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Field Operations Coordinator in Kenya , Kenya

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. By combining high-scale operations with digital intelligence, we are currently planting commercial-grade forests at a rate of over 1 million trees with 5,000+ new farmers per year, making us Kenya’s largest industrial tree planter. We hold the only sustainable blueprint for meeting Africa’s $30B wood supply crisis - by leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access nearly limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations.

We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including The Climate Policy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Forbes, and Novastar Ventures.

About the Team
Field Operations is at the center of operations at Komaza. In order to plant tree farms with thousands of new farmers every year, we rely on the Field Extension Network team to work closely with the farmer communities in Kilifi, Kwale and Nyandarua. Our decisions are driven by data and technology in planning and executing our day-to-day work life. Field Operations is responsible for the planning, coordinating and timely implementation of our innovative micro-forestry model to create income for our farmers by growing trees more cost-efficiently. We enroll farmers; support them through land preparation; distribute inputs and seedlings; plant trees; ensure post-planting care and long-term maintenance.

About the Role
Our Kilifi office has an opening for a Field Operations Coordinator whose role will be to organize and oversee activities to successfully deliver the core purpose of Field Operations through the field teams in Kilifi. We’re looking for a people and program manager who can work with various systems and field technologies to support execution of Field Operations projects. The role is both office and field based - you will travel to the field regularly to build and nurture the relationship with the field teams, and support in execution of the day to day activities. You’ll work intently to promote the field teams performance through actionable plans, timely feedback and collaborative efforts in operations.

What You Will Do
- Coordinate and manage the field teams for successful execution of every phase of field operations e.g. running weekly meetings, one on one sessions and town halls with the field teams.
- Conduct regular field visits to research and identify operational solutions to improving field teams productivity and reviewing the implemented plans.
- Conduct regular “problem and solution sessions” to address the field challenges and promote accountability amongst the teams to maintain service delivery through the outcomes set.
- Train and upskill your field teams to develop their skills, knowledge and intuition to succeed in their roles and foster professional development.
- Foster a positive, motivated team culture, supporting key field operation drives and ensure they align with the Komaza values.
- Oversee and ensure data integrity in collection, validation, quality control, analysis and compilation of reports for the Kilifi region.
- Collaborate with the design team through offering specific actionable feedback to assist in creating content materials for the field teams.
- Maintain and nurture the local administration and community leaders and groups through positive relationships to ensure mutual responsibility in community engagements

What You Have
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
- At least 5 years of work experience in managing field teams (remote or office based)
- Experience with working with field technologies e.g. SurveyCTO or ODK
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly scaling operations
- Proficiency in Google Suite or Microsoft Suite
- Ability to ride a motorbike will be an added advantage

You’re Also
- Good organisational, critical thinking, and communications skills
- Driven or interested in working and engaging with rural communities
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems
- Self-directed and intellectually curious; you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement

Great vision without great people is irrelevant, Jim Collins wisely stated. If you share Komaza’s vision and want to help make it a reality, apply today! You’ll get a chance to work at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. We offer a competitive remuneration package and an opportunity to further your career.

Komaza Forestry is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Are you interested in becoming a Field Operations Coordinator in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Aug 14, 2020
HR BUSINESS PARTNER IN GHANA , Ghana

Milani Planet is a leading, independent, Swiss family-owned group of companies existing since 1993 that produces high quality agricultural products and has control over the value chain from cultivation to retailing abroad. Our focus is on market expansion, sustainability, health and safety and innovation.

Milani Planet invites applications from resilient, creative, and great team players to fill the following position for our Ghana Plantation:
HR BUSINESS PARTNER

The HR Business Partner

Job Summary
The HR Business Partner Position (HRBP) is responsible for managing the company’s overall HR efficiently for the benefit of the employee and the company (win-win). This includes but not limited to Planning Staffing needs, recruitments, training, talent management, evaluation, compensation and benefits and separations.
The HRBP is the leading communicator among management, entire staff and to parties outside the company in HR matters.

Main Responsibilities
• Implement a functional HR Structure and processes.
• Manage change
• Consult with line managers and provide HR guidance where appropriate.
• Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
• Assist Managers with personnel issues and administration of personnel policies.
• Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
• Plan the company agenda, scheduling, and promote Company events, including meetings, conferences, interviews, orientations, and training sessions.

Profile
• Driven by a strong desire to do an excellent job with high standards of loyalty and integrity
• Strong HR Management skills (Strategic thinking, professional and practical HR lead)
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• 5 -10 years’ work experience in industry is desirable
• Quick comprehension, initiative, creativity
• Interest and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
• Highly disciplined, loyal and able to maintain confidentiality.

Are you interested in becoming an HR Business Partner in Ghana? 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.

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Expiring: May 21, 2020
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER IN GHANA , Ghana

Milani Planet is a leading, independent, Swiss family-owned group of companies existing since 1993 that produces high quality agricultural products and has control over the value chain from cultivation to retailing abroad. Our focus is on market expansion, sustainability, health and safety and innovation.

Milani Planet invites applications from resilient, creative, and great team players to fill the following position for our Ghana Plantation:
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

The Administration Manager

Job Summary
The Administration Manager provides leadership for the entire Administrative Department and overseas all administrative duties of the company. This includes but not limited to budgeting, cost control and efficient management of staff and customer service. The Administration Manager is also responsible for quarterly FZB report for stock and inventory control management and local purchases in liaison with Chief Security Officer.

Main Responsibilities
• Lead and supervise the day to day operations of the administrative department of the plantation.
• Handle all administrative duties to guarantee a smooth, efficient and safe operation.
• Streamline processes to develop, review, and improve administration systems, policies.
• Ensure the company is in compliance with all operational and country rules and regulations.
• Be guided by the company’s ethics, values and culture.
• Oversee projects and track progress towards company goals.
• Manage all Company Imports from ports to company warehouse in an efficient way
• Ensure save stock keeping and adequate stock levels
• Develop and assist GM and the entire management in an efficient and timely reporting system up to MD
• Maintain good contacts with all governmental agencies
• Insure a high safety and security to all company staff and company properties, values and belongings in liaison with the Chief security officer
• In charge for land property management, including negotiation with Chiefs, Royalties and Rentals.
• Ensure health and safety of our staff

Profile
• Seniority by your personality; Driven by a sound mix of ambition-loyalty-do the right thing
• Highly disciplined and able to maintain confidentiality
• Strong Managerial skills /higher educational degree
• Readiness to be a leader and assume responsibility
• Good communication and organizational skills and an excellent negotiator.
• Good working knowledge of office procedures and office management.
• Previous experience in a similar industry is desirable, ideally with know-how on European trading standards and European culture and values
• Good computer skills
• Ability to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.

Are you interested in becoming an Administration Manager in Ghana? 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.

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Expiring: May 21, 2020
INTERVENTION MANAGER IN BENIN , Benin

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous mettons en œuvre la politique belge en matière de développement international.
Avec 14 bureaux de représentation dans le monde, 1500 employés et un portefeuille annuel d’environ 220 millions d’euros, nous construisons un monde durable où les femmes et les hommes vivent dans un État de droit et ont la liberté de prendre le contrôle de leur propre vie.

Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Dans le cadre du développement de ses activités, Enabel recherche un (h/f) :

Intervention Manager – Renforcement institutionnel dans le secteur agricole (h/f)
BENIN

Durée du contrat : 54 mois
Lieu d’affectation : Bohicon (nombreux déplacements à l’intérieur du pays à prévoir)
Date probable d’entrée en fonction : 1 juillet 2018
Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 1 (B476) – Intervention Manager c’est-à-dire entre 5.854,79 euros et 8.289,03 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.

Contexte
Enabel est actif depuis près de 20 années au Bénin, notamment dans les secteurs de la santé et de l’agriculture.
Le projet « Appui au renforcement des institutions dans le secteur agricole au Bénin (ARISA-B)» fait partie et contribue à l’atteinte des résultats du Programme d’Appui au Développement Durable du Secteur Agricole (PADDSA), financé par l’Union européenne (11° FED).

Les principes de mise en œuvre peuvent être résumés comme suit :
• L’aide complémentaire accompagne les changements en cours, en consolidant les capacités des institutions en charge de la mise en œuvre des politiques et de la délivrance des services clés en découlant, cela en se fixant des objectifs réalistes;
• Les besoins en renforcement des capacités sont identifiés en perspective de l’organisation institutionnelle du secteur, des objectifs et des résultats attendus de la politique, et des changements impulsés par les réformes en cours;
• L’aide complémentaire est destinée à renforcer la qualité de l’action publique, à renforcer les services fournis par le secteur privé aux exploitations agricoles et aux opérateurs, à soutenir l’émergence d’un secteur privé et professionnel performant, et à consolider le dialogue sectoriel pour créer les conditions d’un réel partage efficace des responsabilités dans l’accompagnement du développement du secteur.
Les acteurs clés du projet seront les Directions Départementales de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage (DDAEP), les Agences de Développement Territoriales Agricole (ATDA), les collectivités territoriales et les acteurs du secteur privé.

La fonction
Le manager de l’intervention est placé sous l´autorité hiérarchique du Représentant Résident d’ENABEL au Bénin et sous l’autorité fonctionnelle du coordinateur du programme sectoriel agricole. Dans le cadre du projet ARISA-B, il devra principalement :
• Assurer la gestion de la programmation opérationnelle et financière dans le but de garantir un démarrage fluide et l’avancée des résultats au sein de l’intervention et d’optimiser la réalisation du programme.
• S’assurer de l’atteinte des résultats fixés, de la cohérence de la stratégie définie, de la mise en place de dialogues avec les différents acteurs et de la prise en compte des thématiques transversales (genre, sécurité alimentaire, climat…)
• Développer des synergies avec les partenaires clés de l’intervention
• Présenter la planification opérationnelle et financière de l’intervention au comité de pilotage (méthodologie, plan opérationnel, indicateurs, rapports d’avancement…)
• Coordonner les activités et s’assurer que les réalisations soient conformes aux engagements et aux procédures
• Etre responsable de la gestion de l’équipe d’intervention : définir les rôles et responsabilités de chacun, encadrer les collaborateurs et définir leurs objectifs, veiller au bon développement de leurs compétences.
• Développer une stratégie de communication de l’intervention et veiller à sa mise en œuvre.

Le profil
Niveau de formation requis
• Graduat ou Master de préférence dans le domaine des sciences économiques, sciences politiques, agronomie
Expérience et aptitudes requises
• Cinq ans d’expériences en matière de gestion de projets de développement.
• Cinq ans d’expérience professionnelle en appui à la mise en œuvre de réformes institutionnelles dans le secteur agricole
• Expérience de mission de long terme (minimum deux ans) en appui pour la mise en œuvre de réformes organisationnelles
• Expérience confirmée en gestion d’équipe, de préférence pluridisciplinaire
• Bonne connaissance des mandats et du fonctionnement des Ministères Techniques en Afrique de l’Ouest et plus spécifiquement des rôles régaliens (planification coordination Suivi/évaluation, régulation) et des missions de services publics.
• Bonnes connaissances des enjeux de la décentralisation en Afrique de l’Ouest et du rôle des collectivités pour la promotion du secteur agricole
• Bonnes connaissances en matière de conception stratégique et d’approches méthodologiques
• Etre structuré, pouvoir hiérarchiser les informations collectées pour délivrer un message clair aux différentes parties prenantes
• Avoir le sens des relations publiques et des aptitudes à la communication et à la recherche de consensus
• Parfaite connaissance de la langue française tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit
• Bonne connaissance des OS et outils courants de traitements d’informations (Word, Excel,…)

Intéressé(e) ? Vous correspondez au profil recherché ?
Postulez au plus tard le 07/06/2018

Are you interested in becoming an Intervention Manager in Benin? 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.

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2018
Commercial Manager , Malawi

Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Support the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa in Lilongwe, Malawi, as a

Commercial Manager in the Trade Facilitation Department

We are looking for you:
The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) needs your expertise to develop its operational business division. ACE was founded 10 years ago with the aim of enabling smallholder farmers and agri-cultural producers in rural areas to participate in the economic development of the country. The Trade Fa-cilitation Department has 30 employees working on warehouse management, logistics, the processing of trading activities and the management of financing facilities, and reports directly to the ACE manage-ment. In this context, it has already been possible to establish services such as the Warehouse Receipt System, ACE Trade Platform and Market Information System . The aim is to continue to develop ACE revenue streams and grow the trade volume currently at about USD 20 million by commercialising the provision of trade and financial services and to make ACE independent of financial resources from de-velopment cooperation.

Your tasks will involve:
• Responsibility for management of the Trade Facilitation Department, including developing a business model and medium-term strategy for the department
• Implementing strategic planning in the department, in particular in the field of trade facilitation, by bringing a commercial angle to a development-oriented organisation
• Improving cooperation within the organisation and building capacity within the department
• Develop trade facilitation and commodity finance management structures and services.

Your profile:
• University degree in business administration or economics with a focus on trade, finance or a compa-rable subject that enables you to perform the tasks
• Several years of experience in international trade, specifically in relation to commodity exchanges and commodity or agricultural trade/finance
• Several years of management experience with power of attorney or proxy
• Experience in organisational development and in the development of service portfolios
• Fluent business English

What we offer:
• A varied and interesting job with a high level of responsibility in an international environment
• The opportunity to work with other organisations in the field of development cooperation
• A preparatory course ahead of your assignment abroad
• A local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend
• Attractive monthly subsidies and social security benefits in addition to your local salary

O n e p e r s o n c a n m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e
Interested?
Please submit your application using our online portal at http://www.cimonline.de. Here you will find more information on what we do and what we have to offer. If you have any questions, you can contact:

Dominik Schell
Tel.: ++49-(0)6196-7935-70
Expiry date: August 26th 2016

Special job

Expiring: Sep 29, 2016
Chief Operating Officer in Kenya , Kenya

Job location: Nairobi preferred. Johannesburg possible.

Chief Operations Officer Job Description
Our client is a fast-growing technology company delivering solutions to agribusinesses in emerging markets.

The COO role requires a dynamic and experienced professional to bring their expertise to the the company's C-Suite. As Chief Operating Officer you will oversee the short-term performance and execution of the commercial strategy of the company, as well as supporting the continuous development of key business units ranging from design to procurement, project management and sales and marketing.

At high level, you will oversee supply chain management, project development and execution, and take full account for budget and commercial performance. You will provide leadership to the operational team, developing and executing on operational controls and management systems, ensure effective internal communications among the global team and network of stakeholders, and work with the C-Suite and Board to develop strategy and ensure operational cost-effectiveness.

This role will offer a competitive remuneration package, management autonomy and opportunities to build and develop a dynamic and growing business in emerging markets.

Key Responsibilities of the Chief Operations Officer:
• Developing, implementing and overseeing the operational budget
• Developing organisational capabilities and improvement of systems and resources for project development and delivery
• Developing, together with staff and C level peers, sales, sourcing and delivery strategies
• Developing operational excellence in the design, management and execution of commercial cold chain projects, including sourcing, incoming and outgoing logistics, sourcing, manufacturing, certification and compliance.
• Developing, together with staff and C level peers, new business lines and service models from concept and testing to productization and scale.
• Developing and ensuring the delivery of after-sales services.
• Ensuring continuous operational performance improvement by managing changes to strategy, structure and resources
• Responsible for supplier selection, acquisition, contracting, and management both for procurement and after sales
• Manages sales, design, procurement, logistics, project management and after sales staff
• Development and oversight of ERP systems, performance monitoring and reporting standards
• Ensuring operational adherence to applicable industry practice and
• Responsible for health and safety within the Company and suppliers’ compliance
• Responsible for product and projects regulatory compliance to standards, norms and practices in the industry

Who You Are
• A strong leader who thrives in a collaborative commercial environment.
• You are analytical and thorough in your approach to problems and opportunities, and instinctively bring structure to complex situations.
• Whatever the task, you constantly strive for excellence.
• You have a proven track record of driving growth and scale in commercial operations in emerging markets.
• You have a degree in business, finance or technology with 10+ years of experience in a senior operations management role, all of which has been gained in the agriculture, cold chain logistics or technology industry.
• You have at least 5 years of experience based in a relevant emerging market, ideally in Africa.
• You have a strong knowledge and understanding of the agri-food industry.
• You are skilled in organisational development, IT systems, personnel management, budget and resource management and strategic planning.
• You have strong business and commercial acumen with track record in dealing with B2B customers and supply chain partners.
• You have strong inter-personal communication skills, public speaking experience and an ability to lead and influence at an executive level.
• Desirable: A Master’s degree in supply chain, finance, business or engineering
• An ability and willingness to travel or relocate as required for the successful execution of the job will be important.

NOTE: Only national and resident candidates will be considered.

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

Expiring: Jun 29, 2020

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