Senior HR Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Location: Akosombo with weekly visit to Accra Head Office
Startdate: a.s.a.p.

Job brief
We are currently seeking an experienced Senior HR professional to head the company’s HR function, as a member of the management team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for heading HR for all sites and leading the development and implementation of HR strategies, programs and activities relating to workforce planning, recruitment and staffing, remuneration and benefits administration, labor relations, workforce training & development, HR records management and other relevant diversity initiatives.
The successful candidate will report directly to the CEO. All HR site managers will report directly to the Senior HR Manager.


• Develop HR strategies and administer HR policies and procedures
• Ensure compliance to the Labour Act
• Develop contracting controls and monitoring procedures
• Support in the implementation of a HRIS
• Support operational efforts through proper staffing and training of staff
• Conduct needs analysis, develop, implement, and monitor training programs
• Provide guidance for the determination of competitive and equitable employee compensation
• Plan and coordinate employee functions, suggestion programme, etc.
• Collaborate with the Corporate HR function for the provision of cohesive HR services to all employees
• Lead the coaching and counselling of employees to imbibe the service standards and procedures of the company
• Develop a method to gauge current labour cost with market cost to ensure cost effective recruitment
• Develop an efficient and effective employee appraisal system


Educational Qualifications / Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Human Resources, Industrial Relations or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferable.
• Professional certification in HR and membership of a professional body
• Over six years working experience of which three years must be in management position
• Experience working in a foreign country and similar structure would be a huge advantage.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Extensive and progressively responsible executive experience with all facets of human resources and labour relations management including labour negotiations, developing and negotiating benefits programs, compensation and performance management, talent management and employee relations.
• In depth knowledge of employment laws in Ghana including labour relations law and practice and government regulations and policies as they impact HR
• Extensive understanding of Human Resources Strategic issues and challenges with the ability to conceptualize and implement Human Resources interventions
• Ability to establish and maintain trust, credibility and confidentiality
• Demonstrates a strong knowledge of organization change / culture transformation process, and dealing with changing situations
• Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS systems.

Supervisory Skills
• General managerial / administration skills
• Team building / conflict management skills
• Coaching / Leadership / Negotiation skills
• Organization and coordination skills

People skills Generic Skills
• Initiative Entrepreneurship / taking ownership
• Analytical Skills / Negotiation Skills
• Self-Management / Interpersonal Skills
• Highly developed senior level management and leadership skills
• Determent and a good decision maker on strategic level

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

Expiring: Apr 15, 2018
Senior Sales Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Location: Accra, but will be visiting various depots from time to time (North, South, West and Central Ghana
Start date: A.s.a.p.

Job brief We are looking for a high-performing Sales Manager within the fast moving goods sector (fish mongering/ fast moving consumer goods with short shelf live such as meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and baked goods) to help us meet our customer acquisition and revenue growth targets by keeping our company competitive and innovative. This person will be responsible for maximizing internal and regional sales team potential, crafting sales strategies and plans in line with the overall corporate strategy and justifying these to the management team.

• The sales manager will be in charge of making sure all 5 regional sales depots meet the company’s base quality standards and are equipped and resourced to meet monthly sales targets. Together with the Quality assurance manager the successful candidate will also be in charge of all core and support operations related to sales.
• Managing the 5 depots the Sales manager will look at new opportunities to further develop the market as well as the product.
• The Sales manager will work hand in hand with the Marketing manager to make sure that customers are brand aware.
• Achieve growth and hit sales targets by successfully managing the sales team
• Design and implement a strategic business plan that expands company’s customer base and ensure it’s strong presence in existing as well as new markets.
• Own recruiting, objectives setting, coaching and performance monitoring of sales representatives
• Build and further promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships with existing partners working toward understanding their needs as well as making sure they are aligned with the company goals.
• Present sales, revenue and expenses reports and realistic forecasts to Finance as well as the management team
• Identify emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status
• BS/MS degree in business administration or a related field
• Successful previous experience as a sales manager, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
• Experience in the fast moving goods or agri/aquaculture sector, preferably in fish mongering/ fast moving consumer goods with short shelf live such as meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and baked goods
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
• Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close
• Strong business sense and industry expertise
• Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
• Excellent excel, word and PowerPoint skills
• High level analytical thinking
• High level of maths

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

Expiring: Apr 15, 2018
Technical Director in Ivory Coast , Ivory Coast

Our client is pursuing poverty by supplying small holder farmers with agricultural inputs and selling their produce in domestic and export markets. The organisation develops innovative technologies for commercial development of crop processing.

The demand across Africa for cassava products is high and therefore we are currently recruiting a Technical Director for overseeing the first mobile processing site in Ivory Coast.
In this role you will be responsible for first-hand hand knowledge of electrical- and mechanical systems within the (mobile) processing-, drying- and refinery units in order to process fresh cassava on-farm or nearby. You will be overseeing the whole site, responsible for training and supervising the team on site and that all operation is running well.

- Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical system installations and troubleshooting such as machinery, agricultural, construction and industrial machinery but also electrical and electronic equipment and related products.
- Knowledge of PLC and industrial computers used to automate a machine or process
- Ability to lead and manage the full production and manufacturing of the (mobile) factory with regards to the key electrical systems, solvin all technical issues at site, ISO standards and environmental systems.
- Ability and/or experience of working in remote areas, within a multicultural environment preferably in (West) Africa
- Work closely with technical operating staff and provide training for maintenance and use of mobile factory and machinery guidance
- Experience in large food processing sites or plants
- Fluent in French (mother tongue) and English is an absolute must

Additional info
• USD 3500-4500 a month
• Startdate a.s.a.p.
• Location: site is about 50km from Yamoussoukro
• Housing, benefits, medical, insurance, car

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Director in Ivory Coast? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 15, 2018
Regional Manager - East and Southern Africa , Mozambique

Regional Manager - East and Southern Africa (Consultant)

Our client is an NGO working with small holder models for cash crops around Africa.

Job Description
The consultant (long term 3-5 yrs) will be responsible for overseeing, developing and representing the company in Southern and East Africa. He will contribute to a powerful recognition of the company amongst national and regional stakeholders and in the end a proper scale-up in the number of strategic partnerships, participating farmers and the volumes pulled through the supply chain.

This involves developing, implementing, improving and evaluating existing and new partnerships, creating a strategy for the companies presence in the region, resetting programme objectives with implementers, governments, funders, etc. who are of strategic relevance, and strengthen the companies presence within the region. The consultant will work closely with the Supply Team at head office to create a strategy for the coming years.


Strategic Accountability
1. Lead on the implementation and development of the plans for each country in the region (South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, and also new countries) in collaboration with other departments of the company to enable delivery of global strategy and goals.
2. Further develop and strengthen the network of partners in the region and ensure representation of the company in appropriate forums.
3. Develop a regional strategic plan to support The companies global priorities. Strategy will cover demand and fundraising and national embedding.
4. Manage and oversee capacity building of partners, to make sure all parties have the capabilities and capacity to deliver on objectives for the programme.
5. Collaborate and support with the assurance team for the execution of the assurance program.
6. Making sure appropriate escalation of important risks to credibility of the operations in the different countries.
7. Working together with the fundraising team to create marketing and funding opportunities for the company. Support fundraising activities in the regions.

Company Team
8. Contribute to developing of the global programme team by sharing knowledge and building the reputation of the company as a leading organisation in both the sustainable agriculture and textile sectors and creating ideas to improve ways of working.
9. Ensure the integrity of the company in the region through quality recruitment, management, induction, and coaching of regional partners, incl. overseeing farm monitoring and supporting licensing processes, communicating texts of best practice, collecting impact data and results, and providing training and referrals.
10. Closely work with the Regional Manager of West Africa and line manage the staff in the country.
11. Monitor the selection and training of participating gins and other manufactorers and suppliers on the use of the companies traceability systems.
12. Sharing knowledge and stories from the country programs to transfer skills to other African country partners and around the globe.

External Representation
13. Contribute to video messages, written materials, and other front-line communication messages in order to build the company into a well-known and respected standard in Africa and around the world.
14. Represent the company in the region and around the world to make sure that it maintains a solid reputation and a credible status across the cotton sector.

Financial Accountability
15. Overseeing of project costs. Be the focal point for the innovation and growth fund application process for Southern and East Africa.
16. Monitoring budget expenditure, associated reporting, to make sure of efficient and effective use of financial resources within the country.

Furthermore the Regional Manager is expected to work together on activities as agreed with a representative of the company.

Working Arrangements
- The consultant appointed to this role will report to the Head of Partnerships.
- Salary: depending on experience.
- The consultancy role is estimated to require approximately 40 hours per week, and will be home-based or in a co-working space in a country of operation. The consultancy contract will be for an initial twelve-month fixed term, with extension possible. This contract is a local contract and our client is not able to cover any relocation or expatriation expenses.
- The consultant is expected to attend special meetings and events, some of which may occur in the evenings or weekends. Frequent travel within the region will be required (>30%).


To be successful, candidates for the Regional Manager role will have the following attributes:


- At least 7 years’ working experience in programme and project design and management
- At least 3 years’ experience working in a similar role in an African country
- Track record of effective and successful partnership development and management, including process management and monitoring of performance
- Proven work experience in the agricultural sector and value chains in East and Southern Africa, cash crops

- Proven results in managing fundraising activities and a wide network of partners
- Demonstrated results in conducting negotiation with high level partners and governments

- Experience of working in both international organizations /NGOs and private sector
- Experience in cotton production and textile sector

Skills & knowledge

- Master degree in relevant field (Agronomy, BA, international relations…) or more
- Strong attention to detail, strong analytical and organizational skills
- Strategic influencing and excellent interpersonal, facilitation and negotiation skills, with service-oriented attitude and diplomacy
- Fluency in English with excellent written skills, Portuguese and French highly desirable
- Advanced computer and IT skills, including excellent command of Excel and PPT, and management of project database
- Flexibility, initiative, ability to work autonomously in a remote environment

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

Expiring: Apr 13, 2018
Business Operations Senior Associate in Kenya , Kenya

Who We Are

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2.5 million trees with more than 8,500 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About The Team

Komaza is entering a phase of rapid growth and will soon expand into new geographies. To succeed, our business support teams must also rapidly increase their speed, scope and scale of work. We need to design, hire for, and build new service departments including Supply Chain (procurement & logistics), Fleet Management (for scores of motorbikes), Business Administration (facilities & property management) and IT (hundreds of computers and smartphones). Each service function will be led by a strong, experienced manager, each growing their team and systems to support rapid growth. Collectively, this group of business operations departments will grow from 15 to 40+ people over the next two years.

About This Role

The Business Operations (Biz Ops) Senior Associate will lead the development of systems and coordination of projects for our multiple shared services departments to support rapid company growth. You will connect the dots between all Biz Ops support functions and the functional end users at all levels across the core value chain and other support functions. The Biz Ops Senior Associate will collaborate closely with the Director of Business Operations to lay a scalable foundation for company-wide service excellence through simple yet robust tools, data structures, and operational systems.

What You Will Do

- Design, build and continuously improve supply chain, IT, fleet management and business administration systems to rapid-scale shared services provision across all functions and multiple geographies
- Develop innovative solutions to connect the dots between shared services and the rest of the company through process mapping, “MVP” trials and pilots, and rapid iteration
- Create reporting tools and systems based on deep understanding of user needs within functions and across departments and levels, ranging from off-the-shelf software to in-house GSheet/Excel tools
- Launch new systems through documenting SOPs, developing and conducting trainings, and monitoring integration into operations, with an eye towards future improvements

What You Have

- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- Project management and cross-department coordination for concurrent, complex projects
- Strong experience in systems mapping and iterative experimentation
- Passion for Komaza’s mission to lift rural farmers out of poverty through the rapid scaling of our microforestry model
- Strong organisational, critical thinking, and communications skills with impeccable spoken and written English

How You Work

- Define challenges and design solutions by questioning assumptions and seeking early-stage feedback
- Build new systems through design-thinking lens and with a lean (“MVP”) approach
- Manage projects using plans, budgets, RACI matrices and scenario BVAs
- Leverage MS Office, GSuite, Asana & Google calendar to optimize productivity

You’re Also

- High energy and enthusiasm
- Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
- Willing and eager to learn and master new technical and professional skills
- Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
- Proactive at identifying and communicating challenges and proposed solutions to successfully accomplish work

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 based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Operations Senior Associate 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: Apr 12, 2018
Shipping & Logistics Manager in Ivory Coast , Ivory Coast

This position is responsible for overseeing the entire logistics and shipping process for its multiple Commodities business including cocoa and cashew. The duty is to organize the storage and distribution of those commodities ensuring efficient and cost effective logistics management covering transportation, stock control, warehousing and monitoring the quality and flow of goods. The ideal postholder must be fluent in both French and English.


Keys activities for this role include:

1) Documentation Management
 Manage and co-ordinate the required documentation linked to the entire logistics and transportation process along the supply chain
 Co-ordinate with shipping companies and freight brokers to ensure an effective distribution process

2) Logistics and Inventory Management
 Manage the entire logistics chain, including warehousing & distribution, movement tracking, offloading and inventory process, meeting inventory targets and fulfilling contractual obligations as well as providing rolling forecasts
 Manage suppliers at the warehouse and liaise with warehouse labour out-sourcing contractors on manpower supply arrangements
 Co-ordinate upcountry warehouses
 Optimize and manage inventories for both normal and unusual conditions and minimize stock-outs
 Control the required distribution of stock
 Co-ordinate shipping arrangements

3) Product quality control
 Manage the quality of our commodities
 Be abreast with the latest quality standard requirements and manage quality concerns
 Guarantee the security of the operation
 Manage phytosanitary operations
 Control inventory and assist in reducing weight losses
 Control imports and distribution of inventories

4) Team management
 Lead a direct and indirect team of 25 (8 shipping, 17 warehousing)
 Work with HR to ensure resource, succession, personal development plans and HR policies are in place and getting implemented
 Conduct regular performance management reviews in line with the Company process

 MSC in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or related field;
 At least seven (7) years’ experience working in shipping, logistics or related experience in commodities ideally with knowledge of cocoa or other commodities
 Good Knowledge of shipping documentation and/or logistics
 Ability to coordinate logistics services to meet business needs and optimize costs
 Excellent computer skills required including Microsoft Excel
 Strong commercial and strategy awareness
 Strong organization and problem solving skills
 Excellent communication skills both in English and French
 Ability to manage large teams
 Ability to challenge the Status Quo and a passion for changing the world.

Are you interested in becoming a Shipping & Logistics Manager in Ivory Coast? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Apr 12, 2018

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