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Business Development Associate in Nigeria , Nigeria

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, Kenya, 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, Resiliency/Grit, Flexibility/Creativity, Teamwork.

Job Summary

As the Business Development (BD) Associate, you will be responsible for generating, qualifying and helping close sales leads in Nigeria, and other West African markets, for BitPesa’s cross-border payments service. In this sales role, you will support the BD Team in customer acquisition within existing as well as new markets. We’re looking for an ambitious young professional, with the relevant experience and skills, to help BitPesa penetrate the West African markets by selling our cross-border payment products and services. This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital F/X company to the next level.

Key Responsibilities
- Actively source and qualify leads that satisfy internal criteria.
- Regularly follow up with prospective clients with the aim of onboarding and helping close new deals.
- Implement creative and modern techniques to generate and qualify viable leads across the regions.
- Effectively support the BD Team by collaborating with key external and internal stakeholders to move deals forward in the sales process (working with Compliance, Account Management & Trading).
- Help ensure client portfolio grows while being diversified, stable and profitable.
- Regularly update the sales pipelines with client engagement status.
- Develop competitive analysis to identify market trends, customer needs and pricing/rate structure across the industry.
- Adhere to the sales process set out by the company to acquire clients.

Activities
- Develop quarterly, monthly, and weekly plans with specific, measurable goals.
- Develop a holistic Lead Generation and Qualification Plan across various target segments and industries.
- Regularly contact prospective clients (via introductory emails, phone calls) generated by the Business Development and Marketing Team to engage leads and procure discovery meetings.
- Assist Team Managers in conducting meetings, when necessary, with prospective and existing clients with the aim of growing our business.
- Liaise with Compliance to collect required documents from clients and ensure account approval is completed in a timely manner with all the necessary compliance checks.
- Flawlessly execute trade requests from new clients and ensure thorough hand-off is completed to the Account Management Team.
- Keep sales tools up to date with excellent lead and process management to clearly identify status and success during sales process.
- Assist with implementing sales strategies and plans including but not limited to specific marketing campaigns and marketing penetration strategies.
- Regularly mine various business-oriented online platforms (e.g Linkedin) to network and connect with potential leads.
- Attend events and conferences representing the company across the region.

Requirements
- Young professional who is ambitious and passionate.
- Ability to understand and help promote customer-centric vision at BitPesa.
- Quantitative individual with a love for numbers and data analysis.
- 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 and multitask, when required.
- 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, from and within Africa.
- Based in Lagos and willingness to travel within West Africa.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Associate in Nigeria? 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: Dec 06, 2018
Social Policy Specialist in Somalia , Somalia

Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Somalia
Categories: Social and Economic Policy, P-4

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, save lives...

UNICEF Somalia played a key role in making sure that child-focused data, with attention to gender and minorities, was included in the country’s first national development plan in 30 years. We have been tackling issues such as child mortality, better access to health services, severe malnutrition, and stronger child rights. We are working with partners to address the alarming food insecurity and malnutrition levels in Somalia. We are supporting community based reintegration programs for children released from armed groups, and are working on developing a social protection policy. We are also conducting robust HACT implementation.

Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance and direction of the Chief of Social Policy, Equity and Gender this post is responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of UNICEF Somalia’s Social Protection engagement. This role includes a strong emphasis on programing and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) social protection coverage and impact on children; (c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; (d) governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social protection and social services; and (e) social protection policies and programmes to increase the social and economic inclusion of marginalized populations. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on resilience, gender, education, health, emergency, child protection, water and sanitation, and related areas.

Providing technical support for strategic planning and direction for social protection programming in Somalia

- Advises key national and state government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners on policies, strategies, approaches and best practices on social protection, to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
- Participates in country program planning, preparation and review to formulate, design, manage, and communicate social protection programmes, including setting priorities and results-based management goals.
- Leads technical engagement with partners in government and the development community on improving social protection response in protracted crises. This includes advocacy for flexible programming modalities and close cooperation with emergency/humanitarian teams for joint social protection-humanitarian response.

Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children

- Supports the development of shock responsive social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention the most marginalized. Identifies, generates and presents evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners.
- Leads social protection coordination forums as a tool for advocacy and technical leadership on social protection in Somalia. These include, inter alia, the social protection sub-working group under the Resilience Pillar of the National Development Plan, and a UN-NGO working group focused on moving beyond cash-based programming in prolonged crises.
- Undertakes improved monitoring and research around shock responsive social protection’s potential impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.
- Provides consistent and high-quality training and capacity building for government partners on social protection theory, systems, and programming.

Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability and increased use for policy and programme action

- Supports the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on multidimensional and monetary child poverty, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.
- Analyzes the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns, including government resource allocation policies and the effect of social welfare policies on the rights of children.
- Supports the identification of policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions.

Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy

- Supports correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child focused services – in support of the social policy programme and the country programme overall.
- Establishes effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Fundraising and Advocacy

- Identifies critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity, and actively facilitates effective collaboration with government, other organizations, and within the UN family.
Build evidence and understanding on the role of shock responsive social protection in resilience building and disaster preparedness and response.
- Undertakes advocacy for the use of long-term predictable funding in Somalia for Social Protection. Builds support amongst both donors and government for social protection as an investment case.

UNICEF Programme Management

- Manages and coordinates technical support around child poverty, social protection, public finance and governance ensuring it is well planned, monitored, and implemented in a timely fashion so as to adequately support scale-up and delivery. Ensures risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments.
- Supports and contributes to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme. Ensures that the social planning project enhances policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support; and that the monitoring and evaluation component strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: Advanced university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines.
Experience: Minimum of eight years of relevant professional work experience is required. Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is required. Demonstrated experience leading social protection engagements with government in fragile or low-income states is required. A strong record of high-quality research and/or publications would be an advantage.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Please note that is a non-family duty station.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

Are you interested in becoming a Social Policy Specialist in Somalia? 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: Nov 07, 2018
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: Dec 03, 2018
Office Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For a growing multinational in Ghana, we are recruiting an Office Manager with extensive experience in Public Relations. This person will be managing a smooth overall operation and administration budget and will be performing as a personal Assistant to the Managing Director, as well as Public Relations for the company.

Responsibilities
• managing fuel usage, maintenance, insurance, car purchase and registrations, car sales and all related issues.
• Managing expat work and residence permits, housing and all other issues.
• Managing overall housekeeping office, including gardening, spraying, furniture and fixtures
• Lead and execute local events, as well as media engagement/relations for the company
• Lead and coordinate customer/stakeholder content & visits
• Create assets such as key messages, backgrounders, news releases, articles, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, Q&As, websites texts, speeches
• Responsible for the management and maintenance of office buildings, office spaces and equipment
• Responsible for the management and control of the contracts and lease for residence for expats
• Responsible for the purchase, provision and replacement of office telephones and mobile phones for approved staff.
• Managing all company cars, drivers, fuel, maintenance, insurance, car purchase and registrations
• Managing expat work and residence permits and all other issues
• Coordinating and managing business and expat travel, logistics for visitors
• Enforce the safety, food safety, equipment safety, fire protection, security rules and takes all necessary actions to maintain a safe, secured environment

Required background
- B.Sc. in any first degree.
- At least 10 years experience in related field with about three years in Public Relations

Required skills
• Ability to work with and leverage the skills of other team members to achieve business and function objectives
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong accountability and self awareness
• Embraces candor, courage and determination
• Innovative and diverse thinker
• Intellectually curious and honest
• Strong drive for results, problem solving and solution mapping

Are you interested in becoming an Office Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 03, 2018
Business Consultant Africa , Ivory Coast

ABOUT US: Bottling Irresistible
Besides being one of the top selling brands of Refrigerated Juice Drinks available in groceries across America and around the world, we are a team of dedicated people focused on bringing our consumers the best tasting, highest quality products at the best value. Please visit our website at www.tampico.com for more information.

Our team are some of the best and brightest individuals in the food and beverage industry!

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Business Consultant, Africa, leads the strategy to identify, expand and prioritize volume development opportunities within assigned international market. They are responsible to achieve or exceed the budgeted sales plan, including the development of new markets in Africa. The Business Consultant provides team leadership for the Africa team to ensure the team’s quarterly and annual sales targets and new market openings are consistently met. This role initiates and develops effective relationships with key customers to maximize growth and market share and partners with customers to identify category and trend opportunities for increasing sales. This position reports to the VP of International Sales.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage sales promotional budget for assigned international business segment
• Direct and develop sales team with timely feedback to modify and improve performance standards ensuring the delivery of monthly volume targets
• Provide weekly reports on the status of international sales volume, sales performance and various solutions to pending challenges in the market
• Work with the regional managers in the development of new markets in Africa and continuously assess performance of current partners
• Create key performance indicators, while tracking and focusing on value drivers (distribution, displays, flavors, and package development)
• Coordinate with Marketing and Strategy departments to understand key market dynamics through Nielsen/Syndicated data and custom research. Initiate, establish and develop key retail and customer relationships to maximize growth and market share
• Collaborate with internal Legal resources to ensure accurate and timely revisions of rolling contracts and negotiation of new contracts
• Attend and support the planning of periodic (quarterly) sales meetings to create and communicate plan goals for the upcoming year with international sales team

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 7-10 years’ experience in leading a sales or marketing team in Africa’s markets for consumer products or beverages with a thorough understanding of market drivers for consumable products
• Bachelor’s Degree-Required; Master’s Preferred
• Sales leadership experience in coaching an international sales team
• Excellent communication skills, including presentation and training ability
• Ability to work with different levels of management within the organization
• Financial and analytical abilities managing sales metrics, promotional budgets
• Self-starter and able to work independently
• Results oriented, attention to detail with a sense of urgency
• Bilingual – English/French (Written and verbal fluency in French and English)
• Ability to travel 50% of the time locally and quarterly international travel
• Advanced Microsoft Office Experience
• Must currently reside in one of the following countries: France, Spain, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, or Kenya

NOTE: Relocation is not provided for this position.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Consultant Africa in Ivory Coast, Nigeria or Kenya? 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: Dec 01, 2018

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