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Chief Executive Officer , Uganda

FirstWave Group is Africa’s leading aquaculture firm and holds a dual commercial and social mandate. The company operates in the aquafeed manufacturing, aquaculture production, distribution and retail sectors. Group companies include Yalelo (Zambia), Yalelo (Uganda), Aller Aqua Zambia, and Horizon Aquaculture.

Yalelo Uganda is a new FirstWave Group company currently establishing a 15,000 tonne per year tilapia aquaculture production, processing and distribution facility. The project development phase is overseen by the Group Projects Director. Production operations are scheduled to commence in mid-2019.

FirstWave is seeking a Chief Executive Officer for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s operations. The CEO will work closely with the Board and FirstWave senior leadership team to meet operational, financial, social and strategic goals. This hands-on role provides a unique opportunity to build a ‘national champion’ providing food security in a high-growing African market.

Responsibilities include:
- Attract and lead a high-performance team of senior managers
- Oversee the establishment of all business functions and operating protocols with reference to FirstWave standards
- Oversight of all business activities, including production, distribution & retail, financial management and external stakeholder management
- Deliver planned financial and operational results within a changing environment

Reporting Structure: The Yalelo Uganda CEO will report to the Group CEO and will work closely with other senior Group executives
Start Date: Q2 2019
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Period: Renewable three-year contract
Remuneration: Competitive

Qualifications/selection criteria:
• Demonstrated success as CEO or senior management in comparable markets
• Experience with East Africa, FMCG and high growth companies preferable
• MBA and/or blue-chip international experience preferable
• Systematic and data-driven approach to management
• Able to lead, coach and inspire a quickly growing team and guide company culture with maturity and sensitivity
• Demonstrated success in implementing international best practice business systems
• Good knowledge of corporate finance
• Comfort with new technologies and systems preferable
• Knowledge of aquaculture is not required

To Apply:
Please provide a cover letter and CV to careers@firstwave.ag by 28th February 2019, using “Yalelo Uganda - CEO” as the Subject line.

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Expiring: Mar 31, 2019
Aquaculture: Hatchery Manager , Uganda

FirstWave Group is Africa’s leading aquaculture firm and holds a dual commercial and social mandate. The company operates in the aquafeed manufacturing, aquaculture production, distribution and retail sectors. Group companies include Yalelo (Zambia), Yalelo (Uganda), Aller Aqua Zambia, and Horizon Aquaculture.

Yalelo Uganda is a new FirstWave Group company currently establishing a 15,000 tonne per year tilapia aquaculture production, processing and distribution facility. Preliminary hatchery operations have commenced.

About the role
FirstWave is seeking a Hatchery Manager for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s hatchery including productions, genetics, water quality management and juvenile fish health. This role provides a unique opportunity to quickly develop a large-scale hatchery and implement best practices from inception.
Responsibilities include:
- Manage hatchery employees including hiring, training, scheduling, motivating and evaluating
- Implement FirstWave hatchery operating practices and tailor as necessary for local conditions
- Breeding, grow-out and transfer of >1 million fingerlings at 6 grams per week
- Management of selective breeding programme
- Management of health, safety and environment within the hatchery department

Reporting Structure: You will report to the Production Senior Manager
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Jinja, Uganda
Period: Renewable three-year contract
Remuneration: Competitive

Qualifications/selection criteria:
Required:
• BSc/BA in related sciences field
• 5+ years working experience in the aquaculture sector
• Good written and spoken English language
• Driving license

Preferable technical skills:
• Management of outdoor large-scale tilapia hatchery pond systems with the use of hapas
• Management role with a hatchery producing in excess of 500,000 fingerling of 6 grams per week
• Experience in establishing and managing selective breeding programmes
• Experience with fish counting, grading & transfer equipment and processes

Preferable management skills:
• Ability to establish and use KPIs and OKRs to measure and drive performance
• Comfortable using Excel to perform data analysis
• Comfortable using digital management information systems
• Able to work collaboratively with other department managers to achieve shared goals
• Can operate transparently and improve with feedback
• Can continuously adapt and improve operations ahead of changing conditions, technologies and company growth

Additional preferable skills:
• Boat master certificate
• Able to swim
• Open water SCUBA license

Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially non-standard hours

To Apply
Please provide a cover letter and CV to careers@firstwave.ag by 28th February 2019, using “Yalelo Uganda – Hatchery Manager” as the Subject line.

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Expiring: Mar 31, 2019
Cultivation Specialist Uganda , Uganda

Working for Royal Van Zanten
Royal Van Zanten is an innovative company with a history going back more than 150 years, operating successfully within international ornamental plant cultivation. We do this by continuous genetic improvement, by creating synergy in breeding and propagation technologies and by cooperating intensively with our partners in the chain on marketing activities. Together we develop new species and varieties and improve the current crops within our core products. These are the cut flower varieties of alstroemeria, bouvardia, chrysanthemum and statice, the bulbous lily and the potted products of aster, celosia, chrysanthemum and multiflora. We supply this starting material to our customers, who are professional breeders all over the world.

The production of basic plant propagation material and some of the breeding activities take place on our two sites in Uganda: Mukono and Wakiso. Production in these locations is mainly focused on pot and cut flower chrysanthemum cuttings as well as bouvardia, celosia and aster. Both farms are located at approximately 30 km from Kampala. Over 500 commercial varieties are produced in Uganda on 21 hectares of greenhouses by a total of over 1000 employees.
For our farms in Uganda we are currently seeking to recruit an

Experienced Cultivation Specialist m/f

In this role you will be responsible for all technical cultivation aspects of the two farms in Uganda. You will monitor the cultivation processes, detect any deviations and make adjustments. In addition, this role will particularly focus on:
- Spotting improvement opportunities and developing them to implementation
- Directing the cultivation aspects of management, including climate, irrigation, lighting,
the use of fertilisers, pesticides etc.
- Introducing and controlling new methods and technologies
- Transferring cultivation knowledge within the organisation
- Creating a cultivation dashboard (control system / cultivation methods)
- Creating / implementing / monitoring / directing towards cultivation KPIs (relationship between irrigation, radiation sum, EC, pH)
- Creating / implementing / monitoring / directing towards crop protection KPIs (insect burden, crop protection schedules etc.)

Requirements:
- Relevant Higher Professional education
- Proven breeding knowledge combined with a number of years of experience
- Knowledge of varieties, properties and cultivation protocols
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art crop protection (biological and chemical)
- Knowledge of climate control systems, fertilising systems, horticultural technology
- Good communication skills
- Meticulous and quality-focused
- Analytical and problem-solving abilities

We offer:
A varied role with appropriate responsibilities and personal development opportunities. You will be working in a beautiful country as part of a great team. You can expect competitive primary and secondary terms of employment.

For more information, please contact Jan Willem de Putter, Managing Director, Royal Van Zanten Uganda Ltd, Tel: +256 752 775120 or Dik van Alphen, Cutting Products Manager, Tel: +31 – 297 387000 80.
Please send your CV and cover letter to: sollicitatie@royalvanzanten.com, with reference to “Cultivation Specialist” vacancy

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Expiring: Feb 25, 2019
Farm Manager Uganda , Uganda

Working for Royal Van Zanten
Royal Van Zanten is an innovative company with a history going back more than 150 years, operating successfully within international ornamental plant cultivation. We do this by continuous genetic improvement, by creating synergy in breeding and propagation technologies and by cooperating intensively with our partners in the chain on marketing activities. Together we develop new species and varieties and improve the current crops within our core products. These are the cut flower varieties of alstroemeria, bouvardia, chrysanthemum and statice, the bulbous lily and the potted products of aster, celosia, chrysanthemum and multiflora. We supply this starting material to our customers, who are professional breeders all over the world.

The production of basic plant propagation material and some of the breeding activities take place on our two sites in Uganda: Mukono and Wakiso. Production in these locations is mainly focused on pot and cut flower chrysanthemum cuttings as well as bouvardia, celosia and aster. Both farms are located at approximately 30 km from Kampala. Over 500 commercial varieties are produced in Uganda on 21 hectares of greenhouses by a total of over 1000 employees.

For one of the farms in Uganda we are currently seeking to recruit a

Farm Manager m/f

As a farm manager your responsibilities include, among others, the production on one of our sites. You will manage the various teams and coach, train and motivate the team leaders. Besides breeding-specific requirements (you will have a solid background in plant breeding), it would be an advantage for you to have technical insight (with regards to the fleet of machinery, installations, etc.). In addition, this role will focus on:
- Managing the production and logistical processes on the farm, in particular their cultivation aspects with regards to climate, lighting, the use of fertiliser and pesticides etc. You will be supported by a cultivation specialist.
- You will formulate and implement the work plan
- You will support and if necessary deputise for the MD
- You will liaise with the MD, Finance Manager, the Farm Manager at Mukono and other departments
- You will be responsible for quality control, setting up the requisite working procedures, checks etc.

Requirements:
- Relevant Higher Professional education
- Proven breeding knowledge combined with a number of years of experience
- Knowledge of climate control systems, fertilising systems, horticultural technology
- Good communication skills
- Authority and essentially having natural leadership qualities
- Meticulous and quality-focused
- Analytical and problem-solving abilities

We offer:
A varied role with appropriate responsibilities and personal development opportunities. You will be working in a beautiful country as part of a great team. You can expect competitive primary and secondary terms of employment.

For more information, please contact Jan Willem de Putter, Managing Director, Royal Van Zanten Uganda Ltd, Tel: +256 752 775120 or Dik van Alphen, Cutting Products Manager, Tel: +31 – 297 387000 80.
Please send your CV and cover letter to: sollicitatie@royalvanzanten.com, with reference to “Farm Manager” vacancy

Special job

Expiring: Feb 25, 2019
Head of Fintech in Uganda , Uganda

Motorcycle taxis are immensely popular and serve as the lifeblood of many cities in Africa, but they are extremely unsafe and disorganized. SafeBoda is a Ugandan-based startup on a mission to make motorcycle taxis (bodas) more safe, affordable, and convenient across Sub-Saharan Africa—while providing a more meaningful and lucrative career for drivers

At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. On the high-frequency use of our transportation service, SafeBoda is providing value to consumers, our drivers and passengers, with additional financial services, payments and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward.

What we are looking for
SafeBoda is looking for a Head of Fintech to lead all payments and financial services work at SafeBoda across East Africa. We believe our team can move quicker and smarter and build value in East Africa. The person will be responsible for the strategic vision of the fintech layer of SafeBoda’s service. In particular, you will be designing and implementing a range of financial products and services for our target consumer which are the SafeBoda drivers and passengers. This will require working with a range of actors. In addition, this will be an exciting and challenging role that enables the successful applicant to play a pivotal part in identifying, testing and scaling opportunities for SafeBoda to offer access to financial products and services to millions of underbanked East Africans.

Below are key responsibilities and qualifications.

Responsibilities:
- Lead the financial services and payments offering at SafeBoda
- Manage a series of partnerships with financial institutions and partners across multiple areas
- Develop highly scalable products and lead and inspire a high-performing cross-functional team across Product, Engineering and Operations.
- Scale a team rapidly to deliver on very ambitious targets
- Support the company to ensure SafeBoda becomes a leader in fintech in East Africa

You should have:
- +5 years leading in fintech, banking, payments, tech or a similar field
- Proven leadership and ability in scaling a team
- Experience in fintech/banking/microfinance in East Africa, Uganda is a plus
- Product development experience is a plus
- Familiarity with the financial regulatory environment in Africa
- Bachelor’s degree in a business or finance related field with academic excellence
- Pro-active ability to move fast, innovate and find creative solutions
- Solid analytical skills and advanced experience of Excel
- Passionate about financial services and financial inclusion
- Excellent communication skills with the flexibility to negotiate corporate partnerships one minute and explain financial concepts to SafeBoda riders the next
- Love our product and be curious about how it works
- Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag.

Ready?
The need for this role is urgent, and we’d like the right candidate.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Fintech in Uganda? 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: Mar 02, 2019
INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION CO-MANAGER - HEALTH , Uganda

To further develop its activities, Enabel is looking for a (m/f):

International Intervention Co-Manager - Health – UGANDA
Ref: UGA/16/036-2C

This procedure will also be used towards constituting a recruitment pool, in particular for another public health sector intervention manager in Uganda, which is very likely to be recruited.

Workplace: Kampala, Uganda
Contract duration: 24 months
Probable starting date : August 2018
Monthly salary package: Level 1: i.e. between 5.854,79 euros and 8.289,03 euros (inclusive gross monthly salary and expat benefits: expat and hardship allowances). The salary depends on relevant experience.
Furthermore, our expatriate staff members are also offered customary expatriate benefits such as a (capped) housing allowance, a moving allowance, an installation allowance, a (capped) school allowance for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member.

The amounts disbursed will vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function, the household’s composition and the fiscal situation.

Intervention

The Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU) Intervention is part of the Indicative Programme of Cooperation (ICP) 2012-2016 negotiated between Uganda and Belgium. The Belgian contribution is 6,000,000 €. The Specific Agreement will be for a duration of 42 months. The duration of the actual implementation phase is set at 30 months. The SPHU intervention will work in close collaboration with the current interventions of the bilateral Belgian Cooperation in the health sector (ICB II and PNFP) and consolidate them into a Programme Approach. This will be done in view of supporting the scaling up the Result Based Financing (RBF) experience in the Rwenzori and West-Nile regions towards a sustainable national RBF strategy, rolled out in other regions of the country, under Ministry of Health (MoH) leadership and in collaboration with other Development Partners supporting RBF. This experience will also feed the longer-term reflection on strategic health financing and more specifically the development of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Function

The Intervention Co-Manager is in charge for Enabel to manage the intervention “Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU)” in order to realise its specific objective by covering all management domains.
The Intervention manager is also in charge for Enabel to manage the remaining period (until December 2018) of the PNFP intervention “Institutional support for the private-non-for-profit health sub-sector to promote universal health coverage in Uganda”.

The intervention manager reports to the Enabel Resident Representative in Uganda

Responsibilities

• As Chair of the Programme coordination committee: Provide the necessary input and information for the further development of programme strategy choices, methods and tools
• As Intervention Manager: Ensure that all management domains of the intervention are covered (content/scope, planning, budget, quality, etc.) in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and the results of the intervention and its contributions to the development results.
• As Activities / stages /components coordinator : Coordinate the activities and ensure their execution, in compliance with set arrangements and procedures in order to achieve the intervention objectives.
• As People manager: Lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.
• As Support to the change processes / Expert in Cooperation: Support the partner’s change officer and contribute to partner entity capacity development in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competences.
• As Knowledge manager : Coordinate the knowledge building process and ensure that the results thereof are disseminated in order to stimulate a learning and knowledge-based approach.
• As Expert: Contribute to the implementation of the intervention by providing expert input in order to ensure the intervention objectives are achieved.

Profile
Qualifications and required experience

• Master’s Diploma in Medicine with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health and/or Health Economy
or a
• Master’s Diploma in Economy with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in steering interventions/projects and international cooperation; experience with more than one intervention/project is an advantage
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in the specific area of expertise
• Broad and in-depth insight in all aspects of development cooperation
• Experience in institutional support and work at a ministry’s level is an asset;
• Experience with RBF and/or health insurance is an asset;
• Experience in action-research and capitalisation exercises is an asset;
• Experience in the country of assignment is an asset;
• Experience in dealing with crosscutting issues (gender, SRHR, HIV, Human rights) is an asset;
• Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies
• Knowledge on complexity concepts and management in complex environments is an asset;
• Fluent in English

This job is for you ?
Please apply no later than May 15th 2018 via the link:
https://www.enabel.be/content/jobs
MIND:
You must apply on-line.
Only applications entered in our system via the on-line link will be considered.

Are you interested in becoming an International Intervention Co-Manager - Health? 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 15, 2018
Animal nutritionist / Technical Sales Manager , Uganda

Our client is a company at the heart of animal nutrition in Europe and worldwide and because of there growth in East Africa they are looking for new employees to support that growth.

Animal nutritionists should undertake research and plan diets in order to provide domestic animals and livestock with nutritionally balanced food stuffs besides that they are also responsible for sales in their assigned territory.

Responsibilities of the job include:
• assessing the relative nutritional values of various feeds together with technical colleagues in Europe
• visiting farms and advice on nutrition
• working with customers to formulate diets that meet their requirements/objectives
• analyzing nutritional disorders
• maintaining awareness of technical and scientific developments
• Reaching the sales budget that is set by the company

Skills needed
• Ability to undertake independent research and give advice
• Ability to communicate with customers and colleagues in Europe (English will suffice)
• Numeracy skills
• Self management and self motivation
• Ability to write reports and keep good records
• Ability to get the sales confirmed

Education level
• Preferable MSc in Animal Nutrition
• Drivers license

What the company can offer
• Good salary and benefits, with the possibility to earn extra due to commissions
• Company car, mobile phone and laptop is provided
• Possibilities to develop yourself and learn a lot from colleagues in Europe.

Are you interested in becoming a Animal nutritionist / Technical Sales Manager in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 19, 2019

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