Chief Executive Officer , Uganda

FirstWave Group is Africa’s leading aquaculture firm and holds a dual commercial and social mandate. The company operates in the aquafeed manufacturing, aquaculture production, distribution and retail sectors. Group companies include Yalelo (Zambia), Yalelo (Uganda), Aller Aqua Zambia, and Horizon Aquaculture.

Yalelo Uganda is a new FirstWave Group company currently establishing a 15,000 tonne per year tilapia aquaculture production, processing and distribution facility. The project development phase is overseen by the Group Projects Director. Production operations are scheduled to commence in mid-2019.

FirstWave is seeking a Chief Executive Officer for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s operations. The CEO will work closely with the Board and FirstWave senior leadership team to meet operational, financial, social and strategic goals. This hands-on role provides a unique opportunity to build a ‘national champion’ providing food security in a high-growing African market.

Responsibilities include:
- Attract and lead a high-performance team of senior managers
- Oversee the establishment of all business functions and operating protocols with reference to FirstWave standards
- Oversight of all business activities, including production, distribution & retail, financial management and external stakeholder management
- Deliver planned financial and operational results within a changing environment

Reporting Structure: The Yalelo Uganda CEO will report to the Group CEO and will work closely with other senior Group executives
Start Date: Q2 2019
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Period: Renewable three-year contract
Remuneration: Competitive

Qualifications/selection criteria:
• Demonstrated success as CEO or senior management in comparable markets
• Experience with East Africa, FMCG and high growth companies preferable
• MBA and/or blue-chip international experience preferable
• Systematic and data-driven approach to management
• Able to lead, coach and inspire a quickly growing team and guide company culture with maturity and sensitivity
• Demonstrated success in implementing international best practice business systems
• Good knowledge of corporate finance
• Comfort with new technologies and systems preferable
• Knowledge of aquaculture is not required

To Apply:
Please provide a cover letter and CV to careers@firstwave.ag by 28th February 2019, using “Yalelo Uganda - CEO” as the Subject line.

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Expiring: Mar 31, 2019
Aquaculture: Hatchery Manager , Uganda

FirstWave Group is Africa’s leading aquaculture firm and holds a dual commercial and social mandate. The company operates in the aquafeed manufacturing, aquaculture production, distribution and retail sectors. Group companies include Yalelo (Zambia), Yalelo (Uganda), Aller Aqua Zambia, and Horizon Aquaculture.

Yalelo Uganda is a new FirstWave Group company currently establishing a 15,000 tonne per year tilapia aquaculture production, processing and distribution facility. Preliminary hatchery operations have commenced.

About the role
FirstWave is seeking a Hatchery Manager for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s hatchery including productions, genetics, water quality management and juvenile fish health. This role provides a unique opportunity to quickly develop a large-scale hatchery and implement best practices from inception.
Responsibilities include:
- Manage hatchery employees including hiring, training, scheduling, motivating and evaluating
- Implement FirstWave hatchery operating practices and tailor as necessary for local conditions
- Breeding, grow-out and transfer of >1 million fingerlings at 6 grams per week
- Management of selective breeding programme
- Management of health, safety and environment within the hatchery department

Reporting Structure: You will report to the Production Senior Manager
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Jinja, Uganda
Period: Renewable three-year contract
Remuneration: Competitive

Qualifications/selection criteria:
• BSc/BA in related sciences field
• 5+ years working experience in the aquaculture sector
• Good written and spoken English language
• Driving license

Preferable technical skills:
• Management of outdoor large-scale tilapia hatchery pond systems with the use of hapas
• Management role with a hatchery producing in excess of 500,000 fingerling of 6 grams per week
• Experience in establishing and managing selective breeding programmes
• Experience with fish counting, grading & transfer equipment and processes

Preferable management skills:
• Ability to establish and use KPIs and OKRs to measure and drive performance
• Comfortable using Excel to perform data analysis
• Comfortable using digital management information systems
• Able to work collaboratively with other department managers to achieve shared goals
• Can operate transparently and improve with feedback
• Can continuously adapt and improve operations ahead of changing conditions, technologies and company growth

Additional preferable skills:
• Boat master certificate
• Able to swim
• Open water SCUBA license

Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially non-standard hours

To Apply
Please provide a cover letter and CV to careers@firstwave.ag by 28th February 2019, using “Yalelo Uganda – Hatchery Manager” as the Subject line.

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Expiring: Mar 31, 2019
Investment Analyst in Rwanda , Rwanda

Investment Analyst / Financial Model Expert Rwanda

Are you a driven investment professional with superb financial modelling skills and looking for a meaningful career in impact investment in RWANDA?

BiD Network is an independent trusted partner for SME’s in East Africa by facilitating tailored financial solutions throughout their life cycle. Our customers are early stage and growing businesses with a financing need of at least USD 50,000 up to USD 5M. We provide investment-readiness and dealmaking services to selected entrepreneurs that have social impact, significant growth potential and a competent entrepreneurial team. Via these services, we are able to provide high quality deal flow to our large international network of investors, both private and institutional. BiD Network is also the exclusive investment partner for the (USAID) Nguriza Nshore program in Rwanda.

We currently have a small but growing team of 14 people with offices in Kigali, Kampala, and Amsterdam. We operate regionally and in 2018 started our operations in Rwanda. Since 2007, BiD Network has raised over $34 million in investment capital for over 230 entrepreneurs. In the next five years, we want to facilitate at least $100 million of investments for emerging market SME’s. Due to high demand for our services in Rwanda we are looking for a:

Investment Analyst/ Financial Model Expert, Rwanda

BiD Network is seeking an Investment Analyst / Financial Model Expert for the Deal Making Team in Rwanda. You will be working in funding transactions mainly in Rwanda, however, you may be assigned to other projects in East Africa on case by case basis.

An outstanding financial modeller with outstanding commercial and communicating skills who can manage stakeholders at all levels. You will be part of Deal Making team to execute on its growth ambitions.

This role entails being responsible for assisting in the research, sourcing, selection, analysis and execution of investment opportunities. The position is within a small core Deal Making team and provides the opportunity to work directly on transactions from deal sourcing to all the way through execution and closure.

As an Investment Analyst / Financial Model Expert you will have the opportunity to work with business owners, entrepreneurs and guide them in setting up the best financial structure to cater for their growth ambitions. You also participate in surveying the BiD focus sectors, developing the BiD Network pipeline, and evaluating specific opportunities. In addition, the role requires close interaction with the individual and institutional investors such VCs, and Impact Funds. Therefore, proven local network of SME’s and investors is highly preferential.

Your team
You will be a part of a BiD Deal Making team consisting of 9 top-level professionals, with 3 of them currently located in Kigali office, but this number is growing. At BiD Network we want to give not only a job but a career. Progression from this position could be upwards mobility into more senior investment/ deal making roles also regionally.

Your activities
The Investment Analyst / Financial Model Expert will work closely with senior professionals and receive significant deal evaluation and execution responsibility.

Concrete responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Building financial models and valuation analysis
- Sourcing and selecting deals the assigned markets mainly in Rwanda
- Representing BiD Network and its affiliates in Rwanda
- Building and maintaining a close relationship with entrepreneurs in your region
- Supporting case officers throughout the due diligence of new funding opportunities

and the deal execution process, including:
- Negotiating terms of BiD Network with investees
- First point of contact for financial analysis
- Conducting company and industry due diligence
- Assist in structuring the deal terms and communicating with investees
- Working with legal, financial, and commercial advisors on process management, diligence, structuring, and negotiations

Your profile
You have 3-5 years of working experience at a top-tier investment bank, corporate finance advisor or investment organization. You have an exceptional academic achievement with an undergraduate degree from a top academic institution.

- Impact driven with outstanding commercial acumen and communication skills
- Extensive experience in building financial models and doing valuations
- Strong financial and business analysis skills
- Agricultural supply chain investments or business/ cooperatives knowledge is preferred
- Experience in investment banking, private equity, corporate mergers and acquisitions, consulting, transaction advisory services would be viewed preferentially.
- Positive attitude and a real team player. An ability to fit into a small team and high demanding work environment is key and you have excellent English communications skills, both verbal and written.
- Self-starter with the ability to operate effectively with limited supervision and you have a high level of professional maturity and a solid work ethic.
- Interpersonal, management, and organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong understanding of local business environment, investment regulations and laws.

Organizational structure
BiD Network is a small organization, with offices in Amsterdam, Kigali and Kampala. As Investment Analyst / Financial Model Expert you will be based in the Kigali, Rwanda office and report directly to the Rwanda Country Director, but work closely together with the international management team of BiD Network.

What do we offer
- Dynamic and international working environment
- An office in Kigali
- Small team, allowing for personal growth, and much responsibility/ accountability
- Get in-depth understanding of doing business in East Africa and build a strong network of investors worldwide.
- Salary based on qualification and experience

Are you interested in becoming an Investment Analyst / Financial Model Expert in Rwanda? 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: Mar 29, 2019
Business Advisor in Côte D'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

For a European non profit orginazation active in the Agribusiness we are recruiting a Business Advisor in Côte D'Ivoire.

As a business advisor, you are a coach and advisor of our clients (farmer cooperatives and organisations). You are a real dealmaker, tirelessly creating opportunities how to better serve our clients and how-to better position the organization as the number one cooperative specialist in the country. You are an advisor, networker and broker having the lead in acquisition and marketing of our services. You provide expert advice, monitor advisory trajectories with clients and you have an advisory and brokerage role in the closing of deals with, among others, donors, multilateral agencies, trust funds and the private sector. In order to achieve this, networking is your second nature, leveraging the potential of our network comprising of cooperatives and farmers’ organisations, government institutions and all other stakeholders relevant for cooperative development.

• Provide business development advice to and facilitate change management within cooperatives that will allow for the realisation of business growth potential.
• Acquisition and marketing of the organization's services and products related to cooperative business development.
• Materialise opportunities to finance business plans of cooperatives, support the establishment of contacts and negotiate business agreements with banks, investors and other financiers (governments and the business sector).
• Provide both clients and the team of business advisors with coaching and guidance relating to change trajectories and stakeholder management, to promote the interests of farmers, associations and cooperatives, particularly to the authorities of Ivory Coast.
• Overall program and operational management, reporting and budgeting.
• Position the organization in Ivory Coast and West Africa as the number one service provider in cooperative business development.

Your profile
• A bachelor’s degree in business economics, finance or a similar field.
• Background in impact investment, finance and/or banking is an asset.
• Extensive experience in and knowledge of one or more fields in which the organization achieves results, such as cooperative business development, market chain development, agricultural service provision, entrepreneurship, governance, and financial management.
• Relevant practical knowledge of and experience in the agri & food and/or cooperative sector
• Proven experience in programme management with solid reporting and writing skills.
• High level of proficiency in French and English.
• Enthusiastic, focused on results and service and skilled in coaching and change management.
• Familiar with self-steering and team dynamics

What the organization has to offer
A position that requires you to be highly self-reliant and use your pioneering skills in order to operate in dynamic international markets and in close cooperation with the agricultural business sector. The work environment is collegial and ambitious, and the focus is on achieving impact. As a business advisor, you will be part of a new and still small Ivory Coast team of business advisors as well as a part of the Africa team. The working conditions and additional benefits are good. The salary offered will depend on your experience, age and family situation.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Advisor in Côte D'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 02, 2019
Sales Engineer in South Africa (3x) , South Africa

We are recruiting three Sales Engineers for our client, which is a European supplier for factory and process automation products.

Job domain: Division Factory Automation
Reports to: Area Sales Manager FA - Sub-Saharan Africa

 Obtaining/Maintaining the position of market leader within the FA area by selling FA products to predefined market segments.
 Achieving the predetermined sales objective (with regard to products, product groups, turnover, gross margin, new customer acquisition, etc…) within the defined sales area.
 Developing the sales area in order to reach the goals of the company and acquire a maximum client satisfaction regarding quality


1. Education, necessary for the execution of the position:
- Bachelor, Master Electro mechanics or Electronics (specialisation measurement and control technology is an advantage), National Diploma or equivalent.

2. Knowledge and experience, necessary for the execution of the position:
- Good knowledge of measurement and control technology, DCS architecture, digital communication
- Knowledge of legislation around explosion protection and environmental legislation
- Thorough knowledge of the FA market and its competition based on previous relevant work experience in a technical sales position
- Good knowledge of automation technology, PLC architecture, digital communication
- Good knowledge of FA products and their application
- Excellent knowledge of English
- Computer literate

3. Behavioural competences:
- Integrity
- Reliability
- Credibility
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- Independence
- Team player
- Active listener
- Proactive and anticipated minded
- Passionate
- Result driven
- Commercial minded based on technical knowledge
- Quality oriented
- Analytical and structured orientation
- Flexibility
- Excellent negotiation, presentation, coordination and organisational skills


1. Commercial contacts
- Further expand contacts and service with existing customers with the intention to increase the sales potential, regarding the FA range. For important customers the External Sales Engineer receives support of the Area.
- Maintaining contact and transferring relevant information to the area responsible of the GPP team, who is responsible for the coordination of international projects
- Further expand contacts and service with existing customers with the intention to increase the sales potential, initially with regard to the FA range. For important customers the External Sales Engineer receives support of the Area.
- Giving technical support and advice to clients and prospects concerning the product range FA.
- Searching for and visiting new clients (customer acquisition).
- Offering solutions to clients for the company's products and their applications.
- Giving product presentations and product trainings to clients.
- Preparing and presenting quotations according to the internal guidelines with regard to price setting and conditions.
- Follow-up quotations.
- Introduction of new products in the given area.
- Participation to fairs
- Taking initiative in accordance with the policy

2. Marketing
- Follow-up of evolutions in the market and with competitors on a non-stop base with regard to sales data, products and applications
- Regularly report market developments, sales expectations, market potential and results of market research

3. Tasks with regard to organisation
- Budget definition and responsibility for allocated Accounts
- Visit reporting in Siebel
- Self-tuition regarding (new) products
- Reporting and succession of opportunities in Siebel

Are you interested in becoming an External Sales Engineer in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 20, 2019

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