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General Manager , Nigeria

Our client, an integrated farm (poultry, fish, livestock, feeds and renewable energy) in Nigeria, is seeking a General Manager who will be managing and overseeing the day to day running of the integrated farm and ensures a smooth and efficient operation.

Responsibilities
• Working out details of additional requirements as well as improvements of the facilities to achieve high production and planned production
• Supervising and managing the farm operations on daily basis, reviewing daily actual production, and deciding corrective actions to ensure achievement of daily production target
• Ensuring cleanliness, sanitation, maintenance and servicing of all farm machinery, equipment, building and infrastructure
• Maintaining compliance with occupational health and safety standards, and quality standards
• Ensuring maintenance of daily production records and reports on livestock, inventory, production, feed consumption, expenses etc.
• Reviewing placement of order, purchases and maintenance of farm livestock, farm feed, vaccinations, all other inputs, including spare parts and consumables
• Recruiting, training, supervising, managing a team and maintaining attendance records so that there is no production loss due to non-availability of manpower
• Ensuring compliance with all local taxation laws, statutory and food licensing requirements, and employment laws

Skills / Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture, Farming or Fisheries management or similar
• Prior experience at an integrated farm and in starting up a production facility
• Have knowledge about administrative and managerial farming procedures
• Organizational and communication skills
• The ability to work in a stressful environment

Expiring: Dec 13, 2021
MANAGING DIRECTOR IN GHANA , Ghana

Position: Managing Director
Location: Accra, Ghana
Travel: Approximately 50% international
Start Date: TBD

Background
Established in 2011, the Global Shea Alliance (www.globalshea.com) is a non-profit industry association with 450 members from 33 countries including women’s groups, brands and retailers, suppliers, and civil society. Through public private partnerships, the GSA promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics.

Position Description:
The managing director leads a dynamic, multidisciplinary team to develop, scale, and execute the association’s agenda. The executive develops the association strategy through multi-stakeholder facilitation, manages implementation of all policies and projects, raises public and private funding to scale activities, oversees finances, and facilitates the governance structure.

Strategy
- Facilitate sustainability and quality working groups to develop member guidelines, standards, implementation models, and best practices.
- Coordinate member and stakeholder feedback on association activities.
- Propose new projects and course corrections at the level of working groups, executive committee, and general assembly.
- Achieve industry consensus of any proposed policy or activity.
- Oversee the development of the GSA sustainability program and related guidelines, implementation criteria, work streams, technical manuals, and research initiatives.
- Oversee the development and implementation of quality standards for shea kernels and butter.
- Launch global promotion working group to develop industry marketing activities.

Operations
- Recruit and manage a 10-person secretariat team based in Accra with specialties in sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, partnership development, communications, and finance.
- Develop annual work plans and budgets for approval of executive committee and relevant donors.
- Ensure target completion of funded initiatives including warehouses, cooperative development, health and safety, environmental conservation, parkland management, and tree planting.
- Oversee monitoring and evaluation and best practice development for implemented activities.
- Manage relationships with key donors and private funding partners.
- Ensure compliance with donor contractual requirements.
- Oversee production and high-quality delivery of member and donor reports.
- Coordinate four international conferences and exhibitions in Africa, U.S., and EU to promote the industry and association activities.
- Oversee regular communication via website, newsletters, electronic mailings, and social media.
- Facilitate publication and dissemination of consumer and industry facing articles and videos.
- Oversee individual member advisory services and market linkage activities.
- Implement policy reforms to alleviate trade barriers related to food safety and identity regulations through legal interventions, multinational dialogue, and public private collaboration.
- Oversee implementation of industry research initiatives and publications.
- Represent association at high level industry and government forums.

Expansion
- Lead recruitment of new private members ensuring broad based geographical and stakeholder representation, with a particular focus on membership expansion of large category end-users of shea based products.
- Develop partnerships with existing members to implement existing policies and projects.
- Develop partnerships with public and private donors to raise funding and implement association policies related to sustainability, quality, and promotion.
- Oversee production of technical and cost proposals for new funding opportunities.
- Negotiate and sign contracts with donors.
- Lead growth of internal funds generated related to service provision.

Governance and Financial Management
- Coordinate executive committee activities including bi-annual meetings and finance, membership, and policy subcommittees.
- Ensure member and donor approval of all relevant activities.
- Facilitate the annual general assembly, annual report production, and associating voting processes.
- Authorize daily expenditures and oversee procurement procedures.
- Oversee production of monthly bank reconciliations, cash book production, variance analysis, and executive committee financial reports.
- Oversee and approval all donor financial reporting requirements.
- Oversee annual financial audit and publication of financial statements.

Preferred Qualifications
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a high-level leadership position with industry or civil society, preferably related to natural ingredient supply chains.
• Demonstrated ability to raise significant public and private funding for social and environmental initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with industry stakeholders including food and cosmetic brands, ingredient suppliers, women’s groups, and non-profit organizations while ensuring anti-trust compliance and confidentiality of propriety information.
• Proven project management experience to implement large complex initiatives with multiple donors and partners.
• Proficiency with industry, consumer facing, and non-profit related communications.
• Background in multi-stakeholder facilitation.
• Background in non-profit management.
• Experience with rural development and women’s empowerment in Africa.
• Fluent in English.
• Proficient in French.

The motivation should include a brief paragraph outlining specific accomplishments related to relevant qualifications.

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

Expiring: May 18, 2018
EXPERT INTERNATIONAL ETAT CIVIL , Mali

La CTB, l'Agence belge de développement, mobilise ses ressources et son expertise pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde. Contribuant aux efforts de la Communauté internationale, la CTB agit pour une société qui donne aux générations actuelles et futures les moyens de construire un monde durable et équitable.
Ses collaborateur(trice)s à Bruxelles et à l’étranger concrétisent l’engagement de l’État belge et d’autres partenaires au développement pour la solidarité internationale. Aujourd’hui présent dans 18 pays, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, la CTB appuie plus de 200 programmes et projets de coopération. A l’avenir, suite à une décision du Ministre de la coopération, une concentration aura lieu sur 14 pays d’intervention.

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, la CTB recherche un (h/f):Expert international Etat Civil
pour le programme d’appui au fonctionnement de l’état civil et à la mise en place d’un système d’informatisation sécurisé au Mali

Projet:
Dans le cadre du Fonds fiduciaire de l’Union européenne pour l’Afrique, l’UE finance un projet de renforcement du système de l’état civil au Mali , pour un montant total de 25.000.000 EUR, dont la mise œuvre est confiée à la CTB et à CIVIPOL. La CTB a signé pour ce faire une convention de subvention avec l’UE.
Le programme entend contribuer à la modernisation de l’état civil par un appui au pilotage stratégique de l’état civil, une amélioration de l’offre et de la demande des services d’état civil. D’autre part, en se basant sur les efforts de pérennisation du RAVEC (recensement à vocation d’état civil) l’intervention devrait permettre de disposer d’un système d’information de l’état civil informatisé relié à une base de données biométriques à même de sécuriser l’identité de la population et d’être exploitable par d’autres administrations utilisatrices.

Les résultats attendus sont au nombre de trois :
1/ Le pilotage stratégique de l’état civil est amélioré (lignes d’action : le pilotage stratégique repose sur des textes révisés, un dispositif de coordination adéquate et un mécanisme de suivi et évaluation de l’efficacité du système de l’état civil efficient)
2/ Les capacités des administrations chargées de la gestion de l’état civil (offre) et la sensibilisation des acteurs sont améliorées (lignes d’action : réalisation de programmes de formation à l’attention des principales parties prenantes, amélioration de l’accessibilité du service de l’état civil, réalisation de campagne d’information/sensibilisation de la population, et projets d’amélioration des services dans communes/cercles pilotes)
3/ Un fichier national de l’état civil relié à une base de données biométrique est constitué et interconnecté avec les communes et postes consulaires informatisés (lignes d’action : la solution informatique de gestion des données de l’état civil et la base de données biométriques du RAVEC sont mises à jour et la solution informatique est déployée sur le plan national.)

Fonction :
Sous la responsabilité directe du Responsable de l’Intervention et en étroite collaboration avec l’équipe composée d’experts CTB et de la Police, l’expert fournit des inputs stratégiques et techniques en matière de renforcement des systèmes d’état civil. Dans l’atteinte des objectifs du programme, il est plus particulièrement en charge du résultat 1 du programme pour l’amélioration du pilotage de l’état civil et l’appui institutionnel à la Direction Nationale de l’Etat civil.
Il fournit aussi des appuis conseil pour le développement des capacités des administrations chargées de la gestion de l’état civil et de la sensibilisation des acteurs (résultat 2 du programme) ainsi que pour la gestion des données d’état civil (résultat 3) .
Il a la responsabilité hiérarchique d’un assistant technique national en renforcement des services d’état civil.

Les principales responsabilités d’un Expert sont les suivantes :
- Contribuer à la mise en œuvre du programme/de l’intervention à travers un appui à la planification, l’exécution, la coordination, le suivi et monitoring, l’évaluation des activités
- Organiser les capitalisations et la gestion des connaissances dans le domaine d’expertise concerné
- Fournir des contributions et un support technique dans le domaine d’expertise concerné
- Contribuer au renforcement des capacités des structures partenaires
Profil:
Diplôme
o master de type sciences juridiques, sociales, administration territoriale, démographie.

Expériences requises pour la fonction
o expérience d’au moins 5 ans en matière d’Etat Civil :
 appui à la mise en œuvre de politiques publiques et stratégies nationales en matière d’état civil ;
 appui institutionnel et/ou renforcement des capacités de l’administration publique ;
o familier avec la modernisation de la gestion des informations d’état civil appliquant les nouvelles technologies de l’information (numérique);
o expérience avérée des approches et méthodes de développement institutionnel et organisationnel ;
o une expérience internationale constitue un atout.

Connaissances spécifiques
o bonnes connaissances du contexte et des problématiques de l'état civil dans l'Afrique Subsaharienne ;
o bonnes connaissances des enjeux liés aux transferts de compétences dans le cadre du processus de décentralisation et déconcentration en Afrique subsaharienne ;
o capacité de dialogue et de facilitation à un haut degré stratégique, de même que technique (administration, société civile, experts, bailleurs de fonds) ;
o bonne capacité de synthèse et de rédaction, un esprit d’analyse et une attitude proactive ;
o maîtrise de l’outil informatique ;
o expérience professionnelle en Afrique de l’Ouest est un atout ;
o expérience de l’utilisation des procédures de l’Union Européenne sera un atout.

Connaissances linguistiques
o parfaite maîtrise du français à l'écrit et à l'oral

Lieu d’affectation: Kati (DNEC) mais résidence possible à Bamako, avec des déplacements dans les régions, cercles et communes d’intervention (en fonction de la situation sécuritaire)
Date début contrat : le plus rapidement possible
Date indicative de fin de contrat: décembre 2021
Package salarial mensuel: Niveau 2 (B417) c’est-à-dire entre 6135,61 euros et
9430,72 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d'expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité).
Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l'expérience pertinente. En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l'expatriation tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.
Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Intéressé(e) et votre profil correspond aux critères ci-dessus?
Postulez au plus tard le 10/12/2017 via notre site web https://www.btcctb.org/fr/content/jobs

Expiring: Dec 13, 2017
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT (DUTCH SPEAKING) , South Africa

Heb jij een voorliefde voor Kaapstad? Daar stage gelopen, op vakantie geweest, verliefd geworden of gewoon altijd al een tijd willen wonen en werken? Dit is je kans!

Voor een multinational in Oil & Gas o.a. gevestigd in Kaapstad, Zuid Afrika, zijn wij op zoek naar Customer Service Medewerkers.

Functieomschrijving:
De werkzaamheden bestaan uit het voorzien van de klant van goede service door middel van effectieve communicatie, het toevoegen van waarde voor de klant en het efficiënt oplossen van problemen.
Momenteel is onze opdrachtgever op zoek naar medewerkers die zowel de Nederlandse als de Engelse taal zeer goed beheersen. Na een gedegen training ga je aan de slag op de afdeling Customer Service als Agent. Je doet relevante buitenlandse werkervaring op terwijl je woont in een van de mooiste steden ter wereld!

Functiecriteria:
1) Je bent serieus en houdt van avontuur
2)Je hebt ervaring in Customer Service en/of in de Oil & Gas industrie
3) Je bent goed bekend met IT software (Microsoft en Internet)
4) Je bent klantgericht en beschikt over goede contactuele eigenschappen
5) Je beheerst de Nederlandse taal uitstekend (schrijven en spreken)
6) Je spreekt vloeiend Engels
7) Je bent bereid om minimaal 1 jaar in Zuid-Afrika te wonen

Uitdagingen:
1) Het nemen van de volledige eindverantwoording van de klant, zelfs wanneer de oplossing niet binnen je eigen mogelijkheden ligt
2) Het fungeren als visite kaartje voor het bedrijf ook wanneer aan de klanten wensen niet kan worden voldaan

Arbeidsvoorwaarden:
1) Een professionele werkomgeving bij een gerenommeerd bedrijf
2) Een uitgebreid trainingsprogramma
3) Werkvergunning wordt geregeld en betaald (R1 350 visum aanvraag wordt je teruggegeven op tonen van het bonnetje)
4) Markt conform salaris R17 400 per maand + 50% maandsalaris onboarding bonus op eerste betaling
5) Retourticket en accommodatie op eigen kosten
6) Je krijgt een Nederlandse buddy toegewezen die al in Kaapstad werkt
7) Vaste startdatum 01 September 2016, je krijgt een jaarcontract

Bij het solliciteren voeg ook ten minste één geschreven referentie toe. Deze hebben we nodig om je te kunnen voorstellen bij de werkgever.

Expiring: Jul 08, 2016
Chief Operations Officer , West Africa

Our client in West Africa is looking for a Chief Operations Officer.
Reporting to the Managing Director / CEO, the Chief Operations Officer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a terminal operational strategy that ensures a safe working environment, meets agreed service levels and is cost-efficient. The Chief Operations Officer is a member of the terminal senior management team and has a direct influence on the further growth and development of the terminal. He/ She oversee the operations of the organisation with a goal to meeting business goals and projections. The COO is expected to provide measurable input to the terminals business strategy within the limits of the role.

The position is responsible for:
• Setting and delivering the main operational initiatives which are within the strategy of the terminal.
• Establishing and implementing current and long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies of port operations and expansions.
• Providing leadership and direction for the Port/Terminal operations and taking responsibility for effective management and safety of all operations staff.
• Improving the quality of existing operational processes and methods on an ongoing basis, by providing input for effective local strategies for operating at optimal levels.
• Ensuring operational processes comply with HSSE policies & procedures.
• Playing a leading role in selection, negotiation and finalization of agreements with suppliers & customers including execution and maintenance of SLA’s.
• Liaising with customs agents, trucking companies, customs, port authorities, etc. to ensure that their requirements are met.
• Setting and achieving the budget for the reporting functions.
• Ensuring that the terminal adheres to the company’s Global standards on process and people development.
• Motivating, coaching and instructing all operational team members. Structuring tasks and goals, establishing efficient courses of action, setting priorities, organising information, efficiently, planning and executing daily tasks.
• Supporting programs and initiatives that emphasise incremental improvement in work process and outputs over an open-ended period of time.
• Liaising with labor unions and on behalf of the company taking part in long-term contract negotiations with labor unions. Ensuring industrial harmony with the workforce.
• Measuring and reporting on operational performance and developing plans to improve relevant key performance indicators

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Minimum university degree in logistics, maritime and port, or process/industrial engineering.
• Completed post-graduate studies in Port and/or Terminal Management, or related business studies is desirable.
• Minimum 7-year experience in operations management roles in the port and maritime industry, manufacturing, aviation or similar.
• Solid understanding of the container shipping industry end-to-end and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
• Experience in cost and productivity optimisation through process optimisation, as well as design and implementation of new operation procedures.
• Extensive understanding of modern terminal operations and terminal management systems.
• Extensive knowledge of Terminal Operating Systems
• Fluent in English and preferably also in the local language
• Experience in finance related matters, setting budgets and reporting against financial objectives.
• Ability to meet objectives while promoting a team environment and developing people.

Critical Knowledge
• Lean knowledge and leadership
• Build Effective Teams
• Problem Solver mindset
• Effective Negotiation Skills
• Conflict Management
• Effective Communication Skills
• Collaboration
• Customer Centricity
• Agility

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and also encourages women to apply for this role.

If you are interested in this position, please apply above or below.

Expiring: Feb 25, 2020
General Manager – LEAFS from Kenya , Kenya

Superfood, super healthy.

Moringa is the new superfood, but at LEAFS they take it a step further. They want to make a difference through impact. With their choices and targets they make impact through every Moringa seed sown. From production to distribution; from their fields in Kwale Country to the worldwide moringa market. Every step in the supply chain is managed by LEAFS.

LEAFS is a trustworthy partner for reliable supply of organically certified Moringa, dry powder and tea leaves. They are currently looking for a General Manager to join their team.

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about combining organic plant growing and processing experience with a passion for people management.

Contributing to the success, means jointly creating employment opportunities supporting over thousands of families so far. LEAFS contributes to regional business and economic growth and helps overcome some of the most severe problems in the developing world like malnutrition, deforestation, impure water, and poverty.

As the General Manager you will be responsible for the efficiency and growth of the production plant. The production started from the first 100 acres of trees planted in beginning of the year, resulted in 2 million trees so far. The first harvest and processing is planned Q4 2021.

Responsibilities & Duties:
• P&L responsible for the daughter company in Kenya.
• Responsible for leading the management team, coach and set the example.
• Focus on professionalizing working processes, SOP’s and increase efficiency and productivity.
• Implement continuous improvement as way of working
• Ensure compliancy with company policies and make sure safety procedures are in place.
• Managing by walking around, checking on processes and progress
• Verify quality of product, and partner with QA to ensure all areas are in compliance with production and safety processes
• Provide management reporting towards directors in The Netherlands

Requirements:
• Minimum bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business or related
• Minimum of 5 yrs. management experience and a proven track record with (organic) crop production and / or processing
• Good people management skills with the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
• Ability to contribute ideas on how to expand and diversify the operation
• Excellent communication skills in both local and international stakeholder management
• Entrepreneurial mindset, passion for growth
• Multi-task oriented and very well organized
• Hands-on mentality, not afraid of decision making
• Africa experience is a must
• Willing to relocate to Diani Beach area

Do you want to contribute to a healthy, strong and sustainable world through LEAFS? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page!

Expiring: Nov 17, 2021
Chief Operating Officer in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Our client is company that builds sustainable food supply chains, by investing in local processing and supporting producers and farmers with their know-how in quality, organic production, certification and logistics. For their processing facility they are seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee the production for A to Z.
As the COO you will be part of the Executive Management team. You will directly report to the CEO and work together with the CFO and the Head of Agronomy & Sourcing. Together you will form the Executive Management of the company who is working in a highly hands-on environment.
In your role as COO you are responsible for the products from the arrival of the raw materials at the factory door to the export of the end-product. You are overseeing the cashew processing, dried mango production and the dried mango quality control. You assure that production and export planning are in line with customer expectations. In addition to that, you are responsible for the maintenance team which makes sure that machines and infrastructure are in efficient condition.
You make sure you achieve the goals and KPIs through thorough analysis, planning, and organization as well as through the development of good inter-personal relations, fact-based decision making and continuous improvement.
Responsibilities
• Production & Export planning & production data evaluation
• Realize the processing of raw cashew nuts and mango by managing productivity of staff
• Realize cost per kg targets and drive continuous improvement
• Ensure the achievement of quantity and quality targets of the plant
• Oversee food safety, certification (BRC) and safety at work
• Maintain and improve production standards in compliance with organic certification
• Continuous improvement of standard work and operating procedures, food safety and quality manual
• Make sure the full complement of processing staff is skilled, trained, and motivated
• Maintenance of machines and infrastructure
• Manage import & export logistics
• Manage relations and evaluate efficiency of external service providers
• Manage general resources and consumables
• Efficient stock management

Competencies for this position
• High managerial & organizational skills and the ability to develop people
• High interpersonal skills and strong communication skills
• Integrity & transparency
• Efficiency, planning, analytical & problem-solving skills
• Attention to detail, persistence
• Creative/innovative, “think out of the box”, hands-on, high standards, enthusiasm
• Participative leadership

Education and experience
Must haves
• Master in Engineering, Food Processing or Business or Economics
• 5-10 years’ experience in an industrial/technical environment, agro-industry and/or agro-processing
• Experience in a purchasing and logistics environment in an agricultural environment
• Ability to work in multi-cultural environment (experience in West Africa is a plus)
• Strong Excel skills and ideally experience with stock management (systems)
• Excellent verbal and written skills in both English and French

Nice to haves

• Familiarity with food safety systems like HACCP and BRC
• Familiarity with lean manufacturing and lean tools
• Experience with technical installations in agribusiness: boiler and steam systems, compressed air systems, mechanical engineering
• QHSE skills
• Having worked in an international environment or company

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Operating Officer in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 01, 2021
Sales Representative in DR Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Our client active in the Food and Beverage sector is looking for a Sales Representative in order to strengthen their MEA (Middle East & Africa) sales team. The candidate should preferably be based in the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, since there is a growing market which is crucial for our client’s export strategy based on a sustainable business philosophy.

The Sales Representative will be responsible for generating sales volumes by developing partnerships and building strong brand awareness.
Requested are also very good competences in brand management, investments and (data) analytics.

What is the challenge?
• The Sales Representative will lead and influence the sales growth plan for a number of countries in Central Africa and will contribute to put in place the company’s value management and brand marketing programs with the client’s partners and marketeers. The SP will do so by evaluating new routes into the market and finding new ones to grow the company’s portfolio. Besides, the SP will be responsible for the training of the company’s partners in order to align with them about the plans to be implemented in the respective countries.
• The SP will be reporting to the Senior Sales Manager for Southern and Central Africa.

Must-haves:
- The candidate must be living in Central Africa (preferably DRC) or is willing to relocate and must have experience in sales and/or business development in the region, although the candidate is expected to travel 30% of the time into neighboring countries.
- The candidate should hold a commercial Bachelor or, ideally, a master’s degree plus 3 – 5 years of experience in an international sales role, preferably in the FMCG.

Additional requirements
- The SR should have good financial acumen and strong marketing experience with a proven ability to build trustworthy relationships, influence people through open and relevant communication and work independently.
- Fluent in French and English; fluency in a local language is an added value.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a fast-growing and dynamic company and would like to become a Sales Representative in DR Congo, please apply at the top or bottom of our page (we kindly ask you to send your application in ENGLISH).

Expiring: Nov 26, 2021