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Technical Manager , Africa

Reporting to the COO the Technical Manager provides leadership and direction for the Maintenance and Repair Team, ensuring all equipment and facilities operate at their optimum level of safety, reliability, availability & efficiency.

The Technical Manager is responsible for:

• Compliance with local HSSE policies & procedures, enforcing safe working practices and promoting a safe workplace. Promoting the delivery of continuous improvement and constant drive towards incident free operations. Ensuring the development and adoption of best practices and ways of working developed through controlled management of change. Preserving energy efficiency by using natural resources effectively and efficiently, protecting the natural environment.
• Providing leadership and strategy to Equipment Managers and specialists, and consistently ensuring that service of the highest quality is delivered to customers.
• Defining and tracking global and local KPIs and targets whilst reporting deviations from targets, developing improvement actions where necessary.
• Deploying the machinery, procedures and workforce needed to accomplish the operational plan, working closely with all support functions to ensure stability and high productivity levels, and encouraging the use of new processes, procedures and technology to enhance operational performance and efficiency.
• Developing and managing 5-year M&R business plan for terminal.
• Implementing global maintenance strategies for all terminal and facilities maintenance, considering local legislation and variances.
• Performing medium and long-term planning for asset purchase, refurbishment and disposal to maintain overall asset integrity and ensure achievement of operational targets, considering total cost of ownership.
• Accountable for the integrity of all terminal assets, facilities and infrastructure.
• Ensuring inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.
• Ensuring all operational and technical risks are identified, reviewed and suitable mitigations are put in place.
• Ensuring inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.
• Identifying and managing M&R resource requirements for the next 5 years, aligned with operational and commercial forecasts.
• Efficiently deploying the equipment, procedures and human resources necessary to accomplish local operational plans.
• Building a strong team by attracting and retaining talent through the provision of effective overall management, supervision, coaching, mentoring and support for all direct reports.
• Creating and sustaining an environment that is supportive of learning, training and development, whilst facilitating open dialogue and communications.
• Reinforcing the company culture, values & reputation and ensuring compliance with policies, standards and procedures.
• Supporting Global M&R Operating System and maintaining regular contact with peers.
• Managing local budgets and developing business cases, and technical equipment reports.
• Approving and authorizing local expenditures and developing cost estimations pertaining to technical equipment maintenance and repair.
• Assist the Global Head of M&R to develop and manage the Maintenance & Repair Department budget in accordance with the company’s business strategy.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Minimum university degree in engineering or relevant field.
• Five years’ experience leading maintenance and repair departments.
• Excellent organization skills, including planning, directing and monitoring activities.
• Good problem-solving skills, with an ability to define the problem, identify solutions and select the best solution.
• A “walk the shop floor” approach to problem solving.
• Experience in productivity optimization through process optimization.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to empower others to take action.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the local organization.
• Strong interpersonal skills able to build relationships and manage multiple stakeholders' interests toward a common business benefit.
• Able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the overall effect of decisions taken, both locally and company-wide.
• Able to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to consider complex and ambiguous situations objectively, whilst applying full consideration of causes, implications on business and stakeholders.
• Fluent in English.
• Knowledge of local Safety, Health and Environment workplace regulations.
• Strong knowledge in computer skills and professional programs (i.e.: Microsoft Office, Database, EPR/CMMS systems).
• Knowledge and experience in quality management and customer satisfaction principles.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and also encourages women to apply for this role.

If you are interested in this position, please apply above or below.

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Expiring: Feb 14, 2020

Chief Operations Officer , West Africa

Our client in West Africa is looking for a Chief Operations Officer.
Reporting to the Managing Director / CEO, the Chief Operations Officer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a terminal operational strategy that ensures a safe working environment, meets agreed service levels and is cost-efficient. The Chief Operations Officer is a member of the terminal senior management team and has a direct influence on the further growth and development of the terminal. He/ She oversee the operations of the organisation with a goal to meeting business goals and projections. The COO is expected to provide measurable input to the terminals business strategy within the limits of the role.

The position is responsible for:
• Setting and delivering the main operational initiatives which are within the strategy of the terminal.
• Establishing and implementing current and long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies of port operations and expansions.
• Providing leadership and direction for the Port/Terminal operations and taking responsibility for effective management and safety of all operations staff.
• Improving the quality of existing operational processes and methods on an ongoing basis, by providing input for effective local strategies for operating at optimal levels.
• Ensuring operational processes comply with HSSE policies & procedures.
• Playing a leading role in selection, negotiation and finalization of agreements with suppliers & customers including execution and maintenance of SLA’s.
• Liaising with customs agents, trucking companies, customs, port authorities, etc. to ensure that their requirements are met.
• Setting and achieving the budget for the reporting functions.
• Ensuring that the terminal adheres to the company’s Global standards on process and people development.
• Motivating, coaching and instructing all operational team members. Structuring tasks and goals, establishing efficient courses of action, setting priorities, organising information, efficiently, planning and executing daily tasks.
• Supporting programs and initiatives that emphasise incremental improvement in work process and outputs over an open-ended period of time.
• Liaising with labor unions and on behalf of the company taking part in long-term contract negotiations with labor unions. Ensuring industrial harmony with the workforce.
• Measuring and reporting on operational performance and developing plans to improve relevant key performance indicators

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Minimum university degree in logistics, maritime and port, or process/industrial engineering.
• Completed post-graduate studies in Port and/or Terminal Management, or related business studies is desirable.
• Minimum 7-year experience in operations management roles in the port and maritime industry, manufacturing, aviation or similar.
• Solid understanding of the container shipping industry end-to-end and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
• Experience in cost and productivity optimisation through process optimisation, as well as design and implementation of new operation procedures.
• Extensive understanding of modern terminal operations and terminal management systems.
• Extensive knowledge of Terminal Operating Systems
• Fluent in English and preferably also in the local language
• Experience in finance related matters, setting budgets and reporting against financial objectives.
• Ability to meet objectives while promoting a team environment and developing people.

Critical Knowledge
• Lean knowledge and leadership
• Build Effective Teams
• Problem Solver mindset
• Effective Negotiation Skills
• Conflict Management
• Effective Communication Skills
• Collaboration
• Customer Centricity
• Agility

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and also encourages women to apply for this role.

If you are interested in this position, please apply above or below.

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Expiring: Feb 14, 2020

Sustainability Manager in Côte d'Ivoire , Ivory Coast

Position Summary:
Responsible for the development and management of sustainability partnerships in West Africa and Latin America. Drive the interaction and engagement with multinational clients and define global sustainability strategy for the group. Represent the company at international platforms such as World Cocoa Foundation.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Liaise between the project implementation partners in the origins and the key multinational clients.
• Implement client specific requirements by working with partners in origin to ensure compliance in areas such as deforestation, child-labour, agroforestry, good agricultural practices, geo-mapping, etc.
• Engage with potential donors and NGOs.
• Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge across broad range of sustainability themes and certification.
• Contribute to the sustainability debate through participation in forums, conferences and stakeholder meetings.
• Be the expert on Cocoa Forest Initiative (CFI), develop and implement CFI Action Plan for the group.
• Develop global sustainability strategy for the company.
• Ensure sustainability strategy contributes positively to the group’s business by securing the cocoa supply chain at origin and offering sustainable solutions to our clients.

Supply Chain
• Assess and audit existing partners in the cocoa origins which implement the company's sustainability targets. Identify new potential partners in Africa and Latin America.
• Develop in-depth understanding of up-country supply chain from farmer level to export level at the different origins.
• Develop business plan for new partnerships and sustainability projects in line with growth of the business in Ivory Coast and globally.

Client Engagement
• Identify new clients for existing and upcoming sustainability programs.
• Increase sales of certified and sustainable products.
• Interaction with the sustainability managers of clients and partners in Ivory Coast.
• Meetings and visits to clients based in Europe and North America.

Requirements
• Strong communication skills and proficiency in in English and French (oral and written)
• Sound understanding of cocoa sector and sustainability debate
• Comfortable spending some time in the field
• Ability to deliver results
• Financial and commercial understanding of the cocoa business
• Ability to present in front of clients
• Good people skills and cultural understanding
• High motivation and drive
• Ability to work independently
• Team player

Location
• Based in Abidjan for initial 2 years. After that relocation to European office possible.

Are you interested in becoming a Sustainability Manager in Côte d'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 13, 2020

Camp Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

DEPARTMENT: Front Office & Restaurant
REPORTS TO: General Operations Manager in Mwanza

- Contract for 2 Year
- 1 off day per week
- Work Permit for Tanzania & Serengeti National Park
- Accommodation at the Lodge full board
- Medical - Hospital in Mwanza City
- Transport to & flo return ticket (home of destination) to Mwanza City via Dar es Salaam
- Working hours 10-12 hrs (on split shifts)

DESCRIPTION
You are responsible for all aspects of running of the Lodge, including the staff training and quality control. You are ultimately responsible for ensuring that every guest at the Lodge has been engaged through service that meets or exceeds our set standard.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Manage Day to Day Operation of the Camp as per the Manager's Check List
• Assist guest with check in and check out processes (verifying registration, address and credit information, etc). Go above and beyond to provide assistance, i.e. assist with housekeeping, coffee, and directions, wake up calls, etc
• Conduct Training with the Housekeeping & Restaurant on weekly basis and overseeing the Rooms as per the Check List
• Provide information to guest and visitor inquiries; coordinates all guest requests for special arrangement of services, courteously and efficiently informs guests of hotel services, features and
room amenities.
• Daily Reports / Department Staff Schedules / Weekly orders etc.. Updated as per Mbalageti standards.
• Oversee the Maintenance / House Keeping Department / Restaurant and Standard operating procedure are followed
• Follow Mbalageti operational policies and procedures, including those for cash and credit card handling, safety and security and all other policies, procedures and standards to ensure we can consistently exceed the guests’ expectations.

It is your job to make sure that every guest has an incredible stay at Mbalageti. It is your attention to detail and your commitment to first-class service and hospitality that will add the finishing touch to
entire Mbalageti Serengeti experience.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Camp Manager 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: Mar 10, 2020

Project Engineer in South Africa , South Africa

PURPOSE STATEMENT

To plan, manage, coordinate and execute tasks and processes towards ensuring Release plants are evaluated, sized, designed and costed adequately, and delivered and tested in a technically compliant manner.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

1. Operating System
a. Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the Release operating system
b. Establishment of standard processes and procedures, as well as marketing material for Release
c. Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the Release operating system

2. Support to Procurement Process
a. Participate to the definition and upgrade of standard design and technical solutions for Release
b. Support the Procurement team in technical evaluation of suppliers
c. Drive the simplification and standardisation of design
d. Participate to the validation process of standard solutions for Release
e. Attend tests and other assessments related to equipment

3. Support to Acquisition Phase of Release plants
a. Support the Release Sales team in technical screening new plant opportunities
b. Review technical input from potential Lessees to ensure the information / documentation provided is consistent and sufficient for an initial evaluation
c. Prepare Preliminary Designs that are used for submission of Indicative Offers: Yield studies, PV and storage sizing, interconnection principles.
d. Conduct pre-contract Site Visits and prepare Site Visit Reports
e. Review Site Visit Reports and prepare adjustments to Preliminary Designs.
f. Coordinate with Engineering, Design, Procurement and Installation teams to prepare Final Designs, in particular mini grid energy modelling, PV and storage final sizing, and interconnection details.
g. Ensure all technical parameters are incorporated in the Final Design
h. Support Procurement and Sales teams in defining Balance of Plant scope and costs
i. Manage the process to complete the technical schedules of Lease Agreements.
j. Support Sales team in negotiations of the Lease Agreement and lead with assistance to the PM to complete Project Documents, not only technical.

4. Support to Delivery Phase of Release plants
a. Ensure detailed engineering designs are implemented according to the Final Design.
b. Assess and approve design change requests
c. Provide technical support the Installation team
d. Support technical interactions with Lessee and other third parties involved at site.
e. Support the Installation team in the preparation and execution of Tests on Completion
f. Ensure that Plant related information and documentation is properly gathered and archived

5. Support to Lease Phase of Release plants
a. Provide technical support the Operation and Installation Team in problem solving.
b. Support the Installation team in the preparation and execution of the Planned Maintenance and yearly Performance Tests

6. Support to Demobilisation Phase of Release plants
a. Provide technical support the Installation Team in assessing the Plant and evaluating requirements for refurbishment or replacement of components


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Knowledge

Min:
- Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering
- Degree in Electro Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering
- An excellent knowledge of MS Office

Ideal:
- Project Management Certificate
- Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering

Skills
• Ability to work Independently and to multitask in a fast moving environment
• Analytical thinking
• Commercial Acumen
• Assertiveness and organisational skills
• High energy level and motivation.
• Proactive and initiative-taking
• Good at building relationships and trust, good judgement skills and high integrity
• Good communication and team skills, with ability to work in across functional team
• High social and intercultural competence
• Speak and write English fluently. Other language skills like Spanish, German, French are an advantage
• Excellent report writing skills
• Sound knowledge of contracts related to energy generation projects•

Experience

Min:
- 3+ years electrical engineering experience

This includes the following:
- 5+ years project environment experience
- 3+ years electrical transmission/distribution experience with practical experience with power generation with Diesel /HFO
- 3+ years project/process management experience
- Practical experience in site electrical construction and/or operation

Ideal:
- Strong experience in diesel/HFO power generation
- Exposure to MV distribution
- Exposure to PV Project execution
- Experience in minigrid design, energy storage and hybrid solutions (i.e. multiple energy production sources)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to 3rd world and developing countries
• Must be able to work in an open plan environment
• Must be able to work extended hours
• Valid driver’s licence

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

Expiring: Mar 09, 2020

Installation Manager in South Africa , South Africa

PURPOSE STATEMENT
To be responsible and represent Release business for all operations at site, including initial site visit, installation and connection, start up and testing of the plants, and maintenance and re-testing of plants in operation. This includes management of all on site personnel, logistics, interface with Lessee and local authorities and all problem solving. Also includes all work from progress to quality, as well as HSE, CSR, security and direct management of day-to-day installation activities.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

1. Operating System
a. Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the Release operating system
b. Support establishment of standard processes and documentation for Release
c. Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the Release operating system

2. Support to Acquisition Phase
a. Support Sales Team in preparing indicative offers
b. Conduct pre-contract Site Visits and establish Site Visit Reports
c. Represent Release and promote Lease offering during interaction with potential Lessee Site representatives
d. Clarify the potential Lessee Site team the services expected to be performed by them (accommodation,, delivery, site preparation, provision of machinery)
e. Support Engineering Team in preparing final design for PV, BESS and interconnection to existing infrastructure
f. Support Sales Team in preparing final offers

3. Lead the plant Delivery Phase
a. Monitor with Procurement Team the delivery of Containers to the Port of Delivery and to Site
b. Monitor Site preparation activities by Lessor
c. Mobilise and de-mobilize Release Installation Team as per site requirements
d. Organise recruitment of local installation staff
e. Organise logistics at site for team and
f. Direct unloading, installation, construction and connection activities, ensuring compliance with Lease Agreement requirements, quality standards, installation budget and installation programme
g. Engage daily with the Lessee Site representatives in terms of progress, services required from Lessee, risks and quality of works
h. Represent the Lease Co in any of stakeholder engagement commitments as requested by the Project Manager
i. Manage the requirements of the Lease Co in terms of its responsibilities on the site
j. Compile weekly and Monthly Construction reports based on on-site observations
k. Decide on the corrective actions of issues with the relevant responsible parties
l. Propose and implement changes in the Plant design as necessary, coordinating with Engineering Team as required.
m. Prepare the plant commissioning and testing plans and procedures
n. Prepare the As-built documentation
o. Start-up and commission the Plant
p. Prepare and execute the Tests on Completion, report the results of the tests, and obtain from Lessee the Completion Certificate
q. Manage the following key project disciplines at site, Health and Safety, Environmental management, Quality Control, Document control of all quality documentation, Progress measurement of site activities and Community Liaison (Grievances)

4. Execute maintenance and performance test activities during Lease Phase
a. Perform the yearly Performance Tests at site and report the results
b. Prepare for and execute planned maintenance operations at site
c. Travel to site if required to support Lessee in unplanned maintenance activities
d. Update Maintenance registers

5. Lead the plant Demobilisation Phase
a. Support the Logistics Team in preparing the demobilisation of the plant
b. Mobilise Release demobilisation team with necessary tools and machinery
c. Lead the demobilisation work at site
d. Evaluate maintenance and repair requirements for the re-deployable components and make recommendation to Logistics team in concertation with Engineering team.
e. Coordinate with Logistics Team for transportation of containers from Site

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Knowledge

Min:
- Degree in in Construction Management or Engineering (electrical)
- Good technical knowledge in power distribution (LV and MV) and/or diesel/HFO power generation
- An excellent knowledge of MS Office

Ideal:
- Project Management Diploma
- Degree Electrical Engineering

Skills
• Clear thinker
• Ability to communicate clearly in a professional and business manner to various parties
• Commercial acumen
• Problem solving
• Autonomy
• Technically minded and understand clearly what is required to execute the works
• Team leader: able to lead a team in an isolated environment with planning, delegation and coordination of tasks
• Identify complex problems, review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
• Ability to compile reports and submit to management in a structured and professional manner
• Motivate, develop and direct people as they work and identifying the best people for the job
• Conflict management
• Sound understanding of multi-cultural environments

Experience

Min:
- 10+ years working experience in a construction project environment – supervisory/management role

This includes the following:
- 5+ years management of energy installation (power distribution, power generation with diesel/HFO)
- Management of all construction aspects, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering works
- Staff management, time management, cost management, quality management and production management expertise

Ideal:
- Management of medium voltage network construction projects or diesel generators installation projects

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Position requires extensive travel and periodic stay in developing countries
• Must be able to work in challenging environments
• Must be able to work extended hours

Are you interested in becoming an Installation Manager in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 09, 2020

Social Scientist in South Sudan , South Sudan

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer specialists a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in South Sudan, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To provide professional support in the conceptual process of peace-building work as well as support in the organisational development of the Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace we are looking for a
Social scientist for peace-building work, Rumbek, South Sudan

Your new role
Through peace-building projects, the coordination office of the Diocese of Rumbek and the members of the committees for justice and peace in the parishes promote peaceful coexistence and the non-violent resolution of disputes and conflicts in the communities. Members of the committees for justice and peace in the communities strive to support the affected population in working through their differences and misunderstandings by non-violent means.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
 You will provide support in the preparation and implementation of training on civil, non-violent conflict management, non-violent action, human rights and community mediation. These are designed for the local peace agents, the members of the Diocesan Commission and the committees for justice and peace at parish level.
 You will oversee the establishment and strengthening of networks with international, national and local peace agents and support the networking of the coordination office of the Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace with potential donor organisations and partners.
 You will support the organisational processes of programme and organisational development.
 You will advise on fundraising for peace-building projects, prepare project proposals to be submitted to potential donor organisations and support the expansion of activities for justice and peace.
 You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the Diocese of Rumbek.

Your profile
 You have completed a university degree in, for example, political sciences, social science, education, peace and conflict research, interfaith dialogue competence, regional studies, African studies or theology.
 Ideally you have completed relevant further training in the field of civil non-violent conflict transformation (e.g. training as a CPS development worker, trainer for conflict transformation, mediator).
 You have at least two years of professional experience in a conflict context and already have experience working in intercultural teams.
 You adapt easily to new situations and are always culturally sensitive.
 You can communicate very well in English, verbally and in writing, and are willing to learn the local Arabic language.
 You are an EU or Swiss citizen, identify with the goals and concerns of the church-based development and peace-building work and look forward to working in a Christian-oriented organisation.

What AGIAMONDO offers
 Individual and thorough preparation
 Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
 Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 23/02/2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Social scientist in South Sudan? 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: Feb 23, 2020

Head of Sales for East Africa , Kenya

Our client is a fast-growing technology company delivering solutions to agribusinesses in emerging markets.

Job Description

Objectives
1. To lead the development and retention of new and existing clients in the agribusiness industry in East Africa.
2. Engage in industry building spaces to raise the commercial profile of the company brand and expand commercial network and partnerships.
3. Grow the existing distribution partnerships to increase the scope and reach of the company's commercial activity in East Africa.

Experience and Qualifications
1. Strongly motivated and knowledgable individual that is passionate about agriculture.
2. Degree in business, marketing or related topic. Advanced degree an advantage.
3. 5+ years experience in agribusiness or cold chain logistics in East Africa, particularly in Kenya, and/or
4. 5+ years experience in sales and marketing and B2B sales of technology or services in the East Africa region, particularly Kenya.
5. Strong presentation and communication ability and the ability to communicate with C-Suite level clientele.
6. Fluency in English and a working knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.
7. Experience in commercial work in multiple countries in East Africa.

Conditions
- Full time role based in Nairobi
- Contract will be base pay and commission
- Full drivers license and having a vehicle is an advantage
- Travel outside of Nairobi and around the region at least 25% of time
- This vacancy is open to Kenyan nationals and internationals that have a valid work permit or permanent residency in Kenya

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Sales for East Africa based in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 01, 2020

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