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Programme Officer (m/f/d) in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

The Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) is a partnership of over 50 institutions of higher education across Africa which have proven leadership in education, training and research in one or more aspects of land governance. NELGA has been established by the African Land Policy Center (ALPC) with support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in collaboration with other partners.

The main objectives of NELGA include:
1. Enhancing training opportunities and curricula on land governance in Africa
2. Promoting demand driven research on land policy issues
3. Connecting scholars and researchers across Africa through academic networks
4. Sourcing/collecting data and information for monitoring and evaluation on land policy reforms

To coordinate its activities and facilitate implementation of the Network in the different African regions, seven NELGA Nodes - regional coordination units - have been established. These are: Northern Africa: Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, (in Morocco); Southern Africa: Namibia University of Science and Technology; Eastern Africa: Ardhi University (based in Tanzania); Anglophone West Africa: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (based in Ghana); Francophone West Africa: Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (in Senegal); Central Africa: Université Yaoundé I, (Cameroon) and the University of Western Cape in South Africa as a technical node.

A secretariat for NELGA is currently being established and will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The NELGA secretariat will serve as the administrative office of NELGA and will be responsible for liaising with the Regional Nodes and acting as the link between the Nodes and other partners. Other functions of the Secretariat will include:

• Enable and enhance communication between partners
• Development and implementation of network structures (decision-making, NELGA membership, governance)
• Organize NELGA Steering Committee Meetings and support implementation of decisions
• Development of a sustainability strategy
• Partnerships and resource mobilisation
• Coordinate joint activities between the Nodes and NELGA institutions (e.g. research, trainings and knowledge exchanges)
• Knowledge management and communication for NELGA, including NELGA virtual platform and website, Data Repository, Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), NELGA Journal)
• Organization and logistics of meetings and events

Responsibilities and Tasks

As Programme Officer you are responsible for the overall coordination of the secretariat’s functions and the liaison with the NELGA implementing and financing partners.

Your specific tasks are:

• Facilitate communication and strengthen synergies between NELGA partners;
• Establish and strengthen partnerships and resource mobilization for NELGA;
• Lead in developing concept notes and proposals for events, policy dialogues and trainings;
• Develop ToR for short-term consultants and MoUs with cooperation partners;
• Establish an overall governance structure and M&E framework for NELGA and support development and review of progress reports from NELGA partners;
• Organize NELGA Steering Committee Meetings and monitor implementation of decisions.

Qualifications

• University degree in agricultural economics, rural development, international relations, political science or related discipline;
• 5-10 years relevant working experience and cooperation experience with international institutions, multilateral or bilateral donors in the field;
• Sound understanding of the basic principles of partnership and resource mobilization;
• Overview of main stakeholders in the area of rural development in developing countries (including donor organizations, the private sector, NGOs);
• Very good communication and networking skills;
• Excellent written and spoken English; competency in French is a strong asset.

Duration
The initial contract duration is two years.

Application procedure

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their CV to HR_African_Union@giz.de by October 27, 2019, clearly indicating the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome job applications from people with disabilities.

Are you interested in becoming a Programme Officer in Ethiopia? 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: Oct 27, 2019
Commercial Director in Ghana , Ghana

Our client is a large commercial farm located in the Northern part of Ghana in the seed business. They are focused on expansion of their work and increasingly building capacity to be among the major seed producers in Ghana.

Job profile
Do you have corporate management experience in the (seed) agribusiness and proven track of record for effective
team management, results-driven leadership and turn a company into a commercial profitable business?

We are searching a dynamic and commercially oriented team leader to join the company in the role of Managing Director for a company in the Northern part of Ghana.

Responsibilities and Duties

I. Strategic Leadership
• Direct the company in keeping with the commercial vision outlined for the company by the Board of Directors.
• Build a strong team of Senior Managers to grow the company, strengthen it and ensure its sustainability and profitability.
• Make high-level decisions about policy and strategy.
• Report to the board of directors and keep them informed.
• Build alliances and partnerships with other organizations.

II. Operations Management
• Develop a profitable seed strategy and oversee its execution including operational cropping plan, budgets, quality ,marketing and sales.
• Act as the primary spokesperson for the company.
• Develop the company’s culture and overall company vision.
• Oversee day-to-day commercial operations of the company.

III. Financial Management
• Work closely with the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) to prepare annual budgets, carry out risk analysis on potential investments, and advise the Board of Directors with regard to investment risk and return
• Oversee the company’s fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing.

IV. Human Resource management
• Strengthen the Human Resources (HR) function regarding hiring practices, payroll, training and benefit disbursement.
• Oversee quality control throughout the company, establishing goals for each department in partnership with the respective managers
• Create an environment that promotes great performance and positive morale.
Qualifications and Skills
• A Master’s Degree in, Commercial Agriculture , Seed , Business Administration, or related subject areas
• At least 5 years of corporate managerial experience in agribusiness
• Experience with corporate governance.
• Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
• Good appreciation of general finance and accounting concepts. Understanding of financial statements is a must.
• Advanced skills in MS Office and accounting software
• Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly
• Leadership skills, including the ability to manage time effectively and handle both internal and external conflicts

African candidates, especially Ghanaians are encouraged to apply.

Expiring: Nov 07, 2019
Innovative Production Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Are you that pioneer who is going to start a new location for our client? Do you see yourself setting up a large, professional farm in close consultation with management in Europe? Where you will work with a team of people every day to produce a quality product? Then you might be the new innovative production Manager we are looking for.

What kind of job is it?
The company we are recruiting for is one the largest breeding and cutting horticultural companies in the world. You will start with a few weeks of training in Europe. This so that you learn what processes the various sites go through and what role the production locations in Africa play in this. With this knowledge you will leave for Kenya. You are going to set up a new location there. You will conduct discussions with local authorities to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You put together a decisive team of production managers and local managers to subsequently realize the correct management of the (production) processes and cultivation technology around the cutting products. Of course you are constantly working on optimizing processes.

What are we looking for?
You are a true pioneer. You want to be challenged to find creative solutions. Flexibility is an important feature of you. You are intensively involved in the cultivation processes of our cutting material. It is nice if you have a college education (horticulture related) or experience in which you can demonstrate this knowledge. And of course you see it as a challenge to get started on a new African farm.

What makes you happy?
An adventurous job where no day is the same. Working in a nice team to deliver a top product together every day gives you energy. Excellent employment conditions and room to develop your talents are self-evident.

Are you interested in becoming an innovative Production Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 07, 2019
Operations Associate 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
After more than a decade of building, Komaza’s Coastal operations are nearing its steady state. We are now ready to expand into new geographies, starting with Central Kenya (Ce-Ke). We see a great opportunity to develop a complementary smallholder forestry business model in Ce-Ke, where forestry has been a business for decades. Specifically, Central Kenya will deviate from the Coastal model in first approaching farmers with a ‘harvest first, then plant’ approach (i.e. brownfield model), allowing us to generate revenue immediately.

The Central Kenya team is currently defining the long term strategy for Central Kenya whilst also kicking off several pilots across the value chain to accelerate learnings and enable fast and profitable growth. The longer term ambition for the Ce-Ke team is to build to a multi-million dollar turnover business unit.

About the Role
The Operations Associate will be part of the Central Kenya expansion team, looking to set up the Komaza business model. This role will be based in Naivasha.

As Operations Associate you will design processes and systems for Central Kenya and support implementation of pilots in Central Kenya. You will be working right from the start in this modified business model to set up the Komaza presence in a new region, with the intention to be operational and productive as a region much faster that what historically has been built and delivered on the Kenya coast region. This role involves both understanding and analyzing the complexity of Central Kenya, designing options for end state operating models for Central Kenya backed by a financial business case to help decision making and justify investment.

This role will focus ensuring Komaza runs a highly efficient and profitable operations in harvesting, processing and planting, unlocking wealth for the farmer and sound forestry development for environmental sustainability.

What You Will Do
- Design operations that are suitable for a decentralized forestry model that meets financial objectives and defined OKR (Outcomes and Key Results) and which can rapidly scaled across multiple geographies
- Finalization design of implementation plan for pilot operations in line with the high level operating model and pilot design for 2019/2020 focusing on Nyandarua County
- Develop operational systems, processes and operating procedures.
- Capture feedback and lessons learned as part of implementation of Pilots and as required refresh and adapt systems, processes and operating procedures to ensure continued successful scaling.
- As required develop training material for team members joining to ensure there is consistent operation across the team, putting right quality and monitoring measures in place

What You Have
- Preferably but not required Master’s degree in a relevant field
- Experience in Project Management and cross-department coordination for concurrent, complex projects
- Strong experience in systems mapping and iterative experimentation
- Experience working with farmers in relevant industry field and rural based models
- Ideally exposure to forestry Harvesting and Processing operations
- Strong organisational, critical thinking, and communication skills with impeccable spoken and written English
- Preferably a great network in Nairobi and Central Kenya
- Experience working with local communities and local governments is advantageous
- Experience collecting and validating field data is advantageous
- Good leadership, teamwork and communication skills
- Experience working in fast-paced, demanding environment of a fast-growth company
- Passion for Komaza’s mission to empower small holder farmers through the rapid scaling of our micro forestry model

You’re Also
- High energy and enthusiasm
- Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
- Willing and eager to learn and master new technical and professional skills
- Comfortable working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing)
- Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
- Proactive at identifying and communicating challenges and proposed solutions to successfully accomplish work
- Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

What’s in it for you?
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! We offer a competitive remuneration package and an opportunity to further your career.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Associate 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: Oct 31, 2019
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

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2018

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