Proven track record of developing and closing complex sales deals from the ground up
· Fluent or working knowledge of French and English required
· Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, presentation, and listening skills
· Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
· Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize immediate, short-term goals and simultaneously focus on strategic, long-term goals
· Advanced Microsoft Office and Google Suite Tools skills along with the willingness and ability to become familiar with company-specific sales tools/software
· Passionate about our mission to redefine how businesses make payments to and from Africa
· Willingness to be based in Dakar and travel within West Africa
· University Degree

Compensation:

· You will be hired as a contractor on a daily/monthly rate and compensation will be based on an incentive structure tied to deliverables

Are you interested in becoming a Senegal Sales Consultant? 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.

Expiring: Jan 26, 2019
Agribusiness Project Assistant (Internship) , Netherlands

Ben je op zoek naar een dynamische stage in een internationale setting waarbij je je dagelijks bezig zult houden met agrarische economische ontwikkelingen in Afrikaanse landen? Wie weet zijn we dan op zoek naar jou.

NABC is een ledenorganisatie met 375 leden uit de Nederlandse private sector. Naast de algemene ondersteuning van bedrijven richt NABC zich op handelsbevordering op het gebied van landbouw tussen Nederland en Afrika. NABC faciliteert op die manier waardevolle business leads en partnerschappen tussen de Nederlandse en Afrikaanse private sector. Hierbij werken we samen met kennisinstellingen, overheden (ambassades, ministeries) en agrarische ondernemers, zowel lokaal als Nederlands, om de respectievelijke agri- sector naar een hoger niveau te tillen

NABC ondersteunt bedrijven in de tuinbouw, pluimvee, melkvee en bredere agro-food sector door middel van handelsmissies, events, strategische programma’s, marktstudies (en andere business services) en sector platforms. Meer informatie over onze organisatie www.nabc.nl.

Als stagiair project assistent ondersteun je het agrarische team met verschillende activiteiten.
Jouw functie:
⚫ Je bent mede-verantwoordelijk voor de communicatie met agrarische bedrijven uit ons netwerk, organiseert handelsmissies en events en denkt mee over nieuwe projecten en project leads/ business pipeline. Er wordt van je verwacht dat je in een internationaal werkveld, met verschillende Nederlandse en Afrikaanse stakeholders kan samenwerken vanuit een coördinerende rol, van de publieke sector (RVO, ambassades, ministeries) tot bedrijven, ngo’s en kennisinstellingen/ onderzoeksinstituten.
⚫ Specifieke verantwoordelijkheden
- Ondersteuning bij handelsmissies en events (van acquisitie tot logistieke organisatie, missie/ event programmering en informatievoorziening, contact punt voor deelnemers).
- Dagelijks communicatie en contact onderhouden met agri- leden. Opmaken en uitsturen van nieuwsbrieven ( mailchimp) en mailmerges
- Ondersteuning bij het opzetten van 2 agri- platforms. Communicatie met de stakeholders en informatievoorziening naar deze platforms toe. Hetzelfde geldt voor het reeds bestaande pluimvee platform.
- Ondersteuning in marktstudies, market scans en rapportages (missie evaluaties). Aanleveren van relevante contacten, leads en data en schrijven van aanbevelingen op basis van resultaten.

Vereisten:
⚫ WO- afgestudeerd of Master fase of HBO afgestudeerd met een achtergrond in de landbouwsector
⚫ Uitstekende schrijfvaardigheid, foutloos kunnen schrijven zowel in Engels en Nederlands. Frans is een pre.
⚫ Uitstekende kennis van Engelse en Nederlandse taal (Frans is een pre).
⚫ Een aanpakker, pro-actief, nauwkeurig.
⚫ Flexibel, snel kunnen schakelen in kort tijdsbestek.
⚫ Goed kunnen communiceren met verschillende partijen (variërend van bedrijven in de landbouw tot overheidsinstellingen).
⚫ Ervaring met organiseren van bijeenkomsten.
⚫ Kan werken met social media, newsletter (mailmerge/mailchimp) en websites.
⚫ Affiniteit met Afrika.
⚫ Enthousiast.
⚫ Representatief naar klanten.

Het gaat om een stage van 6 maanden vanaf 7 januari 2019 tegen een stage-vergoeding, met mogelijkheid tot doorstromen in een startersfunctie indien het beide partijen goed bevalt en er budget beschikbaar is. Onderdeel van het sollicitatieproces bestaat uit het schrijven van een stuk tekst.

Are you interested in becoming an Agribusiness Project Assistant in the Netherlands? 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.

Expiring: Jan 25, 2019
Strategic Regions Intern , Netherlands

Do you want to learn more about economic developments in Africa, while improving your professional skills, extending your business network and working in a dynamic international environment?
Join our team in The Hague for a 6-month internship as a Strategic Regions Intern (French-speaking)

ABOUT NABC
NABC’s purpose is to inform, inspire, catalyze and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities and to empower companies to make confident decisions about when, where and how to do business in Africa. Founded in 1946 in the Netherlands, NABC today leads a network of over 375 engaged and diverse members and has access to a community of over 20,000 African and European businesses, institutes, government entities and others interested in doing business in Africa. NABC’s activities include trade missions to and from African countries; networking events, conferences and knowledge seminars on doing business in Africa; strategic programs aimed at unleashing the economic potential in specific countries or (sub-)sectors and tailor-made business services such as market research, business advice and individual matchmaking. More information can be found on the NABC website.

TASK DESCRIPTION

NABC’s activities focused on Francophone Africa are rapidly increasing. We are therefore currently looking for a French-speaking colleague to assist the Strategic Regions team with the following core tasks:

1. ORGANIZATION OF EVENTS
• (Co-)developing event content (programme, speakers, etc.)
• Marketing and communication
• Logistical organization (venue, transport, translators, audio-visual etc.)
• Relationship management (communication with client and main stakeholders)
• Strategy development and evaluation towards improving future events

2. ORGANIZATION OF TRADE MISSIONS TO/FROM AFRICA
• Participant acquisition
• Logistical organization (arranging hotels, transport, visas, event locations, etc.)
• Communication with mission participants (intakes, responding to individual queries and requests)
• Developing a mission brochure and other important documents

3. OVERALL SUPPORT
• Writing content for the NABC social media, website and newsletter
• Support in writing proposals, project evaluations and other documents
• Responding to NABC member inquiries and requests

REQUIREMENTS
• Graduated or final stages of WO education, in a relevant educational field (e.g. international business or development)
• Affinity with Africa, preferably through experience working and/or living in Africa
• A working proficiency (reading, speaking, writing) in Dutch, English AND French
• Experience in project management
• Experience in organizing events
• Able to work independently as well as in a diverse team
• Creative, eye for detail and ‘hands-on’ mentality
• Available to work 5 days per week from the NABC office in WTC The Hague

APPLICATION DETAILS:
• It concerns a traineeship of 6 months, starting on March 1st 2019 against an internship allowance, with the possibility of transferring into a junior position in case both parties are satisfied and budget is available.
• Application deadline: 15th of January 2019. Interviews will be held in the last week of January.

NABC appreciates all expressions of interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Strategic Regions Intern in the Netherlands? 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.

Expiring: Jan 25, 2019
Quality Assurance Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For an international client in Ghana, we are recruiting a Quality Assurance Manager. This person ensures the highest quality standards and is a Focussed and highly proactive Quality Assurance Manager to lead the team and seeking to create fruit juice products that exceeds the expectations of the customers.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Managing day to day tasks within the Quality Assurance department, ensuring internal compliance with our Quality Management Systems and externally with all legislative requirements.
• Managing the analysis programme ensuring all samples are tested to an approved schedule, non-conformances are investigated, and corrective actions closed out.
• Managing the suppler auditing programme, ensuring audits are conducted and corrective actions are closed out in a timely manner.
• Working closely with other internal departments to ensure continuous quality improvement
• Maintains all Product Quality and Safety polices, procedure, processes and standards of the company
• Audits all required process control systems (HACCP, GMPs, Cleaning, Pest Control, Food Hygiene etc).
• Evaluates customer product complaints, expectations, needs and special demands.
• Investigates and action any potential recalls
• Manages customer product complaints, expectations, needs and special demands.
• Coordinates with Procurement to source for processing aids and materials.
• Maintains company relationships with national and international regulatory bodies.
• Provides technical advice on quality and food safety to upper Management
• Coordinates with Production to plan and carry out production.
• Coordinates with Operations in implementation of Environment, Health and Safety Program.
• Supervises food quality and safety management team.
• Assists product development and marketing.
• Manages the QA team to high performance by setting up KPI’s and conducting Performance Management identifying skills shortages, training, etc.
• Generating key technical KPI data and compiling reports.
• Ensure adequate training of QA/Production staff to equip them with required skills in the discharge of their duties.
• Driving continuous improvement throughout the Quality Assurance department.
• Providing technical guidance to the buying and Quality Assurance teams and ensuring team members are driven, motivated and working towards quality driven results for the business

Education and Experience:

• Degree educated or equivalent in Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Business, Biotechnology, Food/Process/Chemical Engineering, Biological Science.
• Proven, substantial experience working either in food manufacturing or equivalent managerial role in food processing, quality and safety management, total quality management, managing quality in marketing.
• Experience in the fruit juice industry an advantage.
• Experience managing a small team in a similar position.
• Experience in direct customer and supplier interfaces.
• Excellent knowledge of HACCP and QMS standards

Technical Competencies

• Firm grasp of Microbiology, food preservation technology and consumer behavior.
• Deep knowledge in quality and food safety management systems including HACCP.
• Fluent written and spoken English – Essential
• Fluent written and spoken second language – Desirable
• Experience Company ERP systems (ideally SAP Business One)

Behavioural Competencies
• Adaptability/Decisiveness
• Initiative/Perseverance
• Interpersonal Skills
• Decision Making
• Teamwork
• Problem Solving
• Communication
• Integrity
• Planning and Organizing
• Valuing Service and Diversity

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

Expiring: Jan 25, 2019
Project Manager Competence Centre Water Management , South Africa

Our client, who is an international business association based in South Africa, is looking for a German speaking Project Manager Competence Centre Water Management to join their team in Cape Town.

Job description:
1. Establishing a network of cooperation partners from the private and government sectors from Germany and South Africa
2. Establishing a formal working group from these partners
3. Establishing a database of partners and related organisations
4. Organisation of meetings, conferences, workshops, webinars
5. Drafting of project proposals for national and regional initiatives
6. Acquisition, implementation and finalisation of projects in the field of Water Management in cooperation with partner organisations
7. Drafting agreements and MoU’s for project partners
8. Quarterly and Annual reports for SA and German partners

Job requirement:
1. Extensive knowledge on South African water policy, legislation and related initiatives
2. Sound knowledge of Integrated Water Resource Management and of water-related environmental issues.
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and German

We are looking for a reliable, flexible team player who is able to work independently and self-motivated, accurately. We expect excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a solution oriented positive mind set.

Successful candidates will have a relevant diploma/ degree and at least 2 years relevant work experience with contactable references.

Starting date: 1 February 2019 or asap thereafter
Remuneration: Market related salary and benefits

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager Competence Centre Water Management in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 21, 2019