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Production Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Van Den Berg Roses is an International Company specializing in growing Roses with farms in Netherlands; established in 1975, Kenya; established in 2004 and China; established in 2007, with a total production area of 920 M2 and an annual production of 275 million stems.

The production area for the Kenya Farm is currently 51 ha (hectares), with a yearly export production of 135 million stems of fresh cut roses. Our main export destinations are the European markets, where the company has developed its own niche. Van Den Berg Roses is certified by MPS A B C, MPS GAP, MPS-SQ, MPS ETI, GRASP and Fairtrade.

We are searching for a Production Manager, Rosefarm Kenya, Naivasha

POSITION OVERVIEW
We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled, self-motivated and charismatic Production Manager with a strong bias for management skills in implementing crop production process from planning, harvest to post harvest. You should have at least one year of experience in a similar role, growing under IPM and on a farm producing for direct market.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Part of Senior Management Team.
• Motivating and coaching the Production Team
• Direct oversight accountability of all activities in the field and packhouse to ensure high quality Roses for the markets.
• Meeting production targets, weekly, monthly and annually.
• Making production projections and budget control within the available resources.
• Green house management with crop management and husbandry adhering to good agronomic practices.
• Make weekly progress reports for discussion with the Director Kenya and Director NL.
• Review and work closely with the production consultants.

REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or agriculture from a reputable institution
• Analytical and thorough in approach to problems and opportunities.
• Excellent knowledge of the English language
• Product knowledge of the European market

APPLYING FOR PRODUCTION MANAGER
If you are up for this challenge and can identify yourself with the profile mentioned above, we would like to receive your application letter and curriculum vitae.

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

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Apr 04, 2021
Potato Seed Venture Lead in Rwanda , Rwanda

About the role:
We're looking for a passionate, dynamic, seed entrepreneur to lead our entry into the potato seed market in Rwanda. After two years of success in supporting the development of the hybrid maize seed market now serving over 30% of national demand and over 460,000 farmers - One Acre Fund is now excited to begin diversifying our seed product offering to potato seed. We require a candidate who is willing to make it their life's mission for the next two years to grow the best quality seed for Rwandan farmers and to navigate any challenge this process throws at them with patience, positivity and passion. This project aims to bring the highest quality potato seed to tens of thousands of Rwandan farmers. This work will create hundreds of thousands of dollars of impact by increased harvest and nutrition for farm households within the next two years.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Seed Department Manager you will:
• Lead the development and introduction of our potato seed portfolio
• Bring over 1000 MT of certified seed to market in our first year enough for an estimated 10,000 farmers
• Develop relationships with local and international providers of germplasm and existing mini-tuber suppliers to guarantee a supply of pre-basic seed
• Select varieties to produce suitable for our market - high yield, disease resistance and ware potato characteristics
• Develop flagship pre-basic, basic and certified seed production farm(s)
• Develop our existing partners and new partners into quality early generation potato seed producers
• Where beneficial/necessary build partnerships with government organizations, regulatory bodies, farm cooperatives, seed companies and other partners to ensure the success of the program
• Work with the local authorities to ensure all seed meets the required standards:
• Develop a lab suitable for phytosanitary testing (ELISA, PCR and seed quality testing)
• Review current seed testing practices and capacity build where necessary to ensure the Rwandan market meets international standards
• Work with in-country potato centres which are already working to support quality seed production with seed producers
• Provide support on developing the technical elements on funding applications with our Business Development Team and Business Operations Lead
• Develop the required infrastructure and systems for long-term success for seed potato
• Build small-medium size cold storage units for pre-basic and basic seed storage
• Rent or build warehousing spaces suitable for certified seed dormancy breaking
• Develop strategy for infrastructure and investments required for long-term success of potato seed in Rwanda
• Solve systematic potato supply chain challenges in Rwanda to grow a viable, profitable, high-quality seed business

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. Youll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. Youll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for(https://oneacrefund.org/work-with-us/application-process/qualifications/). For this role specifically, you will have:
• Obsession/passion for getting quality seed to farmers (this role will be a lot of work and we need someone intrinsically motivated to make it successful)
• Minimum Master's or 5+ years experience in Seed Breeding or related field - strong preference for potato or horticultural crop breeding
• Entrepreneurial mindset (this is relatively new territory for OAF)
• Operations and project planning experience
• Experience or ability to smoothly work with external partners
• Model business scenarios (can create/maintain complex spreadsheets)
• Experience working with seed potato would be very highly regarded

Preferred Start Date
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19(https://oneacrefund.org/blog/?category=161) and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location
Kigali, Rwanda

BENEFITS
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; African Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Are you interested in becoming a Potato Seed Venture Lead in Rwanda? 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: Jan 22, 2021
Project Manager Agro-foresterie in DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Elle exécute et coordonne la politique belge de développement international, et travaille principalement pour le compte de l’État belge. L’Agence met également en œuvre des actions pour d’autres organisations nationales et internationales. Avec 1400 collaborateurs, dont plus de 70 % de personnel local, Enabel gère quelque 150 projets, essentiellement en Afrique.

Contexte
Dans le cadre du développement de nos activités (notamment en République Démocratique du Congo et ultérieurement dans d’autres pays), , nous recherchons plusieurs project manager dans le domaine de l’agroforesterie.
Votre objectif général est de piloter le changement devant conduire à une réduction de la déforestation et de la dégradation du couvert forestier en diminuant l’impact des activités humaines et des dynamiques démographiques existantes sur les forêts et en améliorant la gouvernance des ressources naturelles (forêts et terres) dans les zones ciblées. Cet objectif trouve sa place au sein d’une démarche globale d’aménagement et de développement des territoires susceptible d’en mobiliser les principaux acteurs et d’en articuler les différentes composantes (sociale, économique, culturelle et institutionnelle) et s’inscrit dans les actions en lien avec le changement climatique (https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/changement-climatique-et-environnement).

Description de la fonction

VOS RESPONSABILITES :
· En tant que project manager : Veiller à l’intégration de l’ensemble des domaines de gestion de l’intervention (contenu/scope, planning, budget, qualité, etc.) afin de garantir de bons débuts, progrès et résultats de l’intervention et sa contribution aux résultats de développement.
· En tant que coordinateur des activités : Coordonner les activités et assurer leur réalisation, conformément aux accords convenus et aux procédures définies afin de réaliser les objectifs de l’intervention.
· En tant qu’expert : Contribuer à la mise en œuvre de l’intervention à travers des inputs comme expert afin de garantir l’atteinte des objectifs de l’intervention.
· En tant qu’appui au changement : Appuyer les personnes identifiées pour diriger le processus de changement et contribuer au renforcement des capacités des structures partenaires afin de contribuer à l’amélioration de leur organisation, de leurs processus et systèmes ainsi que des compétences de leur personnel.
· En tant que gestionnaire de connaissances : Coordonner le processus d’apprentissage sur la manière dont une intervention contribue au développement d’un (sous-)secteur afin d’assurer la diffusion des connaissances et/ou des résultats générés à travers ce processus.
· En tant que people manager : Diriger l’équipe placée sous sa responsabilité hiérarchique afin de disposer de personnel qualifié et motivé.
· En tant qu’expert monitoring & evaluation : Assurer que les projets disposent de et utilisent des informations pertinentes sur les résultats pour la prise de décision, l’apprentissage et pour rendre des comptes sur les résultats atteints, ainsi qu’assurer le suivi de la performance des projets afin de garantir une bonne gestion.

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis
· Master (Ingénieur des Eaux et Forêts, Ingénieur agronome, Bioingénieur, Agro-environnementaliste, Agro-forestier, Aménagiste, spécialiste en Développement local).

Expériences requises
• Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le pilotage de projets s’inscrivant dans la coopération internationale ;
• 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le domaine de la gestion durable de l’espace forestier, de l’agro-foresterie et/ou de l’agronomie tropicale ;
• Minimum une expérience de travail pertinente en Afrique subsaharienne ;
• Une expérience en tant que responsable d’équipe ;
• Une expérience diversifiée dans plusieurs projets constitue un atout.

Compétences et connaissances requises
• Compréhension étendue et approfondie de tous les aspects liés à la coopération au développement ;
• Connaissance approfondie des méthodologies de gestion de projet ;
• Compétences en monitoring et évaluation ;
• Capacité à mettre en œuvre un processus de changement ;
• Gestion des connaissances et capitalisation ;
• Connaissance du mécanisme REDD+ et des dispositifs de certification type FSC ;
• La connaissance des systèmes d’information géographique constitue un atout ;
• Expression aisée tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit en Français ou en Néerlandais. De très bonnes capacités de communication orale et écrite en Français et une bonne compréhension de l’anglais sont exigées.
Vous vous engagez à respecter la vision, la mission et les valeurs d’Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/vision-mission-valeurs-de-enabel).

Nous vous offrons
• Une fonction passionnante et diversifiée au sein d’une organisation en constante évolution et dans un environnement international.
• L’intégration dans notre réserve de candidat·es (pour 3 ans) à contacter dès qu’un poste se libère ou se crée. Par la suite, nous vous proposerons un contrat de la durée du projet au sein d’un des pays dans lesquels Enabel est active.
• Vous êtes engagé au sein d'Enabel dans la fonction "Intervention Manager". Le package salarial de cette fonction correspond à notre barème (classe 6) et comprend le salaire mensuel brut, ainsi que des avantages liés à votre statut d’expatrié au sein d’Enabel tels qu'une indemnité d'éloignement, d'affectation, de pénibilité, la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants accompagnants (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille, etc.
• En cas d’expatriation sans les membres de la famille (personnes à charge), jusqu’à 6 billets d’avion aller-retour supplémentaires par an vers le pays d’origine ou toute autre destination (plafonnés suivant le règlement d’Enabel).
Les différents montants varient en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Enabel s’engage pour l’égalité des chances et la diversité au sein de son personnel. Les candidat.e.s sont choisi.e.s uniquement sur la base de leurs compétences.

Intéressé.e?
Postulez, au plus tard le 01/12/2020, et joignez votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation.

Seules les candidatures introduites via le lien ci-dessus seront prises en considération.

Are you interested in becoming a 'Project Manager Agro-foresterie' in DRC? 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: Dec 01, 2020
Expert en Agro-foresterie en RDC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Elle exécute et coordonne la politique belge de développement international, et travaille principalement pour le compte de l’État belge. L’Agence met également en œuvre des actions pour d’autres organisations nationales et internationales. Avec 1400 collaborateurs, dont plus de 70 % de personnel local, Enabel gère quelque 150 projets, essentiellement en Afrique.

Contexte
Dans le cadre du développement de nos activités (notamment en République Démocratique du Congo et ultérieurement dans d’autres pays), nous engageons plusieurs Experts en Foresterie.
Votre objectif général est de réduire la déforestation et la dégradation du couvert forestier en diminuant l’impact des activités humaines et des dynamiques démographiques existantes sur celui-ci notamment via des pratiques favorisant la sédentarisation de l’agriculture et en améliorant la gouvernance des ressources naturelles (forêts et terres) dans les zones ciblées. Cet objectif trouve sa place au sein d’une démarche d’aménagement et de développement des territoires susceptible d’en mobiliser les principaux acteurs et d’en articuler les différentes composantes (sociale, économique, culturelle et institutionnelle) et s’inscrit dans les actions en lien avec le changement climatique (https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/changement-climatique-et-environnement).

Description de la fonction

VOS RESPONSABILITES :
- Contribuer à la mise en œuvre du programme en prenant part à la planification, l’exécution, la coordination, le monitoring et l’évaluation des activités afin d’assurer que les résultats du programme soient atteints dans le temps d’exécution imparti ; notamment la consolidation des fondamentaux d’une gestion forestière durable et l’apport de pratiques innovantes en lien avec les objectifs et résultats attendus.
- Mettre en place et coordonner tous les inputs techniques relatifs aux pratiques visant une gestion durable du couvert forestier en interaction avec celles existantes au niveau agricole (agroécologie, agroforesterie) et les alimenter par une veille quant aux recherches et expériences récentes en matière d’accompagnement de la transition agro-écologique ; mobiliser, coacher et former les équipes et partenaires sur ces thématiques.
- Organiser les capitalisations, la gestion et le partage des connaissances afin de générer un environnement inclusif, informé et confiant au sein du programme.
- Accompagner le changement, renforcer les connaissances des populations locales sur les pratiques durables ainsi que les capacités des structures partenaires, notamment en matière de foresterie et de pratiques agro écologiques, afin de contribuer à l’amélioration de leur organisation, de leurs processus et systèmes, à l’acquisition de nouvelles compétences et de pratiques innovantes au niveau de leurs équipes.
- Contribuer au développement des dynamiques d’échanges avec les autres projets, en particulier avec le secteur de la formation professionnelle et notamment pour travailler sur une approche territoriale du Développement Local.

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis
· Master (Ingénieur des Eaux et Forêts, Ingénieur agronome, Bio-ingénieur, Agro-environnementaliste, Agro-forestier, Aménagiste, spécialiste en Développement local).

Expériences requises
• Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le domaine de l’agro-foresterie ;
• Un expérience pertinente dans le domaine de la gestion durable de l’espace forestier, de l’aménagement du territoire (interactions forêt-agriculture) et des pratiques d’agro-foresterie ;
• Une expérience internationale (c’est-à-dire dans le secteur du développement international et en dehors de son pays d’origine) constitue un atout.
Compétences et connaissances requises
• Connaissance du mécanisme REDD+ et des dispositifs de certification type FSC
• Bonne compréhension des aspects liés au développement international (contexte, enjeux, partenaires, fonctionnement…) ;
• Capacité à mettre en œuvre un processus de changement ;
• Gestion des connaissances et capitalisation ;
• Gestion axée sur les résultats ;
• Capacité à utiliser les nouvelles technologies en vigueur dans le domaine d’expertise ;
• Expression aisée tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit en Français ou en Néerlandais. De très bonnes capacités de communication orale et écrite en Français et une bonne compréhension de l’anglais est exigée.
Vous vous engagez à respecter la vision, la mission et les valeurs d’Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/fr/content/vision-mission-valeurs-de-enabel).

Nous vous offrons
• Une fonction passionnante et diversifiée dans un environnement international.
• L’intégration dans notre réserve de candidat·es (pour 3 ans) à contacter dès qu’un poste se libère ou se crée. Par la suite, nous vous proposerons un contrat de la durée du projet au sein d’un des pays dans lesquels Enabel est active.
• Un package salarial comprenant le salaire mensuel brut correspondant à nos barèmes (classe 6), ainsi que des avantages liés à votre statut d’expatrié au sein d’Enabel tels qu'une indemnité d'éloignement, d'affectation, de pénibilité, la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement et d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants accompagnants (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille, etc.
• En cas d’expatriation sans les membres de la famille (personnes à charge), jusqu’à 6 billets d’avion aller-retour supplémentaires par an vers le pays d’origine ou toute autre destination (plafonnés suivant le règlement d’Enabel).
Les différents montants varient en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Enabel s’engage pour l’égalité des chances et la diversité au sein de son personnel. Les candidat.e.s sont choisi.e.s uniquement sur la base de leurs compétences.

Intéressé.e?
Postulez, au plus tard le 01/12/2020, et joignez votre CV actualisé et une lettre de motivation.

Seules les candidatures introduites via le lien ci-dessus seront prises en considération.

Are you interested in becoming an 'Expert en Agro-foresterie en RDC'? 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: Dec 01, 2020
Senior Harvest Manager in Kenya , Kenya

About the Role
The Senior Harvest Manager (SHM) is a mid-level management role who is the primary support to the Operations Coordinator and Harvest Manager. The SHM will be responsible for planning, training and collaborating with other departments and internal stakeholders to ensure a seamless flow of harvest activities for all harvest teams reporting to them. The SHM is also critical in the management of resources deployed for harvest activities and will be responsible for ensuring sufficient support and accountability of harvest teams.

This role will be based in Naivasha, Kenya.

What You Will do

Team Management & Leadership
- Manage productivity and quality of outcomes by monitoring performance with frequent follow-up and using measurable criteria. Provide regular advice & coaching to improve performance.
- Train, coach and mentor direct reports to develop their skills, knowledge and capacity to succeed in their current roles and allow for growth in their Komaza careers.
- Build a positive, motivated team culture, supporting key values of honesty, hard work, and quality aligned with company values.
- Oversee data collection via appropriate data collection tools. Ensure data integrity. Analyze data to make critical decisions.
- Lead team problem solving to quickly resolve challenges. Coordinate case management with the team, ensuring everything is well documented and/or shared with the relevant departments for their input, implementation & feedback.
- Lead performance management and other Talent related activities, support the professional development of managers and their teams
- Act as the focal point between the Operations Coordinator and the Field Managers.
- Lead in collaboration projects with other departments.

Planning
- Prepare harvest plans for the teams and communicate the plans to teams members in appropriate time
- Ensure a steady harvest pipeline is sustained throughout the year
- Effectively plan with Harvest Managers to ensure teams achieve planned outputs.

Safety Compliance
- Supervise and ensure safety compliance within teams during harvest OPs.
- Ensure standards of excellence are maintained throughout felling, extraction and loading of trees
- Ensure all PPEs are in place and used correctly by all Komaza teams and casual workers at all times
- Train and retrain teams on safety measures
- Deal with non compliance of safety SOPs and reward/recognize adherence to the same
- Support the team with immediate action in case of a safety incident occurring.

Logistics Coordination
- The SHM shall work closely with the Business Operations Officer and external service providers to manage transport, he/she shall share Harvest Operations plans with the Business Operations team and other relevant departments such as Finance to allow for smooth operations and effective interdepartmental collaboration.
- The SHM shall work hand in hand with service providers to ensure they meet SLAs as agreed with Komaza and to organize contingency where needs arise.

Data Management
- Train the team on data collection, quality control and reporting procedures
- Ensure that the team is equipped with the right tools and skills for accurate data reporting
- Collaborate with the design team to use data to inform operational and strategic decisions
- Conduct data audits to ensure that high standards of data accuracy are maintained.

What You Have
- Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two years’ experience in managing complex people centered operations; or a Diploma with over 5 years’ experience managing complex operations
- 2 years experience in managing teams working in environments that require the maintenance of high safety standards
- Experience in Forestry or Wood Harvesting is an added advantage
- Training and coaching ability and experience
- Proven experience planning and coordinating cross-functional projects, including effective lateral and upward management.
- Advance computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

You're Also
- Highly collaborative
- Strong written and spoken English and Kiswahili
- Ability to plan complex, dynamic projects and operations
- Energetic and enthusiastic, willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done
- Well-organized with experience in project management
- Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical and environmental hurdles
- Excellent work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to detail
- Proven ability to self-manage and deliver results
- Interest in Sustainable Economic Development and / or Agroforestry Problem solver.

What’s in it for you?
Great vision without great people is irrelevant, Jim Collins wisely stated. If you share Komaza’s vision and want to help make it a reality, apply today! We offer a competitive remuneration package and an opportunity to further your career.

Komaza is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Harvest Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 27, 2020
Chief Executive Officer in Tanzania , Tanzania

Our client is a European company active in the horticulture sector in Tanzania.

Position
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is end-responsible for the results of the company. On a regular base, the CEO reports to The Board of Directors of the company. At this start-up stage of the business, the CEO also fulfills all CFO tasks and responsibilities for the company. The CEO forms, together with Chief Operations Officer (COO) and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) the Management Team of the company. The CEO will work from our Headquarter in Moshi.

Key activities & responsibilities

Below are described the main activities and responsibilities for the CEO position:
 Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives as set in the Business Plan, including possible adjustments to the Business Plan as a result of the Corona pandemic. Provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth.
 Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.
 Report together with COO to the Board of Directors about the realized performance and the forecast for the coming period, every 2 months. Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and inform the Board as soon as possible.
 Lead, guide and develop the Management Team to a high performing managerial team.
 Create, together with the Management Team, a company culture that promotes great performance and high employee engagement.
 Enforce and monitor adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics in line with the local and (international) standards and codes as required by Tanzanian law.
 Enforce and oversee the company’s budgeting, reporting, fiscal activity and auditing.
 End-responsible for the financial and non-financial administration and reporting to all stakeholders.
 Build and maintain trust relations with other (partner)organizations, authorities and other stakeholders and represent the company on external events.
 Develop and maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.

Required qualifications & skills

The ideal candidate for the CEO position has:
 A master degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
 A working experience of 5-10 yrs within a medium size-large agricultural business in Tanzania or on the African continent.
 Experience (min 2 yrs) in a senior management position.
 Experience and general knowledge of business finance (budgeting and reporting).
 Is able to build, inspire, motivate and train his team; is a strong team player and leader.
 Is able to build consensus and relationships and has proven negotiation skills.
 Is able to understand new issues quickly, makes wise decisions and is adaptive to new impulses and circumstances.
 Is strict regarding the application of ethical business standards, in word and deed.
 Is fluent in English and preferably Swahili, both in written and in verbal form, and has excellent communication and presentation skills.
 Is highly proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
 And last but not least: the preferred candidate has an entrepreneurial mindset and is always “ready to go for the extra mile”.

What is offered
A challenging job and great working environment with a competitive Compensation & Benefits package that matches with the sector and start-up companies in the market.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Executive Officer in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 23, 2020
Managing Director Production & Sales Tanzania , Tanzania

Are you our new Managing Director with a Production & Sales focus?
Can you help to manage and expand our growing production & sales activity in Tanzania? If so, apply for this vacancy for Managing Director Production & Sales in Tanzania.

The vacancy for a Managing Director Production & Sales at Rijk Zwaan Tanzania
Our two subsidiaries in Tanzania are led by a board of three Managing Directors who are jointly responsible for the entire operation in Tanzania. The two subsidiaries, Q-Sem and Afrisem, consist of a total of 473 employees. Each Managing Director has his own field of attention in breeding, sales & production or finance/HR. The candidate we are looking for will be focusing on the production and sales activities.

Within this role the production responsibility focuses on the production activities at two stations. Together with the Production Managers you take care of a high quality seed production in Tanzania and breeding support for the breeding programs in Europe. In this role you work together with many departments and colleagues, such as the Quality Assurance Department, Station Manager(s) and maintenance and Repair teams to ensure high quality seed productions are carried out. An important focus is the optimization of several processes. For the commercial part you work closely together with the Sales Manager and the sales team, who serve all our clients throughout the country. You have an important people oriented role. You will provide purpose, direction, and motivation for the teams.
As Managing Director Production & Sales it is important to have a broad interest in all aspects of managing a company including fostering the Rijk Zwaan company culture and the public image of the company.

We are seeking a Managing Director Production & Sales with:
An academic degree (Masters) in the field of horticulture and knowledge of growing vegetables
• At least 10 years relevant experience
• Proven and adequate horticultural experience
• People oriented leadership skills
• Positive thinking and attitude
• You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Swahili and/or Dutch is an advantage.

You are a good leader and organizer with an international outlook. You have an active and practical approach. You are persistent and you like to solve problems. You are able to think and act independently. You are a team player and you think in long-term processes. You maintain a good balance between the long-term goals and short term demands. You have an open personality, good communication skills, you are trustworthy and sensitive to good advice.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally.
From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,300 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director Production Tanzania? 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: May 16, 2020
Production Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Would you like to live and work abroad for a leading international company where you will have an opportunity to make an individual contribution and where a good working atmosphere is a top priority? If so, Florensis Abyssinia Farm in Ethiopia has the job for you!

Florensis is a supplier of high-quality young plant material for professional growers in the European horticulture sector. Our main office is located in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands. Florensis operates internationally and has various sales and production locations in both Africa and Europe. For our location in Ejersa, Ethiopia, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic full-time Production Manager.

What will you do?
As a Production Manager you are responsible for specific planning and logistics activities at our modern production site in Ethiopia. In this position, you will acquire extensive experience and quickly expand your expertise. The interesting, special and varied Ethiopian environment and culture will constantly offer you professional and personal challenges.
This is a flexible position in which your capacities will be applied where most needed. You will quickly increase your knowledge and build up your experience, while at the same time helping our business to progress.
In short: a challenging position! You will work with a professional team of motivated colleagues and will report directly to the General Manager.

You are able to motivate others, work in a team and create a positive atmosphere; You formulate clear goals that you manage to achieve with your team. You have a positive outlook and demonstrate a fair attitude. You always work from a customer perspective.

You also perform the following duties:

• You manage the Planning and Logistics department;
• You ensure that the correct cuttings are supplied to customers at the right time;
• You inform Florensis Netherlands of the correct availability of cuttings;
• You are a key user of ERP and other support systems;
• You are responsible for optimum greenhouse planning, leading to the highest possible yield;
• You will be working on specific projects at the nursery in Ethiopia;
• You will be co-responsible for production, cultivation and Supply Chain;
• Setting up and organising all aspects of new cultivation procedures/new crops;
• Initial communication with external customers;
• You will be a member of the Management Team (MT).

What we offer:
We are able to offer you a challenging, autonomous and responsible job within a dynamic, international organisation, which profits from short communication lines and a cooperative, no-nonsense work environment. Florensis will provide you with plenty of room for personal growth and development. In addition, Florensis has a large team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues!

What will you bring to the job?
• Completed higher professional education (Dutch hbo), preferably related to the field of horticulture or the equivalent work and educational background developed through practical experience;
• Good knowledge of plants (experience with mother stock plants is an advantage);
• Some working experience (traineeship) abroad;
• You are accurate and have excellent analytical skills;
• You have excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing;
• Willing to live and work in Ethiopia for a longer period of time.

What we offer:
We are able to offer you a challenging, autonomous and responsible job within a dynamic, international organisation, which profits from short communication lines and a cooperative, no-nonsense work environment. Florensis will provide you with plenty of room for personal growth and development. In addition, Florensis has a large team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues!

What will you bring to the job?
• Completed higher professional education (Dutch hbo), preferably related to the field of horticulture or the equivalent work and educational background developed through practical experience;
• Good knowledge of plants (experience with mother stock plants is an advantage);
• Some working experience (traineeship) abroad;
• You are accurate and have excellent analytical skills;
• You have excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing;
• Willing to live and work in Ethiopia for a longer period of time.

Information and applications
Does this sound like the job for you and do you fit the requested profile? Are you ready for this challenge? Have a look at our website: www.florensis.com and click the application button to apply before 15 February 2020. We'd love to hear from you! For more information about this post, please contact Ronald Vijverberg at ronald.vijverberg@florensis.com. An assessment may be included in the recruitment procedure.

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Are you interested in becoming a Production Manager 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: Mar 01, 2020

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