Project Officer in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Project Officer will be responsible for the effective delivery of animal health and production technologies, knowledge and skills to project participants, project partners and agricultural cooperatives. S/he will ensure that farmers adopt improved technologies for consistence and bulk supply of quality animals. S/he will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Heifer Ethiopia Program team especially Project Manager-AWB, project partners, agricultural cooperatives and Community Agro Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVEs). In addition, s/he will implement prototypes related to enhancing efficiency of livestock (poultry and small ruminants) health, production and productivity; and contribute in the scale-up of learnings for the wider benefit of farmers.

Highly motivated and inspirational leader, superb listener and communicator, relationship builder, energetic and positive, team builder, strives for shared vision, impact-driven and innovative, organized, having strong business acumen, pro-active, respect for procedures and norms, curious, analytical, socially sensitive, values-oriented, conviction towards holistic sustainable development.


Animal health and management strengthening (30%)
- Develop plans and support project partners and agricultural cooperatives in implementing activities for well-balanced livestock diets
- Ensure cooperatives and project beneficiaries follow appropriate breeding strategies and plans to improve genetic quality for better productivity
- Assist the field project team and project partners to ensure livestock purchased for distribution to project recipients are healthy and productive
- Ensure that vaccinations to needy animals against major diseases are carried out at the right time and stage- meeting quality standards of the biological needs and processes adopted
- Keep prior intelligence/information and appropriately handle/investigate/respond to disease epidemics, outbreaks, unusual mortality and other similar situations such as natural calamities
- Technical assistance provided through formal/informal trainings, coaching, exposure, and other possible ways
- Year-round adequate availability of nutritious grass, balanced feeding techniques practiced by farmers
- Adequate availability of superior quality animals and their multiplication
- Documentation and periodic reports on quality of animals purchased; mortality decreased
- Established a consistent system of bulk supply of quality animals
- Networking, communication and business development (30 %)
- Strengthen CAVEs/technicians' capacity to ensure accessibility and availability of quality veterinary services and input supplies (vet medicines, vaccines, etc.) through in-house and collaboration with govt. departments
- Work with the field team in networking and coordination with appropriate government institutions and the private sector for veterinary services and inputs
- Work with Project Manager-Animal Well-Being and project team to develop the business hubs of the cooperatives/producers with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
- Work with the Senior Project Manager- Business/Enterprise and Cooperatives Development to organize enterprise development related Training of Trainers for project partners, cooperatives and project farmers
- Guide, coach and facilitate CAVEs/ technicians for effective and sustainable supply of inputs and services to farmers through respective agricultural cooperatives.
- Established coordination and networking between government veterinary systems and agricultural coops.
- Be a team motivator for the Heifer Ethiopia team.

AWB Implementation Support and Leadership (20%)
- Lead the animal well-being related activities and functions at the cluster level.
- Develop strategy at the cluster level to establish quality, quantity and consistent supply system of farm animal productivity.
- Oversee at the sub-project and agricultural cooperative level animal health and husbandry services to ensure improved animal management practices are being adopted by farmers.
- Take a lead in implementation of related prototypic and action research, document the outputs and scale-up the best/good practices.
- Develop animal health and production strengthening plan with clear timeline and deliverables.
- Timely delivery of milestones relating to AWB component.
- Produce periodic reports as and when required.

Capacity building (15%)
- Develop staff capacity building plan in the field of animal well-being
- Organize and facilitate trainings and workshops for CAVEs/technicians and project partners on improved animal health and husbandry.
- Provide technical backstopping and mobilize CAVEs and technicians through regular coaching, and technical guidance as appropriate to ensure improved livestock management practices are adopted by project participants
- Assist the field team to oversee Famers' Field Schools, support in documentation and explore possibilities to streamline in other projects
- Develop and deliver training materials/modules on various aspects or functions of animal well-being
- Prepare manuals, briefs, guidelines, technical papers and other knowledge documents related to the field of animal well-being
- Track performance and progress of CAVEs and technicians periodically
- Seek continued growth in the knowledge of Heifer International projects and issues of hunger and poverty
- Perform other job-related duties as requested (5%)

Minimum Requirements:
- A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in Animal Sciences, Veterinary Science and minimum three years of experience with an international organization in a similar context is required.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Knowledge of and experience in working with livestock projects.
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations.
- Competency in both speaking and writing skills on local language/Oromia and English.
- Excellent leadership qualities and communication Skills.
- Have an interest in animals, agriculture, and community development.
- Good understanding of and sensitivity for poverty, social and ethnic issues.
- Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail.
- Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail software (Microsoft preferred) and other appropriate technology.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision - major tasks in field where independent expert decisions must be made.
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.
- Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally.
- Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork and cooperation.
- Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to gender equity.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Officer in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Oct 12, 2020

Resource Mobilization and Program Specialist , Liberia


General Responsibilities:

The Program Strategy and Resource Mobilization Specialist will have strong proposal writing and coordination skills and be able to multi--task, working within tight timelines. S/he will build internal capacity and systems for new business development. S/he will be embedded within the clinical team to translate promising programs into technical proposals that result in funding for innovation and scale-up.

Specific Responsibilities:

Proposal Development (70%)
- Lead the development of proposals including developing bidding strategy, coordinating the proposal team and process, ensuring proposal process moves forward and quality control of all proposal pieces, ensuring that technical and cost proposals are in line, and being responsible for on-time submission in line with donor requirements, in coordination with PIH Boston development team colleagues and PIH Liberia colleagues
- Handle negotiations and communications with sub and prime organizations within Liberia
- Facilitate proposal design/strategy meetings working with clinical/technical staff to develop overall project design including the technical strategy, management plans and logical frameworks.
- Lead technical proposal writing.
- Manage the submission to award process for select proposals.
- Lead grant launch to hand over grant to the Program team upon award.
- Other tasks as assigned

Strategic Positioning (10%)
- In collaboration with the PIH Liberia team leadership, contribute to annual and multi-year business development strategies that leverage PIH capabilities to identify new partnerships.
- Coordinate pre-bid efforts including proactively gathering information and identifying potential partners and staff prior to official announcement.
- Conduct both general outreach and more regular communications with donors and implementing partners and, in general, gather and provide cogent analysis of available business intelligence. Understand relative strength and weaknesses of potential collaborators and competitors to inform PIH Liberia proposal strategy.
- Consider potential opportunities, intelligence, and information from positioning efforts and prepare analysis for specific bid and partnership recommendations.
- Monitor current public and private sector donor priorities and general bilateral and multilateral funding trends.

System Building Efforts (20%)
- Support the development of new business development tracking tools and systems.
- Build capacity across PIH Liberia departments in the area of new business development through training and hands-on support.

- Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, health care management, international development, or public policy, or equivalent experience in grant writing/new business development;
- 5 years of related work experience
- Significant work experience with institutional donors, including EU, USG and/or other public sector funding is required.
- Experience working in global health with other global health organizations. Experience in program design and implementation at field level preferred.
- Excellent coordination, writing, and communications skills; ability to conceptualize and articulate funding needs persuasively to potential funders.
- Proven track record in proposal coordination and writing, including organizational skills and management of deadlines.
- Ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
- Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
- Commitment to health as a human right and social justice required
- International work experience necessary; prior experience in West Africa a plus.
- Willingness to spend up to one month per quarter in Harper.

Are you interested in becoming a Resource Mobilization and Program Specialist? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Oct 12, 2020

Senior Talent Acquisition Officer in Kenya , Kenya

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.

Core Purpose:

The Senior Talent Acquisition Officer is responsible for supporting our recruitment process from start to finish and all the operational tasks that facilitate the smooth running of the Talent Acquisition department. You are a highly energetic, problem-solving, organized planner who can manage several work streams at the same time, and is willing to work whatever hours and times are needed to get things done. You’ll assist other recruiters, hiring teams and candidates so the hiring process can run smoothly. Ultimately, you’ll play a part in our company to source and hire the top talent for our open roles. If you’re enthusiastic about the world of recruiting, tech-savvy and an excellent communicator, we’d like to meet you.

Location: The role is based in Kilifi, Kenya


- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field e.g. Human Resource Management or Social Sciences.
- Experience working in a fast-paced, demanding environment of a fast-growth company
- At least 3+ years of work experience in recruitment is an added advantage.

Recruiting Responsibilities:
- Post jobs adverts on professional job sites and other relevant job boards
- Conduct candidate sourcing efforts such as headhunting or reaching out to prospective candidates
- Conduct screening resumes and run initial tests for shortlisting purpose
- Communicate with candidates promptly and assist them when they come in for on-site interviews
- Conduct reference checks
- Promote positive candidate experience throughout the hiring process

Operational Responsibilities:
- Support planning of recruitment events such as Komaza days in Kilifi and our Satellite offices such as accommodation reservation, reserving meeting rooms and placing lunch orders
- Support recruitment administrative functions: filing receipts with finance, sourcing venues and/or resources, etc.
- Support onboarding of incoming staff by organizing accommodation and relocation logistics
- Send and answer basic candidate communications (e.g. recruitment process/ timelines, etc.)
- Organize and engage with diverse staff and candidates to coordinate recruitment-related activities and events
- Keep detailed and up-to-date records of talent acquisition projects and data

What you have:
- MS / Google skills (PPT, Excel, Word)
- Managed submission of finances / receipts
- Strong communication skills (Written and verbal)
- Strong attention to detail

You're Also:
- Flexible with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
- Self-directed and intellectually curious; you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
- Eager to learn new things
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Talent Acquisition Officer 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: Oct 12, 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.

• 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 05, 2020

Program Director in Senegal , Senegal

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.
o 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.
o 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
o Manage Village Entrepreneurs:
 Manage transition to mobile vendor model
 Set compensation, bonus, and incentive plans
 Identify training needs and materials
o Delivery:
 Collaborate with logistics, audit, product, and tech teams to ensure all needs are met for input delivery to farmers, including selecting delivery sites, setting delivery calendar, mobilizing farmers, revising/validating farmer-facing delivery process flow (app development), on-site audit management, and inventory management
• Farmer Training
o Collaborate with agriculture and M&E departments to prepare for training
o Manage agriculture interns program
o Serve on the Agriculture Committee for analysis and rapid response during planting period
• Team Management
o 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.
o Conduct weekly department meetings for the field operations team and monthly field coordinators
• Ensure collaboration and compliance with other departments
o 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.
o Proactively communicate with support departments and collaborate on key activities.
o Serve as point person for Mali Field Operations to myAgro global departments
• Strategy
o Contribute to shaping organizational strategy
o Help set and measure long-term, annual, and quarterly goals and KPIs
o Participate in Program Manager and Leadership meetings

Skills and Qualifications:
• Degree in Sales, Business Management or similar
• 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: Oct 05, 2020

Sales and Key Account Manager in Europe , Belgium

For our client who is a mine service provider, we are seeking a Sales and Key Account Manager based in Belgium, the UK or the Netherlands.

The new manager is in charge of the machines and project sales within the allocated area. He is responsible for the relationship with key customers and contractors, and for ensuring loyalty of these large accounts. The manager also coordinates the sales and After-Sales (parts and service).

How to proceed?
- The new manager will define the strategy for each key account portfolio
- Coordinate with the local teams and manage the customer relationship. Coordinate all actions during the sales process and be the go-to person for the customer
- Grow the sales and the profitability with key customer and contractorsa accounts in both parts, equipment and service.
- Visit customers regularly, on site or at headquarters and make offers
- Actively involved in making the business plan and business forecast
- Involved in proposing financing solutions by requesting relevant financial documents
- Achieve target revenue by maintaining and further developing business with existing customers
- Being actively involved in team meetings and creating an open culture that promotes discussion about everyday problems

What are the needed skills?
- University or High School degree or equivalent by experience
- Min. 6 year experience as a key account or sales manager in a mining sector is an absolute must
- Technical background
- Good knowledge in International Commercial Terms and Finance
- Good knowledge of Office Tools
- Native English speaking is mandatory and French is a plus
- Projects management skills
- Negotiation skills
- Good relationship skills with both commercial and industrial clients
- Able to support diverse, multi-cultural and remote teams
- Team player
- Ability to travel : mostly in Africa, for about fourty or fifty percent to the time

Our client offers:
- A permanent contract
- Cooperate in a team with experienced and passionate colleagues within a success­full com­pa­ny
- An extensive training program
- Taking initiative and further develop the function
- A competitive salary and an interesting package

Are you interested in becoming a Sales and Key Account Manager in Europe? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 05, 2020

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