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Animal nutritionist / Technical Sales Manager , Uganda

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

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

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

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

Education level
• Preferable MSc in Animal Nutrition
• Drivers license

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

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

Expiring: Feb 19, 2019
Business Data Analyst in Ghana , Ghana

Our client who is focussing on improving farmer and community livelihoods, is seeking a Business Data Analyst for their office in Ghana. This person will develop analysis and reporting capabilities. He will also monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements in purchases, interpretation of data and validate reconciliation to purchases.

The data analyst is a highly trained professional who performs the analysis, running various mathematical calculations to determine how the data samples might best be applied to profit the business. Most importantly, the data analyst evaluates risk; culling statistical information to determine whether a company is accidentally harming itself or in line with business strategy and goal.

Tasks and responsibilities

- Acquire data from all Functions within the company
- Maintain databases/data systems
- Use technical expertise to cull data through advanced computerized models and extrapolate data patterns.
- Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
- Liaise with all functions mangers to capture data, Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.
- Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
- Filter and “clean” data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems
- Work with management to prioritize business and information needs
- Validate reconciliation to purpose using appropriate data analytics

Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Computer Science or Information Management.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in management, maintenance and engineering
- Preferably in a food manufacturing environment
- Proven working experience as a data analyst or business data analyst
- Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
- Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc), databases (SQL etc), programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks)
- Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc)
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
- Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings

Expiring: Feb 08, 2019
Financial Accountant in South Africa , South Africa

For our client, who is a food producing company, we are recruiting a Financial Accountant in South Africa.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Financial Accountant is responsible for managing an effective and efficient operation of the financial reporting and accounting function.
He/she is responsible for the financial administration of the entity, including the ledger management and control, administrative organization and application management (financial systems and records), accounting, statistics, recalculations, project administration and overall reconciliations of all GL accounts. In addition provides the business management with accurate and reliable internal financial information and external financial statements regarding the performance and the valuation of the business for various stakeholders.

The Financial Accountant is responsible for the financial statements, internal controls, systems and management reports and income & expenses statements within the OpCo. He/she participates in the relevant budgeting processes, and manages the day-to-day accounting activities in accordance with the company's accounting policies and procedures.

JOB CONTEXT
The Financial Accountant supports and assists the OpCo Controller by providing management information. In this role, the function acts as the operational conscience and the eyes and ears of management. Misinformation can lead to decisions, which in the medium term may adversely affect the business results.
He / she works closely with the Opco Controller on all accounting, reporting, and financial disclosure matters and consult often with relevant stakeholders, and confers with his / her peer Tax Manager, Treasury Manager as well as the Business Control Managers.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Accounting & Reporting
• Manages accounts payable, accounts receivable and the maintenance of the general ledger, including account reconciliations, and the production of various financial reports and statements (supporting the OpCo Controller in the preparation of financial statements and budgets), in order to provide accurate and timely financial information to management
• Prepares and/or reviews projections of accounting data to show effects of proposed changes on income and financial condition of the OpCo
• Ensures timely and correct financial disclosures for internal and external reporting

Management information and advice
• Prepares the business analyses, including management reports, stock turnover, purchasing and costs
• Identifies and flags significant operational / financial variances, and determines reasons for variances
• Advises management about possible improvements in the business
• Assists the OpCo Controller with Treasury and taxation
• Monitors the debtors and determines the liquidity planning in cooperation with the Treasury Manager when applicable
• Ensures appropriate treasury and tax accounting when applicable, in cooperation with the relevant managers

Management
• Drafts working instructions for the staff in accordance with the company’s financial policies and procedures; where necessary, assists with daily activities; Ensures financial controls are in place and being followed
• Assists the OpCo Controller and may cover tasks in his/her absence.

Governance
• Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, the reporting & accounting strategy and with accounting standards, and applicable rules & regulations. Follows all IFRS and Dutch GAAP developments closely and implements new or revised accounting policies and procedures if necessary
• Responsible for the overall control of the financial administration, monitors enforcement of guidelines and guidance of all administrative processes of the entity, in order to achieve full compliance with all relevant (financial) standards.

Projects:
• May participate in reporting and accounting matters of major projects, within corporate guidelines, in order to realise reporting and accounting objectives in these projects.

Audits
• Prepares (financial) audits, ensures all relevant financial information is available for internal and external Auditors

COMPETENCIES
• Timeliness, accuracy and reliability of all periodic and ad-hoc reporting and management information
• Cash / debt / liquidity position
• Departmental performance, employee wellbeing (e.g. sickness absence rate, staff turnover, etc.)
• Level of compliance / non-conformities
• Interpretation and analytical skills

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s, Degree Accounting
• 4 – 6 years’ working experience
• Manufacturing industry background
• ERP system is a hard requirement, M3 would be advantage
• In depth knowledge in General Accounting Plan and Tax legislation
• Specific Knowledge in accounting, finance and commercial law
• IT Skills at advanced level: Ms Office and specific programs.

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

Expiring: Jan 24, 2019
Marketing & Communication assistant (internship) , Netherlands

Who is NABC and what do we stand for?
NABC is the leading organization for trade and investment facilitation for Africa. Based in the Netherlands, we strongly believe that the private sector has a crucial role to play towards an Africa that is economically thriving and globally competitive in trade and investment. NABC’s purpose is to inform, inspire, catalyze and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities. We are a member-driven organisation with over 350 member companies and longstanding partnerships with representative bodies. The main activities of NABC include:
 Organizing trade missions to and from many African countries.
 Organizing networking events, conferences and knowledge sessions about doing business in Africa.
 Strategic programs to strengthen the positioning and role of Dutch businesses in Africa.
 Customized services, such as position papers, consultancy and individual matchmaking.
 The Africa Works! Conference: http://www.africaworks.nl/

For more about NABC you can check out nabc.nl or watch our corporate video.
We are looking for a marketing and communication talent to reinforce our team in The Hague. Are you interested in a dynamic internship in an international business environment, and in playing a crucial role in the success of our foundation and in the socio-economic development of African countries? At NABC, interns are given many opportunities to take on the full responsibilities of their tasks.

Task description
 NABC website: keep it up to date with valuable content, by providing our network with latest news about upcoming events or trade missions, and with news about doing business in Africa
 Creating promotional communication material: this includes the development of flyers and presentations and the design of all marketing tools.
 Provide content and lay-out for NABC’s bi-weekly newsletter and send it out to all our members and other business contacts.
 Consolidating and improving NABC’s presence and visibility on social media channels: LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter
 Online & Offline Marketing and Communication support to your colleagues before and during their events

Join our team in The Hague for a 6-month internship as a Marketing & Communication assistant
(HBO/WO level)

Requirements
 You are in the final stages of HBO/WO education, in a relevant educational field
 Familiar with the professional use of social media
 Familiar with design tools, such as InDesign
 A working proficiency in Dutch or English, preferably both. French is an absolute bonus
 Able to work independently, and in a team, with an eye for detail and a ‘hands-on’ mentality,
 Required to be available for 6 months to complete the internship and eligible to study/ work in the Netherlands
 You are available 5 days per week.

Application details:
 Remuneration: € 400 per month on a fulltime basis
 Starting date 1st februari 2019

Are you interested in becoming a Marketing & Communication assistant in the Netherlands? 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: Jan 22, 2019
Project Manager in South Africa , South Africa

Our client, who is an international business association based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is looking for a Project Manager – Market Entry Services to join their team.

The business development department offers market entry support. This includes the provision of market information, as well as the conduction of services like business partner searches, market studies, delegations and trade fair support. The project manager is responsible for acquisition and implementation of projects and services.

Job description
- Responding to general market entry requests
- Project acquisition, budgeting, planning and execution
- Implementation of activities, like trade fair promotion, delegations and research
- Reporting and cost calculation
- General project administration within the business development department

Skill Requirements
- (University) qualification in business/ administration/ finance
- Experience in project management
- Extensive knowledge of MS-Office programs
- Highly organized team-player
- Self-motivated, creative thinking, problem solving
- Fluent in written and spoken English language
- German language skills are an important advantage
- Ability to build, maintain and extend industry-specific networks
- Ability to present to an audience/ extensive communication skill

What we offer
We offer an autonomously working environment within an experienced and friendly team, international driven with varied tasks. We offer a competitive salary.

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

Expiring: Feb 15, 2019
Program Manager in Zambia , Zambia

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 a disability.

FUNCTION
The Program Manager reports to the Director of Programs to coordinate all joint R4/WFP and Heifer Zambia projects in the province and the overall responsibilities for the project’s implementation management. (S)he will assist the Director of Programs in the development and implementation of the project’s operational plan and budget and provide leadership and direction to the processes of effective and efficient long, medium, and short-term planning, project delivery, and resource (human, material, time, and finance) management.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Alertness; Availability; Boldness; Cautiousness; Creativity; Decisiveness; Dependability; Determination; Diligence; Enthusiasm; Flexibility; Resourcefulness; Self-Control; Openness to learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Program Management and Coordination (35%)
- Lead in the preparation of well-designed annual work plans and budgets, alongside project reports compatible with the priorities and orientations of Heifer Zambia Country Program and those of the donor - WFP.
- Develop effective Project Management Plans (Communication, Risks, Procurement, Stakeholder).
- Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with Director of Programs and other Key stakeholders regularly.
- Coordinate the effective and efficient management of:
* Project scope
* Project schedule
* Project budget
* Project risks

DELIVERABLE
- Well-managed project scope, schedule, and budget.
- High-quality and timely project services and products delivered.
- High-quality and timely reports written and submitted.
- Deliverables and services aligned with donor requirements.
- Established and strengthened collaboration with relevant Government Ministries, donor, and other relevant stakeholders.

Capacity Building, Skills and Program Development (15%)
- Identify staff skill gaps and develop a capacity building plan.
- Sensitize and train farmers, staff and other key stakeholders on:
- Shared and personal leadership
- Conflict management
- Effective communication
- Reporting (financial and narrative)
- Climate Smart Agriculture

DELIVERABLE
- Skilled farmers, staff and other project stakeholders.
- Adequate, timely and good quality resources (material, human & finance) available for project delivery.
- Well-equipped offices and staff.

Management of Human Resources and Personnel Development (20%)
- Provide leadership and technical support to the staff at the Provincial office.
- Coach and mentor project staff.
- Create a conducive work environment for staff.
- Organize periodic team building sessions and motivate staff.
- Create awareness and ensure staff compliance with existing policies and procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Documented staff performance reviews with requisite recommendations to the Director of Programs for decision-making.
- Established deeper insights on project staff requirements and compliance with global HPI practices and policies shared with the Director of Programs for quick decision-making.
- An established enabling work environment.

Financial Management and Budget Control (10%)
- Supervise and monitor project expenditure within the provisional project budgets.
- Monitor the project budget as committed by the donor.
- Re-enforce compliance to stated accounting practices, policies, and procedures including procurements.
- Monitor budget variance with respect to schedules and deliverables.

DELIVERABLE
- Well-formulated Activity-based budgets.
- High-quality and timely financial reports submitted to HQ and donor.
- Clean IRAPs and annual project audits.
- Re-enforced compliance with financial processes, procedures, practices and policies.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Documentation (15%)
- With the support of MELs Manager develop an appropriate system of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.
- Periodically monitor project progress against set milestones using Key Performance Indicators
- Identify risks and manage them timely.
- Identify and escalate issues.

DELIVERABLE
- A developed and functional MEL system in place.
- Documented milestones from the process and results monitoring carried-out on a monthly and quarterly basis respectively.
- Narrative reports on project results and impact are tracked, analyzed, documented and shared every semester.
- A documented baseline, mid-term and End line evaluation reports for the project.
- Project closed, and all resources disposed of/transitioned

May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)
- Set expectations met as assigned by the supervisor.


Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration, and Development Studies plus at least Seven (7) years of job-related experience.

Preferred Requirements
- Master’s Degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration or another related field, and Development Studies and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in rural development in Zambia or a Minimum of three (3) years management level work experience

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations.
- Experience with the NGO/PVO approach, and knowledge of global sustainable development essential;
- Skilled with computers as a tool for word processing, database, e-mail, spreadsheets, and organizing.
- Licensed driver

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with persons in farm, church, and administrative settings.
- Demonstrated ability to use participatory management skills with junior and senior country office and field staff.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Demonstrated ability to work with advisory and governing boards.
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English.
- Willingness to travel extensively.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Manager in Zambia? 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: Jan 23, 2019

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