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General Manager (Container) in Sierra Leone , Sierra Leone

Our client is looking for a General Agency Manager for their container division / department in Sierra Leone.

Purpose / overview:
- To lead and manage the overall daily operation of the company
- Ensure smoothly information flow through the various departments
- To drive the company forward in all aspects, this incl. business as well as staff
- To protect and enhance the reputation and standing of the company in all respects
- Reports directly to the Managing Director and head office
- Oversees procedures and deadlines are met in alliance with the Head Office’s guidelines

Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Operations – Supervise the operation team. Ensure fast and efficient operation and turnaround of vessels. Maintain professional and fruitful relationship with both Freetown Terminal as well as the Sierra Leone Port Autohorities.

- Logistics – Organize all logistics aspect with the Logistics Manager. Safeguard all claims, user account control, container control as well as logistics reports are done as per guidelines.

- Sales – Organize and motivate both the import as well as export sales team. Provide sales tool, both to maintain existing clients, but also to gain new client. Manage and maintain key accounts with local sales team

- Documentation – Supervise both import and export documentation department, to ensure local as well as the Company’s directions are followed.

- Customer Service – Ensure the team keeps providing professional customer service in a highly competitive market

- IT – IT officer will take care of the daily running. The General Agency Manager is in control of any new implementations the Head Office requires.

- HR – Overall leadership of 20 staff including recruitment, training/development, performance management and discipline and grievance

- PR – Liaises with media, advertisers and other suppliers/contacts in relation to brand, advertising and publicity. All PR is done with support from the Managing Director.

- Finance – Oversees the Finance Manager and his/her team but holds ultimate responsibility and signature authority for all financial transactions on behalf of the company. Approves monthly staff salaries and authorizes all expenses. Approves and ensures deadlines for financial reports (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly) are met in alliance with local procedure as well as Head Office’s instructions.

- Legal and Administration – Manages staff to ensure the office is efficiently and compliantly run at all times. Holds all local legal responsibilities (JV, staff, building contracts, insurance) and oversees all supplier relationships and contracts.

Requirements:
• Proven working experience as an Agency Manager in the container branch
• 5-7 years of experience in West Africa
• 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

They 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!

Start date is a.s.a.p., but no later than Dec 1st 2017.
Single status only

Expiring: Mar 22, 2018
Maritime Agency Manager in Sierra Leone or Liberia , Sierra Leone

Do you have solid international experience, and would you like the full expat package?

This is a great way to build your international career within operations management. You get to develop and explore your personal and professional abilities as you manage a team of people from different countries in a growing international company where new career opportunities arise continuously. Doing so, you collaborate closely with our senior management, while you have numerous employees to support you on the daily operation.

Drive our daily operations and local relations
As agency manager, you manage a young team of manual workers with little or no formal education located at the local ports as well as maintain relations with our customers. Doing so, you truly get to apply your leadership skills as you motivate and explain the daily tasks to your team. Your responsibilities include:

• Providing operational feedback and reporting to clients while ensuring that all deadlines are met.
• Developing solutions for existing and new clients in collaboration with the rest of the Group, contractors, counterparts and chartering desk.
• Briefing your team daily on tasks and challenges as you prioritise tasks while guiding and motivating the team.
• Interaction with authorities and clients on management level when required.

You get direct access to our senior management as you discuss the daily tasks with our CEO, CFO and regional manager. To assist you in your day-to-day work, your team coordinates the activities with our collaborators, approves documents and updates customers.

Solid operation and management experience
• You have solid experience as an operations or agency manager.
• You have 5+ years of experience working in West- and/or Central Africa.
• You have demonstrated an ability to lead and manage staff.
• You are fluent in English / French.
• It is an advantage if you have experience within mining and project cargo.

Personally, you thrive when engaging with people of different cultures. Also, you are creative allowing you to come up with new solutions that make us stand out from our competitors. Most importantly, you know how to be a good team player and manager/leader for your team because interpersonal relations are your forte.

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

Expiring: Mar 22, 2018
Human Resource and/or Marketing Specialist , Sierra Leone

Short-term consultancy to develop a rapid training and selection programme.

Position type: Consulting
Duration: 3-4 weeks
Expected start date: May 2017
The deadline for applications is 24 April 2017!

About the project
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) private sector development programme that is funded by DFID and implemented by Adam Smith International. SOBA uses a market systems approach to facilitate economic growth in Sierra Leone. The programme collaborates with a breadth of businesses to trial and to scale innovative and inclusive business practices that reduce poverty and improve economic opportunities and outcomes for poor women and men.

Background
Starting and growing a business in Sierra Leone is challenging. Entrepreneurs face a number of obstacles, including limited access to capital, talent, and marketing and finance services. SOBA’s Business Innovation Hub (BI Hub) aims to address some of the constraints in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and improve performance of the market to allow existing businesses to grow, and attract new entrepreneurs. One of the strategies of the BI Hub is to work with professional service providers to strengthen and promote support services for small and growing enterprises (SGBs). Through interaction with key stakeholders in the marketing industry in Sierra Leone, the BI Hub
identified talent acquisition and development to be a major challenge. There is a large talent gap for skilled marketeers, which forces many firms to rely on foreign talent, thereby increasing costs and lead time significantly. Furthermore, university degrees and training certificates tend to be poor indicators of the potential of candidates in Sierra Leone.

About the role
SOBA is looking to hire a short-term consultant to lead the development of a rapid training and selection programme for the marketing industry: “Marketing Bootcamp”. Marketing bootcamp would entail intensive training on marketing as well as general professional skills whilst putting trainees through an vetting process to identify top talent. Through skills tests and assessments, participants are evaluated throughout the programme and only the best talent will complete the full duration of the bootcamp. Graduates of the program will go on to be placed at corporations or marketing firms in Sierra Leone.

Key tasks
Design the “Marketing Bootcamp” rapid training & selection programme:
• Liaise with local stakeholders to obtain input for the development of the programme and ensure local context fit
• Design application process and selection criteria
• Develop or select training materials, including modules on marketing skills and general business and workplace skills.
o Materials may be delivered via a mix of in-person or online channels.
o Training program should combine quick lessons, practical exercises, and
motivational content
o Focus is on hard marketing skills needed to execute on marketing strategies: marketing research, graphic design, (social) media management, project
management
• Develop assessment tools and skills tests to guide the vetting process

Desired experience
• Background in human resources, training, or marketing
• Experience designing and developing training and selection programmes
• Understanding of digital curriculum and assessment tools
• Good understanding of marketing tools and concepts
• Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa
• Interest and passion for designing innovative educational solutions

How to apply
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply soon for early consideration.
The deadline for applications is 24 April 2017, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Human Resource and/or Marketing Specialist? 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: Jun 04, 2017
Senior Program Officer, Human Resources for Health , Sierra Leone

OVERVIEW
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

The team in Sierra Leone has been engaged by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to support the health sector’s recovery in the wake of the devastating Ebola crisis and has evolved that support to a broader health system strengthening approach. This is a unique moment for Sierra Leone as global attention offers the country an opportunity to build a more resilient and robust health system. The MoHS has taken this opportunity to think strategically and ambitiously about their plans for the future and CHAI has supported these efforts--with a particular focus on dramatically improving the number, skill, and distribution of its health workforce across Sierra Leone. The national HRH Strategy 2017-2021 is currently being implemented and CHAI is supporting decentralization of HRH management, increasing rural retention, and developing continuous education plans, as well as increasing quality of training.

CHAI has been working with the Directorate of HRH of the MoHS and related agencies, such as the Health Services Commission and key HRH working groups, to assist the MoHS in:

-Clearly articulating HRH challenges;
-Generating data and analysis around the health workforce to inform decision-making and planning;
-Developing specific plans and policies in response to those needs;
-Improving data management processes and structures to enable informed decision-making on an ongoing basis.

The Senior Program Officer will report to the HRH Program Manager and will be an integral member of the CHAI Sierra Leone HRH team contributing to critical projects—especially the implementation of the Sierra Leone HRH Strategy 2017-2021. Because of the fluid nature of our work, specific responsibilities may change over time.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

General
-Create evidence needed to develop a long-term training plan for the health workforce and an action plan to increase rural retention of health workers—including design of data collection tools and analysis of different data sets

Health Workforce Financing
-Oversee work to strengthen health workforce financing by providing compelling evidence to advocate for increased allocations and presenting innovative mechanisms for improving health financing
-Collaborate with counterparts across relevant Ministries, including the MoHS Health Financing Unit, the office of the MoHS Permanent Secretary, the MoHS Directorate of Financial Resources, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Budget Bureau, the Accountant General’s Department, and other relevant stakeholders
-Strengthen the design of the national health insurance scheme, and support the roll out of the scheme, with a focus on implications for the health workforce and ongoing decentralization processes

Implementation of HRH Strategy 2017-2021
-Work alongside counterparts in districts to improve available evidence and decision-making for increased HR management decentralization
-Lead the costing of various interventions—including a resource mapping against the HRH Strategy 2017-2021
-Provide advice on evaluations of mentoring and preceptorship pilots to assess their effectiveness
-Support the resource mobilization efforts of the Directorate of Human Resource for Health

Data Systems and Research
-Support the integration of different information systems and provide assistance in using available information to support ongoing planning and decision-making
-Research and share knowledge on best practices relevant to building a resilient health workforce

Perform other tasks as necessary

The role will be based in Freetown, with potential travel to districts (maximum 10%).

QUALIFICATIONS
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a desire to be part of a team delivering quality results with limited resources. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. The ideal candidate will possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence as they will be working closely government and external partners.

Minimum qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field
-5+ years of relevant work experience
-Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently under minimal oversight
-Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
-Proven ability to build relationships in cross-cultural contexts
-Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
-Ability to learn on the job quickly
-Ability to innovate and adapt for changing project needs
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and reports, as well as ability to communicate complex ideas to various stakeholders
-Ability to design approaches to collect data, and analyze complex datasets to draw conclusions
-Experience living and/or working in the Global South
-Familiarity with global health issues
-High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
-Familiarity with costing and budgeting, including for large projects

Advantages
-Background in management or strategy consulting, or other fast-paced private sector experience
-Experience advising senior Government stakeholders
-Knowledge of Krio

Expiring: Jul 01, 2018
Implementation Manager in Sierra Leone , Sierra Leone

About the job
The implementation manager is responsible for implementing the TAF Smallholder Oil Palm Support Follow on Project in Daru Sierra Leone. This project is being executed by a consortium of Enclude (Netherlands)/WARC since March 2016, at the facilities of Goldtree in Daru. TAF is managed by Technoserve and primarily funded by the EU and IFAD.
The project aims to sustainably increase the incomes of smallholder oil palm farmers within a 40km radius of the Goldtree oil palm processing mill. The project is predominantly focused on strengthening the system for farmer organisations and improving services to oil palm growers on a sustainable basis. In addition, the project is developing and implementing a replanting strategy to increase outgrower supply to the mill. The project will end by the end of March 2018 with the potential for the Implementation Manager to shift to an extended contract with Goldtree, depending on performance and the availability of company funds.
The main duty of the Implementation Manager is to implement the TAF project, supervise and manage a team of extension officers and facilitate the data collection for the project. The Implementation Manager will work closely with Goldtree’s team in Daru, and supervises up to 14 extension officers.

Main responsibilities
• Recruit and train extension officers to improve their soft skills (effective communication, team work, facilitation) as well as technical skills (agronomy and business)
• Plan and facilitate meetings with farmers and extension officers
• Coordinate and support a network of extension officers, including supervising farmer training and data collection activities
• Administration of the expenses of the project, including budget and cash flow management
• Set up and execute an exit strategy to ensure project sustainability
• Liaise with project stakeholders and report on project progress to WARC/Enclude and project donors

More specifically
• Continue with organising the farmers in groups of 7-15 farmers, so far 126 groups are already formed, consisting of in total 2030 farmers
• The meetings are held weekly per group, the extension managers monitor progress continuously and serve as intermediaries between the company/project staff, financiers and smallholders
• Trainings to the extension officers on three modules:
o Agronomic practices: farming processes and plantation management strictly following RSPO practices and guidelines
o Organizational / Management: organizational structure, farmer organization, coaching and mentoring to execute trainings
o Planning: introduce basic planning tools to increase operational efficiency and ensure that harvesting is coordinated with logistics service providers to avoid FFB rotting
o Financial planning: introduce basic financial management tools, to support farmers and eep records on expenses, labor inputs and outputs
• A centralized, mobile-enabled monitoring and planning tool managed by the implementation manager will facilitate the link between the farmers, service providers, and the company/bank. The extension officers will collect field information with their mobiles using Enclude’s technology in order to feed the DB with up to date field information. The Implementation will oversee and support training and monitoring of extension officers to implement the tool.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Background in agronomy or agricultural science, or a related discipline, and 1-4 years field-based experience;
• Experience delivering agricultural extension services, preferably in palm oil and in Africa;
• Strong abilities in team management, and motivating and training staff;
• Demonstrated experience implementing donor funded programmes, including workplan and budget management, donor reporting and M&E;
• Experience working in or with the private sector;
• Ability to structure and manage complex tasks and experience in work planning and activity budgeting
• Willingness and ability to spend an extended period in a rural and remote environment;
• Enjoyment and demonstrated record of success in working independently and managing your own tasks and time;
• Previous live/work experience in a developing country;
• Excellent communication skills and gift for bringing people together and facilitating meetings;
• English fluency, both in speaking and writing.

Compensation
We offer a competitive salary to attract the best talent to our base in Sierra Leone.

When we need you
This position is available immediately and we plan to move quickly.

Are you interested in becoming a Implementation Manager in Sierra Leone? 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: Jun 09, 2017
Country Finance & Operations Controller , Sierra Leone

Job Purpose:
To manage and train finance and logistics team in delivering EducAid’s internal and external
activities in Sierra Leone as identified below.

Overview
EducAid Sierra Leone’s programmes are run in Sierra Leone in the belief that education is a
powerful tool to destroy poverty. Since 2000 EducAid has been running the only free
secondary schools for the most vulnerable in Sierra Leone. Our work started with 20
students on the back veranda of a rented house in Lumley and we now have over 3000
students across 9 sites (4 secondary, 5 primary).
Our teacher training programme aims to enhance the quality of education in our schools
and build the capacity of teachers, school leaders and local councils to deliver good quality
education. The European Union (EU) are a major sponsor of our teacher training program.
A major component of this role is managing the relationship and reporting required by the
EU.

Key Responsibility Areas

Manage and train finance and logistics team with responsibility to deliver:
1. Monthly reports to Head Office comprising accounts, budget versus actual, donor
status reports and others as required
2. Annual budgets and rolling budgets for submission to Head Office
3. Oversight of bookkeeping, monthly accounts preparation and cash reconciliation
4. Overall responsibility for implementing controls to protect EducAid’s financial and
non-financial assets
5. Monitor and control current expenditure to ensure to stays within agreed budgets
6. Overall responsibility for management of cashflow
7. To providing timely and accurate narrative and financial donor reports particularly
on the EU grant and to flag up immediately any compliance issues affecting the grant
with the Country Director
8. Efficiently manage logistics and seek out cost savings
9. Keep abreast of and ensure compliance with local laws and ministry requirements
10. Run procurement in line with donor requirements

Key Competencies and qualifications:
• Qualified accountant with at least 2 years post qualification experience
• Prior overseas experience working/living in a low-income country
• Preferably working knowledge of reporting requirements for donors such as EU,
DFID and ECHO
• Demonstrated ability to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee staff
duties
• Good Computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software
• Training and people management skills
• Commitment to EducAid’s vision, mission and objectives.

Terms and conditions/benefits/application procedure:
EducAid will provide salary the region of £35,000 to £40,000 per annum, accommodation in
Sierra Leone, return flights from London twice per year, health insurance and a relocation
allowance.

Expiring: Oct 22, 2016
Management Partner , Sierra Leone

Interested in global health and big systems change? Up for an entrepreneurial challenge and making things happen from within Ministries of Health? Believe that management and leadership are essential for lasting impact? Eager to apply your private sector experience to social problems? Join AMP Health for an exciting two years!

Background: An emerging consensus among global health leaders is that stronger health delivery systems are required to ensure preparedness against future epidemics like Ebola, to continue the fight against the top killers of children and mothers around the world, and to handle the growing burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases in low-and-middle-income countries. To strengthen health systems, governments need not only technical expertise, but also robust managerial and leadership skills, and a strategic understanding of the interplay between private and public sector roles.

Management Partner Role: AMP Health seeks highly capable leaders to join MoHs as Management Partners. Each MP will serve as a problem-solving partner to national and regional leaders on high priority initiatives related to strengthening a country’s community health system. Based within the MoH, the MP will work closely with the head of the community health department and will report to a senior official in the MoH as well as to the AMP Health team. Specific MP work will be determined in collaboration with MoHs but could include, for example, industry analysis, program design, strategic planning, financial modeling/investment cases, operations, organizational development, marketing strategy, and/or stakeholder management.

AMP Health believes in the power of strong leadership and management for systemic change. Accordingly, the MPs will benefit from personalized best-in-class leadership development training that will help them grow as leaders and effective change-makers within MoHs. MPs and their MoH counterparts will also participate in needs-based trainings and work closely with MPs from other countries and a network of local and global mentors from the public and private sectors. These events will serve as a collaborative platform to promote dialogue and best practices in leadership, management and community health systems strengthening.

Qualifications: This role will require motivation, flexibility, patience, and a business-minded attitude. The right candidates will balance their proven business skills and results-driven approach with creativity, savvy, and humility. MPs should have an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a passionate interest in – and commitment to – the strengthening of health systems in low-and-middle-income countries. It is expected that the desired candidate will have the following qualifications:
● Advanced degree in business management (MBA) or other relevant field preferred;
● Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing);
● 5+ years of private sector experience, preferably with a top-tier management consulting firm;
● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to use qualitative and quantitative data;
● Ability to work under pressure, respond to deadlines, prioritize competing deliverables, and be productive while working both independently and as part of a team;
● Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment with varying levels of authority, experience in government and the NGO world would be an added advantage;
● Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, with experience in standard statistical or costing packages a plus;
● Positive attitude and sense of humor;
● Willingness and ability to live and work in a low-or-middle-income country for two years, with national and international travel up to 25% of the time; and
● African nationality preferred.

Benefits: The MP role offers a direct, meaningful, and high visibility path to public or private sector healthcare leadership, along with structured support from AMP Health’s partners and mentorship networks. This is an outstanding opportunity to drive dramatic health system improvements and strengthen leadership and management capacity within MoHs. The MP will be paid a competitive all-inclusive stipend.

Applications for the positions in Sierra Leone due by September 02nd, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applying prior to the deadline is therefore strongly encouraged. Please note that the final round of interviews may take place in the host country.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration of placement: Two years, with potential to extend.

Expiring: Oct 07, 2016

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