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Project Director in Ghana , Ghana

The Project Director, is a first member of the project implementation team for the port project and serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the client’s management and Director – Global Investments, and shall be responsible for the successful delivery of the project concession, the transaction and partnership structure, the relevant approval processes and then the successful implementation of the project after taking handover of the concession area including but not limited to construction, financial, operational, administrative and customer creation and service.
The Project Director position will liaise with the Director – Global Investments on matters pertaining to stakeholder management with respect to the concession negotiations, signing and approval processes, partnership structures, concession area handover, construction tender and management, community relations, and political sensitivities that may or will impact the successful delivery of the project concession and its post-handover implementation. Based on the candidate, his experience and his delivery during the early phase of the project implementation process, the position has an opportunity to morph into one of the top roles at the operating organization including possibly CEO, CFO, COO or similar.

THE CANDIDATE:
 A high-caliber Head of Project Delivery with substantial prior accomplishments in successfully leading concession negotiations and securing, approval processes and initiatives leading to the successful achievement of a valid concession agreement leading on to concession area handover, construction implementation and the ultimate operationalization of the project.
 An engaging and focused leader who leverages best practice management skills to maximize team performance.
 An individual that is highly adaptive and can excel in a dynamic environment.
 Exercises a credible and value-creating style of business partnering.
 Driven, grounded and progressive person who is robust and hands-on.
 Commercial acumen coupled with analytical and strategic thinking capacity.
 Understanding of financial concepts, financial models and hands-on with the financial implications of the project implementation processes.
 Stakeholder management experience and dealing with senior authorities, bureaucrats and ministry level individuals.
 Experience with offshore services port industry (or in other words, oil and gas port services industry) is an advantage.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AND BEHAVIORS
 Minimum of fifteen plus (15+) years of relevant and applicable professional experience.
 Extensive experience working as a Project Implementation and/or Business Development Manager and successfully managing high-value projects with “Marine Construction”.
 Experience with managing FIDIC contracts.
 Good understanding of business operations (business acumen) including project management
 skills.
 Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
 Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, public speaking, presentations and managing through influence. Must have exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships, including high degree of tact, diplomacy and ability to influence.
 Strong bias for action and ability to energize others to work toward the achievement of
 organizational goals and objectives.
 Strong relationship management skills including negotiations and conflict resolution capabilities
 Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with key stakeholders and colleagues.
 Ability to identify potential risks and corrective actions. Sound analytical and reasoning skills – focus on “root cause” identification and remediation and/or mitigation.
 Significant experience writing effective reports which clearly and concisely describe risk assessment; reports are easily accessible to the technical and non-technical professional.
 Fluency in English Language (written & spoken) is essential.

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

If you’re interested in the position of Project Director apply through the apply button.


Expiring: Nov 28, 2019
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Employment Type: Full time
Duration: 3 years with possible extension
Immediate Supervisor: Director, Operations

About African Bamboo
African Bamboo is a pioneer technology, distribution, manufacturing, and forestry group focused on the development and commercialization of a fundamentally new application of bamboo based products from Africa into hardwood timber and polymer substituting products such as natural fiber composites (NFC), bamboo plastic composite (BPC), medium density fiber-boards (MDF), oriented strand boards (OSB), particle board (PB), bamboo plywood and more. Our business model centers on creating a high performance product that substitutes plastics or hardwood timber and is environmentally friendly over their full life cycle. All our products will be made from abundantly available, fast growing, and renewable bamboo resource with durability and performance parameters exceeding the relevant European or International norms and standards.

Job Profile
The CFO provides financial advice and support to the executive management team of African Bamboo (AB) to enable sound business decisions, and understanding of the cash flowing through and out of the AB’s business by ensuring financial practices are in line with international standards (IFRS) and all statutory legislation and regulations.

The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company. S/he is responsible for the development of a financial strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

The CFO directly assists the Director, Operations on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.


Description of Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Primarily
1.1 Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.
1.2 Develop organization prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities; projecting expansion prospects; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement.
1.3 Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
1.4 Train and develop the finance team to be able to apply and execute financial policy and accounting procedure manual of African Bamboo in an efficient manner.
1.5 Initiate review of financial policy and Accounting procedures in light of computer system application & dynamism.
African Bamboo BV | Kingsfordweg 151 | 1043 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands | +31 204 91 91 91 | info@african-bamboo.com | www.african-bamboo.com
1.6 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
1.7 Ensure that all information required for the purpose of auditing is available and institutionalizes the resultant Management comments.
1.8 Administer budgets of African Bamboo and analyzes variances accordingly.
1.9 Introduce cost accumulation mechanisms whereby to determine prices of service products with due consideration of market value.
1.10 Produce reports on the utilization fund channeled to African Bamboo from donors & partners in line with prior agreement
1.11 Prepare operational and risk reports for management analysis.
1.12 Ensure the finance team is effectively managed and with an emphasis on empowerment, accountability, continuous improvement, productivity and goal attainment.
1.13 Evaluate the performance of the finance team fairly & rationally and identify and develop potential successors.
1.14 Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with all partners that have direct or indirect financial stake.
1.15 Exchange financial information and align financial activities with AB’s holding company in Netherlands


Description of Major Duties and Responsibilities:

key Activities
1. Financial System
1.1 Validate the accounting system rollout
1.2 Establish IFRS compliant monthly reporting system
1.3 Establish IFRS compliant vouchering system
1.4 Establish IFRS compliant financial records index, files, & folders

2. Consolidated Financial Statements
2.1 Prepare AB BV and AB Plc annual statement
2.2. Prepare AB BV and AB Plc financial statement for each business unit
2.3. Prepare AB financial summary on the basis of source of Fund: Equity, Debt
2.4. Prepare AB financial summary on the basis total Assets, total equity, total liability
2.5. Prepare monthly cash flow
2.6. Actual vs. Forecast Capital Expenditure
2.7. Actual vs. Forecast Operation Expenditure
2.8 Business Development Target Report by business units (KPI)
2.9 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
2.10 Financial support of shareholding structure by Business units (operating companies), holding company and the Plc
2.11 Financial support of commercial contracts

3. Financial Model and Accounting System Alignment
3.1 Undertake Charts of Accounts (current) Alignment with Business model for the 4 operating units (Factory, Forestry, Distribution and IP)

4. Manual (Standard Operating Procedures)
4.1 Prepare the standard systems for Procurement and Assets in order to control registration & handling of properties towards safeguarding the interest of African Bamboo.
4.2 Validate the standard systems for Finance and HR in order to control registration & handling of properties towards safeguarding the interest of African Bamboo.
African Bamboo BV | Kingsfordweg 151 | 1043 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands | +31 204 91 91 91 | info@african-bamboo.com | www.african-bamboo.com
4.3 Train and develop the finance team to be able to apply and execute financial policy and accounting procedure manual of African Bamboo in an efficient manner.
4.4 Initiate review of financial policy and Accounting procedures in light of computer system application & dynamism.
4.5 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization

5. Due Diligence Readiness
5.1 Undertake Audited financial statements for each of the Company, with the auditor’s opinion and all footnotes.
5.2 Undertake Un-audited financial statements for each of the Company for the most recent month or quarter end.
5.3 Preparatory Q&A
5.4 Defend due diligence

6. Company Formation
6.1 Support formation of
 Holding companies
 Operating companies
6.2 Tax memo on consequence of planned company structure:
 Holding companies
 Operating companies
6.3 Tax memo on double taxation treaty applications between Netherlands and Ethiopia
6.4 Trading

Required qualification and experience
 B.A/M.A in Accounting and Finance or Business Administration. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance, and IFRS certification.
 5 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years at leadership position.
 Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job
 Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Stress resilient and flexible
 Experience in the international scenario, especially in import/export business
 Special Training: Peachtree, Computer skill is essential

African Bamboo is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 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.

Expiring: Oct 03, 2019
Country Business Development Manager , Ivory Coast

Our client produces, processes and distributes glass for the construction sector.

Role / Job
Background: in line with the Division strategy to expand its geographical footprint, our client is looking for a Country Business Development Manager to take the lead of the market development in Ivory Coast and Senegal.

Goal
1. Build an in depth understanding of the countries glass market and business environment
2. Promote the company's products on the local and regional market (architects, general constructors, distributors, etc.) and establish the brand as a leading glass player.
3. Develop high level contacts with local key stakeholders.
4. Together with the management, envision the company's next steps of development in the area.

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Scope: Ivory-Coast & Senegal

Mission: The Country Business Development Manager will be in charge of
• In depth glass market understanding including trends, economic indicators, direct and indirect customers, supply chain, logistics, product range, market prices,
• Business strategy propositions including value proposition, business model and logistic,
• Promotion of the company's products & support to architects, general constructors, distributors, processors, etc.,
• Cooperation with the company's agent and commercial office in Europe whenever necessary,
• Development of a broad and relevant network of local contacts, including key decision makers,
• Organization of exploration missions for the company's members in his area of responsibility,
• Functional report to the Strategy Office in Belgium, with regular reporting, exchange & alignment.

Requirements
The candidate must have a solid entrepreneurial profile with strong commercial skills in BtoB environments, and ideally have a relevant experience in the construction industry and a proven experience in developing business in French-speaking West-Africa. He is able to manage his daily work in a very autonomous and proactive way, while easily detecting situations where approval by management is required. He ensures the Compliances Rules and maintains a high quality service and brand image at all levels of his activity. Creative, ambitious, comfortable with uncertainty, he is a highly trustable and reliable person. Skilled at building partnerships, and politically savvy, he is able to initiate long term business relationships.

Profile
• Master Degree in Engineering/Business/other to be evaluated.
• Minimum 4 years of relevant experience (ideally in a similar job).
• Relevant background in BtoB environment (ideally construction industry, ideally sales or marketing).
• Proven experience in developing business in French-speaking west-Africa.
• Sales & marketing oriented, strong commercial skills and ability to compile business proposals.
• Result-driven with excellent communication & networking skills.
• Trustworthy and reliable, good work ethic.
• Fast learner/dynamic/agile/self-started and ambitious.
• Fluent in French and in English, any other language is a plus.
• Valid driver license.
• Willingness to travel all over his area of responsibility.

We offer
• A key “initiator” role in the new representative office in a vibrant region, which offers amazing opportunities in the coming years.
• Autonomy on the daily work with strong support from the European HQ whenever needed.
• The opportunity to make the function and role growing along with the business strategy.
• Attractive package.
• Extensive glass training in Europe.
• Personal development & learnings opportunities.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Business Development Manager in Côte D'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 25, 2019
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

Interested?
For more background information please check out the website www.stichtingbouwen.nl 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

Tasks
• 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.

Requirements
• 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: www.swisscontact.org/jobs

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

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