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Team leader - Integrated Water Resource Management , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Job location: South Kivu – Democratic Republic of Congo
Vacancy closing date: 15th of June 2017
Duration position: 24 months, with possible extension
Workhours: Full time
Expected starting date: 1st of July 2017

About ZOA
ZOA is an international NGO which offers RELIEF to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA wants to contribute to a new perspective of HOPE in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the RECOVERY until they can provide to take care of their livelihoods. The work of ZOA is coordinated from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. From Apeldoorn ZOA operates in fifteen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 1000 employees worldwide.

Project summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC), in collaboration with its consortium partner, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and ZOA proposes to operationalize the Theory of Change of the Great Lakes Region Water and Food Security project through the “Maji ya Amani” program. The program adopts an integrated approach to reducing conflict between competing ethnic groups and increasing stability in the Ruzizi Plain through increased and more equitable access to land and water for household and agricultural use, and improved governance around the management of these resources. The proposed intervention primarily targets the Luberizi groupement of the Ruzizi Plain, because this area offers the greatest potential for increased agricultural production and ample water resources and is at the center of a violent conflict between the two major ethnic groups in the Plain. The planned intervention will benefit an estimated 28,800 people.

The Team Leader of ZOA will be responsible for the planning, execution and quality of the project activities and outputs in the domains of a) the rehabilitation and expansion of a medium-size irrigation system in Luberizi – South Kivu, b) the reduction of erosion and sedimentation in the Luberizi Water Shed Area, c) the development of climate-smart, sustainable and productive crop and animal production systems, and d) capacity building of government and non-government organizations.

The inception phase of the project is from April – December 2017. During this inception phase, various studies will be conducted, including environmental impact assessments, irrigation-related feasibility studies, livelihood and food security assessments, assessments of current crop and animal production systems and capacity building needs assessments. The Scopes of Work for these studies are currently being developed and will be further developed under the leadership of the Team Leader and Program Manager. During the inception phase, concrete activities will be piloted as well.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

The Team Leader will:
- Identify and recruit consultants, orientate them, give them guidance and feedback and coordinate inputs from the government, the ZOA program manager and others. The identification and recruitment of consultants will be done with support from their ZOA Bukavu and Goma offices, as well as ZOA Netherlands.
- Recruit and supervise local and national staff for administration, M&E, security, logistics and office management & facilitation.
- Recruit and supervise local and national technical staff for irrigation, water resource management, crop production and animal production.
- Liaise with and make use of expert organizations and individuals.
- Plan and execute concrete activities in the domains of irrigation, integrated water resource management, erosion prevention and crop and animal production. The activities will be partly implemented with and through local organizations, depending on existing capacities and experiences.
- Set quality standards for the activities and outputs, develop strong M&E systems for tracking results and outputs, ensure ongoing assessments of activities and outputs, ensure ongoing fine-tuning, learning and innovation.
- Lead capacity building trajectories for local government and non-government partners.
- Establish an appropriate timetable for consultation between the consortium partners, external implementing partners, the decentralized government and local
authorities;

The Team Leader will report to:
1. The ZOA Program Manager, who is his direct supervisor
2. The Director of the Project, who is the delegate if the International Rescue Committee, responsible for the overall implementation of the project.

Additional Information:
- The Team Leader will start working from a temporary office and accommodation in Kamanyola, a small rural town close to the border with Ruanda and about 40 min. drive from the project area. The project foresees in the establishment of offices and accommodation in Luberizi, in the project area.
- A full package of R&R applies, as well as highly competitive financial arrangements.
- A contract of two years will be offered, with possible extension, depending on future funding opportunities.

Your profile
- Several years’ experience in technical or management positions in areas with minimum government support, fluctuating security circumstances and regularly changing leadership.
- Master’s degree in water resource management, hydrology, or integrated sustainable agricultural development.
- Ability to live in rural DR Congo, to identify with the needs and opportunities of vulnerable rural households, to adapt working plans and methods according to fluctuating circumstances, to maintain a positive mindset toward staff, consortium partners, local NGOs and the government.
- Strong analytical skills, strong in setting and pursuing goals, strong reporting and proposal writing skills.
- Ability to coordinate with the teams of the other consortium members and with projects outside the direct intervention area.
- Acquaintance with ArcGIS, QGIS, GRASS and/or other geographic information systems software.
- Strong motivator, affinity with leading teams in the field.
- Excellent written and oral English, working level French.

We offer
ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country and good benefits and remuneration which suits the charities sector.

Do you need more information?
For more information about ZOA, please visit our website: www.zoa-international.com

Interested and you want to apply?
ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.
Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.
Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results

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: 06/30/2017
Team Leader in Mozambique , Mozambique

For our ongoing DFID/UKAID funded Skills for Employment (S4E) / JOBA programmes in Mozambique, we are looking for a new Team Leader. S4E/JOBA is focused on the development of a more robust labour market and a better prepared work force, ready to meet the demands of a modern Mozambican economy. It is targeting the improvement of the training market to overcome the current mismatch between the supply and demand of labour. JOBA aims to build constructive partnerships between non-state technical and vocational education (TVET) training providers, the private sector, and the Mozambican government, supporting an inclusive approach to job creation.

The Team Leader is in charge of the senior management team of the JOBA Programme and is responsible for (among others) the following:
1. Overseeing the three components of the project; the Employment Fund, the creation of a National Association of Non State TVET training providers and the support to a national Labour Market Information System;
2. Managing the team of Key- and Non-key experts, short and long term experts;
3. Together with the Deputy TL and Grant Manager oversight in strategic positioning of the Employment Fund;
4. Development of processes for disbursing funds and the oversight of the same, including the monitoring and reporting systems;
5. Oversight of contracts between BMB Mott MacDonald (acting on behalf of DFID) and the successful applicants, incorporating the conditions of the grant disbursement set out by the Investment Committee;
6. Together with the Finance Manager, preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial and technical reports, both on the performance of the Employment Fund as well as on the other components;
7. Support the development and management of the Grievance Redressal Mechanism for the Employment Fund.

The ideal candidate has:
- A Master’s degree in Economics, Business Adminstration, Geography or a relevant field;
- More than 10 years proven experience leading and managing complex private sector oriented and/or Skills Development programmes, with a clear focus on M4P;
- Solid experience in Market Sector Development;
- Experienced in the use of DCED standard in results measurement and monitoring;
- Work experience in southern Africa, preferably Mozambique;
- Strong management skills and proven experience leading project teams in challenging, and rapidly changing circumstance;
- Experience working with DFID is considered and advantage;
- Strong writing and reporting skills;
- Fluent in English, Portuguese is considered beneficial.

Employment will be on freelance basis. Programme duration will be another 2 years.

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: 06/30/2017
Commercial & Logistics Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Position reports to: Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer

Direct Reports: No direct line management responsibility (this will include sales and logistics co-ordinators as the company expands)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce Degree or Chartered Marketer with commercial and exports experience of at least 5 years. Post Graduate Qualification and /or Food exports experience will be an added Advantage.

Job purpose summary:
The Commercial & Logistics Manager will be responsible for all customer acquisition, account management, logistics, product life cycle and product development activities. An external facing technical and commercial role to ensure that client requirements and specifications are being met, investigating and responding to customer complaints, Food Safety queries, and liaising with external suppliers and certification bodies. This will include:
• Planning, executing and monitoring the annual commercial and logistics budget and all commercial operations.
• Developing and expanding the client portfolio, increasing revenue and maintaining probability across each product line.
• Managing all customer and strategic partner engagement activities from sales and marketing, client prospecting, negotiating contracts through to resolving contractual issues and customer complaints.
• Co-ordinating all aspects of logistics including internal teams (Factory and Farm), third party logistics partners, packaging suppliers and the supply chain to ensure the timely dispatch of products from the company’s facilities and safe arrival at the client facilities.
• Co-ordinating with Senior Management, the Factory Manager, Farm Manager and Office Manager to ensure continual product and process quality improvements.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Operational Execution
• Plan, develop and execute (including capital expenditure projects where appropriate) the annual budget for the Commercial and Logistics department.
• Create a procurement plan for the Procurement Manager. Assess and approve purchase requisitions for the Commercial and Logistics department.
• Facilitate all sales activities to ensure that annual revenue targets are achieved.
• Maintain a detailed list of accounts receivables by customer and by product with the Financial Controller.
• Develop and execute an annual sales plan. Establish a sales pipeline of volume, product mix, client, selling price and product and/or client profitability.
• Develop and maintain a market, client and competitor database to keep abreast of pricing, trends and economic indicators.
• Manage the request and dispatch of samples to customers and communicate the results to the Quality Manager.
• Co-ordinate all logistics activities to ensure that products are dispatched from the company and delivered to customers on time and of high quality. Negotiate contracts with third party transport and logistics partners, negotiate purchase orders, and arrange shipping documentation, transportation, shipment, warehousing or storage of all products.
• Facilitate stock management processes, the timely verification of records and report on product inventory held in the factory, in transit and held at third party warehouses.
• Respond to customer complaints, Food Safety queries, and liaise with certification bodies.
• Resolve customer complaints on product quality or damaged packaging in liaison with the factory, farm and finance department.
• Complete internal audits ensuring procedural and/or product failings are reported, logged and corrective actions are resolved in a timely manner.
• Complete external audits of the supply chain, working with procurement, outreach and sales to establish and maintain quality requirements with clients and third party suppliers.
• Benchmark procedures, systems and products with regional and global competitors. Be an active member in professional networks.
• Identify ways to reduce waste and inefficiency – make suggestions for improvements, changes and how to implement them.

Data and Information
• Create and maintain a client and competitor database.
• Create and maintain a sales pipeline.
• Create and maintain product specifications and certificates.
• Maintain a customer complaints log.
• Stock management.

Data Capture, Analysis and Reporting
• Complete weekly meetings with the responsible managers in Primary and Secondary Production.
• Monthly sales and logistics briefings to senior management.
• Production of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual sales reports, and performance against plan.

Quality
• Ensure that all products and packaging meet the specifications of customers and requirements of external food safety standards.
• Ensure the completeness and accuracy of all associated documentation, and the maintenance of the QMS.
• Ensure that all sales and logistics policies and procedures are up to date, compliant with relevant standards, legislation and guidelines, approved in the QEMS and imported to Food Chain Manager (QMS).
• Work closely with the Farm Manager and Factory Manager to review and continuously improve product quality.
• Process monitoring and troubleshooting when and where required, in particular during critical times of production e.g. mango buying season.
• Complete regular operational reviews, audits, and risk assessments. Identify next steps and corrective action plans to ensure that non-compliance and issues are resolved.
• Implement and lead continuous quality improvement projects and process change.

People and Performance Management
• There is not currently line management responsibility for this position.
• Lead by example and embed a commercial culture focused on quality, safety, production and planning in the company.
• Ensure that the management team and our employees understand and comply with quality and safety and how to continuously improve the business. Complete training, coaching and mentoring as required.
• Complete regular refresher training for quality and safety for the audit, production and support teams.

Risk Management
• Responsible for regular (minimum quarterly) risk assessments across the sales and logistics supply chain.

Expiring: 06/29/2017
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT (DUTCH SPEAKING) , South Africa

Heb jij een voorliefde voor Kaapstad? Daar stage gelopen, op vakantie geweest, verliefd geworden of gewoon altijd al een tijd willen wonen en werken? Dit is je kans!

Voor een multinational in Oil & Gas o.a. gevestigd in Kaapstad, Zuid Afrika, zijn wij op zoek naar Customer Service Medewerkers.

Functieomschrijving:
De werkzaamheden bestaan uit het voorzien van de klant van goede service door middel van effectieve communicatie, het toevoegen van waarde voor de klant en het efficiënt oplossen van problemen.
Momenteel is onze opdrachtgever op zoek naar medewerkers die zowel de Nederlandse als de Engelse taal zeer goed beheersen. Na een gedegen training ga je aan de slag op de afdeling Customer Service als Agent. Je doet relevante buitenlandse werkervaring op terwijl je woont in een van de mooiste steden ter wereld!

Functiecriteria:
1) Je bent serieus en houdt van avontuur
2)Je hebt ervaring in Customer Service en/of in de Oil & Gas industrie
3) Je bent goed bekend met IT software (Microsoft en Internet)
4) Je bent klantgericht en beschikt over goede contactuele eigenschappen
5) Je beheerst de Nederlandse taal uitstekend (schrijven en spreken)
6) Je spreekt vloeiend Engels
7) Je bent bereid om minimaal 1 jaar in Zuid-Afrika te wonen

Uitdagingen:
1) Het nemen van de volledige eindverantwoording van de klant, zelfs wanneer de oplossing niet binnen je eigen mogelijkheden ligt
2) Het fungeren als visite kaartje voor het bedrijf ook wanneer aan de klanten wensen niet kan worden voldaan

Arbeidsvoorwaarden:
1) Een professionele werkomgeving bij een gerenommeerd bedrijf
2) Een uitgebreid trainingsprogramma
3) Werkvergunning wordt geregeld en betaald (R1 350 visum aanvraag wordt je teruggegeven op tonen van het bonnetje)
4) Markt conform salaris R17 400 per maand + 50% maandsalaris onboarding bonus op eerste betaling
5) Retourticket en accommodatie op eigen kosten
6) Je krijgt een Nederlandse buddy toegewezen die al in Kaapstad werkt
7) Vaste startdatum 01 September 2016, je krijgt een jaarcontract

Bij het solliciteren voeg ook ten minste één geschreven referentie toe. Deze hebben we nodig om je te kunnen voorstellen bij de werkgever.

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Expiring: 07/08/2016
Profitable business in Ghana for sale , Ghana

Note: this is not a job! It concerns the sale of the well-known Coffee Corner on Beach Road, in Takoradi-Sekondi , Ghana.

For further information, please contact Marjolein Rovers on coffeecorner.ghana@gmail.com directly.

Coffee Corner opened its doors in July 2013 at this A-location and has been profitable since day one, because it is one of a kind. It is seen as the place to go for both breakfast and lunch and said to serve the best coffee of Ghana. The owners are leaving due to a new business venture in another country.

Coffee Corner: attractive to both expats and locals
With the new oil economy, a large group of expats came to Takoradi, most of which are now regular customers. As such, Coffee Corner enjoys a stable customer base, since it is also a popular place to go for the local Ghanaian community.

Coffee Corner in short
• A-location: 5 minutes to the port, 5 minutes to town, 5 minutes from the airport.
• Seats 50 people inside and there is an outside patio for smokers.
• Own building (located on well priced rented land) and parking space for at least 20 cars.
• Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel counters and professional ovens.
• La Marzocco coffee machine with two groups.
• Huge store room with own walk in freezer of approx. 14 m3
• Own office space with own facilities (currently rented out on short term) and a separate entrance.
• Own reefer car (Citroen Jumpy) and two generator sets (20 KVA and 30 KVA) on premises.
• Great growing potential
• Key benefits: settled in Takoradi with a great reputation and an ever growing customer base (both private people as businesses), good area for expats, A-location with easy access.
• Premises: approx. 160 m2
• Current number of staff: 10

Additional benefits
• An existing group of suppliers
• Current owner will help you as a foreigner with getting a work & residence permit needed to work and reside in Ghana as a foreigner.
• All the permits of a restaurant

The purchase will be of the shop as is. For further information, please contact Marjolein Rovers on coffeecorner.ghana@gmail.com.

Further Information
• Coffee Corner Homepage
• Tripadvisor (Coffee Corner has been no. 1 in Takoradi since it opened)

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Expiring: 07/13/2017
General Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Are you a hands-on, friendly multi-tasker? And do you enjoy nature, peace and quiet? We are looking for you!

Ntchisi Forest Lodge sits on the foot of one of the last remaining indigenous rainforests in an isolated spot near Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital. You can relax whilst enjoying stunning mountain and lake views, experience the warm-hearted hospitality of a part of rural Malawi where tourists are still a rarity, and enjoy relaxing and walking in the beautiful scenery.

Ntchisi Forest Lodge in Malawi is looking for a host/general manager from May.
What are your tasks?
• Receive and accommodate guests, make them feel at home.
• Manage bookings, enquiries, feedback, etc.
• Manage part of the team and helping with all tasks.
• Administration, bookkeeping and reporting.
• Make sure facilities and grounds are properly maintained.
• Maintain forest trails in cooperation with community.
• Manage and stimulate the community projects that are undertaken by the lodge.
• Marketing and liaison: manage contact with tour operators, distributing posters and leaflets, etc.
• Shopping for the lodge in Lilongwe on a regular basis.
• Make sure all taxes and levies are paid regularly.
• Pick-up and drop-off guests if so required.
• And all other odd tasks that are involved in running a small Eco lodge: solar system maintenance, gardening, meetings with community, forestry, district officials, etc. etc.

What do we offer?
• We offer you the opportunity to stay in this gorgeous unspoiled and remote environment.
• An interesting benefits package (a small honorarium and Room and Board).
• A dynamic and challenging job.
• Lots of opportunities to bring-in new ideas.
• A great addition to your CV.
• An initial contract for one year.
• Regular on the job coaching and support, continuous distant support
• An adventure of a life time.

What kind of person are you?
• Basically you are a sheep with five legs.
• You are an excellent host and enjoy receiving and serving people and making them feel welcome.
• You have experience in the hospitality sector
• You are very honest and trustworthy.
• You don’t have a nine to five mentality
• You have a valid driving license.
• You don’t mind hard work and long days if the business requires it.
• You have a can do mentality and look for opportunities instead of difficulties
• You have an eye for hygiene and security
• You are self-motivated and can motivate others
• You enjoy networking and building relations.
• You speak fluent English and if you speak an additional language this is an asset.
• You are computer literate and write well.
• You have experience in (simple) book keeping.
• You are available from May 2017.
• If you have any of the following qualities they will be considered as assets: Prior experience in Africa, cooking, you are a handy-(wo)man, gardening, leading outdoor leisure activities, marketing experience.
• We prefer a couple over a single person due to all the tasks involved and qualities needed to run the lodge. Not saying that individuals may not respond.

If we see potential we will contact you and arrange for an interview.
Interviews will take place in week of 13th March.
Please note that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates. 
Acquisition on this position is not accepted.

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.

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Expiring: 04/09/2017