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Store Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Our client, active in the timber industry, is looking for a Store Manager to be based at their plant in Ghana.

We are looking for a results driven retail Store Manager to be responsible for the overall store management of the factory as well as fleet including spare parts. The successful candidate will be able to meet profitability goals and manage staff effectively. Store Manager responsibilities includes a team of 5 assistant store managers.

Responsibilities:
• Inventory management, cleaning up slow moving stock, maintain good inventory levels
• Receiving, ordering and ERP systems
• Meet goals by training, motivating, mentoring and providing feedback to staff
• Complete store administration and ensure compliance with policies and procedures
• Maintain outstanding store condition and standards
• Report on buying trends, needs, profits etc
• Deal with all issues that arise from staff or internal customers (complaints, grievances etc)
• Be a shining example of well behavior and high performance
• Possibly growing in to timber store management too

Requirements:
• BS Degree in engineering (spare parts), supply chain, logistics, or relevant field
• Proven successful experience as a Store Manager
• Powerful leading skills and business orientation
• Strong organizational skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience with purchasing is a plus

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Expiring: Feb 02, 2021

Project Manager in Rwanda , Rwanda

Job title: Project Manager
Reports to: Director of Partnerships
Strat Date: February 1st 2021

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University Africa is seeking a passionate and experienced professional to serve as Project Manager, overseeing and leading a wide range of high value projects for the university.

About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a leading U.S. university, particularly known for research and graduate education in engineering and computer science. In 2011, CMU opened a global location of its College of Engineering in Rwanda, known as Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda (CMU-Africa). CMU-Africa currently offers two renowned master’s degrees to facilitate the provision of fourth industrial revolution skills to students from across the African continent:
1. Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
2. Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

We are a fast-growing campus with 130 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next four years. Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students. We recruit arguably the brightest young computer scientists and engineers on the continent to become our students. Motivated, creative and determined, our students’ transformative experience at CMU-Africa sets them on the path to becoming the future tech leaders of Africa.

Location
Rwanda, affectionately known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills”, is located in the highlands of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. Its highly elevated geography is dominated by scenic mountains in the west, with numerous lakes scattered throughout the country. There are four national parks comprising extinct volcanoes, savannah, wetlands, and one of the oldest rainforests in Africa. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. The temperature is stable with an average high temperature of between 26°C and 30°C all year round.

The capital city, Kigali, is well known for cleanliness and security. It is fast becoming a metropolitan city with a thriving expatriate community and residents from most parts of the world making this their home in recent years. Public infrastructure is well-maintained, with a good traffic network, fast and reliable internet services, and a sound health system. There is a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes catering to intercontinental and varied customer needs.

The role
As CMU-Africa’s Project Manager (PM) you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of specific projects, ensuring they are on time, on budget and within scope. You will be expected to keep knowledge and information flowing seamlessly between CMU-Africa and all project stakeholders, playing the lead role in presenting project status and plans to the sponsors and closing activities throughout the project. A key requirement will be the development of your own technical understanding to win team members’ respect.

This is a senior role within the university requiring interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders at various levels, throughout the project stages - from ideation through to completion - to manage several moving project parts simultaneously. While specific responsibilities will vary depending on the nature of the project, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Responsibilities
1. Oversee entire project to ensure delivery within scope, time, and budget
2. Design highly-specified schedule of activities with milestones and deliverables based on the project plan
3. Work with CMU-Africa administration to facilitate timely onboarding of consultants, legal contracting and payment mechanisms
4. Monitor progress and hold all participants accountable for undertaking their activities
5. Iterate on and refine the schedule of activities depending on availability of data, cooperation with project partners, and any changes that may come up
6. Organize and motivate the project team
7. Utilize an online project management tool such as Trello to control time management
8. Take charge of developing data sharing agreements between CMU-Africa and other partners as needed
9. Analyze and manage project risk using a SWOT analysis and scenario planning, and
10. Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress.

Qualifications

The Person:
§ Passionate about education and developing technology leadership capacity in Africa
§ Analytical thinker with the ability to synthesize data to make informed, strategic decisions
§ Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect easily with people from various cultures and backgrounds
§ Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving and diverse business environment
§ Dynamic self-starter with the ability to think independently and develop innovative approaches to solve problems
§ Proven ability to solve problems creatively

Qualifications:
§ Project Management Professional certification (PMP) essential
§ Bachelor's degree in business administration, education or another relevant field. Master’s degree preferred
§ 5+ years of experience in project or program management required
§ Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
§ Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
§ Excellent oral/written communication skills required
§ Fluency in English is required
§ Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)
§ Advanced knowledge of Excel

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in Rwanda? 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: Jan 31, 2021

Finance & Administrative Officer in Ghana , Ghana

The job
Our client's team in Ghana has been operating for over 4 years with sustainability activities via partners, but they are now establishing their own entity. We are looking for a finance and administrative officer for the office in Accra to help set-up all governing structures in the organization to support the growth of our client. Our client is active in sustainable supply chains in the agricultural sector.

Key responsibilities
1. Management of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting
• Organize bookkeeping for the organization in Accra and execute direct financial transactions
• Request for funds of partners and review realized expenditures and financial reports
• Reviewing all submitted budgets and spending on monthly and quarterly basis and giving feedback to the Head Office
• Together with the country representative coordinate the establishment of the operational budget

2. Setting up all structures for establishment in Ghana and ensuring the foundation can operate independently
• Setting up the legal entity in Ghana with the applicable regulatory bodies
• To design the required statutory documents including tax policy, ensuring compliance with legislation
• Coordinate the opening of the company's bank account in Ghana in collaboration with the Financial Officer at the head office and maintain all banking affairs from that moment

3. Office support
• Organize the procurement of equipment in compliance with procurement protocols
• Management of upkeep and maintenance of office supplies and environment

4. Human Resource Management
• Organizing and maintaining payroll of the company and staff pay-rolled with partner organizations
• Designing and managing contracts of staff pay-rolled with the organization, as well as supervising contract design of staff that is pay-rolled with partner organizations
• Ensuring alignment in HR policies
• Leading recruitment processes

The team
You will be working in our dynamic sustainability team that is spread over The Netherlands and West Africa. In Accra, you will be based in the office of the core team with 5 people working on Ghana project management, and work with over 60 staff-members directly and indirectly. You’ll work closely with guidance of the Finance Officer in the Netherlands and report to the country representative.

Qualities we are looking for
• A bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance or business administration
• At least 5 years of experience in finance
• A passionate and ambitious worker
• Self-starter and willing to manage big portfolios as well as execute simple tasks
• Accurate, analytic, efficient and problem-solving
• Innovative and driven to continuously improve our procedures and projects
• Fluency in English; fluency in French is an advantage;

You will be part of a fast-growing international organization with great future career opportunities. Work Status 40 hours per week. Based in Accra, Ghana, with possible travels to other West African countries.

Are you interested in becoming a Finance & Administrative Officer in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 29, 2021

Human Resource Manager in Ghana , Ghana

For a company within the agricultural industry, we are seeking an experienced HR Manager to become the Head of department. The start date for this role is January 2021 preferably, because of a replacement. The company is offering all kind of services to farmers and they are working according to international standards. The overall responsibility of this role is to ensure all Human Resources related policies, procedures and standards of practice are in place, are current and adhered to. Recruiting, orientating, scheduling, coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees. Payroll management.

The company is currently going through a restructuring and we are therefore seeking a strong candidate with an experience in restructuring of departments and/or companies.
In this role you are directly reporting to the Operations Manager and you will have an Assistant that is reporting to you in this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
• Accomplishes human resource objectives by facilitating processes for: recruiting, orientating, scheduling, coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees; and manage existing employees.
• Monitoring, appraising, reviewing and maintaining personnel records of performance reviews
• Developing, reviewing, revising and ensuring compliance with of HR policies and procedures.
• Maintaining records, management and analyses of all staff training, workshops, seminars and meetings attended by or organized for staff development.
• Management of Payroll
• Execute Management decisions, change management proposals, dismissal, resignation and end of service
• Contributing information and analysis to functional strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; providing leadership in professional societies

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Degree/Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management
• Preferably experience in an agricultural environment
• Minimum 3 – 5 years proven leadership and management experience in a Human Resources Management role and a total of 7-10 years of experience in HR.
• Current knowledge and application of labour and labour related legislative frameworks
• + 2 years of experience with change management, restructuring of department or companies
• Putting procedures and processes in place
• Experience with Unions in Ghana
• Employee branding and employee satisfaction

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

Expiring: Jan 28, 2021

Business Finance Partner in DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

We are looking for a Business Finance Partner for our client, which is active in the pharmaceutical industry. The Business Finance Partner will be responsible for strategic and tactical operations while engaging key external stakeholders and providing partnership to the business. Ensuring the Financial Report meets the highest management and statutory expectations and delivered on time. The BFP will take responsibility for the monthly, quarterly and annual closing activities. He will also be leading the statutory reporting and filing with the authorities. Operating with high level of ethics, integrity and compliance.

Primary responsibilities
• Management Information: Provide analysis of management information ensuring accuracy, relevance, timeliness and consistency of the information provided to support decision making in the area of OPEX, Sales, Accounts Receivable, and Account Payables e.tc.
• Business Partnering: Partner with the Medical and Commercial Managers in the analysis of actual results, comparing with forecasts, interrogating the variances with a view to providing transparency and insights, and supporting the corrective actions identified to help in resource allocation and ensure achievement of business objectives
• Budgeting and Business Planning: Support the management team and budget holders in the planning process by providing relevant templates, assumptions and guiding the teams in using the budgeting tools. Submission of the budgets/forecasts as per the regional/global guidelines and tools.
• Internal Controls: Supporting an environment of robust internal controls within the organization especially in the Procure to Pay (P2P), Customer Credit Notes and T&E processes.
• Accounting, Reporting & Controlling: Responsible for month-end process by carrying out the month-end procedures and ensuring adequate accrual accounting and GL postings at month-end
• Take the ownership of Company Financials - responsible for day-to-day operations and consolidation on a periodic basis.
• Tax Administration and Compliance: Work with external tax consultants & auditors to ensure timely filling of all applicable business taxes to the authorities to ensure statutory compliance.

Experience and qualifications
• Graduate in Finance and accounting with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar function. Chartered accountant is a plus.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Autonomous and collaborative
• Good level of competency with computers and a willingness to master new tools to improve accuracy and efficiency
• SAP (accounting software) knowledge preferably
• Comfortable working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and the ability to multi-task
• Detail and deadline-oriented
• Trustworthy with confidential matters and excellent moral and ethical standards
• Ability to work independently and with other team members
• Proficient in English and French

Competencies
• Core behaviors: Be accountable / Be brave / Serve others / customer centric.
• Management and leadership skills, organizational, planning and communication skills.
• Work well in a multi-functional team.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Finance Partner in DRC? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 28, 2021

Head of the Misereor Dialogue and Liaison Office , Nigeria

On behalf of MISEREOR, AGIAMONDO is looking for a Head of the MISEREOR Dialogue and Liaison Office (m/f/d), Abuja, Nigeria with experience in development cooperation.

The German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation Misereor supports numerous, mostly church-based organisations in development cooperation in Nigeria. Given the large number of partners in the country, a Dialogue and Liaison Office (DLO) was set up in Abuja as a central point of contact for Misereor. The DLO is available to Nigerian partners as a point of contact for advice relating to the conceptualisation, implementation and evaluation of development projects. The DLO works in close cooperation with the Conference of Bishops of Nigeria, other German and international development cooperation organisations present in Nigeria, and the German embassy.

Your new role
Your work will contribute significantly to improving the dialogue between Misereor and its Nigerian partners. You will enable Misereor to discuss its funding policy with its most important Nigerian partners extensively, and will simplify access to other development cooperation organisations for church-based partners in Nigeria.
Your place of residence and work, Abuja, is also suitable for families with children as it offers renowned (German and international) educational establishments and good healthcare infrastructure.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will advise Misereor’s partner organisations on matters relating to planning, monitoring and evaluation, as well as organisational development.
• You will inform partners about Misereor’s funding policy and the requirements for applications and reporting.
• You will organise (online) training on key topics and accompany individual partners over a long period of time, either in person or through selected, qualified consultants and trainers.
• You will connect Misereor’s partners with internationally active players and will represent Misereor in the group of German development organisations and at the German embassy.
• You will contribute to the further development of Misereor’s funding priorities in Nigeria and to initiatives related to development policy in public relations, educational and lobbying work.
• You will take care of visitors, such as Misereor employees, journalists, politicians, donors, etc.

Your profile
• You have completed a university degree relevant to the field of development cooperation (social sciences, political science, agricultural sciences, ethnology, education) and have acquired at least three years of professional experience in development cooperation and partner consulting, ideally in (west) Africa.
• You have at least two years of professional experience in organisational development, participatory impact assessment and outcome-oriented PME.
• You bring methodological competence and practical experience in participation-oriented project design, consulting, capacity building, networking, lobbying and public relations work.
• You are diplomatic and have exceptional intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
• You have a business-fluent command of written and spoken English, and your German skills are at least good.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen and a member of a Christian church.

What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your complete online application by no later than 03/01/2021.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of the MISEREOR Dialogue and Liaison Office in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 23, 2021

Potato Seed Venture Lead in Rwanda , Rwanda

About the role:
We're looking for a passionate, dynamic, seed entrepreneur to lead our entry into the potato seed market in Rwanda. After two years of success in supporting the development of the hybrid maize seed market now serving over 30% of national demand and over 460,000 farmers - One Acre Fund is now excited to begin diversifying our seed product offering to potato seed. We require a candidate who is willing to make it their life's mission for the next two years to grow the best quality seed for Rwandan farmers and to navigate any challenge this process throws at them with patience, positivity and passion. This project aims to bring the highest quality potato seed to tens of thousands of Rwandan farmers. This work will create hundreds of thousands of dollars of impact by increased harvest and nutrition for farm households within the next two years.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Seed Department Manager you will:
• Lead the development and introduction of our potato seed portfolio
• Bring over 1000 MT of certified seed to market in our first year enough for an estimated 10,000 farmers
• Develop relationships with local and international providers of germplasm and existing mini-tuber suppliers to guarantee a supply of pre-basic seed
• Select varieties to produce suitable for our market - high yield, disease resistance and ware potato characteristics
• Develop flagship pre-basic, basic and certified seed production farm(s)
• Develop our existing partners and new partners into quality early generation potato seed producers
• Where beneficial/necessary build partnerships with government organizations, regulatory bodies, farm cooperatives, seed companies and other partners to ensure the success of the program
• Work with the local authorities to ensure all seed meets the required standards:
• Develop a lab suitable for phytosanitary testing (ELISA, PCR and seed quality testing)
• Review current seed testing practices and capacity build where necessary to ensure the Rwandan market meets international standards
• Work with in-country potato centres which are already working to support quality seed production with seed producers
• Provide support on developing the technical elements on funding applications with our Business Development Team and Business Operations Lead
• Develop the required infrastructure and systems for long-term success for seed potato
• Build small-medium size cold storage units for pre-basic and basic seed storage
• Rent or build warehousing spaces suitable for certified seed dormancy breaking
• Develop strategy for infrastructure and investments required for long-term success of potato seed in Rwanda
• Solve systematic potato supply chain challenges in Rwanda to grow a viable, profitable, high-quality seed business

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. Youll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. Youll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for(https://oneacrefund.org/work-with-us/application-process/qualifications/). For this role specifically, you will have:
• Obsession/passion for getting quality seed to farmers (this role will be a lot of work and we need someone intrinsically motivated to make it successful)
• Minimum Master's or 5+ years experience in Seed Breeding or related field - strong preference for potato or horticultural crop breeding
• Entrepreneurial mindset (this is relatively new territory for OAF)
• Operations and project planning experience
• Experience or ability to smoothly work with external partners
• Model business scenarios (can create/maintain complex spreadsheets)
• Experience working with seed potato would be very highly regarded

Preferred Start Date
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary significantly by role. We are adapting rapidly to Covid-19(https://oneacrefund.org/blog/?category=161) and most of our team is now working remotely. Given the changing environment, we will appreciate your flexibility in confirming a start date.

Job Location
Kigali, Rwanda

BENEFITS
Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; African Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
We hire on a rolling basis which means that applications are reviewed and processed on a continuous basis until a hire is made.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Are you interested in becoming a Potato Seed Venture Lead in Rwanda? 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: Jan 22, 2021

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