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Ben je op zoek naar een dynamische stage in een internationale setting waarbij je je dagelijks bezig zult houden met agrarische economische ontwikkelingen in Afrikaanse landen? Wie weet zijn we dan op zoek naar jou.
NABC is een ledenorganisatie met 375 leden uit de Nederlandse private sector. Naast de algemene ondersteuning van bedrijven richt NABC zich op handelsbevordering op het gebied van landbouw tussen Nederland en Afrika. NABC faciliteert op die manier waardevolle business leads en partnerschappen tussen de Nederlandse en Afrikaanse private sector. Hierbij werken we samen met kennisinstellingen, overheden (ambassades, ministeries) en agrarische ondernemers, zowel lokaal als Nederlands, om de respectievelijke agri- sector naar een hoger niveau te tillen
NABC ondersteunt bedrijven in de tuinbouw, pluimvee, melkvee en bredere agro-food sector door middel van handelsmissies, events, strategische programma’s, marktstudies (en andere business services) en sector platforms. Meer informatie over onze organisatie www.nabc.nl.
Als stagiair project assistent ondersteun je het agrarische team met verschillende activiteiten.
⚫ Je bent mede-verantwoordelijk voor de communicatie met agrarische bedrijven uit ons netwerk, organiseert handelsmissies en events en denkt mee over nieuwe projecten en project leads/ business pipeline. Er wordt van je verwacht dat je in een internationaal werkveld, met verschillende Nederlandse en Afrikaanse stakeholders kan samenwerken vanuit een coördinerende rol, van de publieke sector (RVO, ambassades, ministeries) tot bedrijven, ngo’s en kennisinstellingen/ onderzoeksinstituten.
⚫ Specifieke verantwoordelijkheden
- Ondersteuning bij handelsmissies en events (van acquisitie tot logistieke organisatie, missie/ event programmering en informatievoorziening, contact punt voor deelnemers).
- Dagelijks communicatie en contact onderhouden met agri- leden. Opmaken en uitsturen van nieuwsbrieven ( mailchimp) en mailmerges
- Ondersteuning bij het opzetten van 2 agri- platforms. Communicatie met de stakeholders en informatievoorziening naar deze platforms toe. Hetzelfde geldt voor het reeds bestaande pluimvee platform.
- Ondersteuning in marktstudies, market scans en rapportages (missie evaluaties). Aanleveren van relevante contacten, leads en data en schrijven van aanbevelingen op basis van resultaten.
⚫ WO- afgestudeerd of Master fase of HBO afgestudeerd met een achtergrond in de landbouwsector
⚫ Uitstekende schrijfvaardigheid, foutloos kunnen schrijven zowel in Engels en Nederlands. Frans is een pre.
⚫ Uitstekende kennis van Engelse en Nederlandse taal (Frans is een pre).
⚫ Een aanpakker, pro-actief, nauwkeurig.
⚫ Flexibel, snel kunnen schakelen in kort tijdsbestek.
⚫ Goed kunnen communiceren met verschillende partijen (variërend van bedrijven in de landbouw tot overheidsinstellingen).
⚫ Ervaring met organiseren van bijeenkomsten.
⚫ Kan werken met social media, newsletter (mailmerge/mailchimp) en websites.
⚫ Affiniteit met Afrika.
⚫ Representatief naar klanten.
Het gaat om een stage van 6 maanden vanaf 7 januari 2019 tegen een stage-vergoeding, met mogelijkheid tot doorstromen in een startersfunctie indien het beide partijen goed bevalt en er budget beschikbaar is. Onderdeel van het sollicitatieproces bestaat uit het schrijven van een stuk tekst.
Are you interested in becoming an Agribusiness Project Assistant in the Netherlands? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
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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.
Heifer International is seeking qualified candidates for the Project Director position for the Dolly Ranch Holistic Land Management Project in Senegal. The purpose of the Project is to work with the pastoralists to regenerate the grasslands of the Dolly ranch to improve soil health, water retention, and the ability of the land to support livestock and farming which leads to economic sustainability for the pastoralists. The COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation and should have significant experience managing multisector development programs, leading teams, and working in Senegal with pastoralists.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring efficient management of project resources; review and approve project plans and budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations; procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required. S/he will ensure an unified vision among project stakeholders and a focus on achieving results. S/he will ensure full compliance with the Heifer Project Management and compliance policies and procedures and will oversee the project reporting process to the donors/stakeholders (quarterly, midterm and annual reports; evaluation report and end of project report). S/he will oversee performance management of all project staff working exclusively in this project as well as technical implementing partners and will ensure timely reporting on the progress of the project and its financial status.
ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Heifer International Senegal is looking for a self-motivated, result oriented individual of high integrity and accountability to fill in the position of the Project Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES
Project Management (20%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Dolly Ranch Project and provide line management support to all field staff.
- Support field staff in the management of the field resources and project budgets and ensure these are used in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Implement annual performance management process for all field staff.
- Identifying programmatic challenges, bottlenecks, risks and any obstacles to implementation, and informing and troubleshooting solutions with Heifer Headquarters.
- Staff performance management system for all project field staff implemented on a quarterly and annual basis for all staff ensuring the achievement of at least 80% of the set performance targets.
- Enhanced compliance and accountability in the management of project resources, achieving 100% compliance.
- Over 80 % of the planned milestones are achieved by the project.
- Ensure 100% compliance with donor contractual obligations by all the project field staff.
- All implementation challenges handled in a timely manner and with consultation with Heifer HQ and Savory Institute as needed.
Program Reporting and Relationship Management (20%)
- Review regular quarterly, semi- and annual reports from the Program Officers and support them to comply with requirements of quality reporting and timeliness.
- Compile quarterly reports to provide oversight of the Project implementation.
- Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships, especially with the Savory Institute, the Government of Senegal, pastoralist groups, and other key project partners to facilitate efficient coordination of resources and a community-driven approach.
- All project progress reports (quarterly, semi- and annual reports) from the Program Officers are compliant with expected quality standards and timelines.
- Project Quarterly Reports are compiled within the stipulated timelines
Budget Management and Monitoring (15%)
- In coordination with the finance department, undertake monthly and quarterly budget monitoring and variance analysis with all Program Officers and support the project in reviewing and tracking spending to adhere to annual budgets.
- Lead the Program Officers in undertaking corrective management actions arising out of budget monitoring reports.
- In coordination with the Finance department, approve program related requests for imprest and reconciliations in line with work plans and financial management procedures.
- Monthly and Quarterly budgets reviewed highlighting status of project spending and presenting these in the monthly operational meetings.
- Implementing and tracking all the proposed corrective measures to address any variances beyond +/-10%, ensuring that the spending is brought on track within the planned period.
- Ensure program request for imprests and reconciliations approved in line with workplans and financial management procedures.
Resource Mobilization (15%)
- Lead resource mobilization efforts to acquire donor funds to support the project from both local sources (in Senegal) as well as external sources (including but not limited to institutional, foundation, private sector or major gift donations).
- Write grants and/or applications for funding to support the project.
- Additional funding outside of Heifer’s funds are available for project implementation and impact.
Project Planning and Budgeting (15%)
- Assisting in project design and work plan development in consultation with the in-country stakeholders, Heifer International and Savory Institute.
- Support all project teams to develop annual budgets and workplans consistent with project documents and donor contracts.
- Support teams in undertaking the necessary review and updating of the workplans and budgets to respond to emerging field implementation challenges and project review processes.
- Lead the field program in the LOA revision process with partners based on the ground performance and realities, as needed.
- Compile regular programmatic and financial reports per donor and partner requirements.
- Project workplans and budgets (annual, quarterly and monthly) developed for and implemented in line with project proposal documents and workplans.
- Periodic and timely reviews of budgets and reforecasting of all approved projects workplans undertaken and shared with Savory Institute and respective donors, ensuring alignment with the donor contracts.
- Effective management of partnerships between beneficiary groups and project stakeholders who are supported by the project, to ensure smooth implementation.
- Programmatic and financial reports are prepared as per donor and partner requirement.
Outcome Documentation and Lessons Learned (10%)
- Support the project in developing and documenting lessons learnt and experiences for dissemination and sharing to inform future project development.
- Provide leadership with data on outcomes of the project and Lessons Learned to inform other projects being designed and implemented for potential scale up.
- Works with Project and MELS staff as well as Savory Institute and others to measure project specific indicators on a regular basis.
- Lessons learnt from projects documented and disseminated to stakeholders before end of each project.
- Successful models documented before end of projects for replication or scale up.
Other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor (5%)
- A Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, economics, environmental management, or related field of study or equivalent work experience.
- Seven (7) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing or implementing development programs in West Africa.
- Fluency in French and Fulani and proficiency in English.
- Expertise working on sustainable and resilient agriculture, livestock, or environmental management/conversation.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, proven capacity to lead and coordinator multiple stakeholders
- Fluency in English.
- Preference given to candidates who have experience working in Senegal.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty and land degradation in the Sahel.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes, social capital development and Markets for the poor (M4P) approach.
- Demonstrated experience of working with the private sector.
Most Critical Proficiencies
- Good understanding of annual work planning and budgeting and budget monitoring.
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Solid project management and reporting skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Experience in agribusiness development, especially developing livestock value chains, market facilitation approaches and development of farmer business institutions.
- Knowledge and experience in training and participatory training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts among diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English, French and Fulani, both oral and written.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of line managed staff and to use participatory management skills with direct and project partner staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public to scale up Heifer’s visibility and publicity.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.
Are you interested in becoming a Project Director in Senegal? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
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For our client, a big player in the African agricultural sector, we are seeking a Senior Agricultural Advisor (SAA) to join their project development team in Ghana.
The Advisor will play a an important role within the company in Ghana, as part of the commercial agricultural team.
He will report to the Commercial Agriculture Director and will work closely with the company's project teams.
1. Project Development manager of a farming hub - 50%
2. Management support commercial agricultural businesses - 40%
3. Agricultural Advisor for Investment teams in West Africa (occasionally) - 10%
Project Development Manager:
- Responsible for overall project implementation
- Delivery of project activities
- Develop strategic partnerships with commercial farming companies
- Controlling the budget and that project policies are followed
- Implement the development of new farms
Management Support Commercial Agricultural Businesses
- Overseeing farm management
- Creating effective protocols for crop farming
- Oversight of operational budgets and monthly reports
- Management of the health, safety and environmental policies
- Evaluating current processes and identifing improvements
- Responsible for progress
- Assessment of investment opportunities
- Providing in depth agronomy information
- A university degree in agriculture or extensive experience in this field
- Direct experience in West Africa with managing agri-businesses
- Self-motivated with strong organisational skills
- Ability to deliver projects independently
- Manage other members of the team
Are you interested in becoming a Sr. Agricultural Advisor in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
Florensis is supplier of high-quality young plant material in the European horticultural business for the professional grower. The head office is based in the Netherlands (Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht). Florensis operates internationally and has several sales- and production locations in Africa and Europe. At one of our locations in Ethiopia we are looking for a driven and enthusiastic:
Manager Planning & Logistics:
Driven, pro-active and commercial
(fulltime, located in Ethiopia)
The manager Planning & Logistics is responsible for all planning and logistic activities at Florensis Ethiopia plc and makes sure operations with regard to these areas run efficiently and effectively. You are responsible for planning, logistics and cold chain. You make sure that Florensis Ethiopia delivers high quality cuttings to its clients in time in the right quantities. In case of deviations, you take care of effective communication with the Supply Cuttings Department in The Netherlands. You will report directly to the general manager.
Tasks and responsibilities:
• Ensure availability of high quality rooted and unrooted cuttings and adequately register the availability in the logistical system (in which you are key-user);
• Ensure Florensis Netherlands is up to date on real time availability of unrooted and rooted cuttings;
• You make sure that operational departments are running adequate and efficiently;
• Ensure adequate logistics for delivering cuttings to different customers;
• Ensure an adequate and efficient system of building up mother stock;
• Responsible for arranging and optimizing shipments to our customers;
• Keep up to date with developments, systems and techniques with regard to planning, logistics and cold chain and propose improvements for the harvesting and delivery of cuttings;
• Liaise with the general manager and production manager Agronomy on cultivation, propagation, planning, logistics, hygiene and quality issues.
Florensis offers you a broad, independent and responsible job within a dynamic international organisation. Besides, we offer you a competitive salary with secondary benefits and future prospects.
• A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or agronomics from a reputable institution or similar capacity level through work experience;
• Some years of relevant work experience;
• Experience with working in a non-western country is a pré;
• You are able to motivate and coach staff and create a positive atmosphere;
• You are accurate and having excellent analytical skills;
• You are customer minded;
• You are able to indicate clear common goals and are able to direct others to reach these;
• You have great communication skills and an excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written (knowledge of the Dutch language is a pre);
• You have a positive, strong, fair and credible;
• Able to live and work in Ethiopia.
For more information, please visit our website www.florensis.com. For additional information, please contact Leon Duijnisveld (Director Supply Chain and Foreign Production), T: +31(0)78-6233200.
If you are up for this challenge and can identify yourself with the profile mentioned above, we would like to receive your motivation letter and curriculum vitae. You can send your application by post to: Florensis B.V., Attn. Dept. HRM, P.O. box 32, 3330 AA Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands. Or, preferably, u can apply via the 'Apply' button.
Deadline for application is Friday 17 February 2017.
An assessment could be part of the selection procedure.
Agency calls not appreciated.
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Our customer, a European group, is a leader in Agrochemicals in Africa. To support the strong growth of its African subsidiary active in Crop Protection, they are looking for an Area Manager Southern Africa.
This is a stand alone position that will be reporting to the Africa Director. You will be responsible for the sale of the company's products via distributors (mainly) and B to B in your area.
You participate in the development of the commercial policy and implement it by developing your portfolio through an effective prospecting. You are the interface between your customers and the different departments of the company (technical, marketing ...).
On the lookout for opportunities and strength of proposal, you cultivate a real proximity with your customers.
Ideally, with a higher education, you have a proven experience in the agricultural sector (especially crop protection/fertilisers), and you master the techniques of negotiation and development of accounts for export.
This post is a great opportunity for an enterprising person with a strong interpersonal sense. Your rigor and your sense of organization will facilitate your success. Empathy, the ability to convince, creativity, the taste of the challenge and the result are abilities that you have acquired. Your analytical mind and your anticipation skills will be essential assets to succeed in this position.
This position, based in Southern Africa (location is flexible, also possible to work at the company's premises in South Africa), requires frequent travel to other Southern African countries and good command of English.
Are you interested in becoming an Area Manager Southern Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
Our client is an NGO that runs a large scale sustainability programme involving farmers, the private sector, civil society in building a mainstream commodity.
The overall objective of this role is to start up the East and Southern Africa Regional Office in line with the existing strategy and to support system change in farming in the region – making the cash crops better for the people who produce it, the environment it grows in and the sector’s future. The East and Southern Africa Regional Office will work closely with the headquarters office Implementation Team in the coordination and delivery of Country Plans that support the company's Strategy.
At the end of the project, the consultant will have delivered:
1. The establishment of a functioning, regional presence within budget
2. Improved capacity of implementing and strategic partners in the region
3. An assessment of the viability and reliability of existing and potential strategic partners
4. Processes and team fit for purpose to support ongoing work with global team
5. Strengthened the company’s presence in the region with cohesive, implementable workplans and workstreams
6. Advocacy for national embedding in at least two key countries yielding national-level in-kind and or budgetary support to local farmers accessing the Company.
Overall tasks and functions
This is a global project based in the designated region. The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director of Implementation, and in collaboration with the global programme and country teams.
The consultant shall perform the following tasks:
• Based on the company's regional implementation strategy, work closely with implementation and strategic partners to ensure they are equipped to deliver high quality farmer capacity building programmes.
• Support and collaborate with the company's Standard and Assurance team on the execution of the Assurance Programme including:
• Training partners on the Assurance Programme and related data collection and following up on its submission according to Assurance Programme deadlines
• Planning and conducting field assessment visits throughout the season and following-up on improvement activities. Accountable for timely communication between implementation partner and Chain of Custody throughout the farming season
• Lead on the development and implementation of Country Plans for the region (Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, and eventual new countries) in collaboration with the Assurance Program Managers and Secretariat to enable delivery of the global strategy and goals
• Overseeing existing partnership agreements with implementation partners including monitoring of assigned budget and support on funding opportunities.
• Assist Implementation partners and regional stakeholders on external communications about the company
• Collaborate with the Demand and Fundraising team in creating marketing and funding opportunities for the company (e.g. local value addition projects within the region). Support regional fundraising activities both for Secretariat and regional office: provide recommendations of funders, support proposals developments
• Identify risks and opportunities related to the in-country programmes and ensure appropriate escalation to the Secretariat
• Participate in, and contribute to, the ongoing development of the Africa Strategy, and implementation, as part of the company's Africa Working Group.
The following methodology is proposed to ensure the success of the assignment:
• The consultant will have a joint briefing/inception meeting with Director of Implementation, and relevant company staff. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and clarify expectations on the expected outcome and deliverables of the assignment.
• The consultant will prepare a work plan at the beginning of the assignment, with clear timelines and milestones.
• Literature review, field visits, and conversations with staff, Implementing Partners, and relevant members and stakeholders.
• The consultants will regularly, ideally bi-weekly, brief the project supervisor on the development of the project, including progress and challenges.
• At the end of the assignment, there will be a debriefing meeting with the project supervisor to discuss the outcome of the assignment and the way forward.
This position is based in a regional hub and the consultant will be expected to travel to country programs and company headquarters as needed.
The consultant will build regional operations from an existing small team of the existing regional coordinator for Southern Africa and Programme Officer and working closely with the strategic partners for the region.
Advanced University Degree (minimum Master’s Degree in sustainability, agriculture, international development or another related field).
• 10+ years of relevant experience in East and Southern Africa
• Experience in managing and developing teams
• Demonstrated experience in planning, design, preparation, and delivery of capacity building programmes
• Knowledge and/or experience with smallholder agriculture; knowledge of cash crop production or global commodity supply chains.
• Experience with voluntary sustainability standards a plus.
Skills and Attributes:
• Results oriented
• Effective communicator
• Excellent proven written and spoken English
• Swahili/Portuguese/other regionally relevant language skills desirable
• Strong oral and written communication English skills
• Must be able to travel at least one week per month equivalent. The length and locations will be determined based on available budget, identified priority areas, and capacity to support the visit by country teams.
Duration and remuneration
The duration of the assignment will be for 6-8 months
Are you interested in becoming a Regional Programme Start-up Consultant? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
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 Nampula, Mozambique.
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 maintenance and electrical- and mechanical installations of the whole site, responsible for training and supervising the team on site and that all operation is running well.
- Background in (both) Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering with some years of experience in maintenance in a high-speed production environment
- Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical system installations and troubleshooting in a high-speed ánd rotational equipment (water pumps, turbines, drying equipment, gearboxes, compressors, engines and generators) and their design, installation and maintenance.
- Knowledge of PLC and industrial computers used to automate a machine or process
- Ability and/or experience of working in remote areas
- Work closely with technical operating staff and provide training for maintenance and use of mobile factory and machinery guidance
- English and preferably basic knowledge of Portuguese.
Are you interested in becoming a Technical Manager in Mozambique? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.