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Investment Analyst / Associate (Paid Internship) , South Africa

The purpose of this Internship is to perform the following duties: INVESTMENT ANALYST/ASSOCIATE

Overview:

This role is to support the Impact Investment division in Solidaridad Southern Africa. In this area, the resource will support several commodities and seek to facilitate and unlock access to finance for smallholder farmers, SME agri-businesses, service providers, processors, etc. This role is split between investment-readiness support activities, business development to design new programmes and propositions to private and donor sectors, and dealmaker execution in terms of the packing investable deals to investors.

Responsibilities:
1. Drive the development in Investment Cases for funding and matching such deals to investors.
2. Ability to conduct onsite due diligence and package agri deals for investors/donors/corporates.
3. Ability to provide investment-readiness and business support to potential investees including farmers, agri-SMEs, processors and cooperatives.
4. Assist with developing a credit rating/scoring methods for smallholder farmers
5. Assist in developing Business Plans, and integrating business models in programme designs.
6. Support proposals, fundraising, and business development initiatives within the impact investment area.
7. Support corporate/private sector engagement and proposals.
8. Support the impact investment area and initiatives in line with the specific needs per programme, project and for the region, including horticulture, aquaculture, soy, sugarcane, cotton. Our region includes South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi

Knowledge and Experience:
 2-5 years of experience and/or exposure to the following areas below:
 Experience in the agriculture and agribusiness sector.
 Knowledge of investment landscape and products as it related to the agriculture sector and
across the value chains. Focus on Agri, SMEs, and small to medium deal sizes.
 Exposure to fund management, investment analyst roles, and agriculture development space.
 Exposure to impact investment, microfinance, blended finance, social impact, and development finance.
 Exposure to start-up environment.
 Mix of office and field experience in the region.

Competencies:
 Able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
 Able to handle ambiguity and problem-solve to reach innovative solutions
 A go-getter with a positive attitude
 Able to multi-task and hit the ground running
 Able to drive workstreams independently with guidance
 Competent dealmaker able to package agri-deals/investment propositions
 Strong sense of accountability and urgency

Requirements:
1. Role is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2. Must be authorized to live and work in South Africa.
3. This role will be office based with some field work and travel based on business needs.

Duration: 4 months
Salary Range: between 1000 and 1500 USD (gross, paid in local currency)

Start Date: ASAP

Are you interested in becoming a Investment Analyst / Associate in South 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.

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Expiring: Jul 27, 2019

Project Director in West Africa , West Africa

SALARY: Commensurate with experience
EXPERIENCE: 15+ of relevant experience

DESCRIPTION:
The Project Director, is a first member of the project implementation team for the port project and serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the client’s management and Director – Global Investments, and shall be responsible for the successful delivery of the project concession, the transaction and partnership structure, the relevant approval processes and then the successful implementation of the project after taking handover of the concession area including but not limited to construction, financial, operational, administrative and customer creation and service.

The Project Director position will liaise with the Director – Global Investments on matters pertaining to stakeholder management with respect to the concession negotiations, signing and approval processes, partnership structures, concession area handover, construction tender and management, community relations, and political sensitivities that may or will impact the successful delivery of the project concession and its post-handover implementation. Based on the candidate, his experience and his delivery during the early phase of the project implementation process, the position has an opportunity to morph into one of the top roles at the operating organization including possibly CEO, CFO, COO or similar.

THE CANDIDATE:
 A high-caliber Head of Project Delivery with substantial prior accomplishments in successfully leading concession negotiations and securing, approval processes and initiatives leading to the successful achievement of a valid concession agreement leading on to concession area handover, construction implementation and the ultimate operationalization of the project.
 An engaging and focused leader who leverages best practice management skills to maximize team performance.
 An individual that is highly adaptive and can excel in a dynamic environment.
 Exercises a credible and value-creating style of business partnering.
 Driven, grounded and progressive person who is robust and hands-on.
 Commercial acumen coupled with analytical and strategic thinking capacity.
 Understanding of financial concepts, financial models and hands-on with the financial implications of the project implementation processes.
 Stakeholder management experience and dealing with senior authorities, bureaucrats and ministry level individuals.
 Experience with offshore services port industry (or in other words, oil and gas port services industry) is an advantage.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AND BEHAVIORS
 Minimum of fifteen plus (15+) years of relevant and applicable professional experience.
 Extensive experience working as a Project Implementation and/or Business Development Manager and successfully managing high-value projects with “Marine Construction”.
 Experience with managing FIDIC contracts.
 Good understanding of business operations (business acumen) including project management
 skills.
 Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
 Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, public speaking, presentations and managing through influence. Must have exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships, including high degree of tact, diplomacy and ability to influence.
 Strong bias for action and ability to energize others to work toward the achievement of
 organizational goals and objectives.
 Strong relationship management skills including negotiations and conflict resolution capabilities
 Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with key stakeholders and colleagues.
 Ability to identify potential risks and corrective actions. Sound analytical and reasoning skills – focus on “root cause” identification and remediation and/or mitigation.
 Significant experience writing effective reports which clearly and concisely describe risk assessment; reports are easily accessible to the technical and non-technical professional.
 Fluency in English Language (written & spoken) is essential.

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

If you’re interested in the position of Project Director apply through the apply button.

If you’d like to know more about the position before applying, please contact Minoek Wijs ( minoek@jobnetafrica.com ) or Hedwig Rovers ( hedwig@jobnetafrica.com )

Expiring: Aug 30, 2019

Business Development Manager Africa , South Africa

Our client is a fast growing and innovative healthcare company with a global footprint looking to expand in Sub Saharan Africa. Their line of business is fast paced and quality oriented and their culture is friendly and informal. Their expansion plans are ambitious. To achieve the ambitious plans in Africa they are looking for a Business Development Manager Sub Saharan Africa, based preferably in Johannesburg. As BDM you will be responsible for driving sales, building a strong distributor network, finding new partners, building strong customer relationships and driving excellence. A unique opportunity to influence the future direction of the company’s growth and further strengthen their presence in SSA. You will report to the VP Sales for the region who sits in Europe.

Your main objective will be to implement the sales strategy for the region including develop, support and manage the network of distributors.
The primary areas of responsibility for this job:
1. significantly increase business activity and sales
2. establish and build relationship with distributors
3. plan and conduct sales/marketing activities
4. participate in the development and formulation of strategy and tactics for the markets
5. monitor the markets
6. conduct targeted activities towards KOL in relevant product segments
7. Partner with the sales and marketing teams in Europe

What professional and personal competencies does the perfect person have for the job?
- Strong business drive
- entrepreneurship
- strong commercial and strategic mindset
- Solid presentation skills
- Good listener
- First class relation builder
- ‘fit’ with ST NEM team
- Extrovert personality
-Good ethics and business practice
-ability to work autonomously

It is a requirement that you have experience from similar challenges and have experience with sales through distributors. It will be an advantage if you have experience from the healthcare industry.
Your educational background could be a master’s degree in Economics or Business or similar.
As it concerns a global organisation and as you will work cross boarders, they require that you speak and write English fluently.
As you will cover a large geographical area, you can expect very frequent travel.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Development Manager Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Aug 22, 2019

Sales Engineer in South Africa (Northern Cape) , South Africa

Reporting to:
Business Development Manager

Title:
Sales Engineer

Position
• Key Management position in sales, growth potential to a senior levels.
• Able to demonstrate strong personal network at decision making levels
• Growth Driven position, high rewards

Education and experience
• Strong business acumen skills, Key soft skills .
• BSc(Eng)/BEng/BTech/NDip Mechanical Engineering.
• Minimum 15 years sales experience field/site work power transmission products
• Computer literate with intermediate to advanced computer skills
• Driver’s license
• Own transport
• Prepared to travel locally

Behavioral attributes
• Strong leadership skills
• Results oriented
• Logical and analytical thinker
• Shows effective planning and time management to ensure maximum productivity
• Influential, strong networker
• Energetic and peoples person
• Enthusiastic, self starter
• Demonstrates initiative and ingenuity to solve problems,creative.
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Accounts for others, approachable

Location:
Khatu/Kuruman/Kimberly area to service Northern Cape

Remuneration:
TCC includes: Negotiable, market related

Key performance areas:
• Meet monthly, quarterly and annual sales and gross margin targets and objectives on an ongoing basis
• Develop sales leads through prospecting and lead generation activities/campaigns, and networking with partners and industry contacts
• Develop value in preparing appropriate solutions and provide customer quotations and technical selection.
• Maintain sales forecasting reports on a minimum weekly/monthly basis by logging sales activity, actions, calls, and quotes on the CRM system and keep it maintained
• Submit monthly report/s on sales activities, quote to sale hit‐rate, project status and post‐mortems
• Measurable customer satisfaction in target accounts/markets
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Leverage opportunity for the sales team by building partnerships with vendors, consultants, OEM’s, EPCM’s etc. where these relationships can increase market penetration and expand the Drive Tech offering
• Have a clear understanding of competitors’ activities in this market place and their strengths, weaknesses and sales strategies and to generate effective counter‐strategies
• Work with the management team in establishing market trends, appropriate strategies and product development roadmaps including necessary tools and processes
• Thoroughly understand and follow the standard sales processes and company policies, including respect to exposure of the company to financial risk and adherence to policy and procedures on business ethics
• Ensure all proposals, quotes and sales project files are in accordance with standards, processes and procedures

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

Expiring: Aug 17, 2019

Sales Engineer in South Africa (Joburg) , South Africa

Reporting to:
Business Development Manager

Title:
Sales Engineer

Position
• Key Management position in sales, growth potential to a senior levels.
• Able to demonstrate strong personal network at decision making levels
• Growth Driven position, high rewards

Education and experience
• Strong business acumen skills, Key soft skills
• BSc(Eng)/BEng/BTech/NDip Mechanical Engineering
• Minimum 15 years sales experience field/site work power transmission products
• Computer literate with intermediate to advanced computer skills
• Driver’s license
• Own transport
• Prepared to travel locally

Behavioral attributes
• Strong leadership skills
• Results oriented
• Logical and analytical thinker
• Shows effective planning and time management to ensure maximum productivity
• Influential, strong networker
• Energetic and peoples person
• Enthusiastic, self starter
• Demonstrates initiative and ingenuity to solve problems,creative.
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Accounts for others, approachable

Location:
Johannesburg or Potchefstroom Area

Remuneration:
TCC includes: Negotiable, market related

Key performance areas:
• Meet monthly, quarterly and annual sales and gross margin targets and objectives on an ongoing basis
• Develop sales leads through prospecting and lead generation activities/campaigns, and networking with partners and industry contacts
• Develop value in preparing appropriate solutions and provide customer quotations and technical selection.
• Maintain sales forecasting reports on a minimum weekly/monthly basis by logging sales activity, actions, calls, and quotes on the CRM system and keep it maintained
• Submit monthly report/s on sales activities, quote to sale hit‐rate, project status and post‐mortems
• Measurable customer satisfaction in target accounts/markets
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Leverage opportunity for the sales team by building partnerships with vendors, consultants, OEM’s, EPCM’s etc. where these relationships can increase market penetration and expand the Drive Tech offering
• Have a clear understanding of competitors’ activities in this market place and their strengths, weaknesses and sales strategies and to generate effective counter‐strategies
• Work with the management team in establishing market trends, appropriate strategies and product development roadmaps including necessary tools and processes
• Thoroughly understand and follow the standard sales processes and company policies, including respect to exposure of the company to financial risk and adherence to policy and procedures on business ethics
• Ensure all proposals, quotes and sales project files are in accordance with standards, processes and procedures

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

Expiring: Aug 17, 2019

Regional Manager West Africa , Senegal

Overview
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.

Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a Regional Manager to guide the provision of technical and operational assistance to national and sub-national malaria control programs in West Africa including but not limited to Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, the Democractic Republic of the Congo, and Benin. The Regional Manager will help CHAI country programs and government partners strengthen case management, surveillance, and response systems to reduce malaria-related deaths and accelerate progress towards elimination. The candidate must have excellent communications skills, patience, and cultural sensitivity, as s/he will be working on complex topics with a diverse set of global and country partners. The Regional Manager will have significant opportunity to shape CHAI’s approach to supporting malaria programs across a set of country programs. S/he will have strong quantitative analysis skills and exceptional ability to communicate the implications of analyses clearly and concisely in French and English. S/he will work with CHAI's country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans, manage communications across countries, regions, and teams, organize CHAI’s work, and provide effective management support to execute high-impact programs.
The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. The successful candidate does not need to have prior expertise in malaria, but s/he must have the capacity to rapidly absorb new concepts and be comfortable communicating these to a technical audience. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be able to function efficiently in a semi-independent setting, excel at multi-tasking, and drive multiple work flows forward. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.

Responsibilities
• Coordinate CHAI’s support to national malaria programs in West Africa to help strengthen systems and achieve audacious programmatic goals on aggressive timelines
• Work closely with CHAI country offices and global technical staff to identify key gaps in malaria programs and health systems, devise evidence-based solutions, and develop and update evidence-based and technically sound strategic and operational plans
• Support CHAI country offices to manage implementation of strategies and activities as needed, managing inputs from CHAI technical staff to improve surveillance, vector control, case management, and program management
• Support program design and development in new countries, including direct support to national malaria programs (where relevant)
• Prioritize and coordinate support from global technical teams to backstop in-country activities, ensure technical soundness of strategies, and achieve program progressSupport development of annual work plans and assist country teams to manage effective implementation of planned activities
• Monitor program activities against project goals and donor commitments, identify operational bottlenecks or weaknesses, and help devise solutions to strengthen programs as necessary
• Ensure the quality of products and documents produced by CHAI team members, including strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, presentations, project reports and implementation updates, and/or communications with partners
• Streamline communications and knowledge-sharing between global, regional, and country-based team-members
• Facilitate coordination of activities between country offices within the region and act as liaison for learning from other regions
• Synthesize CHAI’s best practices, products, and approaches and work to institutionalize knowledge to maintain consistency of CHAI support across countries and regions
• Support grant management, including development of concept notes, proposals, donor reports, and contractual agreements, and coordinate development of programmatic and financial updates.
• Represent CHAI at regional meetings and conferences, and develop and maintain relationships with regional partners to ensure coordinated activities.
• Identify regional financial or staffing gaps and support development of donor proposals or other solutions to fill them
• Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications
• Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, biology, social sciences, business, or a related field)
• 3-5 years of experience in a demanding private sector or public health environment, such as strategy consulting, or managing complex technical projects, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
• English and French fluency
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with a diverse set of counterparts, in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges
• Self-starter with demonstrated experience launching new projects or initiatives
• Strong quantitative, presentation, and writing skills, including fluency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
• Excellent written and oral communications skills, including report-writing skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Excellent organization and management skills, including time management and project management
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities in remote settings
• Ability to be effective, patient, and thoughtful in high-pressure situations
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and multicultural environment
• Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, act upon technical information and translate scientific knowledge into actionable insights for decision-making
• Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
• Ability and willingness to travel frequently (~60% time) and extensively across West Africa, including to countries with high security risks

Advantages:
• Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations in Africa
• Knowledge of malaria or other global infectious diseases;
• Experience living or working in high-risk countries

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Manager West Africa in Senegal? 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: Aug 11, 2019

Purchase Manager Ghana , Ghana

For an international client based in Accra in the agricultural sector, we are seeking a Purchase Manager.

Duties and responsibilities;
• Keep a detailed and updated list of vendors for Raw Materials and other inputs
• Collect price information and availability of Raw Materials from different suppliers
• Source new potential suppliers
• Inform General Manager daily on Raw Material stock levels, and initiate purchases
• Initiates purchases of items, in order to keep minimum stock levels.
• Prepare detailed contracts with suppliers
• Responsible for problem solving with suppliers, regarding differences in payment, quantities, quality etc. etc.
• End responsibility over a neat and organized warehouse and supervising the team
• Maintain minimum stock levels of raw materials and consumables
• Clear Purchase Orders by Goods Receiving note(GRN)
• Plan and organize collection of approved purchase orders, for both Raw Materials and Consumables
• Contracting transporters for raw material collection.
• Make sure all correct documentation (receipts, attachments, Withholding tax documents etc.) are made available to finance department
• Daily reporting of stock balancing of raw materials
• Manage the purchase team (storekeepers, administration and purchaser/collector)
• Prepare forecasts of requested stock materials
• Coordinate and resolve problems in collaboration with procurement team and finance team
• Follow up the implementation of procurement contracts in collaboration with involved departments
• Handle any other procurement related activities

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

Expiring: Aug 11, 2019

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