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Financial Director , South Africa

Our client is a cassava processor with operations in Mozambique and active projects leading to an expansion into West Africa in the near future. Its mission is to become a Pan-African cassava processor that strengthens and transforms African agricultural through ethical and sustainable sourcing. Their key differentiator is the approach and a unique mobile processing technology that enables a significant direct impact on small holding farmers and their families whilst guaranteeing highest quality products.

The Financial Director will work directly with the Managing Director to identify, evaluate and setup new operations across sub-Saharan Africa and to manage existing and new operations. The position will involve three primary functions:
(1) support the Managing Director on investment planning (for new operational sites and countries or expansion projects);
(2) consolidate the financials of various companies (company per country operating in plus main holding company);
(3) support financial and operational staff within each country.

The vacancy is open strictly to French speaking candidates, willing to be based/located in South Africa (Pretoria) for the first year and after this based in West Africa (Ivory Coast or Nigeria)

Requirements:
▪ Must be a Chartered Accountant (CA)SA
▪ Master degree in accounting or business administration will be an advantage
▪ Relevant degree/tertiary education
▪ Minimum 10 years’ financial management and/or business experience
▪ Knowledge of the African continent ▪ Proven record as CFO for major company or division of a medium to large corporation
▪ Good communication skills
▪ Planning and organizing skills
▪ Ability to analyse and interpret information

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

Expiring: Dec 15, 2017
Group CFO in South Africa , South Africa

Our clients vision is to unlock the potential of African agriculture through food processing, whilst they transform the lives of millions of Africans economically, socially and spiritually.

Currently our client has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, well-motivated and driven individual to fill a role of Group Chief Financial Officer in Pretoria, South Africa.

The individual will be a member of the Board of Directors and work very closely with the Chief Executive Officer and will need to have a strong social fiber as the company’s vision is to reform Africa through its businesses, all the way from the farm to the consumer.

The candidate must share the vision of wanting to impact the continent economically, socially and spiritually. They must also be willing to institute growth across a variety of spectrums, as they take full accountability of financial function, as well as IT. There is an expectation of sound values and high morale coupled with a true sense of caring for Africa and its people.

The overall contributor of this role is to take fully accountability for Foods Business financial planning, accounting principles, and financial operations of the company, including the development of a financial strategy of the group. The individual would also manage the financial aspect of mergers and acquisitions, including but not limited to representing the Foods business to investors.

Critical elements:
o Proven record as CFO for major company or division of a medium to large corporation
o Must be a Chartered Accountant
o Minimum 10 years financial management and/or business experience
o Knowledge and love of the African continent, and its people
o French speaking is important, and other foreign languages would be an advantage
o Strong Christian ethos as non-negotiable

The vacancy is open strictly to French speaking candidates, willing to be based/located in South Africa (Pretoria). Preference given to BEE candidates.

Are you interested in becoming a Group CFO in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 07, 2017
Chief Technology Officer in West Africa , West Africa

Position: Chief Technology Officer / West Africa
Country/Regional Name: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, based in Ghana
Reporting to: Regional Director, West Africa
Grade: Business Head (Grade 1)

Our client, a leading global commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain management company, is seeking a a Chief Technical Officer to lead on all technology development and integration for its fast growing business in West Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria) and wil be based in Ghana. By leveraging technology, the CTO will help to standardize and streamline the service delivery, which includes an expanding range of products and services, to their network of over 250,000 smallholder farmers across West Africa.

In order for a ‘commercial expansion’ to be successful, the client must bring standardisation to their product offerings, the people and training on these products and knowledge management. The CTO will be required to solve a number of business problems:
1. Data Mining: How do we seamlessly integrate data collected from multiple input sources and systems into the same platform. How do we draw value from and use technology to make decisions on large quantities of data available from different sources?
2. Spatial economics problem: We are far from our consumers, connectivity to IT and telecoms is basic and technology is rudimentary.
3. How do we move from a largely bricks and mortar to a tech-enabled, Bricks and Click business? How do we move from legacy systems based on centralised computing to mobile money enabled point of sale systems which can operate in rural areas.
4. How do we move into new age technology to provide us with regular and reliable real time information on inventory, sales (including point of sale, credit and mobile money systems), people movements etc?
5. How do we integrate our various systems to provide a single user interface which is robust enough to work in rural areas.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Integration of various systems (IT & business processes) to deliver a common usable interface
 Support, through technology, the decision making process and visibility of the process both at field level and at headquarters
 Scout for new emerging rural/low tech systems that allow mobile money, POS, credit decision making at field level
 Evaluate existing systems in house and manage an offshore tech team to achieve business goals
 Negotiate to get value from service providers and outsourcing agencies
 Ability to support lifetime value creation of the systems being adopted and clearly demonstrates value versus costs of the IT systems
 Create a design process with a shortened life cycle to provide IT solution to problem in business
 Evaluate business strategy and long term requirements to ensure that systems does not become obsolete
 Support SAP implementation when West Africa SAP process begins

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
 Bachelors in technology plus Masters in Management
 Minimum 10 years’ experience in the Information Technology arena
 Systems integration experience, ideally as a Chief Technical Officer
 Tech background (ideally from startup environment) combined with business knowledge
 Experience managing offshore service providers
 Strong business development and negotiation skills
 Appreciation of the rural tech environment
 Interested in Africa and staying in Africa

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

Expiring: Nov 17, 2017
Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid , Nigeria

On behalf of Caritas international (Ci), the Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH) is looking for a Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid (m/f) for the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) in Abuja, to start as soon as possible.

The German Caritas Association (Deutsche Caritasverband – DCV) is the charitable organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany. Caritas international (Ci) is the globally active development agency of the German Caritas Association. Every year, Ci provides support for approximately 1,000 aid projects worldwide, regard-less of the religion, ethnic identity or nationality of those affected.

The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) and its diocesan structures provide innovative emergency and transitional aid for victims of the displacement crisis in the north-east of the country. Given the urgent need, the field of emergency response is to be expanded, in order to implement projects in humanitarian aid and transitional aid in north-east Nigeria more effectively.

Your tasks include:
 You will travel regularly in the project region and advise the local project partners on needs assessment, project conception and the preparation of funding applications to public sponsors.
 You will support the local partners in the management and implementation of projects, reporting (narrative and financial) and the execution of project agreements and administrative guidelines, as well as in the co-ordination process with the UN system.
 You will coordinate activities with the international Caritas network and with other humanitarian agents.
 You will provide support to the ongoing aid programmes and projects by monitoring the content and ad-ministration, prepare reports on the expenditure of funds for public sponsors (e.g. ECHO, AA, EU) and compile case reports.
 Through budget monitoring, you will ensure that the financial administration standards are complied with and provide support in audits.
 You will train local development workers and managers to execute the emergency aid projects in accord-ance with international standards and relevant donor regulations.
 You will support Ci in relevant coordination meetings locally (German embassy, EU) and in public rela-tions work.

Your profile
 You have successfully completed a university degree or training in a commercial profession.
 You have at least three years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian aid or development cooperation, ideally acquired in the region.
 You have practical professional experience in planning, managing and supervising complex aid pro-grammes.
 You possess applied business management knowledge and relevant practical experience.
 You have sound knowledge of programme and project management (PME, PCM).
 You have already successfully carried out training and consulting tasks.
 You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with a variety of local and international players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
 You have a business-fluent command of German and English. Ideally, you also have good French lan-guage skills.
 You identify with the objectives and substance of Caritas international or are actively prepared to familiar-ise yourself with these and to make them your own.
 You are a member of a Christian church and are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGEH offers
The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catho-lics for Development Cooperation. For more than 50 years, we have been looking after development work-ers who wish to take the opportunity to work in a meaningful role in the service of local development agents. AGEH will support you by providing:
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Two-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Develop-ment Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individ-ual advice

We look forward to receiving your application by 01/11/2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Consultant for Emergency and Transitional Aid in Nigeria? 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: Nov 01, 2017
Program Director in CAR , Central African Republic

For the Cordaid Country office in Central African Republic, Bangui, Cordaid is looking for a Program Director

Introduction

Cordaid has 30 years of experience in the Central African Republic, working with civil society partners and the Catholic Church on both emergency relief and long term development programs. In 2008 Cordaid decided to become operational itself in CAR, and opened offices in the provinces (Nana Mamberé) as well as in Bangui to carry out health programs through the performance based financing approach. The health program gradually expanded and was fledged out by activities in the field of Education, Security and Justice, Relief, Resilience and Food Security. The office was temporarily suspended in the fall of 2015 due to a periodically worsening security situation. In northern parts of the country relief operations are still necessary, whereas in other parts a shift can be made to longer term development. Donors (EU, Dutch Government, DFID, World Bank, UN agencies) now make larger funds available to enable flexible operations. Cordaid is known as a reputable partner and stands to attract significant donor funding.

The program, therefore, is expanding with investments in 2015 to the tune of € 5 mio expected to grow towards € 8 mio in 2018, staffing now at 6 expats (1 vacancy) and 100+ national staff over 4 offices, including the central office in Bangui.

Position and responsibility

The Program Director will be supervised by the Country Director in CAR and reports directly to him. He/she supervises the Program Managers and the Project Management Unit managers.

Specific objectives

Strategy, Program Development & Management

- Translate global strategic goals of Cordaid to goals and targets for developing products, services and for the development of the role as national and local expert;
- Formulate strategy proposals to strengthen Cordaid’s position for delivering high level technical assistance and to strengthen Cordaid’s reputation for research and innovation;
- Formulate strategy and program developments and continuously work on improving quality of products and services;
- Explore opportunities and facilitate Resource Development business planning;
- Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally;
- Implement long-term and short-term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of a diverse set of private and governmental donors;
- Ensure strong grants management to create trust and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased credibility.
- Ensure porgram quality through continuous Monitoring and Evaluation on results.

Leadership & Management
- Promote Cordaid’s vision, mission, core Values and key standards and practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of Cordaid CAR strategies and work;
- Co/Lead (with the Country Director) SMT and ensure diverse representation on the leadership team;
- In coordination with HR: implement intentional capacity building of national staff with an eye to increasing Central African staff in positions of leadership;
- Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place to implement office strategy and operational plans;
- Review and approve Cordaid’s succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plans are updated and executed;
- Promote and participate in talent and leadership development initiatives, including those for staff at management levels in the field and at the Country office level;
- Lead and manage Cordaid’s team in a way that facilitates a high-performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity;
- Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office;
- Develop and ensure the implementation and compliance to Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion Cordaid’s leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on a mid –term and annual basis for the whole organization;
- Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees;
- Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;
- Visit field projects frequently to encourage, build relationships and support CORDAID programs;
- Ensure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity-building plan.

Communication, Representation & Advocacy
- Represent Cordaid CAR and engage and build strategic alliances with the government of the country, major donor agencies, Cordaid HQ, non-governmental agencies, churches, media and other external stakeholders;
- Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need;
- Strengthen awareness of Cordaid’s (CAR) program both within and outside of Cordaid;
- Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing a strong donor experience and acquisition of funds;
- Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

Financial Management, Financial and Operational Audit Compliance
- Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit scores;
- Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions;
- Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports;
- Manage overall financial integrity of the program to Cordaid funds, the government and other stakeholders;
- Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Security and Safety Awareness
- Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies (at least within Cordaid operational area);
- Review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan,) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors;
- Develop with the team a disaster preparedness plan, contingency and risk assessments at all levels and ensure that the team is familiar with and abide by it;
- Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Social Science, Project Management, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, etc) or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant years of experience;
- Knowledge of the mission, vision, values, goals, structure, regions and the strategy of Cordaid;
- Social/Communication skills to advise, train and facilitate multi stakeholder processes;
- Social/Communication skills to acquire and to deal with multiple complex assignments;
- Experience managing large and complex operations and in complex emergency contexts;
- Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors, as well as a strong ability to partner and position for complex grants;
- Experience in leading local fundraising, including management responsibilities preferably over the areas of fundraising with major private donors and Governments;
- Significant management experience (general/operational) where there is evidence of both accountability and managerial know-how, and high-quality delivery of results;
- Strong ability to engage externally with government, donors, UN agency leads, partners and other stakeholders; evidence of building coalitions and engaging externally to influence policy and strategic directions;
- Strong written and spoken skills in French and English;
- Experience with Cordaid and understanding of the UN Cluster system would also be an asset;
- Able to interact with a variety of individuals and ethnic groups;
- Negotiation abilities with government representatives;
- Consultative approach and be a good and active listener;
- Have worked in conflict settings; Africa experience is an asset with a demonstrated understanding of the context and cultures of the continent.

Specifics of station
Office based in Bangui with frequent travel to the field. This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 1 year starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attn. of mr S. Hicuburundi before 22 october 2017.

An assessment might be part of the procedure.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Director in CAR? 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: Oct 22, 2017
Directeur du bureau de dialogue en RD Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) recherche, pour le compte de Misereor, un directeur / une directrice expérimenté(e) dans la coopération ecclésiastique au développement
en Afrique, pour son bureau de dialogue et de liaison à Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo, pour une prise de poste en février 2018.

Directeur/directrice du bureau de dialogue et de liaison de Misereor en République démocratique du Congo

Depuis 1959, l’organisation caritative épiscopale soutient de nombreuses organisations et institutions, la plupart ecclésiastiques, dans le domaine de d’aide au développement en République démocratique du Congo. Étant donné le nombre élevé et croissant d’exigences à satisfaire en termes de qualité des missions, des rapports et des procédures, il est nécessaire d’intensifier le dialogue entre Misereor et ses partenaires. En étroite concertation avec ses principaux partenaires nationaux, Misereor a donc mis en place en 2005 un bureau de dialogue et de liaison (BDL) dans la capitale congolaise, Kinshasa. Pour diriger le BDL, nous recherchons un(e) professionnel(le) expérimenté(e) dans le domaine de la coopération ecclésiastique au développement en Afrique.

Le BDL a pour objectif d’améliorer la coopération et le dialogue avec les partenaires actuels et de nouveaux partenaires potentiels ainsi que les institutions en République démocratique du Congo, de renforcer les liens entre les partenaires et de faire avancer les priorités en matière de développement des organisations partenaires et de Misereor.
Le BDL, interlocuteur compétent disponible sur place, soutient les organisations partenaires pour toutes les questions relevant de la conception, de la mise en oeuvre et de l’évaluation de projets de développement. Le BDL entretient un dialogue intense avec le secrétariat de la Conférence épiscopale congolaise et d’autres structures de développement centrales de l’Église locale, d’autres organisations allemandes et internationales de l’aide au développement présentes en République démocratique du Congo, ainsi que l’ambassade d’Allemagne. Son pilotage est assuré par le département Afrique de Misereor.

Votre nouvelle mission
Vous contribuez dans une large mesure à améliorer le dialogue entre Misereor et ses partenaires congolais. Vous permettez à Misereor de discuter en profondeur de sa politique de soutien avec ses principaux partenaires congolais et vous permettez aux partenaires ecclésiastiques en République démocratique du Congo d’accéder plus facilement aux autres organisations de développement.

• Vous conseillez les partenaires de Misereor en matière de conception et de mise en oeuvre de projets, pour l’étude d’impact, l’évaluation et le développement de l’organisation. Vous informez les partenaires de la politique de soutien de Misereor, ainsi que des exigences à satisfaire pour les dépôts de demande et les rapports. Vous soutenez l’organisation de manifestations sur des priorités thématiques et, en cas de besoin, accompagnez les différents partenaires sur une longue période.
• Vous identifiez des conseillers et formateurs locaux qualifiés, à même d’aider efficacement les partenaires congolais dans leur travail de développement.
• Vous renforcez les échanges d’expérience et les liens entre les partenaires de Misereor.
• Vous soutenez les partenaires congolais dans leur travail de lobbying national et international pour la défense des pauvres et soutenez leur contribution aux processus politiques et sociaux.
• Vous échangez régulièrement avec d’autres oeuvres caritatives, notamment les membres de la CIDSE (réseau catholique de coopération internationale pour le développement et la solidarité).
• Vous représentez Misereor dans le cercle des organisations allemandes d’aide au développement à Kinshasa et auprès de l’ambassade d’Allemagne.
• Vous participez au développement des axes prioritaires de Misereor en République démocratique du Congo ainsi qu’aux initiatives relevant du travail de relations publiques, de formation et de lobbying en matière de politique de développement.
• Vous soutenez l’accompagnement de visiteurs : collaborateur/collaboratrices de Misereor, journalistes, hommes et femmes politiques, donateurs/donatrices, etc.

Votre profil
• Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures, de préférence en géographie, économie, sciences politiques, sociologie ou une autre discipline des sciences sociales ou humaines.
• Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine de la coopération au développement et du conseil aux partenaires, dans l’idéal en Afrique.
• Vous possédez au moins 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans le développement organisationnel, avec comme axe principal la planification, le monitoring et l’évaluation (PME).
• Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, des aptitudes de communication interculturelle très différenciées pour côtoyer les acteurs dans un esprit de partenariat et vous savez intervenir de manière appropriée dans un environnement ecclésiastique.
• Vous êtes suffisamment solide pour effectuer de nombreux voyages dans des conditions souvent difficiles en République démocratique du Congo.
• Vous avez une très bonne maîtrise du français à l’écrit comme à l’oral et vous avez au moins de bonnes connaissances de l’allemand.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse et appartenez à une Église chrétienne.

L’offre de l’AGEH
L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Depuis plus de 50 ans, nous accompagnons des professionnels qui souhaitent saisir l’occasion d’avoir une activité riche de sens au service des acteurs locaux du développement. L’AGEH vous épaule par:
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé

Le site de Kinshasa possède une bonne infrastructure, avec de bons soins médicaux, des établissements scolaires d’excellente qualité et un raccordement aux voies de transport internationales.
Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature en Anglais ou en Allemand.
Are you interested in becoming a Directeur du bureau de dialogue en RD Congo? 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: Oct 15, 2017