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CEO in Ghana , Ghana

The CEO is a first member of the team for the port project, and serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the client’s management team and Director – Global Investments. As the CEO the candidate will set-up and provide leadership and direction to the (project) team responsible for delivering the services under the Concession Agreement, and manage the day-to-day affairs of the company including but not limited to construction, financial, operational, administrative, community relations, and customer creation and service. The CEO will be the primary contact point between all port-related government bodies.

THE CANDIDATE
The right candidate is an engaging and focused leader who leverages best practice management skills to maximize team performance. As an individual the CEO is highly adaptive and excels in a dynamic environment.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Directing functions & performance
• Sets up & Leads the local team in management of day-to-day affairs of the company.
• Ensures that all managers are up to date with the concession related terms.
• Oversees annual budget requirements, approving budget guidelines, with end accountability for the achievement of both budget and financial goals of the organization in accordance with the business plan and updated financial model.

2. Contract Management
• Ensures that all company activities are carried out in commercial, technical, operational compliance with the concession agreement, projects agreements, financing agreements, service agreements and agreed business plan.
• Interfaces with all major contractors and vendors to achieve the agreed performance output as contracted.
• Ensures all contractual obligations of the company are fully met.
• Secures appropriate long-term service contracts.
• Seeks opportunities to enhance the popularity of the port and increase the project’s revenue potential.

3. Communication & Liaison
• Builds and actively manages relationships with all stakeholders.
• Represents the organization with the shareholders, the financial community and the public including the media.

4. Developing the business strategy
• Provides the vision, leadership and direction for the company. Establishes short and long-term goals, objectives, plans and policies, subject to approval by the client’s management.
• Develops the commercial strategy for approval by the client’s management.
• Develops and manages the business plan and annual operating plan.

5. Recruitment and Development
• Recruits / manages the local Senior Management team, and provides mentoring/guidance to senior managers.
• Implements a relevant performance management system.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Experience:
• At least fifteen (15+) plus years of working as an MD or CEO with experience in successfully managing concessions agreements and Oil & Gas/ off-shore terminal construction projects, in Ghana or West Africa.
• Extensive managerial and leadership knowledge, applying best practices to all sections of the business.
• Successful Track record of stakeholder management and dealing with senior authorities, bureaucrats and ministry level individuals.
• Excellent contacts with public authorities in Ghana.

Skills:
• Must be able to demonstrate strong leadership and exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships, including a high degree of tact, diplomacy and ability to influence.
• In-depth understanding of financial concepts, financial models and hands-on with the financial implications of the project implementation processes.
• Excellent business acumen, including project management skills.
• Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• A collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
• Advanced verbal and written communications skills in English in addition to effective interpersonal skills.

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

If you’re interested in the position of CEO apply through this link.

Special job

Expiring: Dec 06, 2019

Chief of Party – Okapi Wildlife Reserve , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Location: Epulu, Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Reports to: Okapi Wildlife Reserve Director
Expected travel: Regular travel to Kinshasa, DRC and to other destinations for meetings as required.
Start date: as soon as suitable candidate is found
Duration: 5 years (minimum 2 years)

Purpose:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking candidates for a Chief of Party (CoP) for the anticipated 5-year USAID-funded program entitled “Building effective management and sustainable financing of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve through a Public-Private Partnership” (the ‘USAID Okapi project’).

The goal of this project is to secure and restore the unique biodiversity and forests of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, through:
• Strengthening protected area management practises;
• Enhancing the social well-being of its resident communities; and
• The creation of conservation-led income generating activities that will contribute to the sustainable financing of future Reserve activities.

Responsibilities
The CoP will deliver on the following principal responsibilities in full coordination with, and supported by, the WCS DRC and OWR management teams, and the WCS Central Africa Regional team:

a) Serve as the primary WCS point of contact and authorized representative with USAID in regard to all communications on the USAID Okapi project.
• Maintain good working relationships with all project participants, stakeholders, beneficiaries and other relevant organizations both in the DRC and in the wider Central Africa region.
• Maintain a strong and responsive relationship with the USAID CARPE (Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment) Director, USAID Agreements Officer and other relevant USAID staff.
• Maintain close working relationships with the WCS DRC and OWR management teams.
• Ensure that USAID and internal WCS stakeholders are kept regularly up to date on project activities, deliverables and events.
• Be the point of contact for any new USAID initiatives and collaborations concerning the Okapi Wildlife Reserve

b) Coordinate the implementation, management and administration of the USAID Okapi project:
• Coordinate with WCS DRC and OWR management teams to ensure that project objectives are achieved to a high standard and on schedule.
• Oversee and, in some cases, carry out the delivery of the project's technical activities in accordance with the project work plan.
• Ensure that adequate technical assistance is provided to the OWR management team, supervising the recruitment and engagement of technical experts, partners and project staff, as appropriate, to help achieve the project objectives.
• In liaison with the OWR Director, engage with the DRC Government, civil society and business groups, and other organisations as needed to coordinate activities and achieve the project objectives.
• In liaison with the WCS finance team in OWR and Kinshasa, ensure financial planning and execution of approved budgets is in compliance with financial and administrative policies and procedures of USAID and WCS.
• In liaison with the WCS Regional Grants Manager, ensure contractual and procurement procedures are executed in a timely manner in compliance with administrative policies and procedures of USAID and WCS.

c) Through the development of robust monitoring and evaluation systems, ensure that all USAID reporting requirements are met to a high standard and on schedule.
• Preparation, submission for internal review and final submission of all contractually required technical project documentation (work plans, budgets, annual reports etc.).
• In liaison with the WCS Finance team in Kinshasa and OWR, ensure all financial reporting is prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

d) Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with:
• WCS policies and procedures.
• The requirements set out in the EPP award contractual agreement.
• USAID and relevant U.S. Government rules and regulations.
• The national law of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Requirements
The experience and capabilities of the CoP should include:

a) Significant experience of project management.
• Experience working in inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams and managing several major activities simultaneously.
• Experience managing multilateral/bilateral donor-funded projects, with multiple project partners and diverse project elements. Experience of managing USAID-funded projects preferred.
• Proven ability to achieve project targets and objectives, delivering quality work on tight deadlines.
• Experience of designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

b) Knowledge of African conservation issues.
• A Masters or PhD degree in conservation, natural resource management, or other relevant field experience in African conservation.
• Experience working on conservation projects in field settings preferred.
• Experience working in Central Africa region would be an advantage.

c) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated representational skills, with an ability to maintain favourable public relations.
• Experience of developing and maintaining professional working relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment.
• Demonstrated high-level competency in writing and editing of professional technical reports and other written products.
• Fluency in English and professional competency in French, with Swahili a distinct advantage.
• Highly computer and internet literate.

Application process
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, skills and experience, should apply by emailing a detailed application/cover letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to: africaapplications@wcs.org. Please include “Chief of Party Okapi” in the subject line of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you have any queries related to this position please contact: africaapplications@wcs.org

Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

About OWR
Created in 1992, the OWR, at more than 13,000km2, is the single largest protected tract of intact lowland tropical forest remaining in the DRC. The OWR harbors one of the largest remaining population of forest elephants and the largest stronghold of okapi in the DRC and the single largest population of the eastern chimpanzee in Africa. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been active in the OWR for more than 30 years, supporting its creation, and subsequently working closely with ICCN (Institut Congolaise pour la Conservation de la Nature) – the government agency responsible for protected areas and wildlife - in its management. In December 2018, WCS and ICCN signed a 10-year management agreement that delegated management authority of the OWR to WCS. This mandate is implemented through the OWR Management Unit (RMU), led by the Reserve Director, that is the executive body in charge of all day-to-day management activities and personnel in the OWR.
OWR is situated in the larger Ituri landscape; comprising more than 40,000km2 of contiguous forests, in which WCS is actively building conservation constituencies and supporting sustainable agricultural practices amongst the local communities who depend upon the forest resources for their livelihoods, and on whom the future integrity of the OWR is inextricably linked. The Ituri forests also have a rich cultural heritage and are home to the indigenous Mbuti and Efé peoples.

About WCS
The Wildlife Conservation Society is an international NGO headquartered at Bronx Zoo in New York City working to save wildlife and wild lands and to meet global challenges in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the world’s oceans. The Africa Program is the largest of WCS’s field programs, with approximately 1,100 staff in 12 country programs focused across four major regions (Central Africa, Sudano-Sahel, East and Southern Africa, and Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean).
Our MISSION is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education and inspiring people to value nature. Our VISION is a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. Our GOAL is to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity. Our VALUES are Respect, Accountability and Transparency, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion, Collaboration, Integrity.

Special job

Expiring: Nov 23, 2019

Country Manager DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Do you see yourself as being responsible for effective and successful management of a 4PL logistics service provider? Do you have the experience in a role which involves overseeing the operations within a country and ensuring an organisation is running with a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of customers?
Our client is a large 4PL logistics solution provider. We have been assigned to help them look for candidates who are strategic thinkers with the capability to continue to innovate and grow their locations across Africa.

Your key roles will include but not limited to:
• Overseeing the daily operations in country
• Introducing clear systems and processes to all aspects of the business to ensure the Company is poised for further growth
• Completing tender submissions and due diligence paperwork needed to get us registered with new clients
• Communicating clearly and effectively with the HQ
• Understanding clients' needs and problems and providing solutions using current and potential resources.
• Identifying new projects and strategic areas in which the employer should invest
• Managing a team of appr. 30 people and keep the operations going
• Deal with customer complaints rapidly
• Build and maintain business relationship with the Government
• Ensure that all internal inputs to operations is of the highest quality; HR, Finance, Sales and IT

Essential Skills:
• Leadership skills to motivate and inspire team members
• Clear communication skills ensuring clear and candid information
• Strong management skills ensuring efficient use of resources
• Computer Literacy to effectively operate and manipulate online management systems
• Faultless administration skills ensuring accurate and efficient procedures
• Problem solving skills to ensure obstacle to progress are overcome

Qualifications:
• A minimum of University Graduate Degree in any relevant discipline or equivalent vocational experience in Transport / Logistics service support
• Experience in warehousing and general freight forwarding, trucking and airfreight
• Experience in mining industry (copper & cobalt) (preferable)
• Minimum of 5 years of Management experience
• Fluent in English and French

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in DRC? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 02, 2020

Country Manager Zambia , Zambia

Do you see yourself as being responsible for effective and successful management of a 4PL logistics service provider? Do you have the experience in a role which involves overseeing the operations within a country and ensuring an organisation is running with a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of customers?
Our client is a large 4PL logistics solution provider. We have been assigned to help them look for candidates who are strategic thinkers with the capability to continue to innovate and grow their locations across Africa.

Your key roles will include but not limited to:
• Overseeing the daily operations in country
• Introducing clear systems and processes to all aspects of the business to ensure the Company is poised for further growth
• Completing tender submissions and due diligence paperwork needed to get us registered with new clients
• Communicating clearly and effectively with the HQ
• Understanding clients' needs and problems and providing solutions using current and potential resources.
• Identifying new projects and strategic areas in which the employer should invest
• Managing a team of appr. 30 people and keep the operations going
• Deal with customer complaints rapidly
• Build and maintain business relationship with the Government
• Ensure that all internal inputs to operations is of the highest quality; HR, Finance, Sales and IT

Essential Skills:
• Leadership skills to motivate and inspire team members
• Clear communication skills ensuring clear and candid information
• Strong management skills ensuring efficient use of resources
• Computer Literacy to effectively operate and manipulate online management systems
• Faultless administration skills ensuring accurate and efficient procedures
• Problem solving skills to ensure obstacle to progress are overcome

Qualifications:
• A minimum of University Graduate Degree in any relevant discipline or equivalent vocational experience in Transport / Logistics service support
• Experience in warehousing and general freight forwarding, trucking and airfreight
• Experience in mining industry (copper & cobalt) (preferable)
• Minimum of 5 years of Management experience
• Fluent in English

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 02, 2020

Country Manager Tanzania , Tanzania

Do you see yourself as being responsible for effective and successful management of a 4PL logistics service provider? Do you have the experience in a role which involves overseeing the operations within a country and ensuring an organisation is running with a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of customers?
Our client is a large 4PL logistics solution provider. We have been assigned to help them look for candidates who are strategic thinkers with the capability to continue to innovate and grow their locations across Africa.

Your key roles will include but not limited to:
• Overseeing the daily operations in country
• Introducing clear systems and processes to all aspects of the business to ensure the Company is poised for further growth
• Completing tender submissions and due diligence paperwork needed to get us registered with new clients
• Communicating clearly and effectively with the HQ
• Understanding clients' needs and problems and providing solutions using current and potential resources.
• Identifying new projects and strategic areas in which the employer should invest
• Managing a team of appr. 30 people and keep the operations going
• Deal with customer complaints rapidly
• Build and maintain business relationship with the Government
• Ensure that all internal inputs to operations is of the highest quality; HR, Finance, Sales and IT

Essential Skills:
• Leadership skills to motivate and inspire team members
• Clear communication skills ensuring clear and candid information
• Strong management skills ensuring efficient use of resources
• Computer Literacy to effectively operate and manipulate online management systems
• Faultless administration skills ensuring accurate and efficient procedures
• Problem solving skills to ensure obstacle to progress are overcome

Qualifications:
• A minimum of University Graduate Degree in any relevant discipline or equivalent vocational experience in Transport / Logistics service support
• Experience in warehousing and general freight forwarding, trucking, airfreight and maritime & port operations
• Experience in mining industry (copper & cobalt) (preferable)
• Minimum of 5 years of Management experience
• Fluent in English

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 02, 2020

Education Technical Lead , Rwanda

The Building Learning Foundations programme led by Education Development Trust in Rwanda is committed to improving the quality of teaching and leadership in all 2,500 of Rwanda’s government supported primary schools, so improving learning outcomes for 2.6 million Rwandan children. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the programme is being implemented by a consortium of British not-for-profit organisations, led by Education Development Trust in partnership with the British Council and VSO. Our innovative and impactful programme design is based around three foundations: teacher development, leadership for learning and system strengthening, supported by our evidence-based research provision.

Over the past 3 years, BLF has already benefitted all P1 to P3 English and Mathematics teachers and improved learner outcomes of over one million P1 to P3 pupils. To prepare for the next stage of the programme, we are inviting applications from experienced educationalists for the post of BLF Education Technical Lead. Reporting to the Team Leader, this role will form part of the programme’s Senior Management Team, have technical oversight and accountability for the successful delivery of this programme and leadership of a multi-disciplinary team.

You will have a strong technical background in education and education reform, with specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas: policy development/delivery, curriculum-related material design, teacher development, early grade literacy or education data management. Leadership or management gained in at least one large-scale improvement programme of a similar nature is essential. Previous experience of living and working in the region and an appreciation of the educational context in Rwanda is preferred.

Interviews will take place from the end of November to the beginning of December. The selected candidate will be expected to start work in Rwanda as soon as possible thereafter.

The salary and benefits package will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and region.

How to apply? When you click 'Apply' below you will be taken to our careers site where you will be asked to complete a short application form and upload your CV.

Expiring: Nov 27, 2019

Senior Recruiter & Head-Hunter , South Africa

Do you have an in-depth knowledge of the African recruitment space and a passion for recruitment head-hunting and/or executive search? Have you placed candidates across the continent? Do you love pampering your clients and making sure they hire the best professionals in the field? Do you go the extra mile? Are the answers to these questions YES? Then become part of our enthusiastic team of Africa recruitment specialists!

JobnetAfrica is looking for a Recruiter / head-hunter / executive search specialist with full cycle experience, to join our pan-African JobnetAfrica team. We recruit, headhunt and offer HR Consultancy services for international companies across a wide range of sectors throughout Africa. Our team members are either based in Africa, or have extensive Africa living and working experience. This makes us the partner of choice for companies looking for talent for their companies in Africa.

As our new team member, you are responsible for:
• Taking on new assignments, obtained by our sales crew
• Conducting a thorough briefing with the client on the organisation and role(s)
• Advising the client on the options and introduce inventive ways to look at the process
• Managing online outings and timelines together with our content manager
• Taking on the search and selection process, using existing and upcoming ways of finding talent
• Conduction (mostly online) interviews and writing interview reports
• Proposing of shortlists to the client
• Support the hiring and onboarding process with the client
• Close the assignment
• After care on both the candidates and the clients

Other tasks:
• Helping designing and implementing the overall recruiting strategy
• Collaborating with the sales and management team

Requirements:
• Proven work experience as an international Recruiter in Africa (either an in-house recruiter or a staffing agency recruiter), with experience in multiple sectors
• Solid ability to conduct different types of interviews (structured, competency-based, stress etc)
• Hands on experience with various selection processes (phone interviewing, reference check etc)
• Familiarity with Candidate Management Systems (CMS) and Linkedin recruiter
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong decision-making skills

Personality we are looking for:
• Independent worker, that loves to be part of a growing team and company
• Thrives on successes, pushing for placements
• Friendly nature, keeping your calm when things move slow
• Has to be flexible, not everything always goes the way we want it to go
• Show initiative, there is lots to be taken on and streamlined

We offer:
• A fixed basic salary plus incentives at successful placement
• Flexibility, you can work from home and / or our office in Johannesburg
• A very challenging and demanding job with a great lifestyle!!

Expiring: Dec 27, 2019

Safari Sales Consultant

Flexible work times & remote work is possible
Offices: Netherlands (Heerenveen), Zanzibar or Tanzania (Arusha), Spain (Barcelona)

Department : Safari Sales
Company : Paradise & Wilderness (P&W) Group

Paradise & Wilderness Group is a fast growing organisation. Specialized in Tanzanian Safari & Zanzibar Holidays. The group offers a variety of hotels and resorts on Zanzibar, as well as safari accommodations in/at the northern Tanzania National Parks and in Selous Game Reserve.

Do you want to be involved in this growing adventure? We want to increase our dynamic Safari Sales Team with a new team member. Are you the best safari sales consultant we are looking for?
Can you work under pressure and achieve sales targets?
Working remotely is a possibility, a 9 to 5 mentality is definitely not. Salary is basic, but the sales commissions make it interesting.

Purpose of the function
The position requires someone who possesses a basic level of knowledge and interest in east Africa. The applicant must also have a good geographical, and basic day-to-day travel logistic understanding of the destination.
Applicant must enjoy advising clients about products and packages, mostly based on research and training.
Applicant must have excellent sales skills, be detail-oriented and good at communicating (written and oral) in order to close the sale as proposed to prospective traveller or the travel agent.

You will work in our sales team, active in different countries.
● Require 4 years experience in sales. Experience in Safari Sales will be a plus.
● Required languages: English (fluent), German/French (fluent), and Spanish will be a plus.
● Independent work attitude.

Operations / activities
● Deal with all travel enquiries via telephone, email, Skype and WhatsApp.
● To be able to match the correct product/package with the client.
● Check availability of products/packages in ResRequest and with external suppliers, hold reservations, and then respond promptly, within 12 hours, to the client with various options.
● To book reservations for the client for air, travel, hotel, safari tours and car rentals, and follow up with the client when necessary to secure the reservation.
● To maintain and promote professional and courteous client relations by being prompt and accurate in their communications.
● Demonstrate professional sales skills.
● To follow up with clients on completion of their trip for feedback on the experience.
● Assisting colleagues with admin related work and product/package building as needed.
● Upselling and offering alternatives.

Knowledge and experience
● Travel industry work experience: minimum 4 years
● Sales ability potential - Sales Driven
● Be able to handle high volume enquiries
● Good level of understanding of east-Africa in general
● Very good product knowledge and basic logistical understanding
● Travel experience in East Africa

Are you interested in becoming a Safari Sales Consultant? 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 21, 2019

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