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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.

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Expiring: May 16, 2020
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.

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Expiring: May 16, 2020
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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Expiring: Apr 20, 2020
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
Rwanda Country Director , Rwanda

Position: Rwanda Country Director
Reports to: Regional Director – Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Country Program/Sector: Rwanda, Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Region
Start date: 15 May 2020
Position Type: Full-Time
Application deadline: 15 March 2020
Internal liaison: WCS Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Director; Africa Program Executive Director; Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Business Manager; Africa Program Director of Program Operations.
Expected travel: Approximately 30%. As required within the region, occasionally to the US if/when needed, and to donor/technical meetings as needed/possible.

Organization Background:

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Rwanda Program Overview:

The primary focus of the Country Program is to work in partnership with the Rwanda Government to protect globally significant biodiversity and the critical natural resource base within and outside of protected areas. This includes a diverse set of actions that aid the Rwanda government accomplish its goal of achieving green, sustainable development by 2050, as well as the development of a major new project helping advance climate resilience and connectivity among national parks along the Congo Nile Divide with financial support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Country Director must be able to lead and manage a team of highly motivated staff, be the primary focal point for liaison with the Government of Rwanda and other partners, as well as sustain the fundraising needed to support the program.
WCS Africa Program is now seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to lead this program.

Core Responsibilities:

• Lead the WCS Rwanda country program in consultation with the Eastern Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Director.
• Act as legal representative of WCS in Rwanda, working with the WCS Office of General Counsel.
• Act as political representative of WCS in Rwanda with all government partners including the Rwanda government (particularly the Rwanda Development Board and the Ministry of the Environment), and bilateral donors/agencies (e.g., GCF, USAID, UNDP, AFD).
• Represent the WCS Rwanda Program to donors, the press, the Government of Rwanda, and other internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop and manage the WCS Rwanda Country Program budget.
• Prepare and implement annual WCS Rwanda Country Program workplans and associated budgets, and approve related project workplans and budgets.
• Fundraise from public and private sources for the Rwanda Program in collaboration with other WCS fundraising teams (e.g., Africa Program, Program Development, Global Resources).
• Prepare annual country reports and oversee preparation of reports on projects and for donors, and evaluate on a regular basis progress against strategies and workplans.
• Collaborate with other WCS initiatives including but not limited to the WCS Species Program and Conservation Solutions team.

Required Qualifications:

• Extensive experience leading and managing teams required.
• Successful experience developing, managing, and overseeing the implementation of conservation programs, preferably in Africa.
• Experience in developing and implementing community development projects in Africa.
• Proven fundraising experience for conservation from public and private sources, preferably in Africa.
• Demonstrated capacity in financial planning and management.
• A track-record of success in conservation strategy, implementation, and fundraising.
• Graduate degree in conservation, ecology, or related discipline preferred.
• Commitment to WCS’s mission.
• English language proficiency required, French language preferred.

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: AfricaApplications@wcs.org by March 15, 2020. Please include “Rwanda Country Director” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
WCS provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. WCS does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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

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Expiring: Apr 06, 2020
Program Manager in Republic of the Congo , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Position: Program Manager
Reports to: Country Director
Location: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (ROC)
Country Program/Sector: WCS Congo Program
Start date: 01 May 2020
Position Type: Full-time
Application deadline: 15 March 2020
Expected travel: Local travel to field sites and sub-offices

Organization Background:

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Congo Program Overview:

WCS is the largest international conservation NGO in the Republic of Congo and has been working with government, community and private sector partners to achieve conservation in multiple landscapes across the country for nearly 3 decades. In 1991, WCS signed an agreement with the Congolese Government to provide technical advice on the creation and management of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP) through the Nouabalé-Ndoki Project, which has now developed into a public-private-partnership. WCS Congo has also been internationally recognized for its innovative work in collaboration with the forestry companies working in the peripheral zone of the NNNP (through PROGEPP – Projet de Gestion des Ecosystèmes de la Périphérique au Parc National de Nouabalé-Ndoki) in order to promote the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources outside of protected areas. WCS has been working with the Lac Télé Community Reserve since 2003 and coordinate the implementation of bush meat consumption and trafficking reduction orientated projects.

Job Summary:

The responsibility of the Program Manager will be overseeing the day-to-day management of the project portfolio of the WCS Congo program, providing direct support to the Country Director in Brazzaville and the Project Directors in the field.

Major Responsibilities:

• Oversee management of projects and grants including assistance with development of strategies, preparation of proposals, coordination of timely reporting, and compliance with donor regulations including the Sustainable Wildlife management project.
• Participate in strategic planning for the WCS-Congo Program
• Provide technical support to field Project Directors in the implementation of existing work plans
• Work with the Congo Chief Financial Officer to monitor donor budgets
• Provide technical assistance and oversight to ensure that Project Directors adhere to WCS-NY, WCS- Congo, and Congo government rules and regulations in project administration
• As requested by the WCS-Congo Country Director, represent WCS at meetings on a national and international level
• Maintain good relationships with existing national and international NGOs and technical partners in-country, national delegation offices of bilateral and multi-lateral donors, and foster, where possible, the participation of existing and new partners in relevant aspects of program implementation and strategy development

Minimum Requirements:

• An advanced degree in wildlife biology, anthropology, conservation, or another field relevant to the position's responsibilities
• At least five years experience working in a conservation management or policy position, with experience in Congo or Central Africa a distinct advantage
• Experience in large project or program management, personnel management, administration, and fundraising
• Knowledge of conservation biology, practical conservation, and African conservation issues
• Passionate commitment to African conservation and enthusiasm about a career in conservation management
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Excellent, fluent spoken and written English and French

Application Process:

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: wcscongobrazza@wcs.org by 15 March 2020 deadline. Please include “Program manager” in the subject line of your email.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager in Republic of the Congo? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Apr 06, 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
Social Scientist in Sierra Leone , Sierra Leone

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. 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 organisations in Sierra Leone, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To support our partner organisation Women Against Violence and Exploitation in Society (WAVES), we are looking for a

Social Scientist, Social Education Worker, Psychologist (m/f/d), Bo, Sierra Leone

Your new role

The end of the civil war in 2002 marked a turning point for Sierra Leone. After years of violence, the people of Sierra Leone were able to focus on rebuilding the country, sometimes with strong international support. But despite the huge progress made in recent years, the resource-rich country still faces considerable challenges that threaten the peace and stability of the region.

Even almost 20 years after the end of the civil war, the consequences of the violent conflict are still omnipresent. Insufficient access to education and resources and a high level of unemployment are accompanied by a growing lack of prospects, especially among young people. Sexualised and gender-specific violence is still part of the reality of life for many people in Sierra Leone. Girls and women suffer from physical and psychological violence on the one hand and are socially disadvantaged and restricted in the development of their identity by a variety of social and cultural practices on the other. Offenders often go unpunished.

This is where the work of our partner organisation Women Against Violence and Exploitation in Society (WAVES), which has been active in the south of the country since 2005, comes in. WAVES is committed to directly supporting women and girls affected by violence. In addition, the organisation proactively campaigns for changes to the social norms and national laws that disadvantage girls and women.

Based on concrete work in the Bo region, WAVES is increasingly active in lobbying and advocacy work to improve the overall social framework for girls and women.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
· You will support WAVES employees in the further development of appropriate approaches to the topics of gender and sexualised and gender-specific violence and help to develop new target group-oriented working methods and to establish these in the organisation.
· You will advise the team in its efforts to change national laws and social norms on the above-mentioned topics. Part of your work will be to help realign the lobbying and advocacy strategy and to train your colleagues at WAVES in campaign work.
· You will support the employees in all matters of project management and jointly develop the necessary internal processes, structures and materials.
· You will conduct training and further development events for the team and develop appropriate training materials.
· 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 WAVES.

Your profile
· You have completed a university degree in a social science subject, preferably in sociology, social education or peace and conflict research or in psychology. You have several years of relevant professional experience.
· You have practical experience in working with sexualised and gender-specific violence. You are sensitive and respectful in dealing with survivors of sexualised and gender-specific violence and are used to working appropriately in taboo topics. Relevant work experience in another cultural area – ideally in West Africa – would be an advantage.
· You are experienced in supporting participatory processes to change social norms and national laws. You have relevant knowledge in media, lobbying and advocacy work. Knowledge of the strategic benefit of social networks and creativity in dealing with modern media are a further advantage.
· You have gained initial experience in the design and execution of surveys and research projects, including the evaluation and processing of the collected data and presentation of the results. You are able to familiarise your colleagues with the basics of this work.
· You have excellent written and verbal English skills and are willing to learn Krio as part of your preparations. Knowledge of additional languages of the project area would be an advantage.
· You are prepared to live and work in a simple environment in rural Sierra Leone.
· You are an EU or Swiss citizen and, as a member of a Christian church, identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace-building work with a strong sense of conviction.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• 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

Are you interested in becoming a Social Scientist in Sierra Leone? 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: Apr 08, 2020

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