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Executive Vice President Africa & Central America , Africa

EVP Africa & Central America
Drive our growth and lead delivery of our mission in key markets
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The Executive Vice President Africa & Central America (EVP ACA) is part of the top Management with overall responsibility for all operating assets and business development within the regions of Africa and Central America. The EVP ACA shall ensure shareholders secure a long-term return on their investments by reducing the risk associated with hydropower development, acquisitions and operations. Further, the role will promote the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct across all activities are aligned with our Business Principles and Code of Conduct. The position will be seated at SN Power’s hub in Africa, which is yet not established, and extensive travelling is expected for this role.

Key responsibilities and tasks
- Budget and result responsibility
- Evaluation of market opportunities
- Regulatory compliance and risk management
- Project identification, development & investment, and/or acquisition
- Negotiate agreements
- Close approved investments
- Develop relationships with key stakeholders and partners
- Build and develop the capabilities needed in the region

Your qualifications
- A strong academic background (degree level education)
- Leadership experience in comparable developing economies (ideally in Africa)
- Relevant commercial experience at a comparable level
- Ideally energy related and/or infrastructure experience
- Project delivery and asset management experience
- Experience opening new markets in developing countries

What we offer
- Drive investments in the fast-growing renewable energy sector
- Contribute to sustainable development and economic growth in developing countries
- Join a truly international company
- Work for an investment company with more than USD$2B Equity under Management
- A lean and dynamic multicultural working environment

We look forward to hearing from you
In this assignment we cooperate with Mercuri Urval, a leading global Executive Search & Advisory Firm.
For additional information please contact anne-marit@jobnetafrica.com.

About us/the client
SN Power is a growing international renewable energy company with projects and operations in South-East Asia, Africa and Central America. They invest on commercial terms and are committed to social and environmental sustainability throughout their business. SN Power is a long-term industrial investor in the hydropower sector. Their business model is based on active ownership, the transfer of Norwegian Hydropower expertise, and responsible, sustainable development of renewable energy. They emphasize close cooperation with all stakeholders - financial, governmental, industrial and particularly local communities. They maintain high social, environmental and ethical standards in all our activities.

Are you interested in becoming an Executive Vice President Africa & Central America? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 22, 2019
Commercial Recruitment Consultant in CI, KE and NG , Africa

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for Africa? Are you a great networker? Do you love sales and developing business? Do you love traveling and working independently? Are the answersto these questions YES? Then become part of our enthusiastic team of Africa recruitment specialists!

JobnetAfrica is looking for a Commercial Recruitment Consultant to join our pan-African JobnetAfrica team. We recruit, headhunt and offer HR Consultancy services for international companies across a wide range of sectors throughout Africa. Our team members are either based in Africa, or have extensive Africa living and working experience. This makes us the partner of choice for companies looking for talent for their companies in Africa.

As a Commercial Recruitment Consultant, you are responsible for the entire recruitment process from business development and contract negotiation, to interviewing and matching candidates to positions with your clients. To create an active sales pipeline, you analyze the market and determine new opportunities. You actively hunt for new clients and build positive and lasting relationships with them by developing an in-depth understanding of their industry and recruitment needs. You attract candidates by networking, headhunting and through referrals, and guide them through the recruitment process.

The new colleague we are looking for:
 Has a sparkling personality, is a master networker and is passionate about sales
 Has a vast international network in (Insert Country name) and preferably surrounding countries,
 Is an independent worker and is self-driven,
 Has (international) recruitment experience,
 Speaks and writes English (and French fluently for Cote D'Ivoire),
 Currently lives in Abidjan, Nairobi or Lagos

JobnetAfrica offers:
 A strong (recruitment) brand name,
 An extensive pan-African network of clients and candidates (40.000+ international professionals),
 Website and job board,
 Online marketing, social media, newsletters, LinkedIn headhunting techniques,
 Content marketing & blogs,
 Financial and general administration,
 Working from home or on-the-move,
 Part time / flexible working options
 Excellent financial structure (no cure no pay)

JobnetAfrica will give you the opportunity to fully focus on sales / recruitment / headhunting / networking and rapidly build a sustainable income for yourself. You can hit the ground running!

Interested? Hit the link 'Apply' below and come up with a great motivation of why you would like to join the JobnetAfrica lifestyle!

Expiring: Jun 07, 2019
Brewery Director , Africa

UNIBRA is looking for an exceptional Brewery Director to join in East and Central Africa.

INTRODUCTION

Unibra is a Belgian family-owned company founded in 1960 but with artisan-brewer roots and a commitment to flavour and tradition going back to 1829. We are a genuine family business with a long history and proven track record.

Unibra is in two business sectors namely: Beer production and distribution in Africa and Real Estate. The Unibra Pan African Services-UPAS is the Unibra brewery branch in Africa with the exclusive SKOL brand/trademark ownership. We have our own production in Rwanda, license production through Castel in RDC, Guinee, Madagascar and intend to open a brewery in East or Central Africa in the near future.
Let's Talk about the Role
It will entail managing effectively and efficiently day-to-day running of a brewery in an environmentally friendly manner in order to realise the quality, quantity, cost and service objectives of the business. In addition to that the jobholder proposes and implements the upscaling of a brewery to double its capacity.
How You Will Make a Difference
You will work closely with all relevant departments to keep the Brewery agenda as a top priority through:
1. Production of high-quality finished products to meet consumer and customer needs and expectations.
2. Develop the brewery machinery, equipment, and processes to enable future capacity demands.
3. Ensure the brewery has the right qualified personnel with the right organizational structure.
4. Prepare Production Performance, Staff and Financial reports.
5. Contribute to Product Development.
6. Ensure safety and security of lines, plant, equipment, and materials in the location.
Experience
• Experience in managing a factory production environment for more than 5 years of which min 3 years are in Brewery
• Project Management Knowledge
• Understanding of FMCG operations environment

Education
• University degree in Mechanical & electrical Engineering related technologies/technician or Biochemistry brewing.
Age
• Age is not that important although in the mid 40’s and more junior profile with strong potential will not be excluded

Technical skills
• Ability to implement factory CAPEX Projects (new packaging line, brewhouse, wastewater management); sizing up a factory
• Knowledge of product development; Beer & other beverages.

• Ability to develop and communicate well structured proposals, including long term master plan
• Capacity to synthesize and work by priorities

Management skills
• Strategic thinking, master planning and brewery design.
• Brewery Management, planning, daily management & evaluating, KPI’s.
• People Management, communication, and development.
• Financial management, budgeting, Return-on-Investment, and risk assessment.
• Ability to develop and communicate industrial vision, mobilize and motivate local teams to share and adhere to the vision
• Proactive, results oriented and problem solver
• Analytical, sense of detail

Interpersonal skills
• Excellent communicator
• Genuine listener
• Sensitivity to multicultural environments environment particularly in Africa
• Influence and negotiating skills

Personality
• Well organized
• Ability to work with relatively little supervision
• Open minded, quick learner
• Creative and ability to come with proposals / solutions
• Good observer, intellectual curiosity
• High energy level and flexible attitude

Nationality and languages
• Nationality is indifferent
• Proficiency in French and / or English
What's in it For You
We are in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy, and commitment of our people. That's why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical, and financial well-being for all employees. When it comes to benefits, we are the total expat package.
How to apply:
Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), copies of degrees/diplomas/ professional certificates and a copy of the national ID /passport should be submitted via this email: hr@upas.global at the attention of the Chief Executive Officer of UPAS not later than 3rd September 2021.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Expiring: Sep 03, 2021
Project Managers , Africa

Project Managers – Climat et Environnement Burkina Faso/ Mali/ Niger/ Sénégal

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Elle exécute la coopération gouvernementale belge. L’Agence met également en œuvre des actions pour d’autres organisations nationales et internationales. Avec ses partenaires belges et internationaux, Enabel fournit des solutions pour relever des défis mondiaux urgents : le changement climatique et l’environnement, l’urbanisation, la mobilité humaine, la paix et la sécurité, les inégalités sociales et économiques, et la citoyenneté mondiale. Avec 1500 collaborateurs et collaboratrices, Enabel gère quelque 150 projets dans une vingtaine de pays, en Belgique, en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient.

Contexte
Enabel est actuellement en pleine préparation d’un portefeuille thématique climat et environnement. Ce programme d’un budget de 50 M€ se déroulera sur 5 ans (janvier 2022 – décembre 2026) et sera déployé principalement sur 4 pays : Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger et Sénégal.
Le portefeuille vise à renforcer l’autonomie et la résilience des populations locales et doit déboucher sur un programme régional cohérent en matière de climat et d’environnement sur la région du Sahel. Il s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’approche globale développée par la Belgique qui met l’accent sur la stabilisation et le développement.
D’autres projets sous financements extérieurs pourront également compléter cette approche, parallèlement aux programmes bilatéraux en cours dans la région.

L’objectif global du portefeuille est la lutte contre la désertification et la dégradation des terres afin de soutenir le développement socio-économique et la résilience face aux changements climatiques, des populations les plus vulnérables du Sahel.

Dans ce cadre, nous recherchons plusieurs Project Managers en charge de piloter des projets visant à appuyer la mise en œuvre des composantes nationales du portefeuille climat et environnement. Une étroite synergie et complémentarité sera recherchée entre les 4 pays concernés.

Description de la fonction
Le Project Manager joue un rôle de coordination et de gestion dans la mise en œuvre des différents projets. Il/elle intègre l’équipe de la Représentation d’Enabel et est responsable de la gestion du projet, en étroite relation avec le partenaire local et les experts locaux et internationaux. Ses responsabilités principales sont les suivantes :

• En tant que project manager : veiller à l’intégration de l’ensemble des domaines de gestion du projet (contenu/scope, planning, budget, qualité, etc.) afin de garantir le démarrage, l’avancement et les résultats du projet et sa contribution aux résultats de développement ;
• En tant que coordinateur des activités : coordonner les activités et assurer leur réalisation, conformément aux accords convenus et aux procédures définies afin de réaliser les objectifs du projet ;
• En tant qu’expert : contribuer à la mise en œuvre du projet et apporter votre expertise afin de garantir l’atteinte des objectifs ;
• En tant qu’appui au changement : appuyer les personnes identifiées pour diriger le processus de changement et contribuer au renforcement des capacités des structures partenaires afin de contribuer à l’amélioration de leur organisation, de leurs processus et systèmes ainsi que des compétences de leur personnel ;
• En tant que gestionnaire de connaissances : coordonner le processus d’apprentissage sur la manière dont un projet contribue au développement d’un (sous-)secteur afin d’assurer la diffusion des connaissances et/ou des résultats générés à travers ce processus ;
• En tant que people manager : diriger l’équipe placée sous sa responsabilité hiérarchique afin de disposer de personnel qualifié et motivé ;
• En tant qu’expert monitoring & évaluation : assurer que les projets disposent de et utilisent des informations pertinentes sur les résultats pour la prise de décision, l’apprentissage et pour rendre des comptes sur les résultats atteints, ainsi qu’assurer le suivi de la performance des projets afin de garantir une bonne gestion.

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis
• Vous avez un Master dans un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : bioingénieur, forestier, géographe, hydrologue ou orientation similaire pertinente pour la fonction.

Expériences requises
• Vous pouvez démontrer 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le pilotage de projets en lien avec la problématique du climat et de l’environnement : restauration des terres dégradées, agriculture résiliente face au climat, pastoralisme durable, gestion des écosystèmes, aménagement des territoires et plans de développement, gestion intégrée des ressources en eau, ingénierie sociale pour les infrastructures rurales ;
• Vous avez acquis au moins 2 ans d’expérience pertinente de terrain dans des projets d’aide au développement dans ces thématiques ;
• Vous avez au moins une expérience de travail pertinente en dehors de votre pays d’origine ;
• Vous avez une expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe ;
• Une connaissance des contextes du Sahel, dont le Burkina Faso, le Sénégal, le Mali, le Niger, constitue un atout.

Connaissances et compétences requises
• Bonne compréhension globale des secteurs de la lutte contre la désertification; l’agriculture, le pastoralisme sahélien ; l’eau (dont la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau); de l’approche territoriale intégrée; de l’accompagnement , l’information, la participation et la consultation des populations et parties prenantes, le bois-énergie et la gestion d’outils d’information géographique, de cartographies, d’approche territoriale intégrée et d’approches innovantes dans certaines des thématiques précitées ;
• Connaissance et expérience des méthodologies de gestion de projet, de monitoring et évaluation ; d’accompagnement des processus de changement ; de gestion des connaissances et capitalisation ;
• Capacité à travailler en toute autonomie, à gérer et à mener à bien de multiples projets/tâches en simultané et à respecter les délais ;
• Capacité à travailler dans des zones de conflits et à développer des mesures appropriées de gestion de la sécurité ;
• Qualités dans la gestion des relations interpersonnelles, des ressources humaines et des partenariats ;
• Vous parlez et écrivez couramment en français ou en néerlandais. Compte tenu de la langue de travail du Burkina Faso/Sénégal/Mali/Niger et du contexte international dans lequel vous travaillerez, une excellente connaissance du français et de l’anglais est exigée.

Vous vous engagez à respecter la vision, la mission et les valeurs d’Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/vision-mission-valeurs-de-enabel).


Nous vous offrons
• Une fonction passionnante dans un environnement international.
• Un contrat de 60 mois avec une date de démarrage en novembre 2021.
• Vous êtes engagé au sein d’Enabel dans la fonction "Intervention Manager". Le package salarial de cette fonction correspond à notre barème (classe 6) et comprend le salaire mensuel brut, ainsi que des avantages liés à votre statut d’expatrié au sein d’Enabel tels qu'une indemnité d'éloignement, d'affectation, de pénibilité, 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 accompagnants (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, etc.
• En cas d’expatriation sans les membres de la famille (personnes à charge), jusqu’à 6 billets d’avion aller-retour supplémentaires par an vers le pays d’origine ou toute autre destination (plafonnés suivant le règlement d’Enabel).
Les différents montants varient en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction et la composition familiale.

Cette publication peut donner lieu à la constitution d’une réserve de recrutement pour une durée de 3 ans pour toute fonction similaire.

Nos postes vacants sont ouverts à toute personne qui remplit les conditions décrites dans les offres d’emploi. Enabel s’engage en faveur de l’égalité des chances et de la diversité au sein de son personnel. Nous ne faisons pas de discrimination fondée sur le genre, l’origine, l’âge, la religion, l’orientation sexuelle, le handicap ou tout autre facteur que les compétences.

Intéressé.e?
Postulez, au plus tard le 27/06/2021, et joignez votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation.

Seules les candidatures introduites via le lien ci-dessus seront prises en considération.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in Senegal, Mali, Niger or Burkina Faso? 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: Jun 27, 2021
Remote Mobile Software Developer/Engineer , Africa

- Do you love learning new technologies and working with a modern tech stack?
- Do you like coding for long stretches of time without interruption?
- Do you thrive in a high-stress environment filled with political infighting, bureaucracy, and corporate nonsense?

If so, then we are the place for you, except you might hate how nice of a company we have - filled with happy, generally competent people that don’t put up with jerks. Frankly, it makes me sick how nice everyone is.

We are remote full time, have very flexible hours, people are judged by their output, not by how much they suck up to the boss, and turnover is super low because the company believes that happy employees = happy customers = happy bank account. Simply disgusting, if you ask me.

------PLEASE don’t apply through this website’s form. See the link near the end of the job post. Otherwise, we won’t see your response. Thank you!------


--Is this a real job ad?--
Yup! Amazingly enough, we actually paid money to post this on a bunch of different job sites. And it’s not even a pyramid scheme! Plus, get this: the owner just started paying our 30+ employees with money instead of Pizza Hut coupons - we’re big time, people.

Our careers page is actually worth checking out to learn more about how insane we are:

http://www.jlstradingco.com/careers/

--What do you guys do?--
We are an $11 million E-Commerce company who is developing ERP software for in-house use that we are committed to launching as a B2B SaaS product. The way we handle inventory and Product Management is (in our humble opinion) really damned good and we’re gonna blow the competition out of the water.

On the ecom side, we have 1,500+ consumer product SKUs including things like this:

Bad Parking Cards (http://amzn.com/B01HLGZRCQ)
Cable Tie Mounts (http://amzn.com/B06XNBS6TG)
K2-D3 Capsules (http://amzn.com/B07C451MZ9)

--What is your company like?--
1. Full Time Remote/Flexible Hours. You will be working from home in your pajamas, on your schedule. And we don’t care if you work 10 hour days 4 days a week or want to catch up on the weekend. So long as you put your hours in and get your work done, we’re happy.

2. Complete Work/Life Balance. If you’re routinely working more than 45ish hours, you’re gonna get a friendly talking-to. We want you to be operating at 100% capacity, which means that you need to rest.

3. You Can Be Yourself. You don’t have to put on a fake, professional face. You can just be yourself. You can talk smack to the CEO, and no one will think anything of it.

4. We Are Committed to Good Development Principles. We strongly believe in clean and maintainable code. We encourage good testing practices and have a well-functioning CI/CD pipeline . Code reviews are also a regular part of our workflow. If you like the Joel Test (you should), you’ll like it here.

5. Strongly Anti-BS. Anybody in the company can (and is expected to) tell the CEO when he is wrong. There are no bureaucratic or BS rules getting in the way of getting work done.

6. No Micro-Management. Once you’re trained and have demonstrated you know your stuff, we are pretty hands-off. In fact, if you need external management to stay on-task and motivated, we probably aren’t the place for you.

7. Supportive Environment. We don’t operate via intense stress or unreasonable top-down deadlines. Everyone wants you to be successful – internal politics are at a minimum here.

8. No Toxic People Allowed. We try very hard to screen out mean people before they get in, but in case they slip through, we fire them quickly. Imagine never having to interact with toxic people at work - how nice would that be?

9. We’ll Invest in Your Training. We want you and everyone to get better constantly. You’ll be learning new things all the time, and are strongly encouraged to invest time every day to learn new things, improve your system/work process, and just generally try to make your life easier.

10. Four Weeks Vacation. We 100% want you to recharge, so having plenty of time off is absolutely worth it.

--What are your company’s values?--
See here: http://www.jlstradingco.com/careers/

Yes, those are legitimately our values. The careers page is definitely worth checking out - it’s not just normal corporate BS. We promise you’ll learn a lot about us.

--What will I actually be doing?--
Super short version:

Helping build really mobile apps (with our webapp) so that people other people’s lives are easier.

Here is a bulleted list of responsibilities:

- Design wireframes and prototypes using a tool like Figma or Adobe XD
- Build highly performant mobile apps in React Native
- Write code snippets in native ios/android when the need arises
- Write unit tests
- Perform code reviews
- Assist in several Documentation and Quality Assurance tasks
- Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.

Like everyone else in the company, you will also need to innovate regularly - which means figuring out ways to improve quality and production speed.

It is challenging, but fun work that’s going to require a lot of time and task management, problem-solving, and a reasonable amount of people skills.

--Can you tell me more about the ERP?--
Managing 1,500 SKUs, all of which require manufacturing, with many dependencies, random vendor lead times, multiple warehouse requirements, and highly variable sales rates = a fun optimization problem! We are aiming to make it super easy for E-Commerce companies to stop stocking out, stop wasting cash on dead inventory, and to make more money because they have the business intelligence to make the right decisions.

--Are you funded?---
We’ve been growing our E-Commerce since 2014 and are entirely self-funded. We are plenty profitable, have lots of cash, and are not beholden to investors. We are investing heavily into this product and are committed to seeing the project through.

--Does management understand software development?---
They really do. This is a “it’s done when it’s ready” kind of place. You will not be forced to push ugly code just to meet an arbitrary deadline. The CEO has taken every delay in stride and hasn’t applied false pressure to ship something. No BS - if you like developing and shipping quality products, this is a great place to be.

--How much development experience do I need?--
While we do not demand a set number of years of experience, this is definitely a role where you need to come in with good knowledge of full-stack web development. However, we will absolutely support you by paying for courses and whatever else you think you need to improve.

--Do I need a college degree?--
You just need to be awesome, though a college degree can sometimes help demonstrate that to us.

--Is there a team in-place?--
We have a small team of full time developers based in Ghana at the moment. They are really good. Like, really good. And also really nice. You are basically guaranteed to really like working with them. They won’t allow any dummies/slackers on the team, so you won’t have to worry about working with losers.

The team lead is a former university professor with a ton of industry experience. He’s worked on many huge and complex projects and has been coding since when developers loved Windows 98. You’ll certainly be in good company.

--What tech stack do you use exactly?--
We use Typescript, Python, React, Node, React Native, GCP, AWS, Redis, MySQL, Circle CI, GraphQL and MongoDB.

--Do I need to know the entire stack?--
Of course not! We still have no idea why some people even expect that. You should know React and Node pretty damn well. Beyond that, as long as you are willing to learn, you should be fine. Problem solving ability >>>>> specific stack knowledge.


--This sounds pretty good, though I’m still skeptical that this isn’t a pyramid scheme.--
You and the IRS both!

--That doesn’t resolve any of my fears, but what do I need to do to apply?--
Please complete the following application:

https://jlstradingco.applytojob.com/apply/IW88uBM3YP/Mobile-Software-DeveloperEngineer-At-Fun-EcomSaaS-Co-Remote-Flexible-Hours

We promise to respond within 5-10 business days even if our answer is No.

There will be multiple steps in this process, FYI, including a written application, interviews with potentially a few different people, and work tests including a paid one. Hiring the right people is really hard and very expensive if we do it poorly, so we have to front-load the process. I'm sorry about that and thank you for sticking with us.

Once you’re in our pipeline though, I would anticipate giving you a final answer within a few weeks, depending on how it goes. We definitely don’t want to string you along, and as long as you do what we ask, we promise to tell you “yes” or “no”, and to not just ghost you (like everybody I match with on Tinder).

Thank you for your time and interest, and I hope we can work together soon!

----
JLS Trading Co. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, JLS Trading Co. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

JLS Trading Co. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of JLS Trading Co.’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Expiring: Apr 24, 2021
Remote Junior/Mid-Level Software Engineer , Africa

- Do you love learning new technologies and working with a modern tech stack?
- Do you like coding for long stretches of time without interruption?
- Do you thrive in a high-stress environment filled with political infighting, bureaucracy, and corporate nonsense?

If so, then we are the place for you, except you might hate how nice of a company we have - filled with happy, generally competent people that don’t put up with jerks. Frankly, it makes me sick how nice everyone is.

We are remote full time, have very flexible hours, people are judged by their output, not by how much they suck up to the boss, and turnover is super low because the company believes that happy employees = happy customers = happy bank account. Simply disgusting, if you ask me.

--Is this a real job ad?--
Yup! Amazingly enough, we actually paid money to post this on a bunch of different job sites. And it’s not even a pyramid scheme! Plus, get this: the owner just started paying our 30+ employees with money instead of Pizza Hut coupons - we’re big time, people.

Our careers page is actually worth checking out to learn more about how insane we are:

http://www.jlstradingco.com/careers/

--What do you guys do?--
We are an $11 million E-Commerce company who is developing ERP software for in-house use that we are committed to launching as a B2B SaaS product. The way we handle inventory and Product Management is (in our humble opinion) really damned good and we’re gonna blow the competition out of the water.

On the ecom side, we have 1,500+ consumer product SKUs including things like this:

Bad Parking Cards (http://amzn.com/B01HLGZRCQ)
Cable Tie Mounts (http://amzn.com/B06XNBS6TG)
K2-D3 Capsules (http://amzn.com/B07C451MZ9)

--What is your company like?--
1. Full Time Remote/Flexible Hours. You will be working from home in your pajamas, on your schedule. And we don’t care if you work 10 hour days 4 days a week or want to catch up on the weekend. So long as you put your hours in and get your work done, we’re happy.

2. Complete Work/Life Balance. If you’re routinely working more than 45ish hours, you’re gonna get a friendly talking-to. We want you to be operating at 100% capacity, which means that you need to rest.

3. You Can Be Yourself. You don’t have to put on a fake, professional face. You can just be yourself. You can talk smack to the CEO, and no one will think anything of it.

4. We Are Committed to Good Development Principles. We strongly believe in clean and maintainable code. We encourage good testing practices and have a well-functioning CI/CD pipeline . Code reviews are also a regular part of our workflow. If you like the Joel Test (you should), you’ll like it here.

5. Strongly Anti-BS. Anybody in the company can (and is expected to) tell the CEO when he is wrong. There are no bureaucratic or BS rules getting in the way of getting work done.

6. No Micro-Management. Once you’re trained and have demonstrated you know your stuff, we are pretty hands-off. In fact, if you need external management to stay on-task and motivated, we probably aren’t the place for you.

7. Supportive Environment. We don’t operate via intense stress or unreasonable top-down deadlines. Everyone wants you to be successful – internal politics are at a minimum here.

8. No Toxic People Allowed. We try very hard to screen out mean people before they get in, but in case they slip through, we fire them quickly. Imagine never having to interact with toxic people at work - how nice would that be?

9. We’ll Invest in Your Training. We want you and everyone to get better constantly. You’ll be learning new things all the time, and are strongly encouraged to invest time every day to learn new things, improve your system/work process, and just generally try to make your life easier.

10. Four Weeks Vacation. We 100% want you to recharge, so having plenty of time off is absolutely worth it.

--What are your company’s values?--
See here: http://www.jlstradingco.com/careers/

Yes, those are legitimately our values. The careers page is definitely worth checking out - it’s not just normal corporate BS. We promise you’ll learn a lot about us.

--What will I actually be doing?--
Super short version:

Helping build really good tools/webapps so that people other people’s lives are easier.

Here is a bulleted list of responsibilities:

- Build web pages in React, HTML, and CSS
- Build RESTful APIs using Nodejs and MySQL
- Write unit tests
- Perform code reviews
- Assist in several Documentation and Quality Assurance tasks
- Automate specific processes using scripting
- Collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design and launch new features.

Like everyone else in the company, you will also need to innovate regularly - which means figuring out ways to improve quality and production speed.

It is challenging, but fun work that’s going to require a lot of time and task management, problem-solving, and a reasonable amount of people skills.

--Can you tell me more about the ERP?--
Managing 1,500 SKUs, all of which require manufacturing, with many dependencies, random vendor lead times, multiple warehouse requirements, and highly variable sales rates = a fun optimization problem! We are aiming to make it super easy for E-Commerce companies to stop stocking out, stop wasting cash on dead inventory, and to make more money because they have the business intelligence to make the right decisions.

--Are you funded?---
We’ve been growing our E-Commerce since 2014 and are entirely self-funded. We are plenty profitable, have lots of cash, and are not beholden to investors. We are investing heavily into this product and are committed to seeing the project through.

--Does management understand software development?---
They really do. This is a “it’s done when it’s ready” kind of place. You will not be forced to push ugly code just to meet an arbitrary deadline. The CEO has taken every delay in stride and hasn’t applied false pressure to ship something. No BS - if you like developing and shipping quality products, this is a great place to be.

--How much development experience do I need?--
While we do not demand a set number of years of experience, this is definitely a role where you need to come in with good knowledge of full-stack web development. However, we will absolutely support you by paying for courses and whatever else you think you need to improve.

--Do I need a college degree?--
You just need to be awesome, though a college degree can sometimes help demonstrate that to us.

--Is there a team in-place?--
We have a small team of full time developers based in Ghana at the moment. They are really good. Like, really good. And also really nice. You are basically guaranteed to really like working with them. They won’t allow any dummies/slackers on the team, so you won’t have to worry about working with losers.

The team lead is a former university professor with a ton of industry experience. He’s worked on many huge and complex projects and has been coding since when developers loved Windows 98. You’ll certainly be in good company.

--What tech stack do you use exactly?--
We use Typescript, Python, React, Node, React Native, GCP, AWS, Redis, MySQL, Circle CI, GraphQL and MongoDB.

--Do I need to know the entire stack?--
Of course not! We still have no idea why some people even expect that. You should know React and Node pretty damn well. Beyond that, as long as you are willing to learn, you should be fine. Problem solving ability >>>>> specific stack knowledge.


--This sounds pretty good, though I’m still skeptical that this isn’t a pyramid scheme.--
You and the IRS both!

--That doesn’t resolve any of my fears, but what do I need to do to apply?--
Please complete the following application:

https://jlstradingco.applytojob.com/apply/gakupiFkj9/Junior-MidLevel-Software-Developers-At-Fun-Profitable-Ecom-SaaS-Co-FT-Remote

We promise to respond within 5-10 business days even if our answer is No.

There will be multiple steps in this process, FYI, including a written application, interviews with potentially a few different people, and work tests including a paid one. Hiring the right people is really hard and very expensive if we do it poorly, so we have to front-load the process. I'm sorry about that and thank you for sticking with us.

Once you’re in our pipeline though, I would anticipate giving you a final answer within a few weeks, depending on how it goes. We definitely don’t want to string you along, and as long as you do what we ask, we promise to tell you “yes” or “no”, and to not just ghost you (like everybody I match with on Tinder).

Thank you for your time and interest, and I hope we can work together soon!

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JLS Trading Co. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, JLS Trading Co. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

JLS Trading Co. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of JLS Trading Co.’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Expiring: Apr 24, 2021
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.

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 20, 2020
Technical Manager , Africa

Reporting to the COO the Technical Manager provides leadership and direction for the Maintenance and Repair Team, ensuring all equipment and facilities operate at their optimum level of safety, reliability, availability & efficiency.

The Technical Manager is responsible for:

• Compliance with local HSSE policies & procedures, enforcing safe working practices and promoting a safe workplace. Promoting the delivery of continuous improvement and constant drive towards incident free operations. Ensuring the development and adoption of best practices and ways of working developed through controlled management of change. Preserving energy efficiency by using natural resources effectively and efficiently, protecting the natural environment.
• Providing leadership and strategy to Equipment Managers and specialists, and consistently ensuring that service of the highest quality is delivered to customers.
• Defining and tracking global and local KPIs and targets whilst reporting deviations from targets, developing improvement actions where necessary.
• Deploying the machinery, procedures and workforce needed to accomplish the operational plan, working closely with all support functions to ensure stability and high productivity levels, and encouraging the use of new processes, procedures and technology to enhance operational performance and efficiency.
• Developing and managing 5-year M&R business plan for terminal.
• Implementing global maintenance strategies for all terminal and facilities maintenance, considering local legislation and variances.
• Performing medium and long-term planning for asset purchase, refurbishment and disposal to maintain overall asset integrity and ensure achievement of operational targets, considering total cost of ownership.
• Accountable for the integrity of all terminal assets, facilities and infrastructure.
• Ensuring inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.
• Ensuring all operational and technical risks are identified, reviewed and suitable mitigations are put in place.
• Ensuring inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.
• Identifying and managing M&R resource requirements for the next 5 years, aligned with operational and commercial forecasts.
• Efficiently deploying the equipment, procedures and human resources necessary to accomplish local operational plans.
• Building a strong team by attracting and retaining talent through the provision of effective overall management, supervision, coaching, mentoring and support for all direct reports.
• Creating and sustaining an environment that is supportive of learning, training and development, whilst facilitating open dialogue and communications.
• Reinforcing the company culture, values & reputation and ensuring compliance with policies, standards and procedures.
• Supporting Global M&R Operating System and maintaining regular contact with peers.
• Managing local budgets and developing business cases, and technical equipment reports.
• Approving and authorizing local expenditures and developing cost estimations pertaining to technical equipment maintenance and repair.
• Assist the Global Head of M&R to develop and manage the Maintenance & Repair Department budget in accordance with the company’s business strategy.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Minimum university degree in engineering or relevant field.
• Five years’ experience leading maintenance and repair departments.
• Excellent organization skills, including planning, directing and monitoring activities.
• Good problem-solving skills, with an ability to define the problem, identify solutions and select the best solution.
• A “walk the shop floor” approach to problem solving.
• Experience in productivity optimization through process optimization.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to empower others to take action.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the local organization.
• Strong interpersonal skills able to build relationships and manage multiple stakeholders' interests toward a common business benefit.
• Able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the overall effect of decisions taken, both locally and company-wide.
• Able to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to consider complex and ambiguous situations objectively, whilst applying full consideration of causes, implications on business and stakeholders.
• Fluent in English.
• Knowledge of local Safety, Health and Environment workplace regulations.
• Strong knowledge in computer skills and professional programs (i.e.: Microsoft Office, Database, EPR/CMMS systems).
• Knowledge and experience in quality management and customer satisfaction principles.

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: May 08, 2020

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