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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
Supply Chain Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For a multinational company that is expanding their business, we are recruiting a Supply Chain Manager who leads and provides direction to District Supply Chain Leads and oversees all day-to-day supply chain activities under assigned jurisdiction. This Supply Chain Manager provides direction on all major supply chain, logistical and operational activities for all the districts under assigned jurisdiction.

The main activities include: supply chain operations, logistical process development, planning & execution, customer & client interaction / business partnership, systems / data management & reporting, and people, talent & budget management.

• Provides general oversight, guidance for all the districts supply chain planning, management of cocoa, and transportation & logistics under assigned jurisdiction
• Responsible for establishing benchmarks for comparing and monitoring supply chain & logistical activities of each district, ensuring that assets (vehicles, fuel) are efficiently deployed to enhance operations.
• Set up performance monitoring systems for each district and ensure that shrink is effectively monitored and put in place pragmatic measures to mitigate such loses.
• Supervises and participates in the development of projects and process improvements in the supply chain organization to drive continuous improvement to excellent standards.
• Reviews and evaluates measures to improve receipt, preservations and transportation of cocoa beans delivered at all under assigned jurisdiction.
• Using a broad understanding of supply chain practices and procedures, implements and coordinates processes, and ensures best practices within all districts.
• Using a broad understanding of supply chain practices and procedures, implements and coordinates processes, and ensures best practices within all districts.
• Organizes and assesses process to ensure adequate inventory control in all assigned districts.
• Provides general guidance to the development of the delivery process and coordinates the storage of beans in all the assigned districts including secondary evacuation to CMC take-over centres.
• Organizes and assesses process to ensure adequate inventory control in all assigned districts.
• Enforce the safety, food safety, equipment safety, fire protection, security rules and takes all necessary actions to maintain a safe, food safe, secured environment.
• Works directly with team to develop innovative supply chain solutions through applying a significant understanding of supply chain practices and procedures.

Required background
- Bachelors Degree or Professional Qualification in Supply Chain Management + minimum of 8 years experience in a similar role.
- Significant experience in Warehouse Management / Supply Chain or Logistics Management with commodities.

Are you interested in becoming a Supply Chain Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 19, 2019
Senegal Sales Consultant , Senegal

Reports to: Head of Global Sales

Company Summary

BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co) is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of over 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised nearly $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Accountability, Customer Centricity, Flexibility/Creativity, Resilience/Grit, and Teamwork.

Job Summary

As the Senegal Sales Consultant, you will be responsible for generating, qualifying and closing sales leads in Senegal (primarily) & other West African Francophone markets for BitPesa’s cross-border payments service. As the target market is mid-large corporate clients, you must bring a high-value network of key decision-makers in mid-large businesses to this opportunity. This presents an exciting way to get involved, earn additional income and help take Africa’s leading digital FX company to the next level. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable in a dynamic, growing startup, and equally comfortable networking with Executives and analyzing sales metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

· Source, qualify and close sales leads that satisfy internal criteria
· Create and execute a sales plan including but not limited to outlining a list of prospective clients and 6-12 month sales projections
· Adhere to the sales process set out by the company to acquire clients
· Ensure that new clients are won and trade large volumes consistently ( > $1million each per month) at profitable rates
· Effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders when required, to move deals forward in the sales process (working with Compliance, Finance, or Product)
· Set an example of leadership, disciplined work, and cooperative team culture

Activities:

· Develop quarterly, monthly, and weekly plans with specific, measurable goals
· Hold meetings with potential clients following the sales process set internally
· Keep sales tools up to date regularly to clearly identify status and success during sales process
· Collect data from potential clients and coordinate with internal teams to complete each sale
· Flawlessly execute trade requests from new clients and ensure thorough hand-off is completed to the Account Management Team for repeat clients
· Calculate ROI on acquired clients to measure the success of the sale
· Actively participate in weekly meetings, providing updates and comprehensive weekly/monthly reports of sales activities and results to key internal stakeholders.

Requirements:

· Seasoned professional with >10 years’ experience in sales and marketing or financial services, ideally in payments/money transfer or mobile money in Senegal/Francophone West Africa
· Previous experience in successfully scaling business for payment companies in Senegal is a plus
· Large network of local decision-makers within potential corporate clients
· Proven track record of developing and closing complex sales deals from the ground up
· Fluent or working knowledge of French and English required
· Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, presentation, and listening skills
· Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
· Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize immediate, short-term goals and simultaneously focus on strategic, long-term goals
· Advanced Microsoft Office and Google Suite Tools skills along with the willingness and ability to become familiar with company-specific sales tools/software
· Passionate about our mission to redefine how businesses make payments to and from Africa
· Willingness to be based in Dakar and travel within West Africa
· University Degree

Compensation:

· You will be hired as a contractor on a daily/monthly rate and compensation will be based on an incentive structure tied to deliverables

Are you interested in becoming a Senegal Sales Consultant? 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 25, 2019

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