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Jr. Operations Manager in Benin , Benin

Our client is zooming in on economically viable and sustainable business. They develop activities in Benin, limited to the local cashew processing industry. Chain development has the priority, with strong focus on food crop production and processing. The farm has a capacity to process 1500 ton of biological, fair trade and conventional cashew nut kernels and they have about 300 employees processing these nuts. The processed nuts are for the export market.

For this factory, we are looking for an Jr. Operations Manager to replace the current Operations Manager on short notice. This person should be a young professional that is able to manage and motivate the team in the factory, affiliation with Africa and good planning and leadership skills.

Job General:
The processing plant processes the raw nuts to be selected on different qualities for the European fair trade market. The right candidate will become the right hand of the General Manager. The role be seen as a traineeship in production management.

The position is part of the aspiration to become good performing in product buying, productivity, lean and profitable organisation and to fulfil the mission & vision of the company.

Main responsibilities:
* To oversee and manage operations / production process
* Coordinates and initiates improvements on the quality processes
* Helps and supports the General Manager
* Responsible for operational processes and optimisation and internal controls
* Implement weekly KPI to measure performance

Requirements:
* Junior Manager with 2-3 yrs. of working experience in logistics, planning, production, warehousing
* Fluent in English, good understanding of French preferred

Characteristics:
* Must be an adventurous person
* Good communication and people skills
* Enthusiastic, accurate
* Structured in work methodology
* Stress resistant and flexible

Start date is as soon as possible
Contract will be 6 months, option to extend to 1 year
Reporting to the General Manager in Benin
Size of team 300 employees indirect

Expiring: 07/09/2017
General Manager in Benin (couple) agro processing , Benin

Our client is zooming in on economically viable and sustainable business. They develop activities in Benin, limited to the local cashew processing industry. Chain development has the priority, with strong focus on food crop production and processing. The farm has a capacity to process 1500 ton of biological, fair trade and conventional cashew nut kernels and they have about 300 employees processing these nuts. The processed nuts are for the export market.

For this factory we are looking for a General Manager (couple) to replace the current General Manager (couple) per December 2017 or earlier. This person should be a senior manager, with an affiliation with Africa and good leadership-, coaching, communicative skills (intercultural) and good financial insight.

Job General:
For the daily running of the operation we are recruiting a General Manager (couple) for the plant in Benin. The purpose of the job is to ensure the future of the company and to make sure it is profitable, with a focus on finance and purchasing processes.

The position is part of the aspiration to become good performing in product buying, productivity, lean and profitable organisation and to fulfil the mission & vision of the company.

Main responsibilities:
* Oversees and manage operations of all accounting and purchasing operations
* Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial reports and forecasts
* Responsible for business processes and optimisation and internal controls
* Strategy formulation and implementation and development of business plan Coach the management team on finance, acquisition and sales
* Help, support and coach the managers in achieving the companies goals
* Develop and document business processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
* Identified key deliverables and implement weekly KPI to measure performance
* Make financial rapports for the manager and shareholders, as well as for international banks and other stakeholders.
forecasting levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock level

Requirements:
* Senior Manager with 5+ years of experience in a management role, with a strong focus on finance
* Thorough knowledge of financial principles and procedures, such as making budgets, financial reports and cash flows.
* Experience in working in (West) Africa
* Fluent in English, good understanding of French preferred
* Option for partner to join the company as an Operations Manager

Characteristics:
* Must be a visionary and lead by the example
* Should be a customer-oriented and result-driven person
* Good communication skills
* Enthusiastic, accurate
* Structured in work methodology
* Stress resistant and flexible
* Responsible

Reporting to Head Office in The Netherlands
Size of team 4 direct, 300 employees indirect

Expiring: 07/09/2017
Leerkracht in Tanzania , Tanzania

Per augustus 2017 hebben we een vacature voor de positie van leerkracht voor 1 of 2 lesmiddagen per week op De Plevier. Deze positie kan bestaan uit de groepen 1, 2 en groep 3, maar we hebben de mogelijkheid om te schuiven, waardoor het ook een positie voor het VO (voortgezet onderwijs) kan zijn.
Door beide mogelijkheden aan te bieden hopen we meer kans te maken op een geschikte kandidaat voor de ontstane vacature. Op dit moment is nog niet beslist op welke dagen de diverse groepen les zullen hebben het komend schooljaar, ook daar kan dus met (on)mogelijkheden van kandidaten rekening worden gehouden.

We zijn bij voorkeur op zoek naar bevoegde kandidaten met (enige) ervaring in het onderwijs. Maar uit ervaring is bekend dat we hier flexibel mee om moeten gaan. Derhalve: ook onbevoegde maar enthousiaste leerkrachten worden aangemoedigd om te reageren.

Mocht u geschikte kandidaten kennen, of zelf interesse hebben, dan horen wij het graag.

Belangstellenden kunnen verdere informatie inwinnen bij Nathalie Brouwers (secretaris; +255 757 827 262) of Paulina Koster (onderwijszaken; +255 766 588 946). Aan geïnteresseerden sturen we graag een uitgebreider functieprofiel toe.

Geïnteresseerd om ons team te komen versterken? Stuur zo spoedig mogelijk (en uiterlijk 3 juni) een korte sollicitatiebrief met motivatie en CV.

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: 07/08/2017
City Lodge Manager 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 Manager is end responsible for the lodge. 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
- Manage and maintain the administration of all reservations, cancellations and no-shows in line with the company policy
- 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.
- Financial tasks, Income versus expenses, Food costing, monitoring bank accounts.
- 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!

Requirements:
- 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

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:
- First 3 months USD 200 plus accommodation
- After 3 months USD1000 plus accommodation
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: 07/08/2017
Travail de communication, de rp et de lobbying , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

La coopération pour le développement – une mission pour vous?
L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) recherche dès que possible, pour le compte de Misereor, un(e) professionnel(le) pour son organisation partenaire Justice et Paix Pointe Noire, afin d’assurer un Travail de communication, de relations publiques et de lobbying à Pointe Noire, au Congo (Brazzaville)

La République du Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) est le quatrième pays producteur de pétrole en Afrique subsaharienne. Bien que le pays soit riche en ressources naturelles, notamment en pétrole, plus de la moitié de la population vit sous le seuil de pauvreté. Dès 2002, les évêques de la République du Congo ont adressé une déclaration au gouvernement, exigeant que la richesse du pays profite à la population. En a résulté la coalition «Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez » (PCQVP), à laquelle appartient aussi la Commission Justice et Paix de Pointe Noire. Depuis quelques années, PCQVP évalue les investissements de l’État dans le domaine de la santé et de l’éducation, présente publiquement les résultats et permet ainsi à la population de jouer un rôle participatif.

Votre mission
Vous contribuez à diffuser à un large public les résultats élaborés par Justice et Paix Pointe Noire et PCQVP Congo.

Dans le détail, il s’agit des travaux suivants:
• Vous élaborez un concept de communication pour la Commission Justice et Paix Pointe Noire.
• Vous concevez des supports d’information pour diffuser les connaissances ainsi que pour sensibiliser et mobiliser le grand public.
• Avec votre équipe, vous développez des compétences pour utiliser les réseaux sociaux, élaborez des stratégies sur Internet et sur les réseaux sociaux et les mettez en oeuvre.
• Vous gérez et actualisez les pages Internet de Justice et Paix Pointe Noire et de PCQVP Congo.

Pointe Noire est un lieu de travail et de résidence convenant aux familles avec enfants; elle dispose d’écoles et d’établissements médicaux.

Votre profil:
• Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures pertinent en matière de coopération pour le développement et possédez au moins 2 ans d’expérience professionnelle, dans l’idéal en Afrique.
• Vos vastes connaissances dans le domaine des réseaux sociaux et de la rédaction en ligne vous permet de gérer les réseaux sociaux avec assurance.
• Vous avec beaucoup travaillé sur les questions relatives aux matières premières, à la lutte contre la corruption et contre la pauvreté. Dans l’idéal, vous avez l’expérience des campagnes «Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez».
• Vous avez d’importantes compétences analytiques et conceptuelles, une approche innovante et une bonne compréhension de la technologie.
• Vous avez déjà une expérience administrative dans le domaine du budget public et de la formulation de requêtes. Dans l’idéal, vous avez l’expérience du travail de lobbying.
• Vous vous identifiez au profil ecclésiastique de Misereor et supportez avec conviction les objectifs et les aspirations de la coopération ecclésiastique pour le développement.
• Vous vous exprimez très bien en français, à l’écrit comme à l’oral, et avez de très bonnes connaissances de l’allemand et/ou de l’anglais.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse et appartenez à une Église chrétienne.

L’offre de l’AGEH
L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Depuis plus de 50 ans, nous accompagnons des professionnels qui souhaitent saisir l’occasion d’avoir une activité riche de sens au service des acteurs locaux du développement.

L’AGEH vous épaule par:
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• Une couverture sociale, une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé

Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature en Anglais ou en Allemand.
Veuillez l’envoyer au 31.05.17.

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: 07/06/2017
Area Manager in Kenya , Kenya

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 disability

This position will be located in Kenya OR Uganda

Strong preference will be given to Local Nationals or returning Local Nationals

FUNCTION
Responsible for field support to project and country level staff for the roll-out and deployment of the agency’s monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, tools and practices. This person will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of field teams, mentoring, coaching and providing technical support to design, implement and manage Heifer standard monitoring, evaluation and learning practices across project portfolios in the assigned geographic area. This role will be expected to work collaboratively with other departments to back stop and support high quality program management. The position will focus on ensuring project staff can easily use the technology and tools supported by Heifer and that teams can successfully set up their project and country level M&E systems to include high quality indicators, log frames, Indicator Progress Tracking Tables, Indicator Definition Sheets and project specific reports and dashboards. The role will also be responsible to customize tools for projects so that they are relevant to unique needs while still maintaining the organization standard. This position is also critical to support field staff to ensure that they are able to collect and clean data on time and to provide technical backstopping so that all reports and dashboards are functioning and information is shared with project stakeholders. This person will also help to identify lessons learned around the use of data to improve decision-making and adaptive management at the project level. The position will also help to identify and troubleshoot all systems related issues and act as a liaison to identify further MELS support needs. S/he will also provide input to future action plans for continual improvement of Heifer’s monitoring, evaluation, learning and system based practices. This person will also conduct organization-wide evaluations and research where necessary.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Detail-oriented, patient, analytical, a problem – solver, innovative, a good communicator, team player, respectful, enjoys coaching others, and energetic.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Ensure field offices have a clear understanding and are able to set up and deploy Heifer’s standard project /program monitoring and evaluation processes, indicators, tools and practices. (30%)

DELIVERABLES
- Contribute to the iterative development of Heifer standard MEL business practices and procedures.
- Approach teams as a mentor and coach to ensure that field team staff understand and use Heifer’s standard business practices, indicators and tools and have the capacity to implement MEL best practices.
- Provide performance management tools that support high quality MEL practices and accompany teams in their use.
- Provide direct support to field teams on MEL work plans, monitoring / data collection plans, development of indicators, IPTT’s, log frames, theories of change and report design.
- Participate in project/program design and assist in indicator development.
- Provide support to field teams in indicator target projections for future funding opportunities.
- Support teams in data quality support, data troubleshooting and data quality audits when needed.

Lead efforts for technical backstopping to field teams to ensure that the MEL system meets the needs of field teams and to ensure that the selected technology can be used to support un-interrupted and high quality MEL practices. (25%)

DELIVERABLES
- Support the development of standard digital forms, reports and dashboards and other tools and templates so that data can be collected and consolidated in an appropriate time frame with integrity as dictated by Heifer standard business procedures.
- Help field staff procure and configure devices for field use.
- Support staff in digital form, report and dashboard customization for the MEL program management system when new projects are launched.
- Ensure that any issues or bugs are quickly reported by field teams about utilizing the systems and that solutions are implemented in a timely manner.
- Troubleshoot technical issues that have been reported in the geographic focus area as the help desk’s first tier of technical support and escalate those that cannot be resolved to the second tier immediately.
- Coach field teams how to use other systems they have access to for knowledge management and personal growth and development including Laserfiche.

Lead capacity-building efforts in assigned field offices to support a high level of professionalism and high quality and standard MEL practices. (25%)

DELIVERABLES
- Train staff in monitoring, evaluation, learning & knowledge management concepts and approaches.
- Train and provide continued support to field teams on how to use devices and the technology enabled systems and to input data properly.
- Coach and mentor staff on data management and cleansing.
- Coach field teams to analyze data, to identify trends and to use data for course corrections and adaptive management based on indicator performance, baselines and evaluations in support of Heifer’s goals
- Support staff in developing tools and templates as well as data collection techniques to foster effective reporting of impacts in a timely manner.
- Bring new innovative MEL concepts and approaches to field offices to identify how they may be able to adapt such practices to their daily work.

Provide support in the design and implementation of organization-wide or area-wide research and evaluation initiatives across regions and teams. (10%)

DELIVERABLES
- When tasked with an organization-wide research or evaluation initiative, lead the process and work to be completed in close collaboration with the HQ office and any external support as required.
- Assist in the design and implementation of research and evaluation initiatives.
- Bring forth creative ideas from field site visits on research and/or evaluation studies that are in line with industry standards and would position the organization for future funding opportunities or thought leadership leverage.
- Assist in the dissemination of research findings.
- Make sure lessons from evaluation reports inform future project design.

Identify, document and present challenges, successes and lessons learned around the deployment of Heifer’s agency wide MEL system with the intent of ensuring it is relevant, effective, efficient and easy to use. This will contribute to a continuous and iterative process of learning with the purpose of improving and enhancing the system towards a Gold Standard. (10%)

DELIVERABLES
- In focus geographic area lead the identification of challenges, successes and lessons learned around the MEL system usage and suggest solutions and enhancements where needed.
- Represent Heifer at forums and meetings to present our models and impacts to date to donors and other relevant stakeholders.
- Identify opportunities to present Heifer models and impacts at forums worldwide.
- Design presentations with field teams and present or co-present when appropriate to raise Heifer’s profile in though leadership and impacts.
- Assist in the dissemination of knowledge

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Well-grounded in the discipline of project monitoring and evaluation, project quality, quantitative and qualitative data capture and representation methodologies.
- Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at some level within a large donor-funded project managing both output and impact indicators.
- Proven ability to build capacity of field staff in monitoring and evaluation business standards and ICT and demonstrated experience in adult education, training and mentoring.
- Demonstrated experience with solving an array of field implementation issues
- Proven ability to work collaboratively with a culturally diverse team in remote locations with staff who are based in other countries.
- Evidence of strong leadership, analytical and coordination skills, and proven collaborative skills in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
- Confident in and experience with the use of technology in development.
- Knowledgeable of current and emerging ideas, research and developments in the field of international development and a commitment to continuous learning and development.
- Excellent written and oral communication.
- Fluency in English, Spanish (Latin America) and French (Africa) required and ability to travel to field sites 50% of the time.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues in the field
- May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods.
- Ability to assign and review the work of colleagues, as well as motivate and engage team members.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally extensively.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work in a culturally diverse and global setting

Required Experience
Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Social Science, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field.
- 5-7 years’ job-related experience with at least 3 years working in developing countries

Job Location
Nairobi/Kampala, , Kenya

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Job Level
Manager

Closing Date
06/02/2017

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: 07/02/2017