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Quality Assurance Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For an international client in Ghana, we are recruiting a Quality Assurance Manager. This person ensures the highest quality standards and is a Focussed and highly proactive Quality Assurance Manager to lead the team and seeking to create fruit juice products that exceeds the expectations of the customers.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Managing day to day tasks within the Quality Assurance department, ensuring internal compliance with our Quality Management Systems and externally with all legislative requirements.
• Managing the analysis programme ensuring all samples are tested to an approved schedule, non-conformances are investigated, and corrective actions closed out.
• Managing the suppler auditing programme, ensuring audits are conducted and corrective actions are closed out in a timely manner.
• Working closely with other internal departments to ensure continuous quality improvement
• Maintains all Product Quality and Safety polices, procedure, processes and standards of the company
• Audits all required process control systems (HACCP, GMPs, Cleaning, Pest Control, Food Hygiene etc).
• Evaluates customer product complaints, expectations, needs and special demands.
• Investigates and action any potential recalls
• Manages customer product complaints, expectations, needs and special demands.
• Coordinates with Procurement to source for processing aids and materials.
• Maintains company relationships with national and international regulatory bodies.
• Provides technical advice on quality and food safety to upper Management
• Coordinates with Production to plan and carry out production.
• Coordinates with Operations in implementation of Environment, Health and Safety Program.
• Supervises food quality and safety management team.
• Assists product development and marketing.
• Manages the QA team to high performance by setting up KPI’s and conducting Performance Management identifying skills shortages, training, etc.
• Generating key technical KPI data and compiling reports.
• Ensure adequate training of QA/Production staff to equip them with required skills in the discharge of their duties.
• Driving continuous improvement throughout the Quality Assurance department.
• Providing technical guidance to the buying and Quality Assurance teams and ensuring team members are driven, motivated and working towards quality driven results for the business

Education and Experience:

• Degree educated or equivalent in Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Business, Biotechnology, Food/Process/Chemical Engineering, Biological Science.
• Proven, substantial experience working either in food manufacturing or equivalent managerial role in food processing, quality and safety management, total quality management, managing quality in marketing.
• Experience in the fruit juice industry an advantage.
• Experience managing a small team in a similar position.
• Experience in direct customer and supplier interfaces.
• Excellent knowledge of HACCP and QMS standards

Technical Competencies

• Firm grasp of Microbiology, food preservation technology and consumer behavior.
• Deep knowledge in quality and food safety management systems including HACCP.
• Fluent written and spoken English – Essential
• Fluent written and spoken second language – Desirable
• Experience Company ERP systems (ideally SAP Business One)

Behavioural Competencies
• Adaptability/Decisiveness
• Initiative/Perseverance
• Interpersonal Skills
• Decision Making
• Teamwork
• Problem Solving
• Communication
• Integrity
• Planning and Organizing
• Valuing Service and Diversity

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

Expiring: Jan 23, 2019
Agribusiness Project Assistant (Internship) , Netherlands

Ben je op zoek naar een dynamische stage in een internationale setting waarbij je je dagelijks bezig zult houden met agrarische economische ontwikkelingen in Afrikaanse landen? Wie weet zijn we dan op zoek naar jou.

NABC is een ledenorganisatie met 375 leden uit de Nederlandse private sector. Naast de algemene ondersteuning van bedrijven richt NABC zich op handelsbevordering op het gebied van landbouw tussen Nederland en Afrika. NABC faciliteert op die manier waardevolle business leads en partnerschappen tussen de Nederlandse en Afrikaanse private sector. Hierbij werken we samen met kennisinstellingen, overheden (ambassades, ministeries) en agrarische ondernemers, zowel lokaal als Nederlands, om de respectievelijke agri- sector naar een hoger niveau te tillen

NABC ondersteunt bedrijven in de tuinbouw, pluimvee, melkvee en bredere agro-food sector door middel van handelsmissies, events, strategische programma’s, marktstudies (en andere business services) en sector platforms. Meer informatie over onze organisatie www.nabc.nl.

Als stagiair project assistent ondersteun je het agrarische team met verschillende activiteiten.
Jouw functie:
⚫ Je bent mede-verantwoordelijk voor de communicatie met agrarische bedrijven uit ons netwerk, organiseert handelsmissies en events en denkt mee over nieuwe projecten en project leads/ business pipeline. Er wordt van je verwacht dat je in een internationaal werkveld, met verschillende Nederlandse en Afrikaanse stakeholders kan samenwerken vanuit een coördinerende rol, van de publieke sector (RVO, ambassades, ministeries) tot bedrijven, ngo’s en kennisinstellingen/ onderzoeksinstituten.
⚫ Specifieke verantwoordelijkheden
- Ondersteuning bij handelsmissies en events (van acquisitie tot logistieke organisatie, missie/ event programmering en informatievoorziening, contact punt voor deelnemers).
- Dagelijks communicatie en contact onderhouden met agri- leden. Opmaken en uitsturen van nieuwsbrieven ( mailchimp) en mailmerges
- Ondersteuning bij het opzetten van 2 agri- platforms. Communicatie met de stakeholders en informatievoorziening naar deze platforms toe. Hetzelfde geldt voor het reeds bestaande pluimvee platform.
- Ondersteuning in marktstudies, market scans en rapportages (missie evaluaties). Aanleveren van relevante contacten, leads en data en schrijven van aanbevelingen op basis van resultaten.

Vereisten:
⚫ WO- afgestudeerd of Master fase of HBO afgestudeerd met een achtergrond in de landbouwsector
⚫ Uitstekende schrijfvaardigheid, foutloos kunnen schrijven zowel in Engels en Nederlands. Frans is een pre.
⚫ Uitstekende kennis van Engelse en Nederlandse taal (Frans is een pre).
⚫ Een aanpakker, pro-actief, nauwkeurig.
⚫ Flexibel, snel kunnen schakelen in kort tijdsbestek.
⚫ Goed kunnen communiceren met verschillende partijen (variërend van bedrijven in de landbouw tot overheidsinstellingen).
⚫ Ervaring met organiseren van bijeenkomsten.
⚫ Kan werken met social media, newsletter (mailmerge/mailchimp) en websites.
⚫ Affiniteit met Afrika.
⚫ Enthousiast.
⚫ Representatief naar klanten.

Het gaat om een stage van 6 maanden vanaf 7 januari 2019 tegen een stage-vergoeding, met mogelijkheid tot doorstromen in een startersfunctie indien het beide partijen goed bevalt en er budget beschikbaar is. Onderdeel van het sollicitatieproces bestaat uit het schrijven van een stuk tekst.

Are you interested in becoming an Agribusiness Project 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
Strategic Regions Intern , Netherlands

Do you want to learn more about economic developments in Africa, while improving your professional skills, extending your business network and working in a dynamic international environment?
Join our team in The Hague for a 6-month internship as a Strategic Regions Intern (French-speaking)

ABOUT NABC
NABC’s purpose is to inform, inspire, catalyze and connect businesses with Africa’s opportunities and to empower companies to make confident decisions about when, where and how to do business in Africa. Founded in 1946 in the Netherlands, NABC today leads a network of over 375 engaged and diverse members and has access to a community of over 20,000 African and European businesses, institutes, government entities and others interested in doing business in Africa. NABC’s activities include trade missions to and from African countries; networking events, conferences and knowledge seminars on doing business in Africa; strategic programs aimed at unleashing the economic potential in specific countries or (sub-)sectors and tailor-made business services such as market research, business advice and individual matchmaking. More information can be found on the NABC website.

TASK DESCRIPTION

NABC’s activities focused on Francophone Africa are rapidly increasing. We are therefore currently looking for a French-speaking colleague to assist the Strategic Regions team with the following core tasks:

1. ORGANIZATION OF EVENTS
• (Co-)developing event content (programme, speakers, etc.)
• Marketing and communication
• Logistical organization (venue, transport, translators, audio-visual etc.)
• Relationship management (communication with client and main stakeholders)
• Strategy development and evaluation towards improving future events

2. ORGANIZATION OF TRADE MISSIONS TO/FROM AFRICA
• Participant acquisition
• Logistical organization (arranging hotels, transport, visas, event locations, etc.)
• Communication with mission participants (intakes, responding to individual queries and requests)
• Developing a mission brochure and other important documents

3. OVERALL SUPPORT
• Writing content for the NABC social media, website and newsletter
• Support in writing proposals, project evaluations and other documents
• Responding to NABC member inquiries and requests

REQUIREMENTS
• Graduated or final stages of WO education, in a relevant educational field (e.g. international business or development)
• Affinity with Africa, preferably through experience working and/or living in Africa
• A working proficiency (reading, speaking, writing) in Dutch, English AND French
• Experience in project management
• Experience in organizing events
• Able to work independently as well as in a diverse team
• Creative, eye for detail and ‘hands-on’ mentality
• Available to work 5 days per week from the NABC office in WTC The Hague

APPLICATION DETAILS:
• It concerns a traineeship of 6 months, starting on March 1st 2019 against an internship allowance, with the possibility of transferring into a junior position in case both parties are satisfied and budget is available.
• Application deadline: 15th of January 2019. Interviews will be held in the last week of January.

NABC appreciates all expressions of interest, however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Strategic Regions Intern 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 Competence Centre Water Management , South Africa

Our client, who is an international business association based in South Africa, is looking for a German speaking Project Manager Competence Centre Water Management to join their team in Cape Town.

Job description:
1. Establishing a network of cooperation partners from the private and government sectors from Germany and South Africa
2. Establishing a formal working group from these partners
3. Establishing a database of partners and related organisations
4. Organisation of meetings, conferences, workshops, webinars
5. Drafting of project proposals for national and regional initiatives
6. Acquisition, implementation and finalisation of projects in the field of Water Management in cooperation with partner organisations
7. Drafting agreements and MoU’s for project partners
8. Quarterly and Annual reports for SA and German partners

Job requirement:
1. Extensive knowledge on South African water policy, legislation and related initiatives
2. Sound knowledge of Integrated Water Resource Management and of water-related environmental issues.
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and German

We are looking for a reliable, flexible team player who is able to work independently and self-motivated, accurately. We expect excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a solution oriented positive mind set.

Successful candidates will have a relevant diploma/ degree and at least 2 years relevant work experience with contactable references.

Starting date: 1 February 2019 or asap thereafter
Remuneration: Market related salary and benefits

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

Expiring: Jan 17, 2019
Sr. Agricultural Advisor in Ghana , Ghana

Introduction
For our client, a big player in the African agricultural sector, we are seeking a Senior Agricultural Advisor (SAA) to join their project development team in Ghana.

Role
The Advisor will play a an important role within the company in Ghana, as part of the commercial agricultural team.
He will report to the Commercial Agriculture Director and will work closely with the company's project teams.

Main Responsibilities
1. Project Development manager of a farming hub - 50%
2. Management support commercial agricultural businesses - 40%
3. Agricultural Advisor for Investment teams in West Africa (occasionally) - 10%

Detailed Duties

Project Development Manager:
- Responsible for overall project implementation
- Delivery of project activities
- Develop strategic partnerships with commercial farming companies
- Controlling the budget and that project policies are followed
- Implement the development of new farms

Management Support Commercial Agricultural Businesses
- Overseeing farm management
- Creating effective protocols for crop farming
- Oversight of operational budgets and monthly reports
- Management of the health, safety and environmental policies
- Evaluating current processes and identifing improvements
- Responsible for progress

Agricultural Advisor
- Assessment of investment opportunities
- Providing in depth agronomy information

Qualification
- A university degree in agriculture or extensive experience in this field
- Direct experience in West Africa with managing agri-businesses
- Self-motivated with strong organisational skills
- Ability to deliver projects independently
- Manage other members of the team

Are you interested in becoming a Sr. Agricultural Advisor in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 21, 2018
Business Developer West Africa , Ivory Coast

Our client is a company specialized in industrial packaging. For their regional office in Abidjan they are looking for a Business Development Manager, responsible for West Africa.

Current activities in the region:
The business segment, besides some mining opportunities ,focusses more on the food processing segment for cocoa and cashew and other agricultural produce. Besides Ivory Coast they would like to boost business development in surrounding countries and different business segments.

Work to perform:
- Perform regional market study and competitive analysis – draft development strategy for West African countries
- Lead and explore local partnerships with distributors and partners to boost development in the wider region – identification of right partners.
- Aggressively increase sales in new segments

Profile of Business Developer West Africa:
Responsible for the business development in West Africa (Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Mauritania and Gabon.

The Business developer is considered to:
- Organize business development missions in West Africa
- Development of the markets in West Africa
- Make an analysis of the competition and investigate opportunities
- Work closely with the sales team, to make sure customer service is optimal
- Travel to other offices of the company in Africa and Europe for training and reporting purposes
- Create a close relationship with different departments, like supply chain, international, communications, etc., with whom you built a professional relationship
- Follow all corporate policies, enforce them and be compliant in all areas, externally and internally

Knowledge & skills
- Proven capability to work under pressure
- Excellent knowledge of English and French languages in both writing and verbal
- Dedicated, result-driven and decisive
- Strong analytical and strategical skills
- Proven ability to effectively communicate both written and verbal to persuade and direct
- The build an extensive relationship with clients and suppliers
- The ability to negotiate
- Fast learner
- Knowledge of the African market is a benefit
- Knowledge of the French language is a must

Interests
- Passion for business development
- Affinity with logistics
- Intrigued by the African continent
- Sense of adventure and enjoy travel

Experience & Attitude
- You are an initiative taker, proactive and a good problem solver
- You can work independently, but are also a team player
- Flexible, good time management
- Positive “can do” attitude
- Motivated and energetic

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

Expiring: Dec 11, 2018

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