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Team Leader (for Vuna) , South Africa

About Adam Smith International (ASI)
ASI is an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.

About Vuna
Vuna (http://vuna-africa.com/) is a DFID funded programme implemented by ASI, which is helping farmers in East and Southern Africa battle the impacts of climate change. Vuna, meaning harvest in many dialects of the region, exists to transform the agriculture sector so smallholder farmers are able to improve their livelihoods in the face of current and future climate shocks. Our programme is strengthening the ‘climate smart agriculture’ (CSA) evidence-base, piloting ways to strengthen the links between farmers and private companies in agricultural value chains, and improving the conditions which enable successful farming. Vuna will set the foundations for a regional approach, connecting countries to build the climate resilience of farmers and improve food security for both rural and urban communities. The programme began in April 2015 and is now in full implementation.

Objective of the role:
The Team Leader sets the strategy for the programme, provides overall technical direction and leadership, and is responsible for key aspects of the governance of the Vuna programme.

Responsibilities:

Leadership
• Developing and articulating a clear strategic direction and vision for the entire programme, and for effectively communicating that to the team, DFID, and to other stakeholders;
• Setting a strategic framework, to operationalise that vision, including resource allocation, programme priorities, and investment decisions.
• Ensuring that the Senior Management Team of the Programme has clear direction and effective leadership;
• Reviewing the direction, vision, and framework in the light of changing opportunities, challenges, and circumstances and subsequently agreeing those changes with DFID; and ensuring that any modifications are communicated and implemented effectively.

Management
• Management of all direct reports in respect of their technical responsibilities and workloads, including:
o Identification of capacity gaps within the team structure;
o Participation in the identification and selection of additional staff members if and when required; with final decision on candidates’ technical suitability for the role recruited for.
• Providing inputs into decisions regarding – but not having lead responsibility for - programme management, including operations, contractual and administrative matters, to ensure that technical delivery is effectively supported;
• Providing inputs into decisions regarding – but not having lead responsibility for - financial management including budgeting for fees and expenses, financial control (including of grants) and financial reporting to ASI and to DFID.

Representation and stakeholder engagement
• Representing the programme at relevant conferences, workshops and other events and ensuring a suitable profile for the programme;
• Leading engagement with key stakeholders, such as relevant national governments, the client (DFID), regional bodies, other donors

Quality Assurance
• Approval of all Project Plans to ensure that such plans are clear, specific and comprehensive, that they effectively address the objectives of the programme;
• Overall quality assurance of all technical content in all deliverables.

Governance
• The Team Leader is responsible for the technical content of all submissions and engagement.

Criteria
• Demonstrable experience gained working in the Agricultural Sector in Southern and Eastern Africa together with a strong understanding of how Agricultural practices will be affected by climate change;
• The successful candidate will have excellent leadership skills and significant experience in delivering complex donor programmes in Africa, including leading large and geographically dispersed delivery teams;
• Exceptional communication skills with proven ability to engage at a senior level with government counterparts and to produce high quality written reports; and
• Previous experience working with DFID would be highly desirable.

Application:
To apply, please send your CV (no more than 4 pages) and a detailed cover letter outlining how you best match the criteria for this role.

Deadline for Applications: 18th November 2016

Start Date: February 2017

Expiring: Dec 04, 2016
Senior Energy Economist , South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Candidate Specification

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

Expiring: Dec 03, 2016
Social Media and Marketing Specialist , South Africa

Are you looking for a great job in an international fast growing company? You found it.

This job is an awesome chance for a young and talented computer savvy social media and marketing lover. A great challenge for a enthusiastic professional that wants to make a real contribution to the company - CFO South Africa PTY ltd- and to Africa.

We need you.

You have grown up using social media, smart phones and computers. Probably around 25 years old, you have lots of energy, enthusiasm, computer savviness, a spark in your eyes and a genuine curiosity. You are a hands-on team player that is excited by what new technologies can do in marketing and sales. A fast learner. You probably have a masters degree or you are still studying to become a master.

We don't want "we seen it all, we know it all, we have been there" candidates. We want you.

Your challenge is to deepen and broaden the audience of CFO South Africa. To boost the online readership (10.000 today). To increase the number of visitors of the Finance Indaba Africa (6000) and the CFO Awards (300). To get more members and readers. To spread the word via newsletters, Facebook, linked, online campaigns. To invite leading executives using state of the art event software to visit inspiring events. Updating CRM systems and websites is part of the job.

You will be offered a contract for a year with a three months probation period. You will be working in a small agile team with the countries greatest talents. Either you work in the Sandton or in the Hoedspruit office. Training in Europe is part of the job. You can start today. The sooner the better.

Fill in your resume and motivation with salary expectation.

PS. Save your and our time. Don't react if you feel this job is less than a 90% match.

Expiring: Nov 14, 2016
German Customer Service Host , South Africa

This is a very exciting role within the growing Customer Support Department at Digital Outsource Services. Operating within the e-commerce industry, we provide world-class services to our international clients and their businesses. The core element of Digital Outsource Services are our people, as we recognize that the employees are the driving force of the business, hence we ensure that we employ individuals with high-potential allowing them to develop their career and themselves within the business.
We are looking at expanding the existing Customer Service Department, within the German Market. The position is based in Cape Town, South Africa. We have over 1 500 multi-national employees as we provide services in the European Region, Canada and Australia. The diverse nature and culture of the company gives us the edge in a highly competitive market, thus making us an employer of choice in Cape Town.
Due to the geographical locations we service, please note that there is shift work.
07:00- 15:00, 15:00- 23:00, 23:00- 07:00

The applicant must:

• Have German as home language
• Be in a possession of a degree or a diploma
• Be a self-starter, self-motivated & goal orientated
• Be able to work independently yet be a team player
• Be an analytical thinker with problem solving ability
• Be deadline driven & goal orientated
• Be able to meet deadlines in a highly pressurised dynamic environment
• Be able to handle confidential and personal matters
• Be fully computer literate and have accurate typing skills


Job description:

• Responding to customer queries by telephone, email and online chats in German language
• Processing and taking ownership of all incoming and outgoing contacts in a multimedia environment
• Processing pertinent information into relevant databases
• Completion of tasks assigned during shift
• Customer relationship building and management as well as cross selling of products and services
• Problem solving tasks during shift
• Handling and taking full responsibility for customer related queries
• Make outgoing calls and execute outbound campaigns to identified customers, e.g. welcome calls, failed purchasers, etc.
• Excellent time management and adherence to schedule
• Performing extra tasks given by managers / shift supervisors as required

Please deem your application as unsuccessful should you not hear from us within the first 2 weeks.

Expiring: Oct 14, 2016
C# senior developers , South Africa

C# developers

Intermediate to senior C# Developers

Skills and Experience
- 3-10 years of C# development working experience
- Knowledge of CSS
- Solid HTML / XML
- MSSQL DBMS 2008 or 2005, including basic DBA functions such as replication
and maintenance
- At least one other DBMS such as: MySQL, Postgres, Oracle or DB@
- Understanding of all SQL constructs, and the ability to construct investigative
queries and working knowledge of index optimisation
- Solid knowledge of .Net WCF security settings and transaction settings
- Experience in all binding types and understanding the implication of different
configuration options
- Understanding of extension via custom behaviors, hosting options and cross
platform integration on .Net - WCF
- Working Knowledge of web services and net pipe services for .Net - WCF
- Working knowledge of configuration of service hosts and service endpoints for
.Net – WCF and security configuration and integration (including the
understanding of behavior under large work loads)
- Working knowledge of IIS and configuration thereof
- Working knowledge of .Net ASP and basic setup of web applications
- Ability to write simple unit tests

Qualifications
- B degree or diploma or related qualification
- Matric Maths on higher grade
Personal Attributes
- Flexible and able to work under pressure
- Ability to prioritise work
- Team player
- Assign work
- Sound analytical and problem solving skills
- Effective verbal and written communication within team and client

Intermediate C# Developer

Skills and Experience
- 3-5 years of C# development working experience
- Knowledge of CSS
- Solid HTML / XML
- MSSQL DBMS 2008 or 2005, including basic DBA functions such as replication
and maintenance
- At least one other DBMS such as: MySQL, Postgres, Oracle or DB@
- Understanding of all SQL constructs, and the ability to construct investigative
queries and working knowledge of index optimisation
- Solid knowledge of .Net WCF security settings and transaction settings
- Experience in all binding types and understanding the implication of different
configuration options
- Understanding of extension via custom behaviors, hosting options and cross
platform integration on .Net - WCF
- Working Knowledge of web services and net pipe services for .Net - WCF
- Working knowledge of configuration of service hosts and service endpoints for
.Net – WCF and security configuration and integration (including the
understanding of behavior under large work loads)
- Working knowledge of IIS and configuration thereof
- Working knowledge of .Net ASP and basic setup of web applications
- Ability to write simple unit tests

Qualifications
- B degree or diploma or related qualification
- Matric Maths on higher grade
Personal Attributes
- Flexible and able to work under pressure
- Ability to prioritise work
- Team player
- Assign work
- Sound analytical and problem solving skills
- Effective verbal and written communication within team and client

Expiring: Aug 27, 2016
Lodge Management Assistant (single or couple) , South Africa

Colourful Manor
- Guesthouse wordt voor het tweede seizoen gerund door een Nederlandse manager voor een Nederlands stel dat het zelf alle Jaren gerund heeft. Alle management en klant contact activiteiten voeren wij zelf uit. Voor de schoonmaakwerkzaamheden en onderhoud hebben wij 4 personeelsleden.
- 11 luxe kamers, 2 self contained kamers, een 2- bedroom cottage en een conferentie ruimte voor 12 personen.
- Colourful Manor wordt vooral gekenmerkt door kwaliteit door eenvoud, ruime modern kamers met mooie inrichting, gastvrij, relaxte maar professionele benadering, intensief support aan gasten om optimaal invulling te geven aan hun verblijf, gemiddeld verblijf van 7 dagen, etc. Veel return gasten.


Voor komend seizoen zijn wij op zoek naar:
- Bij voorkeur een tweetal studenten/vrijwilligers/ stel voor de periode 01.10.2016- 30.04.2017.
- Minimum leeftijd 21 jaar. Bij voorkeur ervaring in de horeca en vanzelfsprekendheid over omgang met gasten.

Job omschrijving:
- Operationeel meedraaien en diensten volledig overnemen
- serveren van ontbijt en voorbereidingen treffen voor de volgende dag, zoals boodschappen doen, linnen wegbrengen en ophalen etc.
- Aansturen van het schoonmaak personeel
- Sociale media pagina’s en website onderhouden
- excursies en restaurant reserveringen maken voor gasten
- gasten adviseren voor activiteiten tijdens het verblijf bij ons
- Ruimte voor eigen initiatieven; denk aan sportlessen, massages, taxi services, lunches etc etc. Laat ons je idee weten en dan werken we het samen uit.
- twee avonden per week serveer je diner aan de gasten die lekker een avond ‘thuis’ blijven
- Bij voorkeur NL en Duits sprekend.

Wat wij bieden:
- Verblijf in een gezellige cottage op 3 minuten lopen van het guesthouse. Slaapkamer, badkamer, woonkamer en keuken met lekkere tuin. In overleg gebruik van het zwembad
- Ontbijt en lunch op werkdagen
- Een auto full time beschikbaar. Voor privé gebruik betaal je je eigen benzine.
- Acceptabele werktijden om ook te kunnen genieten van de regio.
- Mogelijkheden tot het genereren van extra inkomsten, zie eigen initiatieven
- Alle overige kosten voor eigen rekening
- Zeer relaxte werkomgeving in een prachtig gebied met veel mogelijkheden tot sportief vermaak en zeer centraal t.o.v. alle bezienswaardigheden in de regio.

Expiring: Jun 27, 2016
Customer Sales and Services Rep , South Africa

The Customer Sales and Service Representatives will provide superior airline reservation services to customers and potential customers traveling internationally. They will handle inquiries relating to ticket fares, sales, flight schedules, bookings, connecting flights, airline policies, departure and arrival times and international airport requirements.

We are looking for individuals who can help us deliver outstanding customer service to international markets, and are flexible to work rotational shifts.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience requirements:
* Native level fluency in one of the below foreign language/s (verbal and written skills)
* Fluency in English (verbal and written skills)
* Matric (Grade 12 or Equivalent qualification)
* Computer literacy at intermediate level
* Previous experience in customer services / call centre / travel and tourism sector
* Available to work shifts, weekends and public holidays on a rotational basis
* Demonstrated ability to resolve customer complaints and offer alternative solutions
* Ability to undertake intensive training in complex products such as fares, loyalty programmes, help-desk services, ticketing rules, and airline regulations
* Clear criminal record
* Mindpearl is situated in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town and offers a high standard work environment, comprehensive training and competitive remuneration packages including medical aid , provident fund and performance bonuses

Foreign language:
* French
* German
* Spanish
* Italian
* Greek
* Dutch
* Portuguese (Brazilian Dialect)

Should you meet the requirement please upload your cv on the following website (www.mindpearl.com) or email your updated CV to recruit@mindpearl.com.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Expiring: Mar 31, 2016
Regional Manager Southern-Africa , South Africa

With over 90 years experience, approx. 1,000 employees, offices and plants in 16 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia, their own factories and exclusive production partners worldwide, the company is one of the largest packaging specialists in Europe. Five years ago the company first set foot on the African ground to explore the growing market opportunities.

For their office in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company is looking for a:
Regional Director

Role Profile
After the first successful experiences, the company opened a first regional office in South-Africa, Johannesburg, after which the opening of its own production plant in 2012 took place. The company’s plant, has become a key point production facility for the South-African entity as it has reached the levels required to run an efficient high-quality operation.
The role of Regional Manager Southern Africa is fundamental to the development and the execution of the growth plans and sales strategy of the company in Africa. The successful Regional Manager will take responsibility (including profit & loss) for the overall profitability of the company’s activities in Southern Africa. In addition, the Regional Manager is directing sales and market developments, monitors the quality of the goods and services, as agreed with customers (Service Level Agreements, SLA). Finally the Regional Manager is required to ensure a smooth collaboration between the departments, its preferred supplier and in-house production facility in SA.

South African candidates preferred, international candidates welcome to apply.

Knowledge & skills
- Advanced degree and proven business development experience
- Proven budget management competency
- In-depth knowledge of the African market
- Excellent knowledge of the English language in word and writing
- Strong analytical skills
- Understanding of key markets in Southern-Africa: mining, fertilizers, animal feed
- Dedicated, decisive and result-driven
- Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail
- Proven ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written to direct and persuade
- The ability to negotiate and build an extensive relationship with stakeholders, senior management and peers

Experience
- At least five years of management experience in the production industry
- Proven experience in leadership and people management
- Proven extensive experience in controlling and managing resources across the broad aspects of business to ensure achievement of operational plans and profitable business growth
- Proven experience in meeting sales targets and expanding client portfolio’s
- Experience in budget responsibility
- Experience in a production environment is definitely a benefit, ideally with the focus on operation and sales/logistics.

Expiring: Dec 13, 2015

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