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CEO TRAVEL SCALE-UP KENYA , Kenya

Wanted: CEO at fast-growing Africa travel scale-up ‘Charlie’s Travels’ in Nairobi, Kenya.

Charlie’s Travels is an innovative ‘on the ground’ Africa tour operator focused on a more ‘real’ and authentic Africa experience. With off the beaten track travel, we want to create a broader view of the world and spread the impact of tourism on nature and cultures. As CEO you are responsible for the strategy and growth of the company, the P&L, building your team, expanding to other African regions and expansion into other markets.

Sounds good! Who is this Charlie?!
Hi, I’m Charlie! Africa-lover, adventurer and an entrepreneur with a vision for the tourism industry. My strengths (optimistic, creative, energetic) are accompanied with shortcomings (structure, managing, strategy). Therefore I’m looking for you, a strong right hand, so that together we can grow this beautiful company!

About Charlie's Travels (CT) , it started as a wild dream in 2014: on a motorcycle, with laptop and camera, in search of "real" experiences away from the tourist circus. Turns out, there was a high demand for this type of travel and curious travellers knew where to find me. In 2016, a former Rocket Internet manager joined: with plug & play techniques the one-man show became a startup!

Years of growth: the travel industry is big, and the number of (small-scale) Africa travel agencies are countless on Google. Why didn't CT remain a one-man business; how did it grow to 50 FTEs in 4 years; from 100 to 2000 travellers annually; from € 200k to € 4m annual turnover; from no office to teams in Nairobi (HQ, the “Jungle Villa”), Kampala, and Cape Town? With investors? Nope, we have grown 100% autonomously on our own profits.

Off the beaten track travel takes away stereotypes/prejudices and lets people experience a more 'real' Africa!

Why have we grown so rapidly? In a traditional market, we’re distinctive in many ways, but these are our main USPs:
1. "People don't buy what you do, but why you do it!" (Sinek) Few companies know why they do what they do. CT does! We are extremely passionate because we want to show Africa beyond prejudices (e.g.: dangerous, poverty, etc.)! This intrinsic drive is in our DNA and everyone feels it: the team, the travellers, the partners, the fans!
We’re not just a travel agency but a (by word of mouth) fast-growing community!

2. Product Development (PD) : In a traditional (safari) sector we develop a new, different, innovative product; authentic travel. Dutch travel agencies based in the Netherlands do not have the ‘local’ knowledge or do not know how to organize this. For local tour operators, it is difficult to understand the traveller and its desires, and providers on websites like Tripadvisor/Airbnb aren’t offering enough service. The demand for authentic & responsible travel that fulfils is quickly rising and we fill that big growing gap!

3. Marketing, Branding & Content: Skilled in-house marketing & content team that manages our website and therefore able to do quick iterations. Who does a consumer trust: a company or a person? Charlie is a social brand that talks (KLM and bol.com would be jealous of it!) We also have yet to see another travel agency that has its own video channel with more than 250 high-quality travel documentaries and sales videos? Check Charlie’s & Chill !

4. Being on the ground is essential for all USPs and has many other advantages: operationally effective, lower costs, no middle man, ability to create an impact locally, train partners, excellent product knowledge and corresponding increased sales power, etc.!

Main goals in the coming 3 years , we are ready for a new phase:
1. Market Share in the Netherlands x5 : Create a marketing ecosystem, increase ads budget, finalizing sales funnel with automations, standardize back-end product and PD with software without losing tailor-made feel and options.
2. Expansion : Enter other European markets (DACH, UK and/or Nordics). Develop a strategy and roll out with country specialized sales & marketing teams.
3. Expand destination portfolio : A standard package-traveller: “Africa, it’s such a beautiful country!”. The second biggest continent in the world counts approximately 3000 tribes, 2000 languages and 54 countries! We want to show the diversity of the whole continent! What’s next: The Horn of Africa, Sahara, Sahel, one of the Islands, Central- and/or West-Africa? With partnerships, new offices and/or freelancers?
Make a strategy and let’s do it!
4. Responsible & Regenerative Tourism : Off the beaten track in itself already spreads tourism and therefore fits in the current trends of tourism. Our CSR strategy has 3 pillars: Economy, Nature and Culture! With setting up a Tourism Academy and Eco-Community Lodges we can offer an even better experience and train our partners in a better way. And most important: How can we convince the traveller to
make a more conscious choice? Our behaviour has to change, and fast! Contribute to this!

About the CEO-role: What does it look like?
● Set up strategies & execute together with MT & team: where are we going, Why?
● Manage MT: Motivate, hold accountable (KPI’s) & train them how to manage.
● Commercially : growth NL market and expansion into other European markets.
● Operationally: streamlining processes across the company and ultimately responsible for large projects.
● Financially : P&L forecasts & budgets + analysis of the most important KPIs.
● General : internal processes, HR (together with HR manager), legal & tax.

About the person: character traits

An Africa based off the beaten track tour operator means:
● Open-minded, adventurous, interested in cultures and new perspectives
● Love for the product/travel, preferably a passion for Africa
● Culturally sensitive & interest in sustainable tourism

Managing a scale-up with young people means the following:
● A natural leader
● Open-minded, accessible & down to earth
● Socially intelligent, patient & empathic
● Realistic but also optimistic
● Energetic & fun
● Decision-maker & consistent

ABOUT THE CANDIDATE: WORK EXPERIENCE

Must-haves :
● At least 5 years of management experience
● 8 years of work experience within several companies
● Commercial mindset: noticing and exploiting opportunities

Very nice to haves :
● Familiar with growth strategies
● Travel industry affinity and/or work experience
● Africa experience (travelling or living)
● Analytical skills
● Financially well-versed
● Affinity with Responsible, Eco and Community Tourism
● General management / CEO experience

THE PROPOSAL: WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT
1. A job that doesn't feel like work : you’ll be working for another 30 years, better enjoy it!
2. Co-entrepreneurship : you lead and grow a company that is yours too!
3. Development & Growth : we love what we do and by chance, we are on the right side of development and growth (authentic & responsible tourism, Africa = booming).
This makes the business game fun with lots of opportunities!
4. Joy : There is nothing more satisfying than having a product/service that brings enjoyment: within the team, our local partners and of course our travellers!
5. Making a difference: our goals are tangible, the work you do today will be visible tomorrow.
6. Contributing to the development of Responsible Tourism : travel should contribute, not detract! Contribute to this positive change!
7. Lifestyle : living & travelling in one of the most beautiful places in the world! After a working day/week: nature, fun, adventure >> YOU'RE ALIVE !!!
8. A close-knit team : you are building something beautiful with friends, not colleagues. The Angels become your family ;)
9. THE (AD) VENTURE OF A LIFETIME !!!

THE PROPOSAL: COMPENSATION
● Market-based salary (according to Dutch travel industry standards)
● Bonus if targets are reached
● Equity (depending on work experience, salary and investment)
● Travel agency-worthy benefits: housing & ticket allowance, plenty of vacation days, etc.
● Note: don't expect exuberant ex-pat style allowances, we are still a modest SME ;)

Are you interested in becoming a CEO in Kenya? 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 31, 2021
Managing Director in Togo , Togo

Our client is an established organic and Fairtrade player. They have developed sustainable food chains in South America and Africa and they are looking for a Managing Director for their Togo start up - about 30 permanent staff and up to 30 seasonal workers generating a turnover of around 4 M Euro per year.

The purpose of the job is to build a profitable business without losing track of social and environmental sustainability. Carefully managing the stakeholders, investments and the resource of the company, the Leader is hands on and pragmatic. He or she aspires to build a lean and profitable organisation whilst driving the mission & vision of the company of which direct producer relationship and fair, transparent business practices are an important part.

The Managing Director heads the Management Committee made off three director’s functions:
1. Agronomy and Sourcing
2. Finance and Administration
3. Operations-Exports

Responsibilities include:
• Lead and sustain the Management committee of the company
• Undertake all company management responsibilities both from legal and organisational point of view
• Full P&L and balance sheet responsibility
• Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget, the relevant forecasts
• Enhance, develop and optimise business processes, policies and internal controls
• Strategy formulation and contribution to develop a business plan
• Help, support and coach the managers in achieving the companies’ goals
• Assess/fire/hire key staff members
• Identify key deliverables and implement KPI to measure performance
• Enable the relevant reporting and information to the board of director as well as for international banks and other stakeholders.
• Establish fair relations build on partnership with external partners as well as employees
• Ensure full legal, statutory and international standards compliance
• Product development
• Networking, public relations

Requirements:
• Bachelor / Master in relevant fields
• 5+ years working experience
• 3+ years’ experience in leading a team, preferably in food/organic products
• Entrepreneurial spirit
• Relevant (West) Africa experience managing employees
• Candidate with a long-term aspiration to live in Lome, Togo
• Familiar and enjoying dealing with producers, clients, stakeholders
• Great reporting skills
• Strong soft skills and understanding of African cultural challenges
• French & English (written and spoken)

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

Expiring: Mar 11, 2021
Commercial Manager in Côte d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

1. FOB Business for Cocoa Beans and Products
a. With the support of the manager, develop market understanding and relationships with FOB suppliers for cocoa beans and products in West and East Africa.
b. With the support of the manager and the trading desk in Malaysia, advise on purchasing of cocoa beans and products, and eventually independently negotiate purchase contracts with suppliers.
c. With the support of the trading desk, advise on the hedging of outright contracts and the fixation of differential contracts.
d. Ensure smooth execution of contracts, including lot approval, provision of shipping instructions, quality and weight control, approval of export documentation and payment to the supplier.
e. Further strengthen relationships with the cocoa regulatory bodies in Ivory Coast (Conseil Café Cacao) and Ghana (Cocobod).
f. Provide weekly updates on the execution of purchase contracts, identify market and logistical risks and resolve issues immediately.
g. Travel within Ivory Coast and within the region required to build relationship with suppliers and understand situation on the ground.
h. Identify suppliers that offer the potential for a partnership, including among others sustainability activities and logistics solutions.
i. Provide monthly reporting on quality and weight loss performance of FOB purchases on arrival.

2. Local Bean Exports in Ivory Coast
a. Produce a feasibility study on local bean export license in Ivory Coast including among other things: potential suppliers, cocoa bean cleaning operators, financing facilities, forwarding operators, HR requirements, costing based on minimum volume, deadlines by the regulator.
b. Move from the feasibility study to application for an export license if market conditions are favourable and management decides to go ahead.
c. Hiring of necessary staff required to run bean export operations.
d. Establish supplier network of local middlemen (traitants) and later integrate cooperatives to supply project cocoa

3. Processing Factory in Ivory Coast
a. Support the country manager in necessary administrative and official tasks to obtain land, licenses and knowledge required to build a cocoa processing factory in Abidjan.
b. In particular provide input on the operational side of the cocoa beans supply for the plant.

4. Market Info
a. Discus with local and international market participants to get insights into local and international market developments.
b. Share market insight and updates with the trading desk in Malaysia.
c. Develop your own view on the physical and paper markets.
d. Provide weekly and monthly updates on arrival figures, export statistics, weather and other available information.

5. Sustainability
a. Support the sustainability manager in the integration between sustainability projects and commercial suppliers, ranging from international traders, local exporters to local cooperatives.
b. Support the sustainability manager on the management of credit balance.

6. Other
a. Assist the country manager and the trading team in Malaysia on any other tasks and projects requirement. This might include pricing and margin management on the sales side and providing market updates to our sales teams in Asia, Europe and US.

Are you interested in becoming an Assistant Commercial Manager in Côte d'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 08, 2021
Social worker for psychosocial support , South Sudan

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Coopera-tion. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner or-ganisations in South Sudan, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To set up a psychosocial support service for students and staff at the Catholic Univer-sity of South Sudan (CUoSS), we are looking for a Social worker for psychosocial support, Juba, South Sudan to start as soon as possible.

Your new role
The Catholic University of South Sudan (CUoSS) in the capital Juba embodies the multicul-tural diversity of the country. The fast-growing institution strives to provide a supportive learn-ing environment for students from all groups of the population to enable them to receive a good education. Based on the cornerstones of the Christian faith and guided by the principles of Catholic social teaching, it contributes to a pluralistic, peaceful and fair future for the coun-try.
Together with the university pastoral care service, you will develop psychosocial support ser-vices and accompany the students and staff of the university in coping with stress after stress-ful events.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• Working with the university pastoral care service, you will develop support services for students and staff to help them cope better with stressful and traumatising experi-ences.
• You will actively make contact with students and staff and bring yourself and your services, for example a cultural and sports programme to promote mental resilience and strengthen relationships between students, into the extra-curricular life of the uni-versity.
• You will provide support in the conceptual development of peace education topics, such as “Reconciliation beyond ethnicity”, and conduct workshops on these topics.
• You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the CUoSS.

Your profile:
• You have completed a university degree in psychology, education, social work, educational science, curative education or religious studies.
• You have several years of professional experience in the field of psychosocial support and have been able to develop and implement concepts in this subject area.
• You have already worked outside Europe, ideally in international development and peace work.
• You are diplomatic and possess intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership.
• You have a very good command of English, knowledge of Arabic is an advantage, and you hold a valid driver’s licence.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen, identify with the goals and concerns of the church-based development and peace-building work and look forward to working in a Chris-tian-oriented organisation.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract (with option of renewal), social security and remuneration under the Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and super-vision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by no later than 07/02/2021.

Are you interested in becoming a Social worker for psychosocial support in South Sudan? 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: Feb 07, 2021
Project Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

About the job
In a context of development and growth of its activity, our client is looking for a Project Manager. The new PM will be responsible for overseeing the rural electrification projects.

Your missions:
- Tracking and monitoring project progress to make sure high levels of quality, operational efficiency and cost effective management of resources
- Identifying potential dependencies, constraints and risks over the course of the project and developing ways to manage such issues effectively
- Preparation of detailed project plans and take effective steps to meet the targets
- Overseeing electrical distribution system on site and manage the installation of all the electrical systems
- Working together with the technical teams.
- Handling material verification and quality inspection as per standard
- Coordinate with all stakeholders for activities related to the project such as progress reports, invoicing, imports, etc.
- Ensure projects are implemented

Profile
- Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering (Preferably Telecoms, Civil, Electronics, Electrical)
- Nice to have: post graduate or MBA business administration or project management
- Minimum of 5 years experience in minigrid work and LV/ MV line construction
- Great communicator and used to managing multiple tasks
- Problem-solving team player with great management skills

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

Expiring: Mar 01, 2021
Field Coordinator in Zambia , Zambia

Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

FUNCTION
The Field Coordinator’s overall role is to work with communities to collectively bring about social change and improve livelihoods. The Field Coordinator will support the Program Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient implementation of the Women Economic Empowerment Project. S/he will engage in effective planning and budgeting, provide training, monitor progress, provide technical advice, evaluate, and report on activities and results in the assigned project areas and in alignment with the program plans, goals and other donor deliverables. The project has a strong component of monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Field Coordinator will support the process monitoring, internal evaluation and learning for the project in collaboration with the MELs Officer. The Field Coordinator will also assist in ensuring smooth coordination of activities by Heifer International Zambia and its partner organizations. The Field Coordinator will play a key role in ensuring technical support to farmer organizations especially as regards to gender transformation, transformative leadership and business development.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Behave ethically; communicate effectively; creativity/Innovation; foster teamwork: compassion; generosity; humility, openness, conscientiousness, and extraversion.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES

A. Capacity Development of farmer organizations, Cooperative members, community members to continuously set, achieve and sustain their own development goals (30%)
- Build the capacity of partners (SHGs/Producer, District Farmers’ Association, Cooperatives/Associations, public and private sectors) in consultation with the Program Manager, on all aspects of Social Capital Development, Governance, agricultural value chain management, Climate-Smart Agricultural/Conservation Agriculture activities including services, technologies, MIS, marketing channels.
- Develop capacity building materials and operationalization of the business and marketing plans in the business hubs.
- Design, track and review the implementation of enterprise development, and farmers preparedness to receive project resources/assets.
- Train partners/farmers on respective cross-cutting themes, g., gender, agro-ecology, HIV/AIDS, VBHCD & Market-driven approaches.
- Train Cooperatives or Producer Groups on Planning, Governance, and

DELIVERABLE
- Established and functional network of Producer Groups and Cooperative.

B. Promote Gender relations and women empowerment (25%)
- Conduct awareness campaigns on women’s empowerment
- Promote Village Savings and Loans Groups
- Facilitate linkage of women to micro finance institutions

DELIVERABLE
- Increased Women and girls’ agency
- Improved Gender Relations at household and community level
- Increased women and girls’ access to and control over productive resources

C. Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (15%)
- Collect data and maintain a good recording system on the performance of farmer cooperatives/Associations for inclusion in reports and databases.
- Evaluate and incorporate learning practices from project implementation
- Monitor and make follow-ups through frequent visits to participating households and communities.
- Prepare periodic reports and document best practices and lessons learned.
- Organize periodic PSRP/CLA reflection, learning sessions and document best practices, lessons learned and challenges
- Capture state-of-the-art project success stories with pictures

DELIVERABLE
- A high-quality and functional M&E and reporting system in place
- Conducted peer/exchange, Monitoring, and Control visits periodically.
- Written and submitted high-quality reports and success stories periodically.
- Improved iterative work plans and budget from PSRP/CLA information.

D. Value Chain Development (25%)
- Facilitate cohesive market relationships among identified actors in the value
- Facilitate farmer training on Postharvest loss management and technologies
- Facilitate linkages between domestic and external markets with aggregation points.
- Facilitate the building of community assets.
- Build a Market Information System or data base with production, sales, and demand data and information per project location
- Identify and train respective value chain actors.
- Facilitate the establishment of Marketing Information Systems among value chain actors.

DELIVERABLE
- Established network and aggregation point for farmers farm outputs.
- Mobilized physical assets for marketing and Value
- Conducted value chain and investment analyses for selected commodities.
- Established and strengthened linkages between the staff of the line Ministries, private sector (input dealers, processors, buyers, and retailers), and the farmers.
- Periodically shared market information

E. May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)

Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource, Development Studies plus three (3) years’ work experience. Experience in Community Development work and Agri-business.

Preferred Requirements
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science/Social and Community Development Studies, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource, Development Studies and any related science from recognized institutions plus three (3) years’ experience in Community Development work and Agri-business.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Good analytical skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- The computer is proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to establish priorities and work with minimum supervision.
- Excellent facilitation skills.
- Computer literate in the use of common packages for word processing and excel.
- Licensed driver or rider.
- Ability to travel away from home at short notice and for long periods.
- Flexible and able to work independently to meet deadlines.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues
and stakeholders.
- Fluent in English and Bemba.
- Commitment to organizational goals and vision of Heifer Zambia.
- Mature and ability to resolve group conflicts.
- Sensitive to social issues such as gender and HIV/AIDS.

Are you interested in becoming a Field Coordinator in Zambia? 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: Feb 25, 2021
Head of Operations in Nigeria , Nigeria

Role
We have ambitious goals in 2021 and are seeking an experienced professional to lead all operations related to drivers in Ibadan including driver recruitment, onboarding, quality, performance, engagement, and comms. The ideal candidate has experience in managing a 20 + person team, is able to use data to make decisions, and is passionate about improving the livelihoods of Boda drivers in Ibadan. We have ambitious targets and goals and are looking for an experienced Head of Operations to navigate all things related to our drivers.

Responsibilities:
- Lead all operations and the SafeBoda driver community in Ibadan
- Manage multiple projects and be a resourceful multi-tasker that can execute a number of tasks to get things done
- Leading, managing, and coaching a 20+ person team
- Ownership of driver-related KPIs as well as a recruitment strategy, incentive programs, and building processes across operations.
- Analyzing performance metrics data and using it to identify ways to improve the performance of our drivers and the efficiency of the team.
- Identifying and implementing strategies to improve driver engagement and retention
- Developing and implementing a range of special and high impact projects across various functions of the driver team.

You should have:
- +4 years minimum in an operations role, strategy, start-up, or a similar area in any industry. Experience in the ride-hailing industry is a big bonus.
- Experience in managing the output of large teams and be hugely passionate about coaching and mentoring resources
- Knowledge of the city of Ibadan and an understanding of the Boda Boda community in Nigeria at large.
- Comfortable to work in tough conditions not always with easy answers to challenges
- Highly proactive ability to move fast, innovate and find creative solutions
- Be emotionally intelligent, humble, and excited to work within a team with a diverse set of experiences and skills
- Data-driven decisions and solid analytical skills with advanced experience in Excel
- Love our product and be curious about how it works and be a strong advocate on the way SafeBoda can transform the livelihoods of drivers
- Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do, and constantly fly the flag.

Benefits
- Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with tons of opportunity for growth
- Contribute to our mission and work at our dynamic and fast-paced team.
- Competitive salary based on experience
- Free SafeBoda transport
- Free lunch

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Operations in 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.

Expiring: Feb 25, 2021