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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) BASED IN KENYA , Kenya

PAIX Data Centres (PAIX) is a fast-growing provider of cloud- and carrier neutral colocation data centre services, doing ground-breaking work in the African datacentre industry. PAIX designs, builds and operates carrier neutral data centres on the African continent.

The company’s vision is: To be the heart of Africa's digital economy, enabling our customers to enhance their value proposition effectively interconnecting their business with their communities of interest, for a better, healthier, wealthier, and more inclusive Africa.

PAIX has it roots in the Netherlands, but is growing on the African continent with current operations in Ghana and in Kenya.

We are seeking a CFO who will partner with our CEO and enable the business to expand, both in our current footprint and in new markets including Francophone African countries. The expansion can be both organic and through M&A.

We are looking for an experienced CFO who will contribute to managing the business.
The CFO will be responsible for comprehensive and insightful performance analytics, reporting, and disciplined control to drive continuous margin improvement, while leading a team that supports financial oversight, risk management, accounting, and finance.

The role
At PAIX, you will be working with a young and ambitious team, expecting you to "roll up your sleeves" and lead the finance function, and have a chance to focus on your career in a unique technology environment on a global scale. This requires you to be hands-on and flexible to act with the highest level of integrity and trustworthiness, be energetic and capable of driving results in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key topics
∙ Your primary focus will be in developing and leading the company's international finance function. Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting & auditing (Investor & Board Reporting). This all in order to enable the business to expand, both in our current footprint and new country operations in Francophone Africa
∙ You are responsible for the development of a financial strategy, the on-going development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. This includes the financing of our expansion into new markets, financial planning, managing, and preparing budgets, analysis and financially managing projects
∙ Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
∙ Develop reporting (dashboards) and procedures, to have cost accounting and track performance by metrics/KPIs (Pricing, Cash Flow forecasting, Budget vs Actuals, etc)

To qualify
∙ You completed a MSc in Accounting, Finance, business economics or another relevant field and you are CPA / CA qualified
∙ You have 5-8 years’ experience in a fast-growing setting (start-up to scale up)
∙ You have 5 years of experience in a BIG-4 firm
∙ You have experience working in a PE-backed or publicly listed company, with involvement in M&A
∙ You are tech-savvy, process-driven, policy-minded, and people-oriented

Ideally, you also have
∙ In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
∙ Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
∙ Sound knowledge around business, its financial dynamics, and regulatory requirements across tax/commercial/banking/exchange regulations
∙ Excellent communication, analytical, reasoning, people, and problem-solving skills
∙ Strong leadership and organizational skills
∙ Strong appeal to the Telecommunications (data centre, IT or towers) sector
∙ Financial work experience in East and/or West Africa

What We Offer
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development.

Candidate would ideally work from our Nairobi office.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact cfoPAIX@jobnetafrica.com

Expiring: Feb 03, 2023
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Textiles) in Benin , Benin

Job Description:

We're seeking a Talent Acquisition Lead/Specialist to work closely with management and employees "on the front line" in a fast-growing, multinational business. This role needs to have a basic understanding of core textile and integrated functions. The core focus of the HR Business Partner (Talent Acquistion) is to source, attract, interview & identify prospective employee in a scaling business in strict timelines (both technical and functional roles), while always ensuring they align with the company's business objectives.

Responsibilities:

- Coordinate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs
- Determine selection criteria
- Source and screen potential candidates through various channels (e.g. social platforms, professional networks and referrals)
- Plan interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments and in-person interviews
- Design job descriptions and interview questions that reflect each position’s requirements
- Lead employer branding initiatives
- Organize and attend job fairs and recruitment events
- Forecast quarterly and annual hiring needs by department Foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates

What we are looking for:

- At least 6 years’ experience in HR or Talent Acquisition with a core focus on Talent Acquisition
- Experience of recruiting in the textile industry
- Experience working in an international environment
- A background of working and living in Africa
- Fluent in English. Familiarity with French is highly advantageous.
- A hands-on approach and operational capabilities
- A candidate with strong ethics and personality

What is on offer:

- Being part of an organisation that is a frontrunner when it comes to achieve greater income equality in Africa
- Being part of an inspirational team that is supportive and drives you forward
- Great growth potential in a fast-scaling business
- A competitive package including expat housing, schooling fees, transport, travel and living allowance plus much more

Are you interested in becoming a Talent Acquisition Specialist (Textiles) in Benin ? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 26, 2023
HR Business Partner in Benin , Benin

Job Description:

We're seeking an HR Business Partner to work closely with management and employees "on the front line" in a fast-growing, multinational business. This role is responsible for providing hands-on and strategic input, insight, and advice on people-related issues: talent management, employee relations, coaching/development, compensation, conflict management, organizational development, and training. The HR Business Partner plays an essential role in establishing and driving HR initiatives in a scaling business, while always ensuring they align with the company's business objectives.



Responsibilities:

- Partner with senior leadership to develop and implement effective HR policies and practices that will support the strategic growth of a business.
- Provide HR expertise in the areas of feedback, employee relations, development and coaching, compensation, PMS and organizational development.
- Participate in the continual development of HR programs including recruiting, retention, compensation, benefits, and training.
- Inspire and engage people to deliver top business results.
- Analyze and interpret various types of employee reports (e.g., compensation, job levels, and attrition) to guide decision making and provide proactive solutions to their client group.
- Educate team members on compensation practices, including compensation, performance feedback, performance calibration, and career transitions.

What we are looking for:

- At least 6 years’ experience in HR
- Experience working in an international environment
- Experience managing a headcount of minimum 400 people
- A background of working and living in Africa
- Fluent in English and French
- A hands-on approach and operational capabilities
- A candidate with strong ethics and personality

What is on offer:

- Being part of an organisation that is a frontrunner when it comes to achieve greater income equality in Africa
- Being part of an inspirational team that is supportive and drives you forward
- Great growth potential in a fast-scaling business
- A competitive package including expat housing, schooling fees, transport, travel and living allowance plus much more

Are you interested in becoming a HR Business Partner in Benin? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 26, 2023
Head of HR (Textile Business) in Benin , Benin

Job Description:

Our client designs, finances, conceives, and operates industrial ecosystems across Africa. All of their industrial ecosystems include world-class integrated logistics services ensuring greater competitiveness. Through their industrial hubs, they seek to contribute to the development of more competitive economies and more equitable societies for tomorrow, helping achieve greater income equality in Africa. They are working on multiple ongoing activities across Africa through strategic partnerships with African governments.


For one of their investments in the textile supply chain, in Benin, we are looking to onboard a Head of HR, to manage several textile and garmin factories.

Are you a strong HR professional that has experience of working in multicultural environment, building teams, putting the right people in the right places, pushing growth, culture, and communication, implementing processes and procedures whilst rolling out in several African locations? Then this could be for you.


Responsibilities:

- Design, develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy including but not limited to:
- An onboarding process to scale
- Compensation and Benefits
- Recruitment and Selection
- Performance Management and Employee Relations
- Talent Management and Organizational Development
- HR software and Processes
- Data Management and Reporting
- Legal Compliance

Other HR Related Projects

What we are looking for:

- At least 15 years’ experience in HR
- A candidate that has at least 10 years’ experience in managerial roles
- Experience handling a headcount of 1000+
- Experience working in an international environment (managing expats) and that rolled out into several countries or regions
- A background of working and living in Africa
- Fluent in English and French
- Strong presentation skills and the ability to work with a diverse team
- Strong ethics and personality


What is on offer:

- Being part of an organisation that is a frontrunner when it comes to achieve greater income equality in Africa
- Being part of an inspirational team that is supportive and drives you forward
- Great growth potential in a fast-scaling business
- A competitive package including expat housing, schooling fees, transport, travel and living allowance plus much more

Are you interested in becoming a Head of HR (Textile Business) in Benin? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 26, 2023
Head of HR (E-Mobility) in Benin , Benin

Job Description

Our client designs, finances, conceives, and operates industrial ecosystems across Africa. All of their industrial ecosystems include world-class integrated logistics services ensuring greater competitiveness. Through their industrial hubs, they seek to contribute to the development of more competitive economies and more equitable societies for tomorrow, helping achieve greater income equality in Africa. They are working on multiple ongoing activities across Africa through strategic partnerships with African governments.

For one of their flagship sustainability investments in Electric Mobility, in Benin, we are looking to onboard a Head of HR.

Are you a strong HR professional that has experience of working in multicultural environment, building teams, putting the right people in the right places, pushing growth, culture, and communication, implementing processes and procedures whilst rolling out in several African countries? Then this could be for you.

Responsibilities:

Design, develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy including but not limited to:

- An onboarding process to scale
- Compensation and Benefits
- Recruitment and Selection
- Performance Management and Employee Relations
- Talent Management and Organizational Development
- HR software and Processes
- Data Management and Reporting
- Legal Compliance

Other HR Related Projects

What we are looking for:

- At least 15 years’ experience in HR
- A candidate that has at least 10 years’ experience in managerial roles
- Experience handling a headcount of 1000+
- Experience working in an international environment (managing expats) and that rolled out into several countries or regions
- A background of working and living in Africa
- Fluent in English and French
- Strong presentation skills and the ability to work with a diverse team
- Strong ethics and personality


What is on offer:

- Being part of an organisation that is a frontrunner when it comes to achieve greater income equality in Africa
- Being part of an inspirational team that is supportive and drives you forward
- Great growth potential in a fast-scaling business
- A competitive package including expat housing, schooling fees, transport, travel and living allowance plus much more

Are you interested in becoming a Head of HR (E-Mobility) in Benin? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 26, 2023
Director Construction & Engineering - Cape Town , South Africa

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Workstation: Nairobi, Kenya / Cape Town, South Africa

Job Purpose
The overall purpose of this job is to oversee and direct construction projects from design conception until completion, including responsibility for project execution planning and implementation, and delivery of project according to agreed schedule and approved project budgets. Job purpose includes review of all design layout drawings at key stages of design, development and execution to ensure compliance with authorities’ and company requirements. The position is also responsible for ensuring the construction of new power plants that operate safely and efficiently.

Key duties and responsibilities
a) Work closely with the Development Team to optimise new projects from a design and construction standpoint, to ensure that:
o the plant design being proposed is the most appropriate
o the procurement strategy adequately balances risk and price
o Adequate technical expertise is mobilised when appropriate to support design & procurement
b) Lead the procurement process of specialist contractors that will participate in completion of the project work.
o Recruit Engineering firm that will support the tendering process
o Advise on the selection of materials used and other aspects of procurement.
c) Lead the Project Implementation Teams in the construction phase to support project delivery on time and budget and at required quality, as well as ensuring a smooth handover / transition of projects from the construction into the O&M phase.
o Recruit and organise the Project Implementation Team, including selection of the project site construction manager and an H&S manager
o Support the construction manager and regularly visit the construction site
o Coordinate with the O&M manager to make sure there is a smooth handover
d) Inculcate a safety culture in the offices, construction sites and during operation and maintenance of the plants.
o Ensure there are zero fatalities and no accidents in projects under construction
e) Review and manage all contracts relating to the sites under construction to ensure compliance by the company's obligations and the other contract parties respectively.
f) Day-to-day client management of internal and external stakeholders and clients for the portfolio of projects under construction.
g) Oversee conduct of financial, technical and operational risk assessments and advising on risks, opportunities and potential hazards.
h) Liaise with the Safety, Health, Environment and Community (SHEC) team to ensure relevant business activities such as land acquisition and processing of permits, licences, and approvals through government offices within the project jurisdictions are undertaken within the parameters of our business/company ethics.
i) Coordinate with the SHEC Director to ensure the goodwill to operate is secured from local community/stakeholders for each project.
j) Responsible for monthly progress reports to the Management Team, and quarterly and annual reporting to the Board and the Shareholders.
k) Interface with the company site construction manager (and if needed with staff/contractors on site) on the challenges, designs, progress etc.
l) Liaise with SHEC and site construction manager to ensure timely and procedural delivery of relevant Permits, Licences and Approvals including the Environmental permits.
m) Keep up to date with changing building legislation and codes of practice relating to design and construction.
n) Ensure structural drawings and designs are produced on time, to a high quality, and are easy to decipher.

Occasional duties:
 Technical lead on specifics of the project

Working relationships
Internal Relationships: Strong Relations with the Development Team, Country Management, Executive Management Committee, and the larger Team.
External Relationships: Contractors, Suppliers, Project partners, Developers, Government Officials and Community Liaison Officers
Knowledge, experience, and qualifications required
 Degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Civil)
 At least 20 years relevant experience in the construction industry drawn from EPC delivery, project management consultancy.
 Must possess construction experience in construction of renewable energy plants, including from Sub-Saharan African countries
 Extensive travel is required
 Current Registration or membership with relevant regulatory body

Competencies

Technical Skills
 Understanding of Construction techniques; with ability to oversee 4-6 construction projects at various stages simultaneously;
 Strong project management skills;
 Competent in the use of Microsoft Office suite of software;
 Supervisory skills;
 Excellent report writing and presentation skills;
 Clear thinker with strong quantitative and qualitative skills in the preparation of concise risk analysis;
 Budgeting skills;
 Safety skills; and
 Commercial awareness including EPC contract management.

Behavioural Skills
 Excellent communicator who is clear and fluent in English, both written and spoken;
 Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated stakeholder management capabilities;
 Effective collaborator and positive influencer;
 Strong facilitation and organisational capabilities;
 Strong work ethic coupled with a pragmatic, flexible and inclusive approach;
 Highly motivated individual with a pro-active and hands-on approach to problem solving;
 Able to travel up to 70% of the time to domestic and international locations;
 Ability to build confidence and credibility within the stakeholders; and
 Problem solver

Responsibility for finances and physical assets
 The job holder has responsibility for preparing and overseeing the construction budget.

Decision making
 The job holder has final authority on key decisions in the department

Information
 The job holder has access to confidential information relating to the company
Working Conditions

Working Environment: The job is exposed to heat, cold, noise and fumes but PPE is provided.
Job Hazards: The job has noticeable construction hazards.

Are you interested in becoming a Director Construction & Engineering in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 23, 2023
General Manager in Sierra Leone , Sierra Leone

As General Manager you will face a fantastic challenge of being responsible for a West African Cocoa Beans organization in Sierra Leone. In this position you are responsible for general management of the company in Sierra Leone, including sourcing, technical assistance, certification, local networks, funded programs, finance & outbound and people management. You have a fundamental role in developing future revenue growth and providing strategy, direction, and leadership. Your high energy, drive, creativity, hands-on mentality and outstanding communication skills will be necessary to maintain and develop our outstanding network, the local operation and to realize and maintain organic certification and sustainability targets.

Responsibilities:
• General Management of the organization in Sierra Leone with P&L responsibility
• Maintain and develop local network and relations with public organizations, government, including local representatives, farmers, cooperatives, certification bodies, competitors
• Strategically coordinate all technical assistance projects, understand how to strategically develop these projects and make it happen
• Lead the team and local workforce, establishing the organization as a result-driven, creative, capable and stimulating organization
• Responsible for Sourcing and manage and keep the internal control system up to date
• Assure regular reporting and communication with the headquarters on agreed KPIs
• Constantly monitor and evaluate business risks and opportunities in Sierra Leone
• Be open for future possibilities in West African beyond Sierra Leone

Requirements:
• Experience in an international (food) organization
• Ability to operate in developing countries and be willing to stay for at least 9 months a year in Sierra Leone
• Bachelor’s or University degree in Business Management, Marketing, International Trade, or Agriculture
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in sales or international trade or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar management position
• Proven communication skills; full command in English language, preferably Dutch and French as well.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a multicultural team
• Strong organizational skills and effective contract negotiation skills
• Entrepreneurial mindset and highly driven
• Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in from management
• Significant experience of managing staff with different backgrounds and expertise and building and developing their performance
• Ability to deal with and operate in unpredictable circumstances

The conditions of employment we offer:
• A fulltime position
• Access to a worldwide network of professionals in the organic and sustainable industry.
• An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company
• Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment
• An informal and professional company culture of team spirit with a can-do attitude

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager in Sierra Leone? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 03, 2023
General Manager Forestry - Uganda , Uganda

Our partner is an impact focused organization in Uganda funded by a group of Dutch companies. Their primary goal is creating jobs and thereby supporting the local economy. They do so by running a forestry project with a yet-to-be-built processing factory. The project is in Luwero at a one-hour drive from Kampala.

Our partner is looking for a general manager with an entrepreneurial mentality to lead the forestry project and the set-up of their processing factory.


The role
As a general manager you will be overall responsible for the projects and the organizations activities in Uganda. Being the ‘boots on the ground’ you will be the link between the organization in the Netherlands and Uganda. With your management skills and entrepreneurial mindset, you will lead and guide the team and make sure the goals are realized.

Key topics
- Responsible for the day-to-day running of the timber plantation.
- Responsible for setting up the timber processing factory.
- promoting our partner's vision in generating impact
- The management of 3 direct reports and depending on the season 20 to 100 indirect reports

To qualify
- Experience in managing a related organization in Africa
- 10+ years of working experience
- Technical knowledge and affinity
- Entrepreneurial mindset and excellent communication skills
- A hands-on mentality combined with organizational skills


What We Offer
We offer a competitive salary and renumeration package. Besides the package you will contribute to the development of the Luwero area and work for an international organization.

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

Expiring: Feb 03, 2023