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Managing Director in Liberia , Liberia

The Profile
The Managing Director (MD) is the primary leader in this location.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Demonstrating on a daily basis ‘what good looks like’.
• He/she will be the chief local custodian of the company culture and the company's Way of Working.
• Managing and owning the P&L, the MD is expected to openly embrace challenges with a problemsolving mindset and to unlock the full potential of the organization by relentlessly developing its people.
• The MD is expected to be a LEAN leader that continuously strives to make the company the best in class operator through standardization and sharing of best practice globally in an inclusive, transparent manner.
• Furthermore, the MD is the chief stakeholder manager of the entity, ensuring productive and positive relations with all relevant stakeholders such as customers, governmental agents, regulatory authorities and labor unions, with a visible presence on the ground with both employees and customers and a high degree of intimacy.
• Finally, the MD is the primary enabler of global company standards within a local context and acts as the entity’s chief safety owner, leader and ambassador.

Behaviors and attributes:
• Health, safety, security & environment – Understands and actively embeds HSE as a value, by taking collective and individual responsibility for driving HSSE improvement. Has integrated HSSE into business making processes and programs and understands their impact and influence on risk management. Demonstrates accountability by engaging and supporting the workforce to learn from incidents and remains fully and emotionally involved and engaged in HSE every day.
• Drives vision & purpose – Demonstrates a deep-seated and consistent perseverance to deliver on the overarching vision and goals of our company. Shows strong belief in and sense of ownership of that vision. Thinks and acts at an enterprise level and infuses day-to-day leadership and communication with same. Actively drives engagement across all layers of the organization by instilling a fundamental sense of purpose, starting with the question of ‘why’ we do what we do as a business.
• Drives business performance – Relentlessly and continuously ensures that the business strives for excellence, by ensuring that customers receive excellent service and all employees embrace excellence in all of their activities and deliverables. Shows ongoing drive for efficiencies and improvements in all parts of the business, by consistently linking ‘Way of Working’ to solve/deliver business priorities and objectives, as well as leveraging all elements and tools of the ‘Way of Working’ to drive a business system that is indistinguishable from ‘normal’ functional activities. Always acts responsibly and with full accountability towards shareholders in terms performance and return on invested capital.
• Customer orientation – Exhibits a ‘customer first’ attitude in all decisions and considerations, with the ultimate aim of whatever we do must be good for our customers. Strives to deeply understand expectations and requirements of both internal and external customers, and weaves this into daily operations and initiatives.
• Critical thinking – Displays a sense of ongoing curiosity about the world, both inside and outside the company, with the expectation to ‘learn and share something new’ every day. Questions established patters of operation and shows a continuous ‘drive for improvement’ and goes to Gemba by default. Evaluates multiple approaches to a problem by applying structured problemsolving skills and drives a consistent problem-solving culture through Kaizen methodology.
• Collaboration – Drives a collaborative approach across all levels and functions of the organization and builds effective teams. Actively builds bridges and counters silo thinking and demonstrates how to make a matrix organization work well. Advocates a culture of reaching out across teams and departments to ask for best practice to find solutions.
• Instills trust – Demonstrates ongoing integrity in words and actions, as well as deep selfawareness. Stays true to fundamental values and philosophy of our company. In spite of strategic adjustments, never compromises strategic and corporate principles, values and ethics.
• Situational adaptability – Demonstrates a mindset of flexibility and agility, while not losing sight of the overall goal and underlying purpose. Has the ability to anticipate and overcome setbacks and unexpected new developments, and to persevere with regards to longer term objectives.
• People orientation – Actively develops talent and values differences in people. Displays a ‘coaching mindset’ in all conversations with subordinates. Focuses on asking the right questions to trigger deeper thinking and learning. Fosters a culture of proposing solutions to problems out of own initiative and reflection, and continuously gives and solicits timely constructive feedback in a structured manner. Holds leaders in his organization accountable to the same leadership philosophy.
• Influencing – Shows ability to find common ground and purpose with different parties and actors and distilling meaning for every participant. Actively drives necessary change and secures buy-in
from all relevant stakeholders, with and without immediate authority. Exhibits an attitude of humility and curiosity toward other people’s opinions, beliefs and experiences. Consults widely and does not pretend to have all the answers. Practices active listening skills and expects the same from leaders in his/her organization.
• Inspiring – Displays an ability to make sense of the world through storytelling and demonstrates ‘wholehearted leadership’ that includes publicly sharing personal failures and tribulations, and how those have been overcome. Ensures that all layers of the organization are continuously reminded about the overarching purpose and links all initiatives and engagements back to the same purpose. Exhibits the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and to effectively tailor the message depending on the audience. Practices active two-way communication in all forums and situations.
• Cultivates Innovation – Shows an attitude of openness and curiosity to new technology and its benefits. Displays ‘early adopter’ attributes and proactively stays up-to-date on technology developments. Leverages the opportunities in automation and digitization to continuously improve processes and efficiencies.
• External focus – Demonstrates a ‘from the outside in’ mentality and outlook on business. Proactively keeps up-to date on current political, social and economic events and developments and reflects upon implications for the business. Preempts the impact of external developments by timely strategic/tactical adjustments.

Relevant experiences:
• Performance management – Has a thorough grounding in operational performance management and corporate governance, by virtue of having had full leadership responsibility for an organizational unit.
• Commercial – Ideally has had exposure to a functional commercial role (CCO, Head of Sales etc.) or played a leading role in a strategic commercial project. Has held/led customer-facing positions and/or projects in the past.
• Working in a matrix – Worked in a matrix organization, having both ‘solid’ and ‘dotted’ reporting lines. Has successfully managed projects and strategic initiatives across different functions, brands, business units and/or geographies.
• Stakeholder management – Experience in managing a diverse and potentially adverse set of stakeholders, such as port authorities, regulatory authorities, governmental agents, unions, international organizations etc.
• Relevant industry experience – Prior exposure and/or in port management/operations, shipping, transportation, freight forwarding and/or logistics.
• Non-industry experience – Has some work experience from and/or exposure to outside the industry, such as FMCG, oil & gas, regulatory authorities etc.
• Working across cultures – Has had significant work experience outside home country and/or immediate cultural context.
• Leadership experience – Has significant successful leadership experience, including both ‘leading individual contributors’ and ‘leading other leaders’. Project management experience is an added asset.
• People development experience – Has successfully developed own successor in one of previous roles.
• Strategy development and execution – Has taken lead in successful development and execution of a long-term strategic initiative.
• Working in complex ownership structures – Leadership experience in an entity with complex ownership structured such as joint ventures, public-private partnerships etc., and has successfully navigated the stakeholder landscape.

Functional skills and requirements:
• Lean – Should have a grounding in tools of Lean academy level 1 (minimum) or 3.3 (ideal). Has the ability to leverage basic problem-solving tools and facilitate discussions to generate improvements and solution (D.I.V.E.). Has thorough grounding in and end-to-end understanding of Operating Systems.
• Operations management – Knowledge of and experience in managing of port- and container related processes and has led significant improvement initiatives in same.
• Negotiation – Should possess solid negotiation skills, and a track record of successfully concluding negotiations and resolving conflicts with high stakes. Displays proactive conflict resolution skills.
• Compliance – Awareness of ongoing business and operational risks. Has played an instrumental role in identifying and addressing past compliance issues, and has actively driven risk management strategies and processes, as well as non-compliance investigations.
• Financial understanding – Has a thorough grounding in fundamentals of business finance (financial data, financial statements, cash management, banking, planning, budgets, profitability, solvency, liquidity etc.).
• Strategic planning – Has led strategy development and execution initiatives in the past.
• Commercial planning – Prior exposure to launching a new product into the marketplace and/or has played leading role in developing plans to ensure operations are in place to handle distribution and feedback from customers.
• Media – Previous successful interaction with various forms of media (TV, print, social media etc.) and has built a solid skill set in terms of adequately and concisely communicating with media representatives, without compromising business interests.
• Change leadership – Is familiar with common change leadership frameworks (Kotter etc.) and has successfully led strategic change initiatives in the past through all critical stages.
• Mentoring and coaching – Has acted as a mentor to junior employees in the past and is an experienced practitioner of established coaching models (especially GROW, High Performing Teams etc.

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

Expiring: Jul 28, 2020
Logistic Manager in Liberia , Liberia

Our client is looking for an expat to fill a position as Logistic Manager at their office in Liberia, West Africa.

Responsibilities
• Focus on the commercial and operational area and boost the business without losing track of administration and reporting
• Supervising and supporting the logistic team incl. overall internal management, HR, recruiting and training.
• Proactive for sales; bigger projects and tender biddings – searching for sales leads and follow-up
• Interaction with authorities and clients on management level when required
• Develop and maintain relationships with clients and key account clients.
• Reporting to senior management

Requirements:
• Proven working experience as a logistics manager
• 5+ years of experience in West Africa
• Knowledge in clearing and forwarding
• Experience within mining and project cargo an asset
• Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
• Fluency in English

Personal characteristics:
• Operational mindset taking precaution for the challenges in the country
• Ability to think out of the box to create and sell solutions
• Be a business developer with focus on expanding the business and improve internal agent network
• Should be outgoing, have a good sense of humor, responsible and self-driven, conscientious, focused, result-oriented, purposeful and most important; know how to be a good team player and manager/leader for his team

We offer:
• Being part of a young and dynamic team
• Being part of successful company with a high track record in West and Central Africa
• Exciting challenges every day!

Starting date latest 1. June 2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Logistics Manager in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 20, 2017
Country Financial Controller , Liberia

The CFC will be responsible for the effective management of Concern Liberia country programme’s finances. This will include responsibility for a strong control environment, finance staff management, capacity building of non-finance staff, partner finance oversight and training, treasury management, financial planning / budgeting, and internal and external reporting. Maintaining and managing controls and procedures to safeguard and account for all assets, funds and interests of Concern’s operations is a crucial part of the role. The post holder is also a member of the senior management team and will participate in all key decisions affecting the country programme.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Senior Management role:
• Participate in the development of Concern Liberia’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other strategic frameworks (Preparing for Effective Emergency Response (PEER), Security Management Plan (SMP) etc) in collaboration with all relevant staff and third parties as necessary.
• Participate in the management of the country programme’s strategic issues through involvement in decision making.
• Produce strategic analysis for financial and donor management.

Financial Control
• Maintain an effective & efficient system of internal controls which complies with Concern Worldwide’s financial guidelines, collaborating closely with the Systems Director and Logistics staff.
• Ensure that all financial records & accounts are compiled timely, accurately and in line with international accounting standards & donor regulations

Financial Reporting
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of monthly management accounts for budget-holders and Country Management to ensure that they can take appropriate action on any significant variances.
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of financial reports for Dublin (Financial Reporting Pack (FRP)).
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of donor reports for external donors / agencies.

Financial Systems
• Ensure that the systems in place, enhance, as far as possible, the efficiency & effectiveness of the manner in which assets are utilised

Other financial duties
• Facilitate internal, external & donor audits
• Ensure that all statutory deductions & taxes in respect of national staff are complied with & liaise with relevant authorities in this respect.

Donor Compliance
• Ensure that donor proposal budgets and expenditure & related reports are of high quality, up-to-date and delivered in a timely manner in accordance with Concern policies/procedures, donor requirements and for other interested parties in collaboration with programme team colleagues.

Human Resources
• Identify finance staff needs, ensuring that job descriptions are developed and well understood, properly qualified staff are recruited, inducted and trained as per the needs of the department and the organisation
• Manage the Finance team with particular emphasis on capacity building of staff through mentoring, training, and ensuring that all staff have up-to-date descriptions and Performance and Development Review (PDR) process as per policy.
• Ensure that all department staff are aware of and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures.

Other Duties
• Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of relevant commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership)
• Take active measures to address equality issues, particularly relating to gender, in programme as well as operational (eg HR) activities.
• Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (P4 and Code of Conduct, HR, finance, logistics etc).

PERSON SPECIFICATION
ESSENTIAL
Education, Qualifications & Experience:
• Accountancy Qualification (e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
• 3 years post qualification experience, at least 1 in an international NGO
• Experience in preparing budgets and reports for international donors.
• Experience in staff capacity development and management
• Fluent English

Special Skills or Personality Requirements:
• Ability to work under pressure with numerous deadlines, and priorities.
• Excellent organisational and planning skills. Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Excellent excel skills and knowledge of computerised accounting packages
• Excellent interpersonal skills and cross cultural awareness
• Good sense of humour
• Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.

DESIRABLE
Education, Qualifications & Experience:
• Previous experience in Concern or a similar organization
• Experience with Great Plains GL system
• Experience in West African context
• Experience with USAID, EU and / or Irish Aid donor requirements
• Knowledge of development issues and concepts.

Contract: 2 years
Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Accompanied
Responsible For: Finance Manager (and indirectly finance team of 6)
Basic annual salary: 38,518 to 43,733 euro

Expiring: Oct 06, 2016
Instructor in Psychosocial Counselling , Liberia

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Coopera-tion. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner or-ganisations in Liberia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict ma-nagement and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-buil-ding measures.

For the expansion and further development of a Master's programme of the Institute "Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) we are looking for a person to fill the following position as soon as possible Instructor in psychosocial counselling, teaching and social work, Monrovia, Liberia

Your new role

Due to 14 years of civil war and the subsequent Ebola epidemic in 2014/2015, Liberia's healthcare system has largely collapsed. There are too few trained staff members to help people deal with their traumatic experiences and to provide the basic medical care they need.

Mother Patern College of Health Sciences (MPCHS) is one of five institutes of higher learning of the Stella Maris Polytechnic of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia. The mission of MPCHS is to provide comprehensive academic, vocational and technical skills to enable students to respond with dignity and well-preparedness to the rapid develop-ments in Liberia.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will assist in the further development and implementation of the two-year course leading to a Master's degree in Social Work with a focus on psychosocial counselling and trauma work.
- You will further develop the curriculum for social work counselling and prepare didactic teaching materials.
- You will be part of the MPCHS faculty and introduce new seminar content to share with your colleagues.
- You will mentor students in the area of counselling and lead supervision sessions.
- You will ensure the proper disbursement and administration of funds locally in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will be working in part-nership with MPCHS in this regard.

Your profile
- You have a university degree in (clinical) psychology, psychiatry, social work or another field relevant to the job, and have already gained several years of professional experience, ideally also in a post-conflict country.
- You are familiar with cognitive and behavioural therapy methods, client-centred or narrative approaches.
- You already have teaching experience in higher education.
- You are willing to work in hierarchical structures and possess a high level of intercultural competence.
- You can communicate in fluent English, verbally and in writing.
- You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.

What AGIAMONDO offers
- Individual and thorough preparation
- Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
- Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

Are you interested in becoming an Instructor in Psychosocial Counselling, teaching and social work in Liberia? 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 04, 2021
Instructor for Peace Research in Liberia , Liberia

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Liberia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To support the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT) at the University of Liberia, we are seeking someone to fill the following position as soon as possible:
Instructor for Peace Research (m/f/d), Monrovia, Liberia

Your new role
Peace in Liberia remains fragile, largely due to weak support through social services and harsh economic conditions. Unemployment, especially among young people, is high and livelihoods are low. This has led to high unfulfilled expectations among the population and weakens confidence in government systems.

The Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT) is an institution of the University of Liberia based in Monrovia. Two departments deal with the areas of peace training/research and political dialogue. Through its work, KAICT aims to promote skills development in the areas of peace and conflict work, gender, and development work and to make these available to all sectors of Liberian society. The Institute has worked to strengthen democratic governance and support the security sector reform process.

As an instructor, you will support KAICT in providing professionals by training its students, who can apply the methods of peace work and conflict transformation and analysis in their respective professional fields (including politics, administration, schools, and social work). The target groups are students at the University of Monrovia as well as other future leaders and decision-makers. The offer is also aimed at governmental and non-governmental institutions that have a strong need for staff with knowledge of peace and conflict work. You will support the institute in its organizational development and all aspects surrounding peace studies.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will teach peacebuilding and conflict transformation to KAICT Master's students.
- You will further optimize the advising process for master’s students and their theses.
- You will develop a national research agenda for KAICT.
- You will create manuals in various areas of peacebuilding and conflict intervention.
- You will contribute to the ongoing process of updating the Institute's resource centre and library facilities.
- You will support the KAICT team in the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of non-university events in the communities. (e.g. conferences, dialogue forums, community-based research, outreach training)
- You are responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the sponsor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications in close collaboration with KAICT.

Your profile
- You have a university degree, e.g. in political science, peace, and conflict studies, with at least three years of experience in a teaching and research position, and have professional experience outside Europe.
- Ideally, you have a PhD in peace studies and/or two years of additional expertise in peace-building and national reconstruction.
- You have experience in the development of curricula and training materials, and are able to develop practically applicable approaches to peace work in the concrete situation in Liberia.
- You are knowledgeable with regard to peace research on community-based approaches.
- You can communicate in fluent English, verbally and in writing.
- You identify with Christian values as well as the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
- You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGIAMONDO offers
- Individual and thorough preparation
- Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
- Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

Are you interested in becoming a Instructor for Peace Research in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: May 16, 2021
Organisational Developer in Liberia , Liberia

Organisational Developer, Trainer for NGO in the Field of Human Rights and Peace Work (m/f/d), Gbarnga, Liberia

Your new role
Our partner organisation FIND, based in rural Gbarnga, was founded in 2002. As a human rights organisation, FIND aims to achieve greater justice, respect for human rights, good governance and the rule of law in Liberia. FIND works for peaceful coexistence between the country's various population groups and provides legal assistance to victims of human rights violations. In particular, FIND wants to enable women to access the legal system and to promote the legal punishment of gender-based violence (GBV). By monitoring the judicial system, promoting human rights awareness, mediation services, dialogue programmes and educational events in the communities, FIND supports the local population, while at the national level it works to change the political framework through lobbying and advocacy initiatives. The organisation is run by a small management team and works mainly with volunteers. FIND's strengths are its local presence in the village communities, its large network of governmental and non-governmental actors and its consistency in accompanying the communities. FIND uses local traditions and customs as approaches to conflict resolution in its peace work.
As part of its strategic planning for the coming years, FIND aims to adapt its organisational structure to the constantly changing challenges in order to continue to support and strengthen local dialogue, peace and reconciliation processes effectively through a stable working environment. Through your participation, you will support FIND in capacity building, in sustainable stabilisation and in shaping necessary change processes within the organisation.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will support FIND in developing a new strategy for its human rights, peace and reconciliation work. You will support the management team in conflict analysis and advise the organisation on all aspects of its work at local, regional and national level.
• You will assist the managing director in the areas of organisational development and project management and advise him on this leadership role and team development.
• You will work as a coach and mentor for staff and volunteers.
• You will train your colleagues in project planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation and help to establish and continuously improve appropriate processes in the organisation.
• You will advise FIND on the conceptual development of its work to promote and protect human rights.
• You accompany "Palaver Hut" dialogues and support FIND in its peace work in the communities.
• You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with FIND.

Your profile
• You have a university degree in social work/social pedagogy, adult education, organisational development, peace and conflict studies, project management or another relevant field of study and have already gained professional experience in the Global South.
• You have knowledge and experience in international human rights, peace and reconciliation work and are motivated to work at grassroots level.
• You are experienced in organisational consulting or development in a small NGO, ideally they have already worked in a community-based organisation in a rural African environment.
• You use your communication and consulting skills in a culturally sensitive way and are experienced in implementing various consulting, coaching and mentoring approaches to support and accompany individuals and teams.
• You can communicate in fluent English, verbally and in writing.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace-building work and are a member of a Christian church.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your complete online application by no later than 03/01/2021.

Are you interested in becoming an Organisational Developer in Liberia? 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 03, 2020

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