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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.

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Expiring: Mar 05, 2020
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
In-Country Researcher (DRC and/or Mozambique) , Africa

Sonder Design Collective is in search of experienced researchers to collaborate as In-Country Researchers in support of a formative Human-Centered Design (HCD) research initiative into vaccine delivery data collection and usage. We are seeking to partner with one resarcher in the DRC and one researcher in Mozambique.

*Applications for the DRC position must be submitted by February 10, 2020*

Sonder has received a Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is partnering with JSI Research + Training Institute, Inc. to execute an HCD research process in Kenya, the DRC, and Mozambique. The purpose of this work is to uncover immunization data system and data use pain points in these key geographies to inform future solution development.

The In-Country Researchers will support the Vaccine Delivery Data Research Study in the DRC and Mozambique, respectively. They will use the Human-Centered Design approach to conduct qualitative research, synthesize findings, and engage a wide range of stakeholders throughout the duration of the project. The In-Country Researchers will also work closely with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) team members who will be supporting this effort.

Roles and Responsibilities:
- Closely collaborate with the JSI local resource to engage stakeholders in the respective location. Attend and document meetings with these stakeholders.
- Support the development of the Research Plan, Research Tools, and Discussion Guide.
- Work closely with the JSI local resource to support and monitor the recruitment process and field logistics.
- Work together with the Country Lead to lead field work activities, such as facilitating interviews and team debrief sessions in the respective country.
- Support the documentation of research, including filing raw outputs and structured note-taking templates. Coordinate translation work where needed.
- Help facilitate the in-country synthesis and insights generation activities, including frequent team debrief sessions, synthesis work sessions, and post-workshop data processing.
- Help to plan, facilitate, and document the in-country Synthesis Workshop.
- Support the generation of content outputs such as the Initial Insights Report, Archetypes of Data Users, System & Journey Maps, and the Pain-point Prioritization for the respective country.

Requirements:
- Must speak fluent English and French (DRC) or Portuguese (Mozambique)
- Must be based in the DRC or Mozambique, respectively, and have previous, in-depth work experience in the country
- Must have a minimum of 3 years of research experience, preferably in the health sector
- Preferred, demonstrable experience in human-centered design research
- Self-motivated, resourceful, able to adapt and think quickly on their feet
- Curious, comfortable with ambiguity, and able to tame complexity
- Works well with a diverse, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural team
- Good people skills

How to Apply:
- To apply for the position of In-Country Researcher in the DRC or Mozambique, please send an email to jen@sonderdesign.org with “In-Country Researcher” in the subject line and indicate the country for which you are applying
- In the email, please tell us who you are, why you are interested in this opportunity, and what you can contribute to this project.
- Please include your CV and attach/include a link to previous relevant work.

*Applications for the DRC position must be submitted by February 10, 2020*

We look forward to hearing from you!

Are you interested in becoming an In-Country Researcher in DRC or Mozambique? 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: Feb 21, 2020
Security and/or Justice sector expert in Africa , Africa

Security and/or Justice sector expert (m/f) - Various field positions in West, Central... Africa

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.

Background
International assistance increasingly operates in fragile countries and situations where security and rule-of-law issues become more and more important and challenging. Whilst promoting Belgium’s know-how in this area, Enabel has implemented interventions in the Security and Justice sector for many years.

Job description
Enabel is looking for several experts to take on an expert, advisory and management role in the implementation of the interventions of Enabel in the security and justice areas for the Belgian international cooperation in Enabel’s partner countries, primarily in West and Central Africa…

The expert is to join the team at Enabel’s Representation in the country of assignment and to contribute to the management of the intervention in close collaboration with the local partner.

The expert’s principal responsibilities are:
• Contribute to the implementation of the programme/intervention by providing input for planning, execution, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of activities;
• Provide the necessary technical input in one’s area of expertise;
• Organise knowledge building and knowledge management in one’s area of expertise;
• Capacity development of partner entities.

Your profile

Qualifications
• You hold a Master’s degree in one or several of the following areas: social sciences (sociology, criminology...), political sciences, law, population sciences or economic sciences.

Required experience
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in one or several of the following topics related to security and justice: Support to the security and or judicial system, transitional justice, the rule of law, rights-based approach, conflict prevention, support to civil society…;
• Relevant field experience in development assistance projects in these areas is an asset.

Experience and competences required
• Good global understanding of the Security and Justice sectors and of the Security Sector Reform concept;
• Specific proved competence in topics such as community policing or justice, crisis management, judicial investigation…;
• Knowledge of common instruments and methods of development cooperation (Project Cycle Management, logical framework, monitoring and evaluation...) is an asset;
• Ability to work fully autonomously, to manage and complete multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and within deadline;
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in French and/or English (depending on the place of assignment).

We offer you
Upon completion of the selection procedure, you enter our recruitment pool. Next, once a position is opened, we contact you and together we analyse the matching of the position with your profile. Where applicable, we offer you a contract for the term of the project. You will be assigned to the country in which the intervention is based. Interventions may cover several countries. Expert duties generally require field visits to be carried out to the country or region.

Monthly salary package: Category 2 (B417) – Expert, i.e. between 5 102,42 euros and 9 917,57 euros (inclusive gross monthly salary and expat benefits: expat and hardship allowances). The salary depends on relevant experience. The salary will be calculated in function of the number of years of relevant experience.
Furthermore, our expatriate staff members are also offered customary expat benefits such as a (capped) housing allowance, a moving allowance, an installation allowance, a (capped) school allowance for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member.
The amounts disbursed will vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function, the household’s composition and the fiscal situation.
The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

Are you interested in becoming a Security and/or Justice sector expert 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: Sep 27, 2019
Intervention Manager in Africa , Africa

Intervention Manager for the Security and/or Justice sector (m/f) - Various field positions in West, Central... Africa

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.

Background
International assistance increasingly operates in fragile countries and situations where security and rule-of-law issues become more and more important and challenging. Whilst promoting Belgium’s know-how in this area, Enabel has implemented interventions in the Security and Justice sector for many years.

Job description
Enabel is looking for several Intervention Managers to take on a coordinating and management role in the implementation of the interventions of Enabel in the security and justice areas for the Belgian international cooperation in Enabel’s partner countries, primarily in West and Central Africa.

The Intervention Manager is to join the team at Enabel’s Representation in the country of assignment and will be responsible for the management of the intervention in close collaboration with the local partner and possible local or international experts. The Intervention Manager’s principal responsibilities are:
• Coordinate the activities and ensure their execution, in compliance with set arrangements and procedures, in order to ensure optimal implementation at the operational level and in accordance with the set objectives and resources;
• Lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff;
• Propose innovations and contribute to partner entity capacity development in order to foster improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their team’s competences.

Your profile

Qualifications
• You hold a Master’s degree in one or several of the following areas: social sciences (sociology, criminology...), political sciences, law, population sciences or economic sciences, or analogous that are relevant for the job.

Required experience
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in one or several of the following topics related to security and justice: Support to the security and or judicial system, transitional justice, the rule of law, rights-based approach, conflict prevention, support to civil society…;
• Minimum 2 years of relevant field experience in development assistance projects in these areas.

Experience and competences required
• Good global understanding of the Security and Justice sectors and of the Security Sector Reform concept;
• Good understanding of topics such as community policing or justice, crisis management, judicial investigation…;
• Good understanding of capacity development concepts;
• Ability to work fully autonomously, to manage and complete multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and within deadline;
• Skilled in managing interpersonal relations, human resources and partnerships;
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in French and/or English (depending on the place of assignment).

We offer you
Upon completion of the selection procedure, you enter our recruitment pool. Next, once a position is opened, we contact you and together we analyse the matching of the position with your profile. Where applicable, we offer you a contract for the term of the project. You will be assigned to the country in which the intervention is based. Interventions may cover several countries. Expert duties generally require field visits to be carried out to the country or region.

Monthly salary package: Category 1 (B476) – Intervention Manager, i.e. between
5 680,20euros and 10 883,62 euros (inclusive gross monthly salary and expat benefits: expat and hardship allowances). The salary depends on relevant experience.
Furthermore, our expatriate staff members are also offered customary expat benefits such as a (capped) housing allowance, a moving allowance, an installation allowance, a (capped) school allowance for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member.
The amounts disbursed will vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function, the household’s composition and the fiscal situation.

Are you interested in becoming an Intervention Manager 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: Sep 27, 2019
Project Coordinator, Blue Action Fund (BAF) , Africa

Reports to: East Africa, Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Regional Director
Country Program/Sector: Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean
Start date: July 1, 2019 (provisional)
Position Type: Full-time
Application deadline: May 16, 2019
Expected travel: Will travel throughout the region as needed to implement the project activities.

Organization Background:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe.

Western Indian Ocean region:
The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) is a socially and biologically diverse region with a 9,000-kilometre coastline that contains some of the world’s most extensive and most climate resilient coral reefs and mangroves that are critical sources of protein, coastal protection, and income to coastal populations, many of whom are poor and marginalised. Real and significant threats related to overexploitation of fisheries, habitat clearing, and pollution are threatening the integrity of the region’s ecosystems, and their ability to provide goods and services to coastal communities.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has just been awarded a project entitled ‘Creating a network of resilient MPAs in globally significant areas of the Western Indian Ocean’ by the Blue Action Fund (BAF). The expected outcome of the proposed project is that 6040km2 in new, expanded, and existing MPAs and their surrounding sustainable use zones in two climate resilient seascapes of global biodiversity importance are effectively and sustainably managed by NGOs and relevant actors including government, communities and civil society. The project will be implemented in Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania for a period of 4 years by WCS in partnership with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).

Job Summary:
WCS is now seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to lead implementation of the BAF-funded project. Under the supervision of the MWIO Regional Director, the Project Coordinator has the responsibility for the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all activities funded by the BAF. He/she will carry out these responsibilities in close collaboration with the Country Directors and lead marine staff of WCS’s country programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar. The Project Coordinator will be based in one of the three country program offices involved in the project.

Major Responsibilities:
• Updating and finalisation of the 4-year project site document / workplan and budget and development of annual workplans and budgets
• Coordination of implementation of site based activities according to the agreed workplan and budget
• Technical and financial monitoring of project implementation (workplan and pipeline monitoring)
• Coordination of technical reporting for site level activities.
• Leading communications activities related to project.
• Liaison with project donor and partners throughout project implementation.
Tasks
Coordination and supervision of project activities according to the agreed workplan and budget
• Technical and financial planning of activities in collaboration with WCS team members and external partners in line with annual work plans
• Organisation of regular meetings and calls between key WCS team members and partners to discuss project implementation
• Supervision of activities implemented on-site including training and support to staff working on the project and field visits to supervise activities and resolve issues as they arise
• Technical and financial monitoring of implemented activities and adoption of corrective action as needed to ensure adherence to workplan and budget
• Support to logistical arrangements for smooth implementation of activities including mission planning for staff, and organization of visits of partners
• Ensuring compliance with all WCS administrative procedures in the accomplishment of the tasks
Coordination of reporting for project activities
• Coordination and submission of annual technical, financial and impact reporting
• Coordination of quarterly internal technical and financial reviews to measure financial progress and achievement of milestones
• Contribution to communications activities and presentation of site

Minimum Requirements:
• Masters in marine conservation, natural resources management, fisheries, environmental science, or a related field.
• At least 5 years professional experience in the management of complex development projects in developing country context in the marine conservation or natural resources sectors.
• Excellent technical and financial project management skills and experience in managing multi-cultural project teams
• Experience working and living in remote locations in developing countries and ability to deal with basic living conditions
• Good communication, organization and animation skills
• Ability to work in a team and in a multidisciplinary setting
• Ability to travel frequently
• Experience in the Western Indian Ocean will be an advantage
• Excellent communication skills in in English and French; knowledge of Malagasy or Swahili will be an advantage

Application Process:
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org by the May 16, 2019 deadline. Please include “Project Coordinator, Blue Action Fund (BAF)” in the subject line of your email.
In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers

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

Are you interested in becoming a Project Coordinator 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: May 16, 2019

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