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Business Development Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Business Development Manager Market Led Dairy Supply Chain Project

Job Description
The Business Development Manager under the overall guidance of the Project Manager, will provide overall leadership in designing and implementing appropriate interventions within the project with the objective of developing the 23 producer organizations in the Kenya Market Led Dairy Supply Chain Project into strong and profitable farmer business organizations and entities. This will be achieved through capacity building of the organizations in business planning and financial management, development of management structures and systems, the provision of business advisory services and the development of key marketing and financial linkages in financial services, input services and strong partnerships with both public and private organizations. The interventions to be led by the Business Development Manager seek to increase the overall level of competitiveness of the dairy production business within the farmer producer organizations.

Intellectual curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, accountable, values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and Team player.


Business Development (30%)
- Undertake capacity assessment and due diligence for farmer business organizations.
- Support producer organizations to develop business plans, strategic plans and financial and human resource management systems.
- Capacity Building of Farmer business organizations through training in business, financial management and governance.
- Analysis and conducting of feasibility to assess and develop new business, investment and financing options.
- Provide advice and assistance in the establishment and maintenance of business and financial records keeping systems.
- Develop business models clearly showing the value proposition of Hubs to members and how it will leverage the opportunities in the production and market environment.

- 23 producer organizations assessed within the first year of the project implementation and 23 capacity assessment reports developed.
- Technical assistance and mentorship provided to the 23 farmer-based on a quarterly basis s through research, advisory and visits and training sessions.
- Facilitate development of business planning guidelines and the development of business plans, strategic plans and financial management systems for 23 producer organizations by the end of the first year of the project.
- Capacity Building plans developed for all 23 farmer producer organizations by the end of the first year and their implementation updated and reviewed on a quarterly basis.
- Feasibility and analysis conducted to identify business and investment opportunities for 23 producer organizations and at least 3 new opportunities explored per year per organization.
- 23 producer organizations with established financial and business records systems that provide management with the key information to govern business operations by the end of the second year of project implementation.
- 23 producer organizations with established and documented business models with clear value proposition within the first 18 months of the project.
- 23 producer organizations achieve the targeted growth in hub member mobilization numbers based project and hub membership targets by the end of the second year of the project implementation.

Cooperative Governance and Management (30%).
- Provide support in establishing and operating market structures (e.g., collection centers, market centers, processing facilities, chilling centers, etc.)
- Facilitate the transformation of producer organizations (POs) into formal dairy collective enterprises that will stimulate dairy production
- Assist to develop guidelines for the formation, management and governance of cooperatives/Hubs/Producer groups
- Coordinate and build up linkages and networks with the appropriate government Cooperative Office and other organizations, as required

- 23 producer organizations with functional market structures for milk aggregation by the second year of project implementation.
- All the producer organizations operating as dairy collective producer organization and cooperatives by the end of the project.
- The project has strong linkages with the government cooperative offices in all the 5 counties and all the 23 producer organizations are compliant with cooperative guidelines and formal requirements by the end of the second year of project implementation.

Capacity development (30%)
- Design, develop and deliver business management training packages/modules, in liaison with other relevant project staff
- Identify and carry out a comprehensive capacity assessment of the potential farmer producer organizations for the project to partner with and thereafter develop and deliver a capacity building programme
- Develop capacity building and operationalization of the business and marketing plans of the producer organizations/Hubs through joint planning, monitoring.
- Facilitate the capacity building of the Cooperative/union governing board and management in effective and efficient decision making, financial management, human resource management, operation and strategic planning and implementation, conflict management and democratic governance
- Support the Producer Organizations to put in place and implement efficient financial management systems and build their capacity in all aspects of financial management.

Collaboration towards a common goal (10%)
- With the Enterprise Development manager, develop the business hubs of the cooperatives with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
- Incorporate within the framework of the project, potential ‘win-win’ business opportunities which can attract different value chain actors to engage in transactional relationships with the farmer producer organizations and develop a platform for the achieving these partnerships.
- Work in close coordination with the relevant project staff on quality assurance and control for all livestock-based products for processing, packaging, marketing, and distribution.

- The 23 producer organizations develop a strong platform for engaging with the value chain actors in transactional relationships.
- Close coordination and collaboration with Country Office Enterprise Development Manager, Training Manager and Animal Wellbeing Manager to deliver quality trainings through the annual capacity building plans.
- The 23 Producer Organizations achieve and maintain high quality standards for their produce including milk and have effective systems for daily quality monitoring.

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
- Strong communication skills in both English, Swahili, and other local languages of the cluster area.
- Strong business skills development, strategic planning and planning for farmer business organizations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development that reaches women, youth, the poor, and underprivileged.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing).
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build a more efficient, competitive and sustainable livestock industry. This requirement is in line with the need to have in-built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
- Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified milk and yoghurt among others), poultry (eggs and meat) and vegetables for onward supply to niche and markets as well as implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of the sub-sectors.
- Experience in facilitating establishment of strategic alliances and joint ventures with local and foreign processors.
- Knowledge and experience in strategic business planning and business analysis.
- Demonstrate ability to undertake market assessments and use the information generated to support the producer organizations to leverage these opportunities to remain competitive.
- Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private equity investing).
- Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
- Ability to integrate financial services within the value chains with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
- Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural and multisector setting.
- Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
- Ability to follow directions and independently complete assigned tasks (written or verbal).
- Ability to work a varied schedule to include early mornings, weekends and some evenings.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business management, Rural Development, Animal production with post graduate diploma or experience in Business management or a related field is required
- Experience implementing activities in large, complex projects in challenging environments.
- Minimum 5 years field and technical experience working on agribusiness development projects.
- Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: To Be Determined
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: 12/31/17

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Expiring: Dec 31, 2017
Program Manager in Tunisia , Tunisia

Job Purpose
Contribute to delivering the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS) for Tunisia within the one program approach in close co-operation with the local partners and in accordance with Oxfam 2020 vision. With the support of the Country Director, lead in designing, developing and delivering effective strategies and development programs to improve governance, gender justice and civil society space in Tunisia as well as potential new areas of work. Ensure quality delivery of externally funded programs. Foster co-operation between Oxfam affiliates. Be an active member of the country Senior Management Team (SMT).

Post conditions
Type of contract: Fixed term contract (1 year)
Contract Duration: One year renewable
Working hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis, Tunisia
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisia
Reporting line: Country Director
Staff reporting to this post: Program Officer(s), Project Coordinator(s), MEAL Officer(s)
Internal Job Grading: C1
Starting date: As soon as possible

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Program design, planning and Delivery
 Ensure and be accountable for the quality design, implementation, management and monitoring of the Oxfam program in Tunisia. This includes accomplishing program and project objectives, monitoring the progress of the Tunisia strategy and annual plan including the planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects, related to both the management of Oxfam budget for partner support, and the development and management of externally funded programs and managing potential constraints such as: costs, time, scope and quality.
 In coordination and with the support of the CD, access and use shared services as well as knowledge networks for program support.
 Contribute to the strategic reflections on Oxfam’s program work in Tunisia and in relation to the region and to global dynamics and enhance cross-regional dynamics.
 Contribute to the sign-off process when relevant of media and advocacy statements, and contribute as appropriate to the policy lines as per the country influencing strategy.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
 Lead and coordinate support to MEAL strategies and plans: Proactively lead and coordinate support for Oxfam and partner teams in designing and ensuring the operationalization and implementation of effective and participatory MEAL strategies and plans at all levels in line with Oxfam standards.
 Assure quality of program and projects: Provide assurance and control of the quality in terms of MEAL of program and project that is appropriate to the context and in line with Oxfam standards.
 Manage the Oxfam program team in Tunisia, and in general be responsible for HR tasks in relation to the team (etc). This includes having work meetings with program staff, teambuilding, staff coaching & development, day to day line-management, performance interviews, being responsible for the recruitment and selection processes for new program staff, etc.).
 Empower and provide a steer to Program Officers on their respective programs and ensure linking and learning happens between the members of the team, and within the organization. Also promote linking & learning between counterparts and key stakeholders.
 Actively participate in the Tunisia Senior Management Team.

Resource Mobilization
 In close coordination with the Country Director and the Business Development and Funding Coordinator, actively seek and participate in fundraising initiatives and negotiate funding opportunities for the Tunisia program. Develop and implement projects and programs that potential back-donors could finance.
 Provide support in planning for participatory programme/project design: In close collaboration with funding team, guide and support CMT and program teams in planning for programme, project, and proposal design. This includes promoting and supporting early engagement and active participation of partners, primary change agents, and of Oxfam and partner PQ staff in program and project identification and design.
 Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders on fostering external funding opportunities.

Institutional Responsibilities
 Ensure adherence and compliance of the country program to agreed Oxfam policies and management standards.
 Ensure adherence to the Oxfam code of conduct, security guidelines and health & safety.
 As needed and by delegation from the Country Director, represent Oxfam in relevant fora and meetings with donors, partners or other stakeholders in relation to the Tunisia program.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
The Program Manager is a dynamic and strong personality with high standards on norms and values. He/she is an inspiring coach for his/her team, knows his/her way with budget steering and has experience in running an office day to day. He/she has excellent networking skills and knows how to build and maintain relationships with donors. He/she is also able to work in a political environment.

 A university level education in a relevant field
 At least 8 years experience in international development, program management and participatory strategy development
 Proven experience in leading teams, people management and creative human resource management as well as change management. Specific experience in line management, facilitation and coaching.
 Proven analytical skills and the capacity to think strategically
 Familiarity with management in a complex organizational structures and multi-country programming
 Knowledge of the Tunisia specific context or experience in working in countries in transition as well as a significant knowledge of the thematic areas of work of Oxfam in Tunisia
 Experience in representing an organization at senior level to civil society organizations, government, donors, etc
 Experience in policy and advocacy work at local, national and international levels
 Financial management skills to monitor the operational budget and the ability to identify relevant investment area
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French and Arabic, to motivate, influence and negotiate
 Experience in fundraising and in contract management of donor funded projects
 Human rights-based approach – Gender sensitivity
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter & curriculum vitae) no later than Wednesday 15th November, 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity Organization.

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Expiring: Nov 15, 2017
Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid , Nigeria

On behalf of Caritas international (Ci), the Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH) is looking for a Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid (m/f) for the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) in Abuja, to start as soon as possible.

The German Caritas Association (Deutsche Caritasverband – DCV) is the charitable organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany. Caritas international (Ci) is the globally active development agency of the German Caritas Association. Every year, Ci provides support for approximately 1,000 aid projects worldwide, regard-less of the religion, ethnic identity or nationality of those affected.

The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) and its diocesan structures provide innovative emergency and transitional aid for victims of the displacement crisis in the north-east of the country. Given the urgent need, the field of emergency response is to be expanded, in order to implement projects in humanitarian aid and transitional aid in north-east Nigeria more effectively.

Your tasks include:
 You will travel regularly in the project region and advise the local project partners on needs assessment, project conception and the preparation of funding applications to public sponsors.
 You will support the local partners in the management and implementation of projects, reporting (narrative and financial) and the execution of project agreements and administrative guidelines, as well as in the co-ordination process with the UN system.
 You will coordinate activities with the international Caritas network and with other humanitarian agents.
 You will provide support to the ongoing aid programmes and projects by monitoring the content and ad-ministration, prepare reports on the expenditure of funds for public sponsors (e.g. ECHO, AA, EU) and compile case reports.
 Through budget monitoring, you will ensure that the financial administration standards are complied with and provide support in audits.
 You will train local development workers and managers to execute the emergency aid projects in accord-ance with international standards and relevant donor regulations.
 You will support Ci in relevant coordination meetings locally (German embassy, EU) and in public rela-tions work.

Your profile
 You have successfully completed a university degree or training in a commercial profession.
 You have at least three years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian aid or development cooperation, ideally acquired in the region.
 You have practical professional experience in planning, managing and supervising complex aid pro-grammes.
 You possess applied business management knowledge and relevant practical experience.
 You have sound knowledge of programme and project management (PME, PCM).
 You have already successfully carried out training and consulting tasks.
 You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with a variety of local and international players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
 You have a business-fluent command of German and English. Ideally, you also have good French lan-guage skills.
 You identify with the objectives and substance of Caritas international or are actively prepared to familiar-ise yourself with these and to make them your own.
 You are a member of a Christian church and are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGEH offers
The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catho-lics for Development Cooperation. For more than 50 years, we have been looking after development work-ers who wish to take the opportunity to work in a meaningful role in the service of local development agents. AGEH will support you by providing:
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Two-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Develop-ment Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individ-ual advice

We look forward to receiving your application by 01/11/2017.

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Expiring: Nov 01, 2017
Program Director in CAR , Central African Republic

For the Cordaid Country office in Central African Republic, Bangui, Cordaid is looking for a Program Director


Cordaid has 30 years of experience in the Central African Republic, working with civil society partners and the Catholic Church on both emergency relief and long term development programs. In 2008 Cordaid decided to become operational itself in CAR, and opened offices in the provinces (Nana Mamberé) as well as in Bangui to carry out health programs through the performance based financing approach. The health program gradually expanded and was fledged out by activities in the field of Education, Security and Justice, Relief, Resilience and Food Security. The office was temporarily suspended in the fall of 2015 due to a periodically worsening security situation. In northern parts of the country relief operations are still necessary, whereas in other parts a shift can be made to longer term development. Donors (EU, Dutch Government, DFID, World Bank, UN agencies) now make larger funds available to enable flexible operations. Cordaid is known as a reputable partner and stands to attract significant donor funding.

The program, therefore, is expanding with investments in 2015 to the tune of € 5 mio expected to grow towards € 8 mio in 2018, staffing now at 6 expats (1 vacancy) and 100+ national staff over 4 offices, including the central office in Bangui.

Position and responsibility

The Program Director will be supervised by the Country Director in CAR and reports directly to him. He/she supervises the Program Managers and the Project Management Unit managers.

Specific objectives

Strategy, Program Development & Management

- Translate global strategic goals of Cordaid to goals and targets for developing products, services and for the development of the role as national and local expert;
- Formulate strategy proposals to strengthen Cordaid’s position for delivering high level technical assistance and to strengthen Cordaid’s reputation for research and innovation;
- Formulate strategy and program developments and continuously work on improving quality of products and services;
- Explore opportunities and facilitate Resource Development business planning;
- Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally;
- Implement long-term and short-term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of a diverse set of private and governmental donors;
- Ensure strong grants management to create trust and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased credibility.
- Ensure porgram quality through continuous Monitoring and Evaluation on results.

Leadership & Management
- Promote Cordaid’s vision, mission, core Values and key standards and practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of Cordaid CAR strategies and work;
- Co/Lead (with the Country Director) SMT and ensure diverse representation on the leadership team;
- In coordination with HR: implement intentional capacity building of national staff with an eye to increasing Central African staff in positions of leadership;
- Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place to implement office strategy and operational plans;
- Review and approve Cordaid’s succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plans are updated and executed;
- Promote and participate in talent and leadership development initiatives, including those for staff at management levels in the field and at the Country office level;
- Lead and manage Cordaid’s team in a way that facilitates a high-performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity;
- Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office;
- Develop and ensure the implementation and compliance to Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion Cordaid’s leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on a mid –term and annual basis for the whole organization;
- Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees;
- Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;
- Visit field projects frequently to encourage, build relationships and support CORDAID programs;
- Ensure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity-building plan.

Communication, Representation & Advocacy
- Represent Cordaid CAR and engage and build strategic alliances with the government of the country, major donor agencies, Cordaid HQ, non-governmental agencies, churches, media and other external stakeholders;
- Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need;
- Strengthen awareness of Cordaid’s (CAR) program both within and outside of Cordaid;
- Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing a strong donor experience and acquisition of funds;
- Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

Financial Management, Financial and Operational Audit Compliance
- Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit scores;
- Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions;
- Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports;
- Manage overall financial integrity of the program to Cordaid funds, the government and other stakeholders;
- Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Security and Safety Awareness
- Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies (at least within Cordaid operational area);
- Review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan,) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors;
- Develop with the team a disaster preparedness plan, contingency and risk assessments at all levels and ensure that the team is familiar with and abide by it;
- Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

- Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Social Science, Project Management, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, etc) or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant years of experience;
- Knowledge of the mission, vision, values, goals, structure, regions and the strategy of Cordaid;
- Social/Communication skills to advise, train and facilitate multi stakeholder processes;
- Social/Communication skills to acquire and to deal with multiple complex assignments;
- Experience managing large and complex operations and in complex emergency contexts;
- Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors, as well as a strong ability to partner and position for complex grants;
- Experience in leading local fundraising, including management responsibilities preferably over the areas of fundraising with major private donors and Governments;
- Significant management experience (general/operational) where there is evidence of both accountability and managerial know-how, and high-quality delivery of results;
- Strong ability to engage externally with government, donors, UN agency leads, partners and other stakeholders; evidence of building coalitions and engaging externally to influence policy and strategic directions;
- Strong written and spoken skills in French and English;
- Experience with Cordaid and understanding of the UN Cluster system would also be an asset;
- Able to interact with a variety of individuals and ethnic groups;
- Negotiation abilities with government representatives;
- Consultative approach and be a good and active listener;
- Have worked in conflict settings; Africa experience is an asset with a demonstrated understanding of the context and cultures of the continent.

Specifics of station
Office based in Bangui with frequent travel to the field. This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 1 year starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attn. of mr S. Hicuburundi before 22 october 2017.

An assessment might be part of the procedure.

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Expiring: Oct 22, 2017
Directeur du bureau de dialogue en RD Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) recherche, pour le compte de Misereor, un directeur / une directrice expérimenté(e) dans la coopération ecclésiastique au développement
en Afrique, pour son bureau de dialogue et de liaison à Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo, pour une prise de poste en février 2018.

Directeur/directrice du bureau de dialogue et de liaison de Misereor en République démocratique du Congo

Depuis 1959, l’organisation caritative épiscopale soutient de nombreuses organisations et institutions, la plupart ecclésiastiques, dans le domaine de d’aide au développement en République démocratique du Congo. Étant donné le nombre élevé et croissant d’exigences à satisfaire en termes de qualité des missions, des rapports et des procédures, il est nécessaire d’intensifier le dialogue entre Misereor et ses partenaires. En étroite concertation avec ses principaux partenaires nationaux, Misereor a donc mis en place en 2005 un bureau de dialogue et de liaison (BDL) dans la capitale congolaise, Kinshasa. Pour diriger le BDL, nous recherchons un(e) professionnel(le) expérimenté(e) dans le domaine de la coopération ecclésiastique au développement en Afrique.

Le BDL a pour objectif d’améliorer la coopération et le dialogue avec les partenaires actuels et de nouveaux partenaires potentiels ainsi que les institutions en République démocratique du Congo, de renforcer les liens entre les partenaires et de faire avancer les priorités en matière de développement des organisations partenaires et de Misereor.
Le BDL, interlocuteur compétent disponible sur place, soutient les organisations partenaires pour toutes les questions relevant de la conception, de la mise en oeuvre et de l’évaluation de projets de développement. Le BDL entretient un dialogue intense avec le secrétariat de la Conférence épiscopale congolaise et d’autres structures de développement centrales de l’Église locale, d’autres organisations allemandes et internationales de l’aide au développement présentes en République démocratique du Congo, ainsi que l’ambassade d’Allemagne. Son pilotage est assuré par le département Afrique de Misereor.

Votre nouvelle mission
Vous contribuez dans une large mesure à améliorer le dialogue entre Misereor et ses partenaires congolais. Vous permettez à Misereor de discuter en profondeur de sa politique de soutien avec ses principaux partenaires congolais et vous permettez aux partenaires ecclésiastiques en République démocratique du Congo d’accéder plus facilement aux autres organisations de développement.

• Vous conseillez les partenaires de Misereor en matière de conception et de mise en oeuvre de projets, pour l’étude d’impact, l’évaluation et le développement de l’organisation. Vous informez les partenaires de la politique de soutien de Misereor, ainsi que des exigences à satisfaire pour les dépôts de demande et les rapports. Vous soutenez l’organisation de manifestations sur des priorités thématiques et, en cas de besoin, accompagnez les différents partenaires sur une longue période.
• Vous identifiez des conseillers et formateurs locaux qualifiés, à même d’aider efficacement les partenaires congolais dans leur travail de développement.
• Vous renforcez les échanges d’expérience et les liens entre les partenaires de Misereor.
• Vous soutenez les partenaires congolais dans leur travail de lobbying national et international pour la défense des pauvres et soutenez leur contribution aux processus politiques et sociaux.
• Vous échangez régulièrement avec d’autres oeuvres caritatives, notamment les membres de la CIDSE (réseau catholique de coopération internationale pour le développement et la solidarité).
• Vous représentez Misereor dans le cercle des organisations allemandes d’aide au développement à Kinshasa et auprès de l’ambassade d’Allemagne.
• Vous participez au développement des axes prioritaires de Misereor en République démocratique du Congo ainsi qu’aux initiatives relevant du travail de relations publiques, de formation et de lobbying en matière de politique de développement.
• Vous soutenez l’accompagnement de visiteurs : collaborateur/collaboratrices de Misereor, journalistes, hommes et femmes politiques, donateurs/donatrices, etc.

Votre profil
• Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures, de préférence en géographie, économie, sciences politiques, sociologie ou une autre discipline des sciences sociales ou humaines.
• Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine de la coopération au développement et du conseil aux partenaires, dans l’idéal en Afrique.
• Vous possédez au moins 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans le développement organisationnel, avec comme axe principal la planification, le monitoring et l’évaluation (PME).
• Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, des aptitudes de communication interculturelle très différenciées pour côtoyer les acteurs dans un esprit de partenariat et vous savez intervenir de manière appropriée dans un environnement ecclésiastique.
• Vous êtes suffisamment solide pour effectuer de nombreux voyages dans des conditions souvent difficiles en République démocratique du Congo.
• Vous avez une très bonne maîtrise du français à l’écrit comme à l’oral et vous avez au moins de bonnes connaissances de l’allemand.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse et appartenez à une Église chrétienne.

L’offre de l’AGEH
L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Depuis plus de 50 ans, nous accompagnons des professionnels qui souhaitent saisir l’occasion d’avoir une activité riche de sens au service des acteurs locaux du développement. L’AGEH vous épaule par:
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé

Le site de Kinshasa possède une bonne infrastructure, avec de bons soins médicaux, des établissements scolaires d’excellente qualité et un raccordement aux voies de transport internationales.
Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature en Anglais ou en Allemand.
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Expiring: Oct 15, 2017
Accountant in Tanzania , Tanzania

East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (EAYIP) Accountant

Job Description

The Project Accountant reports to the Senior Operations Manager and plays a significant role in strengthening core global systems by ensuring the proper accounting and reporting of resources in project implementation by maintaining systems of accountability, processing accounting information, internal and external financial reporting, cash and bank account maintenance and other financial tasks as assigned in liaison with relevant Heifer departments. This person contributes to the program impact by preparing project time sensitive financial reports and monitoring budget burn rates for effective implementation of the project. The Accountant assists with financial and accounting aspects of the country program office and the processing of routine financial transactions in accordance with Heifer's policies and procedures. The Accountant also ensures compliance with Heifer International and The MasterCard Foundation requirements for the East Africa Youth Inclusion Program. This position interacts with similar positions in other teams to promote consistency throughout the country and area program.

Essential Character Traits:
Detail-Oriented, Positive, Determined, Enthusiastic, Accountable, Values-Oriented

(including approximate percentage effort)

Management and Compliance (75%)
Accountable for ensuring that all financial aspects of the project adhere to local laws and regulations and to donor requirements
- Ensure that all transactions are in line with government laws
- Conduct training and staff development workshops with the team in order to maintain a high standard of reporting
- Ensure all transactions entered timely and coded accurately in financial system.
- Prepare, coordinate, and monitor the project budget
- Effectively manage the program/project cash flow through preparation of monthly cash flow projections while adhering to Heifer headquarters policies
- Prepare monthly project reports and upload all financial documents to Agresso and Laserfiche platform.
- Approve all office and fleet-related requisitions and review procurement requests as per the authorization policy
- Monitor the petty cash advances in line with cash management controls and prepare project account(s) for audits as planned
- Ensure compliance with accounting principles and standards including Heifer partners, donors, local partners and HQ cost principles
- Maintain knowledge of required rules and regulations related to project implementation and activities that affect the budget
- Review payment requests and ensure the timely processing of funds, ensuring that proper supporting documents such as receipts are maintained
- Establish and maintain sound financial management systems and provide administrative support to the project
- Ensure that an effective scanning and filing system is in place in the office, and coordinate with program staff to ensure that the project’s resources are effectively and efficiently utilized

Program Effectiveness (20%)
Accountable for preparing accurate information for the program team in a timely manner to achieve the highest standard of effectiveness
- Prepare & Interpret variance reports and expenditure analyses for project staff and management on a monthly basis
- Assist project management by explaining variances in line with finance policies and following up on budget execution action plans.

Partnership and Engagement (5%)
Accountable for ensuring compliance with established processes and procedures at the highest level of accountability with project partners

May perform other job-related duties as assigned

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Practical experience in various aspects of accounting principles and practices with a good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
- Good analytical skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate and a good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and the environment
- Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and knowledge of accounting software (e.g.: MS Office Suite, DOS, -
- Accounting packages such as Sun Systems, Pastel, Agresso)
- Strong organizational skills
- Deadline-oriented
- Strong numeracy skills
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
- Ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism when dealing with donors, project participants, staff and partner organizations
- Willingness to contribute to Heifer International’s principles of transparency and honesty
- Proven team and customer care skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues, both internal and external
- Requires constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
- Ability to perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision
- Willingness to work with a flexible schedule
- Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field is required, plus three (3) year of experience; or a University Diploma in Accounting, -
- Business Studies or PAEC Diploma with six (6) years’ experience in a non-profit organization. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Location
Mbeya, Tanzania

Position Type

Job Level
To Be Determined

Non U.S. Based Locations

Closing Date

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Expiring: Aug 20, 2017
Agricultural Production Lead in Kenya , Kenya


NOTE: This position is contingent upon award.

The Agriculture Production Lead provides overall leadership and management to Dairy and Crops activities of the Kenya FTF Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity project. The goal of this project is to ensure inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led growth, strengthen resilience and improve nutrition among smallholder farmers in Kenya. Reporting to the DCOP and Heifer’s Country Director, the Agriculture Production Lead is responsible for the design and implementation of the project’s interventions related to the areas of dairy, feed, crops and horticulture. He/she will work with the project team members to provide the technical input in regards the planning, management and implementation of the dairy and crops components.

Job Responsibilities
- Assume overall responsibility for the management and implementation of all interventions related to the Dairy and Crop sectors and oversee the work of all technical staff.
- Support technical field staff in the management of the field resources and project budgets and ensure these in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Conduct annual performance evaluations for technical staff and support them to ensure these cascades to all their direct reports.
- Lead development of market systems for the dairy and crop value chains including dairy production, feed, animal health and extension services.
- Apply Heifer’s hub approach to strengthen input supply and facilitate access to markets.
- Conduct capacity assessment of value chain actors and build the capacity of cooperatives and agribusinesses.
- Identify and implement productivity enhancing technologies to support dairy, feed, crop and horticulture production.
- Develop business development services to enhance access to services for agribusinesses.
- Work the financial services team to identify and develop the appropriate linkages to enhance access to finance and financial services.
- Support all technical staff to develop workplans and annual budgets consistent with project documents and donor requirements.
- Review regular quarterly, semi- and annual reports from the technical staff and ensure timeliness compliance with reporting requirements.
- Work with M&E team to document impact and lessons learned and share this information with project team and stakeholders.
- Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Strong skills and knowledge in market systems development and assessment processes particularly in the dairy value chain and in the Kenya Dairy Sector.
- Sound technical dairy and crop value chains knowledge and experience.
- Good understanding of business skills development, business planning and strategic planning for farmer business organizations.
- Strong experience in developing business market and financial linkages and working with a range of BDS services.
- Solid project management cycle experience especially in planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation.
- Solid project technical reporting skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Knowledge and experience in agriculture training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts amongst diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Development, Project Planning and Management, Agriculture, Agribusiness and Animal Science or and other relevant areas.
- Seven (7) years of relevant experience in Program management, extension and community development work.

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in relevant professional discipline.
- Four (4) years of supervisory/managerial experience.
- Thorough understanding of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
- Solid skill, knowledge and foundation in project management cycle.
- Sound understanding of value chain development on various agricultural commodities including dairy and crop sectors.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty in Kenya.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes.
- Knowledge of Swahili, both oral and written, is preferred.

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Location
Nairobi, Kenya

Position Type

Job Level
To Be Determined

Non U.S. Based Locations

Closing Date

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Expiring: Aug 20, 2017
Coopérant pour le renforcement organisationnel , Burkina Faso

Un Coopérant pour le renforcement organisationnel et l’appui à l’autonomisation durable(h/f).

Ensemble avec quelques 130 organisations partenaires, situées dans un de nos 13 pays partenaires et des milliers de bénévoles en Flandre, Broederlijk Delen lutte contre l’inégalité. Partager et repartager. C’est la solution selon nous.
Nous appuyons les initiatives des groupes de personnes organisées sur place, qui se retrouvent et se complètent dans une approche programme dans les régions où nous sommes actifs. Des coopérants-expatriés accompagnent ces programmes dans une perspective de renforcer les capacités des organisations partenaires et les programmes régionaux sur le terrain.

Le renforcement des capacités de nos partenaires est accompagné par des coopérants expatriés. Ce sont des spécialistes d’une nationalité autre que celle du pays hôte qui renforcent les organisations partenaires et les programmes régionaux sur le terrain.

Pour l’appui à nos partenaires au Burkina Faso, nous cherchons un coopérant spécialiste dans le renforcement organisationnel et l’autonomisation démocratique et financière des organisations.

Broederlijk Delen travaille au Burkina Faso dans la région Nord (Provinces de Louroum, Yatenga, Zondoma, Passoré et Bam). Nous soutenons des organisations de la société civile (OSCs) dans leur travail de promotion de la souveraineté alimentaire et des droits citoyens à travers l’agriculture familiale durable. Le/la coopérant (e) accompagnera différentes organisations partenaires à renforcer leurs capacités de gestion organisationnelle en vue d’un accroissement de leur efficacité, efficience et autonomie démocratique et financière. Le coopérant pourra bâtir sur des processus de renforcement institutionnel déjà mis en route.
Nous avons constaté que nos partenaires, ONG aussi bien que organisations de base, sont très dépendant des financements internationaux, non seulement pour leurs activités mais aussi pour leur fonctionnement. Leur autonomie (financière, stratégique et démocratique) et donc leur durabilité, sont des enjeux importants et nécessitent d’être renforcées.
Le focus du soutien sera orienté vers l’augmentation de l’autonomie des partenaires, aussi bien sur le plan de légitimité et bonne gouvernance que sur le plan stratégique, financier et en termes d’alliances externes/ réseautage. Le coopérant est en premier lieu un coach et facilitateur de processus qui a de l’expérience dans l’accompagnement des processus de renforcement organisationnel. Il/elle peut, au besoin, s’entourer d’experts locaux pour un soutien technique. Le coopérant travaille en étroite collaboration avec le représentant de BD au Burkina Faso.

Description de la fonction
• Accompagner les organisations partenaires à identifier leurs besoins de renforcement organisationnel et d’autonomisation.
• Accompagner des trajets de renforcement des capacités adaptés aux besoins de chaque organisation.
• Former et accompagner les organisations dans le domaine de la gestion organisationnelle, la gouvernance démocratique, la gestion des ressources financières et l’autonomisation.
• Aider les partenaires à développer des méthodes innovantes de collecte de fonds ou de services génératrices de revenus pour assurer (une partie de) leur fonctionnement de manière autonome.
• Contribuer à la promotion et la facilitation des processus d’apprentissage à l’intérieur des organisations, et l’apprentissage mutuelle au niveau du programme.
• Contribuer à la promotion de la synergie entre les partenaires et la coopération avec d’autres acteurs (gouvernementaux et non gouvernementaux) et soutenir le développement des mécanismes qui stimulent la durabilité et l’autonomie de ces collaborations.
• Accompagner les partenaires dans l’analyse de leur approches d’autonomisation de leurs groupes cibles et appuyer le développement de stratégies performants et durables dans ce domaine.

Profil recherché
• Formation supérieure avec une spécialisation dans le développement/gestion organisationnel. (ou équivalent par expérience)
• Une expérience professionnelle d’au moins 3 ans en matière de développement et d’opérationnalisation des trajets de renforcements des capacités des individus et/ou des organisations de la société civile.
• Une expérience avec, ou connaissance de la gestion financière d’une organisation
• Une expérience dans la gestion des ressources humaines et le coaching serait un atout
• Une bonne connaissance théorique des méthodes, techniques et outils participatifs de renforcement de capacités
• Expérience professionnelle dans l’analyse, la conception et la gestion de projets de développement et de plans stratégiques, ainsi que connaissance des méthodes d’accompagnement pour le planning et suivi-évaluation des projets et programmes.
• Au moins deux ans d’expérience professionnelle dans un pays en développement, de préférence en Afrique
• Bonne connaissance (parlée et écrite) du français, connaissance d’anglais et/ou néerlandais est un atout

Autres qualifications

• Vous êtes une personne dynamique, flexible et motivée, qui peut fonctionner au sein d’une équipe et partager des connaissances et des aptitudes.
• Vous pouvez prendre l’initiative et vous savez travailler de façon autonome.
• Vous pouvez prioriser et accompagner plusieurs trajets de renforcement des capacités en parallèle.
• Vous avez une très forte capacité analytique et vous avez une attitude ou expérience de travail axée sur les résultats.
• Vous avez des capacités relationnelles et communicatives, vous savez écouter et vous pouvez faciliter des processus sans revendiquer vous-même le leadership.
• Vous avez une bonne capacité rédactionnelle.
• Vous êtes très sensible aux aspects immatériels de développement comme la culture, l’identité, les relations.
• Vous vous reconnaissez dans la vision de Broederlijk Delen.

• Un contrat de travail à temps plein avec Broederlijk Delen de deux ans, avec possibilité de renouvellement/prolongation.
• Un salaire attractif et des bénéfices additionnels.
• Préparation spécifique avant le départ et encadrement et suivi lors de l’envoi, entre autres par un représentant local de BD (qui habite et travaille dans la région) et/ou par la chargée de programme.
• Un travail stimulant dans une équipe internationale motivée et un programme cohérent.

Procédure de recrutement
Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer votre lettre de motivation et votre CV au plus tard le 22 juin 2017.

Les candidats sélectionnés seront invités dans la semaine de 26 juin 2017 pour un test par écrit et le 18 juillet 2017 pour une interview à Bruxelles. On demandera au candidat final retenu de participer à des tests psychosociaux.

L’envoi est prévu pour une période de 2 ans. Le départ est prévu au plus tôt possible, mais dépend de l’expérience, de la préparation, de la formation et de l’attribution d’un permis de travail et de séjour local.

Vous trouvez plus d’informations sur Broederlijk Delen sur

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Expiring: Aug 11, 2017

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