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Planning Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

Our client is active in the forestry industry in Tanzania. With a turnover of just under 10 mln Dollar they run thousands of hectares of planted area. There are 5 expats in the company of the 320 employees. We have been retained to find their Planning Manager.

In close collaboration with external advisors, the candidate administrates the research and development programs of the company’s forestry assets. The overall objective is to provide the client with detailed maps and manage data on its forestry and conservation activities.

The Planning manager will conduct regular field surveys and monitor and report growth and progress indicators. He / she assists the company in resource planning and drawing up long term harvesting and thinning plans. He / she will manage teams conducting enumeration, thinning marking and thinning control to monitor and optimise the plantation growth actively.
There are external advisors the Planning Manager is closely working together with. The advisors are there to achieve long term Development and Research Goals.
Besides above activities, the Planning Manager is responsible for implementation of the company’s FSC Controlled Wood and Chain of Custody program and maintain certification.

Requirements
• 3-5 years’ experience in a planning and mapping orientated role in a commercial agricultural or forestry environment
• Tertiary Degree in Forestry or related courses or extensive working experience in a resource orientated environment
• Experience with reporting statistics composed of analysed data, implementing trials
• Experience with FSC Certification systems
• Familiar with software like MicroForest
• Familiar with GIS programs like ArcView and Resource / Forestry
• This role is based remotely in rural Tanzania. More than 50% of your time is spent outside the office on field work
• We are looking for candidates that are used to working under these type of demanding conditions
• English language is mandatory

Package offered:
• Net Salary of $3,000
• Bonus up to 15% of annual salary against set targets
• International Medical Insurance + Medevac
• 2x return flights per annum (economy class tickets)
• (Semi-) Furnished Housing on site
• Company vehicle (with reasonable private use)
• Leave 5 weeks per annum (calendar days and counting from day leaving country up to returning country)
• Preferred single / bachelor posting due to remote location and Tanzania restrictions on partner working in country

Are you interested in becoming a Planning Manager in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Dec 12, 2017
Psychologue en République Centrafricaine , Central African Republic

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Dans le cadre du service civil pour la paix (SCP), nous offrons à des professionnels la chance d’effectuer un service riche de sens en collaboration avec des acteurs locaux du développement. Le SCP est le programme de prévention de la violence et de promotion de la paix dans des régions en crise ou en conflit. Il se mobilise pour un monde où les conflits se règlent sans violence. Les professionnels du SCP assistent les organisations partenaires locales dans toutes les phases des conflits : la prévention des conflits, la réduction de la violence et le relèvement après un conflit. En coopération avec des partenaires ecclésiastiques et de la société civile en République centrafricaine, l’AGEH entend contribuer à une gestion civile des conflits grâce aux mesures de soutien de la paix du SCP.

Pour le développement d’un programme d’accompagnement psychosocial et de trai-tement d’adolescents traumatisés, nous recherchons, dès que possible, un/e Psychologue (h/f), République centrafricaine.

Votre nouveau domaine d’intervention
La Mission Don Bosco, une congrégation religieuse des salésiens, a de multiples expé-riences de travail avec les enfants et les adolescents. À Bangui, elle soutient par exemple des écoles et un centre de formation professionnelle. La congrégation religieuse des salé-siens dispose d’un réseau international et a une grande expérience de travail avec les ado-lescents dans des situations d’après-conflit, dans plusieurs pays.

Parmi les acteurs opérant à Bangui, le centre Don Bosco des salésiens à Damala-Bangui est une institution de formation professionnelle qui jouit d’une très grande estime. Des ac-teurs internationaux participent à son financement. La mise en place d’un programme d’accompagnement psychosocial d’adolescents traumatisés est une nouveauté en RCA et pourrait être repris par d’autres acteurs au titre de « bonne pratique ».

Dans le détail, vous serez chargé(e) des travaux suivants :
 Vous élaborerez, en collaboration avec des partenaires, un programme d’accompagnement psychosocial d’adolescents dans le cadre du programme de formation professionnelle et du travail en milieu ouvert avec les jeunes. Il comprendra aussi un programme de sensibilisation pour les personnes tou-chées et autres acteurs concernés.
 Vous formez les partenaires du projet à l’identification et au traitement des traumatismes et vous accompagnez le travail des formateurs, des enseignants, des collaborateurs de Don Bosco au projet et des comités de parents.
 Vous développez les possibilités de traitement d’adolescents traumatisés et soutenez l’établissement d’un réseau pour échanger des bonne pratiques éprouvées et nouvelles.

Votre profil:
 Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures en psychologie (master ou équivalent).
 Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience dans le traitement d’adolescents traumatisés, dans l’idéal à l’étranger.
 Vous avez déjà oeuvré avec succès dans le domaine de la formation des adultes ou du conseil.
 Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, des aptitudes de communication interculturelle très différenciées pour côtoyer les acteurs dans un esprit de partenariat.
 Vous avez une très bonne maîtrise du français et au moins de bonnes connaissances de l’anglais.

L’offre de l’AGEH
 Une préparation individualisée et complète
 Un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement (sous une forme modifiée pour le non-citoyens de l’UE et de Suisse)
 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
 Un travail dans le modèle d’impact de l’AGEH

Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature d’ici au 19.11.2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Psychologue en République Centrafricaine? 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: Nov 19, 2017
Country Director in West Africa , Burkina Faso

IPA seeks a Country Director to oversee its Francophone West Africa (FWA) offices, located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Bamako, Mali. The FWA Country Director will work with IPA Global and key stakeholders to set the strategic direction for IPA in these countries, and oversee multiple simultaneous impact evaluations in a variety of sectors, rural development, financial inclusion, governance, education and public health. The position provides the opportunity to guide the research program in multiple countries, spend time in the field, direct in-country operations and to interact closely with academic researchers, local government agencies, donors, and other NGOs.

The FWA Country Director, assisted by his/her management team and more broadly a team of approximately 30 permanent staff and hundreds of short term field staff at any given time, will provide overarching oversight to all project and office operations in the three countries, lead strategic planning for the country program, oversee finance and operations teams, build and strengthen systems for high quality data collection, provide capacity building of local staff and partners, and lead the dissemination of results to local practitioners and policy makers. The FWA Country Director will also contribute to IPA’s continued expansion by initiating new partnerships and projects in the three countries.

The FWA Country Director is assisted by a Management Team comprising a few middle managers, notably two Research Managers, one Finance Manager, one Policy and Business Development Associate, and one Operations Associate. The larger team is comprised of approximately 30 local and international permanent staff, and up to hundreds of short-term field staff at any given time.

Responsibilities

Oversee high-quality research
- Oversee and manage a team composed of Research Managers/Coordinators, Research Associates, and Field Managers, whose responsibilities include project design, management of data collection, data management and analysis, and writing of research reports, all in close collaboration with principal investigators;
- Build systems and structures to ensuring that the implementation of research activities follows IPA’s quality standards and principal investigator’s directions;
- Spearhead skills training for staff; and
- Work to incorporate best practices and lessons learned in research and operations by other IPA offices and research affiliates.

New Project development
- In dialogue with potential partners, principal investigators, identify and develop potential projects with meaningful research and policy implications;
- Participate in project design and lead budgeting during the proposal stage to ensure evaluations meet IPA standards; and
- Coordinate fundraising for research proposals

Ensure sound operations and finances
- Provide supervision and support to administrative staff, in particular in overseeing human resources, IT, operations, and finances.
- With support from the Finance Manager and other managers, ensure compliance with financial procedures, approve expenditures, make accurate projections and ensure overall compliance.
- Oversee the management of project budgets and donor reporting, with support from the Research Manager and administrative staff, and in coordination with IPA’s global grants team.
- Ensure that country office structures are supported by incoming revenue.

Policy impact and external relations
- Represent IPA FWA in national and local government agencies and partner organizations. Manage relationships with current and potential IPA partner organizations;
- Develop and maintain high-level relationships with stakeholders in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali;
- Engage government partners and other stakeholders to identify research questions of interest and cultivate potential research projects in those areas; and
- Oversee targeted dissemination, encourage scale up of successful interventions.

Mitigate and manage risks
- Set security standards and parameters for work to ensure staff safety and security; Monitor security concerns for IPA operations and act as primary contact in crisis management;
- Take steps to mitigate risk and to safeguard the organization’s reputation; and
- Oversee procurement, safety, billing and security and ensure organizational legal compliance.

Qualifications
- Master’s degree in international affairs, international public policy, development economics, or field related to international economic development;
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, including 3 years in a management position;
- Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with randomized controlled trials;
- Experience in developing research projects, experience with budgeting and project planning;
- Passion for connecting rigorous research to policy makers and practitioners and communicating what works in development;
- Commitment to leading a diverse team in a multicultural environment and building staff capacity;
- Ability to communicate effectively across cultures with multiple stakeholders including international and local academic researchers, government officials, NGO partners, enumeration teams, and study participants;
- Significant exposure to human resources and financial management;
- Experience in grants and contracts management, preferably in a research setting;
- Excellent management and organizational skills and ability to work independently;
- Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and a team player;
- Experience living and working in Africa; and
- Fluency in both French and English is required; strong oral and written communication skills.

Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

About IPA
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 400 leading academics to conduct over 600 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

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

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

Expiring: Nov 30, 2017
Project Manager in CAR , Central African Republic

WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT MANAGER

Salary: £28,306
Region: West & Central Africa
Job Category: International Relief & Development (Outside UK)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 16 October 2017
Potential Interview Date: 26 October 2017

Are you an experienced Project Manager with a passion for capacity building and managing projects? An exciting new opportunity has arisen within our Central African Republic Programme for a Women's Economic Empowerment Project Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing the Women's Economic Empowerment project, including managing and capacity building national staff. They will also be responsible for co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, delivering quality and accountability commitments and supporting the Area Coordinator in the production of internal and external narrative and financial reports.

It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of operating in insecure environments. In addition, they should have experience of Livelihoods sector management and implementation, in particular experience of working with women and men to contribute towards women's economic empowerment. The candidate should also have experience of monitoring and evaluation as well as strategic planning, capacity building and team management in relief environments. The candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication skills in English and French and be a strong negotiator and problem solver.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. We would expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a clear and specific desire to work in this country. All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in CAR? 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: Nov 23, 2017
Field Operations Manager in Uganda , Uganda

The Field Operations Manager (FOM) will provide overall guidance and coordination of consortium partners in the implementation of field based activities in the EADD II project in Uganda. To this end, s/he will take the overall responsibility of increasing dairy production at farm level, sustainable functioning of hubs and gender equity. S/he will also ensure that the project is implemented in compliance with the donor (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) and Heifer policies and that it meets all compliance standards consistent with conventional good project management practices.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
For successful execution of the job duties, the FOM should be proactive, a critical and creative thinker, a team player and able to structure and manage complex tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including approximate percentage effort) & DELIVERABLES

Management and Compliance

1. Develop operational strategies and oversee execution of project operations (10%)
- Provide weekly/monthly follow-up on targets from country level and cascade down to cluster and producer organization (PO) level
2. Coordinate robust facilitation support to team leaders to guarantee quality cluster leadership and timely implementation of project activities (15%)
- Ensure coordinated, consistent and smooth implementation of project activities on a monthly basis
- Monitor cluster activities to ensure they are effectively aligned to meet Cluster Team’s weekly targets
- Review significant variances on plans and budgets as needed
3. Provide leadership to teams on operationalizing implementation plans and budgets, including enhancing compliance standards at project and PO levels (10%)
- Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within the first three months
- Ensure full compliance with financial and other internal controls on an ongoing basis
4. In close collaboration with the MLE coordinator, lead planning and implementation processes and track performance of project activities (10%)
- Ensure the result tracker develops; monthly performance and provide feedback with consultation of Country Project Manager (CPM) in timely manner
- Ensure monthly, quarterly and annual reports are accurate, complete, and on-time

Program Effectiveness

1. Provide sound leadership by sharing project strategic thinking with Dairy Production and Business Teams; and ensure these teams are working in tandem to establish sound Hub businesses, anchored on production (10%)
- Provide strategic guidance for Production and Business Teams on a weekly basis
- Establish the sound Hub businesses anchored sustainable production with quarterly review on the team’s work
2. Provide technical support to production and business teams to facilitate farmers’ transformation towards farming as business (transforming farm from a production unit to an enterprise) (10%)
- Ensure development of the transformation process and provide guidance to the team on a quarterly basis
- Ensure the number of farmers transforming towards dairy farming as business (entrepreneurs) increases at an average of 3% in first 4 months, and thereafter at 10% on a quarterly basis
3. Provide technical and leadership support to Gender & Social Capital Development (SCD) team to develop and/or review project gender strategy and ensure the entire team is mainstreaming gender in their activities (10%)
- Review and Implement gender strategies with the first two months
- Ensure gender mainstreaming on improving women and youth participation in project activities by increase at an average of 15% in first 2 months with monthly follow-ups
4. Ensure maximum and effective utilization of SCD approach (tool) to implement project activities from Project to Farmer levels (15%)
- Ensure SCD approach is fully utilized and project implementation is localized on a monthly basis.
- Ensure the number of Dairy Interest Groups (DIGs) are established and graduated towards sustenance at agreed timelines per DIG.

Partnership and Engagement
- Support CPM to identify potential stakeholders, conduct analysis and engage (develop partnership framework and draft MOUs) (10%)
- Support the CPM to ensure that the routine engagement of stakeholders is completed at agreed timelines
- Develop and maintain biannual reports on partnership framework
- May perform other job-related duties as assigned

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Livestock Production, Agriculture Economics, Project Management, Rural Development or other related field
- Five (5) years hands-on experience; Two (2) years at managerial level in a mix of agricultural value chains and rural development related projects; and a good understanding of the dairy value chain of Uganda and experience setting up producer/ market groups

Preferred Requirements:
- Understanding and hands-on experience in project cycle management; planning and budgeting; Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry. Experience working in NGO environment in a similar position is an added advantage.

Job Location: Mbarara, Uganda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: To Be Determined
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: October 20, 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Field Operations Manager in Uganda? 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: Nov 23, 2017