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Global Expansion Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Job Summary
The Expansion Manager is responsible for ensuring that BitPesa expands to new markets as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital F/X company to the next level. We’re looking for someone who loves problem-solving, operations, and exploring emerging markets! Your first new market will be Ghana. If you succeed, we will send you to other new markets, including but not limited to, South Africa and the UAE.

Key Responsibilities:

Incorporation
- Work with local lawyers and BitPesa Legal Team to incorporate new entities across Africa as efficiently as possible

Banking Relationships
- Evaluate each country’s banking relationships based on product features, fee structure, and level of customer support
- Establish banking relationships and open up bank accounts in each new jurisdiction

Infrastructure Relationships
- Evaluate each country’s potential payment provider relationships based on product features, fee structure, and level of customer support
- Establish new payment provider relationships
- Negotiate and renegotiate commercial agreements

Go-to-Market Strategy
- Execute an on-the-ground assessment of the market demand for BitPesa’s services and make recommendations to the Heads of Sales and Marketing

Key Performance Indicators:
- Number of New Incorporations
- Number of New Banking Relationships
- Number of New Infrastructure Partners
- Lowest Cost of Sales possible

Requirements:
- University Degree, ideally in Business and/or Operations
- At least 5 years experience in Operations, ideally in the financial services or payments industry
- Entrepreneurial, self-driven, initiative-taker
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, and negotiation skills
- Willingness to be based in Nairobi, Lagos, or Dakar with travel around sub-Saharan Africa

Compensation:
This role can be structured either as a consultancy or as a full-time position. Compensation will be based on level of experience.

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

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

Expiring: Jun 09, 2018
Deputy Team Leader in Malawi , Malawi

For an upcoming DFID-funded programme in Malawi on Transparency and Accountability, we are looking for a Deputy Team leader.

About the programme:

The programme seeks to address accountability challenges that are hindering economic growth and undermining service delivery. It will consist of two key elements:

1. Drive change through Issue-based Projects, bringing together change-minded stakeholders (in Government, civil society, others) around specific issues/problems, with the aim to deliver ‘material’ improvements. Issues are to be selected – based on Political Economy Analysis – in the Inception Phase, but examples could include: improving peri-urban water supply; addressing blockages in the maize and other agricultural markets; reducing deforestation; improving drug or textbook procurement; and issues impacting on growth such as trade barriers and the tax system. Actual programme interventions to drive change could include: technical assistance, small grants (to organisations to deliver specific project outputs), facilitation and media and advocacy work.

2. Increase oversight of public funds at local level, using proven social accountability tools that bring together both citizens’ groups and local government/ elected officials. During the first months of the programme, this aspect will focus on budget tracking in at least 15 districts. As the issues-based projects are rolled out, social accountability tools will be increasingly focused on the localities and sectors where the issues-based projects have started to show results.

In addition, the programme will include a draw-down fund for carrying out political economy analysis in support of other DFID-funded programmes in Malawi.
The estimated start of the programme is early 2019.

As Deputy Team Leader you will:
• Support the Team Leader in the daily management of the programme;
• Develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, such as Government, Civil Society Organisations, businesses and others;
• Help to develop informed proposals for issue-based projects;
• Assist the Team Leader in coordinating and overseeing projects to deliver programme outcomes;
• Report on progress based on M&E results and local intelligence.

To be successful in this role you:
• Have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;
• Have at least 5 years of relevant experience in Malawi, having worked in a variety of sectors and with a variety of stakeholders;
• Have worked in donor funded programmes (preferably DFID);
• Have strong managerial skills and programme management experience;
• Have strong reporting skills;
• Are fluent in English and Chichewa.

We offer a freelance contract for this role. The programme will last 5 years and requires full-time input in Lilongwe, Malawi. In country travel will be required as well.

Are you interested in becoming a Deputy Team Leader 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: Jun 08, 2018
Managing Director in Rwanda , Rwanda

Company Profile

Founded in 2012, our client is a Social Enterprise, focussing on products for the rural market. The MD Rwanda reports to the co-founders and board of directors.

Jobtitel: Managing Director Rwanda

About the Role
We are recruiting a visionary and dynamic Managing Director. Due to a new partnership with the Government of Rwanda our client will grow fast and this will require significant operational and organizational changes. The Managing Director will get many challenging and exciting tasks, including hiring and developing a team to oversee this rapid growth, managing multi-stakeholder government relations, managing the country budget, and making sure we maintain exceptional customer satisfaction and preserve our quality standards. This job is for hard working person to lead the company whilst rapidly growing.

The COO and CEO will support the Managing Director. There will be a consistent change between field and office work. Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Would you like to work closely with masons and sales reps while keeping an eye on the bigger picture and growth projections of our client? If you are also a quick learner, a detailed planner and an entrepreneurial self-starter we are looking for you.

The responsibilities of this role will include, but certainly not be limited to:

Strategic Planning and Execution
 Develop rapid scale strategy, identify necessary systems and expertise to achieve rapid scale together with the CEO
 Ensure execution of strategy across all departments, and to avoid overlap in workstreams or inconsistencies, making sure strategies are coordinated and aligned across departments and setting
quarterly targets and KPIs
 Drive systems and processes that needs to be done to assure quality
 Communicate strategy and implementation plan throughout the company,
 Guide all change management as required and support, manage, and ensure success of each department head
 Seek the support of global functional managers and directors for support in team capacity builiding, problem solving and systems development

Team Building
 Support the CEO in adapting the companies organization chart to fit according company needs
 Grow the companies Rwanda staff by hiring along with the needs of the organization and recognizing when new roles need to be created
 Develop and mentor junior and senior staff to to make the Rwanda operation a success

Financial Management
 Being responsible for profit and loss in Rwanda: Minimize operational costs while ensuring maximization of customer satisfaction
 Closely work with the financial department to analyze actuals and budgets across various units
 Making sure of fiscal responsibility in all spending and budgets, prioritizing cost saving and cutting
 Closely work with the financial department to ensure payroll and taxes are completed on time

Partnership Management
 Represent the company and its organizational ethic to national and local government officials and agencies
 Closely work with partners to deliver excellent customer service, assure floor quality and coordinate execution of jointly developed plans
 Identify possible new partners and create and manage relationships with these new partners

Qualifications
 Exceptional people skills and managerial skills; avid team player with a coaching and mentoring approach
 Strong analytical skills, including Excel modelling and data analysis
 Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time, and keep track of a variety of workstreams
 Resourcefulness and critical thinking skills to quickly determine why something isn’t working and iterate quickly to try to solve it; creative problem solving
 Excellent attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and outstanding work ethic
 Strong understanding of accounting, budget management, and financial management
 Passionate about international development and social enterprise
 Commitment to working in rural environments across Rwanda
 Fluency (or advanced business proficiency) in English and Kinyarwanda
 Hard working and gritty to push through challenges
 Flexible and adaptable to changing environments; thrives in a bootstrapped culture
 Maturity and poise under stress
 Optimistic attitude, sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity to learn new things, creative problem solver, humble and patient team-player with a sense of humor
 Strong technology skills (knowledge of Word, Excel, Salesforce, Google Docs, and Dropbox)
 10 years of work experience, with 5 years of management experience (experience with fast-growing ventures is a plus)
 B.A. in business, management, marketing, economics or a related field required; graduate degree (MBA, MPA/ID, MPA, MPH etc.) a plus, but not required

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

Expiring: Jun 08, 2018
Construction Supervisor in Zambia , Zambia

Building manager assistant for South Luangwa National Park Zambia.

Established in 1998 Kiboko Safaris Malawi is offering high quality low priced camping, chalets and luxury safaris into all the regions of Malawi and in South Luangwa National Park Zambia.
Kiboko Safaris is looking for an assistant who can supervise the construction of our new safari camp in Zambia. The new camp will be constructed on the banks of the Luangwa river on the edge of South Luangwa National Park.

Job description:
- Willing to life and work in a remote area
- Supervising and monitoring of a medium/large building project
- Able to work with stock count, budgeting, budget requests etc
- Able to work with little supervision
- Able to work in a young and dynamic team with different nationalities
- Working hand in hand with camp manager Kiboko Safaris
- Working hand in hand with head office in Lilongwe, Malawi
- Sending daily updates to head office in Lilongwe

Requirements:
- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience in construction
- Able to work with budgets and daily reports.
- Others: Driver’s license

Profile:
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:
- Accommodation (food if guests in actual camp)
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off
- 3 months probation for 200USD
- 500USD after probation

Are you interested in becoming a construction supervisor in Zambia? 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: Jun 08, 2018
Camp Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Established in 1998 Kiboko Safaris Malawi is offering high quality low priced camping, chalets and luxury
safaris into all the regions of Malawi. All the safaris are starting and ending in Lilongwe and can be
connected together to make the safari of your choice.

Kiboko’s idyllic eco-friendly tented safari camp is located on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking a busy wildlife crossing point. The tented camp has 10 luxury tents which can contain 20 guests at a time. On walking distance you will find shared toilet block, swimming pool and a bar. At present Kiboko is constructing a new campsite within the same area.

Job description:
The camp manager is end responsible for the tented camp. He / she will be living on the premises and is first point of contact for the guests. The manager 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
- Entertaining and hosting, kitchen, tents and lunch area main areas of attention.
- Managing approximately 7 local staffmembers
- Checking the tents and kitchen 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!

Requirements:
- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills, people manager
- Building and maintenance capacity recommended
- Others: Driver’s license

Profile:
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:
- Food and accommodation
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Are you interested in becoming a Camp Manager in Zambia? 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: Jun 04, 2018
Integration Developer in South Africa , South Africa

Job Description
 Candidate should be technically sound and hands-on, technology stack may differ from project to project but a general list of technology mentioned the end of the email.
 Candidate should be able to understand complex functional / business requirements, visualize architecture, solution and translate same into estimates and a technical delivery plan.
 Candidate should hold excellent technical communication to convince and drive best practices/approaches during planning and implementation with internal and customer stakeholders.
 Candidate should have work experience on project diverse in nature – software development, upgrade, migrations, tuning and improvisation, integration etc.
 Candidate should be able to plan and incorporate development and source code management best practices, ex-delivers reusable code and architecture.
 Candidate should be able to technically lead and mentor team 10 to 20 people and align individual and team tasks to towards final delivery.
 Candidate should understand project execution methodologies and dependency along project CSF - scope, budget, schedule etc.

Experience Details
- Overall of 6 + years of experience with the relevant experience of 5 years.

Mandatory skills/ knowledge:

Technology Components:
• IBM IIB - IBM Integration Bus/ WMB - Websphere Message Broker
• IBM MQ - Message Queue
• Exposure to SOAP services (WSDL, XML/XSL), REST API, JSON
• Exposure to Industry standard Integration Patterns
• Knowledge of SOA patterns, PUB-SUB patterns, API architecture.

Development/ Enhancement Components:

Development Tools:
• WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit 7.0/8.0 and IIB9
• Extended Structure Query Language (ESQL)
• Exposure to JSON, YAML or RAML
• JMS and Web Service Development
• Data Format Description Language (DFDL) for non-XML data
• XML data formats, structures, and schemas, XSL

Other Development Skills:
• Java/J2EE
• API Architecture, API economy/management
• No SQL / Mongo
• CI tools (Jenkins, Travis CI, TFS, etc.)

Are you interested in becoming an Integration Developer in South Africa? 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: Jun 03, 2018
Cocoa Trader West Africa , Netherlands

For our client, one of the leading players in the world cocoa bean trading market, we are looking for a Cocoa Trader creating profit contribution mainly via trading physical cocoa and working on global cocoa markets to establish, maintain and develop relationships with customers and suppliers. The focus will be on procurement West Africa.
The Cocoa Trader identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals. Builds and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions in the cocoa market. The person reports to the Head Trader

Responsibilities
1. Buying, marketing and selling
2. Relationship management
3. Contract execution
4. Using futures, options & FX for hedging
5. Risk Management
6. Market research
7. Sustainability
8. Management support

Key tasks
1. Buying, marketing and selling:
• Buying and selling of physical cocoa to maximize company revenue.
• Daily contact with regional and/or local representatives in origin about market developments.
• Communication with regional and/or local representatives about execution of sourcing strategy.
• Daily contact with clients and suppliers.
• Using and performing market analysis to implement appropriate buying and selling strategies.

2. Relationship management
- Maintaining and developing commercial relationships with suppliers and buyers.

3. Contract execution
- Responsible for sound execution of sale and purchase contracts related to the assigned origins.
- Solid communication with and provide support for back-office and logistics team.
- Close liaison with origin teams.

4. Futures & FX trading for hedging and proprietary book
- Assist Head Trader and/or Trader responsible for hedging and proprietary book in developing and maximizing the company’s trading strategy within the guidelines of the risk management policy.
- Being able to replace in absence of the Head Trader and/or Trader responsible for hedging and proprietary book in trading futures, options and foreign exchanges for hedging purposes and proprietary trading.

5. Risk management
- Ensure full insight and taking full ownership in the portfolio of physical book in terms of positions allocation, value at risk and risk controls with full understanding on all related risks, such as counterparty, origin and market risks.
- Develop and advise (potential) customers and suppliers on risk management policies and tools.

6. Market research
- Conduct research and analyse data in supply and demand factors of cocoa, related markets and of macro-economic fundamentals.
- Prepare analytical commodity market reviews for rest of trading team and clients.

7. Sustainability
- Work jointly with the CR Officer in the implementation of sustainability projects/strategy in the assigned origins and with clients.

8. Management and team support
- Supporting the management in the implementation of the business strategies via daily execution of sales and account management as well as sourcing strategies and risk management.
- Work closely with origin reps and teams to ensure market share growth in the cocoa market.

Education, knowledge and experience
• Level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (Mathematics, Econometrics). At least 3 years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.
• 3+ years of experience in preferably procurement of cocoa or other soft/agricultural commodities trading.
• Proven sourcing experience.
• Sound knowledge on cocoa or other soft/agricultural markets.
• Good understanding of risk management in physical soft/agricultural commodities trading.

Skills
• Fluent in French and English, both verbal and written.
• Team player with strong commercial acumen.
• Good analytical and numerical skills with attention to detail.
• Keen sense of priorities to meet short deadlines.
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications, especially Excel.

Competencies
• Entrepreneurial, dynamic and looking for trading opportunities.
• Continuous drive to understand and beat the market.
• Well organized, accurate.
• Effective and convincing communicator and negotiator.
• Committed and determined. Pro-active, focussed and decisive, a winner!

Travel: Position requires international travelling
Package: To be defined
Starting date: from Mid April on

Are you interested in becoming a Cocoa Trader West Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jun 05, 2018

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