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Director of Business Operations in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are

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

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
- Strategic and analytical rigor to drive structure, deeper insight, and execution
- 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)
- 7-10 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 team mates
- 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: Jan 06, 2019
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: Jan 06, 2019
International Account Manager Africa , Kenya

Location: Nairobi
Hours: 38
Salary: Excellent salary

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Are you challenged in increasing sales for growers who cultivate flowers in Africa and sell them around the globe? Are you already commercially experienced and ready to Kenya? At this moment we have an open position for an:

International Account Manager Africa
Nairobi (Kenya), 38 hours

What will you do as an International Account Manager?
As international account manager, you support our growers in Africa in increasing their sales around the world. By offering them full support of the services Royal FloraHolland has to offer you give your growers a competitive edge. Naturally, you also target new growers in Africa to become a Royal FloraHolland member.

As international account manager, you:
• are the first contact person at Royal FloraHolland for growers in Africa;
• manage stakeholders on management level;
• set up and execute account plans;
• are a connector between growers and the local Royal FloraHolland office in Kenya and increase customer satisfaction;
• set up and execute an acquisition plan to attract new growers
• are up-to-date on trends within the sector and maintain a network in the floricultural industry.

You are a team player and work in close contact with other departments within the Kenyan office and the Netherlands. You co-develop new services with your team to address the changing needs within the floricultural sector.

What are we looking for in an International Account Manager?
To be successful in this position are independent and result driven. Also you have to be willing to live abroad for a minimum duration of 3 years. We also require:
• A minimum requirement is a Bachelor or Master degree;
• More than 3 years experience in a commercial role in a service oriented organization.
• An international environment and experience in horticultural sector is preferred;
• You to have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Dutch;
• You to be an commercially strong innovator.

What do we have to offer?
A very interesting position in the heart of the commercial business at Royal FloraHolland! This is a fulltime position (38 hours a week). As an expat you will be located in Kenya, working from our local office in Nairobi. The salary depends on your professional level and work experience. We offer excellent remuneration which includes:
• hardship allowance;
• cost of living index;
• local housing;
• and a company car.

You will enjoy a minimum of 27 vacations days, public holidays in Kenya, excellent pension plan and flexible working hours. In addition, FloraHolland has excellent development and career advancement opportunities.

Will you be our new result driven Internation Account Manager?
If you are interested in this vacancy and a career at Royal FloraHolland, you can apply by clicking on th
is link.


For more information, please contact our Recruitment Department: recruitment@royalfloraholland.com.

For more information about Royal FloraHolland, please go to www.floraholland.com.

Agency calls not appreciated.
Keywords: Vacancy, Fulltime, Kenia, Sales, Accountmanager.

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Expiring: Mar 26, 2017
Director of Field Operations in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are

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

Field Operations is the heart-center of operations at Komaza. We are deeply systems-oriented and enjoy the challenge of training and managing hundreds of new teammates each season. In order to plant tree farms with thousands of new farmers every year, we are laser-focused on hitting our key performance indicators. We thrive on data, and technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day work life.

Field Ops is ultimately responsible for the planning, coordination and timely implementation of our innovative micro-forestry model, which creates life-changing income for our farmers by growing trees more cost-efficiently than large-scale plantations. We enroll farmers; support them through land preparation; distribute inputs and seedlings; plant trees; ensure post-planting care and long-term maintenance.

About this Role

As Director of Field Ops, you will be responsible for orchestrating all people and processes to drive dramatic growth, while simultaneously delivering quality improvements across the value chain. This role calls for a proven generalist operations superstar with the ability to grow a complex farmer extension network; this is not a “forestry expert” role. To succeed, you will need to be an inspirational team leader and very detail-oriented manager, but must not act like a “boss.” You will be responsible for driving growth at both strategic and deeply operational levels. This is a very demanding role that will require a lot of hands-on work, not a lot of high-level delegation. You will be responsible for detailed planning, coordinating, quality control, coaching, and troubleshooting – anything and everything necessary to make this complex operation succeed, and scale significantly, season after season. You will report to Komaza’s VP of Operations while working closely with the Founder & CEO, as well as other senior executives.

What You Will Do
- Build and rigorously apply world-class operations systems to plan, manage, track and report on every step in the Field Ops value chain.
- Build a Field Ops team culture of collaboration, performance, positivity, and accountability, with all motivated to help farmers and deliver forestry excellence.
- Lead dramatic growth of our core farmer operations, growing your team of field extension staff from 350 to 600+ in the next two years; achieve 10X scaling in the next 5 years to create one of East Africa’s top-three forestry assets.
- Invest in team leadership, coaching and relationship building, with a dedicated passion for developing our people, from your direct reports to frontline field staff.
- Collaborate with other operations departments (technical forestry, nursery, farmer relations, and harvest), supporting departments, and executives to define operations strategy and coordinate business resources with success.

What You Have
- 6+ years’ relevant work experience, ideally with 4+ years leading significant growth of decentralized operations and/or an extension network in East Africa.
- Proven experience leading high-performing decentralized teams with limited formal education and professional experience. You can thrive in dynamic, uber-growth situations. You’ve worked and thrived at a rapidly scaling company.
- Excellent communication skills with the aptitude to distill complex systems and detailed analysis into simple, structured processes with concrete action plans.
- High energy and enthusiasm – willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. You’re well organized with experience in project and change management.
- Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical and environmental hurdles.
- Proven success working in Africa or developing country is strongly preferred.

You're Also
- 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

We need a Director of Field Operations who wants to make a meaningful commitment to leading fast growth of this department for a minimum of 2 years. This role will be based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with significant growth potential.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Field 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: Aug 20, 2018
Forestry Innovations Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are

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

The Forestry Innovation team at Komaza is charged with delivering excellence in everything from high-level forestry planning to detailed writing of technical best operating procedures. We work collaboratively with a broad network of Africa’s top forestry experts, and are passionate about using the latest technology from GIS mapping, to satellite imagery, and digital measurement tools.

About This Role

Historically, Komaza has relied heavily on external experts to provide technical forestry advice. As we scale, we’ve recognized that while Komaza can learn a lot from traditional plantation forestry, we will need to develop new strategies, standard operating procedures, and tools in order to better empower small-holder farmers. As Forestry Innovations Manager, you will lead our engagement with external experts while also working closely with the Field Operations, Nursery, and Harvest departments to trial, iterate upon, and scale new forestry methods that work for small-scale African farmers.

What You Will Do

- Lead our engagement with external researchers and experts to understand existing best practices in forestry - including site selection, species R&D, nursery operations, planting, growth, enumeration, and harvesting.
- Lead Komaza’s internal multi-departmental design process to create new methodologies, tools, and approaches to forestry activities across the value chain.
- Monitor, evaluate, and improve Komaza’s existing forestry practices across the value chain.
- Research forestry products and tools appropriate for small-holder farmers, trial them with small-holder farmers, and scale them.
- Build a small team of design and forestry specialists who can continue to grow our internal expertise in designing farmer-centered forestry best practices.
- Lead the creation of Komaza’s farmer and environmental impact evaluation methodology and execute that methodology.

What You Should Have

- Bachelor’s degree in forestry or other relevant scientific field required, Master’s Degree or above in a relevant field preferred.
- Experience working with small-holder farmers, experience with farmers in East Africa preferred.
- Experience with human/user-centered design, iteration, and product development.
- Experience conducting primary (not a literature review) forestry research preferred.
- Experience with the full forestry value chain (nursery to planting to growth to harvest to processing) a plus.
- Minimum of 2-5 years post-undergraduate, masters degree or full-time work in a forestry or agricultural context preferred.

You’re Also

- Equally comfortable in the office conducting literature reviews and in the field seeking feedback directly from farmer focus groups.
- Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done.
- Comfortable working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing).
- 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 Forestry Innovations 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: Aug 20, 2018
Head of People Operations and Administration , Kenya

BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co) is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London, Madrid and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Job Summary:
BitPesa has grown from 20 to 60 employees in the past year and is seeking a skilled and professional Human Resources manager to help ensure that we recruit, retain, and develop the best talent possible! We are looking for a highly-motivated self-starter who will plan, implement, and evaluate employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Recruitment, Hiring and Onboarding:
- Lead recruitment and hiring strategy, manage all aspects of applicant tracking system (ATS), interview and selection process, and relationships and communication with external recruitment partners.
- Manage full cycle recruitment process from job requisition to sourcing strategy, to phone screening candidates and interview design.
- Partner with leaders across the organization to proactively identify staffing needs and build a readily available talent pipeline.
- Design and manage employee onboarding experience ensuring new staff are equipped with the knowledge, skills and relationships to rapidly integrate into BitPesa’s culture.
- Conduct follow up and check in session with managers and new employees to ensure new employees settle into the organization well.
- Maintain employee benefits programs; recommend benefit programs to management; direct the processing of benefit claims; obtain and evaluate benefit contract bids; award benefit contracts.
- Consult legal counsel to ensure that policies and employment contracts comply with federal and state law in the different jurisdictions that the organization operates in.
- Conduct investigations; represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

HR Administration, Compensation and Benefits:
- Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
- Maintain historical and current human resource records
- Manage Administrative Assistants in the different jurisdictions (UK, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal)
- Investigate accidents and prepare reports for insurance carrier. Appoint members of the safety committee. Coordinate Safety Committee meetings and act as Safety Director.

Performance & Development:
- Ensure managers set targets and goals for direct reports and coordinate mid-year and end-year performance review sessions across the organization.
- Plan and monitor development and training opportunities that deliver value to the BitPesa team.
- Implement procedures and policies for succession planning.

Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and Administration
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills
- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to work among diverse cultures
- Excellent management qualities such as strong work ethic, trustworthiness, self-confidence and the ability to delegate responsibilities
- Good problem solving skills
- Good organisational skills
- Must be able to speak and communicate in English and ideally French fluently
- Strong computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Package i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Profile of Ideal Candidate:
- You embody the values on which BitPesa is built: teamwork, excellence, flexibility and creativity, passion and integrity.
- You are passionate about recruiting high quality talent and retaining and engaging employees.
- You are self-motivated and resourceful, having a keen ability to think and act innovatively, while taking full ownership of responsibilities.
- You are able to work in a fast-paced environment displaying ambition and eagerness to learn and achieve success.
- You are personable, an active listener, and effective communicator who is capable of cultivating relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
- You are process driven, creating structure through implementing systems and procedures.

Compensation:
This position has a competitive salary and full health benefits.

References:
Shortlisted candidates must be willing to provide a minimum of two references.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of People Operations and Administration 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

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