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Impact and Training Manager in Senegal , Senegal

Title: Impact and Training Manager
Location: Thies, Senegal
Report to: Director of Agriculture
Language Requirement: French and English fluency

About myAgro

myAgro helps farmers move out of poverty: we do this with a simple approach. We help farmers manage their cash flow better – at harvest time when farmers have more cash, they can lock away their funds for seeds and fertilizer for the next season. They pay using their mobile phone (or mobile money in Tanzania) and myAgro delivers the inputs they’ve paid for before it rains and provides technical training so farmers know how to use the inputs efficiently. This leads to 50% more food and 50% more income per farm. To date myAgro serves 80,000 farmers and will scale to 1 million farmers by 2025. The award-winning team has received recognition from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, Bill Gates and more.

About the Role

The Training Manager is a key management and leadership role at myAgro that should touch and impact the work and lives of many of our team members and farmers. So what exactly does that mean?!?

- You are able to Execute @ Scale. In one month you might hire 40 ag trainers who then need to recruit and train 400 seasonal agents. You are able to design and lead a large-scale program and care about the details without getting overwhelmed. You are adept at implementing quality controls to ensure quality of program execution.
- You are an Effective Collaborator. You know how to coordinate and communicate effectively across departments (sales, product, HR, etc) and have a knack for getting alignment on work plans and calendars, while building in flexibility for the unknowns of the agricultural / sales work.
- You are an Open-Minded Listener. You are focused on the organizational goals and therefore work at all times starting from the end-users of the programs you design for (both farmers and field staff). You are not one to get stuck on Agricultural Theory or perfection at the cost of delivering on organizational goals.
- You are a Master Manager. From project management to organizational aptitude to delegation and coaching, you have the tools in your tool-belt to own this role and goals / projects that come with it. You make your team and those around you better with your management tool-belt.

The Training Manager role is critical to ensuring that we are delivering the highest quality of inputs and services possible to our farmers. With our ambitious plans to increase our impact with farmers, this is a crucial role to the team.

While this position is part of the AG team it doesn’t require you to be an Agronomist. We have agronomists on the team and within our network that you will work closely with on a regular basis. The magic ingredient of this role is that you’re a great listener, an excellent project manager and open-minded. A passion for learning about agriculture, life sciences, and working with farmers will get the job done.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Manage agriculture programs
- Implement agriculture training programs in collaboration with the sales team to promote successful planting for farmers. These training programs are a mix of training channels: trainings in group, video, flyers, radio, and call center.
- Co-manage the monitoring and evaluation program with the Regional M&E Manager to monitor effectiveness of training and evaluate impact in terms of yield and increased revenues.
- Listen to farmers and collaborate with local R&D team members to inform trials, pilots and package design centered around ‘design for the farmer, with the farmer’.
- Design, test and improve training models to lower costs and increase farmer reach/impact so myAgro can provide training sustainably as we grow

Manage the agriculture team
- Mentor and manage the country-based agriculture field teams, including creating quality training materials, developing work plans, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback.
- Set up KPI and data management systems to inform decision making.
- Proactively solve problems and set up the team to achieve their goals of training farmers.

Is this the Role for You?

You are RIGHT for this role if…
- You have 5 years of prior management experience – preferably including background in scaling and expanding programs.
- You have designed, developed, and/or implemented training programs for rural areas.
- You have held a position on the crossroads between multiple departments.

You are NOT qualified for this job if…
- You do not have more than 5 years of project management experience.
- You have never managed a team of 5 direct reports for more than a year.
- You are not fluent in French and English.
- You have no experience working in Africa.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment .

Are you interested in becoming an Impact and Training Manager in Senegal? 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 11, 2020

Program Director in Senegal , Senegal

Program Director, Senegal
Location: Thies, Senegal
Report to: Country Director
Language Requirement: Fluent in French and English

About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here.

About the Program Director role

You are the CEO of Senegal Field Operations, including both seasonal activities and special projects, and you are the glue between the field team and supporting departments.

You own both the present and the future of Senegal’s seasonal field operation by meeting seasonal goals as well as creating sales strategy. You meet field goals by building a strong field team - including program managers and program associates - managing their progress, and collaborating with supporting departments. You assess areas that need improvement, test and evaluate assumptions, and create incremental plans to reach future goals.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Field Operations: Responsible for meeting overarching field operations’ seasonal goals through a combination of team management and direct hands-on work. Serve as a direct supervisor to the Regional Field Coordinators as well as several associates and program managers. Assign project responsibilities for the activities below to assure goals are met. Collaborate with supporting departments. Regularly report progress to leadership and other relevant parties.

Farmer enrollment :
- Closely track progress throughout enrollment and adjust strategies accordingly, including increasing customer density
- Communicate between HQ/field/other supporting departments
- Ensure staff is trained and prepared
- Develop and implement marketing strategy and lead a small marketing team to meet customer acquisition goals
- Manage close-out and knowledge management for next season.

Payments:
- Manage payment period and implement sales strategies, setting and meeting seasonal goals
- Improve KPI data collection and analysis and coordinate with the Audit Department
- Manage Village Entrepreneurs:
- Manage transition to mobile vendor model
- Set compensation, bonus, and incentive plans
- Identify training needs and materials

Farmer Training
- Collaborate with agriculture and M&E departments to prepare for training
- Serve on the Agriculture Committee for analysis and rapid response during planting period
- Team Management
- Manage and train a team of 4-5 people and invest in their professional development. This includes managing onboarding, writing and assigning project descriptions, conducting weekly meetings and performance evaluations, ensuring objectives are met, supporting skills development, and complying with all internal myAgro management policies.
- Conduct weekly department meetings for the field operations team and monthly field coordinators
- Ensure collaboration and compliance with other departments
- Ensure that your team follows HQ policies (i.e. budget requests and reporting, HR incident reporting, vehicle use, etc.). Provide training or corrective measures as needed.
- Proactively communicate with support departments and collaborate on key activities.

Strategy
- Contribute to shaping organizational strategy
- Help set and measure long-term, annual, and quarterly goals and KPIs

Skills and Qualifications:
- Fluency in English and French required
- Experience working in rural West Africa
- Eager to get mud on your boots – go to the field often and sell side by side with the field team
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated success in execution & delegation, quality results, developing others, and communication
- Experience with mobile money agent networks, commission-based sales networks, and/or rural sales networks a plus

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Director in Senegal? 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 11, 2020

Executive Director of CMU Africa , Rwanda

Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa.

CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. Our mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are seeking an Executive Director of CMU-Africa to provide strategic and senior operational leadership to our programs in Kigali, Rwanda. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the coming transformation of Rwanda and Africa, and want to be a driving force in that transformation. The scope of the role includes:

Overall operational oversight of CMU-Africa, ensuring the organization is effectively and efficiently delivering on the defined strategies, goals and objectives of CMU-Africa and its partner organizations
Growing CMU-Africa’s ability to attract significant new resources from governments, foundations, associations, individuals and corporations in Africa and around the world. This will include managing and nurturing relationships involving partner organizations that have the interest in and capacity to make groundbreaking commitments
Managing, together with our Director, commitments to all partner organizations, which includes regularly communicating with the Government of Rwanda and the MasterCard Foundation, currently two of the strongest partners to CMU-Africa
Building upon CMU’s world-class reputation and driving a marketing and communications strategy for CMU-Africa to engage key audiences
Along with the Director, you will be a key leader of CMU-Africa, and will help develop short-, medium- and long-term plans that will position the organization to operationally fulfill its mission, and spur the future engagement and investment needed. Reporting jointly to our College of Engineering Dean and CMU-Africa Director, you will balance high-level oversight and direction of multiple administrative areas including business operations, partnership relations, student affairs and student services. You will employ multiple strategies to emphasize direct relationship building with faculty, staff and students at CMU-Africa and with other colleges and university leadership.

Externally, responsibilities will also involve initiating conversations and interactions that can lead to transformational gifts enabling outstanding advances in Engineering-related teaching, learning and discovery. In addition, you will continue to find opportunities and initiatives and, in consultation with the Dean, Associate Dean/s and Director of CMU-Africa, develop new strategies and tactics sought at attracting more resources for CMU-Africa’s critical work. As part of the position’s development responsibilities, you will collaborate regularly with the college and university advancement team and external university partners. In this context, you will have familiarity with the college’s overall campaign priorities, as well as the individual strategies and key initiatives planned and launched to achieve those goals. In addition, you will develop alternative approaches that allow the college to build upon existing partnerships to attract major commitments needed to realize shared goals.


Core responsibilities will include:

Serving as the most senior staff member of CMU-Africa; executing operational oversight to ensure CMU-Africa is fulfilling on its strategies, goals, and objectives towards its mission
Working in partnership with the director, dean, and associate dean/s to develop and implement strategies to grow CMU-Africa’s brand and reputation on the continent. Managing relationships that are local, regional, national, and international in scope
Collaborating with our college and university’s development offices, to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for fundraising. This work will include planning, oversight, management, and performance measurement and solicitation strategies
Providing leadership to and managing all critical initiatives to ensure CMU-Africa is delivering on its goals and objectives
Directly supervising professional staff

Qualifications:

8 or more years of progressive professional international experience in a related field required. At least 5 years’ experience at an academic or non-profit organization and a corresponding record of accomplishments in fundraising and operational management preferred
A strong global network with connections in Africa and across the global, who align with CMU-Africa’s strategic priorities. Work experience in Africa is strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree required.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within CMU. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high standard of integrity. We are looking for someone who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

You should demonstrate:

Ability to drive and execute a high-level strategic plan and engage the organization behind it.
High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
Demonstrated ability to work in a partnership culture
Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers both face to face and across time zones.

This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Occasional nights and weekend hours maybe required. Regular international travel required.

Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply at https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2015477&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of our employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.



Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Expiring: Nov 02, 2020

Senior Program Officer - Nutrition , Ethiopia

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.

About the organization:

Founded in 2008, Results for Development (R4D) has grown rapidly during its first decade, with a diverse set of programs in global health, education, and nutrition and funders that include bilateral donors, multi-lateral development institutions, and private foundations. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. The organization has offices in Washington, DC in the United States (140 staff), Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the UK. Outside of the U.S., we employ 21 staff in ten countries.

We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in building a better R4D.

Practice:

R4D’s Nutrition Practice works with global and country change agents to find solutions to complex challenges that impede progress towards achieving the global goals for nutrition. Our growing nutrition team works across a broad range of areas, including:

Promoting increasing global investments in nutrition through sustainable financing approaches.
Approaches to integrate essential nutrition services into health systems.
Data for nutrition approaches, including promoting the use of data for nutrition decision-making.
Support transformation of food systems through multisectoral approaches
Structured learning approaches, to generate, share and translate knowledge into actions.
Our ongoing program of work in Ethiopia supports key government bodies and development partners. This includes:

Collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to develop capacity to track budget allocations and expenditures and to use this for improved planning, accountability and stakeholder coordination.
Support for the development of the Seqota Declaration expansion and scale up phase roadmap and investment plan which will inform the Food & Nutrition investment case.
Support to strengthen systems for the treatment of wasting into routine health systems. This includes assessing country needs to generate practical research and guidance on wasting treatment integration into health systems; and an assessment of market barriers that limit the availability and affordability of ready to use therapeutic foods, and scoping opportunities to address them.
Opportunity:

To support this mission, R4D seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) to join our rapidly growing Nutrition Practice to support the growing Ethiopia portfolio. This position is based in Addis Ababa and is unique opportunity to work closely with the R4D Ethiopia Country Director and provide leadership to R4D’s Nutrition practice in Ethiopia.

Responsibilities:

The SPO will serve as a critical member of project management teams, advising on overall project strategy and design, contributing technical expertise, managing project teams, and overseeing the implementation of activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Lead activities in Ethiopia related to the integration of wasting into routine health systems by advising on project strategy, providing technical guidance and being responsible for the timely execution of work plans and completion of project deliverables
Build and manage relationships with partners in Ethiopia, internal and external experts consulted, and program managers involved in engagements
Support R4D Ethiopia Country Director in new business development
Provide thought leadership and technical expertise to the nutrition team and across the broader organization, including representing R4D in external settings and developing knowledge products
Qualifications:

We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in nutrition and/or health systems and strong project and partner management skills.

7+ years of relevant professional experience on issues related to health or nutrition or related fields
MD and/or Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field preferred
Experience in nutrition programming through one or more WHO building blocks: Leadership & Governance, Financing, Supplies & Supply Chains, Human Resources, Information Systems, Service Delivery
Experience with wasting programs, or issues regarding Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods, is preferred but not required
Demonstrated ability to manage partner relationships and project workstreams including managing situations with potential for conflicts
Experience in capacity building/training, facilitation and stakeholder management
Experience in research, including desk research and stakeholder interviews
Proven capacity to synthesize technical content into effective presentations to high-level audiences
Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced environment across multiple projects and work streams with competing time/resource demands
High level of organization, attention to detail, professionalism, and reliability
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Enthusiastic about joining a diverse and inclusive work environment
Motivated to learn, grow, contribute and produce

Expiring: Nov 02, 2020

Technical Director , Ethiopia

Our client focuses on sustainable farming with small scale, subsistence farmers across East Africa, while investing in sustainable supply chains for global customers.
We are looking for a Technical Director, to be a member of the Executive Team, who will help the business strengthen its agricultural performance and drive the next generation of growth from 250 to 1,000 farmers over the next 3 years.

The role:
• Responsible to lead all agronomic operations and execution in Ethiopia
• Planning regenerative, multi-crop, year-round production with 250+ out-grower farms, while improving weekly harvest estimations and quarterly production forecasts
• Testing, evaluating and implementing new crops, cutting-edge smallholder technologies, and various engagement models
• Supporting field managers to motivate staff and drive improvements in smallholder yields and farm management
• Rapidly iterating and continuously improving our internal systems and processes
• Involved in all aspects of company leadership, strategy and management

The person:
• A background in commercial fresh-produce farming/growing
• Experience with regenerative or organic growing practices
• Experience leading teams in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
• An analytical and entrepreneurial mindset
• Experience managing P&L, budgets, and production forecasting

Interested to join this innovative business and in being based in Ethiopia? We would like to hear from you.

Expiring: Nov 01, 2020

Chief Engineer in Ghana , Ghana

For a client in Ghana, in the timber processing industry / exporting all over the world, we are looking for an experienced Electromechanical engineer with a Bachelor degree but preferably with a Masters degree with 8 to 10 years’ experience, including but not limited to construction, plumbing, carpentry, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, HVAC, and mechanical systems.

Tasks
• Evaluating costs associated with each project / installation or maintenance
• Improving preventive maintenance and maintenance in general of existing installations.
• Coordinating and managing the engineering team, assigning short and long term goals for successful completion of the project’s plans
• Ensuring and reviewing safety of the worksite during the course of development
• Knowledge of principles of engineering
• Must have superior budgeting and cost management abilities, assessing estimated costs early in the project and bringing the actual costs in line
• Must be able to draft clear and comprehensive reports on the statistical efficacy of projects, the use and allocation of resources, and the quality of each finished project
• Must possess technical acumen and the ability to troubleshoot on a variety of projects
• Must be willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, industrial settings, and construction sites

Our client offers a basic salary and :
• House fully furnished with all necessary utilities
• Transport
• Great office environment
• Flights to visit home

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Engineer in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 30, 2020

CFO in Cameroon , Cameroon

JobnetAfrica is recruiting an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead and execute our client's financial and investment strategy and to perform effective risk management.
Our client is active in the clean energy sector.

Responsibilities
- Advise on long-term business and financial planning
- Establish, execute, and manage the capital investment plan and strategy
- Perform a risk management and mitigation plan by analysing the organization’s liabilities and investments
- Prepare (and improve if necessary) internal and external monthly financial reports including forecasts as per company financial policies and procedures
- Set up in place a comprehensive dashboard to map all the duties to meet the expectations and obligations from current and future investors
- Provide leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
- Provide strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive management team
- Establish and develop relations with banks, lenders, equity providers, donors and financial institutions
- Control and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure
- Prepare and lead the budgeting process
- Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the company’s operations
- Keep track of the company’s path to profitability milestones and ensure ongoing profitability of the business
- Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT system
- Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies
- Direct audit and compliance activities
- Serve as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

The CFO must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment and banking operations.

Requirements
- Proven experience (2-3 years) as CFO, finance officer, finance director or other relevant role in a SME
- BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance, business economics or other relevant field
- In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
- Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
- Sound knowledge around business, its financial dynamics and regulatory requirements across tax/commercial/banking/exchange regulations
- Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (e.g. SAP, ERP)
- Hands-on financial modelling
- Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
- Strong leadership and organizational skills
- Excellent communication and people skills
- An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers
- Strong appeal to the Renewable Energy sector
- Great deal of personal motivation to improve the living conditions of other men and women.

Are you interested in becoming a CFO in Cameroon? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 30, 2020

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