Country Director in Zambia , Zambia

NOTE: Diaspora Zambians are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.

The Country Program Director will provide leadership and oversight on the quality of Heifer’s program; ensure the meaningful impact to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the country’s program. (S) He shall ensure the development and implementation of partnership strategies, high-quality project concepts and proposals for resource mobilization, which will encompass Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development – VBHCD model and Accelerate strategies to enable smallholder farmers to achieve Living Income. The resource mobilization function will include both, the fund coming through Heifer books as well as the funds that goes directly to project communities (parallel co-funding). Further, S/he will ensure compliance with Heifer’s program projects, financial and administrative guidelines, policies and standards, including transparency and accountability at all levels, thus, promoting the culture of 100% accountability, 0% tolerance, and evidenced-based and data-driven projects/program management.

The Country program Director will closely work with Heifer’s Africa Area Program teams and the resource mobilization teams to develop and implement country specific resource mobilization strategies by aligning Heifer’s programmatic priorities with country and funders priorities, identifying and responding to funding opportunities with the goal of meeting Living income and sustainable development for the smallholder sector in Zambia. S/he will motivate, excite and encourage high levels of performance and teamwork among staff. Building a dynamic and connected team committed to accountability and serving the beneficiaries, donors, and Heifer International Zambia selflessly. Influencing decisions and negotiations to protect Heifer’s interests and intended benefits.

Highly motivated and inspiring, energetic, proactive, results-oriented, a values-based team player, and problem-solving ability

(including approximate percentage of effort)

Represent Heifer International before all persons and organizations at the country level, Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and partners, maintaining institutional and organizational networks, and positive working relationships.

- Country program leadership participates in, leads and leverages networks relevant to its programs and services.
- Strategic partnerships with values-driven, customer- and consumer-facing companies that genuinely embrace the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) are part of the Program’s network of allies.
- Developed and implemented strategies for strengthening private sector partnerships.

Lead the process of strategic visioning for Heifer International at the country level under the Global and Area framework priorities, multiyear planning, and budgeting processes.

- Visioning statements, multiyear planning, and strategic budgets designed and implemented.
- Ensure quality, impact, scale, and efficiency of program goals and objectives.
- Processes are in place for country program office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, including annual Internal Review and Planning (IRAP) and Program Reviews.

Lead, and manage Country Program operations (Human Resource, Financial, Administration, and Legal Management including intellectual property) and strengthen program impact, learning, knowledge management and visibility. Empowering the team, risk and change management, stakeholder management, benefits management, and governance.

- Effective and efficient resource management.
- Heifer’s Global Recruitment and Employment Policies and country-specific human resource and personnel policies, labor laws and practices are applied.
- Clean audits and evaluations that promote lessons learned, knowledge management and accountability.
- Lead the annual planning and budgeting process and assure the effective implementation of the budget.
- High quality, data-driven, and evidence-based timely reports
- Program management and communication plans in place with respected agreements terms.


Promote Values-Based Holistic Development (VBHCD): Lead and strengthen Heifer’s VBHCD model of Community Development that promotes resilience and sustainability and include:

- Heifer’s VBHCD methodology used in all project design.
- Resilient and sustainable inclusive Self Help Groups – SHGs, Associations, and Cooperatives.
- SHGs internalize all the components of Social Capital Development.
- Co-mentoring for peer learning in and out of the Country.

Promote Heifer’s ACCELERATE objectives: Lead and coordinate the efforts of promoting ACCELERATE (market-based and demand driven) objectives that include:
- Determine value chain opportunities
- Identify, support and strengthen agri-enterprises (Farmer-owned businesses, cooperatives, producer groups and Community-Based Organizations),
- Deploy Capital and Technology,
- Mobilize Private Sector Partnerships

- Market-based and demand – driven Value Chain studies used for designing and managing projects.
- Strengthened Farmer-Owned Agribusinesses.
- Capital, user-friendly and adaptable technologies identified and deployed.
- Established Values-Based partnerships with Private and Public sectors.
- Impact investment opportunities implemented.


Facilitate the increased visibility of Heifer Zambia amidst the larger public including government officials, corporations, institutions, non-governmental organizations and other development agencies in the country.

- Strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships (Public & Private) with all program stakeholders (donors, and supporters), partnerships created and nurtured, with strong networks, established reliable relationships.
- Opportunities for funding sources on an ongoing basis tracked and communicated.
- Diversified funding sources (Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Mass marketing, Parallel Co-Funding)

In collaboration with Heifer’s Africa Area Program and Resource Mobilization Teams, ensure the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategy that would put the country program on the path to financial self-sufficiency

- Ensure that clear and concise country specific resource mobilization strategy is developed and utilized
- Establish and maintain excellent relationship with the different and relevant government departments
- Keep abreast of funding landscape and funders priorities in Zambia and in the region
- Establish solid knowledge of the government’s and donor’s development strategies for the country

Maintain, cultivate and grow a strong program portfolio, compatible with Heifer’s mission, vision, strategic objectives, and priorities, donor-focused, ensuring program continuity and growth

- Multiple donor Resource Mobilization strategies, landscape analysis and plans for Government, institutions, foundations, and corporations as Parallel Co-funding or funding through Heifer’s books
- Increased funding and program growth (depth and width).

Participate in and build Heifer’s network through frequent meetings with donors, partners, and participation in conferences, workshops, events, etc.

- Quality proposals are written, submitted, and won
- Technical/budgetary expertise is apparent in all proposal work


- Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager as need arises

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Proven knowledge of strategic planning processes and resource mobilization strategies
- Proven experience in managing at least a one-million-dollar project portfolio
- Proven experience in development actions under the following or related themes: Food Security and Nutrition, Environment, Women and Youth Empowerment and Social Capital
- Knowledge of and experience with planning, monitoring and evaluating projects
- Knowledge of and skill in managing institutional and project budgets
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community and grassroots organizations
- Fluent in local language/s and English, both spoken and written
- Excellent leadership qualities, motivation, influence, negotiation, communication, and organizational skills including strong attention to details
- Excellent networking and negotiation skills
- Public speaking skills
- Skills with Microsoft Office package, internet browser, and other appropriate technology
- Good understanding of and sensitivity to poverty, social and ethnic issues
- Understand the importance of traditional customs to various ethnic issue
- An excellent team player with the ability to work with diverse cultural groups.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
- Capacity to apply training techniques and methods, as well as management tools and control indicators
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time
- Occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, e., multitasking
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality at all times

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in Agriculture Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Community/International Development, Sociology, -
- Project/Program Management or a related field, plus ten (10) years of relevant experience with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Requirements:
- Prior experience in grants acquisition (preferably EU, USAID and other multinationals) and technical writing
- Proven professional experience & results in agriculture/community development

Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Director
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: March 13, 2018

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

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Expiring: Mar 13, 2018
Results Measurement Specialist in Kenya , Kenya

JOB DESCRIPTION Results Measurement Specialist

Reporting to: Head of Measurement and Results Management (MRM)

Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) is a non-profit company, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) which aims to increase prosperity, create jobs and reduce poverty by bringing about a transformation in financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and in the economies they serve. It provides technical know-how and capital to champions of change whose ideas, influence and actions will make finance more useful to Africans businesses and households. It acts as a “market catalyst”, adopting the “making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach”.

Through access to finance initiatives, it seeks to build financial inclusion. Through capital market development it looks to promote economic growth and increase investment. As a regional programme, it seeks to encourage collaboration, knowledge transfer and market-building activities both within and across borders, and especially in fragile and conflicted-affected states (FCAS). Where there are opportunities to drive financial market transformation more quickly and intensively through capital investment, FSDA will deploy equity, loans or guarantees as the situation requires.

FSDA is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is part of a network of country-based FSDs operating in Africa (the “FSD Network” – Enterprise Partners (EP) in Ethiopia, FSDK in Kenya, FSDMoc in Mozambique, EFInA in Nigeria, Access to Finance (AFR) in Rwanda, FinMark trust (FMT) in South Africa, FSDT in Tanzania and FSDU in Uganda). It also partners with other national, regional and international organisations working on financial sector development initiatives in SSA.

Driven by its strategic framework (2017-21) FSDA’s work can be said to focus on five main areas:
• Financial Institutions – supporting digital finance, product development and change management processes within and for financial institutions to improve capacity and performance;
• Capital Markets – supporting regulators and building diverse, liquid and efficient financial markets that can more effectively mobilise and allocate capital to businesses and projects that in turn drive inclusive economic growth;
• Inclusive Finance – supporting market-building financial inclusion programmes in a number of priority sectors, including credit, savings groups, remittances, insurance, policy and housing finance;
• Regional Strategies – convening, capacity building and providing operational support to the FSD Network, as well as building and coordinating FSDA’s emerging fragile and conflicted-affected state (FCAS) strategy.

These are supported by the closely inter-linked cross-cutting pillars of Leadership and Development, Digital Finance, Measurement and Results Management, and Communications.

The Role
FSDA now seeks to recruit a motivated and ambitious individual to support the Monitoring and Results Management team which, in close collaboration with other staff, aims for effective measurement, demonstration of performance, and adaptive management of FSDA’s fast-expanding programme.

Specific objectives and activities will include, but will not be limited to:
• Support FSDA’s project due diligence initiatives. This task will involve assessing potential Implementing Partners data management and results measurement capacity, and defining the technical support that FSDA may need to provide to enhance the effectiveness with which project performance is measured. The task will also involve carrying out baseline studies and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) risk assessments – robustness of which will vary from project to project.
• Participate in the design and implementation of an outcome monitoring strategy. FSDA is increasingly seeking to routinely monitor, rather than just periodically evaluate the financial market system changes resulting from the interventions it is supporting/has supported. The Results Measurement Specialist in close consultation with the Head of MRM, will design an innovative outcome monitoring strategy and participate in its implementation. This task will sometimes entail managing externally-contracted evaluation experts, ensuring timely delivery of quality evaluation initiatives.
• Support Value for Money (VfM) and ESG risk monitoring initiatives. VfM and ESG risk management are integral components of FSDA’s programming. The MRM unit’s mandate includes measuring the organization’s performance on these, and there are guidelines in place to facilitate the same. The Results Measurement Specialist will contribute to the refinement and enhanced implementation of these guidelines.
• Work with partners to establish and implement MRM plans. To carry out its work, FSDA engages with many diverse partners. These include training institutions, development organizations, financial service providers and financial sector regulators. There is shared responsibility between FSDA and its partners in measurement of results. The Results Measurement Specialist, in close consultation with relevant FSDA staff, will provide technical support to partners in the development of practical MRM plans that are aligned to FSDA’s procedures. Such plans should facilitate effective and timely reporting, learning, and adaptive management at partner level.
• Facilitate both internal and external learning. Knowledge generated by FSDA’s results measurement initiatives should inform continuous improvements in the design and delivery of financial sector development initiatives. In this regard, the Results Measurement Specialist will actively participate in the dissemination of such knowledge, and support utilisation of the same by FSDA, its implementing partners, and other financial sector development actors.
• Contribute to the review and refinement of FSDA’s MRM approach. FSDA’s MRM approach must be sufficiently versatile to respond to the information needs of its complex financial sector development work. The Results Measurement Specialist will participate in reviewing FSDA’s results measurement approach and contribute to its refinement. Therefore, the Results Measurement Specialist’s job description will continue to evolve to meet emerging needs.

The Results Measurement Specialist will adhere to M4P principles in implementing tasks and will work to promote FSDA’s interests across SSA, enhancing the organisation’s reputation in doing so and demonstrating a strong commitment to making its strategic objectives a reality.

The role presents an exciting opportunity for an individual to contribute to the early stages of an organisation that is expected to deliver significant impact over the coming years and who is keen to learn, create new ideas and test new ways of working. It offers the opportunity to be part of and engage actively with a dynamic FSD Network and with DFID and other development partners that FSDA collaborates closely with.
Applicants should have a strong strategic focus, be results driven, and committed to high standards of performance. They must be comfortable with working flexibly and taking real responsibility for their decisions.

Location: The role is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with substantial travel within the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Essential professional qualifications
1. Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Operations Research, or other relevant field
2. Professional training in Impact Evaluation, Impact Mapping, and/or Impact Harvesting from a recognised institution
3. At least four years’ experience in designing and implementing rigorous quasi-experimental studies in complex development programmes, preferably those with a financial sector development mandate
4. At least three years’ experience in supporting the design and management of results measurement frameworks, and supporting its implementation particularly amongst implementing partners
5. Strong project management skills with ability to manage a diverse portfolio of projects
6. Good understanding of the financial sector in sub Saharan Africa
7. Excellent communication skills (in English), including an ability to write, compile presentations and speak confidently in public
8. Ability to conceptualise, analyse and present ideas convincingly

Desirable professional qualifications
1. Experience conducting ESG risk audits, and developing and implementing mitigation plans
2. Knowledge/experience in measuring investment performance
3. Experience of working with multi-national teams
4. Proficiency in French

Essential personal attributes
• Demonstrated empathy with FSD Africa’s mandate to reduce poverty
• Ability to manage multiple tasks, being flexible to respond to emerging demands
• A peoples’ person, and a team-player
• Methodical, meticulous and analytical
• Ingenious
• Goal-focused - A “finisher”
• Low ego
• Client-focused
• Enthusiastic
• Reliable, with strong adherence to deadlines and high-quality performance

FSD Africa is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration: Competitive

Are you interested in becoming a Results Measurement Specialist in Kenya? Submit your application online at www.adeptsystems.co.ke. This will require you to create a profile and in addition attach your detailed CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet our requirements, indicating your current and expected remuneration. Applications must be received by close of business 16 March 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted..

Expiring: Mar 16, 2018
Program Design Manager 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
Field Ops is the heart of operations at Komaza. We are deeply syste-ms-oriented and enjoy the challenge of training and managing hundreds of new teammates each season. In order to plant tree farms with thousands of new farmers every year, we are laser-focused on hitting our key performance indicators. We thrive on data, and technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day work life.

About the Role
Sustainable, scalable systems are the key to the magnitude of impact Komaza is able to have on the world. As we seek to grow from tens- to hundreds-of-thousands of farmers across East Africa, the productivity and efficiency of our operations in the field is critical to our success. You will take the lead on developing, innovating, and improving the systems used by our field extension network.

What You Will Do
- Work closely with our field extension network to design and improve the systems, strategies, tools, and trainings that will allow us to hit our massive expansion targets
- Identify and prioritize significant opportunities for operational innovation - then lead research, design, prototyping, and scaling of our best solutions
- Run point on collaboration with other departments like Technology Development, People Operations, and Procurement in the execution of interdisciplinary programs
- Build the capacity of Komaza staff through workshops, mentorship/coaching, and stretch projects
- Work closely with the Director of Field Operations and the Field Extension Network to support execution in pursuit of ambitious seasonal planting targets

What You Have
- Bachelor's degree in relevant field, graduate degrees preferred
- 3+ years relevant experience including extensive experience in program management, team leadership, and field-based operations
- Supreme organisational, critical thinking, and communications skills with impeccable spoken and written English
- Passion for Komaza’s mission to lift rural farmers out of poverty through the rapid scaling of our microforestry model
- Strong familiarity with the communities where we plant; you have lived or worked in rural low-income communities

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
- Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
- A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems

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 two years. This role will be primarily based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Design Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Apr 07, 2018
Host Executive Lodge in Malawi , Malawi

Company profile:
This lodge is a stylish contemporary lodge from a unique blend of African designs, furniture, fabrics and personal collectables. The guest lodge has 10 varied collection of rooms, all en suite, and a restaurant for residents to dine. Each room is named after an African country, style or culture and decorated in that particular style. Tourists, business persons and transit visitors come to appreciate the tasteful and comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality and excellent collection of African arts and crafts

Job description:
- The Host is end responsible for the lodge. He / she will be living on the premises and is first point of contact for the guests. The host has main responsibilities:
- Deliver excellent customer service at all times, ensuring guests comfort and safety
- Deal with all enquires in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
- Deal with customer complaints in a professional manner
- Prepare a weekly dinner menu together with the Kitchen staff. Train and monitor the kitchen staff about food , drinks and nutrition, serving standards and kitchen hygiene.
- Entertaining and hosting, reception, restaurant and the bar are main areas of attention.
- Also managing approximately 13 staff of gardeners, builders, receptionist, bar staff, cooks and cleaners is a continues task. Every day is different and the manager is challenged with another challenge every day.
- Checking the rooms on cleanliness on a daily base and check if all equipment is in order.

Main thing is to keep the customers satisfied whilst running all other work at the same time. A challenging job!

- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills, people manager
- Affinity with Food and willing to work together with the cooks to improve their knowledge of food and recipes.
- Others: Driver’s license

Somebody that wants to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy and willing to make long days.

Terms of employment:
- First 3 months USD 200 plus accommodation and food allowance
- After 3 months USD 500 plus accommodation and food allowance
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Are you interested in becoming a Host Executive Lodge 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: Apr 06, 2018
Head of Internal Control in Congo DRC (x2) , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Head of Internal Control (Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC)

Our client is looking for a Head of Internal Control for a wildlife conservation organisation to work from its office in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. They are a UK-registered charity and have a 25-year contract with the Congolese Wildlife Authority (“ICCN”) to manage a wildlife park.

Department: Finance
Reporting to: CFO and Board

Key Objective:
To review all internal processes, systems and policies and make recommendations and
actively assist in implementing procedures to ensure the risks to the organisation are maximally mitigated.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- Reviews and appraises the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting
and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls throughout the park.
- Conducts and directs ongoing reviews of organization controls, operating procedures,
and compliance with policies and regulations
- Assesses the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard organization assets
- Compiles and issues reports detailing conclusions and providing recommendations for
- Recommends employee training and modifications to procedures as needed
- Analyses and concludes on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment
- Identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement
- Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and engage in continuous education and staff
development re best practices
- Reports risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to
management and provides recommendations for improving the organisation's operations

Skills, Experience and Attributes:
- Educated to degree level in a related field or equivalent
- At least 10 years’ experience in accounting, finance, auditing or Business Management in
a rapidly growing business
- Experience in writing internal policies and procedures and process evaluation and
- A demonstrated knowledge of internal controls
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other
financial information
- Fluent in both French and English
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to address issues and effect change
- Capable of working independently, under pressure in demanding field conditions. Very
regular traveling required throughout the park’s main locations.

Expiring: Apr 06, 2018
Sales Representative / Supervisor in Ghana , Ghana

Our company, established in The Netherlands, has developed into a professional refrigeration business with an excellent market position and reputation in the sector. We have four branches worldwide in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kazakhstan.

For representing our products and projects to clients in the West African Region, we are looking for a sales representative responsible for advertising and introducing our company to new clients, specifically in the French speaking countries in West Africa.

The role involves:
- Communication with our project- and service clients in West Africa (mainly French speaking countries)
- Assisting in project- / services approach and execution and overseeing the team responsible for installation
- working closely with the client during the installation phase and after this the whole duration of the project
- reporting and administration and making sure that quotations for clients are professionally translated from English into French
- willingness to travel throughout West Africa

Applicant should have following;
- Experience in report writing
- Bilingual English and French (will have to translate Quotes and other documents )
- Technical- background (preferably with refrigeration, freezer installations, air conditioning systems)
- Experience as Supervisor and leading technical teams during an installation and/or turnkey project
- Experience in building sustainable relationships with clients
- Sales-oriented and good representative

For this role we are open for national jobseekers only.
Are you interested in becoming a Sales Representative / Supervisor in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Apr 05, 2018
Operations Manager Costa Rica , Costa Rica

Our client grows fruit around the globe. For their operations in Costa Rica we are looking for a dynamic Operations Director to head their pineapple operations.

Job type: permanent, full-time, with trial period
Salary: competitive
Location: Costa Rica
Production: About 480 ha of Pineapple in 2 farms

Roles & Responsibilities:
In this challenging role, the Operations Director will be responsible for the overall operations
Specific areas of responsibility include:
Achieving above standard agricultural practices
Driving the best agricultural practices on the field, from land preparation through planting, inputs usage, crop monitoring and harvesting
Focusing on sustainably increasing yields
Cost optimization, in compliance with the spending thresholds and policies set by the Group
Benchmarking practices with top-industry standards
Developing regenerative agricultural practices and a spirit of innovative thinking in operations with resources at hand
Capability and interest to further develop the current production pattern
Ensuring optimal post-harvest flows
Operating efficient and cost-effective post-harvest flow, with optimal pack-house management and effective quality control
Maintaining an effective and committed team at all levels
Diffusing an attitude of continuous improvement, with an open and communicative climate
Assigning key roles and responsibilities, dealing with underperforming people, and developing talent
Shaping the team to operate under tight financial constraints and deliver objectives set by the Group

The Operations Director will report to the Managing Director.

Skills, Qualifications & Attitude
A team player, confident and happy to work hard to accomplish a purposeful goal. The following skills are the most

Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in a farm management position
Proven leadership skills with communicative drive
Ability to successfully manage tight cash situations, and handle contingencies
Entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude; boots in the field
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Business knowledge with command of finance
Open mindset with keen interest in innovation
Good knowledge of Spanish and English
Interest in themes such as sustainability, resource efficiency, regenerative or circular business models
Willingness to live in remote location
Ambition to meaningfully grow the business

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Director in Costa Rica?
Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 31, 2018

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