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Harvest Director in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are
Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. By combining high-scale operations with digital intelligence, we are currently planting commercial-grade forests at a rate of over 1 million trees with 5,000+ new farmers per year, making us Kenya’s largest industrial tree planter. We hold the only sustainable blueprint for meeting Africa’s $30B wood supply crisis - by leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access nearly limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations.

We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including The Climate Policy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Forbes, and Novastar Ventures.

About the Team
Komaza partners with rural farmers to plant and grow thousands of hectares of new woodlots. We sustainably manage the woodlots we’ve planted through efficient harvest operations. We lead research and innovation in technical forestry for smallholder farmers. The Harvest Department leverages data, mobile technology, training, and user-centered business systems to empower Komaza make better farmer related decisions to become the future of African forestry. We are equally comfortable whiteboarding new solutions to complex business problems, digging into excel and GIS, or getting our boots muddy talking to farmers in their fields.

About This Role
The Harvest department is one of the newest teams at Komaza and is expected to grow dramatically over the new few years - hiring dozens of staff, investing in mechanization, adding new teams in Kwale county, and providing some support to our pilot in central Kenya. In this role you will build, lead and grow our harvest planning and operations. You’ll work closely with company leadership to develop and refine the strategic vision for the Harvest department for the next 3-5 years and prioritize activities to achieve this vision. You’ll develop, implement and optimize the management systems, training materials, and SOPs to enable significant growth of Harvest operations. As Harvest Director, you will directly report to the VP Forestry Operations.

What You Will Do
- Harvest OMS: Build the harvest operations management system (OMS) which will allow the harvest operations coordinators to manage dozens of staff and thousands of farms remotely.
- Team: Build the team needed to design our harvest systems and execute them at scale.
- Harvest Systems: Build efficient, effective systems to ensure all farms are thinned/clearfelled/coppice clearfelled at the right time and at the right $/CBM.
- Harvest Data: Work with our technology and growth modeling teams to collect, validate, store, analyze and report the huge volumes of data needed to managed thousands of wood lots across Kilifi and Kwale counties.
- Harvest Innovation: After building the basic systems above, take the lead on designing step-change improvements or modifications to our harvest systems.
- Harvest Execution: Manage, inspire, coach, and problem-solve with the team to hit forest management, CBM, and cost per CBM targets.

What You Have
- Systems Design: You love iterative systems design with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness. You get out into the field personally to try systems and field-test with harvest teams. You are comfortable designing materials and write SOPs personally in addition to working through associates.
- Attitude: You lead from the front and by example. You have a passion for both creative office work and field time. You are a compassionate leader who also pushes team to excel. You own results and get stuff done.
- Data-Driven Decision Making - You collect and draw upon data to improve operational systems and make decisions. You support recommendations with both quantitative and qualitative data (but primarily quantitative data).

If you enjoy learning and are eager for career growth, then join us! This role is based at our headquarters in beautiful Kilifi, Kenya. This role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Harvest Director in 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: Jul 04, 2019

Sales Director in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are
Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. By combining high-scale operations with digital intelligence, we are currently planting commercial-grade forests at a rate of over 1 million trees with 5,000+ new farmers per year, making us Kenya’s largest industrial tree planter. We hold the only sustainable blueprint for meeting Africa’s $30B wood supply crisis - by leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access nearly limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations.

We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including The Climate Policy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Forbes, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team
Komaza’s Sales team is responsible for taking our wood products to market and getting the best returns for our farmers’ hard work. We build long-term relationships and go the extra mile to close deals and meet our customers’ needs. We continuously share customer feedback and market trends with the wider Komaza team, to help set us up for future success. With our incoming harvests scaling by a factor 100 over the next 5 years and plans to introduce numerous new products, the coming years will be particularly exciting!

About This Role
The Sales Director will build and lead Komaza’s Sales team to rapidly scale untreated and treated wood product sales in Coastal Kenya, and plywood and sawn timber in Central Kenya. You own the Sales strategies, build and maintain key relationships, close big deals, and make the team successful. You are the voice of the customer in the company leadership team and rally the rest of the company to be extremely customer-centric next to farmer-centric.

What You Will Do
- Oversee Komaza’s Coastal and Central Kenya Sales teams, supporting them in developing work plans, and motivating them to go above and beyond
- Create long-term sales growth plans, based on solid logic and analysis, and a strong understanding of both market and operational realities
- Improve Komaza’s offering in the market by building and maintaining excellent understanding of relevant customer segments, competition, and internal strengths
- Build awareness and preference for Komaza’s products in the market through targeted cost-effective marketing and a superior customer experience
- Work with the Sales Design team and other departments to develop and continuously improve both strong systems and internal controls
- Support the introduction of new products by providing ideas and feedback from the field and running strategic sales pilots in collaboration with the Product Strategy team
- Oversee the onboarding of new key accounts while maintaining strong trust relationships with existing accounts. Continuously identify and cultivate relevant relationships across Kenya and East Africa

What You Have
- Master’s degree in Business, Economics, or related field
- Between 6-10 years of working experience, with direct sales experience and at least 4 years in a commercial management role
- Experience in the timber industry is a plus
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
- Experience working and living in Kenya
- Fluent English required; fluency in Swahili and local languages is a plus

How you Work
- Communicate clearly and proactively
- Demand results with strong ability to motivate and create a positive energy in the team
- Manage projects in a structured way using plans, budgets, and tools
- Be on the front lines, building relationships with customers and team members
- Leverage CRM software and GSuite tools to optimize productivity

You’re Also
- Positive, flexible and adaptable with the ability to make changes in the Sales department as the commercial strategy develops
- Highly sociable and able to build strong relationships with a diverse range of potential customers
- Quick to grasp things, see relationships, and deduct insights from challenges and opportunities faced in the field
- Master of self-management; able to run with instructions independently while being trusted to deliver and to seek feedback when needed
- Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development

What we Expect
You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is either based at our headquarters in Kilifi or at our Nairobi office with regular trips to Kilifi. Significant travel of approximately 50% will be required within Kenya for lead generation, new and existing customer meetings, and internal team meetings. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with significant potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Director in 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: Jul 04, 2019

Project Manager Horticulture in Nigeria , Nigeria

Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralised management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.

For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org

Project Background

The team leader will steer a team of around 7 staff in Abuja and additional field staff. As this would be SNV’s first project in Nigeria, the project manager will also represent SNV in Nigeria and has limited additional responsibilities regarding SNV Nigeria profiling and development of new projects. The project will have a field office in Kaduna, and perhaps also expand to other states at a later phase. The initial phase of the project is for four years.

The team leader will report a SNV country director based in one of the neighboring countries.

Job Description
The incumbent is responsible for leadership and coordination of program planning and management; coordination of programmatic themes; political analysis and will be in charge of the following:

Execute overall project management;
- Guide the project set-up, including developing work plans, budgets and competence table with financial responsibilities and mandates;
- Build, strengthen and manage partnerships with regional governments, key partners, institutions and stakeholders;

Manage donor relations;
- Overall management of all human, physical and financial resources related to the project;
- Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans;

Account and report to SNV and the donor on project performance;
- Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with donor;
- Identify follow-up funding and partnership possibilities and business development.
- Manage change processes related to market systems, supply chain and sector development, enabling environment, , development of Public-Private Partnerships, etc. in the horticulture and potato sectors.

Qualifications
- A relevant post-graduate qualification in Business Administration, Agronomy, Agricultural Economy or related field;
- Minimum of 10 years of progressive responsibility and work experience in managing and implementing multi-faceted donor-funded development projects, preferably in Africa;
- Several years of experience with market development, value chain analysis and inclusive business;
- Solid experience in project management, fund management and budgeting, preferably at least 8 years of which at least three years in a difficult context.
- Excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with the private sector, civil society, donors and governments;
- Able to strategically inspire and energies project teams;
- Multidisciplinary profile to support the different specialists in the team;
- Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders;
- Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
- Fluency in English is required (French is an advantage);
- Willingness to travel to all project locations.
- Experience in horticulture, potato sector, nutrition sensitive agriculture, fragile economies, and seed sector will be an advantage.

Additional Information
Contract Duration: 2 years International Employment Contract, with strong possibility of extension
Expected Start Date: September 1, 2019
Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria

Working at SNV
SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager Horticulture 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: Jul 03, 2019

Head of Programme in CAR , Central African Republic

Le Conseil danois pour les réfugiés (Danish Refugee Council, DRC) une des principales ONG humanitaires mondiales recherche un/e Responsable de Programmes (Protection) pour son bureau de Bangui, Centrafrique.

ONG leader en République centrafricaine, DRC opère dans les deux régions d’Ouham et Ouham-Pendé. La stratégie de programme est axée sur les secteurs suivants :protection et cohésion sociale ; redressement économique et moyens de subsistance ; réponse d'urgence aux besoins immédiats des personnes déplacées.

Dans ce cadre nous recherchons un/e collaborateur/trice expérimente/e avec un profil protection, capable d’intervenir aux niveaux stratégique et opérationnel afin de définir et mettre en œuvre les programmes DRC en Centrafrique.

Roles et Responsabilites :
- Définir, diffuser et mettre en œuvre la stratégie d’intervention et de programme en Centrafrique au sein de l’équipe DRC. Elaborer une stratégie de programme protection et piloter proactivement sa mise en œuvre.
- Mettre en œuvre les projets y compris au niveau budgétaire : rédiger et encadrer la rédaction de propositions de projets et de budgets, coordonner les différents acteurs sur le terrain et au siège.
- Renforcer les équipes et les partenariats :
- manager les équipes (personnel expatrié national)
- développer les compétences dans les domaines programme / protection
- assurer le respect des valeurs et code de conduite DRC, notamment en donnant l’exemple
- établir des partenariats solides et efficaces
- Représenter DRC auprès des autorités gouvernementales, donateurs agences des Nations Unies, agences humanitaires et autres partenaires sur les aspects programme
- Concevoir et rédiger les projets et les rapports en français et en anglais
- En collaboration avec le responsable qualité, assurer la conformité des projets aux normes qualité, aux exigences des donateurs, et l’harmonisation des projets sur le terrain. S’assurer que les projets sont dotés de ressources suffisantes.
- Promouvoir et développer la démarche d’amélioration continue des programmes de la mission.

Qualifications et compétences requises :
Pour réussir dans ce rôle, vous êtes très engagé/e, avez démontré vos compétences en management d’équipe et garantissez l’excellence de la rédaction et de la mise en œuvre des programmes.

Expérience requise :
- 5 années d’expérience à l’étranger dans des situations d’urgence complexes, de préférence auprès de réfugiés et / ou de personnes déplacées
- 3 ans d’expérience en management d’équipe, démonstration des qualités de leadership et excellente communication interpersonnelle.
- Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (maîtrise ou doctorat) en relations internationales et / ou développement, en sciences politiques ou dans une discipline similaire.
- Expertise confirmée en développement de programmes au sein d’une ONG (compréhension des problématiques de déplacements et des normes et cadres internationaux) et en gestion de projets d’ONG (conception de stratégies, dotation en personnel, gestion administrative et financière, contrats donateurs).
- Expérience reconnue en matière de négociation et de plaidoyer respectant à la fois les valeurs de caractère universellement reconnues et la culture et les traditions locales
- Capacité à gérer une charge de travail importante sous pression, dans un environnement en mutation rapide et parfois peu sûr

Expérience souhaitée :
Expérience professionnelle en République centrafricaine

À ce poste, vous devez démontrer les cinq compétences essentielles DRC :

Qualité: Vous vous concentrez sur l'atteinte de résultats tout en assurant un processus efficace.
Collaboration: Vous impliquez les parties concernées et encouragez les commentaires
Responsabilité: Vous prenez en charge et prenez des initiatives tout en visant l'innovation.
Communication: Vous écoutez et parlez efficacement et honnêtement.
Intégrité: Vous agissez conformément à la vision et aux valeurs de la RDC.

Notre offre

Durée du contrat: 12 mois
Poste régi par les conditions d’expatriation de DRC, niveau Management E.
Rémunération déterminée par la grille de salaire des Expatriés DRC
Hébergement en Guest house
Indemnité de réinstallation et de localisation
Assurance maladie
Conges payes et billet retour (1 fois par an)
Date d’entrée en vigueur: Septembre/Octobre

Le lieu d'affectation est non-familial et non accompagné

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Expiring: Jun 15, 2019

Head Grower in East Africa , East Africa

The Head Grower is responsible for good quality mother stock and cuttings

• Ensures that department has up to date information on the growing process and aligns processes accordingly.
• Ensures that the mother stock is ready according to plan and in good quality and that it has the agreed factor to harvest.
• Effective and efficient labour management.
• Accountable for (cost) control on growing processes.

His or her key Contacts are the Managing Director, Operations Manager, Human Resource manager, Planners, Export & logistics, Quality Assurance Manager, irrigation Team leader, Crop supervisors and production manager. Personnel reporting to the Trainee Grower are Irrigators and sprayers.

Manages the following fields
• Growing processes
• Meet delivery performance
• Elite & Propagation success rate to be obtained as set and how to increase / improve the higher the percentage the lower costs / space etc
• Disease and Pest Management.
• Ensure good housekeeping standards (6S)
• Labour Management
• Managing Departmental Costs

Education / Professional Experience
• Graduate or Diploma in Horticulture, floriculture, Agriculture or Crop Protection.
• Experience in a flower farm in the same capacity.
• Project management skills.
• Excellent leadership skills and management skills
• Languages: English skills & preferably Kiswahili skills

Are you interested in becoming a Trainee Grower in East Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 27, 2019

Senior Sales Executive in Nigeria , Nigeria

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As the companies' lead Sales talent in Nigeria, you will have the opportunity to build an amazing new business in the really important market in West Africa. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need to have extensive experience and relationships in the agricultural space as well as knowledge of the food industry to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across Nigeria. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to our clients. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.

REQUIREMENTS

JOB DUTIES
You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of agricultural companies, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• College degree
* Minimum 5 years experience in Sales for a major Agricultural input company
• In depth knowledge of the Food value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Sales Executive in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 24, 2019

Senior Sales Executive in Ghana , Ghana

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations .

JOB DESCRIPTION

This role will play a big part in leading the expansion in the Development and NGO sectors. There will be opportunities to develop new projects across our core market of West Africa and to build amazing new partnerships. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need a have extensive experience and relationships in the not for profit space as well as knowledge of development institutions to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across West Africa. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to farming and not for profit organisations. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.

REQUIREMENTS

JOB DUTIES
You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of not for profit organisations, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:
• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• College / University degree
• Minimum 5 years experience in Sales
* Fluent in French
• Minimum 5 years experience working directly in or with not for profit projects in Africa
• In depth knowledge of the Development value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges
• Have an extensive network of development and not for profit institutions.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Sales Executive in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 17, 2019

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