Program Manager in Tunisia , Tunisia

Job Purpose
Contribute to delivering the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS) for Tunisia within the one program approach in close co-operation with the local partners and in accordance with Oxfam 2020 vision. With the support of the Country Director, lead in designing, developing and delivering effective strategies and development programs to improve governance, gender justice and civil society space in Tunisia as well as potential new areas of work. Ensure quality delivery of externally funded programs. Foster co-operation between Oxfam affiliates. Be an active member of the country Senior Management Team (SMT).

Post conditions
Type of contract: Fixed term contract (1 year)
Contract Duration: One year renewable
Working hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis, Tunisia
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisia
Reporting line: Country Director
Staff reporting to this post: Program Officer(s), Project Coordinator(s), MEAL Officer(s)
Internal Job Grading: C1
Starting date: As soon as possible

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Program design, planning and Delivery
 Ensure and be accountable for the quality design, implementation, management and monitoring of the Oxfam program in Tunisia. This includes accomplishing program and project objectives, monitoring the progress of the Tunisia strategy and annual plan including the planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects, related to both the management of Oxfam budget for partner support, and the development and management of externally funded programs and managing potential constraints such as: costs, time, scope and quality.
 In coordination and with the support of the CD, access and use shared services as well as knowledge networks for program support.
 Contribute to the strategic reflections on Oxfam’s program work in Tunisia and in relation to the region and to global dynamics and enhance cross-regional dynamics.
 Contribute to the sign-off process when relevant of media and advocacy statements, and contribute as appropriate to the policy lines as per the country influencing strategy.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
 Lead and coordinate support to MEAL strategies and plans: Proactively lead and coordinate support for Oxfam and partner teams in designing and ensuring the operationalization and implementation of effective and participatory MEAL strategies and plans at all levels in line with Oxfam standards.
 Assure quality of program and projects: Provide assurance and control of the quality in terms of MEAL of program and project that is appropriate to the context and in line with Oxfam standards.
 Manage the Oxfam program team in Tunisia, and in general be responsible for HR tasks in relation to the team (etc). This includes having work meetings with program staff, teambuilding, staff coaching & development, day to day line-management, performance interviews, being responsible for the recruitment and selection processes for new program staff, etc.).
 Empower and provide a steer to Program Officers on their respective programs and ensure linking and learning happens between the members of the team, and within the organization. Also promote linking & learning between counterparts and key stakeholders.
 Actively participate in the Tunisia Senior Management Team.

Resource Mobilization
 In close coordination with the Country Director and the Business Development and Funding Coordinator, actively seek and participate in fundraising initiatives and negotiate funding opportunities for the Tunisia program. Develop and implement projects and programs that potential back-donors could finance.
 Provide support in planning for participatory programme/project design: In close collaboration with funding team, guide and support CMT and program teams in planning for programme, project, and proposal design. This includes promoting and supporting early engagement and active participation of partners, primary change agents, and of Oxfam and partner PQ staff in program and project identification and design.
 Actively engage in discussions with partners and other stakeholders on fostering external funding opportunities.

Institutional Responsibilities
 Ensure adherence and compliance of the country program to agreed Oxfam policies and management standards.
 Ensure adherence to the Oxfam code of conduct, security guidelines and health & safety.
 As needed and by delegation from the Country Director, represent Oxfam in relevant fora and meetings with donors, partners or other stakeholders in relation to the Tunisia program.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
The Program Manager is a dynamic and strong personality with high standards on norms and values. He/she is an inspiring coach for his/her team, knows his/her way with budget steering and has experience in running an office day to day. He/she has excellent networking skills and knows how to build and maintain relationships with donors. He/she is also able to work in a political environment.

 A university level education in a relevant field
 At least 8 years experience in international development, program management and participatory strategy development
 Proven experience in leading teams, people management and creative human resource management as well as change management. Specific experience in line management, facilitation and coaching.
 Proven analytical skills and the capacity to think strategically
 Familiarity with management in a complex organizational structures and multi-country programming
 Knowledge of the Tunisia specific context or experience in working in countries in transition as well as a significant knowledge of the thematic areas of work of Oxfam in Tunisia
 Experience in representing an organization at senior level to civil society organizations, government, donors, etc
 Experience in policy and advocacy work at local, national and international levels
 Financial management skills to monitor the operational budget and the ability to identify relevant investment area
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French and Arabic, to motivate, influence and negotiate
 Experience in fundraising and in contract management of donor funded projects
 Human rights-based approach – Gender sensitivity
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter & curriculum vitae) no later than Wednesday 15th November, 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.

Oxfam is an equal opportunity Organization.

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Expiring: Nov 15, 2017
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)

▪ 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.

 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

 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.

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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


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.

- 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