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Migration Expert in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

The purpose of the assignment is to provide long-term technical assistance (1 key expert) to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) in the implementation and management of the Support to the Management of Labour Migration in Ethiopia (SMLME) Project.

The forced repatriation of 163,018 Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, combined with a significant number of reported cases of abuse and mistreatment of migrants, have made migration an important issue in Ethiopia.

The SMLME Project expectedly will aim at supporting the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia and of stakeholders from Civil Society in setting up an effective migration management system which will enable them to better address migration challenges in the future.

The key expert will be requested to support the overall project management, including financial management and compliance with EDF rules and procedures, and to assist in achieving the following objectives: (1) capacity building of government institution to improve access to legal migration and (2) awareness raising on migration, including prevention of irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling.
The ideal candidate has experience in the management of labour migration and Government capacity building. Prior experience of working with the Government of Ethiopia is considered an asset.

Contract will be on freelance basis. Location will be Adis Ababa. Input will be at least 1 year.

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 11, 2017
Training, Agron. and Farmer Engagement Fellow , Ivory Coast

Reporting/Supervisor: General Manager
Location: Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire
Contract: Six (6) to twelve (12) month fellowship
Travel: Up to 75% local travel
Compensation: Modest stipend that covers monthly living expenses

Following a successful pilot in 2016, RMG Concept and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) are launching a farmer services & aggregation (supply chain) enterprise, Acceso LORFOL targeting soybean and maize smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire. Acceso means “access” in Spanish and is the brand of CGEP’s social enterprises around the world. LORFOL means “prosperity” in Senoufo, the language spoken in northern Côte d’Ivoire. This enterprise will support up to 10,000 smallholder farmers through targeted input packages on credit, training and aggregation and quality control of harvest for sale to large buyers.

Position Description
The training, agronomy and farmer engagement fellow is responsible for all aspects of Acceso LORFOL’s farmer engagement program, including farmer recruitment, extension, contracting, credit packages and data management to deliver targeted yield increases and income improvements.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the types of duties that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

Structure farmer recruitment and deployment of training programs based on farmer needs and field team availability;
Evaluate farmer needs, synthesize available best practices and develop basic training modules and deploy training activities;
Review proposed credit and contracting packages and provide recommendations to reduce risk, increase return and simplify overall program management;
Propose design of simple lending or contracting management system to organize grower credit history, current activity, limits, etc;
Create credit and contracting internal rules and policies to govern all lending activities;
Review and improve all credit and contracting documents and develop tools for staff, farmers and entrepreneurs to maximize repayment rates;
Determine optimal contract structure for all contractors (depot managers, tractor and thresher service providers, etc);
Analyze cash flow and overall lending needs, business unit and overall credit program and determine potential roles of lending partners;
Train field staff on all current and new credit offerings, contracting and reward/loyalty schemes;
Develop tools for field staff to train farmers on specific credit, contracting and reward/loyalty schemes;
Collate data and review progress on production, cashflow and lending activities with the operations manager on weekly basis;
Assist general manager with development of reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders, e.g., buyers, investors and donors;
Oversee all demonstration and trial plots;
Work on special projects as assigned.

Required Education, Work Experience & Languages

Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, agriculture or public administration, or a related field; MBA or Master’s degree preferred;
Experience managing teams in agribusiness, business or related fields in West Africa or other developing economies;
Specialized and advanced knowledge of agriculture or agribusiness;
MS Office applications, particularly as related to database structure and data collection, reporting methods, statistical analysis and data management;
Experience with FarmForce a strong plus;
Oral and written working proficiency in English and French.
Passion for the cause: poverty alleviation at scale.

About RMG Concept
RMG Concept Ltd. (RMG) is involved in crop protection in West & Central Africa and is a leading distributor of crop inputs specifically targeting smallholder farmers. The company has also moved into purchasing crops to create market opportunities for smallholders and provides technical assistance in the field with its partners. RMG holds rights to develop, formulate and distribute the range of Syngenta, Bayer and Dow products in Côte d’Ivoire and fifteen other countries in West & Central Africa including Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo and Senegal. In Côte d’Ivoire, RMG operates an industrial complex in Abidjan to produce liquid and granular products. RMG has always committed to sustainability and clean industries and has received the Excellence Prize of the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for the least polluting industrial plant in the country.

Interested candidates should send their CV to with the subject line “Cote d’Ivoire Farmer Engagement Fellow.”

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Mar 06, 2017
Senior Energy Economist , South Africa

Situated in the business hub of Johannesburg, our office is located across from Melrose Arch – “the place to see and be seen”. Right off the main arterial highway through our office provides secure parking, however we are also close to Gautrain bus station for those on public transport.
With around 350 staff our office is home to various disciplines including transmission and distribution, environment, social, health and education. This diverse mix of sectors has led to involvement in a range of projects including:
- engineering for the Lesotho Highland Project Phase 2
- environmental and social impact assessments for numerous infrastructure developments across Africa
- HIV/AIDS behaviour change programmes in South Africa

Our Johannesburg office has a very active and dynamic Young Professional Excellence (YPE) network, linking young professionals with each other globally. We also have an active social club who arrange office get togethers while also encouraging others to share their passions outside of the office.

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

Job Description
Based within the economics team within the Power business, the senior consultant will be expected to manage and contribute to projects involving a range of economic and financial issues on energy matters in a global arena.

You will be involved in projects which will include the following roles:

- Generation Planning
- Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)
- Techno-Financial optimisation of generation and transmission capital projects
- Master Planning
- Report preparation and presentation to clients
- Tender preparation based on Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFIs)
- Business development
- Undertaking training
- Having an appreciation of the roles of fellow professionals on other projects and interfacing and coordinating with them appropriately
- Interfacing with clients, suppliers and contractors

The work will involve predominantly quantitative analysis (using simple spreadsheet models, more complex models and proprietary software) and techno-economic analysis mainly in the electricity sector, especially the generation and Transmission sectors, but also likely to involve market and regulatory insight.

The role involves working potentially on multiple projects / proposals, both within teams and on a lone basis.
Since the work is often of a techno-economic nature there is a requirement to familiarise oneself with and take an interest in the technical aspects of the electricity/generation market.
There will be a requirement to travel for business (often beyond Europe) on an occasional basis, typically for short periods.
Supervision and support will be provided by the chief economist and other financial resources in the company.

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate will have:
- Masters in economics (or related field with a quantitative emphasis) and experience in economics or closely related discipline in the area of energy markets
- High level of IT literacy and numeracy skills
- Experience of working as a consultant and assignments overseas will be an advantage
- Experience of advising clients on large scale power transactions
- A strong track record in modelling and quantitative analysis is essential
- Particularly relevant experience in this area includes electricity market/dispatch modelling, least cost expansion studies, demand forecasting, use of Monte Carlo simulation and statistical packages, optimisation principles, Integrated Resource Planning (IRP), generation planning, tariff analysis
- Good report writing and public presentation skills
- Ability to produce clear and logical written communication
- A willingness to travel internationally for short periods
- Ability to be adaptable and able to work both independently and as part of a team
- A keen interest in contributing to business development including writing proposals and making occasional pitches
- Have a systematic logical approach to problem solving
- Pay strong attention to detail and demonstrate accurate work
- Flexible approach to work, and ability to prioritise and manage time effectively to meet deadlines and client needs
- Highly motivated to learn on the job, interface with clients, as well as undertake training

Expiring: Dec 03, 2016
Production Unit Manager , Ethiopia

For a food processing company we are looking for a Plant Manager to drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes. You will oversee all daily operations of the plant from procurement, production and delivery to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. The successful candidate will have the key skills to develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity as well as guarding the Fair Chain principles.

Their aim is to become cost leader within the Ethiopian context whilst reaching the highest possible quality levels that will enable us to compete in any global market of choice.
You will run the factory as a separate business unit on a cost price plus basis towards the sales organization in Addis and Amsterdam.
The production will need to move to a new to be built industrial facility soon. You will heading the team designing this western standard volume based facility based on best practices in the industry.

• Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations using peechtree and /or an ERP system and clear SLA’s/Contracts with the sales departments in Addis and Amsterdam.
• Making sure the inventory is correct and registered. Full responsibility for green bean stock management keeping the beans in optimal conditions and secure.
• Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and improving on current quality standards
• Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
• Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results (minimal tolling fee, maximum quality, minimum lost, minimal downtime)
• Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
• Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
• Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
• Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
• Commit to plant safety procedures
• Managing ISO 9001, HACCP food safety, Organic and RFA certification audits and improvements
• Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
• Address employees’ issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements
• Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
• You will have full P&L responsibility and based on a given sales forecast come up with the budget, tolling fee, staffing, production and investment plan.
• Enable the growth from current 10,000 kilo a month to 20.000 within the current facility through optimal routing, logistics and production processes.
• Built and manage the team needed to reach the output and quality targets.
• Develop and Implement a HR plan that supports the personal growth and skillset of the team based on external HR reviews, leading to a FairChain living wage plan and social programs for employees based on forecast profitability and performance.
• Overseeing of the building and installation of new production facilities and processing lines
• Implement and report on the manufacturing metrics in the Annex

• Full commitment to our FairChain principles
• Proven work experience as a plant manager preferably in in an international/ multicultural setting in both African and Western Countries
• Proven managerial experience with an hands on mentality , leading by example (no desk worker).
• Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
• Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
• Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
• Computer literacy
• Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
• Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
• BS degree in Business Management or related field
• Preferably with understanding of the industry
• Strong sensitivity for Ethiopian cultural context
• Excellent Business English; speaking/writing
• Ability to work in a manufacturing environment, including the physical exercise of moving goods and equipment
• Willingness to live in Addis Ababa for 2-3 years

o Competitive financial package determined by experience and value-addition
o Corporate vehicle
o Corporate health insurance

Expiring: Nov 05, 2016
Generator Supervisor , Somalia

Generator maintenance and servicing specialist contract position in Somalia. Candidates require a Degree in Engineering or relevant industry certification.

Country: Somalia
Nationality: Open
Salary: 2,5k USD pm + bonus + Benefits (Tax Free)
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or relevant industry certification
Assignment: 1 year contract (Renewable)

Job Description:

● Comply with company policies and procedures and adheres to company standards
● Develop cost estimates for routine and non-routine work
● Provide technical support to the employees under supervision and manage resolution of complex problems
● Take corrective action to bring about required change and ensure contract requirements have been executed at a level above the specified standards
● Ensure processes and procedures are properly followed by employees under supervision and supervise day-to-day and long-range activities of Generator Technicians
● Develop process performance metrics, tracking, analysing and reporting performance in terms of quality, safety, cost and business satisfaction
● Resolves conflict and provide open communication to relevant parties
● Set up / break down generators on site and repair generators by using tools and equipment
● Restore residual voltage to generator exciter field
● Document management

Minimum Requirements:

● Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or relevant industry certification
● 5 years’ experience as a Generator Technician and 2 years’ supervisory experience in a similar role
● Must have experience with generator operation and maintenance and be familiar with the current methods and techniques of repair and maintenance of generators
● Experienced with diesel generators, diesel engines and electrical systems and knowledge of diesel fuel requirements
● Able to read and understand electrical schematics, diagrams, manuals and meters
● Computer literate
● Must be fluent in English (speak, read and write)
● Must be physically fit

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who do NOT meet the requirements of a specific position applied for, cannot be assured of a personal response, but we will keep your CV on file for future reference.

Expiring: Oct 24, 2016
Young Technical Expert , Benin

Trade Development Group (TDG) has a mission to passionately use our knowledge and expertise to develop sustainable economies in Africa. TDG has a strong focus on cashews. TDG want to stimulate the local economy in Africa by creating and stimulating employment, resulting in fair income for the poorest, and as a spin off: fair buying conditions to source basic needs. TDG has now several subsidairies in Africa. One of the subsidairies is Afokantan Benin Cashew S.A.. Afokantan Benin Cashew is a cashew processing company operating in the North of Benin, West-Africa. The plant started processing in 2007, with the objective to counter the trend of exporting raw cashew nuts to India and Vietnam, and create additional value locally instead.
During the first years cashew processing was mainly done manually, but without great success. Therefore two years ago the company changed to a mechanized processing model, and invested in mechanical processing equipment. After the first operational year this is giving promising results, but experience also learns that it remains difficult to install, maintain and improve these machines in an African environment. Main technical challenges are the limited availability of spare parts, practical-analytical skills and knowledge about maintenance and repairs of (electro-)mechanical equipment, and linking machine performance to machine design and settings, etc.
Therefore Afokantan is looking for a Young Expert, who will mainly focus on and give support on the following subjects:
- Optimization of the processing plant by improving efficiency of the machinery;
- Instigating a market comparison for the availability of processing machines for upcoming investments;
- Co-developing the best possible machine standard for the plant;
- Work preparation and composing protocols for purchasing machines;
- Improving and implementing a practicable technical plan for the management and maintenance of the machines;
- Identifying and recognizing issues in the performance of the machine on micro level as well as identifying production technical issues in the production process;
- Development, construction and installation of technical improvements in existing machines or new machines;
- Setting up a long-term plan for development and preservation of knowledge about the machines;
- Monitoring of maintenance programs (personnel, technically and budget wise);
- Training local employees in using and maintaining the machines, so they can manage in case of absence of the Young Expert;
- Further development of the business case by optimizing the machine park in general
Processing cashew nuts can only be done in a profitable way when it’s done in an efficient way (when the KPI’s are being achieved). Technical aspects play an important role in achieving these results, and the Young Expert will work with our technical team of 7 persons to contribute in achieving these goals.
Job criteria
- Mechanical or electromechanical engineer or similar, minimum level bachelor
- Hands on mentality with knowledge of mechanical engineering and electronics
- Relevant working experience in a similar job in the food processing branch
- Go-getting personality who is enthusiastic about lifting the plant to a higher level
- Knowledge of Autocad and Microsoft Office programs
- English and French speaking
- Willing to travel on a regular basis, both within and outside Benin
- Professional work attitude, independent and responsible
- Communicative and capable of explaining complex processes in a simple way

Expiring: Apr 30, 2016

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