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FINANCE MANAGER IN WEST AFRICA , West Africa

For one of our west African operations , we are looking for a:

Finance Manager (based in Africa)

This role is responsible for all finance related and matters, including but not limited to, coaching the local accounting team (3-4 people), finance procedures and internal control, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting and statutory and tax compliance.
The Finance Manager reports directly to the Tradin CFO, based in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and works closely together with the financial controlling team in Amsterdam. Indirectly the Finance Manager reports to the Country Manager and is part of the management team.

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for (cost price) calculations, controlling the income, costs and other expenses, daily financial (cash) management and regular inventory checking’s (both fixed assets and stocks)
• Setting up an accurate and transparent financial reporting and budgeting / cash flow forecasting system
• Responsible for multiple financial and compliance activities relating to company payroll & pensions functions. (This concerns timely and accurate processing and reporting of payroll & pensions data for the company employees.)
• Executing the financial US GAAP reporting towards Dutch headquarters
• Comply with local statutory requirements, such as local statutory financial statements, tax return, etc.
• Analyze costs and expenses based on financial and processing data. Identify cost bottlenecks and present these to management team
• Comparing and analyzing budgeted results and actual monthly results and discuss deviations with management team to support the business
• Responsible for VAT refund procedures and keep the management team informed about results and possible future regulation changes
• Tracing and staying up-to-date about national financial laws, import/export regulations and keep financial department informed
• Contact person for auditors and tax advisors

Requirements:
• Degree in Finance and/or Accounting
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
• Excellent proficiency in both written and verbal English
• Experience in an international organization
• A track record and proven ability to coach, train and improve an accounting team
• Ability to operate in developing countries
• Excellent communication, collaboration, negotiation, conflict management and team player
• Highly conscientious, along with an energetic and mature approach to his or her work
• Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
• Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
• Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
• Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

The conditions of employment we offer:
• A fulltime position
• An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company
• Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment
• An informal and professional company culture of team spirit with a can-do attitude

Acquisition regarding our vacancies is not appreciated

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Manager in West Africa? 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.

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Expiring: Jun 26, 2020
HR BUSINESS PARTNER IN GHANA , Ghana

Milani Planet is a leading, independent, Swiss family-owned group of companies existing since 1993 that produces high quality agricultural products and has control over the value chain from cultivation to retailing abroad. Our focus is on market expansion, sustainability, health and safety and innovation.

Milani Planet invites applications from resilient, creative, and great team players to fill the following position for our Ghana Plantation:
HR BUSINESS PARTNER

The HR Business Partner

Job Summary
The HR Business Partner Position (HRBP) is responsible for managing the company’s overall HR efficiently for the benefit of the employee and the company (win-win). This includes but not limited to Planning Staffing needs, recruitments, training, talent management, evaluation, compensation and benefits and separations.
The HRBP is the leading communicator among management, entire staff and to parties outside the company in HR matters.

Main Responsibilities
• Implement a functional HR Structure and processes.
• Manage change
• Consult with line managers and provide HR guidance where appropriate.
• Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
• Assist Managers with personnel issues and administration of personnel policies.
• Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
• Plan the company agenda, scheduling, and promote Company events, including meetings, conferences, interviews, orientations, and training sessions.

Profile
• Driven by a strong desire to do an excellent job with high standards of loyalty and integrity
• Strong HR Management skills (Strategic thinking, professional and practical HR lead)
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• 5 -10 years’ work experience in industry is desirable
• Quick comprehension, initiative, creativity
• Interest and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
• Highly disciplined, loyal and able to maintain confidentiality.

Are you interested in becoming an HR Business Partner in Ghana? 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.

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Expiring: May 21, 2020
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER IN GHANA , Ghana

Milani Planet is a leading, independent, Swiss family-owned group of companies existing since 1993 that produces high quality agricultural products and has control over the value chain from cultivation to retailing abroad. Our focus is on market expansion, sustainability, health and safety and innovation.

Milani Planet invites applications from resilient, creative, and great team players to fill the following position for our Ghana Plantation:
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

The Administration Manager

Job Summary
The Administration Manager provides leadership for the entire Administrative Department and overseas all administrative duties of the company. This includes but not limited to budgeting, cost control and efficient management of staff and customer service. The Administration Manager is also responsible for quarterly FZB report for stock and inventory control management and local purchases in liaison with Chief Security Officer.

Main Responsibilities
• Lead and supervise the day to day operations of the administrative department of the plantation.
• Handle all administrative duties to guarantee a smooth, efficient and safe operation.
• Streamline processes to develop, review, and improve administration systems, policies.
• Ensure the company is in compliance with all operational and country rules and regulations.
• Be guided by the company’s ethics, values and culture.
• Oversee projects and track progress towards company goals.
• Manage all Company Imports from ports to company warehouse in an efficient way
• Ensure save stock keeping and adequate stock levels
• Develop and assist GM and the entire management in an efficient and timely reporting system up to MD
• Maintain good contacts with all governmental agencies
• Insure a high safety and security to all company staff and company properties, values and belongings in liaison with the Chief security officer
• In charge for land property management, including negotiation with Chiefs, Royalties and Rentals.
• Ensure health and safety of our staff

Profile
• Seniority by your personality; Driven by a sound mix of ambition-loyalty-do the right thing
• Highly disciplined and able to maintain confidentiality
• Strong Managerial skills /higher educational degree
• Readiness to be a leader and assume responsibility
• Good communication and organizational skills and an excellent negotiator.
• Good working knowledge of office procedures and office management.
• Previous experience in a similar industry is desirable, ideally with know-how on European trading standards and European culture and values
• Good computer skills
• Ability to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.

Are you interested in becoming an Administration Manager in Ghana? 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.

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Expiring: May 21, 2020
Commercial Manager , Malawi

Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Support the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa in Lilongwe, Malawi, as a

Commercial Manager in the Trade Facilitation Department

We are looking for you:
The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) needs your expertise to develop its operational business division. ACE was founded 10 years ago with the aim of enabling smallholder farmers and agri-cultural producers in rural areas to participate in the economic development of the country. The Trade Fa-cilitation Department has 30 employees working on warehouse management, logistics, the processing of trading activities and the management of financing facilities, and reports directly to the ACE manage-ment. In this context, it has already been possible to establish services such as the Warehouse Receipt System, ACE Trade Platform and Market Information System . The aim is to continue to develop ACE revenue streams and grow the trade volume currently at about USD 20 million by commercialising the provision of trade and financial services and to make ACE independent of financial resources from de-velopment cooperation.

Your tasks will involve:
• Responsibility for management of the Trade Facilitation Department, including developing a business model and medium-term strategy for the department
• Implementing strategic planning in the department, in particular in the field of trade facilitation, by bringing a commercial angle to a development-oriented organisation
• Improving cooperation within the organisation and building capacity within the department
• Develop trade facilitation and commodity finance management structures and services.

Your profile:
• University degree in business administration or economics with a focus on trade, finance or a compa-rable subject that enables you to perform the tasks
• Several years of experience in international trade, specifically in relation to commodity exchanges and commodity or agricultural trade/finance
• Several years of management experience with power of attorney or proxy
• Experience in organisational development and in the development of service portfolios
• Fluent business English

What we offer:
• A varied and interesting job with a high level of responsibility in an international environment
• The opportunity to work with other organisations in the field of development cooperation
• A preparatory course ahead of your assignment abroad
• A local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend
• Attractive monthly subsidies and social security benefits in addition to your local salary

O n e p e r s o n c a n m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e
Interested?
Please submit your application using our online portal at http://www.cimonline.de. Here you will find more information on what we do and what we have to offer. If you have any questions, you can contact:

Dominik Schell
Tel.: ++49-(0)6196-7935-70
Expiry date: August 26th 2016

Special job

Expiring: Sep 29, 2016
Sales Manager in the UK , United Kingdom

The new Sales Manager will be responsible for the overall Sales and Business Development for our client.
Our client is a distributor for 34 countries in East, West and Central Africa.

Responsibilities:
• Day to day responsibility of all regional sales leads, follow up and strategies within the sales team
• Overseeing the regional sales offices in Dakar, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Mombasa
• Overseeing the regional sales managers, sales support staff and local partners, both remotely and through regular office visits
• Sales team’s sales trip planning, reviews and follow up
• Direct Sales responsibility for Nigeria and Ghana, including regular visits
• CRM supervision on sales team (opportunities, activities, account management and follow up policies)
• New product, systems and solutions review and implementation within the sales team
• Development and improvement of the Company’s sales and marketing strategy
• Development of new markets, expanding customer base
• Monthly review and follow up on sales targets, sales strategies and product development
• Review and implementation of product sales pricing and margin optimization
• Sales team equipment, stock and product knowledge management.
• Sales team presentations development
• Sales team product training and sales pitch review
• Sales team SOP review and implementation
• Adherence to all company policies, procedures and business ethics and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the sales team.
• Responsible for regular reporting to MD on all Sales team activities

Key Skills Required
• Knowledge and experience of working within the E & W African region
• Educational level minimum Bachelors
• Be ambitious/innovative/self-driven/motivated
• Proven Sales track record and sales target achievements
• Business to business sales experience
• Be IT proficient. Knowledge of CRM use would be an added advantage
• Be flexible and adaptable, and a fast learner
• Have good research and presentation skills
• Be able to fluently communicate in English (French is an added advantage)
• Have good writing skills relevant to a business set up and tone of speech
• Have high standards of professionalism and ethics
• Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.

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

Expiring: Apr 09, 2020
Project Manager in Cameroon , Cameroon

Cameroon : Project Manager for Sustainable Cocoa Programs

Vacancy Summary
Location: Based in Douala, Cameroon, with regular trips to cocoa regions
Sector: Agriculture
Field of Expertise: Project Management
Work Experience: 2-5 years
Work Status: 40 hours per week.
Preferred Candidates: Local and international jobseekers invited to apply
Benefits included: For international candidates: accommodation, transport, insurance to be discussed

The company
Our client is a young and fast growing cocoa trading company that has the ambition to connect the cocoa supply chain participants in the most efficient and effective way. Sustainability is a key pillar of the company.

Your key responsibilities will be to
• Coordinate execution of sustainability activities in the field in collaboration with cocoa suppliers, clients and partners like UTZ certified, GIZ, and other community development NGO’s.
• Monitor progress of certification activities of our cocoa suppliers in the field;
• Support our M&E data collection with field staff from our cocoa suppliers;
• Report to clients on project indicators and realized budgets of sustainability programs
• Maintain relationships with our farmer groups, exporters, and client representatives;
• Identify new local suppliers and partners for program up-scaling.

Skills we are looking for
• An academic degree in agriculture, community development or other related fields;
• At least 1 years of experience in project management and/or commodities;
• A passionate and ambitious worker;
• Excellent organizational skills and relationship management
• Extensive knowledge of Excel, experience with online tools (surveys, GIS) is a pre;
• Being a fast-growing company we are looking for a self-starter. You need to be efficient on an independent basis as well as in a team;
• Fluent in English and French and local language is a pre;
• Bush proof, you will spend a week per month with cocoa suppliers and on plantations

What they offer
You will be part of a fast-growing company and broad network with excellent future career opportunities. They offer substantial freedom in your work, daily sustainability topics, and personal development. You will learn about the newest tools and programs to bring a positive change to cocoa farmer livelihoods and environment.

Expiring: Apr 08, 2019
Regional Project Manager West Africa , Ivory Coast

Our client is a European cocoa trading company which does business in Asia, Latin America and West Africa.
Sustainability is an important value of the company.

The Job
Our client is looking for a regional project manager in West Africa to manage projects, mainly in Ivory Coast. Together with the companies' local sustainability team in Côte d'Ivoire and program partners they need you to increase impact in their supply chains, set-up and supervise programs, and build a strong Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) structure. You will be the connector of their middlemen, exporters, farmer communities, NGO’s, public and private parties, and research institutes. Your key responsibilities will be to:
- Follow-up on program design and execution in Côte d'Ivoire, but with regular travels to Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon.
- Up-scale and execute program activities that were initiated together with supply chain partners.
- Support fundraising for (new) programs.
- Maintain relationships with our clients, exporters and farmer groups.
- Identify co-investors and new local partners for program up-scaling.
- Support the companies' M&E structure, existing of open source software (QGIS, R).

The team
You will be working in our clients' dynamic sustainability team in Côte d'Ivoire. You will strengthen relationships with partners and local suppliers in the mentioned countries in close collaboration with the sustainability field teams in our headquarters in Europe and the other origins.

We are looking for
- At least two years of experience in the international development sector.
- An academic degree in agriculture, international development studies, or other related fields.
- A confident and strong negotiator.
- Fluent in French and English.
- We are looking for a self-starter.
- Excellent presentation, communication and networking skills.
- Bush proof.
- An ambitious and motivated worker that likes to work in a start-up environment with minimum facilities and resources.
- Prepared to work in West Africa for a minimum of 3 years.

Work Status
40 hours per week.

Location
Based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with regular travels to other West African countries.

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Project Manager West Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 05, 2018
Chief Financial Officer in Ghana , Ghana

Our client is a socially and environmentally responsible company that manufactures and trades raw material for the cosmetic and food industry, working closely with small-holder farmers in West Africa. The company is expanding and therefore they are recruiting a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for their team. This person will directly report to the General Manager.
For this position we are looking for nationals only.

Tasks and responsibilities
• Designing a framework for financial reporting and performance, including sales and profitability for each customer and channel
• Develop a process for implementation of a strategic plan
• Ensure accounting systems and processes are continually streamlined via process improvement to achieve greater efficiencies and accuracy in the level and timeliness of reporting (continuous improvement).
• Implement, document and maintain accounting policies and procedures and drive optimization of cost improvements
• Implementing and improving analysis of standard costs including labor and overhead absorption.
• Lead the annual budgeting and forecasting process and complete a realistic and achievable budget, for approval by the board of director
• Preparation of business cases and ROI analysis for key-investment decisions and new business opportunities, capital projects and IT investments
• Preparation of monthly financial reports, including analysis of performance against budget
• Safeguard the company’s assets and establish and maintain corporate accounting policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure conformance with International GAAP and other laws/regulations of Ghana.
• Secure donor funding and grants with follow up of related reporting
• Support external auditor requests
• Support the General Manager and executive team on key financial decisions
• Work with other members of finance team and the executive team to prepare board and investor materials.

Requirements
The qualified candidate will not only possess a proven track record in finance and accounting, but will also demonstrate a sincere passion for working within a high-performance, mission-driven organization. A candidate with a passion for personal and company growth and the following skills and experiences:
• Advanced degree in Accounting, Business Economics, Finance or related field
• +10 years of experience in financial management and accounting
• experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
• Proven ability to operate ‘sleeves up’ in a fast-growing company
• Strong people leadership skills, with the ability to work with a team
• Collaborative business partner, adept in building cross-functional relationships to drive business results.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Personal resilience and a desire to win in the market place.
• Ability to travel frequently to Tamale and other field production sites in Ghana and West Africa

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Financial Officer in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 16, 2018

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