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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
JUNIOR MANAGERS IN GHANA , Ghana

We are looking for immediate employment two dynamic Junior Managers for our pineapple plantation in Ghana.

The Milani company runs since 25 years a plantation in Ghana. Pineapple for fresh export is the main produce.
The mother firm of the Milani group of companies is located in Zurich and in charge for the sales and marketing of the export products.

Working place: Central Region, Volta Region, Ghana

1. Position: Junior Manager Operations
- BSC Degree in science (agronomy, biology, maths, environmental science or others)
- Experience and skills in all matters related to technical matters
- Tasks
o Leading the operations or part of it in the field from cultivation to export
o Leading production teams up to 60 staff members

2. Position: Junior Manager Administration
- BSC Degree in Management, Finance/Accounting or HR
- Experience and skills in administration and management of middle-sized enterprises
- Africa-related experience and kind of love for this continent
- Negotiating skills
- Tasks
o According to skills and experience, in charge of accounting, purchase, administrative tasks of the plantation.

Are you interested in becoming a Junior Manager 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.

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Expiring: Mar 26, 2019
MANAGING DIRECTOR IN GHANA , Ghana

Position: Managing Director
Location: Accra, Ghana
Travel: Approximately 50% international
Start Date: TBD

Background
Established in 2011, the Global Shea Alliance (www.globalshea.com) is a non-profit industry association with 450 members from 33 countries including women’s groups, brands and retailers, suppliers, and civil society. Through public private partnerships, the GSA promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics.

Position Description:
The managing director leads a dynamic, multidisciplinary team to develop, scale, and execute the association’s agenda. The executive develops the association strategy through multi-stakeholder facilitation, manages implementation of all policies and projects, raises public and private funding to scale activities, oversees finances, and facilitates the governance structure.

Strategy
- Facilitate sustainability and quality working groups to develop member guidelines, standards, implementation models, and best practices.
- Coordinate member and stakeholder feedback on association activities.
- Propose new projects and course corrections at the level of working groups, executive committee, and general assembly.
- Achieve industry consensus of any proposed policy or activity.
- Oversee the development of the GSA sustainability program and related guidelines, implementation criteria, work streams, technical manuals, and research initiatives.
- Oversee the development and implementation of quality standards for shea kernels and butter.
- Launch global promotion working group to develop industry marketing activities.

Operations
- Recruit and manage a 10-person secretariat team based in Accra with specialties in sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, partnership development, communications, and finance.
- Develop annual work plans and budgets for approval of executive committee and relevant donors.
- Ensure target completion of funded initiatives including warehouses, cooperative development, health and safety, environmental conservation, parkland management, and tree planting.
- Oversee monitoring and evaluation and best practice development for implemented activities.
- Manage relationships with key donors and private funding partners.
- Ensure compliance with donor contractual requirements.
- Oversee production and high-quality delivery of member and donor reports.
- Coordinate four international conferences and exhibitions in Africa, U.S., and EU to promote the industry and association activities.
- Oversee regular communication via website, newsletters, electronic mailings, and social media.
- Facilitate publication and dissemination of consumer and industry facing articles and videos.
- Oversee individual member advisory services and market linkage activities.
- Implement policy reforms to alleviate trade barriers related to food safety and identity regulations through legal interventions, multinational dialogue, and public private collaboration.
- Oversee implementation of industry research initiatives and publications.
- Represent association at high level industry and government forums.

Expansion
- Lead recruitment of new private members ensuring broad based geographical and stakeholder representation, with a particular focus on membership expansion of large category end-users of shea based products.
- Develop partnerships with existing members to implement existing policies and projects.
- Develop partnerships with public and private donors to raise funding and implement association policies related to sustainability, quality, and promotion.
- Oversee production of technical and cost proposals for new funding opportunities.
- Negotiate and sign contracts with donors.
- Lead growth of internal funds generated related to service provision.

Governance and Financial Management
- Coordinate executive committee activities including bi-annual meetings and finance, membership, and policy subcommittees.
- Ensure member and donor approval of all relevant activities.
- Facilitate the annual general assembly, annual report production, and associating voting processes.
- Authorize daily expenditures and oversee procurement procedures.
- Oversee production of monthly bank reconciliations, cash book production, variance analysis, and executive committee financial reports.
- Oversee and approval all donor financial reporting requirements.
- Oversee annual financial audit and publication of financial statements.

Preferred Qualifications
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a high-level leadership position with industry or civil society, preferably related to natural ingredient supply chains.
• Demonstrated ability to raise significant public and private funding for social and environmental initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with industry stakeholders including food and cosmetic brands, ingredient suppliers, women’s groups, and non-profit organizations while ensuring anti-trust compliance and confidentiality of propriety information.
• Proven project management experience to implement large complex initiatives with multiple donors and partners.
• Proficiency with industry, consumer facing, and non-profit related communications.
• Background in multi-stakeholder facilitation.
• Background in non-profit management.
• Experience with rural development and women’s empowerment in Africa.
• Fluent in English.
• Proficient in French.

The motivation should include a brief paragraph outlining specific accomplishments related to relevant qualifications.

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: May 18, 2018
Sales Engineer in South Africa (3x) , South Africa

We are recruiting three Sales Engineers for our client, which is a European supplier for factory and process automation products.

Job domain: Division Factory Automation
Reports to: Area Sales Manager FA - Sub-Saharan Africa

OBJECTIVES
 Obtaining/Maintaining the position of market leader within the FA area by selling FA products to predefined market segments.
 Achieving the predetermined sales objective (with regard to products, product groups, turnover, gross margin, new customer acquisition, etc…) within the defined sales area.
 Developing the sales area in order to reach the goals of the company and acquire a maximum client satisfaction regarding quality

KNOWLEDGE LEVEL, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCES

1. Education, necessary for the execution of the position:
- Bachelor, Master Electro mechanics or Electronics (specialisation measurement and control technology is an advantage), National Diploma or equivalent.

2. Knowledge and experience, necessary for the execution of the position:
- Good knowledge of measurement and control technology, DCS architecture, digital communication
- Knowledge of legislation around explosion protection and environmental legislation
- Thorough knowledge of the FA market and its competition based on previous relevant work experience in a technical sales position
- Good knowledge of automation technology, PLC architecture, digital communication
- Good knowledge of FA products and their application
- Excellent knowledge of English
- Computer literate

3. Behavioural competences:
- Integrity
- Reliability
- Credibility
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- Independence
- Team player
- Active listener
- Proactive and anticipated minded
- Passionate
- Result driven
- Commercial minded based on technical knowledge
- Quality oriented
- Analytical and structured orientation
- Flexibility
- Excellent negotiation, presentation, coordination and organisational skills


RESULT AREAS + TASKS

1. Commercial contacts
- Further expand contacts and service with existing customers with the intention to increase the sales potential, regarding the FA range. For important customers the External Sales Engineer receives support of the Area.
- Maintaining contact and transferring relevant information to the area responsible of the GPP team, who is responsible for the coordination of international projects
- Further expand contacts and service with existing customers with the intention to increase the sales potential, initially with regard to the FA range. For important customers the External Sales Engineer receives support of the Area.
- Giving technical support and advice to clients and prospects concerning the product range FA.
- Searching for and visiting new clients (customer acquisition).
- Offering solutions to clients for the company's products and their applications.
- Giving product presentations and product trainings to clients.
- Preparing and presenting quotations according to the internal guidelines with regard to price setting and conditions.
- Follow-up quotations.
- Introduction of new products in the given area.
- Participation to fairs
- Taking initiative in accordance with the policy

2. Marketing
- Follow-up of evolutions in the market and with competitors on a non-stop base with regard to sales data, products and applications
- Regularly report market developments, sales expectations, market potential and results of market research

3. Tasks with regard to organisation
- Budget definition and responsibility for allocated Accounts
- Visit reporting in Siebel
- Self-tuition regarding (new) products
- Reporting and succession of opportunities in Siebel

Are you interested in becoming an External Sales Engineer in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 05, 2019
Regional Sales Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Our client is a large European distributor of food commodities that is expanding into the Ghanaian market. They are looking for an independent and self-motivated person to become their Regional Sales Manager in Ghana.

Objective:
• Secure continuity and expansion of the company’s position on the Ghanaian market linked to the annual business and the companies long term plan for Africa and more specific Ghana.
• Acquire new customers -in close cooperation with the local distributors/agents- and grow our business with existing customers
• Scout opportunities with larger customers and (international) chains like hotels, restaurants, retail, convenience
• Launch new products -together with the distributor/agent- on the market, support and promote the products and brands and scout opportunities in the market for new concepts and products
• Build local networks
• Make optimal use of assigned marketing budgets for brand communication and visibility in the market
• Support our distributor’s/agents in the market regarding logistic affairs, managing information and communication to and from the head office in Europe
• Support the Area Manager Africa on a day to day base in the local market and report on a weekly basis e.g. results, opportunities.
• Competences: can convince and influence, relation/network manager, entrepreneurial, commercial and promotional skills
• Price and trade term negotiation is NOT the responsibility of the sales manager
• Activation, Initiation and out roll promotions

What we are looking for:
• Local employee - Ghana based
• International attitude - with respect for being able to work locally for a European company
• Should have experience in sales and business development, preferably for a larger company in food manufacturing
• Somebody that can work around and be accepted by the local distributors and agents
• Should have sales/promotion/market execution experience and a sales/customer network in the Ghanaian market.
• Should have experience with working with agents/distributors
• Next to local language(s) should be sufficient in English (both written and oral), French is a nice extra.

What is on offer:
• One-year contract, with possible extension
• Standalone job with loads of traveling
• Competitive package with sales related bonus

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 15, 2019

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