Operations Director in Uganda , Uganda

For one of our clients in Uganda we are seeking an Operations Director to supervise construction of a new project as well as lead the existing operations and production department, including but not limited to procurement, supply chain, distribution, optimization of processes, team management.
Reports to: CEO
The Operations Director will be based in a rural town in Southwestern Uganda 120km from Kampala. This is the site where our client has 120+ rural-based, majority female production workers and where they are constructing a 1,700-square meter production facility to up-scale and streamline its operations.

Tasks and responsibilities
• Supervise the construction of the new workshop. Manage third party contractors and follow-up on planning and quality following standard acceptable engineering and architectural principles. Liaise with and supervise the local architect.
• Keep the project within overall timeline of 6-9 months from commencement.
• Update CEO in Kampala on progress of the construction process, including regular (weekly) reports/update meetings.
• Overseeing the Production team at site and the Logistics & Supply Chain department in Kampala: including sourcing and supply chain management, manufacturing process, logistics and operations activities, and inventory management.

• + 10 yrs. manufacturing and construction management
• Seniority in the field, has managed large teams before
• Fluent in English, written and spoken
• Africa experience is a pre
• Ugandan or international candidate

On offer:
• 1 year contract, can be extended in case the candidate suits as a production manager after the building has finished
• USD 60.000 per year gross (tax around 40%)
• Benefits for expat would include transport (car), flights, international insurance
• Accommodation is excluded but very affordable
• Construction starts May 1st
• Partner is welcomed, no (international) schooling available at location

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

Expiring: 09/01/2017
Accountant in Tanzania , Tanzania

East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (EAYIP) Accountant

Job Description

The Project Accountant reports to the Senior Operations Manager and plays a significant role in strengthening core global systems by ensuring the proper accounting and reporting of resources in project implementation by maintaining systems of accountability, processing accounting information, internal and external financial reporting, cash and bank account maintenance and other financial tasks as assigned in liaison with relevant Heifer departments. This person contributes to the program impact by preparing project time sensitive financial reports and monitoring budget burn rates for effective implementation of the project. The Accountant assists with financial and accounting aspects of the country program office and the processing of routine financial transactions in accordance with Heifer's policies and procedures. The Accountant also ensures compliance with Heifer International and The MasterCard Foundation requirements for the East Africa Youth Inclusion Program. This position interacts with similar positions in other teams to promote consistency throughout the country and area program.

Essential Character Traits:
Detail-Oriented, Positive, Determined, Enthusiastic, Accountable, Values-Oriented

(including approximate percentage effort)

Management and Compliance (75%)
Accountable for ensuring that all financial aspects of the project adhere to local laws and regulations and to donor requirements
- Ensure that all transactions are in line with government laws
- Conduct training and staff development workshops with the team in order to maintain a high standard of reporting
- Ensure all transactions entered timely and coded accurately in financial system.
- Prepare, coordinate, and monitor the project budget
- Effectively manage the program/project cash flow through preparation of monthly cash flow projections while adhering to Heifer headquarters policies
- Prepare monthly project reports and upload all financial documents to Agresso and Laserfiche platform.
- Approve all office and fleet-related requisitions and review procurement requests as per the authorization policy
- Monitor the petty cash advances in line with cash management controls and prepare project account(s) for audits as planned
- Ensure compliance with accounting principles and standards including Heifer partners, donors, local partners and HQ cost principles
- Maintain knowledge of required rules and regulations related to project implementation and activities that affect the budget
- Review payment requests and ensure the timely processing of funds, ensuring that proper supporting documents such as receipts are maintained
- Establish and maintain sound financial management systems and provide administrative support to the project
- Ensure that an effective scanning and filing system is in place in the office, and coordinate with program staff to ensure that the project’s resources are effectively and efficiently utilized

Program Effectiveness (20%)
Accountable for preparing accurate information for the program team in a timely manner to achieve the highest standard of effectiveness
- Prepare & Interpret variance reports and expenditure analyses for project staff and management on a monthly basis
- Assist project management by explaining variances in line with finance policies and following up on budget execution action plans.

Partnership and Engagement (5%)
Accountable for ensuring compliance with established processes and procedures at the highest level of accountability with project partners

May perform other job-related duties as assigned

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Practical experience in various aspects of accounting principles and practices with a good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
- Good analytical skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate and a good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and the environment
- Computer proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software, and knowledge of accounting software (e.g.: MS Office Suite, DOS, -
- Accounting packages such as Sun Systems, Pastel, Agresso)
- Strong organizational skills
- Deadline-oriented
- Strong numeracy skills
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
- Ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism when dealing with donors, project participants, staff and partner organizations
- Willingness to contribute to Heifer International’s principles of transparency and honesty
- Proven team and customer care skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues, both internal and external
- Requires constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
- Ability to perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision
- Willingness to work with a flexible schedule
- Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field is required, plus three (3) year of experience; or a University Diploma in Accounting, -
- Business Studies or PAEC Diploma with six (6) years’ experience in a non-profit organization. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements

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.

Job Location
Mbeya, Tanzania

Position Type

Job Level
To Be Determined

Non U.S. Based Locations

Closing Date

Are you interested in becoming a Accountant in Tanzania? 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: 08/20/2017
Agricultural Production Lead in Kenya , Kenya


NOTE: This position is contingent upon award.

The Agriculture Production Lead provides overall leadership and management to Dairy and Crops activities of the Kenya FTF Crop and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity project. The goal of this project is to ensure inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led growth, strengthen resilience and improve nutrition among smallholder farmers in Kenya. Reporting to the DCOP and Heifer’s Country Director, the Agriculture Production Lead is responsible for the design and implementation of the project’s interventions related to the areas of dairy, feed, crops and horticulture. He/she will work with the project team members to provide the technical input in regards the planning, management and implementation of the dairy and crops components.

Job Responsibilities
- Assume overall responsibility for the management and implementation of all interventions related to the Dairy and Crop sectors and oversee the work of all technical staff.
- Support technical field staff in the management of the field resources and project budgets and ensure these in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Conduct annual performance evaluations for technical staff and support them to ensure these cascades to all their direct reports.
- Lead development of market systems for the dairy and crop value chains including dairy production, feed, animal health and extension services.
- Apply Heifer’s hub approach to strengthen input supply and facilitate access to markets.
- Conduct capacity assessment of value chain actors and build the capacity of cooperatives and agribusinesses.
- Identify and implement productivity enhancing technologies to support dairy, feed, crop and horticulture production.
- Develop business development services to enhance access to services for agribusinesses.
- Work the financial services team to identify and develop the appropriate linkages to enhance access to finance and financial services.
- Support all technical staff to develop workplans and annual budgets consistent with project documents and donor requirements.
- Review regular quarterly, semi- and annual reports from the technical staff and ensure timeliness compliance with reporting requirements.
- Work with M&E team to document impact and lessons learned and share this information with project team and stakeholders.
- Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Strong skills and knowledge in market systems development and assessment processes particularly in the dairy value chain and in the Kenya Dairy Sector.
- Sound technical dairy and crop value chains knowledge and experience.
- Good understanding of business skills development, business planning and strategic planning for farmer business organizations.
- Strong experience in developing business market and financial linkages and working with a range of BDS services.
- Solid project management cycle experience especially in planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation.
- Solid project technical reporting skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Knowledge and experience in agriculture training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts amongst diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Development, Project Planning and Management, Agriculture, Agribusiness and Animal Science or and other relevant areas.
- Seven (7) years of relevant experience in Program management, extension and community development work.

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in relevant professional discipline.
- Four (4) years of supervisory/managerial experience.
- Thorough understanding of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
- Solid skill, knowledge and foundation in project management cycle.
- Sound understanding of value chain development on various agricultural commodities including dairy and crop sectors.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty in Kenya.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes.
- Knowledge of Swahili, both oral and written, is preferred.

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.

Job Location
Nairobi, Kenya

Position Type

Job Level
To Be Determined

Non U.S. Based Locations

Closing Date

Are you interested in becoming a Agricultural Production Lead 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: 08/20/2017
Coopérant pour le renforcement organisationnel , Burkina Faso

Un Coopérant pour le renforcement organisationnel et l’appui à l’autonomisation durable(h/f).

Ensemble avec quelques 130 organisations partenaires, situées dans un de nos 13 pays partenaires et des milliers de bénévoles en Flandre, Broederlijk Delen lutte contre l’inégalité. Partager et repartager. C’est la solution selon nous.
Nous appuyons les initiatives des groupes de personnes organisées sur place, qui se retrouvent et se complètent dans une approche programme dans les régions où nous sommes actifs. Des coopérants-expatriés accompagnent ces programmes dans une perspective de renforcer les capacités des organisations partenaires et les programmes régionaux sur le terrain.

Le renforcement des capacités de nos partenaires est accompagné par des coopérants expatriés. Ce sont des spécialistes d’une nationalité autre que celle du pays hôte qui renforcent les organisations partenaires et les programmes régionaux sur le terrain.

Pour l’appui à nos partenaires au Burkina Faso, nous cherchons un coopérant spécialiste dans le renforcement organisationnel et l’autonomisation démocratique et financière des organisations.

Broederlijk Delen travaille au Burkina Faso dans la région Nord (Provinces de Louroum, Yatenga, Zondoma, Passoré et Bam). Nous soutenons des organisations de la société civile (OSCs) dans leur travail de promotion de la souveraineté alimentaire et des droits citoyens à travers l’agriculture familiale durable. Le/la coopérant (e) accompagnera différentes organisations partenaires à renforcer leurs capacités de gestion organisationnelle en vue d’un accroissement de leur efficacité, efficience et autonomie démocratique et financière. Le coopérant pourra bâtir sur des processus de renforcement institutionnel déjà mis en route.
Nous avons constaté que nos partenaires, ONG aussi bien que organisations de base, sont très dépendant des financements internationaux, non seulement pour leurs activités mais aussi pour leur fonctionnement. Leur autonomie (financière, stratégique et démocratique) et donc leur durabilité, sont des enjeux importants et nécessitent d’être renforcées.
Le focus du soutien sera orienté vers l’augmentation de l’autonomie des partenaires, aussi bien sur le plan de légitimité et bonne gouvernance que sur le plan stratégique, financier et en termes d’alliances externes/ réseautage. Le coopérant est en premier lieu un coach et facilitateur de processus qui a de l’expérience dans l’accompagnement des processus de renforcement organisationnel. Il/elle peut, au besoin, s’entourer d’experts locaux pour un soutien technique. Le coopérant travaille en étroite collaboration avec le représentant de BD au Burkina Faso.

Description de la fonction
• Accompagner les organisations partenaires à identifier leurs besoins de renforcement organisationnel et d’autonomisation.
• Accompagner des trajets de renforcement des capacités adaptés aux besoins de chaque organisation.
• Former et accompagner les organisations dans le domaine de la gestion organisationnelle, la gouvernance démocratique, la gestion des ressources financières et l’autonomisation.
• Aider les partenaires à développer des méthodes innovantes de collecte de fonds ou de services génératrices de revenus pour assurer (une partie de) leur fonctionnement de manière autonome.
• Contribuer à la promotion et la facilitation des processus d’apprentissage à l’intérieur des organisations, et l’apprentissage mutuelle au niveau du programme.
• Contribuer à la promotion de la synergie entre les partenaires et la coopération avec d’autres acteurs (gouvernementaux et non gouvernementaux) et soutenir le développement des mécanismes qui stimulent la durabilité et l’autonomie de ces collaborations.
• Accompagner les partenaires dans l’analyse de leur approches d’autonomisation de leurs groupes cibles et appuyer le développement de stratégies performants et durables dans ce domaine.

Profil recherché
• Formation supérieure avec une spécialisation dans le développement/gestion organisationnel. (ou équivalent par expérience)
• Une expérience professionnelle d’au moins 3 ans en matière de développement et d’opérationnalisation des trajets de renforcements des capacités des individus et/ou des organisations de la société civile.
• Une expérience avec, ou connaissance de la gestion financière d’une organisation
• Une expérience dans la gestion des ressources humaines et le coaching serait un atout
• Une bonne connaissance théorique des méthodes, techniques et outils participatifs de renforcement de capacités
• Expérience professionnelle dans l’analyse, la conception et la gestion de projets de développement et de plans stratégiques, ainsi que connaissance des méthodes d’accompagnement pour le planning et suivi-évaluation des projets et programmes.
• Au moins deux ans d’expérience professionnelle dans un pays en développement, de préférence en Afrique
• Bonne connaissance (parlée et écrite) du français, connaissance d’anglais et/ou néerlandais est un atout

Autres qualifications

• Vous êtes une personne dynamique, flexible et motivée, qui peut fonctionner au sein d’une équipe et partager des connaissances et des aptitudes.
• Vous pouvez prendre l’initiative et vous savez travailler de façon autonome.
• Vous pouvez prioriser et accompagner plusieurs trajets de renforcement des capacités en parallèle.
• Vous avez une très forte capacité analytique et vous avez une attitude ou expérience de travail axée sur les résultats.
• Vous avez des capacités relationnelles et communicatives, vous savez écouter et vous pouvez faciliter des processus sans revendiquer vous-même le leadership.
• Vous avez une bonne capacité rédactionnelle.
• Vous êtes très sensible aux aspects immatériels de développement comme la culture, l’identité, les relations.
• Vous vous reconnaissez dans la vision de Broederlijk Delen.

• Un contrat de travail à temps plein avec Broederlijk Delen de deux ans, avec possibilité de renouvellement/prolongation.
• Un salaire attractif et des bénéfices additionnels.
• Préparation spécifique avant le départ et encadrement et suivi lors de l’envoi, entre autres par un représentant local de BD (qui habite et travaille dans la région) et/ou par la chargée de programme.
• Un travail stimulant dans une équipe internationale motivée et un programme cohérent.

Procédure de recrutement
Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer votre lettre de motivation et votre CV au plus tard le 22 juin 2017.

Les candidats sélectionnés seront invités dans la semaine de 26 juin 2017 pour un test par écrit et le 18 juillet 2017 pour une interview à Bruxelles. On demandera au candidat final retenu de participer à des tests psychosociaux.

L’envoi est prévu pour une période de 2 ans. Le départ est prévu au plus tôt possible, mais dépend de l’expérience, de la préparation, de la formation et de l’attribution d’un permis de travail et de séjour local.

Vous trouvez plus d’informations sur Broederlijk Delen sur www.broederlijkdelen.be.

Are you interested in becoming a Coopérant pour le renforcement organisationnel en Burkina Faso? 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: 08/11/2017
Sales Strategy and Coordination Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Sales Strategy and Coordination Manager role
The company we recruit for delivers Pay-As-You-Go asset-based financing to consumers who lack both access to reliable electricity and formal banking services. The anchor product is a basic solar home system that includes three lights, a phone charger, and a radio, allows consumers living on $5-10 per day to access clean light for working and studying after hours, avoid harmful air pollution from kerosene based lighting solutions, and also build credit for additional products and services over time.

The Position
For the next phase of growth we are looking at transforming the direct sales channel strategy and execution capabilities whilst creating new indirect channels. We require an experienced sales manager to lead this efforts that will bridge energy poverty and financial inclusion for hundreds of thousands of people across Ghana.

Key responsibilities include:
- Make sales strategies and implement them to help achieve sales targets in coordination with field sales manager
- Hit monthly sales targets by providing necessary supports such as budgeting, planning, resolving personal issues and logistics to sales people
- Manage and reinforce several teams (administration, training and sales support) to give better supports to field sales agents
- Coordinate with finance department on all payment and budget related issues
- Conduct a series of quantitative analyses on sales performance to capture sales trends and pain points on a SC level as additional KPIs and share them with field sales team
- Prepare budgets and track expenses to manage costs
- Organize and lead monthly sales meeting where sales performance review, sales targets, strategies and new initiatives are shared among the management and area sales managers
- Set appropriate incentives and KPIs both for SSC staff member and field sales agents
- Collaborate with repayment team to help achieve higher repayment rate by customers
- Report to head of sales

The successful candidate must have:
- An experience of 3+ years in managing role in sales / strategy in telco, FMCG, fast-paced start-up, or top consulting firm.
- Demonstrable achievements in building and managing with several functions
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of cultures in a diverse community
- Strong leadership skills, including ability to foster a cooperative work environment amongst the functional heads.
- Result-oriented mindset and extremely high motivation for making things happen
- Work experience in West Africa and speaking Ghanaian local languages are a plus.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Strategy and Coordination Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: 08/03/2017