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Managing Director in Mozambique , Mozambique

For a start-up and distributor of off-grid solar products for the Mozambican market, we are recruiting an Managing Director. The company exists since 2008 and it offers solar services for off-grid customers in peri-urban and rural areas of the country, such as pay-as-you-go plans, encouraging their customers to utilise mobile money.
In Mozambique, where 28 million people live, only 25% have access to the grid. This means 75% of its resident are off the grid. The company has established a head office in, near Maputo since one year and are growing rapidly. By opening new sales outlets throughout the country and expand their services to people living off-grid, the company is building local capacity and therefore they are employing hundreds of people in the coming years.
The Managing Director will work closely with the CEO and is end-responsible for the performance of the company in Mozambique.

Responsibilities include;
• Build a world class team that leads, helps, supports and coaches the 70 employees to
achieve the companies’ goals towards a new, fast-growing and professional organisation
• Identify new locations to open sales outlets in the country and establish these to full operation (marketing & brand management)
• Hire, recruit and train new staff members responsible for ensuring sales support on the ground
• Identify system and process improvement opportunities which will directly influence sales results
• Focus on key deliverables and KPI’s to measure and motivate employees in achieving good sales and productivity. Driving Individual Performance and Change of the organisation into a highly professional environment
• Responsible for final decisions for purchasing/selling items and manage budget, P&L and balance sheet.
• Undertake all company management responsibilities both from legal and organisational point of view
• Networking, public relations and being the local face of the organisation

Requirements
• Bachelor/ Master in relevant fields (Business Administration, Business Law, Marketing, Sales, Economics, Finance, Accounting)
• 6-8 years of working experience, with at least 2 years of leading a people based operation, preferably in a FMCG related environment or consumer services with high volumes such as Telecom, IT, Internet
• Sales driven and experienced in maintaining and improving processes and to make them more efficient
• Fluent in English and Portuguese language
• Excellent problem-solving skills along with good communication skills
• Strong soft skills and understanding of African cultural challenges
• Good judgement and decision-making skills
• Highly motivated and hardworking

Package offered
USD 5.000 gross a month + housing allowance USD 1.000 – 1.500 + car + international health insurance + 1x return ticket a year + phone + laptop + bonus.

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

Expiring: Dec 20, 2017
Head of Agronomy and Sourcing in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Our client is an established international supplier of organic and Fairtrade processed food. They have developed sustainable food chains in South America and Africa and they are looking for a Head of Agronomy and Sourcing for their processing business in Burkina Faso counting over 50 permanent staff and up to 500 seasonal workers and generating a turnover of around 3 to 4 mln Euro per year, .

The Head of Agronomy and Sourcing position is part of the Management Committee headed by the Managing Director and composed of three director’s positions:
1. Agronomy and Sourcing
2. Finance and Administration
3. Processing

The purpose of the job is to become strong in sourcing raw material and semi-finished products through direct, fair and transparent relations with producers and processors.

The position has the overall responsibility of raw material or semi-finished product procurement as well as for the agronomic department managing certifications (HACCP, NOP, EU-Organic, FLO etc.) and the development of new agricultural supply chains. The company aims for a lean management of agricultural product sourcing, certification and expansion processes with the necessary commercial, management and administrative activities

Leading a team of 15 people, driving the mission & vision of the company of which direct producer relationship and fair business practices le role responsibilities include:

For procurement:
• Manage the purchasing of raw materials and semi-finished products
• Establish the relevant contracts and supply chain flows in line with the quality requirements
• Develop the relevant network to fully understanding the market prices
• Propose and establish the relevant procurement strategies
• Compile necessary information
• Achieve full transparency in procurement from producers to processing

For Agronomy:
• Manage the internal control system and several different certificates on field as well as industry level
• Develop new supply areas / products together with producers and cooperatives
• Manage, advise and support the team of field staff and agronomists
• Develop new strategies to ensure certified supply of raw material / semi-finished products
• Increase the number of certified producers and cooperatives
• Find innovative means of collaboration with producers (mobile applications etc.)
• Train producers and suppliers on good agricultural practices, certification, quality standards, hygiene, good governance
• Ensure good execution of activities aiming to increase loyalty of producers and suppliers
• Ensure full traceability of all products sourced
• Compile necessary documentation

Requirements:
• Bachelor / Master in relevant fields
• 10+ years working experience
• 5+ years’ experience of handling Agricultural or other similar commodities / Procurement
• Understanding of procurement, Agronomy and producer management
• Previous (West) Africa experience
• Candidate with a long-term aspiration to live in Burkina Faso Familiar and enjoying dealing with local farmers, cooperatives, informal businesses, authorities, , stakeholders
• French & English (written and spoken)

Offered:
• Local contract, long term position,
• Both local and international candidates are encouraged to apply
• Start date Oct 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Agronomy and Sourcing in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 20, 2017
Managing Director in Burkina Faso , Burkina Faso

Our client is an established international supplier of organic and Fairtrade processed food. They have developed sustainable food chains in South America and Africa and they are looking for a Managing Director for their Burkina Faso development with over 50 permanent staff and up to 500 seasonal workers generating a turnover of around 3 to 4 mln Euro per year

The purpose of the job is to build a profitable business without losing track of social and environmental sustainability. Carefully managing the stakeholders, investments and the resource of the company, the Leader is hands on and pragmatic. He or she aspires to build a lean and profitable organisation whilst driving the mission & vision of the company of which direct producer relationship and fair, transparent business practices are an important part.

The Managing Director heads the Management Committee made off three director’s functions:
1. Agronomy and Sourcing
2. Finance and Administration
3. Processing

Responsibilities include :
• Lead and sustain the Management committee of the company
• Undertake all company management responsibilities both from legal and organisational point of view
• Full P&L and balance sheet responsibility
• Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget, the relevant forecasts Enhance, develop and optimise business processes, policies and internal controls
• Strategy formulation and implementation and development of business plan
• Help, support and coach the managers in achieving the companies’ goals
• Recruit key staff members
• Identify key deliverables and implement KPI to measure performance
• Enable the relevant reporting and information for the manager and shareholders, as well as for international banks and other stakeholders.
• Ensure full legal, statutory and international standards compliance
• Establish fair relations build on partnership with external partners as well as employees
• Networking, public relations

Requirements:
• Bachelor / Master in relevant fields
• 10+ years working experience
• 5+ years’ experience in leading an organisation, preferably in agro processing
• Relevant (West) Africa experience managing relatively large number of employees
• Candidate with a long-term aspiration to live in Burkina Faso
• Familiar and enjoying dealing with local authorities, producers, stakeholders
• Great reporting skills
• Strong soft skills and understanding of African cultural challenges
• French & English (written and spoken)

Offered:
• Local contract, long term position, one harvest season handover
• Both local and international candidates are encouraged to apply
• Start date October to December 2018

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

Expiring: Dec 20, 2017
Farm Manager in Senegal (Cassava) , Senegal

JobnetAfrica has been retained by an international investor in agribusiness and farming which has started developing and operating agriculture and food projects in Africa. A Farm Manager is required for a large scale Greenfield commercial farming operation in Senegal.

Characteristic of the project:
• Project developed by a leading pan African group
• Consists of cultivating Tuber crop for starch production
• Project Greenfield : land process almost finalized, feasibility done, conception & design study are expected to start in the next weeks
• Land development and irrigation system setup are due in Q1 2018

Responsibilities:
• Working closely with the contractors (land development and irrigation system provider) in order to achieve the design and conception plans
• Defining the agronomic strategy and planning in order to meet production targets
• Being in charge of all farming activities (planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading, HR of farming staff, farming equipment maintenance, etc.)
• Improvement processes
• Implement and maintain SOP’s
• Quality of products
• Make sure all facilitating departments are working optimal

Requirements:
• Track record in similar project (Tubers like cassava, potatoes, taro, etc.)
• Degree in agriculture is helpful but not a must (business administration is fine)
• Logistics or project management experience needed
• Ability to build support from community
• Comfortable working in multicultural teams in a foreign environment
• Experience in managing large scale farms (1 000 Ha and more)
• Proven capacity to lead team of agricultural engineers and technicians
• Willing to live in land-locked area
• At least 10 years of work experience as a farm manager
• African working experience an advantage, not a must
• Good understanding of and experience in production planning and distribution management
• Experienced in process management and optimization
• Experience in HR management (performance evaluation, remuneration, promotions)
• Excels at networking and building strong relationships at senior levels in the government and governmental institutions
• Strong in communication, guiding his team, networking with governmental bodies and reporting to stakeholders.
• Ability to think strategically, plan, implement and deliver outcomes
• Superior negotiation skills and ability to convince and make a point to his peers
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), French preferred

Package offered:
• Competitive wages
• Accommodation on site
• Transport
• International insurance
• Flights
• 30 days paid leave a year
• The location is relatively remote and not ideal for schooling
• Start date: a.s.a.p.

Expiring: Dec 20, 2017
Land Development Director in Senegal (Rice) , Senegal

JobnetAfrica has been retained by an international investor in agribusiness and farming which has started developing and operating agriculture and food projects in Africa. A Land Development Manager is required for a large scale greenfield commercial farming operation in Senegal, to be developed and fully operational in the coming 5 years.

Characteristic of the project:
• Project Greenfield : land process almost finalized, feasaibility done, conception & design study are expected to start in the next weeks
• Project developed by a leading panafrican group
• First steps are land development, civil works (buildings and infrastructures) and the irrigation works
• Land development will probably take 5 years, while agronomic production will begin during 2018
• Works could be done by external companies (under consideration)
• After the 5 years, the land development and civil works team will be in charge of the land preparation, and of maintaining the irrigation network (+buildings & infrastructures)
• Land development and infrastructure works to be launched during S2 2017

Responsibilities:
• Review the project design and lead its execution
• Participate to select and work closely with the contractors in order to achieve the design and conception plans
• Lead a team including civil works and irrigation and conduct the works related to infrastructures, land development, irrigation network, etc.
• Conception and lead works for all the buildings and civil works (including the accommodation facilities)
• Lead a team in charge of infrastructures and irrigation network maintenance

Requirements:
• No need for a degree in agriculture but civil engineering/irrigation/mechanical engineering
• Logistics or project management experience needed
• Ability to build support from community
• Experience include developing irrigation systems, bulk water supply and drainage, reservoirs
• Comfortable working in multicultural teams in a foreign environment
• Additional qualifications, specifically in finance or business admin would help
• At least 8 years of work experience in a similar role
• Experience working in Africa or other developing country
• Track record in similar project (large scale farm development)
• Proven capacity to manage contractors and lead a team of engineers, operators
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), French preferred
• Willing to live in land-locked area

Rewards:
• Competitive wages
• Accommodation on site
• Transport
• International insurance
• Flights
• 30 days paid leave a year
• The location is relatively remote and not ideal for schooling
• Start date: asap

Expiring: Dec 20, 2017
Intermediate C# Developers in South Africa , South Africa

Our client requires the skills of technical Intermediate or Senior C# Developers. There are a number of project opportunities for technically strong C# technologists within this environment in Johannesburg. All applicants have to complete and pass their technical test in their application. This is the first challenge that they ask potential candidates to undertake. The test is very technical with a strong theoretical component.

Technical knowledge for Intermediate C# Developer:
* Working Knowledge of web services and net pipe services for .Net - WCF
* Working knowledge of configuration of service hosts and service endpoints for .Net – WCF
* Working knowledge of .Net ASP and basic setup of web applications
* Ability to write simple unit tests

Qualifications:
* B degree or diploma or related qualification
* Matric Maths on higher grade
* Essential attributes and technologies
* 2-5 years of C# 3.5 experience
* Knowledge of CSS
* Solid HTML / XML
* MSSQL DBMS 2008 or 2005
* Basic interaction and understanding of best practices of SQL

Soft skill:
* Flexible and able to work under pressure
* Ability to prioritise work
* Team player
* Assign work
* Sound analytical and problem solving skills
* Effective verbal and written communication within team and client

Package offered:
*Market related Cost to Company package based on experience and technical expertise.
* Upto SAR 700k per annum gross
* Work permit is arranged and paid for
* Location

Our client delivers project based solutions to a variety of their clients in different industries. Their staff are based at the project locations. Some are based at their head office in Johannesburg. The location of the vacancy is therefore not a guarantee as new projects may arise at any time.

Profile:
* B. degree
* matric maths higher grade

Expiring: Dec 20, 2017