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Project Engineer in Côte d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast


Location: Ivory Coast Abidjan
Area: Manufacturing/ food processing

Purpose of the role

The main purpose of this position, is to lead the construction activities on a project in our cocoa factory, in this project the capacity of the factory will be extended by 50% while the current operation need to continue operations while respecting all the high safety and high food safety standards. This position reports to the Build Manager and has three engineers as direct reports.

The main responsibilities of this role will be to lead the build activities with a zero injury expectation while achieving the technical aspects of the project objectives. She/he will be delivering his targets while ensuring compliance with requirements from companies’ Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs BU and Environmental, Health and Safety BU. Moreover the successful candidate will have to maintain control of project technical aspects by measuring performance and taking corrective action.

The core general skills required for the role are:
 Technical solid background and experiences (either mechanical or electrical)
 Proven experience executing projects at production locations
 Bilingual (English / French), Good written and oral communications skills.
 Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers and regulatory agencies, and influence relevant stakeholders.
 Ability to apply companies’ policies and procedures in the areas of health, safety, environmental and food safety.

The candidate would ideally have the below profile
 Bachelor / Master Degree in Technical Field
 Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in engineering and construction environments
 Safety education
 Experience in supervising contractors

Are you interested in becoming a Project Engineer in Côte d'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 22, 2018
Construction Project Manager in Ivory Coast , Ivory Coast

Primary location: Ivory Coast, with frequent travel to The Netherlands

Our client provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to help the world.

Purpose of the role
The Construction Project Manager will work to deliver a safe, regulatory compliant and competitive project and lead the expansion project of the factory in Ivory Coast. He/she is responsible for the design, the engineering and the construction of the project.

The main purpose of the Construction Project Manager is being responsible for the project, to define and manage the scope, schedule and budget of the project. Below elements are integral part of the project.
• Health and Safety
• Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
• Environmental and Energy
• Engineering
• Reliability
• Procurement
• Cost Engineering (budget, schedule, manpower resources)

The project will be executed with in house engineering in combination with a 3rd party Engineering Service Provider.
During construction, the Construction Project Manager will lead / manage the construction and installation activities on site (via supervisors, managers) and will make sure the installation is done safely, in scope, within budget & time and in line with the required quality as designed in earlier phases.


Project Leadership
• Champions and reinforces the employers behavioural based safety process and zero fatalities
• Provides vision to the project team
• Lead the engineering based in Holland
• Lead the local team based in IVC
• Provides mentorship, coaching and development for team members and functional leads as appropriate.

Project Planning
• Ensure the project will be executed according to the defined timelines
• Prepares the plan for how the Construction project is executed, monitored and controlled

Project Execution
• delivered safely, on time, on budget and according to the expectations

Project Control
• implement tools to ensure the project will be delivered safely, on time, on budget and according to the expectations tools to be used:
o Planning
o Cost control
o Scope control
o Additional work


• Bachelor Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Biosystems Engineering or other engineering discipline OR Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Field and minimum 10 years industrial experience.
• Fluent in English and French
• Demonstrated experience working with Environmental, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs experts to plan and execute the project to comply with the laws of the country for the project
• Experience managing Construction(Construction) Projects of at least $20MM investment.
• Experience leading projects from FEL1 through Execution.
• Experience working across multiple project teams and locations.
• Experience leading multifunctional teams.
• Experiencing applying Project Controls Principle throughout a project (Work Breakdown Structure, Cost Breakdown structure, estimating methods & validation, project execution planning and cost & schedules

• Experience managing Construction Projects up to $50MM investment.
• Strong influencing skills, ability to work across the organization and with multiple functions
• Demonstrated skills at managing and leading in complex and ambiguous situations
• Experience in working in West Africa

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

Expiring: May 30, 2018
Meteorologist , Kenya

For an upcoming programme in Kenya, Mott MacDonald is currently proposing for, we are looking for a METEOROLOGIST.

Background of the programme:
The Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project aims to improve the water resources management of Kenya’s 6 main catchments. The current catchment plans require substantial revision, especially in relation to spatial information and strategic visioning.
The governmental agency, Kenya’s Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA), responsible for catchment plan development and implementation requires consultancy support to realise state-of-the-art knowledge and database management and to facilitate stakeholder processes for decision-making. The scope of the programme is thus to develop the capacity of WRMA in terms of tools, skills and infrastructure, to deliver on the core functions of project component “Strengthening Water Management and Planning”. This includes on-the-job development capacity building on the development of databases and new information systems, models, tools that will support WRMA’s work. The expected results of the programme are:
- A stronger WRMA institution that has strengthened capacity to carry out its core functions;
- Six integrated catchment management plans that outline the critical land and water resources development and management elements in a manner that is based on extensive knowledge-driven analysis and meets the expectations of all key-stakeholders.

Job Description
Tasks of the METEOROLOGIST are, among others:
- Take the lead in the design, operation and maintenance of meteorological network instrumentation
- Coordinate with other staff setting up/improving monitoring systems for hydrological, geo-hydrological, water quality and flood forecasting data
- Apply satellite imagery in reinforcing missing data
- Build capacity of WRMA staff to use, operate and maintain meteorological network instrumentation

Candidate Specification
- Post-graduate degree in Meteorology.
- At least 20 years of international experience in meteorological network design and operations.
- Experience in applying satellite imagery to reinforce missing data.
- Experience with seasonal weather and climate modelling is preferred.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working on International Development Agency (IDA) or bilateral funded projects is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

The expected input for this role is [INTERMITTENT]. The total duration of this programme is 3 years. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Expiring: Jul 05, 2016
Project Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Stichting Bouwen Nederland (Foundation to Build The Netherlands)
Working for Stichting Bouwen Nederland means building the basis for development. As a non-profit organization we construct and consult among other things schools, clinics, warehouses, (drinking-)water supplies, operating rooms and crisis centres in the countries The Gambia, Ghana and Malawi.
In the past 17 years, we have realized more than 130 projects in cooperation with small and large partners. In everything we do we highlight sustainability.

At our branch in Malawi we have, with immediate effect, a position available for: Project Manager (m/f).

Job description
* Stichting Bouwen Nederland is looking for: An enthusiastic young professional, with architectural engineering education and minimum Bachelor degree, with preferably experience in a similar function.
Are you independent, do you have a great sense of responsibility, do you see solutions rather than problems and are you adventurous? Then we have a nice job for you!
* Your tasks will be: As a Project Manager you will supervise and inspect multiple projects throughout Malawi. You are often on the road and you have to deal with many different contacts and parties.
* Your work environment: From our base in Limbe, Southern Region you will visit projects throughout Malawi. You will work with local (sub)contractors, suppliers, foremen and construction workers.

What are your responsibilities?
* Development and making drawings of projects
* Supervision of construction projects
* Draw up estimates and bill of quantities of projects (technical and financial)
* Pass on (construction) knowledge to others
* Manage organization and finances

What do we offer you?
* Good (local) salary > € 600,- net / month
* Career opportunities
* Secondary conditions: lodging, car,
* Unique experience
* All necessary insurances and 1x return ticket / year

This function requires from you:
* Minimum Bachelor degree
* Extensive experience with Archicad / AutoCAD
* Good communicational skills and standard software
* Good knowledge of English

Are these skills your skills?
* Responsible
* Accurate, solution oriented, flexible, open to different cultures
* Willingness to do one’s bit
* Adventurous

For more background information please check out the website or Facebook / Instagram Stichting Bouwen (Nederland).

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in Malawi? 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: Apr 12, 2019
Country Director Mozambique / Project Manager , Mozambique

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1400 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.

In Southern Africa, Swisscontact carries out projects for a broad variety of donors in all its four core areas: skills development, SME promotion, financial services and resource efficiency. For our program in Mozambique, for the implementation of a skills development project in the construction sector, and for the further development of our project portfolio, we currently seek to employ a

Country Director Mozambique / Project Manager for Skills and Entrepreneurship Development in the Construction Sector (Skills2Build)

Employment start: January 1st 2019
Contract duration: 2 years with option of renewal
Place of work: Maputo, Mozambique
Disposition for frequent travelling within the country

• Legally represent Swisscontact within Mozambique and ensure the effective administrative/budget operations within the country; assume overall responsibility for overseeing all Swisscontact projects within Mozambique from project start, through project implementation to project conclusion;
• Implement a project to foster entrepreneurship through skills development of youth in the construction sector; engage with construction initiatives and support development of improved or alternative building materials;
• Support national and international networking in the construction sector within and outside of Swisscontact;
· Lead the positioning of Swisscontact in the international donor community as well as with public and private local stakeholders;
· Develop the Swisscontact project portfolio through acquisitions of new projects;
· Participate and represent Swisscontact in relevant national and international meetings, seminars, committees, working groups.

• Master in technical science (civil engineering) or in TVET, economy or equivalent;
• At least 5 years of experience in managing projects and/or multi stakeholder initiatives, preferably in development cooperation in Sub Saharan Africa;
• Good knowledge of and practical experience in the use of methodologies related to skills development and/or entrepreneur-ship promotion, private sector experience, preferably in the construction sector as well as to Monitoring and Results Measurement;
· Strong leadership skills and experience in coordinating interdisciplinary and intercultural project teams;
· Capacity to elaborate concept notes and project proposals;
· Excellent skills in Portuguese and English (written and spoken); German as additional asset;
· Ability to think analytically and systemically; strong in innovation and creativity;
· Strong communication skills and team spirit, in an intercultural context.

We specially encourage women to apply.

We offer you a challenging scope of duties with personal responsibility. Are you interested in a fascinating job in an international context, and strive for contributing to development cooperation? Application (in English) should be directed to:

Expiring: Oct 03, 2018
Sales Representative / Supervisor in Ghana , Ghana

Our company, established in The Netherlands, has developed into a professional refrigeration business with an excellent market position and reputation in the sector. We have four branches worldwide in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kazakhstan.

For representing our products and projects to clients in the West African Region, we are looking for a sales representative responsible for advertising and introducing our company to new clients, specifically in the French speaking countries in West Africa.

The role involves:
- Communication with our project- and service clients in West Africa (mainly French speaking countries)
- Assisting in project- / services approach and execution and overseeing the team responsible for installation
- working closely with the client during the installation phase and after this the whole duration of the project
- reporting and administration and making sure that quotations for clients are professionally translated from English into French
- willingness to travel throughout West Africa

Applicant should have following;
- Experience in report writing
- Bilingual English and French (will have to translate Quotes and other documents )
- Technical- background (preferably with refrigeration, freezer installations, air conditioning systems)
- Experience as Supervisor and leading technical teams during an installation and/or turnkey project
- Experience in building sustainable relationships with clients
- Sales-oriented and good representative

For this role we are open for national jobseekers only.
Are you interested in becoming a Sales Representative / Supervisor 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.

Expiring: Apr 05, 2018
Solar Panel Project Manager , Ghana

Our client is an international integrated juice group, with a fruit juice processing facility in Ghana. The company is installing a solar project on site for their own use and therefore they are recruiting a Solar Panel Supervisor that is responsible for the installation of the solar system and the connection and interfacing of the system to the existing electrical installation in the plant.

• Responsible for overseeing the installation of the support system including setting out of the area.
• Responsible for overseeing the fixing of the solar panels and the hiring of these to the invertors.
• Responsible for the commissioning of the system and providing on the ground training to the maintenance team on the long-term requirements of the system.
• Insure that the electrical connections to the facility are soundly made and in compliance with local code and international practises.
• Day to day laisse with factory MD overall reporting to the Director of Projects. Manage a team of about 20 people on the ground.
• 2-4 years of experience in handling (standard) solar projects
• Electrical Engineering HV qualified - advantage
• Experience of working in West Africa
• Knowledge in electrical design concepts
• Project Management Skills
• Self-disciplined and have good organising abilities
• Good in prioritising task and co-ordination

This role is a temporary contract of 3-6 months, with a startdate of 1st of January 2018.

Expiring: Jan 15, 2018
Legal Counsel in Kenya , Kenya

Reports to: Managing Director, Group Operations
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start date: 2017- Q1 2018

Job description
The Sunbird Group is a UK incorporated, sub-Saharan Africa focused, integrated construction and support services platform operating in Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.
As Legal Counsel, you will work closely with our commercial, finance and executive team to support our continued growth across a range of jurisdictions and sectors from our Nairobi HQ.
You will ensure that the Sunbird Group operates within the applicable legal and regulatory framework and offer counsel on a variety of commercial and legal matters. Duties and responsibilities

Your duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• devise, implement and monitor effective governance, legal and risk management strategies
• draft, negotiate and review legal documentation including:
- debt documentation such as loan agreements and security agreements
- equity investment documentation such as share purchase agreements, share subscription agreements and shareholders’ agreements
- framework and partnership agreements
- preliminary deal documentation such as heads of terms, letters of intent, memoranda of understanding and non-disclosure agreements
- real estate leases and licences
• coordinate and liaise with external parties such as external counsel, public authorities and regulators
• provide accurate and timely counsel in relation to a variety of legal topics including anti-trust law, company law, employment law and litigious matters
• support debt and equity fundraising processes to include document preparation and execution

Job Description
• manage the Sunbird Group’s company secretarial function by providing guidance and ensuring all appropriate documentation and filings are in place
• maintain current knowledge of updates to legislation throughout all jurisdictions within which the Sunbird Group operates
• manage all aspects of M&A processes, including due diligence, structuring, document preparation, document negotiation, acquisition financing and post-completion matters
• coordinate new country expansion including incorporation and regulatory compliance, accounting for the Sunbird Group’s overall corporate structure Person specification
• Excellent academic credentials (minimum 2:1 or equivalent)
• Common law qualified lawyer (Kenyan, South African or UK)
• Training from a leading law firm
• Corporate/commercial background
• Two to three years post-qualification experience
• In-house experience, including a client secondment, is advantageous
• Ability to work autonomously
• Ability to instruct and lead internal and external counsel/teams
• A passion for living and working in Africa
• Ability to travel throughout East and Southern Africa

Are you interested in becoming a Legal Counsel 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: Nov 18, 2017

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