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ASSOCIATE SYSTEMS ENGINEER-ITD , United States

Job Summary

The Information Technology Department (ITD) of the IMF is looking to fill a contractual Associate Systems Engineer. Under the direction of Section Chief or Platform Family Owner, the Associate System Engineer serves as a member of the Learning, Language and Library (LLL) Platforms Family, and provides a wide range of IT services.

The successful candidate will be part of the platform delivery team to understand business and functional requirements, translate them into platform requirements, design and develop solutions, and support and maintain the LLL applications portfolio. The role is expected to advise and execute on the best technical solutions and is responsible for the service delivery. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for platform service delivery of planned enhancements and system integrations while collaborating with vendor management teams and will oversee and participate in the development and delivery of enhancements by the managed service provider (MSP) and other providers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1.Provides subject matter expertise regarding the implementation, integration, and adoption of the Plunet, SDL GroupShare, Studio, Multiterm, Termbase, Microsoft Translate, Interpretation platforms, as well as for Library and Learning platforms and solutions.

2.Translates business requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage Plunet and SDL platforms, including usage of Neuro Machine Translation tools, such as Microsoft Translate and other Computer Assisted Translation tools and plug-ins.

3.Provides architectural and technical guidance to perform upgrade/migrate from existing platform(s) to latest platforms in the Cloud.

4.Provides architectural assessments, strategies, and roadmaps.

5.Provides integration architecture for enterprise systems, and other transactional systems.

6.Understands functional requirements and interacts with other cross-functional teams to architect, design, develop, test, and release features as an integral part of the Agile project teamwork with Business Analysts,

7.Provides project and solution estimation and team structure definition.

8.Supports multiple Agile Scrum teams with planning, scoping, and creation of technical solutions for the new product capabilities, and through continuous delivery to production.

9.Conducts detailed design, development and unit/integration testing utilizing the appropriate methodologies, technology, and tools.

10.Practices strong configuration management and version control.

11.Produces deliverables such as Statement of Work, detailed design documentation, unit test plans and well documented codes, maintenance reference manuals, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

An advanced university degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related field of study or equivalent; or a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field of study plus a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience, is required.

In addition, strong knowledge and experiences are preferred in:

Language Services solutions and technologies for translation and interpretation. These are the core qualifications for this position, including excellent Service Management and documentation skills.
Development and implementation of Language Services Solutions: TMS-Translation Management Systems (Plunet or others), CAT-Computer Assisted Translation tools (SDL GroupShare, SDL Studio, SDL Multiterm, Termbase, Microsoft Translate, Plug-Ins, etc.), Simultaneous Interpretation in virtual/remote, hybrid and presential events (Interprefy, WebEx, Zoom, MS Teams, Integration with Audio Visual hard console-based interpretation, etc.).
Library Management solutions and technologies (Alma/Primo, RefTracker, OpenAthens, Web Content Management, Adobe Experience Manager, Monitoring and Support tools related to Information Services sources, etc.).
Learning Management solutions, technologies and integration to WorkDay Learning, Moodle, Intellibase, SCORM, Tin Can, etc.
Microsoft ASP.NET, MVC/WebAPIs, SQL Server, PowerBI, SecDevOps, Client Development, Packaging, Deployment, Object-Oriented/Architectural Design Patterns.
Service Management and use of ServiceNow, for management of Incidents, Service Requests, Problems, Enhancements, Tasks, etc.
Design and delivery of Enterprise level Highly Available Extranet solutions. IT services ranging from Client and On Premises development and deployment, to Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform and Architecture development including Infrastructure and Security related services such as Azure AD B2B, IaaS, Containers, Storage, Networking and Azure Security. Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions and/or Architecting Microsoft Azure certifications.
Deploy, setting up, and managing multiple environments to support agile development approaches. Knowledge of CI/CD tools and processes.
Deep understanding of coding best practices and modern architectural patterns, including micro services and message-driven architectures.
Understanding of Microsoft Identity and Access Management products such including Azure AD B2B, Saviynt.
PowerShell, Git, ARM templates and deployment automation.
Microsoft Azure and its relevant build, deployment, automation, networking and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments.
Microsoft Azure Platform as A Service (PaaS) products such as Azure SQL, AppServices, Logic Apps, Functions and other Serverless services.
Microsoft Azure Operational and Monitoring tools, including Azure Monitor, App Insights and Log Analytics.

This is a one-year contractual appointment. Contractual appointments at the IMF are renewable for up to four years of cumulative contractual service, pending incumbent's performance, budget availability, and continuous business need.

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Expiring: Dec 17, 2022
ASSOCIATE PROJECT PORTFOLIO OFFICER - ITD , United States

Job Summary

The IT Department of the Fund is looking to hire an Associate Project Portfolio Officer in the Project Management Office (PMO). The Associate Project Portfolio Officer will be responsible for assisting the Project Portfolio Officer in tracking the status of project/program deliverables and milestones; supporting the adoption of the project lifecycle and deliverables; coordinating program level risk and issues; monitoring the status of projects transitioning into normal service; and understanding regular project and program level reporting including performance against budget, schedule, and scope.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Governance & Control

1. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in implementing governance standards across the portfolio, including tracking, monitoring, and updating the status of program deliverables.

2. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in managing the program level Lessons Learned repository; attends Post Project Review meetings to identify key areas of improvement to be captured into the Lessons Learned repository.

Planning, Reporting, & Control

3. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in developing the IT Project Standards guide, seeking contributions from Project Managers, QA Team, Development Team, and Service Implementation Lead to ensure that the standards meet best practice.

4. Assists the Project Portfolio Officers in building up a repository of project templates both technical and management to support the Project Managers, and use examples from current and past projects to identify best practice.

5. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in implementing project standards across all projects in the portfolio.

6. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in updating and administering the program plan as required using reports from Project Managers and the outcomes of meetings and workshops.

7. Prepares consolidated material from project reports for monthly review.

8. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in developing the IT Project Standards guide, seeking contributions from Project Managers, QA Team, Development Team, and Service Implementation Lead to ensure that the standards meet best practice.

Project Management

9. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in managing the portfolio-level benefits register, ensuring that all benefits are planned, monitored and benefits realization is tracked.

10. Assists the Project Portfolio Officer in supporting the implementation of the quality strategy, including any processes and templates, across all projects.

11. Provides effective management and reporting support to project teams on small or medium sized projects.

12. Monitors and reports on progress of the project to required stakeholders.

13. Monitors projects against time, budget, and quality standards.

14. Manages project data repositories as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Educational development, typically acquired through the completion of an advanced university degree or a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience, is required.

Additionally, below qualifications are preferred:

Experience in a medium to large corporate organization
International Financial Institution (IFI) experience
Previous experience managing projects, or exposure to the end-to-end project lifecycle, or managing substantial parts of the project lifecycle
Knowledge of PM methodologies
Certifications in PMP, Lean Six Sigma or Agile/SCRUM

This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

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Expiring: Dec 17, 2022
BUSINESS ANALYST - ITD , United States

Job Summary

ITD Finance and Human Capital Management (ITD FH) Unit of the IT Department is seeking a Business Analyst who will serve as a liaison between the IT department and business departments as part of the IT team to understand business requirements and to lead the delivery of software solution from demand to deployment. The team is responsible for providing IT support and software delivery for the Fund’s business capabilities of human capital management, financial management and capacity development management domains.

The selected candidate will have opportunity to work in all these areas.

In addition, the selected candidate will:

Elicit business requirements through brainstorming sessions, interviewing business partners, and requirements gathering sessions.
Guide business users to evaluate their processes in a detailed manner to capture all aspects affecting and/or affected by the project.
Translate stakeholder requirements into various documentation deliverables such as business requirements, functional requirements, user stories, use cases, workflow/process diagrams, business rules, etc.
Provide inputs to testing plans for product and user acceptance test phases and create test scenarios for both phases.
Develop relationship with stakeholders and end users to evaluate their needs, and how to best develop and implement solutions to meet those needs.
Analyze business processes and systems, identifying inefficiencies and/or required functional enhancements, and documenting business processes and procedures.
Communicate information effectively to non-technical audience through presentation, reports, and other written materials.
Deliver projects and application enhancements and works with managed service providers.
Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Partners with business and technology colleagues to elicit, analyze, translate, and document technical requirements, pain points or opportunities into ITD requirements.

2. Compiles swim lane diagrams, data flow diagrams. Helps with developing logical and physical data models and system/platform integration diagrams.

3. Work with IT delivery functions throughout the project delivery lifecycle to ensure all project goals and objectives are met, gathering, driving, and documenting stakeholder requirements and product vision through the planning, analysis, development and testing phases.

4. Providing inputs to testing plans for product and user acceptance test phases and create test scenarios for both phases.

5. Assesses near-term needs, using structured interview processes and consumer research methods to understand opportunities and help establish business priorities. Consults with Product teams and proposes alternative solutions. Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impacts on business processes and product priorities.

6. Analyzes, documents, and tests platform development, logic, process flows and specifications.

7. Shares knowledge with colleagues in various organizations (business and ITD) to drive understanding of business and platform needs and identifies solutions that align with customer objectives and IT strategy.

8. Collaborates with stakeholders involved in strategy and innovation to develop an ITD investment roadmap.

9. Engages key business stakeholders to facilitate both strategy and innovation planning.

10. Collaborates with Platform Family Owners to remain apprised of technical strategy, status, and progress. Conversely, keeps platform owners aware of key platform-relevant customer issues and helps identify and resolve potential problems and conflicts.

11. Oversees the technical implementation of new systems and platforms to ensure conformance to specifications.

12. Documents user manuals.

13. Facilitates development of product and platform solutions that combines knowledge of business processes, platforms, and general technologies.

14. Works collaboratively with architects, subject matter experts and platform family owners to facilitate the construction of system/platform models.

15. Develop Statements of Work (SOW) for managed and external service providers. Own the SOW process, which includes drafting and reviewing SOWs to ensure alignment with business requirements, gathering approvals, tracking status and communication between key stakeholders.

16. Within the scope of business analysis, monitors managed service provider performance and contract adherence and partners with IT vendor management office to perform reviews, process contract renewals and updates, and to provide feedback to all services and contingent workers.

Minimum Qualifications

Educational development, typically acquired through the completion of an advanced university degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or related field of study or equivalent, plus a minimum of four years of relevant professional experience; or a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field of study plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience, is required.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff.
Proven ability to analyze business processes, identify issues and develop solutions.
Experience with delivering major human capital management or financial management solutions, such as Workday, PeopleSoft, etc.
Deep understanding of business processes in one or more of the functional areas in human capital management (payroll, pension, benefits, taxes, time and labor, etc.) and financial management (general ledger, commitment controls, project costing).
Experience with application testing in the areas above.
Expertise in enhancing and maintaining applications for human capital management and financial management services.
Experience in building and supporting applications in a PaaS and SaaS model.

This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

Department:

ITDAI FP Information Technology Department Immediate Office Finance & Corporate Platforms
Hiring For:

A11, A12
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

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Expiring: Dec 17, 2022
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based in Kenya , Kenya

PAIX Data Centres (PAIX) is a fast-growing provider of cloud- and carrier neutral colocation data centre services, doing ground-breaking work in the African datacentre industry. PAIX designs, builds and operates carrier neutral data centres on the African continent.

The company’s vision is: To be the heart of Africa's digital economy, enabling our customers to enhance their value proposition effectively interconnecting their business with their communities of interest, for a better, healthier, wealthier, and more inclusive Africa.

PAIX has it roots in the Netherlands, but is growing on the African continent with current operations in Ghana and in Kenya.

We are seeking a CFO who will partner with our CEO and enable the business to expand, both in our current footprint and in new markets including Francophone African countries. The expansion can be both organic and through M&A.

We are looking for an experienced CFO who will contribute to managing the business.
The CFO will be responsible for comprehensive and insightful performance analytics, reporting, and disciplined control to drive continuous margin improvement, while leading a team that supports financial oversight, risk management, accounting, and finance.

The role
At PAIX, you will be working with a young and ambitious team, expecting you to "roll up your sleeves" and lead the finance function, and have a chance to focus on your career in a unique technology environment on a global scale. This requires you to be hands-on and flexible to act with the highest level of integrity and trustworthiness, be energetic and capable of driving results in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key topics
∙ Your primary focus will be in developing and leading the company's international finance function. Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting & auditing (Investor & Board Reporting). This all in order to enable the business to expand, both in our current footprint and new country operations in Francophone Africa
∙ You are responsible for the development of a financial strategy, the on-going development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. This includes the financing of our expansion into new markets, financial planning, managing, and preparing budgets, analysis and financially managing projects
∙ Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
∙ Develop reporting (dashboards) and procedures, to have cost accounting and track performance by metrics/KPIs (Pricing, Cash Flow forecasting, Budget vs Actuals, etc)

To qualify
∙ You completed a MSc in Accounting, Finance, business economics or another relevant field and you are CPA / CA qualified
∙ You have 5-8 years’ experience in a fast-growing setting (start-up to scale up)
∙ You have 5 years of experience in a BIG-4 firm
∙ You have experience working in a PE-backed or publicly listed company, with involvement in M&A
∙ You are tech-savvy, process-driven, policy-minded, and people-oriented

Ideally, you also have
∙ In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
∙ Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
∙ Sound knowledge around business, its financial dynamics, and regulatory requirements across tax/commercial/banking/exchange regulations
∙ Excellent communication, analytical, reasoning, people, and problem-solving skills
∙ Strong leadership and organizational skills
∙ Strong appeal to the Telecommunications (data centre, IT or towers) sector
∙ Financial work experience in East and/or West Africa

What We Offer
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development.

Candidate would ideally work from our Nairobi office.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact cfoPAIX@jobnetafrica.com

Expiring: Dec 02, 2022
Global Sales and Procurement Manager Fresh Produce , Kenya

Location: Kenya or remote.

Overview:
Our client, an agricultural technology and data science company, is looking for a Head of Offtake & Partnerships (HOP) with deep expertise in buying and selling produce in Europe, Africa & Middle East. The HOP will be a key member of the leadership team and primarily responsible for driving the company's global selling strategy and building future offtake capacity to accommodate our client's growth. The HOP will be instrumental in building the growth plan as the management team will rely on their expertise to provide insight into which products (fresh and processed) the company should grow into. In the longer term, the HOP will be responsible for building scalability into the business model by forging long term partnerships with offtakers. The Farm General Manager will report directly to the CEO and CFO (the co-founders).

A successful HOP will ensure that the company has guaranteed contracts in place prior to deploying more acres under management. Successful contracts guarantee volume and price to reduce risk of failure to pay & lock in revenue targets. The HOP will be responsible for managing and maintaining buyer relationships and be responsible for buyers paying on time.

Responsibilities:
● Securing offtake contracts with agreed volume and price for existing products (Garlic and Herbs - Thyme and Mint)
● Finding other opportunities for high value produce contracts for fresh or processed (i.e. powdered, oil, dried, etc.) produce
● Managing all buyer relationships in Kenya and abroad
● Growing our non-kenyan buyer base
● Building capacity and using the company's network/reputation to get contracts signed before produce is available

Outcomes:
● You are directly responsible for:
○ Executing offtake contracts and making sure they are in place and honoured before the company deploys resources for associated acreage growth (i.e. creating a runway of demand)
○ Finding new opportunities for growth within different product categories & reporting back with detailed pricing and demand
○ Managing buyer relationships and making sure they pay on time
○ Hiring and managing a team as needed
○ Reporting opportunities to management team

Requirements (non negotiable):
● 7+ years working in produce buying/selling and or ingredient sourcing
● Strong proactive communications ability, verbally and in written communications, i.e. you will be expected to provide weekly updates on progress with metrics
● Familiarity with all Google Suite products (Gmail, google docs, sheets)
● Availability to live and work in Kenya (not mandatory)
● 3 strong references from established companies/procurement operations

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Offtake & Partnerships in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 27, 2021
Managing Director Ghana , Ghana

Base: Accra, with frequent travel throughout Africa
Earliest start date: September 2020

For one of our European clients that is using innovative systems and software, to improve the lives of people, we are recruiting a Managing Director for their Head Office in Accra. The role is a replacement for the current MD who will leave the company by the end of this year, which is why the earliest start date for this role is September this year.

Purpose of the role
• Manage day-to-day operations of the company and its overall performance;
• Strive for an excellent customer satisfaction and maintain effective relationships with clients in the public sector in Ghana and other African countries
• Coordinate all existing and new projects with clients in the whole of Africa and the Service Level Agreements and service contracts
• Creating a positive and motivating atmosphere in the company and providing better growth opportunities for employees and making sure they are providing positive results for the company

The ideal candidate
• Excellent team player and resourceful manager with a proven ability to develop and strengthen teams in order to grow and built a company and create motivation amongst employees
• Good interpersonal skills and trustworthy, someone transparent and reliable with a high respect of time
• Good communicator, both verbally and written and analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent organisational and leadership skills
• Customer focussed and ability to manage projects with efficiency and with a good customer satisfaction
• Hands-on and good decision maker
• Patience when needed and ready to take challenges and deal with challenging situations
• Should believe in teamwork and effectively interact with the clients and the employees
• Ghana or Africa experience
• The ideal candidate is having a technical management experience within a service delivery environment, preferably with medical and/or clinical equipment, X-ray, Systems and Software etc.

Qualifications
• Minimum of BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field
• He or she should have required past working experience of 5+ years in the field of successfully managing the responsibilities and different departments of a company in Africa

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

Expiring: Jul 03, 2020

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