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Livestock Production Officer in Kenya , Kenya

Livestock Production Officer Kenya Market Led Dairy Supply Chain Project

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

Under the leadership of Project Manager KMDP, the Livestock Specialist is responsible for providing technical input and coordinating all functions related to improvement in performance of dairy enterprises through establishment of functional extension systems at producer organizations, modern breeding and health promoting techniques, and uses these systems to develop dairy production plans in the project. The officer will also be responsible for supporting producer organizations to offer quality and reliable services to their members, through a robust extension systems, which will facilitate easy access to inputs and services, all of which will ultimately contribute to increased production and productivity.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Result Oriented, values committed, self-motivated, accountable and honest individual

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:

Mobilization and strengthening of Dairy Interest Groups to become effective participants in the dairy production improvement activities (30%)
- Based on the ongoing assessment, develop a plan for building capacity of the Peer Farmer Trainers and use the plan to train them so that they can effectively facilitate the group strengthening activities at the grassroots.
- Coordinate the strengthening of the 800 DIGs to become active participants in the dairy production improvement activities.
- Promote the formation of Savings and Credit Schemes by the DIGs to ensure that small holder farmers at the grassroots have mechanisms to finance the dairy improvement activities
-Facilitate the training of the DIGs on Group dynamics and social capital strengthening
- Facilitate the formation of Group Management Committees in each of the hubs (Producer Organizations)

DELIVERABLES:
- A training plan for Community Facilitators, Extension staff and Dairy Farm Assistants developed within the first 6 months and implemented based on the on-going capacity assessment gaps.
- Peer Farmer Trainers (Community Facilitators) actively involved on a daily basis in strengthening Dairy Interest Groups within the first 6 months. The number of Peer Farmer Trainers will be determined after the ongoing group assessment.
- 800 Dairy Interest Groups trained on Social Capital strengthening and group dynamics by the end of the second year.
- 800 Dairy Interest Groups strengthened to become active participants in dairy production improvement activities
- Dairy Interest Groups implementing savings and credit schemes and using the schemes to finance the dairy improvement activities on a monthly basis.
- Each Hubs with functional Group Management Committees by the end of the first year.

Coordinate the delivery of Grassroot Trainings to improve Dairy Productivity (30%)
- Coordinate the delivery of dairy improvement trainings using the KMDP manuals and other relevant materials
- Develop and implement detailed training plans for each of the producer organizations
- Facilitate training of Artificial Service Providers in order to efficiently and effectively deliver quality services to farmers
- Provide technical guidance and support in the establishment of fodder demo plots and promote replication of the same by the farmers
- Provide technical support Producer organizations to prepare and implement efficient feeding and breeding plans.

DELIVERABLES:
- Detailed implementation plan developed and implemented for all training to be undertaken per quarter
- 20,000 farmers fully trained and completed the Livestock training manual by the end of the second year.
- 50 AI providers trained to efficiently and effectively deliver quality services to farmers
- Fodder demonstration plots developed using the right agronomic standards by the end of the first year
- Breeding and Feeding Plans developed by the end of the first year and being used by the producer organizations for improving dairy production and productivity.

Monitoring and Evaluation (20%)
- Develop and implement robust production monitoring indicators including a g database for all production and productivity parameters.
- Develop and regularly update a database for all the farmers trained on dairy production and productivity improvement
- Monitor production and productivity related indicators at producer organization and DIG levels and provide timely advise to enable attainment of key productivity targets;
- Undertake monthly monitoring of the farmer trainings and their effectiveness together with group performance and submit a report on the same every month.
- Facilitate the GMCs to undertake quarterly Participatory Self Reviews and Planning (PSRP)
- Develop and promote best practice examples and ensure documentation of experience and lessons learned.

DELIVERABLES:
- Production and productivity indicators identified and a data base for the same developed by the end of the first year.
- Database for all the producers trained in different modules developed and updated quarterly.
- Quarterly monitoring of the production and productivity outcomes undertaken on a quarterly and information used to inform the corresponding the quarterly reports.
- PSRP reports from the Group Management Committees submitted quarterly
- At least four success stories produced i.e. at least one during each quarter
- Produce monthly field monitoring visit reports

Provide technical support to Producer organizations to set up effective extension coordination and management structures at the grassroots (15%)
- Support to producer organizations to setup robust extension systems that effectively serve smallholder farmers to increase production and productivity.
- Work with input service providers including Artificial Insemination services, to ensure that they deliver training and quality services to farmers - feeds, animal drugs, equipment, breeding services among others;
- Support the Producer Organizations to implement sustainable AI and Animal Health delivery systems
- Submit timely weekly, monthly and quarterly reports indicating progress for each of the targeted producer organization
- Participate in the business Review Meetings for the Producer Organizations

DELIVERABLES:
- Functional Extension Coordination Structures in the 18 hubs (Producer Organizations) by the end of the first year.
- 18 Producer Organizations with functional extension subcommittees and coordinating extension activities
- 18 Producer Organizations implementing efficient Breeding and feeding plans
- Each hub with a functional system for delivery of Artificial Insemination and Animal Health Services
- AI services delivered system developed to service 20,000 farmers in the project area by the end of the second year.
- Progress reports submitted on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis, within the expected schedule.

Planning and Reporting (5%)
- Prepare monthly, quarterly workplans for implementing in line with the project operational plans and submit them within the expected timelines
- Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit to the Project coordinator, within the expected timelines
- Participate in compiling of donor reports as requested

DELIVERABLES:
- Annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly work plan produced and shared with the Project coordinator
- Well prepared weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports submitted to the project coordinator on schedule

Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Clear understanding of the dairy value chain and Heifer’s Value based model.
- Experience in delivering extension services to small scale farmers
- Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
- Strong farmer mobilization skills.
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building’ to Producer Organizations with a view to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry.
- Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in dairy productivity improvement and dairy value chain development that reaches women, youth, and underprivileged.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Knowledge of and experience with developing private/public partnerships at the district level.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Value Based Holistic Community Development.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the production segment of the dairy value chain (e.g. the concept of business development service provision).
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting inflexible deadlines.
- Ability to work with small holder farmers in rural set up while appreciating the dynamics or rural extension system
- Ability to work with minimal supervision

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal science or other related field, plus three (3) years’ experience in a mix of dairy production, value chain competitiveness, or agriculture development.

Preferred Requirements:
- Demonstrated experience in setting robust and sustainable extension systems for producer organizations. This requirement is in line with the need to have in built ‘exit strategies’ within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project end.
- Significant experience in supporting producer organization to increase dairy production and productivity.

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

Are you interested in becoming a Livestock Production Officer in Kenya? 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: Dec 31, 2017
Business Development Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Business Development Manager Market Led Dairy Supply Chain Project

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


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

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required Skills

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

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

Required Experience

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

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

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Manager in Kenya? 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: Dec 31, 2017
Country Manager in Sudan , Sudan

Our client is specialised in retail, logistics and hospitality services, working across the globe. For their marketing in Sudan they are looking for a Country Manager.

JOB PURPOSE
To develop and manage the companies clients activities in Sudan and potential neighbouring countries, its profitability and key customers and Suppliers, in order that the company growth and subsequent profit expectations are met. The candidate sets and monitors the strategic direction, ensuring compatibility with company objectives and key customer requirements. He/ she optimises business opportunities through excellent relationships, manages the business portfolio and explores business opportunities in Sudan and surrounding countries for business diversification.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Follow all applicable policies and procedures required for the successful execution of the job.
• Lead on implementation of the companies IMS Policy and meet the requirements of the organization’s Integrated Management System which is compliant to international standards for Quality (ISO 9001), Food Safety (ISO 22000), Occupational Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001), and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001).
• Cooperate with internal and External auditors.
• Make recommendations for continual improvement and support improvement initiatives the company undertakes.

Managing Operations
• Determines the overall strategy and direction for the Company and reviews regularly to ensure compatibility with company objectives, vision and mission and customer requirements.
• Sets the procedures and operational policies and ensures adherence.
• Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with Customers, and undertakes high level negotiations regarding issues such as contract awards.
• Manages Divisional performance by reviewing daily reports on sales and gross profit to ensure that targets are being met, and seeking justification for any variances.
• Reviews performance regularly via reports and monthly meetings, and takes appropriate measures to ensure maximum performance.

Managing Key Customers
• Maintains key responsibility for the management of key customers and development of their accounts.
• Negotiates the appropriate structure, responsibilities and lines of communications between Company and Key Customer Groups.

Managing People
• Manages staff in accordance with the agreed policies and budgets of the company and handles all necessary disciplinary matters and staff issues in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Identifies and initiates staff development to meet business needs and arranges appropriate training through HR Dept. Acts as a role model and coaches more junior staff in the company values and behaviour expected from staff.
• Provides leadership and sound people management practices to build a motivated and productive team capable of providing outstanding customer service.
• Oversees the monitoring of the working environment to ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are met and adhered to in order to ensure the safety of all staff and visitors to premises.

Business Development
• Identifies and investigates new business opportunities, both locally and overseas, in response to analysis and assessment of the market. Travels abroad when required to review all potential opportunities.
• Carries out detailed operational and financial analysis of potential business opportunities, once identified.
• Takes lead role in preparation and submission of solicitations and requests for proposal/ quote.

Innovation
• Identifies and ensures the early adoption of new technologies and transfer of knowledge and best practices between operations.
• Reviews business process to improve performance, streamline activities and drive speed, accuracy and automation.
• Benchmarks company performance against best in class on an international level. Introduces new ideas and thinking.

JOB CONTEXT
Required to work as per the requirement of the business with 2 days off if the business allows it. Needs to work out-of-hours when meeting and entertaining business partners & principals. Needs to travel abroad when needed especially in support of activities that are benefiting Djibouti.

COMMUNICATIONS & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Internal:
• Country manager will report to the VP – Operations in any aspects of his duty
• Internal contact with the Division VP, EVP, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Controller.

External:
• Being able to communicate effectively with Customer, suppliers, JV partners, Government Agencies, Key Customers and Trade partners, Ministries, Lawyers and other external consultants as per the company policy and work ethics.

FRAMEWORKS, BOUNDARIES & DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
• Ensures work is carried out according to the companies Code of business conduct Works within budgetary limits as per the Authority Matrix and sets the strategy and direction for the Associate Company.
• Produces business reviews and reports for submission to the VP, EVP and COO, CFO, and the Board as appropriate and as required.
• Reports on macro-economic or political factors that may impact on trade or risk profile of existing or new operations.
• Liaises with other company Divisions when necessary to ensure the smooth coordinated progress of new initiatives requiring their input.
• Monitors and controls the working capital and profit & loss, and regularly reviews overhead performance with Managers.
• Manages relationship with Banks and Financial Institutions.
• Oversees and controls debtor levels weekly by reviewing debtor status reports and seeking justification from Department Managers on any areas of concern.
• Manages the cash flow
• Carries out financial ratio analysis and action

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
• Graduate in Business related subject.
• Specialised / Professional qualifications in finance & business.
• Analyse data to identify trends & business opportunities
• Financial Awareness
• Negotiation
• Supplier Relationship Management, WMS, Oracle Systems
• Excellent spoken and written in Arabic and English, French is preferred
• Contract Management
• Proven success in managing, developing and motivating staff
• French / Djibouti / East Africa Commercial & Employment laws

EXPERIENCE
• More than 10 years in a large, dynamic organisation with an international Supply Chain.
• Young entrepreneur with interpersonal, Business development
• Financial skills and strong managerial skills
• Needs to know how to manage a SBU or P&L and do reports
• Experience in preparing a Bid
• Needs to understand the basics of catering
• Well versed in logistics, procurement and purchasing
• Having a Retail background is needed

PACKAGE OFFERED
• Status - Family
• Basic Salary
• Living Allowance
• Telephone allowance
• Accommodation, Medical Insurance
• Annual Bonus
• Max of 1-month basic salary based on Annual Performance evaluation
• Leaving Indemnity - Per local Labour law
• Leave Ticket - Economy class
• There is no Rotation for this position

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Sudan? Apply now through the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018
Business Administration Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Our client is a multinational provider of housing equipment for the agricultural market. For the expansion of our clients Kenyan subsidiary in Nairobi we are looking at the earliest opportunity for a dedicated Business Administration Manager in Kenya.

For this challenging position, we are looking for a leadership personality with a confident manner, a high level of communicative skills and profound economical knowledge, which ideally has experience in similar positions.

After a detailed briefing, you lead the Kenyan branch organizationally. In addition to self-responsible project handling, you are responsible for personnel matters, for the after sales department as well as for the management of the warehouse. In addition, you analyze the market activity and are responsible for the company's development in Kenya. You carry out your tasks from the location of our subsidiary in Nairobi.

We assume the willingness to move to Nairobi and to intensive travel activity as well as the knowledge of spoken and written English. In order to fulfill this challenging task, self-initiative and the ability to self-organization are important prerequisites. Organizational skills, independent work and a high degree of self-motivation and flexibility round off your profile for this responsible Occupation. We guarantee a sufficient period of training with financial security. For this job we are offering €50.000 gross per year, excluding benefits such as housing, car and insurance.

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Expiring: Jan 26, 2018
Farm Manager in Senegal (Cassava) , Senegal

JobnetAfrica has been retained by an international investor in agribusiness and farming which has started developing and operating agriculture and food projects in Africa. A Farm Manager is required for a large scale Greenfield commercial farming operation in Senegal.

Characteristic of the project:
• Project developed by a leading pan African group
• Consists of cultivating Tuber crop for starch production
• Project Greenfield : land process almost finalized, feasibility done, conception & design study are expected to start in the next weeks
• Land development and irrigation system setup are due in Q1 2018

Responsibilities:
• Working closely with the contractors (land development and irrigation system provider) in order to achieve the design and conception plans
• Defining the agronomic strategy and planning in order to meet production targets
• Being in charge of all farming activities (planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, HR of farming staff, farming equipment maintenance, etc.)
• Improvement processes
• Implement and maintain SOP’s
• Quality of products
• Make sure all facilitating departments are working optimal

Requirements:
• Track record in similar project (Tubers like cassava, potatoes, taro, etc.)
• Degree in agriculture is helpful but not a must (business administration is fine)
• Logistics or project management experience needed
• Ability to build support from community
• Comfortable working in multicultural teams in a foreign environment
• Experience in managing large scale farms (1 000 Ha and more)
• Proven capacity to lead team of agricultural engineers and technicians
• Willing to live in land-locked area
• At least 10 years of work experience as a farm manager
• African working experience an advantage, not a must
• Good understanding of and experience in production planning and distribution management
• Experienced in process management and optimization
• Experience in HR management (performance evaluation, remuneration, promotions)
• Excels at networking and building strong relationships at senior levels in the government and governmental institutions
• Strong in communication, guiding his team, networking with governmental bodies and reporting to stakeholders.
• Ability to think strategically, plan, implement and deliver outcomes
• Superior negotiation skills and ability to convince and make a point to his peers
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), French preferred

Package offered:
• Competitive wages
• Accommodation on site
• Transport
• International insurance
• Flights
• 30 days paid leave a year
• The location is relatively remote and not ideal for schooling
• Start date: a.s.a.p.

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018
Land Development Director in Senegal (Rice) , Senegal

JobnetAfrica has been retained by an international investor in agribusiness and farming which has started developing and operating agriculture and food projects in Africa. A Land Development Manager is required for a large scale greenfield commercial farming operation in Senegal, to be developed and fully operational in the coming 5 years.

Characteristic of the project:
• Project Greenfield : land process almost finalized, feasaibility done, conception & design study are expected to start in the next weeks
• Project developed by a leading panafrican group
• First steps are land development, civil works (buildings and infrastructures) and the irrigation works
• Land development will probably take 5 years, while agronomic production will begin during 2018
• Works could be done by external companies (under consideration)
• After the 5 years, the land development and civil works team will be in charge of the land preparation, and of maintaining the irrigation network (+buildings & infrastructures)
• Land development and infrastructure works to be launched during S2 2017

Responsibilities:
• Review the project design and lead its execution
• Participate to select and work closely with the contractors in order to achieve the design and conception plans
• Lead a team including civil works and irrigation and conduct the works related to infrastructures, land development, irrigation network, etc.
• Conception and lead works for all the buildings and civil works (including the accommodation facilities)
• Lead a team in charge of infrastructures and irrigation network maintenance

Requirements:
• No need for a degree in agriculture but civil engineering/irrigation/mechanical engineering
• Logistics or project management experience needed
• Ability to build support from community
• Experience include developing irrigation systems, bulk water supply and drainage, reservoirs
• Comfortable working in multicultural teams in a foreign environment
• Additional qualifications, specifically in finance or business admin would help
• At least 8 years of work experience in a similar role
• Experience working in Africa or other developing country
• Track record in similar project (large scale farm development)
• Proven capacity to manage contractors and lead a team of engineers, operators
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), French preferred
• Willing to live in land-locked area

Rewards:
• Competitive wages
• Accommodation on site
• Transport
• International insurance
• Flights
• 30 days paid leave a year
• The location is relatively remote and not ideal for schooling
• Start date: asap

Expiring: Jan 26, 2018
Sales Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Our client is a large distributor of food commodities that is expanding into the West African market. They are looking for an independent and self-motivated person to become their Sales Manager in Ghana.

Objective:
• Secure continuity and expansion of the company’s position on the Ghanaian market linked to the annual business and the companies long term plan for Africa and more specific Ghana
• Acquire new customers -in close cooperation with the local distributors/agents- and grow our business with existing customers
• Scout opportunities with larger customers and (international) chains like hotels, restaurants, retail, convenience
• Launch new products -together with the distributor/agent- on the market, support and promote the products and brands and scout opportunities in the market for new concepts and products
• Build local networks
• Make optimal use of assigned marketing budgets for brand communication and visibility in the market
• Support our distributor’s/agents in the market regarding logistic affairs, managing information and communication to and from the head office in Europe
• Support the Area Manager Africa on a day to day base in the local market and report on a weekly basis e.g. results, opportunities.
• Competences: can convince and influence, relation/network manager, entrepreneurial, commercial and promotional skills
• Price and trade term negotiation is NOT the responsibility of the sales manager
• Activation, Initiation and out roll promotions

What we are looking for:
• Local employee - Ghana based an National
• ‘Neutral’ attitude and background with respect to religion, tribes, politics.
• International attitude - with respect for being able to work locally for a European company
• Should have experience in FMCG sales and business development, preferably for a larger company
• Somebody that can work around and be accepted by the local distributors and agents
• Should have sales/promotion/market execution experience and a sales/customer network in the Ghanaian market
• Should have experience with working with agents/distributors
• Next to local language(s)/dialect(s) should be sufficient in English (both written and oral), French is a nice extra.

What is on offer:
• One-year contract, with possible extension
• Standalone job with loads of traveling
• Competitive package

Expiring: Jan 01, 2018