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Business Development Associate in Kenya , Kenya

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 1 million trees with more than 10,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About the Team

With African wood supply under heavy pressure of measures to combat deforestation, and a booming demand driven by economic growth, the Business Development team is continuously working to maximize returns for Komaza and its farmers by addressing the most appealing markets with the most suitable wood products. Curious and impatient, the team combines analytical skills with a hands-on entrepreneurial mentality to develop and test strategies, products and projects to unlock Komaza’s vast growth potential.

About this Role

Are you a driven, strategic problem-solver? Are you excited about starting things from scratch? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and exciting organisation that truly wants to make a social impact? Then this job is for you! As the Business Development Associate, you will play a key role in initiating, developing, and implementing business opportunities to ensure that the wood products we develop are answering our customer needs. Your passion lies in research and data analytics, but you also love to see your proposals being implemented and come to life in practice. To gather the necessary information and ensure successful implementation, you collaborate cross-departmental and with different stakeholders in the office and in the field.

What You Will Do
- Lead or support the research, design, prototyping, evaluation, and implementation of new business opportunities
- Analyse research findings and prepare compelling presentations to support key decisions for management and potential investors
- Facilitate discussions on business process improvements & advising on possible solutions
- Perform cost of sales analyses and coordinate follow-up on identified opportunities
- Capacity building - work with business development team members to convey sales development techniques and technical skills

What You Have
- A Master’s degree in a relevant field
- 2 years working experience in a hands-on analytical role
- A proven track record of solving complex, ambiguous problems in a structured way (e.g., as management consultant, research manager, or business analyst)
- Experience working in East Africa
- Advanced Excel skills for creating analysis and detailed models to inform decision-making
- Passion for Komaza’s mission to lift rural farmers out of poverty through the rapid scaling of our microforestry model

You’re Also
- Excellent at communicating and working with people from a variety of professional and socio-cultural backgrounds
- Flexible, creative, and driven to see projects to completion
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

What’s in it for you?

If you like variety and love learning and you are looking for a role that will allow you to develop and build a successful career, join us! This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Associate 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: Feb 18, 2019
Business Advisor in Ghana , Ghana

Company Description
SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. SNV’s implementation approach focuses on developing innovative solutions to alleviate poverty through sustainable and locally-led development.

SNV has been in Ghana since 1992 and currently implements projects in all ten (10) Regions, providing capacity strengthening support to individuals, communities and businesses. In Ghana, we focus on poverty reduction as articulated in the Ghana Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy as well as in the sustainable development goals. In all sectors of work, SNV incorporates gender & youth, governance for empowerment and other cross-cutting themes to achieve impact, scale, inclusiveness and sustainability.

Among SNV’s Agriculture Projects is the Horti-Fresh Programme. The aim of the programme is “A sustainable and internationally competitive vegetable and fruit sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food
and nutrition security”. The Programme will contribute to three major areas that have been identified and that are in line with Ghana’s development policy: a competitive and innovative high-value fruit and vegetable sector; an inclusive and sustainable fruit and vegetable sector and a conducive business climate that facilitates the development of the fruit and vegetable sector.

Job Description
Position Summary

The Business Advisor is an innovative practitioner with an Agric-economic profile. He/she must be able to facilitate production-push and market-pull dynamics of horticulture value chains in Ghana. He/she is a team player with strong networking, communication and facilitation skills, who is able to engage with a range of public and private sector stakeholders.

Under the supervision of the Horti-Fresh Program Manager, the key responsibilities of the Business Advisor include:
- Supporting the public-private partnerships and initiatives of the program. This includes the preparation of the meetings (agenda/invitations, meeting minutes and follow-up actions)
- Organization of quarterly Business Platform meetings; which are high-level meetings for private sector representatives, researchers and policy makers and government agencies.
- Support horticulture companies with technical agri-business management advice and positioning.
- Developing bankable business plans together with companies.
- Management of cluster development funds that target specific horticulture hotspots in the country; develop a multi-stakeholder platform and public-private action agenda.
- Support trade missions, Horticulture trade fairs & exhibitions and other business-to-business activities.
- Pro-actively explore new Business Opportunities in Ghana’s horticulture sector.

Qualifications
- Applicant must have relevant experience in Agric-economics, Vegetable value chain and good marketing dynamics skills. He/she must have experience in strong communication skills.
- Minimum six years’ experience working in private sector development, preferably in Ghana’s horticulture sector.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in leadership positions.
- Master’s degree in one of the following: Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Food Security and/or related field.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills for developing business case studies and contributing to sector reports (using computer Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel).

Additional Information

Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts.
Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites below will be considered for the position.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Advisor 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: Dec 23, 2018
Business and Finance Specialist in Ivory Coast , Ivory Coast

SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. SNV’s implementation approach focuses on developing innovative solutions to alleviate poverty through sustainable and locally-led development.

SNV has been in Ghana since 1992 and currently implements projects in all ten (10) Regions, providing capacity strengthening support to individuals, communities and businesses. In Ghana, we focus on poverty reduction as articulated in the Ghana Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy as well as in the sustainable development goals. In all sectors of work, SNV incorporates gender & youth, governance for empowerment and other cross-cutting themes to achieve impact, scale, inclusiveness and sustainability.

Among SNV’s Agriculture Projects is the Horti-Fresh Programme. The aim of the programme is “A sustainable and internationally competitive vegetable and fruit sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food
and nutrition security”. The Programme will contribute to three major areas that have been identified and that are in line with Ghana’s development policy: a competitive and innovative high-value fruit and vegetable sector; an inclusive and sustainable fruit and vegetable sector and a conducive business climate that facilitates the development of the fruit and vegetable sector.

Job Description
The position is a full time for Business advisor/Financial specialist for Ivory Coast with good knowledge of the West Africa fruit sector. The advisor is responsible for providing hands-on approach to fruit companies; assisting in developing business plans and proposals for funds.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the key responsibilities of the Business Advisor and Financial Specialist include:
- Organization of quarterly Business Platform meetings; which are high-level meetings for private sector representatives, researchers and policy makers.
- Development of new commercial loan products specifically focused at fruit sector in Ivory Coast and possible Burkina Faso, targeting both smallholder farmers and small-and medium sized companies.
- Management of two cluster development funds that target specific fruit hotspots in the Ivory Coast and possible Burkina Faso; develop a multi stakeholder platform and public-private action agenda.
- Support trade missions, trade fairs and other business-to-business activities.
- Pro-actively explore new Business Opportunities in the West Africa fruit sector.

Qualifications
- Candidate must be Bi-lingual with good working knowledge in English and French.
- Minimum ten years’ experience working in private sector development, preferably in Ivory Coast’s horticulture sector;
- Minimum of five years’ experience in project management in leadership positions;
- Master’s degree in one of the following: business administration, agricultural economics/extension, business administration, and/or related field;

Excellent analytical and written skills for developing business case studies and contributing to sector reports;
- Proficiency in the use of computer Microsoft office applications;
- Business minded within a development contact focused on commercialisation of the fruit sector (inclusive business).

Additional Information
Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.
Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts.

Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites below will be considered for the position.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Business and Finance Specialist in Ivory Coast? 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 23, 2018
Talent Services Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. With headquarters in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 1 million trees with more than 10,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team

People are what drives every aspect of Komaza. Komaza is in the midst of an aggressive expansion phase which will continue for the next few years. Systems need to be built and amazing work has to be accomplished. Komaza wouldn’t have been able to accomplish what we have, without the support of amazing people. The Talent Services team functions as an enabler as well as a support for this team. Innovative and modern HR practices combined with a customer service mentality is what makes it possible for the Komaza team to work and build the future of forestry. The Talent Services team makes sure that the organization is compliant with any laws and regulations, while at the same time works hard to create and maintain a growth and development oriented work environment.

About This Role

The Talent Services Lead is directly responsible for growing and developing the TS (Talent Services) team, systems, and policies. In addition, the TS Lead, together with the TS team will transform the HR function into a customer service function. This role requires somebody who has extensive HR experience in East Africa, has the labor laws and other acts at their fingertips and knows how policies can affect the workforce. At the same time, the role requires somebody who is much more than that. Someone who is innovative and people centric. Someone who can look far beyond the “HR Rulebook”.

What You Will Do
- Transform the HR function into a customer service function
- Gather and analyze HR-related data
- Work directly on reducing absenteeism, churn and increase retention
- Conduct wage surveys and create salary recommendations
- Manage health/life and benefit plans
- Be the head of grievance and investigation panels
- Process and manage payroll data and benefits for senior management
- Process immigration-related applications
- Improve HR systems and policies

What You Have
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field
- Minimum of 5-8 years post-undergraduate experience in an HR management role
- In-depth knowledge of the Kenyan labor laws and related acts and HR best practices and innovations
- Experience in organizations with a minimum workforce base of 300+ staff
- Experience with BoP employees
- Experience in white-collar as well as production environments
- Start-up and/or Social Enterprise experience is definitely an added advantage

You're Also
- High energy and enthusiasm; flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
- Comfort working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing), but at the same time has ambitious international expansion plans.
- Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
- Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

What We Expect

You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Talent Services 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: Nov 22, 2018
Director of Business Operations in Kenya , Kenya

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2.5 million trees with more than 8,500 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team

Komaza is entering a phase of rapid growth and will soon expand into new geographies. To succeed, our business support teams must also rapidly increase their speed, scope and scale of work. We need to design, hire for, and build new service departments including Supply Chain (procurement & logistics), Fleet Management (for scores of motorbikes), Business Administration (facilities & property management) and IT (hundreds of computers and smartphones). Each service function will be led by a strong, experienced manager, each growing their team and systems to support rapid growth. Collectively, this group of business operations departments will grow from 15 to 40+ people over the next two years.

About This Role

As Komaza’s Director of Business Operations (BizOps), you will be responsible for leading our shared services center to support rapid expansion of our operations. You will build a team of key managers and direct development of clear strategic plans for each department, then drive to results. This role requires significant hands-on design leadership to build systems, data structures, policies, plans, and cultivate a culture of excellence. Beyond building capacity within each department, you must also connect the dots between departments to foster the collaboration required to tackle major challenges.

Professional Attributes
- Laser-focused on delivering successful outcomes
- Flexible, resourceful, and hands-on enough to do what is necessary to get the job done
- Independent, intellectually curious, and comfortable working through ambiguity
- Highly collaborative & skilled at soliciting efficient input from others
- Passionate about Komaza’s mission and vision -- to create life-changing income for poor farmers by building a competitive, large-scale forestry & wood products business.

Qualifications
- MBA from top global university (or equivalent degree/work experience).
- 6-10 years of work experience at industry-leading companies in a relevant field (e.g. finance, internal consulting), with 3+ years of experience leading high-caliber teammates.
- Superb analytical, critical-thinking and quantitative skills, with prior experience in complex systems design, excel modeling and operational implementation
- Strong innovation skills to troubleshoot bottlenecks and design continuous improvements.
- Ability to retain big-picture strategic awareness while diving deep into details, and providing coaching to help others focus on key factors, rather than getting lost in the weeds.

What We Expect

You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Business Operations 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: Jul 19, 2018
Project Manager in Mozambique , Mozambique

Employment start: June 2018
Contract duration: 2 years with option of renewal
Place of work: Nampula in Mozambique. With frequent travel to all districts in the provinces of Nampula and Cabo Delgado.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Lead the implementation of the Project “Horti-sempre” Phase II with the team of national professionals, funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation. The Project being implemented using the Inclusive Market approach.
• Integrating small farmers into value chains by strengthening market access;
• Supporting the creation of irrigation systems, underground dams as well as the integration of small animal and horticulture in value chain;
• Integrating women that need access to the skills and resources necessary to compete in agricultures markets
• Coordinating and preparing work plans, ensure the planning, reporting and implementation are made according to the Swisscontact guiding principles, rules, regulations and project documents;
• Ensuring efficient use of the financial resources and compliance with and reporting on the budget;
• Anticipating purchasing needs and oversee procurements to maintain compliance with donor regulations for procurement;
• Networking with other organisations such donors, consultants and other implementing organisations and represent Swisscontact’s interests towards partner organisations;
• Ensuring quality monitoring and results measurement and that all reports to donors are submitted in a timely manner;
• Actively supporting the region Central, East and Southern Africa with information on potential new projects.

Profile / Experience:
• At least 6 years of experience in a project management position in development cooperation, managing teams of minimum five people;
• Preferably education and experience in the field of agribusiness, agricultural economics and Private Sector Development in the agriculture sector, carried out under inclusion of the gender criteria’s;
• Participated in thematic conversations with local private and public partners, donors and international experts;
• Strong organizational, planning, managerial skills and experience working in inter-cultural teams and environments;
• Strong interpersonal, empathy, communication, motivation, presentation and moderation skills;
• Familiar with result-based project delivery and good report writing skills;
• Knowledge and experiences in Monitoring and Results Management is an advantage;
• Very good Portuguese communication skills (verbal and written) and excellent English communication skills (verbal and written).

We especially encourage women to apply.

We offer you a challenging scope of duties with personal responsibility.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in Mozambique? 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 28, 2018
Head Grower in Tanzania , Tanzania

What are you going to do?
Due to an increase in our activities we are looking to expand our growing department at our location in Tanzania. You are responsible for all cultivation activities for the various crops during the entire production cycle, from germination to seed and cutting production. At present the crops are Cyclamen, Primula and Campanula. You are responsible for all duties associated with care of the plants, fertilization and crop protection. You are responsible for correct climate control and making the correct settings in the climate computer. You maintain close contact with the Dutch colleagues when drafting and improving the various protocols, including the cultivation protocols. In this, you fulfil the role of trainer and coach for the other employees in the department. You implement improvements and embed these in the daily work. You are constantly looking for ways to improve the results by optimising the cultivation and cultivation methods. At a local level you are part of the management team and you work together with your management team colleagues. You report to the Foreign Locations Manager in the Netherlands

What is the objective?
The objective of the position is to improve the results by improving the cultivation and cultivation methods through adding and embedding knowledge in the organisation.

Who are we looking for?
You are a technical growing specialist with a bachelor's in horticulture from a university of applied sciences with specialisation in plant cultivation. You have considerable experience in plant cultivation, preferably the (flower) seed production. You are competent in the use and settings of climate control and irrigation systems such as Hoogendoorn (isii) and/or Priva. You have knowledge and experience of technical installations in modern production greenhouses. Your style of working focuses on working together and you solve problems by analysing the situation, working systematically, and using your inventiveness. You are also able to improvise if the circumstances so require, and you keep an eye on the details. It goes without saying that your English is more than good and you are interested in and have respect for the local employees, population and their culture. Considering the location of our company, you are prepared to live and work on the farm in the vicinity of Arusha.

Who are we?
Schoneveld Breeding develops the most beautiful Cyclamen, Ranunculus, and Primula in the world. With more than 380 employees in the Netherlands and Tanzania, the company has grown into a prominent player. Every day we supply clients in some 35 countries with seeds and growers can count on sound cultivation and marketing support. Strong genetics, sharing expertise and constant innovation are the foundations of Schoneveld Breeding's success. In addition to working together these company objectives require a large degree of commitment and a willingness for (personal) development. You will work together with colleagues in an innovative and inspirational organisation that is at the leading edge of Dutch horticulture with plenty of scope for personal and professional development. It goes without saying that in our company the employment conditions are in line with the level of the position.

Are you interested in becoming a Head Grower? 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 06, 2017
Upcoming Farm Manager Horticulture , Uganda

Our client is an ambitious and innovative specialist in breeding plants and flowers.
For one of their locations in Uganda the are on the lookout for a:

Upcoming Farm Manager m/f

As Upcoming Farm Manager you are, under supervision of the Farm Manager, responsible for the production of one of the locations. You manage diverse teams and lead, train and motivate the team leaders. Cultivation knowledge and background a must, technical insight (Machine fleet, installations, etc.) a huge preference.

Other focus areas are:
• Managing the production and logistical processes at the farm, including climate, lightning, fertilisers and pesticides.
• Care for initiating and implementation of the work planning
• Support and where needed replace the Farm Manager
• Care for good communication with the Farm Manager and other departments
• Responsible for quality control, setting up SOP’s, checks, etc.

We require:
• Bachelor in relevant field
• Proven knowledge of cultivation plus a few years working experience
• Knowledge of climate regulation and fertiliser systems as well as horticulture techniques
• Good communication skills
• Management skills and, in base, have a natural leadership style
• Precise and quality focussed
• Analytic and problem solving ability
• Fluent in English and Dutch

We offer:
A challenging job with responsibility and opportunities to grow. Je work in a lovely country and will be supported by a great team. You can count on good primary and secondary employment terms.

Expiring: Nov 29, 2016

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