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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 Q3 2017

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:
• Salary USD 5.000 - 7.000 nett per month, depending on your experience
• USD 500 local allowance
• 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: Oct 27, 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:
• Salary USD 6.000 - 10.000 nett per month, depending on your experience
• USD 500 local allowance
• 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: June / July / Sept 2017

Expiring: Oct 27, 2017
Group CFO in South Africa , South Africa

Our clients vision is to unlock the potential of African agriculture through food processing, whilst they transform the lives of millions of Africans economically, socially and spiritually.

Currently our client has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, well-motivated and driven individual to fill a role of Group Chief Financial Officer in Pretoria, South Africa.

The individual will be a member of the Board of Directors and work very closely with the Chief Executive Officer and will need to have a strong social fiber as the company’s vision is to reform Africa through its businesses, all the way from the farm to the consumer.

The candidate must share the vision of wanting to impact the continent economically, socially and spiritually. They must also be willing to institute growth across a variety of spectrums, as they take full accountability of financial function, as well as IT. There is an expectation of sound values and high morale coupled with a true sense of caring for Africa and its people.

The overall contributor of this role is to take fully accountability for Foods Business financial planning, accounting principles, and financial operations of the company, including the development of a financial strategy of the group. The individual would also manage the financial aspect of mergers and acquisitions, including but not limited to representing the Foods business to investors.

Critical elements:
o Proven record as CFO for major company or division of a medium to large corporation
o Must be a Chartered Accountant
o Minimum 10 years financial management and/or business experience
o Knowledge and love of the African continent, and its people
o French speaking is important, and other foreign languages would be an advantage
o Strong Christian ethos as non-negotiable

The vacancy is open strictly to French speaking candidates, willing to be based/located in South Africa (Pretoria). Preference given to BEE candidates.

Are you interested in becoming a Group CFO in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 26, 2017
Project Manager in Kenya , Kenya

We are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager for Kenya office.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Planning, monitoring, controlling and reporting on the following project matters
- Preparation of project implementation plans and ensuring adherence to them
- Advise on contractual arrangements and tender procedures to be followed
- Coordination of project designs
- Cost estimates, cost plans, management of project scope and changes
- Preparation and presentation of tender and contract documentation
- Managing tendering and negotiations
- Project scheduling and planning activities
- Planning and managing meetings and taking minutes of meetings
- Preparation and submission of regular progress reports
- Preparation and presentation of post-contract documentation
- Perform project management and coordination roles
- Planning and implementing Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) on projects in accordance with HH Quality Management System
- Contract administration and other Post Contract activities and services including close outs.
- Involvement in resolution of issues
- Management of Defects Liability period activities

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Qualifications

Academic
- Bachelors and/or Master of Science/Arts (MSC/MA) in the relevant discipline.
- Technical training in building and civil engineering construction preferred
- Specialized training in project management will be an added advantage

Professional
- Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying, Architecture or Engineering faculties.
- Registration with BORAQS or ACEK as Quantity Surveyor, Architect or Engineer.
- Membership in Professional Societies such as AAK, IQSK, IEK

Required Experience
- Must have minimum of 8 years or relevant experience in the area of specialization and Minimum 4 years as Project Manager.

Relevant Skills
- Use of computers and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, MS Project and Primavera Project Planner
- Bid documents preparation and checking skills.
- Possess proficiency in use of other technical software and applications such as WinQS, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD etc.
- Have strong management skills including leading and coordinating project teams, negotiating and problem solving.
- People skills including interpersonal, communication, presentation skills and report writing skills.
- Knowledge of contract management and administration.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager 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 21, 2017
Senior Engineer in Kenya , Kenya

Job Description Senior Engineer – Roads & Bridges

Duties and Responsibilities
- Carry out engineering design related to the area of academic qualification.
- Conduct Surveys and site investigations to gather field data and design information.
- Perform project management and coordination roles.
- Perform construction site supervision, contract administration and management of project issues.
- Coordinate the activities of the design and construction teams including multi-disciplinary project inputs to ensure quality of work and timely delivery of projects.
- Prepare and manage project budgets and schedules.
- Prepare and manage project reports and documents, Monthly, Quarter basis.
- Prepare and administer project tender and contract documents.
- Liaise with external project team members including the Client and attend meetings.
- Carry out Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC), implement and ensure Quality Management System (QMS) (internal QMS systems) is adhered to on projects.
- Prepare bid documents for projects.
- Marketing and business development of the service line and the company in general as directed by the SLM.
(Candidate identification) Desirable
- May be assigned the role of a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Resident Engineer (RE), and/or Lead Engineer on projects.
- Any other duties assigned.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Qualifications

Academic
- BSC Civil Engineering and/or Master of Science (MSC) in the relevant engineering discipline

Professional
- Registration with relevant engineering bodies, and with ERB as a Registered Engineer. (Essential)
- Membership in Professional Societies – Institution of Engineers of Kenya.

Required Experience
- Must have minimum 6 years or relevant experience in the area specialization, Road Engineer).

Relevant Skills
- Use of computers and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and Ms Project Civil 3D tools and 3D modelling. Road Design Software. (Mandatory). Civil 3D to manage drawings and preparation for printing.
- Preparation and interpretation of Terrain Models
- Preparation and interpretation of analysis of surface and use of break-lines
- Horizon & vertical alignment geometry and calculation of super elevations
- Creating and use of design criteria.
- Creation of customized subassemblies and assemblies using subassembly
- Modelling of intersections; junctions and roundabout
- Possess expertise in relevant engineering software and applications.
- Engineering design, drawing preparation and checking skills.
- People skills including interpersonal, mentoring, negotiation, delegation and control, communication and presentation skills
- Knowledge of contract management.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Engineer 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 21, 2017
CAD Supervisor in Kenya , Kenya

Job Function
Under general supervision, provides a high degree of sophistication and expertise in the performance of varied and highly complex computer-assisted drafting and design work to support the technical services of the company. Performs independent design work on CAD.

Job Duties:
- Uses CAD system to enter the required data, such as precise measurements and commands, in order to generate designs, construction drawings, renderings, report graphics, interior drawings or other digital images.
- Develops, organizes and prepares a variety of highly complex layouts, drawings and designs from written or verbal specifications, or from rough or detailed sketches and/or drawings made by technical professionals, converting paper documents into computerized files.
- Develops and maintains standards and symbols to meet specialized needs of a particular project or to facilitate or improve CAD utilization.
- Develops, writes and distributes procedures to other CAD users inside and outside own department.
- Produces various design options on the screen or on hard copy. May include technical professionals' verbal instructions or ideas to assist in resolving a design concept not yet completely defined.
- Uses CAD (CAD Revit) to design, redesign, modify or otherwise edit existing design.
- Performs mathematical calculations necessary to complete simple and complex design tasks.
- Checks final design on screen to verify completeness, clarity, and accuracy of drawing.
- Assist in troubleshooting various CAD production technologies, including hardware and software. Provides intermediate/advanced training to technical personnel, as well as those interested in acquiring skills and knowledge of various CAD production technologies.
- Selects and recommends procedures in design and prepares preliminary designs for approval by senior technical professional.
- Designs and lays out final system systems designs with specifications and client requirements.
- Prepares graphic presentations to support feasibility studies and proposals.
- May supply technical data for specifications and provide quantities and cost estimates.
- Maintains working knowledge of governmental regulations, codes and ordinances and their application.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Scope:

COMPLEXITY (Variety or uniqueness of tasks; relative difficulty or importance of work performed; size of unit supported, etc.): Performs varied and highly complex computer-aided drafting and independent design work. Incumbents at this level regularly exercise judgment and exhibit a high degree of sophistication and expertise both in design work and equipment knowledge and utilization. Work involves analytical ability for handling technical details, such a using mathematical formulas, interpreting semi-complex ordinances and specifications, and analysing design requirements.

DECISION-MAKING (Supervision received; independent judgment or initiative; consequence of error): Applies independent judgment under general supervision, in accordance with established procedures. Work involves some individual creativity subject to approval.

WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS (Titles and number of personnel; type of direction given): May act as technical coordinator or otherwise give work direction to lower level CAD or other personnel wishing to learn the operation of CAD equipment and various production technologies.

INTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others within the organization): Internal contacts may include technical professionals and managerial personnel at various levels within and outside own department to organize project and discuss design specifications and requirements.

EXTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others outside the organization)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Diploma/College degree in related technical field. CAD training required. Generally, requires minimum 5+ years of related experience in a combination of technician and/or CAD/CAD Revit is essential. MEP (Would be adventurous). May also require experience in the particular discipline supported. Experience within a consultancy or Project based role.

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Excellent technical judgment and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to give work direction to others. Strong math skill, manual dexterity and computer user skills required. Expertise in CAD production technologies required.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
None

COMPETENCIES:
General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

OTHER
Job requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and operate computer equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations, follow specifications, interpret and convert data into computerized designs, and provide training and instruction to others. Ability to communicate effectively and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines. Ability to interpret data, conceptualize ideas and prepare designs.

Are you interested in becoming a CAD Supervisor 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 21, 2017