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Team Leader , South Africa

BMB Mott MacDonald, an international Management Consultancy firm is positioning itself to bid for the Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion (CBPEP) in South Africa with the submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the EU. In preparation we are looking for a Team Leader to manage the implantation of the project.

Programme Background and Description
South Africa is currently tackling high levels of unemployment and underemployment due in a large part to unoccupied youths and adults (school drop-outs). To ensure the country’s growth is inclusive a larger part of the working population need to be engaged in meaningful employment to ensure South Africa reaches its economic potential.
To this purpose, the EU is launching a programme that will provide institutional strengthening/capacity development assistance (in the form of technical assistance and the organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops and study tours) to identified relevant South African Departments, addressing key areas relevant for employment promotion in South Africa.

These key areas of support are:
1. Active labour market policy interventions for the unemployed (especially, for women and the youth) focused on work-seeker support, the transition from school to work, (public) occupational advisory services and (public) job placement services. Activities associated to the promotion of green jobs, will also be envisaged;
2. Analysis, monitoring and advice on small enterprise promotion, informal sector development (including cultural and creative sectors), labour market trends (supply, demand and shortages) and wage determination (tripartite social partnership);
3. Activities pursuing further education and skills development systems organisation to increase employability of the unemployed, including financing and quality enhancement aspects.

It is proposed to anchor this programme within the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC), which is an agency of National Treasury in South Africa. The contracted entity is required to provide government departments and agencies with support and advice to improve the value of public spending.

Scope of Work/Objectives
The Team Leader will lead the implementation of this proposed project and will be responsible and report to the Project Director (PD) for the overall planning, delivery and management of the programme inputs. S/he will work closely with the overall CBPEP Team and Consortium Partners to assure that all interventions, are completed within time, quality, and cost parameters.

The provisional commencement date of the contract is November 2016 and the expected period of implementation of the contract will be 50-56 months. We expect the function of the Team Leader to be fulltime over the duration of the contract.

Job Description

Qualifications and skills
- The candidate should hold a Master Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies, or Organizational Development.
- Fluency in English (speaking and writing) is essential.
- Computer literate.
- Very good leadership, management and communication skills are essential.
- Strong interpersonal communications and team collaboration skills are also necessary.

Candidate Specification

General professional experience
- General professional experience (if holder of a postgraduate degree), mainly in the field of Skills Development, further education, and/or private sector development.
- Previous experience in leading a team of experts in an EU Programme.
- Experience in working in Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, preferably South Africa.
- Knowledge of Institutional Capacity Development and employment promotion in South Africa would be an advantage.
- Good knowledge of project cycle management and EU procurement and contracting procedures would be an advantage.
- Specific professional experience
- Experience in the field of capacity development and institutional reform (advisory role) to governmental institutions involved in employment promotion (green jobs creation), skills development is highly desirable.
- Experience in supporting and advising ministerial agencies, with administration and institutional capacity assessment and capacity development planning is desirable.
- Experience in analysis, development and implementation of employment promotion policies.
- Experience working with small-medium enterprise/private sector and further education /TVET graduate linkages.
- Experience in development and implementation of line managed performance management systems.

Expiring: Aug 18, 2016
DSS, GIS, remote sensing specialist , Kenya

For an upcoming programme in Kenya, Mott MacDonald is currently proposing for, we are looking for a DSS, GIS, remote sensing specialist.

Background of the programme:
The Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project aims to improve the water resources management of Kenya’s 6 main catchments. The current catchment plans require substantial revision, especially in relation to spatial information and strategic visioning.
The governmental agency, Kenya’s Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA), responsible for catchment plan development and implementation requires consultancy support to realise state-of-the-art knowledge and database management and to facilitate stakeholder processes for decision-making. The scope of the programme is thus to develop the capacity of WRMA in terms of tools, skills and infrastructure, to deliver on the core functions of project component “Strengthening Water Management and Planning”. This includes on-the-job development capacity building on the development of databases and new information systems, models, tools that will support WRMA’s work. The expected results of the programme are:
- A stronger WRMA institution that has strengthened capacity to carry out its core functions;
- Six integrated catchment management plans that outline the critical land and water resources development and management elements in a manner that is based on extensive knowledge-driven analysis and meets the expectations of all key-stakeholders.

Job Description
Tasks of the DSS, GIS, remote sensing specialist are, among others:
- Development of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and databases, including remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) applications.
- Development of interactive knowledge products, like web portals with 3-D and animation visualizations and toolkits/atlases which enable users to explore catchments in a multi-dimensional perspective.
- Development of systems and applications in close consultation with various stakeholders.
- Building capacity of WRMA staff in DSS, GIS, remote sensing and interactive knowledge products.

Candidate Specification
- Post-graduate degree in Information DSS, remote sensing and/or GIS, or similar.
- At least 12 years of demonstrated experience with water sector data, information, knowledge and decision support bases and systems development and management, including remote sensing , GIS applications and interactive knowledge products.
- Experience in developed and developing countries.
- Experience in working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working on International Development Agency (IDA) or bilateral funded projects is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

The expected input for this role is [FULLTIME]. The total duration of this programme is 3 years. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Expiring: Jul 05, 2016
Chief Executive Officer , Uganda

UTG Wood Mill Ltd. (referred to as “Wood Mill”) is a new Ugandan integrated forest processing company set up by commercial tree growers to access high-value timber markets.
Wood Mill’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and leadership bring together a strong mix of local experience, network and knowledge required to establish a successful forestry business in Uganda.
Over the next 18 months, the aim is to secure investment for a timber processing facility that allows Wood Mill to offer growers a fair price for their timber and scale commercial tree growing across Uganda. We have secured project development investment and have brought together a team of experienced international partners to support us move Wood Mill from concept development, through technical development to financial close.
We have access to a projected supply of ~55,000 m3/year of eucalyptus and pine from almost 5,000 hectares of plantations and have ambitious expansion plans. With over 250,000 hectares of commercial forestry plantations owned by small-to-medium sized growers across Uganda and global demand for wood products growing at almost 7% per year, Wood Mill has significant opportunities for growth and is poised to demonstrate a new model for commercial forestry and tree growing at scale.
The Opportunity
We are looking for a full-time experienced senior executive and business builder to provide strong leadership, strategic direction and operational expertise to drive Wood Mill’s growth and success.
Duties & Responsibilities
As Wood Mill’s CEO, you will be responsible for getting Wood Mill investment ready and securing investment, establishing operations and maturing and growing the business. Your duties will mostly cover strategic leadership, financial management and fundraising, operational excellence, team building and management and stakeholder engagement.
1. Strategic leadership:
a. Support Wood Mill’s Board to set the strategic direction and vision for the company, in alignment with the company's vision, mission and aims.
b. Develop and implement comprehensive strategies to drive growth, increase market share and maximise profitability and develop and update Wood Mill’s business plan and annual strategies.
c. Identify and capitalise on new market opportunities, emerging trends and potential partnerships or collaborations.
2. Financial management and fundraising:
a. Oversee the financial operations of Wood Mill, including budgeting, financial planning and financial reporting.
b. Support secure commercial investment for the timber processing facility, working closely with the appointed Project Developers.
c. Oversee the development of financial models, projections and business cases to support commercial and investment negotiations and decisions.
3. Operational excellence:
a. Develop and implement company policies, standards and operational procedures to ensure proper governance and legal and regulatory compliance, increase transparency, accountability, uniformity and stability and optimise productivity, cost management and quality control.
b. Ensure the efficient and effective operations across Wood Mill’s supply chain, from working with growers on commercial forest management, to harvest and haulage, processing, marketing and logistics.
c. Continuously monitor and evaluate operational performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing necessary changes.
4. Team building and management:
a. Build and lead a high-performing team of employees and contractors, fostering a positive, inclusive and productive work culture.
b. Recruit, develop and retain top talent and expertise, providing guidance, mentorship and professional development opportunities.
c. Promote collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing among team members.
5. Stakeholder engagement:
a. Represent Wood Mill at events and to external stakeholders, including investors, customers, suppliers, regulators, government agencies, industry associations and local communities.
b. Build and maintain positive relationships, negotiate partnerships or agreements and address stakeholder concerns or inquiries.
c. Promote Wood Mill's commitment to sustainability, responsible forestry practices and social responsibility, including promoting FSC certification within Wood Mill’s grower network.
You will also be expected to perform day-to-day operational tasks and engage in areas of work traditionally outside the traditional CEO's purview.

We are interested in entrepreneurial candidates with 10+ years’ experience, including senior executive and business building experience in the private commercial forestry, agribusiness, manufacturing and/or supply chain management sectors.
Required experience & qualifications
• Proven track record of successfully leading and growing a private-sector business in commercial forestry, agribusiness, timber processing, manufacturing, supply chain management or related industries.
• Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and business strategies to drive growth and profitability.
• Strong financial management skills, including budgeting, financial planning and reporting.
• Excellent operational management skills, with a focus on optimising productivity, cost management and quality control.
• Strong leadership abilities, with the capability to build and lead high-performing teams.
• Proven ability to drive innovation and foster a collaboration and knowledge sharing culture.
• Exceptional stakeholder management skills, including working with commercial investors, customers, suppliers, government agencies and local communities.
• Experience in negotiating commercial partnerships or agreements and managing stakeholder relationships.
• Experience working in the Ugandan private sector.
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., forestry, business administration, finance) or equivalent.
Preferred experience & qualifications
• Master's degree in a relevant field or an MBA.
• Demonstrated experience in securing commercial investment and fundraising, including working with transaction advisors, lawyers and potential private investors.
• A strong understanding of corporate law, expertise in governance best practices, familiarity with regulatory frameworks and a track record of successfully navigating compliance issues in relevant industries.
• Familiarity with timber processing operations, commercial forest management and marketing strategies.
• Knowledge of sustainable forestry practices, certification schemes and environmental regulations.
• Understanding of social responsibility initiatives and community engagement in the forestry industry.
• Strong network and connections within Uganda’s private and public sectors.
• Strong network and connections within the forestry and investment communities in Uganda and internationally.

Expiring: Sep 07, 2023
Plant Controller in South Africa , South Africa

Job description:
You will be responsible for all the statistical and financial reporting of fixed asset physical inventory, finished product, principal supply inventory, and any other reports required that provide management with more pertinent information regarding the financial results of the plant. You are expected to communicate effectively with the business operations teams to contribute to high morale, motivation and productivity at the plant and maintain accuracy of reported results. The effectiveness of this position is measured by the preparation of financial and statistical reports.

Key responsibilities:
1. Direct, prepare and coordinate the financial forecast and the financial budget for the plant
2. Create tools to measure operating and financial performance of division departments
3. Analyze, monitor and prepare monthly operating results against budget
4. Monitor daily operations and the impact it has on the financial results
5. Make recommendations to management to facilitate improvements at the plant
6. Manage the preparation of financial forecasts, outlooks and financial results
7. Prepare financial analysis for product investment decisions and contract negotiations
8. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local reporting requirements
9. Assist with the establishment of departmental goals, policies, objectives and operating procedures
10. Responsible for reports as required by the business
11. Responsible for capital return on investment decisions and managing capital budget
12. Responsible for physical inventories
13. Responsible for assisting with financial audits
14. Engaging with operations teams

• At least 2 years proven working experience in a similar position
• 5+ years of finance experience
• Advanced degree in Accounting
• CIMA qualified
• Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles
• Experience with SAP
• Great Excel Skills

Are you interested in becoming a Plant Controller in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 04, 2021
Internal Control Manager in South Africa , South Africa

Position Description:
The Internal Control Manager will be responsible for ensuring a strong internal control environment through the development of policies and procedures, ensuring their implementation and monitoring compliance. The position will work to foster standardization and consistency across all business processes and internal controls.

Person Specifications:
The ideal candidate is a critical thinker. He is organized with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Own the design, implementation, documentation, assessment and monitor internal control framework, including group policies and key risks in order to ensure that the group has adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes and business operations.
• Formulate policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance and efficiency
• Deliver adequate and timely reporting on the internal control framework and control deficiencies to ensure appropriate communication, documentation, escalation to business partners, senior leadership and audit committee
• Deliver adequate and timely action plans and monitor progress to address and resolve control deficiencies
• Work collaboratively with business and process owners to implement and monitor remediation efforts that result from internal control assessments, ensuring the effective implementation of corrective action.
• Actively engage with internal and external auditors to ensure consideration and resolution of all relevant risks and audit findings
• Develop and conduct adequate training and prepare related information material on the internal control objectives, approach and methodology to business partners on a regular basis to build knowledge and understanding of risks and control

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Newly qualified CA(SA) preferably Big 4 audit firm
• Strong experience and interest for how technology and systems can support internal control effectiveness and efficiency
• Strong analytical skills includes the ability to spot, assess and address risk, materiality and interdependencies and translate it into impact analysis for the financial reporting and recommendations for improvement
• Strong communication skills presenting internal control and risk matters in an understandable way across various forums and levels of the organization with the right level of detail.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentational skills
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a multigeographic team.

Are you interested in becoming an Internal Control Mananger in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 04, 2021
Ingenieur Chef de Projet , Central Africa

ABC Contracting fait partie du groupe Ogepar (voir

ABC Contracting est une société en pleine croissance dont les activités principales sont :

• Contracting / Gestion de projet : grands projets d’infrastructures en Afrique Centrale et de l’Ouest. Etude, gestion & réalisation de projets clé sur porte, principalement dans les domaines de l'énergie, de la distribution MT et BT, des centrales hydroélectriques, et du contrôle-commande.

• Centrale d'achat : pour les besoins de nos filiales en Afrique (achats techniques - secteurs principaux : électricité -production et distribution-, matériaux de construction, eau -traitement et distribution-, matériels roulants et outillages).

• Opérations de trading : achat-revente et transport d'équipements pour des tiers, en collaboration avec les forces commerciales de nos filiales en Afrique..

Dans le cadre du développement de nos activités, nous recherchons un/une


Vous serez en charge de la gestion complète de nos activités sur un même site (multi-projets), pour la partie locale des projets depuis la commande jusqu’à la fin des réalisations sur site.
Véritable moteur du projet, tant du point de vue technique qu’organisationnel, vous serez également le point focal du client final.

Vous possédez de par votre formation (ingénieur civil ou industriel) les bases techniques nécessaires à l’étude et à l’exécution des projets. De plus, votre expérience professionnelle vous permet de réaliser la planification et le suivi des coûts inhérents aux projets.

Les domaines d'activité principaux pour les projets (et autres activités) sont :
• Distribution d'électricité : réseaux moyenne et haute tension, réseaux basse tension, postes de transformation, postes de distribution.
• Production d'électricité, hydroélectricité.
• Réhabilitation de centrales existantes (démontage, sablage, peinture, remontage)
• Travaux de Génie-Civil

Taille moyenne des projets :
• de 3 à 20M€ par projet

Tâches principales
• Chef de projets opérationnel
• Organisation
• Gestion du personnel (entre 30 et 100 personnes)
• Participation aux réunions avec le client
• Gestion du planning à moyen et long terme
• Suivi financier du projet
• Suivi des Achats et de la logistique
• Relais technique entre le client et le back office en Belgique
• Prospection commerciale et participation aux chiffrages des nouveaux projets dans le pays
• Connaissances techniques / Ingénieur civil ou industriel (turbines, électricité, électromécanique, Génie-Civil)
• Connaissance des turbines et des centrales hydroélectriques est un atout
• Initiative
• Orientation client
• Orientation sécurité et qualité
• Capacités rédactionnelles (utilisation de l’outil informatique) et organisationnelles
• Fédérateur, moteur du projet (Leadership, gestion d’équipe et esprit d’initiative)
• Orienté résultat (planning et budget) -esprit entrepreneurial
• Organisation, gestion multiple (multi projets et multi tâches), rigueur, exhaustivité
• Contacts locaux et suivi à distance
• Français

Dans le cas où vous vous reconnaissez dans le descriptif ci-dessus, et que vous avez l’envie de rejoindre une société et un groupe en pleine croissance pour lui apporter votre expérience et votre dynamisme, merci d’envoyer par email votre CV et votre lettre de motivation à l’attention de Mr Nicolas SCHIFFLERS, Administrateur Délégué de ABC Contracting à l’adresse suivante :

Votre candidature sera traitée en toute discrétion dans les plus brefs délais.

Are you interested in becoming an 'Ingenieur Chef de Projet'? 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 15, 2021
Directeur General Adjoint , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Dans le monde, OGEPAR S.A. est actif dans les secteurs de l’énergie, des fonderies, des machines-outils, de la construction, ainsi que dans le secteur de l’automobile et de l’hôtellerie.

En Afrique, nous avons des sociétés au Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, RDC et en République du Congo.

Dans le cadre des projets – électricité MT / BT, construction de bâtiments - que nous avons aujourd’hui en République du Congo, nous recherchons pour la ville de Brazzaville un :


Profil recherché
Les candidats doivent être titulaires d’un diplôme d’ingénieur et posséder des compétences techniques dans les domaines de l’électricité et du bâtiment. Une expérience de cinq ans à un poste de direction est souhaitée.

Tâches principales

Pilotage technique des travaux :
• Organisation et coordination technique et humaine des chantiers,
• Planification de la chaine travaux (de la commande à la réalisation),
• Reporting mensuel de l’avancement technique et financier des chantiers,
• Recrutement des cadres de chantiers,
• Recherche des sous-traitants.

Animation et développement de la relation client :
• Appliquer la stratégie commerciale de la Société ou du groupe dont celle-ci dépend,
• Représenter la société lors des réunions de chantiers avec les clients en apportant des solutions concrètes générant des travaux supplémentaires,
• Identifier des cibles commerciales pertinentes à développer,
• Démarcher et suivre les clients potentiels.

Nous vous offrons les conditions attrayantes liées à l’expatriation.

Vous pouvez envoyer vos lettres de candidature à Mr Emmanuel Froidbise

C/O ABC nv Wiedauwkaai 43, 9000 Gent
Ou via e-mail :
Site internet : et

Are you interested in becoming a Directeur General Adjoint in Republic of the Congo? 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 15, 2021
Inventory & Purchasing Manager , Malawi

Our client, active in technical installations across Sub-Sahara Africa, is looking for an Inventory & Purchasing Manager to be based at their location in Malawi.

We are looking for a result driven Inventory & Purchasing Manager, who is responsible for overall Store management, Dispatching, Inventory & Purchasing processes, as well as for fleet, spare parts, and training.

• Ability to read and understand Bill of Material;
• To implement, operate and maintain online procurement system and stock management system
• Supplier liaising to get best rates
• Inventory management: cleaning up slow moving stock, maintain good inventory levels
• Work with parties to resolve issues such as minimizing stock returns by developing, implementing and improving operational procedures
• Effectively handle Purchase Order and Stock Management Queries
• Compile weekly and monthly reports for Management
• Liaise with staff members regarding various stock requirements
• Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed

• Bcom in Business Administration, Finance, Supply chain management or similar
• Experience in implementation, operation and maintaining online procurement and stock management systems
• Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
• 5-7 years’ experience in a similar role
• Strong communication skills – Excellent command of the English language
• Leadership comes natural to you
• Excellent skills in MS Office
• Strong (project) management and interpersonal skills

Expiring: Sep 14, 2021

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