Senior Sales Executive in West Africa , West Africa

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations.


As the companies' lead Sales talent in West Africa, you will have the opportunity to build an amazing new business in the really important market in West Africa. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need to have extensive experience and relationships in the agricultural space as well as knowledge of the food industry to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across West Africa. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to our clients. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.


You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of agricultural companies, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.


• bilingual French (native) and English
* Minimum 5 years experience in Sales for a major Agricultural input company
• In depth knowledge of the Food value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges

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

Expiring: Nov 07, 2019

Technical Help Desk Agent in Morocco , Morocco

Het bedrijf
Je komt te werken in een jong bedrijf met veel ambitie om te groeien. Er zijn al veel jonge mensen uit Nederland en België werkzaam. Het is een gezellig team waar zeker veel mogelijkheden zijn om door te groeien.

De job
Na een intensieve training van 2 weken en 2 weken mee kijken ben je klaar om aan de slag te gaan. Je bent dan in staat om klanten correct te woord te staan en ze te helpen met de hulpvraag.

De taken
- Informatie verstrekken aan klanten
- Adviseren van gebruiker over de te nemen acties om problemen te kunnen oplossen
- Reageren op inkomende verzoeken via telefoon en email
- Zorgdragen voor kwaliteit van dienstverlening naar klant
- Zorgdragen voor klanttevredenheid
- Relatiebeheer door middel van telefonisch contact

Wat bieden we:
- Basissalaris 9200 dirham, (na 6 maanden 10.200) + Bonus van 1500 dirham per maand
- Eerste 3 maanden verhuisbonus van 1500 dirham
- Na 3 maanden wordt je ticket terugbetaald
- Baangarantie
- Basis + aanvullende verzekering (ook voor je gezin mocht dit van toepassing zijn)
- Internationale werkomgeving die constant naar verbetering en vooruitgang streeft
- Na een jaar in dienst een retourticket naar Nederland of België
- Goede doorgroeimogelijkheden
- Airport transfer bij aankomst

Wie zoeken wij:
- Communicatief sterk (ervaring niet verplicht maar wel een pre).
- Vloeiend in de Nederlandse of Vlaamse taal.
- Redelijk tot goed in de Engelse taal.
- Iemand die voor minimaal 9 maanden tot een jaar beschikbaar is
- Flexibel en enthousiast

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Help Desk Agent in Morocco? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Nov 07, 2019

Director of Finance in Malawi , Malawi

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.

Accountable to provide strategic and analytical leadership in the development of a cohesive, financial monitoring function within the country program. Upgrading of current tools and practices to meet the increasing requirements of a highly competitive donor environment. Accountable for the adoption of methods and best-practices in grant compliance and financial management and systems development, further strengthening stakeholder confidence in the Heifer Country Office’s oversight management functions. Accountable to enhance and protect the Heifer Country Office's value by providing advice and insight in accordance with Heifer’s internal policies and procedures. Accountable to assesses internal controls over key financial activities and reporting and compliance functions, with coverage ranging from assessments to compliance reviews and leads supports of pre- and post-award finance and accounting activities. This position serves as the liaison between various US Headquarters departments on related matters (i.e., Global Finance Operations, Enterprise Accounting, Legal, etc.)

Financial Acumen; Manages complexity; Decision quality; Directs work; Plans and aligns; Optimizes work processes; Ensures accountability; Collaborates; Builds effective teams; Communicates effectively; Organizational savvy; Courage; Instills trust

Coordinate with Programs in pre-award grant proposal development, review and negotiation. Provide leadership on post-award financial and accounting management to ensure compliance with donor agreements.

- Lead proposal budget review and/or preparation
- Ensure coordination and monitoring of project burn-rates
- Monitor compliance with grant agreements.
- Monitor and/or prepare accurate and timely donor reporting, dashboards and other key donor deliverables
- Provide Programs with input on key financial aspects of programs/projects
- Ensure preparation and maintenance of accurate and timely periodic reporting, dashboards and other key deliverables to senior management
- Coordinate key processes for project budgeting and reforecasting among the Headquarters and Country program teams; ensure cashflows are managed efficiently
- Ensure tight monitoring of donor agreement reporting dates and respond to compliance inquiries related to donor request are in place and functioning.
- Ensure regulatory and organizational compliance of financial activities are in place within the country program offices and support global consolidation of financial statements.
- Continuously monitor and assess adequacy of country systems and procedures for transparent accounting, financial management and reporting.
- Coordinate and/or perform internal reviews to eliminate or reduce fraud opportunities, performing assurance and monitoring procedures.
- Coordinate external audits, incorporating results into short-range annual work plans and long-range global improvement plans.
- Partner with Headquarters in the periodic close, ensuring accurate and timely financial statements for global consolidation
- Guide implementation and institutionalization of Heifer’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, including capturing and sharing of best practices for cross-area replication and support.
- Facilitate independent external audits and other agreed-upon procedures, including auditor scheduling and communications, financial information requests, internal control questionnaires and follow-up.
- May perform other job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, plus ten (10) years of related experience and two (2) years in a supervisory role or master’s degree in Accounting, Management -
- Accounting, Business Administration or related field, plus eight (8) years of related experience and two (2) years in a supervisory role.

Preferred Requirements:
- Experience in a donor-funded international development environment with compliance requirements of the U.S. government and institutional funders for international development, such USAID, EU, IFAD, DFID, mega-foundations and others.
- Project management experience, with project management certification a plus.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Knowledge of the NGO business sector, including compliance requirements of the government; Knowledge of institutional funders for international development, a plus.
- Knowledge of operating in a multi-currency environment.
- Ability to navigate financial and non-financial data gathering and analytics; technically adept with ability to quickly learn and maximize usage of technology and software; effective user of Microsoft Office Suite with intermediate skill in MS Excel.
- Effective communicator and influencer with ability to clearly convey complex financial issues in a clear format for non-finance professions across various levels of the organization, motivating continuous and collaborative improvement.
- Proficient in the local country generally accepted accounting principles, fiscal statutes and payroll management statutes.
- Experience with accounting systems and systems conversions.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to work under pressure, perform multiple tasks and manage consistently competing priorities; comfortable in rapidly changing environment. Must be flexible and able to improvise to handle a variety of situations.
- Ability to effectively mentor and train individuals and teams using participatory methodologies. Strong facilitation skills preferred.
- Ability to work with delicate personnel situations and to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to maintain close relationships and work with team members from a distance and with limited opportunity for personal interaction.
- Constant sitting and working at a computer for extended periods of time.
- Constant face-to-face, electronic and telephone communication with colleagues at different levels of the organization and the general public.
- Ability to prepare documents and other materials in a well-designed and attractive format, with attention to detail
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
- Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
- Adequate physical condition necessary to travel to project sites in rural areas.

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

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Expiring: Nov 01, 2019

Operations Manager in Liberia , Liberia

Position Overview:
With guidance from the Director of Operations, the Operations Manager ensures that county wide operations are executed effectively and efficiently to help support the organization in achieving its goals. The Operations Manager oversees county level operations functions, including Transport, Security, Fleet Management, Warehouse, Maintenance, Procurement and Staff Administration. The Operations Manager works with operations leadership and coordinates with colleagues to design, implement, and execute operational systems that streamline operating processes, while responsibly using organizational resources. This position is based in Harper.

Specific Responsibilities:

Operational - Management
- Take responsibility of smooth and cost-effective running of operations in County under the supervision of the Director of Operations
- Assist departmental and program Managers/Directors in day-to-day coordination and management of program operational activities to reach organizational goals
- Ensure continued compliance to procedures & policies and be accountability ensuring effective and quality operations processes
- Safeguard an effective asset & inventory management
- Continuously analyse systems and procedures to work towards cost-effective and accountable way of implementing operational activities
- Identify problems in the operations process and resolve them in quickly and timely manner.
- Ensure tracking of operational data to be used for decision-making and maintain accurate operations documentation for reference purposes
- Manage operations staff on a day-to-day base ensuring regular communication, sharing of information, learning processes and building of individual and departmental capacity Communicate regularly with other site operations managers to cross-share information & troubleshoot.
- Liaise with other partners such as local authorities, suppliers and service providers

- Work with Transport officer in supervising and supporting drivers and mechanical staff member to optimize his/her time and respond to unforeseen issues.
- Coordinate all fleet operations with Transport Officer, including tracking, parking, repairs, cleanliness
- Work along with the mechanics to make sure the servicing of the vehicles is done on time
- Work with the fuel officer in making sure fuel usage for vehicles, motorbikes and generators is managed efficiently and all protocols are followed
- Track data on vehicle& fuel usage, maintenance of vehicles
- Ensure Safety & Security for usage of vehicles and transport of people and assets

Staff Operations
- Supervise all kitchen and residential staff
- Ensure Kitchen staff applies hygienic measures in handling food

- Coordinate generator management, including scheduling, fueling, routine maintenance and repairs
- Supervise the maintenance staff on electrical, plumbing, carpentry works
- Track data on generator usage and maintenance

- Manage operations equipment’s spare parts usage making sure all procedure and protocols are adhered to within delivery, distribution, usage and return.
- Make sure the receiving, releasing, returning processes are applied on a daily basis
- Track data on warehouses items, incoming and outgoing items
- Supervise the team in keeping track of the inventory

- Apply the procurement process through request for quotation, bid analysis and Purchase order while making sure to comply to the procurement policy
- Ensure a smooth and fair suppliers relationship
- Track data on purchase orders and lead time

- Assist the Director of Operations in the implementation of Safety & Security procedures and continuously make risk assessments and recommendations in operational activities.
- Ensure safekeeping of staff, assets and property

Human Resources
- Ensure systems are in place for clear communication between HR and operations team
- Ensure all operations staff are compliance with organization standards and procedures and also ensure staff grievances are attended to together with the HR department
- Evaluate current operational performance including staff and provide a strategic plan for improvements.
- Work with operations team to build capacity through regular professional development and mentoring.

Financial Management
- Supervise implementation of budget lines in accordance with rules and regulations and in coordination with Director of Operations
- Develop a fluent understanding of operations components of the budget and make day-to-day spending decisions within the guidelines
- Assist with budget planning activities and ensure that any needed modifications are appropriately incorporated
- Monitor the budget spending closely to make future operational decisions

· Bachelor's degree required.
· Minimum five years’ work experience in operations, fleet management, warehouse, procurement, engineering, mechanical or other related fields.
· Minimum five years of experience on a management level
· Proven ability to manage people and projects.
· Proactive, clear, and compassionate communicator.
· Strong ability to understand and manage data and send report
· Relevant travel and/or work in resource-limited settings, especially emergency or disaster situations.
· Adaptability to work in a rapidly changing environment and flexibility with schedules.
· High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, with particularly high Excel proficiency.
· A commitment to health equity and social justice.
· English proficiency required.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

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

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Expiring: Nov 01, 2019

Operations Associate in Kenya , Kenya

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. By combining high-scale operations with digital intelligence, we are currently planting commercial-grade forests at a rate of over 1 million trees with 5,000+ new farmers per year, making us Kenya’s largest industrial tree planter. We hold the only sustainable blueprint for meeting Africa’s $30B wood supply crisis - by leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access nearly limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations.

We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including The Climate Policy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Forbes, and Novastar Ventures.

About the Team
After more than a decade of building, Komaza’s Coastal operations are nearing its steady state. We are now ready to expand into new geographies, starting with Central Kenya (Ce-Ke). We see a great opportunity to develop a complementary smallholder forestry business model in Ce-Ke, where forestry has been a business for decades. Specifically, Central Kenya will deviate from the Coastal model in first approaching farmers with a ‘harvest first, then plant’ approach (i.e. brownfield model), allowing us to generate revenue immediately.

The Central Kenya team is currently defining the long term strategy for Central Kenya whilst also kicking off several pilots across the value chain to accelerate learnings and enable fast and profitable growth. The longer term ambition for the Ce-Ke team is to build to a multi-million dollar turnover business unit.

About the Role
The Operations Associate will be part of the Central Kenya expansion team, looking to set up the Komaza business model. This role will be based in Naivasha.

As Operations Associate you will design processes and systems for Central Kenya and support implementation of pilots in Central Kenya. You will be working right from the start in this modified business model to set up the Komaza presence in a new region, with the intention to be operational and productive as a region much faster that what historically has been built and delivered on the Kenya coast region. This role involves both understanding and analyzing the complexity of Central Kenya, designing options for end state operating models for Central Kenya backed by a financial business case to help decision making and justify investment.

This role will focus ensuring Komaza runs a highly efficient and profitable operations in harvesting, processing and planting, unlocking wealth for the farmer and sound forestry development for environmental sustainability.

What You Will Do
- Design operations that are suitable for a decentralized forestry model that meets financial objectives and defined OKR (Outcomes and Key Results) and which can rapidly scaled across multiple geographies
- Finalization design of implementation plan for pilot operations in line with the high level operating model and pilot design for 2019/2020 focusing on Nyandarua County
- Develop operational systems, processes and operating procedures.
- Capture feedback and lessons learned as part of implementation of Pilots and as required refresh and adapt systems, processes and operating procedures to ensure continued successful scaling.
- As required develop training material for team members joining to ensure there is consistent operation across the team, putting right quality and monitoring measures in place

What You Have
- Preferably but not required Master’s degree in a relevant field
- Experience in Project Management and cross-department coordination for concurrent, complex projects
- Strong experience in systems mapping and iterative experimentation
- Experience working with farmers in relevant industry field and rural based models
- Ideally exposure to forestry Harvesting and Processing operations
- Strong organisational, critical thinking, and communication skills with impeccable spoken and written English
- Preferably a great network in Nairobi and Central Kenya
- Experience working with local communities and local governments is advantageous
- Experience collecting and validating field data is advantageous
- Good leadership, teamwork and communication skills
- Experience working in fast-paced, demanding environment of a fast-growth company
- Passion for Komaza’s mission to empower small holder farmers through the rapid scaling of our micro forestry model

You’re Also
- High energy and enthusiasm
- Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
- Willing and eager to learn and master new technical and professional skills
- Comfortable working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing)
- Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
- Proactive at identifying and communicating challenges and proposed solutions to successfully accomplish work
- 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’s in it for you?
Great vision without great people is irrelevant, Jim Collins wisely stated. If you share Komaza’s vision and want to help make it a reality, apply today! We offer a competitive remuneration package and an opportunity to further your career.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Associate 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: Oct 31, 2019

Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate in Kenya , Kenya

Job Title: Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate
Location: 70% Homabay 30% Nairobi
Company Name: Victory Farms Limited
Website: www.victoryfarmskenya.com
Reports to: Aquaculture Cage Production Manager
Start Date: Immediate

Are you looking for rapid professional development in on of Kenya’s fastest growing young companies? Victory Farms is recruiting a Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate to be responsible and accountable for the smooth running of our production units within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. This is an opportunity to help shape the development of an organization that aims to be a sustainable leader in large scale aquaculture production. Professionally, you would be joining a business with ever-growing opportunities and responsibilities, providing a profound exposure to high-growth business environment.

Come join us at Victory Farms as a Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate.

1. Working with systems, building reporting structures, creating automated data flows, working across multiple departments to facilitate accurate data entry.
2. Lead forecasting and analytics activities and bring key data-driven business insights to leaders within the commercial organization in a proactive manner.
3. Building monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts for production, feed, costs.
4. Directs the collection and analysis of relevant information concerning business and channel performance and provides insights and recommendations for improving performance.
5. Investigates analysis and forecasting techniques, new trends, and seeks ways to utilize data and analysis to support Company initiatives.
6. Work cross-functionally with Data management and leadership to ensure information and insights are being cascaded throughout the commercial organizations and supporting functions.
7. Collaborate with global brand teams, regions and markets as well as new product planning and business development to define and assess opportunities, threats and evaluate assets of interest.
8. Maintains regional forecast and budget inputs for marketing and sales channels. Coordinates with division to develop, revise and track budget and performance. Examines ways to improve processes and enhance accuracy.
9. Collaborate with commercial, marketing and finance leadership to define and quantify the impact of commercial market opportunities.
10. Create objective patient/volume/revenue outlook and work with business units to create accurate forecasts (budget and long-range strategic planning).
11. Liaison with Analytics vendors as needed.
12. Contribute to monthly patient reporting, analytics, and forecasting reviews for operations and commercial leadership; provide monthly updates to the business unit and leadership - outlook vs. forecast (integrating performance, analytics)
13. Consolidate and summarizes data for ad hoc analysis (e.g. ROI analysis)

1 Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in computer science or related field.
2 Work experience, 2-5 years in a systems role, dealing with analytics, data, and planning.
3 Experience with data analysis and data visualization tools with data from EMR/EHR, Claims data, Sales Data, and Rx Data (e.g., IMS, Symphony, etc.).
4 Proven track record developing and supporting effective business systems.
5 Strong proven leadership, analytical and communication skills, ability to collaborate cross functionally with all stakeholders in an entrepreneurial team
6 Proven analytical skills. Thorough knowledge of and possess high skill level in advanced analytics and patient-based forecast modeling
7 Expertise with statistical software, databases and MS Office programs (e.g. advanced Excel skills to include pivot tables, filtering, vlookup and macros)
8 Experience with quantitative techniques including smoothing, regression, and simulations.
9 High ethical standards, including demonstrated adherence to all corporate, Compliance, and Regulatory guidelines and procedures
10 Ability to interact and communicate with all levels in the organization.
11 Develops solution by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions.
12 Provides reference by writing documentation.
13 Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
14 Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.
15 Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.
16 Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

About Victory Farms
Victory Farms aims to become the leading tilapia farm in Africa over the next 5 years while maintaining the highest environmental and social standards. We endeavor to be the most sustainable tilapia farm in the world, adhering to global standards and best practices, and producing affordable, sustainable protein to feeding millions of people across the Africa.
VF is the fastest growing aquaculture business on the continent and the largest producer of Tilapia in East Africa. The company is rapidly expanding its vertically integrated model: production, processing, and sales & distribution to keep pace with the rapid growth in demand for protein. Victory Farms is employing world-class technologies, people, and processes to build a model for sustainable protein production on the continent. The Company strives for the highest standards in performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Victory Farms was established on Lake Victoria in 2015 with both on-shore and off-shore facilities. The head office is in Nairobi, and its farm site is in Homa Bay County, and distribution across Kenya. Since inception, Victory Farms has become one of the fastest growing companies in aquaculture globally. In its first eight months of operation, the Company became the largest aquaculture producer in Kenya. Today, it is the largest aquaculture player in East Africa and operates one of largest hatcheries on the continent.
VF’s growth trajectory provides enormous opportunity for excited professional to uplift their careers and make an impact within a diverse operation. We recognize the utmost importance which contributions by individuals and teams have to the success of Victory Farms. We work to create a fantastic environment for our employees. An environment where employees to have an opportunity to develop professionally and personally.

Are you interested in becoming a Data Analytics & Forecasting Associate in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Oct 28, 2019

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