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Export Administrator in South Africa , South Africa

For our client, who is a food producing company, we are recruiting an Export Administrator in South Africa.

Key Performance areas:
• Receiving orders from customers and area sales manager
• Prepare proforma invoice which includes all accurate costs and getting confirmation from customers
• Organize the planning of production and transport
• Inform the customers on their orders
• Deal with regulation (permits) & inspections
• Review all open sales order and follow-up regarding payment
• Review all processed orders to ensure price and quantity is correct
• Review each customer order in line with the credit terms associated with that customer and report any non-compliances to Export Manager/Sales Director
• Administer the export of product to the relevant destination and ensuring timeous delivery and error free documentation
• Complete the necessary daily/ weekly/monthly updates, schedules and reports to control and monitor the required export function
• Plan all vessel/ carrier bookings with the relevant transporters to ensure accurate schedules and delivery lead times
• Ensure correct transport, freight and clearing charges are invoiced by service providers and arrange sign-off in order to affect timely payment of these accounts
• Take ownership to obtain all relevant information needed to complete the clearing instruction for each consignment, ensuring the details declared are complete and accurate
• Ensuring company compliance with current export and trade legislation and providing a service function to the group

Minimum requirements:
• Grade 12 / Matric
• Export Degree / Diploma
• 3 years’ experience in a similar role
• Computer literacy (MS Office)
• General Sales or Export Administration in terms of International norms
• Negotiation skills
• Financial Administration of the export function

Core Competencies:
• Interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Attention to detail
• Integrity
• Action orientation
• Customer services orientated

Are you interested in becoming an Export Administrator in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 03, 2019
Financial Accountant in South Africa , South Africa

For our client, who is a food producing company, we are recruiting a Financial Accountant in South Africa.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Financial Accountant is responsible for managing an effective and efficient operation of the financial reporting and accounting function.
He/she is responsible for the financial administration of the entity, including the ledger management and control, administrative organization and application management (financial systems and records), accounting, statistics, recalculations, project administration and overall reconciliations of all GL accounts. In addition provides the business management with accurate and reliable internal financial information and external financial statements regarding the performance and the valuation of the business for various stakeholders.

The Financial Accountant is responsible for the financial statements, internal controls, systems and management reports and income & expenses statements within the OpCo. He/she participates in the relevant budgeting processes, and manages the day-to-day accounting activities in accordance with the company's accounting policies and procedures.

JOB CONTEXT
The Financial Accountant supports and assists the OpCo Controller by providing management information. In this role, the function acts as the operational conscience and the eyes and ears of management. Misinformation can lead to decisions, which in the medium term may adversely affect the business results.
He / she works closely with the Opco Controller on all accounting, reporting, and financial disclosure matters and consult often with relevant stakeholders, and confers with his / her peer Tax Manager, Treasury Manager as well as the Business Control Managers.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Accounting & Reporting
• Manages accounts payable, accounts receivable and the maintenance of the general ledger, including account reconciliations, and the production of various financial reports and statements (supporting the OpCo Controller in the preparation of financial statements and budgets), in order to provide accurate and timely financial information to management
• Prepares and/or reviews projections of accounting data to show effects of proposed changes on income and financial condition of the OpCo
• Ensures timely and correct financial disclosures for internal and external reporting

Management information and advice
• Prepares the business analyses, including management reports, stock turnover, purchasing and costs
• Identifies and flags significant operational / financial variances, and determines reasons for variances
• Advises management about possible improvements in the business
• Assists the OpCo Controller with Treasury and taxation
• Monitors the debtors and determines the liquidity planning in cooperation with the Treasury Manager when applicable
• Ensures appropriate treasury and tax accounting when applicable, in cooperation with the relevant managers

Management
• Drafts working instructions for the staff in accordance with the company’s financial policies and procedures; where necessary, assists with daily activities; Ensures financial controls are in place and being followed
• Assists the OpCo Controller and may cover tasks in his/her absence.

Governance
• Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, the reporting & accounting strategy and with accounting standards, and applicable rules & regulations. Follows all IFRS and Dutch GAAP developments closely and implements new or revised accounting policies and procedures if necessary
• Responsible for the overall control of the financial administration, monitors enforcement of guidelines and guidance of all administrative processes of the entity, in order to achieve full compliance with all relevant (financial) standards.

Projects:
• May participate in reporting and accounting matters of major projects, within corporate guidelines, in order to realise reporting and accounting objectives in these projects.

Audits
• Prepares (financial) audits, ensures all relevant financial information is available for internal and external Auditors

COMPETENCIES
• Timeliness, accuracy and reliability of all periodic and ad-hoc reporting and management information
• Cash / debt / liquidity position
• Departmental performance, employee wellbeing (e.g. sickness absence rate, staff turnover, etc.)
• Level of compliance / non-conformities
• Interpretation and analytical skills

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s, Degree Accounting
• 4 – 6 years’ working experience
• Manufacturing industry background
• ERP system is a hard requirement, M3 would be advantage
• In depth knowledge in General Accounting Plan and Tax legislation
• Specific Knowledge in accounting, finance and commercial law
• IT Skills at advanced level: Ms Office and specific programs.

Are you interested in becoming a Financial Accountant in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 03, 2019
Chief of Party in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Chief of Party - Livelihoods and Livestock, Ethiopia

This position is contingent on funding and donor approval of the candidate.

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps has been present in Ethiopia since 2004, and acts on behalf of people who have become disenfranchised and poor. We stand with Ethiopia to find and access opportunities, and to be part of lasting and meaningful transformation in the country. Mercy Corps seeks to be influential with government and development actors towards a more resilient country where poverty is tackled through the eyes of those who understand it best. This translates into ensuring that the population is financially stable, healthy & nourished, educated & unformed, and that natural resources are accessible, shared and utilized sustainably.

Mercy Corps anticipates a multi-year, multi-million dollar USAID funded initiative focused on: stimulating increased production, productivity and marketing through more competitive livestock and livestock products markets; increasing communities’ resilience; improving alternative livelihood options through essential skills transfer; and contributing to the wider knowledge on pastoral development. PRIME will operate in multiple regions across Ethiopia.

General Position Summary
The Chief of Party (CoP) will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of a multi-year, multi-million dollar USAID/Ethiopia -funded Program. S/he will manage staff, resources and partnerships to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on time and within budget. The CoP will supervise program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps’ policies and donor rules and regulations. S/he will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders. In addition, the CoP will play a central leadership role in developing and driving Mercy Corps’ resilience strategy and program portfolio in Ethiopia.

Essential Job Responsibilities

STRATEGY AND VISION
- Recognize and act on opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
- Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve objectives.
- Oversee the development of annual, integrated strategic work-plans for the program.
- Lead the development and execution of a program-wide resilience-building strategy to guide coordination and integrated design and implementation of resilience programming.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
- Oversee program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations, ensuring mechanisms for effective adaptive management are in place and utilized regularly.
- Lead the development of detailed implementation plans, flowing from annual strategic work-plans, and ensure the delivery of the same.
- Lead the socialization of the program with Government of Ethiopia stakeholders, ensuring necessary approvals and collaboration as required.
- Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
- Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
- Provide managerial and programmatic oversight to partners and sub-grantee(s).
- Document processes and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated. This will include the continual re-evaluation of program activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights.
- Produce written reports on program activities, capturing the impacts of activities.
- Oversee efforts to design effective M&E systems for the program, and linkages with internal M&E systems.
- Oversee efforts to produce strategic resilience-related research for the program.
- Create and follow effective stakeholder management plans, ensuring sound and proactive communications with Mercy Corps Ethiopia, partner organizations, Mercy Corps headquarters, USAID, Government of Ethiopia authorities, and colleague agencies.
- Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites – spend up to 30% of time in the field.

TEAM MANAGEMENT
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Set a team culture valuing learning and adaptive management in support of an ongoing resilience approach in programming
- Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
- Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
- Supervise and manage all program staff to ensure day-to-day activities are implemented in a coordinated fashion according to schedule, budget and quality.
- Supervise and manage all program partnerships to ensure sound coordination in the context of an overall program strategic and resilience-building framework.
- Manage and help with the recruitment, orientation, professional development and ongoing training of staff to ensure they are of the quality and technical capacity necessary to ensure the successful implementation of activities.

FINANCE AND COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT
- In collaboration with the country program’s operations and finance departments, ensure proper financial management, procurement, administration, human resources and logistics (including transport, warehousing and asset management) needs of the program are conducted within Mercy Corps’ policy and with the maximum benefit to the program.
- Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps’ policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations, including those of the government of Ethiopia.

INFLUENCE AND REPRESENTATION
- Liaise with and represent program to USAID and other cooperating sponsors and stakeholders.
- Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
- Ensure close coordination and information sharing with consortium partners, sub-grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
- Establish and maintain relationships with communities and local government.

Security
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
- Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning
- As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility
National and international team members working on the program, as well as partnerships with international and national program partners. The number of direct and indirect reports is to be determined.

Accountability
Reports Directly To: Country Director
Works Directly With: Deputy Country Director, Finance Manager, Operations Staff, Technical Support Unit and Partner Organizations

Knowledge and Experience
- MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, management, economic development or other relevant field.
- At least 10 years of relevant international experience with positions of progressively greater responsibilities.
- At least five years in a senior management role is required with experience in project management related to multi-sectoral, USAID funded activities strongly preferred.
- Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
- Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
- Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
- Experience working in Ethiopia/Horn of Africa.
- Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
- Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Success Factors
The successful CoP will combine exceptional management skills and experience in building and maintaining donor and partner relationships. S/he will have an ability to approach complex development challenges through a systems-thinking lens and have an ability to think creatively about improving food security, community development and resilience. The CoP will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills. S/he will be passionate about learning and adaptive management techniques as fundamental strategies to improve program impact. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. The successful Chief of Party must be comfortable operating and traveling in a sometimes volatile security environment and therefore, changing plans and program tactics accordingly.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The CD is based in the capital city – Addis Ababa. The location is accompanied and secure. Housing is family accommodation with good freedom of movement beyond the house/office. There are several international schools in Addis Ababa, British systems exist for children up to 11 years old. The US school takes students to pre-university levels. Staff have access to basic services (electricity, water, sporadic internet etc). Medical facilities are basic with international clinics able to provide emergency services. This position requires 35% travel by road and air to field offices in often insecure environments. Addis Ababa is host to many international organizations including the OAU, the Economic Commission for Africa and other multi-national bodies, many of which have their headquarters based in the capital city.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief of Party in Ethiopia? 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 30, 2018
Agricultural or Medical Volunteers in Mozambique , Mozambique

Anan Clinica is a non religious charity in Mozambique Anan Clinica is not working with intermediates but brings hands-on solutions that make a difference in daily life.

Background of Anan Clinica

The people of Nanatha already set up Anan (Assoção dos Naturais e Amigos de Nanatha) because the community felt they were facing major problems, suffering from poverty and diseases without having the ability to fight against it. They have joined together to empower their strengths. They were (financially) supported and encouraged by Divers Eco-operation (DEO). DEO is an ecologically aware and socially responsible tourism project and strives for poverty alleviation and overall development of the local community of Nanatha. DEO is linked to our Nuarro lodge. www.nuarro.com
With the existence of the lodge and the agreement they made to the community, the control on this project is assured. Nuarro sponsors the community with $5 for every sold night in the lodge and with $2 for every sold activity; this creates a certain cash flow for the community projects.

DEO set up a couple of programs to help the community on their main concerns:
• Community centre
Building a community centre with 2 school buildings and the Anan Clinica building.
• Education
From February 2010, 275 children get educations from 3 teachers, paid by the government. In 2016 Nuarro Lodge has built a beautiful new school building in Nanatha.
• Small scale enterprises
Facilitating small-scale enterprises linked to the Nuarro lodge tourism activity or service or goods.

Anan Clinica is located in the community centre of Nanatha in the Memba District of Nampula province in Mozambique.

Anan Clinica is looking for volunteers who would like to work with the Nanatha community on health related issues and Anan Clinica is looking for volunteers who would like to teach the basic principles of agriculture.
Are you:
• Fluent English speaking, preferably Portuguese?
• Medical or agriculture background
• Independent, enthusiastic, open-minded?
• Interest to work as a volunteer in Mozambique for 2-6 months?
3 times Yes? Apply and maybe you can help us to realize our dream and the dream of the community of Nanatha.

Volunteers are staying in one of the Globetrotter rooms @ Nuarro Lodge.

Are you interested in becoming an Agricultural or Medical Volunteer in Mozambique? 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 28, 2018
Business Advisor in Ghana , Ghana

Company Description
SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Ghana implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. SNV’s implementation approach focuses on developing innovative solutions to alleviate poverty through sustainable and locally-led development.

SNV has been in Ghana since 1992 and currently implements projects in all ten (10) Regions, providing capacity strengthening support to individuals, communities and businesses. In Ghana, we focus on poverty reduction as articulated in the Ghana Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy as well as in the sustainable development goals. In all sectors of work, SNV incorporates gender & youth, governance for empowerment and other cross-cutting themes to achieve impact, scale, inclusiveness and sustainability.

Among SNV’s Agriculture Projects is the Horti-Fresh Programme. The aim of the programme is “A sustainable and internationally competitive vegetable and fruit sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food
and nutrition security”. The Programme will contribute to three major areas that have been identified and that are in line with Ghana’s development policy: a competitive and innovative high-value fruit and vegetable sector; an inclusive and sustainable fruit and vegetable sector and a conducive business climate that facilitates the development of the fruit and vegetable sector.

Job Description
Position Summary

The Business Advisor is an innovative practitioner with an Agric-economic profile. He/she must be able to facilitate production-push and market-pull dynamics of horticulture value chains in Ghana. He/she is a team player with strong networking, communication and facilitation skills, who is able to engage with a range of public and private sector stakeholders.

Under the supervision of the Horti-Fresh Program Manager, the key responsibilities of the Business Advisor include:
- Supporting the public-private partnerships and initiatives of the program. This includes the preparation of the meetings (agenda/invitations, meeting minutes and follow-up actions)
- Organization of quarterly Business Platform meetings; which are high-level meetings for private sector representatives, researchers and policy makers and government agencies.
- Support horticulture companies with technical agri-business management advice and positioning.
- Developing bankable business plans together with companies.
- Management of cluster development funds that target specific horticulture hotspots in the country; develop a multi-stakeholder platform and public-private action agenda.
- Support trade missions, Horticulture trade fairs & exhibitions and other business-to-business activities.
- Pro-actively explore new Business Opportunities in Ghana’s horticulture sector.

Qualifications
- Applicant must have relevant experience in Agric-economics, Vegetable value chain and good marketing dynamics skills. He/she must have experience in strong communication skills.
- Minimum six years’ experience working in private sector development, preferably in Ghana’s horticulture sector.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in leadership positions.
- Master’s degree in one of the following: Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Food Security and/or related field.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills for developing business case studies and contributing to sector reports (using computer Microsoft office applications such as Word and Excel).

Additional Information

Application Guidelines: Please read these carefully. Failure to comply will adversely affect your application.

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their applications in English in the form of a one-page letter and current CV outlining experience, qualifications and three reference contacts.
Only those applicants whose work experience and education meet the mandatory requisites below will be considered for the position.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Advisor in Ghana? 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 23, 2018
Research Fellow in Malawi , Malawi

Position Title: Research Fellow
Reports to: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
Location: Neno District, Malawi

Organizational Profile
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Job Description Overview
The Research Fellow will provide research, analytics, and high-level administrative support to the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as well as the clinical leadership. Responsibilities will include managing the organization’s portfolio of research studies, coordinating research teams, reviewing data, conducting data analyses, managing ethical approval submissions, managing PIH’s internal research committee, supporting coordination with the Ministry of Health of Malawi, building research capacity, and guiding manuscripts through the publication process. The candidate must be highly self-motivated, experienced, and energetic, demonstrating exceptional attention to detail and diplomacy.

Responsibilities and Duties

Research and Writing Coordination (55%)
- Manage the progression of all research studies in PIH Malawi’s research portfolio and coordinate author teams
- Conduct robust literature reviews and synthesize results
- Prepare, write, and edit scientific manuscripts in conjunction with clinical leadership, the Ministry of Health, and other staff or partners
- Build research capacity with PIH Malawi staff including supporting background literature searches, editing and writing manuscripts, drafting conference abstracts, and developing study budgets
- Provide general writing, scientific editing, and presentation preparation support
- Manage timeline and coordination of research publications, presentations, and other submissions
- Organize and support PIH Malawi’s research committee process and meetings
- Review and analyze research proposals
- Provide assistance to coordinate and facilitate a Research Seminar Series
- Manage Boston and Malawian ethics review applications, including all submissions and continuing reviews

Research Grant Support (5%)
- Research possibilities for research grant funding to PIH Malawi in collaboration with the Director of M&E, clinical leadership, and the PIH M&E team
- Support research grant applications
- Work closely with programmatic, implementation, and administrative teams to support deliverables on research grants, prepare concept notes and reports, and provide administrative support

Data Analytics & Light Administrative Support (40%)
- Perform basic and intermediate statistical analyses using STATA or R
- Consult with PIH Malawi M&E department to develop customized reports from various databases and through statistical programming
- Draft reports on routinely collected data for audiences with varying levels of data literacy
- Organize databases, and transform, prepare/manipulate data for data processing and statistical analysis
- Develop automated and standardized data solutions for data management and report generation
- Draft, finalize, and implement relevant programming guidelines, SOPs, data dictionaries, and documentation
- Mentor program staff to improve data literacy and basic analysis skills
- Any other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Attributes
- At least a bachelor’s degree in statistics, public health, or economics
- Proficiency with statistical analysis (R or Stata)
- At least 2 years of experience in health-related research
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. EndNote or other reference software a plus.
- Ability to manage and prioritize projects with attention to detail
- Ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels in diverse settings; must be flexible, reliable, responsive, and resourceful
- A strong interest in learning social medicine; that is, a willingness to look at diseases of poverty through a wide “biopsychosocial” lens that draws upon knowledge from a wealth of disciplines including clinical medicine, sociology, anthropology, and public health
- Willingness to work and live in a very rural setting

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- Willingness to commit to two-year position highly desired
- International working experience desired, with preference to those who have lived in sub-Saharan Africa
- Chichewa language skills highly desired

Are you interested in becoming a Research Fellow in Malawi? 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 23, 2018
Director of Operations in Liberia , Liberia

Position Overview:
The Operations Director is crucial to ensure that we effectively and efficiently run operations in Liberia. The Operations Director will oversee operations functions in Monrovia and Harper, including Supply Chain, Infrastructure, Security, Fleet Management, IT, and Staff Administration. With guidance from the Executive Director and County Directory, they will partner with clinical and programmatic teams to achieve the organizational goals most efficiently.

The Operations Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing operational systems that simplify and streamline responsibilities across functions. The role requires regular coordination and communication with departments and senior leadership, as well as proficiency in budget management and operational forecasting.

Job Responsibilities:
• Design and implement new organizational operations structures and teams.
• Support and build capacity among the operational managers and staff.
• Understand the immediate-term and long-term operational strategy, in order to ensure the supply chain and operations infrastructure appropriately enables that strategy.
• Partner with the Ministry of Health, local government, and other public sector and non-profit organizations and community leaders to ensure well-integrated processes and procedures.
• Ensure effective communication with International Ops team in Boston.
• Create efficient transport and procurement operations, including developing protocols/policies for standardizing daily operating procedures for stock management, procurement, transport, and infrastructure.
• Oversee infrastructure and capital projects in Liberia
• Provide in-country coordination for large purchases, alongside the Boston-based operations and clinical team, including international procurement.
• Oversee and harmonize cross-site Liberia operations systems including procurement, supply chain, fleet management, and logistics.
• Foster development of IT organization to support growing and evolving operational dependencies on technology.
• Implement procedures to track and maintain high value assets, including medical equipment and vehicles.
• Oversee safety, security and crises management plans and implementation.
• Oversee network performance and security; manage ISPs and service contractors.
• Design and implement systems for everyday staff and clinical operations -- staff and patient travel/accommodations, communications, etc.
• Oversee risk assessment activities for violations of code of conduct.
• Oversee construction projects design/implementation processes; ensure projects adhere to budget/timeframe on deliverables.
• Take responsibility for operations budget management.
• Recruit, oversee, and build capacity of team of operations managers.
• Serve on senior leadership team, guide the organization on strategic planning and oversight.
• Serve as senior operations external liaison; negotiate all large-scale contracts; vet partnerships and manage external operations relationships.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of Five years of administration or operations experience, preferably in international projects, with demonstrated increasing responsibility.
• Strong ability to manage and empower a diverse team focuses on many priorities.
• Experience managing budgets and financials.
• Comfort with ambiguity, shifting priorities, and need to juggle competing demands in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and operational and business analytics thinking.
• Proven ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate political astuteness, and tact.
• Prior experience working in Africa and in resource-poor settings, a plus.
• Sense of humour and flexible disposition very helpful.
• Interest in social justice and health care issues.
• Ability to live in Harper, Liberia full-time required.

Partners in Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Operations in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Dec 23, 2018

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