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Country Director in Nigeria , Nigeria

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is looking to fill the Country Director, Nigeria, D2 role based in Abuja, Nigeria.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Develop and oversee the implementation of country strategies, policies and plans, aligned with government, WFP and wider national and UN strategies, policies and processes as appropriate. Ensure timely and effective responses to meet changing food security and nutrition needs.
- Contribute to the development of wider WFP strategies and policies ensuring that operational realities inform planning.
- Demonstrate ownership of, promote and deploy WFP corporate initiatives and strategies.
- Hold accountability for effective management of WFP operations within the area of assignment to ensure timely and effective delivery of food assistance.
- Provide effective leadership to a Country Office to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing WFP country team.
- Identify and build productive relationships with partners at a national level, and at regional and global levels as appropriate, to raise resources for WFP and enable the effective positioning of WFP to achieve country goals.
- Actively work with government agencies to build knowledge and capacity to meet food assistance needs within the country and to prepare for and respond to hunger related emergencies.
- Under the guidance and coordination of the Resident Coordinator (RC), participate and actively contribute, as a member of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and Humanitarian Country Team (including Cluster Agency responsibilities), to strengthening of UN country coherence and promoting of joint planning to meet the zero hunger challenge.
- Build productive relationships with beneficiaries, civil societies, and national NGOs.
- Positively represent WFP in the media to build awareness and advocate for WFP activities in fighting hunger in the country.
- Take lead to ensure that evaluation, audit and compliance recommendations are efficiently implemented within the CO.
- Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
- Develop and maintain appropriate emergency preparedness plans and activities to ensure readiness and ability to take timely and appropriate actions in the event of a food assistance emergency.
- Other duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or advanced training/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- At least 15 years of relevant professional experience
- Led strategy planning and operations within a large and complex country or equivalent environment
- Gained broadening experiences through various roles in HQ, RB or CO, including as a Deputy Country Director
- Gained significant experience in management of a number of large scale, diverse and complex programmes in diverse emergency and developmental contexts
- Led in managing the finances and other support services of an office or Division
- Significant experience in developing and implementing internal controls and exercising delegation of authority in a variety of contexts
- Gained significant people leadership and management experience, effectively uniting large and diverse multi-national and multi-discipline teams by delivering on country
workforce plans
- Led significant and complex negotiations with donors/ government officials, partners, media outlets, etc. on a diverse range of issues
- Given media statements and leading news briefings to ensure appropriate representation of WFP externally in high profile situations of acute sensitivity
- Led large and complex fundraising initiatives which have had a significant positive impact within area of responsibility
- Led a large and highly complex emergency-oriented operation, in a hardship duty station

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed Term appointment, renewable.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, 30 days’ annual vacation, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance

Websites to visit before applying regarding UN salary bands: http://icsc.un.org

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
14 March 2017

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: 04/03/2017
Product Manager Mobile products , Kenya

POSITION: PRODUCT MANAGER
WORK STATION: HEAD OFFICE, NAIROBI
REPORTING TO: COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
DIRECTLY SUPERVISES: PRODUCT OWNERS
SALARY: COMPETITIVE PACKAGE

ABOUT THE CLIENT:
Their client is a young and fast growing company with the ambition and ability to transform the healthcare sector in Africa through cloud based- and mobile technology. They are a mobile health exchange where digital payment streams and information are connected to medical data, thus improving quality of care, reducing cost of care and creating transparency and accountability. Their platform is currently being installed at more than a 1000 healthcare providers throughout Kenya, and through it people are able to transfer, receive and pay with health related funds and benefits on their mobile phone.
Do you have it in you to make African healthcare leapfrog into the future? Then do read on.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:
The Product Manager will be end responsible for continuously developing, launching and tracking the success of new and improved products that our client offers to both consumers and healthcare providers. These products are often developed and marketed in close cooperation with strategic partners such as mobile telecom partners, insurance partners and NGO partners.
The Product Manager leads a cross-organizational team of “Product Owners” responsible for dedicated product lines focused on either the consumer or the healthcare provider. To be successful, the Product Manager is required to have an insatiable curiosity to understand how people think, feel and do. And, based on this thorough understanding of the customer, stakeholders and context, the candidate should have an ongoing drive to guide the Product Owners and the IT team to develop human-centered, intuitive products that will make a difference to their bottom line as they’ll as to their customers’ lives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Product Management
• Be the “voice of the customer” within the organization: you are the champion of developing human-centered, intuitive products and user interfaces within the organisation and towards their partners
• Leading by example: you constantly verify their hypotheses on what their customers want and need by going out into the field, by interacting with their existing and future customers, and by bringing back their learnings and ideas to the rest of the organization
• Develop and execute a compelling product development roadmap for both consumers and healthcare providers, ensuring a steady stream of new product launches and ongoing product improvements
• Optimize the customer journey and user interface for each of their products on a continuous basis
• Constantly measure the financial performance of and user satisfaction with their products in the market, and ensure corrective actions are taken when needed
• Leverage partnerships with mobile telecom companies, insurance companies and NGOs to gain insights and inform the product development roadmap

2. Team leadership and supervision
• Lead a cross-organizational team of “Product Owners” who are all responsible for dedicated product lines focused on either the consumer or the healthcare provider
• Responsible to set targets and monitor team member’s performance ensuring timely and regular catch-ups, continuous feedback, conduct appraisal reviews, address performance issues, monitor and support personal development plans and training needs
• On the job training and capacity building of Product Owners

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES:
1. Number of successful product launches per year
2. Number of new products in pipeline
3. Number of improvements to user interface & customer journey for all products
4. Revenue contribution of new products
5. Client satisfaction with new and existing products

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
• University degree: field of studies can be in any direction, quality of the institution is more important
• At least 7-10 years of relevant working experience in product development and/or business development
• Previous work experience as product owner in technology companies is highly valued
• Strong leadership, team management and capacity building experience

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Mature and well-rounded
• Insatiable curiosity to understand how people think, feel and do
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Highly contagious energy & drive to constantly improve their products, user interfaces and customer journeys
• Self starter
• Entrepreneurial/business acumen skills
• Ability to adapt or change to new situations and handle high levels of uncertainty
• Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to develop and maintain networks
• Capacity building and ability to develop and motivate teams
• Ability to work with cross cultural, cross organizational and diverse teams
• A commitment to the organisations mission of “Connecting Everyone, Everywhere to Better Healthcare” and its core values of Integrity, Passion, Care, and Innovation.

Expiring: 03/31/2017
Manager Mobile Healthcare products , Kenya

Fulltime, based in Nairobi with some (international) travel

Our client is a not for profit organisation known as a pioneer in development cooperation and has launched several ground breaking initiatives involving public private partnerships and innovative financing mechanisms. They have built an extensive network working with governments, both in Africa and with international donors and development organizations as well as private companies and investors. Nairobi has an office employing 45 staff.
They have developed a platform connecting patients, payers and healthcare providers through mobile technology.
They want to create a disruptive change to healthcare financing and quality in Kenya and are looking for an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial colleague to take up the challenge, join our team and lead these activities.

The Position
Our client is looking for an entrepreneurial leader for our mobile health programs. He/she should have an entrepreneurial and results-oriented mindset combined with strong teambuilding and relationship management capacities. He or she is able to lead across a variety of stakeholders from different cultures and is creative and resourceful in finding solutions especially in the digital world. The ideal candidate combines senior experience in healthcare innovations (especially product development) in developing markets and has a passion for social impact. The manager products Kenya will report to the International director.

Main Role/Responsibilities:
• Be the “voice of the customer” for mobile patient products: you are the champion of developing customer-centered, intuitive products and services in healthcare for the bottom of the pyramid in partnership with our stakeholders. Innovative financing products and digital solutions are at the core of your ideas;
• You have a deep interest in the needs of customers. You don’t mind getting your feet dirty and talk to the customers (patients and providers) in the field regularly;
• Responsible for initiating new strategic partnerships, and for building out existing key strategic partnerships with large corporate organizations (e.g. telecom companies, insurance companies, banks, hospital chains) and with leading NGOs, donors and governments;
• Lead a cross-organizational team of “Product Owners” who are all responsible for dedicated product lines focused on the consumer;
• Responsible to set targets, monitor and coach team member’s performance ensuring timely and regular catch-ups, continuous feedback, conduct appraisal reviews, address performance issues, monitor and support personal development plans and training needs

Qualification & Requirements
• At least ten years of work experience in a leadership role including business development and/or fund raising roles
• You have a relevant Master’s, MBA degree or higher
• Experience of working in healthcare, healthcare financing and/or mobile health in Kenya or other sub-Saharan countries
• Experience of working in an international environment
• Strong understanding of healthcare financing, insurance and mobile phone markets in developing countries
• Strategic, innovative approach to fund management, product development, and marketing
• Strong project management and managerial skills - result driven and able to lead and motivate a diverse group of ambitious colleagues and partners
• Excellent communication skills: an ability to interact effectively with multiple stakeholders and with people with different cultural backgrounds
• Entrepreneurial, proactive and hands-on mentality, with an enthusiasm for working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Our client offers
An excellent job opportunity in a dynamic international environment with solid terms and conditions in accordance with sector standards. You have a fulltime workweek of 40 hours, 25 days leave annually, an attractive collective pension plan and a very comprehensive collective health insurance scheme. For international candidates secondary expat benefits will apply. National and international candidates are invited to apply.

Expiring: 03/31/2017
Economic and financial analyst in Ghana , Ghana

For a programme in Ghana we are bidding for, we are currently looking for an Economic and Financial Analyst.

About the programme
The World Bank has given a loan to the Government of Ghana (GoG), to prepare an Integrated Urban Sanitation and Drainage Masterplan covering the metropolitan area of Greater Accra. The total area is about 894 square kilometres, and has a population of about 4.3 million people. Flooding and poor environmental sanitation have become significant urban problems for the area in the past decade. These problems have been exacerbated by factors such as uncontrolled population growth, unregulated development of settlements, and poorly managed land use.

The objective of the programme is to develop a comprehensive integrated urban environmental sanitation strategy and masterplan covering all 11 Metropolitan / Municipal areas within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). This masterplan must provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation, including solid and liquid waste as well as storm water runoff from the GAMA area, solve existing environmental sanitation and drainage problems, and provide guidance for the implementation of future environmental sanitation and drainage improvements. The assignment will also support preparatory activities including design and preparation of procurement documents for prioritized investments to alleviate critical problems in the GAMA area.

Job Description

Job description Financial and Economic Analyst
As Financial and Economic Analyst your day to day tasks is to take the lead in the economic and financial assessment of the investments required in order to implement the Plan over the short-term (e.g. following 5 years). In the study of alternatives, the selection should be based on the cost of investments since any one of the alternatives will obtain the benefit of improving sanitation, hygiene and good health and avoiding the occurrence of floods for the urban scenario and risk.

Candidate Specification

Requirements
- A Masters degree in a relevant field;
- At least 8 years of experience in financial and economic analysis or infrastructure and / or municipal projects
- Fluent in English
- Excellent report writing skills
- Strong communicative skills
- Regional experience is considered beneficial

Expected input is approximately 50% spread over 18 months. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: 03/30/2017
Sanitary engineer in Ghana , Ghana

For a programme in Ghana we are bidding for, we are currently looking for a Sanitary Engineer.

About the programme
The World Bank has given a loan to the Government of Ghana (GoG), to prepare an Integrated Urban Sanitation and Drainage Masterplan covering the metropolitan area of Greater Accra. The total area is about 894 square kilometres, and has a population of about 4.3 million people. Flooding and poor environmental sanitation have become significant urban problems for the area in the past decade. These problems have been exacerbated by factors such as uncontrolled population growth, unregulated development of settlements, and poorly managed land use.

The objective of the programme is to develop a comprehensive integrated urban environmental sanitation strategy and masterplan covering all 11 Metropolitan / Municipal areas within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). This masterplan must provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation, including solid and liquid waste as well as storm water runoff from the GAMA area, solve existing environmental sanitation and drainage problems, and provide guidance for the implementation of future environmental sanitation and drainage improvements. The assignment will also support preparatory activities including design and preparation of procurement documents for prioritized investments to alleviate critical problems in the GAMA area.

Job Description

Jobdescription Sanitary Engineer
As Sanitary Engineer your day to day tasks are (among others):
- Lead the urban sanitation components within the following scope of work:
- Comprehensive review and assessment of existing situation with respect to environmental sanitation in GAMA
- Develop a comprehensive integrated urban sanitation and drainage improvement strategy that will provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation and drainage
- Develop an appropriate institutional framework and action plan;
- Provide support for consensus building around the strategy, institutional framework and action plan;
- Assess and provide strategic options for improving sanitation and drainage services in GAMA
- Identify and prepare a phased program for the development of improved environmental sanitation and drainage system in GAMA in a prioritized manner;
- Identify and prepare preliminary designs for priority drainage, liquid and solid waste interventions in GAMA;
- Identify and evaluate options for improving waste water treatment management (sewage and septage/faecal sludge) and developing a viable business model and implementation arrangements for a waste water management in GAMA; and
- Support and facilitate the determination of the appropriate level of safeguards assessments that will be required for the proposed priority sanitation investments undertaken in order to ensure that the interventions are carried out in compliance with the World Bank’s safeguards policies.

Candidate Specification

Requirements
- Masters degree in a relevant field
- At least 10 years of experience in the urban sanitation sector
- Proven experience in developing sanitation masterplans or environmental assessments in an urban environment
- Good computer knowledge
- Strong report writing skills
- Fluent in written and verbal English

Expected input is approximately 50%, spread over 18 months. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: 03/30/2017
Solid waste management specialist in Ghana , Ghana

For a programme in Ghana we are bidding for, we are currently looking for a Solid Waste Management Specialist

About the programme
The World Bank has given a loan to the Government of Ghana (GoG), to prepare an Integrated Urban Sanitation and Drainage Masterplan covering the metropolitan area of Greater Accra. The total area is about 894 square kilometres, and has a population of about 4.3 million people. Flooding and poor environmental sanitation have become significant urban problems for the area in the past decade. These problems have been exacerbated by factors such as uncontrolled population growth, unregulated development of settlements, and poorly managed land use.

The objective of the programme is to develop a comprehensive integrated urban environmental sanitation strategy and masterplan covering all 11 Metropolitan / Municipal areas within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). This masterplan must provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation, including solid and liquid waste as well as storm water runoff from the GAMA area, solve existing environmental sanitation and drainage problems, and provide guidance for the implementation of future environmental sanitation and drainage improvements. The assignment will also support preparatory activities including design and preparation of procurement documents for prioritized investments to alleviate critical problems in the GAMA area.

Job Description

Jobdescription Solid Waste Management Specialist

As Solid Waste Management Specialist your day to day tasks are (among others):
Lead the solid waste management components within the following scope of work:
- Comprehensive review and assessment of existing situation with respect to environmental sanitation in GAMA
- Develop a comprehensive integrated urban sanitation and drainage improvement strategy that will provide a safe and effective management of environmental sanitation and drainage
- Develop an appropriate institutional framework and action plan;
- Provide support for consensus building around the strategy, institutional framework and action plan;
- Assess and provide strategic options for improving sanitation and drainage services in GAMA
- Identify and prepare a phased program for the development of improved environmental sanitation and drainage system in GAMA in a prioritized manner;
- Identify and prepare preliminary designs for priority drainage, liquid and solid waste interventions in GAMA;
- Identify and evaluate options for improving waste water treatment management (sewage and septage/faecal sludge) and developing a viable business model and implementation arrangements for a waste water management in GAMA; and
- Support and facilitate the determination of the appropriate level of safeguards assessments that will be required for the proposed priority sanitation investments undertaken in order to ensure that the interventions are carried out in compliance with the World Bank’s safeguards policies.

Candidate Specification

Requirements:
- Masters degree in a relevant field
- At least 10 years of experience in solid waste management sector, including;
- Significant involvement in strategy development and planning;
- Specific experience relating to both technical and institutional aspects of solid waste management systems, including;
- Experience of private sector and public management options for solid waster service provision
- Understanding of the options for primary and secondary collection, landfills and re-use options, including composting.

Expected input is approximately 50% spread over 18 months. Employment will be on freelance basis.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: 03/30/2017
4* Hotel General Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Our client, a reputable 4 star hotel in Nairobi, is looking for an experienced General Manager. The successful candidate will be fully in charge of the hotel and supervise all Head of departments. He/She will manage and maximize the hotel’s resources, achieving optimum standards of service and value to the hotel guests within profit objectives and in a manner with the company’s philosophy and policies. Experience in an International brand hotel group as a General Manager is a MUST!

Responsibilities:
• Ensure efficient and effective hotel operational systems, processes and policies
• Support management reporting information flow and business processes and organization planning
• Ensure proper care and control of property, equipment and materials
• Seek opportunities to maximize revenue for the hotel
• Ensure product and service quality operational efficiency and guest satisfaction
• Ensure staff retention by developing and managing staff skills, abilities and talents
• Work towards attaining mission and organization cultures of the hotel
• Participate in all other industry related functions that will benefit the hotel
• Support and promote marketing functions of the hotel

Qualifications/ Skills required:
• Bachelors degree or above in Hospitality
• 10 years real experience in a reputed international brand hotel group
• A natural flair for selling and sound business acumen
• Property Management Experience
• People skills and emotional intelligence

Expiring: 03/13/2017