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Sr Business Development Manager in South Africa , South Africa

For our client we are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job. We are searching for a Senior Business Development Manager (m/f) Sub-Saharan Africa to manage turn-key projects for modern poultry production, including erection and assembly of the corresponding buildings and systems.

About the job:
Your main challenge will be developing distribution channels and service structures for the different countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. In this role, you will cooperate closely with your colleagues from Sales and Management as well as the relevant customers in the agricultural sector. Your shared goal: creating regional structures that will allow us to place our products successfully on the market in the long term, based on their different types of application for livestock operations.

About you:
You ideally already have some experience in the agricultural sector and on the African continent and have acquired marketing and sales know-how in the past. Your skills and traits include a professional knowledge of MS Office, fluency in English (Portuguese skills are considered an advantage), high willingness to travel, entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivation and a clear focus on the customer.

Accept the challenge and benefit from opportunities for your personal development with a world market leader as well as from the security of a down-to-earth, family-owned company!

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Business Development Manager in South Africa? Apply now through the 'Apply Now' button.

Expiring: Apr 17, 2018
Technical Director in Ivory Coast , Ivory Coast

Our client is pursuing poverty by supplying small holder farmers with agricultural inputs and selling their produce in domestic and export markets. The organisation develops innovative technologies for commercial development of crop processing.

The demand across Africa for cassava products is high and therefore we are currently recruiting a Technical Director for overseeing the first mobile processing site in Ivory Coast.
In this role you will be responsible for first-hand hand knowledge of electrical- and mechanical systems within the (mobile) processing-, drying- and refinery units in order to process fresh cassava on-farm or nearby. You will be overseeing the whole site, responsible for training and supervising the team on site and that all operation is running well.

- Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical system installations and troubleshooting such as machinery, agricultural, construction and industrial machinery but also electrical and electronic equipment and related products.
- Knowledge of PLC and industrial computers used to automate a machine or process
- Ability to lead and manage the full production and manufacturing of the (mobile) factory with regards to the key electrical systems, solvin all technical issues at site, ISO standards and environmental systems.
- Ability and/or experience of working in remote areas, within a multicultural environment preferably in (West) Africa
- Work closely with technical operating staff and provide training for maintenance and use of mobile factory and machinery guidance
- Experience in large food processing sites or plants
- Fluent in French (mother tongue) and English is an absolute must

Additional info
• USD 3500-4500 a month
• Startdate a.s.a.p.
• Location: site is about 50km from Yamoussoukro
• Housing, benefits, medical, insurance, car

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Director in Ivory Coast? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 16, 2018
Data Scientist in Burundi or Rwanda , Burundi

Postdoctoral Fellow, CIALCA Data Scientist

Background:
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Scientist to operate under the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA - www.cialca.org). The Data Scientist is supposed to support Research for Development activities across the CIALCA region, which includes Burundi, Rwanda and eastern DR Congo.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty,
and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural
resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

Position Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake the following activities:
• Assemble existing experimental and household agronomic, socio-economic and health data in a searchable, web-based repository.
• Improve and maintain relational databases for storing experimental and survey-based agronomic, socio-economic and/or health data.
• Develop, improve and maintain scripts to transfer data collected through mobile app- and webbased tools to databases.
• Develop and implement procedures for data verification and curation.
• Liaise with software developers and/or SharePoint managers to implement procedures to avail data to/collect data from end-users.
• Collaborate with scientists and mobile app developers to improve data collection tools (ODK) and others.
• Conduct statistical analyses of experimental and survey-based agronomic, socio-economic and/or health data.
• Collaborate with GIS specialists and geospatial information analysts to develop prediction models.
• Interact with crop modelling specialists to integrate crop models into predictions.
• Implement procedures for validation of prediction models and determine prediction error.
• Liaise with software and app developers to integrate prediction models into decision support tools.

Educational Qualifications
The candidate should have a completed PhD in data science, geospatial information systems, statistics or related, preferably applied in the field of agronomy, nutrition and/or soil science.

Core Competencies
• Thorough knowledge and demonstrated expertise in developing and managing relational databases. Knowledge of MySQL is a plus.
• Expert knowledge in applied statistics, including geospatial data analysis and experimental design.
• Strong programming skills in R.
• Applied knowledge, and experience in food and agricultural sciences.
• Proven capacity in contributing to the documentation of scientific research.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills, able to interact with a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team of scientists and development partners on IT and statistics in layman language.
• Proactive and independent problem solver, and excellent team player.

Duty station: Kigali, Rwanda or Bujumbura, Burundi.

General information: The contract will be for an initial period of two years. IITA offers an internationally competitive remuneration package paid in US Dollars.

Applications: Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae,
names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to the Head of Human Resources.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Data Scientist in Burundi? 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: Mar 30, 2018
Program Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Program Manager-Animal Well-Being Manager

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION:
The Program Manager - Animal Well-Being will report to the Director of Programs and will lead and facilitate the well-being of all animals through the adoption of improved animal management, productivity practices and standards in all projects and program areas to ensure animal health, animal husbandry and product quality assurance is achieved. He/She will be responsible for ensuring that Heifer participants have knowledge and skills on how to maximize their animals’ productivity and reduce the cost of production. The Program Manager(AWB) will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Program/Project Managers to ensure successful, innovative, efficient, and effective functioning of all enterprise hubs in the program.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Accountable, humble, flexible, enthusiasm, dependable, creative and team player.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

A. Facilitate the well-being of all project animals through the adoption of improved animal management and productivity practices and standards in all projects and programs (30%)
- Ensure quality and timely animal health and care delivery (prevention and treatment).
- Ensure good animal husbandry practices (breeding, nutrition, housing, feeding, watering, fodder, forage production, and animal waste management and other ecological production methods etc.).
- Ensure regular product quality assurance.
- Ensure regular checks on quantity and quality of animal housing.

B. Support and provide oversight of the establishment of livestock producer hubs/veterinary care and breeding service entrepreneurship (30%)
- Prepare and design training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues.
- Improved animals’ health and husbandry through trained Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES).
- Provide follow-up and backstopping to trained farmers, partners and Heifer staff.
- Mobilize CAVES and technical experts as appropriate for improving livestock management practices.
- Coach, guide and train the CAVES, farmers and partners in animal management.
- Arranging training and workshops for Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES) and project partners on improved animal health and husbandry.

C. Collaborate with technical partner(s) to design a training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues in coordination with the Training Coordinator and Program/Project Managers (20%)
- Prepare and design training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues.
- Improved animals’ health and husbandry through trained Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES).
- Provide follow-up and backstopping to trained farmers, partners and Heifer staff.
- Mobilize CAVES and technical experts as appropriate for improving livestock management practices.
- Coach, guide and train the CAVES, farmers and partners in animal management.

D. Facilitate and develop strategies that will ensure environmental protection, conservation and infrastructure suitable for animal well-being (15%).
- Ensure reforestation programs to replenish the environment are executed in all project areas.
- Ensure the construction of environmentally friendly and appropriate low-cost livestock housing structures with proper ventilation/lighting and improved sanitation and hygiene.
- Proper manure management and utilization.
- Facilitate measure that will ensure sustainable management of grazing land.
- Promote fodder/forage massively as campaign so that communities will have abundant nutritious plants for animals.

E. May perform other job-related duties as assigned/ requested (5%)

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- A bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent plus five (5) years of job-related experience is required. Other job related education and /or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.

Preferred Requirements:
- Masters Degree in Veterinary Science

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Knowledgeable of and experience in working with livestock programs.
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations.
- Fluent in national language/s and English , spoken as well as written
- Good leadership qualities.
- Good communication skills.
- Have an interest animals/agriculture Community development.
- Excellent oprganizational skills including strong attention to details.
- Skills with Microsoft Office packages, internet browser and other appropriate technology.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability to meet and deal with tothes in a courteous and tactful manners.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Constant face-to face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occational bending and lifting, may work at a computer for an extended period of time.
- Ability and willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Willingneness and ability to work with a flexible schedule.
- Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity teamwork and cooperation
- Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to Gender Equality.

Job Location: Nairobi, , Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager 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: Mar 27, 2018
Shipping & Logistics Manager in Ivory Coast , Ivory Coast

This position is responsible for overseeing the entire logistics and shipping process for its multiple Commodities business including cocoa and cashew. The duty is to organize the storage and distribution of those commodities ensuring efficient and cost effective logistics management covering transportation, stock control, warehousing and monitoring the quality and flow of goods. The ideal postholder must be fluent in both French and English.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Keys activities for this role include:

1) Documentation Management
 Manage and co-ordinate the required documentation linked to the entire logistics and transportation process along the supply chain
 Co-ordinate with shipping companies and freight brokers to ensure an effective distribution process

2) Logistics and Inventory Management
 Manage the entire logistics chain, including warehousing & distribution, movement tracking, offloading and inventory process, meeting inventory targets and fulfilling contractual obligations as well as providing rolling forecasts
 Manage suppliers at the warehouse and liaise with warehouse labour out-sourcing contractors on manpower supply arrangements
 Co-ordinate upcountry warehouses
 Optimize and manage inventories for both normal and unusual conditions and minimize stock-outs
 Control the required distribution of stock
 Co-ordinate shipping arrangements

3) Product quality control
 Manage the quality of our commodities
 Be abreast with the latest quality standard requirements and manage quality concerns
 Guarantee the security of the operation
 Manage phytosanitary operations
 Control inventory and assist in reducing weight losses
 Control imports and distribution of inventories

4) Team management
 Lead a direct and indirect team of 25 (8 shipping, 17 warehousing)
 Work with HR to ensure resource, succession, personal development plans and HR policies are in place and getting implemented
 Conduct regular performance management reviews in line with the Company process

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
 MSC in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or related field;
 At least seven (7) years’ experience working in shipping, logistics or related experience in commodities ideally with knowledge of cocoa or other commodities
 Good Knowledge of shipping documentation and/or logistics
 Ability to coordinate logistics services to meet business needs and optimize costs
 Excellent computer skills required including Microsoft Excel
 Strong commercial and strategy awareness
 Strong organization and problem solving skills
 Excellent communication skills both in English and French
 Ability to manage large teams
 Ability to challenge the Status Quo and a passion for changing the world.

Are you interested in becoming a Shipping & Logistics Manager in Ivory Coast? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 12, 2018
Sales Manager in Iran (Farsi speaking) , Iran

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.

As sales manager, you report directly to the responsible Head of Business Unit. The company is looking for a motivated salesperson from the agricultural industry or similar areas. You will make their customers familiar with their housing equipment for keeping laying hens and heavier poultry. As their systems for livestock production require detailed explanation, you should be interested in technical processes and procedures.

You will be the first contact person for the clients’ customers and responsible for the development and expansion of the market. Central tasks include supporting of sales agents as well as planning, carrying out and accompanying negotiations with key accounts independently all the way to the conclusion of the contract. You will analyse the market and be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and sales strategies in the region.

We are looking for a dynamic businessperson who is self-confident and communicates well. Moreover, you should have some experience in sales, as well as business-level Farsi skills (written and spoken). Solid English or German skills are obligatory. You should furthermore be willing to travel.

Further important prerequisites for this challenging job are individual initiative and self-organising skills. If you are good at organising, if you can work independently and are very structured, motivated and flexible, this responsible position might be the ideal opportunity for you.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager in Iran? Apply now through the 'apply now' button.

Package expectation:
* Basic salary + performance based bonus
* Secondary benefits negotiable
* This could be a family position
* Start date ASAP, but flexible for the right person

Expiring: Apr 12, 2018
Sales Manager in West Africa (French speaking) , West Africa

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. They are looking for employees who show initiative, creativity, motivation and interest in a demanding and versatile job.

As sales manager, you report directly to the responsible Head of Business Unit. The company is looking for a motivated salesperson from the agricultural industry or similar areas. You will make their customers familiar with their housing equipment for keeping laying hens and heavier poultry. As their systems for livestock production require detailed explanation, you should be interested in technical processes and procedures.

You will be the first contact person for the clients’ customers and responsible for the development and expansion of the market. Central tasks include supporting of sales agents as well as planning, carrying out and accompanying negotiations with key accounts independently all the way to the conclusion of the contract. You will analyse the market and be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and sales strategies in the region.

We are looking for a dynamic businessperson who is self-confident and communicates well. Moreover, you should have some experience in sales, as well as business-level French skills (written and spoken). Solid English or German skills are obligatory. You should furthermore be willing to travel.

Further important prerequisites for this challenging job are individual initiative and self-organising skills. If you are good at organising, if you can work independently and are very structured, motivated and flexible, this responsible position might be the ideal opportunity for you.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager in French speaking West Africa? Apply now through the 'apply now' button.

Package expectation:
* Basic salary + performance based bonus
* Secondary benefits negotiable
* This could be a family position
* Start date ASAP, but flexible for the right person

Expiring: Apr 12, 2018
Technical Process Manager in Mozambique , Mozambique

Our client is a social enterprise pursuing poverty by supplying small holder farmers with agricultural inputs and selling their produce in domestic and export markets. The organisation develops innovative technologies for commercial development of crop processing.

The demand across Africa for cassava products is high and therefore we are currently recruiting a Technical and Electrical Manager for their (mobile) processing factory in Mozambique, this person will effectively oversee first-hand knowledge of electrical- and mechanical systems within the (mobile) processing-, drying- and refinery units in order to process fresh cassava on-farm or nearby.

- Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical system installations and troubleshooting such as machinery, agricultural, construction and industrial machinery but also electrical and electronic equipment and related products.
- Knowledge of PLC and industrial computers used to automate a machine or process
- Ability to lead and manage the full production and manufacturing of the (mobile) factory with regards to the key electrical systems and solve all technical issues at site
- Ability and/or experience of working in remote areas, within a multicultural environment preferably in Africa
- Work closely with technical operating staff and provide training for maintenance and use of mobile factory and machinery guidance
- Experience in cassava (or similar crop) processing, into flower, cake and or starch and specifically in mobile processing units is a huge advantage.

Expiring: Mar 22, 2018

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