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Project Manager in South Africa , South Africa

Our client, who is an international business association based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is looking for a Project Manager – Market Entry Services to join their team.

The business development department offers market entry support. This includes the provision of market information, as well as the conduction of services like business partner searches, market studies, delegations and trade fair support. The project manager is responsible for acquisition and implementation of projects and services.

Job description
- Responding to general market entry requests
- Project acquisition, budgeting, planning and execution
- Implementation of activities, like trade fair promotion, delegations and research
- Reporting and cost calculation
- General project administration within the business development department

Skill Requirements
- (University) qualification in business/ administration/ finance
- Experience in project management
- Extensive knowledge of MS-Office programs
- Highly organized team-player
- Self-motivated, creative thinking, problem solving
- Fluent in written and spoken English language
- German language skills are an important advantage
- Ability to build, maintain and extend industry-specific networks
- Ability to present to an audience/ extensive communication skill

What we offer
We offer an autonomously working environment within an experienced and friendly team, international driven with varied tasks. We offer a competitive salary.

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

Expiring: Jan 21, 2019
Project Director in Senegal , Senegal

Job 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 identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
Heifer International is seeking qualified candidates for the Project Director position for the Dolly Ranch Holistic Land Management Project in Senegal. The purpose of the Project is to work with the pastoralists to regenerate the grasslands of the Dolly ranch to improve soil health, water retention, and the ability of the land to support livestock and farming which leads to economic sustainability for the pastoralists. The COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation and should have significant experience managing multisector development programs, leading teams, and working in Senegal with pastoralists.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring efficient management of project resources; review and approve project plans and budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations; procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required. S/he will ensure an unified vision among project stakeholders and a focus on achieving results. S/he will ensure full compliance with the Heifer Project Management and compliance policies and procedures and will oversee the project reporting process to the donors/stakeholders (quarterly, midterm and annual reports; evaluation report and end of project report). S/he will oversee performance management of all project staff working exclusively in this project as well as technical implementing partners and will ensure timely reporting on the progress of the project and its financial status.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Heifer International Senegal is looking for a self-motivated, result oriented individual of high integrity and accountability to fill in the position of the Project Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Project Management (20%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Dolly Ranch Project and provide line management support to all field staff.
- Support field staff in the management of the field resources and project budgets and ensure these are used in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Implement annual performance management process for all field staff.
- Identifying programmatic challenges, bottlenecks, risks and any obstacles to implementation, and informing and troubleshooting solutions with Heifer Headquarters.

DELIVERABLE
- Staff performance management system for all project field staff implemented on a quarterly and annual basis for all staff ensuring the achievement of at least 80% of the set performance targets.
- Enhanced compliance and accountability in the management of project resources, achieving 100% compliance.
- Over 80 % of the planned milestones are achieved by the project.
- Ensure 100% compliance with donor contractual obligations by all the project field staff.
- All implementation challenges handled in a timely manner and with consultation with Heifer HQ and Savory Institute as needed.

Program Reporting and Relationship Management (20%)
- Review regular quarterly, semi- and annual reports from the Program Officers and support them to comply with requirements of quality reporting and timeliness.
- Compile quarterly reports to provide oversight of the Project implementation.
- Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships, especially with the Savory Institute, the Government of Senegal, pastoralist groups, and other key project partners to facilitate efficient coordination of resources and a community-driven approach.

DELIVERABLE
- All project progress reports (quarterly, semi- and annual reports) from the Program Officers are compliant with expected quality standards and timelines.
- Project Quarterly Reports are compiled within the stipulated timelines

Budget Management and Monitoring (15%)
- In coordination with the finance department, undertake monthly and quarterly budget monitoring and variance analysis with all Program Officers and support the project in reviewing and tracking spending to adhere to annual budgets.
- Lead the Program Officers in undertaking corrective management actions arising out of budget monitoring reports.
- In coordination with the Finance department, approve program related requests for imprest and reconciliations in line with work plans and financial management procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Monthly and Quarterly budgets reviewed highlighting status of project spending and presenting these in the monthly operational meetings.
- Implementing and tracking all the proposed corrective measures to address any variances beyond +/-10%, ensuring that the spending is brought on track within the planned period.
- Ensure program request for imprests and reconciliations approved in line with workplans and financial management procedures.

Resource Mobilization (15%)
- Lead resource mobilization efforts to acquire donor funds to support the project from both local sources (in Senegal) as well as external sources (including but not limited to institutional, foundation, private sector or major gift donations).
- Write grants and/or applications for funding to support the project.

DELIVERABLE
- Additional funding outside of Heifer’s funds are available for project implementation and impact.

Project Planning and Budgeting (15%)
- Assisting in project design and work plan development in consultation with the in-country stakeholders, Heifer International and Savory Institute.
- Support all project teams to develop annual budgets and workplans consistent with project documents and donor contracts.
- Support teams in undertaking the necessary review and updating of the workplans and budgets to respond to emerging field implementation challenges and project review processes.
- Lead the field program in the LOA revision process with partners based on the ground performance and realities, as needed.
- Compile regular programmatic and financial reports per donor and partner requirements.

DELIVERABLE
- Project workplans and budgets (annual, quarterly and monthly) developed for and implemented in line with project proposal documents and workplans.
- Periodic and timely reviews of budgets and reforecasting of all approved projects workplans undertaken and shared with Savory Institute and respective donors, ensuring alignment with the donor contracts.
- Effective management of partnerships between beneficiary groups and project stakeholders who are supported by the project, to ensure smooth implementation.
- Programmatic and financial reports are prepared as per donor and partner requirement.

Outcome Documentation and Lessons Learned (10%)
- Support the project in developing and documenting lessons learnt and experiences for dissemination and sharing to inform future project development.
- Provide leadership with data on outcomes of the project and Lessons Learned to inform other projects being designed and implemented for potential scale up.

DELIVERABLE
- Works with Project and MELS staff as well as Savory Institute and others to measure project specific indicators on a regular basis.
- Lessons learnt from projects documented and disseminated to stakeholders before end of each project.
- Successful models documented before end of projects for replication or scale up.

Other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor (5%)

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- A Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, economics, environmental management, or related field of study or equivalent work experience.
- Seven (7) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing or implementing development programs in West Africa.
- Fluency in French and Fulani and proficiency in English.

Preferred Requirements
- Expertise working on sustainable and resilient agriculture, livestock, or environmental management/conversation.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, proven capacity to lead and coordinator multiple stakeholders
- Fluency in English.
- Preference given to candidates who have experience working in Senegal.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty and land degradation in the Sahel.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes, social capital development and Markets for the poor (M4P) approach.
- Demonstrated experience of working with the private sector.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Good understanding of annual work planning and budgeting and budget monitoring.
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Solid project management and reporting 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.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Experience in agribusiness development, especially developing livestock value chains, market facilitation approaches and development of farmer business institutions.
- Knowledge and experience in training and participatory training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts among diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English, French and Fulani, both oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of line managed staff and to use participatory management skills with direct and project partner staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public to scale up Heifer’s visibility and publicity.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Director in Senegal? 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 19, 2019
Account Executive in Morocco , Morocco

As an Account Executive your main task will be to provide support to new and existing accommodation partners, contacting, informing and advising them about how to meet the demands of the visitors on the Booking.com website. You will also build the accommodations webpages and training the new accommodations on how to use Booking.com’s extranet and how to use the systems that can improve their availability and supply. Furthermore you will offer support to the Account Managers with various tasks at the office.

Tasks:
- Day-to-day pro-active communication with partners in your region by telephone, by internal messaging and occasionally in person to assist with the development of the business;
- Building productive relationships with partners to ensure that they offer the best availability and rate structure;
- Discuss opportunities with partners that will help improve business by using Booking.com BV’s internal tool of priority setting;
- First point of contact for key local accommodation partners, answering questions and queries, taking action as needed;
- Participation in weekly team learning in your office;
- Advise accommodation partners regarding their (potential)webpages on the Booking.com website and how they can amend data with respect to supply, availability, specials, promotions;
- Liaison person for properties to contact when they have questions by phone and the Account Managers are unavailable;
- Providing support to properties or Booking.com BV in building the webpage for accommodations and/or maintaining property information on the Booking.com website;
- Verify that the website has accurate information on properties and pictures of newly registered accommodations;
- Delivering training by phone to new and or existing properties on how to use Booking.com’s extranet and rates & availability system;
- Providing properties with information and advice mainly by phone, including follow-ups;
- Looking after IT/administrative related tasks;
- In consultation with the Account Managers, provide information support to Booking.com BV for new and existing accommodations;
- Conduct daily/weekly rate and availability checks on various platforms;
- Assist in the preparation of market visits, operational planning and projects;
- Assisting in additional tasks and projects when needed
- You will also need to be versatile, flexible and adapt quickly to the latest guidelines/changes from Booking.com BV.

Qualifications:
- Great face-to-face and telephone communication skills;
- Fluent French, English and Arabic speaker and writer;
- Affinity/experience within e-travel and/or hotel/travel industry is a plus;
- Pro-active, sense of responsibility and can work independently;
- Ability to convince partners on the phone to implement suggestions;
- Quick and resourceful, flexible, accurate, strong analytical and an eye for detail;
- Team player, motivated and enjoys to work in e-travel and hospitality;
- Business focused;
- Positive attitude;
- Hotel School or University background preferred
- You already have a work permit to work in Morocco

Are you interested in becoming an Account Executive in Morocco? 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 11, 2019
Director of Business Operations in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 1 million trees with more than 10,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team

Komaza is entering a phase of rapid growth and will soon expand into new geographies. To succeed, our business support teams must also rapidly increase their speed, scope and scale of work. We need to design, hire for, and build new service departments including Supply Chain (procurement & logistics), Fleet Management (for scores of motorbikes), Business Administration (facilities & property management) and IT (hundreds of computers and smartphones). Each service function will be led by a strong, experienced manager, each growing their team and systems to support rapid growth. Collectively, this group of business operations departments will grow from 15 to 40+ people over the next two years.

About This Role

As Komaza’s Director of Business Operations (BizOps), you will be responsible for leading our shared services center to support rapid expansion of our operations. You will build a team of key managers and direct development of clear strategic plans for each department, then drive to results. This role requires significant hands-on design leadership to build systems, data structures, policies, plans, and cultivate a culture of excellence. Beyond building capacity within each department, you must also connect the dots between departments to foster the collaboration required to tackle major challenges.

Professional Attributes
- Laser-focused on delivering successful outcomes
- Strategic and analytical rigor to drive structure, deeper insight, and execution
- Flexible, resourceful, and hands-on enough to do what is necessary to get the job done
- Independent, intellectually curious, and comfortable working through ambiguity
- Highly collaborative & skilled at soliciting efficient input from others
- Passionate about Komaza’s mission and vision -- to create life-changing income for poor farmers by building a competitive, large-scale forestry & wood products business.

Qualifications
- MBA from top global university (or equivalent degree/work experience)
- 7-10 years of work experience at industry-leading companies in a relevant field (e.g. finance, internal consulting), with 3+ years of experience leading high-caliber team mates
- Superb analytical, critical-thinking and quantitative skills, with prior experience in complex systems design, excel modeling, and operational implementation
- Strong innovation skills to troubleshoot bottlenecks and design continuous improvements.
- Ability to retain big-picture strategic awareness while diving deep into details, and providing coaching to help others focus on key factors, rather than getting lost in the weeds.

What We Expect

You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Business Operations 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.

Expiring: Jan 06, 2019
Business Development Associate in Kenya , Kenya

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 1 million trees with more than 10,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About the Team

With African wood supply under heavy pressure of measures to combat deforestation, and a booming demand driven by economic growth, the Business Development team is continuously working to maximize returns for Komaza and its farmers by addressing the most appealing markets with the most suitable wood products. Curious and impatient, the team combines analytical skills with a hands-on entrepreneurial mentality to develop and test strategies, products and projects to unlock Komaza’s vast growth potential.

About this Role

Are you a driven, strategic problem-solver? Are you excited about starting things from scratch? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and exciting organisation that truly wants to make a social impact? Then this job is for you! As the Business Development Associate, you will play a key role in initiating, developing, and implementing business opportunities to ensure that the wood products we develop are answering our customer needs. Your passion lies in research and data analytics, but you also love to see your proposals being implemented and come to life in practice. To gather the necessary information and ensure successful implementation, you collaborate cross-departmental and with different stakeholders in the office and in the field.

What You Will Do
- Lead or support the research, design, prototyping, evaluation, and implementation of new business opportunities
- Analyse research findings and prepare compelling presentations to support key decisions for management and potential investors
- Facilitate discussions on business process improvements & advising on possible solutions
- Perform cost of sales analyses and coordinate follow-up on identified opportunities
- Capacity building - work with business development team members to convey sales development techniques and technical skills

What You Have
- A Master’s degree in a relevant field
- 2 years working experience in a hands-on analytical role
- A proven track record of solving complex, ambiguous problems in a structured way (e.g., as management consultant, research manager, or business analyst)
- Experience working in East Africa
- Advanced Excel skills for creating analysis and detailed models to inform decision-making
- Passion for Komaza’s mission to lift rural farmers out of poverty through the rapid scaling of our microforestry model

You’re Also
- Excellent at communicating and working with people from a variety of professional and socio-cultural backgrounds
- Flexible, creative, and driven to see projects to completion
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

What’s in it for you?

If you like variety and love learning and you are looking for a role that will allow you to develop and build a successful career, join us! This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Associate 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.

Expiring: Jan 06, 2019
Supply Chain Manager in Ghana , Ghana

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

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

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

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

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

Expiring: Jan 04, 2019

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