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Organisational Developer in Burundi , Burundi

The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is the programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Development workers with the CPS support local partner organisations in all phases of conflicts: conflict prevention, violence mitigation and post-conflict rehabilitation. Working with churchrelated and civil-social partners in the African Great Lakes region, AGEH aims to play a part in civil conflict management through the CPS’ peace-building measures.

Your new role
The CEJP (Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace) is a commission of the Conference of Bishops of Burundi. Its aim is to promote justice and peace within Christian social teaching, and it contributes to a consolidation of peace nationwide. The work of the CEJP focuses on supporting and strengthening the capacities of the Burundi dioceses and the diocesan Justice and Peace structures in the fields of peace, democratization, conflict transformation and reconciliation. The place of residence and work Bujumbura offers good living conditions and the location close to Lake Tanganyika offers attractive leisure activities.

The CEJP has developed a broad portfolio of activities with which it dedicates itself to the cause of respecting human rights and reconciliation. By introducing a professionalised project management system, it aims to advance in the fields of planning, monitoring and evaluation, in order to simplify the acquisition of funds for peace-building work.

Specifically, this includes the following tasks:
• You will provide support in the optimisation of administrative processes and advise the CEJP team on professionalising its programme and project management systems.
• Together, you will develop conceptual fundraising strategies and instruments, and provide support to employees in continued training on relevant fundraising activities.
• You will support the team in developing new project applications.
• Working with the team, you will play a part in the continuation of lobbying and advocacy activities.

Your profile:
• You have completed a university degree relevant to the field of development cooperation (political sciences, social sciences, social education, social work) and have acquired
at least two years of professional experience, ideally outside of Europe.
• You have sound knowledge of organisational development as well as programme and project management.
• You have already successfully carried out training measures and consulting tasks.
• You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you todeal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can
act appropriately in a church context.
• You are a member of a Christian church and enjoy working within church structures.
• You speak very good French and at least good English. You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGEH offers

AGEH offers you:
• 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
• Work within the AGEH e.V. work model

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 30.07.17.

Are you interested in becoming an Organisational Developer in Burundi? Apply now at the top 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: 08/26/2017
Maritime Agency Manager in Sierra Leone , Sierra Leone

Do you have solid international experience, and would you like the full expat package?

This is a great way to build your international career within operations management. You get to develop and explore your personal and professional abilities as you manage a team of people from different countries in a growing international company where new career opportunities arise continuously. Doing so, you collaborate closely with our senior management, while you have numerous employees to support you on the daily operation.

Drive our daily operations and local relations
As agency manager, you manage a young team of manual workers with little or no formal education located at the local ports as well as maintain relations with our customers. Doing so, you truly get to apply your leadership skills as you motivate and explain the daily tasks to your team. Your responsibilities include:

• Providing operational feedback and reporting to clients while ensuring that all deadlines are met.
• Developing solutions for existing and new clients in collaboration with the rest of the Group, contractors, counterparts and chartering desk.
• Briefing your team daily on tasks and challenges as you prioritise tasks while guiding and motivating the team.
• Interaction with authorities and clients on management level when required.

You get direct access to our senior management as you discuss the daily tasks with our CEO, CFO and regional manager. To assist you in your day-to-day work, your team coordinates the activities with our collaborators, approves documents and updates customers.

Solid operation and management experience
• You have solid experience as an operations or agency manager.
• You have 5+ years of experience working in West- and/or Central Africa.
• You have demonstrated an ability to lead and manage staff.
• You are fluent in English / French.
• It is an advantage if you have experience within mining and project cargo.

Personally, you thrive when engaging with people of different cultures. Also, you are creative allowing you to come up with new solutions that make us stand out from our competitors. Most importantly, you know how to be a good team player and manager/leader for your team because interpersonal relations are your forte.

Are you interested in becoming a Maritime Agency Manager in Sierra Leone? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: 08/25/2017
Technical Officer Cashew Business Advisory (2x) , Africa

1. African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program for cashew processors in 8 countries in East and West Africa. As part of implementing this project on the ground in both West Africa and East Africa, ACA seeks to recruit two Technical Officers for Cashew Business Advisory (Consultant) to deliver on training cashew processors and their management on factory layout, processing flow, choice of equipment, business best practices and efficiency of cashew processing. The ACA’s Business Advisory models for processors will be adopted for trainings in cashew processing factories.

2. The consultancy services included under this part of the project are as follows:
(i) Under the supervision of the ACA’s Business Advisory Manager, select potential companies/processors and develop the technical assistance scope as per AfTRA project criteria.
(ii) Provide technical assistance to cashew processors on best processing techniques, technology selection, environmental impact guidance, industry benchmarks and ACA Seal standard implementation under guidance of the ACA BA Manager.
(iii) Monitor company performance against delivered technical assistance and ACA food safety and quality procedures and recommendations.
(iv) Collect and report information on the regional cashew sector, including weekly price updates during the harvest season, crop updates outside of the harvest as well as other relevant issues, such as policies, regulations and institutions active in the sector.

3. The ACA now invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment. The consultant must provide a CV, certificates, other documents detailing experience in similar assignments.

4. The expected duration of the assignment is eleven (11) months with a possible start date of 25th August, 2017 and the consultant will be based in West Africa to serve one of two blocks; Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire and Guinea Bissau.

5. Evaluation of EOI will be based on the following evaluation criteria :
i. Capability and Experience of the Consultant
ii. Key Professional skills
iii. Experience in Similar Environment
iv. Experience in Similar assignments

6. The eligibility criteria, establishment of the short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants” (May 2008 Edition, Revised July 2012, which is available on the Bank’s website http//www.afdb.org. Please note that, interest expressed by a consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist.

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Officer in Africa? Apply now at the top 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: 08/24/2017
Study of Environmental Waste Management , Africa

1. The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program in specific areas of business and food safety advisory services aimed at improving processing efficiencies and access to foreign markets for cashew processors. To strengthen this component, the ACA invites suitably qualified consulting firms to express their interest in the following assignment: “Evaluation and diagnostic of the status quo of environmental waste management in the cashew processing facilities and development of a set of environmental waste management recommendations to be applied subsequently”.

2. The activities included under this specific assignment are:
i. To evaluate environmentally adverse effects that cashew processing might potentially cause to the environment.
ii. Identify the current waste management practices and business approaches of cashew processors in selected countries in East and West Africa, and reveal shortcomings and harmful environmental practices deployed in their daily routines.
iii. Highlight and assess best practices and environmental standards from Africa and Asia that reduce and bring an end to harmful waste management practices.

Once executed, this analysis will help to determine a course of action that will be promoted to prevent and mitigate environmental risks arising from cashew processing all over Africa.

3. The specific consultancy services included under this part of the project are as follows:

(A) Situation analysis
(i) Environmental analysis
The Consultant will undertake an environmental diagnostic and data gathering exercise for the countries under evaluation using existing credible sources, and review this data to establish a baseline of existing environmental waste management practices in cashew processing. The Consultant will also review practices deployed in traditional and more advanced cashew processing countries like India and Vietnam to identify best practices.
(ii)Stakeholder Analysis
The Consultant will identify, map and evaluate key institutional stakeholders that are involved in promoting, issuing and implementing environmental standards in the respective countries, identifying their strengths and weaknesses that need to be addressed.
(iii)Institutional and Legislative Framework Analysis
The Consultant will review the institutional and legal framework existing in the countries under evaluation to document existing regulation and policies for environmental protection. The final report will refer to the various legislations and identify potentially conducive and/or harmful policies to determine environmental best policy and legislative practices.

(B) Identification and Evaluation of Environmental Opportunities and Risks

Based on the environmental and institutional analyses, the Consultant will prioritize the environmental and social opportunities and risks facing the cashew sector. This priority setting exercise will be done in consultation with key stakeholders.

(C) Recommendations

The Consultant will propose concrete recommendations to address the technical and capacity building needs identified. This will include specific investments, policy and institutional adjustments that should be captured in a detailed action plan, a proposed implementation timeframe and estimated costs that can then be incorporated into national policies, strategies and plans.

4. The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consulting firms must provide a statement of capability and experience indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute joint-ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. The expected duration of the assignment is three (3) months with a possible start date of 30th August, 2017.

5. Evaluation of EOI will be based on the following evaluation criteria :

i. Capability and Experience of the firm
ii. Key Professional skills of key consultants
iii. Experience in Similar Industry
iv. Experience in Similar assignments

The eligibility criteria, establishment of the short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants” (May 2008 Edition, Revised July 2012, which is available on Bank’s website http//www.afdb.org. Please note that interest expressed by a Consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist.

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: 08/24/2017
Technical Officer for Food Safety and Quality , Africa

1. African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has received a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), to implement an extensive technical assistance program for cashew processors in 8 countries in East and West Africa. As part of implementing this project on the ground, ACA seeks to recruit a Technical Officer for Food Safety and Quality, to train cashew processors in food safety standards, customer and foreign market requirements to improve their performance in terms of quality, quantity and efficiency of cashew processing. The ACA food safety and quality seal program procedures, which is also in line with international food safety and quality standards, will be adopted for trainings in cashew processing factories.

2. The consultancy services included under this part of the project which are provided under the supervision of the ACA’s Food Safety and Quality Coordinator are as follows:
- Conduct initial assessments of cashew processing factories to determine needs and requirements for food safety and quality standards implementation.
- Conduct capacity building sessions on food safety and good manufacturing practices (GAP analysis)
- Coordinate with factory staff to implement recommendations from gap analysis conducted.
- Develop written programs and train quality assurance personnel in the various ACA Seal Procedures.
- Train factory personnel on food safety hazards risk assessments and implementation of control measures to mitigate identified risks (basically to assist the factory to have a GMP and HACCP system in place).
- Conduct capacity building sessions on international cashew quality standards.
- Develop Quality monitoring systems with factory team to ensure compliance to international and local cashew standards.

3. The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) now invites eligible and interested consultants to indicate their interests in providing the required services. Interested consultants should provide information of their qualifications and experience, demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment. The consultant must provide a CV, certificates, other relevant documents detailing experience in similar assignments.

4. The expected duration of the assignment is eleven (11) months with a possible start date of 25th August, 2017. The consultant will be serving both East and West African countries.

5. Evaluation of EOI will be based on the following evaluation criteria :
i. Capability and Experience of the Consultant
ii. Key Professional skills
iii. Experience in Similar Environment
iv. Experience in Similar assignments

6. The eligibility criteria, establishment of the short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants” (May 2008 Edition, Revised July 2012, which is available on the Bank’s website http//www.afdb.org. Please note that, interest expressed by a consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist.

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Officer in Africa? Apply now at the top 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: 08/24/2017