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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Employment Type: Full time
Duration: 3 years with possible extension
Immediate Supervisor: Director, Operations

About African Bamboo
African Bamboo is a pioneer technology, distribution, manufacturing, and forestry group focused on the development and commercialization of a fundamentally new application of bamboo based products from Africa into hardwood timber and polymer substituting products such as natural fiber composites (NFC), bamboo plastic composite (BPC), medium density fiber-boards (MDF), oriented strand boards (OSB), particle board (PB), bamboo plywood and more. Our business model centers on creating a high performance product that substitutes plastics or hardwood timber and is environmentally friendly over their full life cycle. All our products will be made from abundantly available, fast growing, and renewable bamboo resource with durability and performance parameters exceeding the relevant European or International norms and standards.

Job Profile
The CFO provides financial advice and support to the executive management team of African Bamboo (AB) to enable sound business decisions, and understanding of the cash flowing through and out of the AB’s business by ensuring financial practices are in line with international standards (IFRS) and all statutory legislation and regulations.

The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company. S/he is responsible for the development of a financial strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

The CFO directly assists the Director, Operations on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.


Description of Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Primarily
1.1 Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.
1.2 Develop organization prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities; projecting expansion prospects; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement.
1.3 Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
1.4 Train and develop the finance team to be able to apply and execute financial policy and accounting procedure manual of African Bamboo in an efficient manner.
1.5 Initiate review of financial policy and Accounting procedures in light of computer system application & dynamism.
African Bamboo BV | Kingsfordweg 151 | 1043 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands | +31 204 91 91 91 | info@african-bamboo.com | www.african-bamboo.com
1.6 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
1.7 Ensure that all information required for the purpose of auditing is available and institutionalizes the resultant Management comments.
1.8 Administer budgets of African Bamboo and analyzes variances accordingly.
1.9 Introduce cost accumulation mechanisms whereby to determine prices of service products with due consideration of market value.
1.10 Produce reports on the utilization fund channeled to African Bamboo from donors & partners in line with prior agreement
1.11 Prepare operational and risk reports for management analysis.
1.12 Ensure the finance team is effectively managed and with an emphasis on empowerment, accountability, continuous improvement, productivity and goal attainment.
1.13 Evaluate the performance of the finance team fairly & rationally and identify and develop potential successors.
1.14 Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with all partners that have direct or indirect financial stake.
1.15 Exchange financial information and align financial activities with AB’s holding company in Netherlands


Description of Major Duties and Responsibilities:

key Activities
1. Financial System
1.1 Validate the accounting system rollout
1.2 Establish IFRS compliant monthly reporting system
1.3 Establish IFRS compliant vouchering system
1.4 Establish IFRS compliant financial records index, files, & folders

2. Consolidated Financial Statements
2.1 Prepare AB BV and AB Plc annual statement
2.2. Prepare AB BV and AB Plc financial statement for each business unit
2.3. Prepare AB financial summary on the basis of source of Fund: Equity, Debt
2.4. Prepare AB financial summary on the basis total Assets, total equity, total liability
2.5. Prepare monthly cash flow
2.6. Actual vs. Forecast Capital Expenditure
2.7. Actual vs. Forecast Operation Expenditure
2.8 Business Development Target Report by business units (KPI)
2.9 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
2.10 Financial support of shareholding structure by Business units (operating companies), holding company and the Plc
2.11 Financial support of commercial contracts

3. Financial Model and Accounting System Alignment
3.1 Undertake Charts of Accounts (current) Alignment with Business model for the 4 operating units (Factory, Forestry, Distribution and IP)

4. Manual (Standard Operating Procedures)
4.1 Prepare the standard systems for Procurement and Assets in order to control registration & handling of properties towards safeguarding the interest of African Bamboo.
4.2 Validate the standard systems for Finance and HR in order to control registration & handling of properties towards safeguarding the interest of African Bamboo.
African Bamboo BV | Kingsfordweg 151 | 1043 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands | +31 204 91 91 91 | info@african-bamboo.com | www.african-bamboo.com
4.3 Train and develop the finance team to be able to apply and execute financial policy and accounting procedure manual of African Bamboo in an efficient manner.
4.4 Initiate review of financial policy and Accounting procedures in light of computer system application & dynamism.
4.5 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization

5. Due Diligence Readiness
5.1 Undertake Audited financial statements for each of the Company, with the auditor’s opinion and all footnotes.
5.2 Undertake Un-audited financial statements for each of the Company for the most recent month or quarter end.
5.3 Preparatory Q&A
5.4 Defend due diligence

6. Company Formation
6.1 Support formation of
 Holding companies
 Operating companies
6.2 Tax memo on consequence of planned company structure:
 Holding companies
 Operating companies
6.3 Tax memo on double taxation treaty applications between Netherlands and Ethiopia
6.4 Trading

Required qualification and experience
 B.A/M.A in Accounting and Finance or Business Administration. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance, and IFRS certification.
 5 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years at leadership position.
 Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job
 Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Stress resilient and flexible
 Experience in the international scenario, especially in import/export business
 Special Training: Peachtree, Computer skill is essential

African Bamboo is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Ethiopia? 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 03, 2019

Analyst Client Information in Ghana , Ghana

In the coming weeks Agriterra will start working on a specific EU programme and for this project we are recruiting an analyst.
As an analyst client information at Agriterra, you are an entrepreneurial professional with excellent financial knowledge. Our ideal candidate can analyse audited financial reports and process and analyse financial KPI’s at project and organisation level and communicate easily in spoken and written language (both English and French).
You will analyse data of the involved cooperatives in the programme and based on this information you will create reports to inform management and your colleagues about planning, progress and results.

You have experience in monitoring and evaluation and have excellent Excel, spreadsheet and database skills. You will work from Accra under the responsibility of the programme manager.
You will have daily contact with your colleagues in other countries on the status of the programme.

Activities
• Monitor, analyse and evaluate progress in the programme for Agriterra management and donor.
• Ensure and provide accurate information on the programme to the different country teams and management.
• Keep track and provide overviews of expenditures related to the budget of the programme.
• Make policy proposals on strategic level to improve services and offer solutions to improve processes and systems according to ISO quality standards.

The successful candidate will have:
• BSc or higher in business administration or information management.
• Extensive experience with project management and data analysis.
• Knowledge of consolidated audited financial statements.
• Knowledge of cooperatives and farmer organisations.
• Excellent level of proficiency in English and preferably French.
• Good editorial skills.
• Enthusiastic personality focused on results and service.
• Excellent communication and advice skills, affinity and experience with the business community.
• Familiarity with self-steering and team dynamics.

What we have to offer
A position that requires you to be highly self-reliant. Agriterra operates in dynamic international markets and in close cooperation with the agricultural business sector.
At Agriterra, the work environment is collegial and ambitious, and the focus is on achieving impact. You will report to the programme manager. The work conditions and additional benefits are good. The salary offered will depend on your experience.
Agriterra offers a contract for a year, with the possibility of extension.

Only applicants matching the profile will be contacted for an interview.

Are you interested in becoming an Analyst Client Information in Ghana? 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: Sep 16, 2019

Front office Manager , Tanzania

DESCRIPTION

Assist day to day operation for all aspects of running of the lodge, including the staff training and quality control. You ultimately responsible for ensuring that every guest at the lodge has been engaged through service that meets or exceed our set standard

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Act with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promote the culture, values and philosophy of Mbalageti, Displays dignity and respect of others at all times.

• 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, directions, wake up calls, etc

• Conduct Training with the House Keeping 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.

• Answer hotel telephones courteously and efficiently following Mbalageti standards.

• Assist guests with food orders and serves food and beverage items to guests in a friendly, professional and timely manner. Uses suggestive selling techniques, Maintains a clean, organized environment for guests by clearing tables during service

• 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.

Expiring: Sep 30, 2019

Senior Manager Sales in South Africa , South Africa

Our client is a leader in the global container shipping and logistics industry and we are looking for a Senior Manager Sales in South Africa for them.

PURPOSE:

Overall Responsibility :
• Develop a growth strategy for Africa for the company working closely with senior management.
• Deliver on Key utilization
• Gaining knowledge of the specifics of the market in Africa
• Building and managing a team that reaches the sales goals set by the company

Job Specification - Key Accountabilities:
 Ownership of seventy percent of West African ship utilization
 In charge of mapping complete Free On Board segment for all key African countries
 Building a strong support network in regional offices around the world for promotion for outbound and inbound cargo in Africa.
 Improve together with the team the cargo mix for inbound cargo by country
 Responsible for preperation, execution and maintenance of African Free On Board tender list
 Willing to work after hours and do business trips on short notice.

Critical Qualifications / Skills / Experience

Technical Competencies:
▪ Preferably a degree in Business, Sales , Marketing or equivalent
▪ Comprehensive experience in logistics, trade manegement and / or liner shipping
▪ Knowledgable about the processes and workflow in the shipping industry
▪ Knowledge of African Market. Having lived in Africa is an added advantage
▪ Excellent command of spoken and written English. Ability to speak and write in French and Portuguese will be an advantage.
▪ Good knowledge of user applications systems (FIS, CRM, Web Focus/Hyperion) will also be an advantage. Otherwise the candidate will have to be keen to learn fast.
▪ Analytical with ability to identify market opportunities,
▪ Solid problem-solving and organizational skills
▪ Customer-oriented with positive attitude
▪ Can demonstrate leadership skills to lead and motivate a team
▪ Ability to work under pressure and meet targets
▪ Willing to work very hard to achieve results and targets.

Core Competencies

Personality:
▪ Results-oriented, goal-driven
▪ Assertive negotiator
▪ Team player with a proactive attitude
▪ Result driven and persuasiveness
▪ Ability to communicate and collaborate
▪ Ability to work under pressure
▪ Flexible

Entrepreneurial and conceptional thinking and action:
▪ Acknowledge Signals
▪ Multi-dimensional thinking
▪ Courage to make decisions and accepting responsibility
▪ Lateral thinker
▪ Multi skilling and quick decision maker

Positive image to colleagues and customers:
▪ Capacity to support and inspire
▪ Open and honest attitude
▪ Hard working
▪ Lead by example

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

Expiring: Sep 29, 2019

Reservations Manager (East Coast Zanzibar) , Tanzania

Description:
Working in this east coast Zanzibar hotel as reservation manager.

We are looking for a real people person willing to live in a remote beach hotel on the east coast of the beautiful Zanzibar.

Primarily to ensure that reservations are dealt with effectively and to carry out effective room merchandising to maximise room revenue.


Main responsibilities / Key tasks:

To ensure that reservations are dealt with in an efficient and pleasant manner.

To be fully conversant with the facilities, services and special promotions offered by the hotel and to pass this information on to the guest whenever the possibility arises in order to maximise hotel sales.

To be fully conversant with PMS systems (preferably NightsBirdge experience)

To be fully conversant with OTAs (Booking. com, Agoda, TripAdvisor)

To communicate with reception at all times and assist where necessary.

To check all correspondence in connection with reservations and deal with accordingly.

To be fully aware of all types of rooms and all their facilities to encourage upselling

Understanding of Social Media Marketing -to provide content for social media team and manage Social media special offers

To ensure that restricted dates, offer rates and promotions are updated and monitored on a daily basis.

To generate all appropriate reports connected with rooms and distribute to the General Manager and Hotel Owner

To work in accordance with and help setup the
- Destination Marketing Sales Strategy
- Cross Promotional Sales Strategy
- Guest Rewards Sales Strategy
- Revenue Management Sales Strategy

To ensure that group information and contracts are kept up to date and followed up in line with hotel policy

To ensure that the hotel credit policy is adhered to.

To advise housekeeping of any special requirements requested and to carry out room checks before guest check in

To ensure that all standards and procedures comply with any Revenue/Finance Audits.

To develop and maintain good working relationships with all departments in the hotel.

To attend all relevant training as and when required.

To show willingness to take on additional responsibilities when necessary.

Develops near and long term top-line room's revenue hotel forecasts as well as a rolling forecast with strategies to grow RevPAR

Conduct competitive and demand analysis and ensure the 3 Key Performance Indicators (MPI, ARI and RGI) are above the fair market share and developing appropriate strategies to maintain or grow them.

Ensure rate parity is maintained

Yielding- Develop appropriate length of stay/ yielding strategies during high demand periods

Train and develop a revenue management culture within the reception team

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This is a live in opportunity for a single person. All meals, permits provided by the company. An initial 3 month trial period will then be followed by a 2 year contract. Salary dependent on experience. Bonus system also in place.

· Skills/Requirements:

Experience at at least a 3* hotel managing a reservations / reception team
Social media understanding
OTA Understanding
PMS knowledge (preferably NightsBirdge)
East Africa experience
Kiswahil speaker / other foreign languages
Contacts within industry
PesaPal / DPO experience

Expiring: Sep 27, 2019

VP of Sales , Senegal

Location: Senegal - preferred (flexible)

Report to: CEO

Location: Senegal

Critical Requirement: French - preferred; English fluency required

Application: Due September 30th but reviewed on a rolling basis

Start date: October - November 2019 but flexible

About myAgro
myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. myAgro has pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and training and increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. myAgro’s North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder here.

About the Vice President of Sales Role
In this newly created role, you will build and drive myAgro’s global sales strategy and be responsible for the execution of the strategy. This role will define sales processes, learning & design, communications, content, and delivery, helping our teams improve their sales approach and increase productivity. The ideal candidate is a self-starter that possesses exceptional problem solving skills with experience in different sales functions such as training, sales content and commission schemes.

Responsibilities
Develop and implement a sales strategy and framework aimed at deepening our impact in current villages, as well as increasing sales with current clients (farmers)
Create a staffing model plan to achieve growth goals through the end of 2021
Develop a growing, talented salesforce through the creation of a sales training program (that blends instructor-led and self-paced, digital content) to quickly ramp new folks while maintaining high performance with the current sales team
Establish and implement a sales operation culture that is focused on tracking results, documenting goals, and providing candid feedback about opportunities
Develop and drive a consistent customer facing “voice” for myAgro sales teams
Develop and own sales communications process and cadence responsible for reaching all layers of our sales team
Ensure consistent and meaningful contact with the Product team to ensure alignment between Product and Sales teams
Define and measure KPIs and success metrics and criteria to understand ROI of sales processes, training programs, and commission plan to assist with allocation of resources
Improve and iterate on sales processes to make sales team more effective in end to end sales
Own and develop sales tools for our sales team
Build and develop a team of Sales Experts that will serve as our internal sales trainers and coaches for our field team
Manage the post-sales support services function effectively for customer satisfaction.

Qualifications
A minimum of 7 years of experience in a sales company managing and developing a sales team in both mature and start-up environments
Experience with sales and accessing and launching sales enablement tools
Familiarity with sales skills and methodologies
Stellar track record of building high-performing sales teams and delivering or exceeding revenue targets.
Self-starter with an analytical and collaborative orientation; can think strategically and drive operational excellence
Written and verbal communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences, as well as stakeholder management and consensus building, and project management
An entrepreneurial “own the outcome” mindset with a strategic approach to establishing and prioritizing sales goals, focused objectives, and target results
Ability to develop strategic sales compensation plans based on company goals that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the company
Fluency in English required; French fluency is preferred


myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Expiring: Sep 26, 2019

Country Director , Senegal

Location: Thies, Senegal

Report to: Chief Program Officer

Language Requirement: Fluency in French and English

Start date: November and December

About this Role

We’re looking for a smart, hardworking and fun person to join our incredible team as part of our 2020 push towards our North Star. Team 2020 marks a transition in myAgro’s trajectory: we’re moving from scrappy start-up to lean & scaling as we build out our executive team to help myAgro scale to 1 million farmers by 2025. Be part of this founding team that gets myAgro to where few organizations have gone before: 1 million smallholder farmers eating and earning more thanks to your (and their) hard work.

We need leaders who love getting mud on their boots while they visit farmers’ fields, and while thinking strategically on how to improve execution at a scale of 500, 1000 and 2000 village entrepreneurs. We need leaders who think coaching and team development is a core function of their role and love to see their people succeed in new & challenging ways. We need experienced professionals who will help lead myAgro’s strategy and team to greater heights of impact and scale. Learn more about myAgro’s story and vision here.

In a country with major climate change effects, poor network connectivity, spotty electricity and relatively low levels of infrastructure and agricultural industry, this is not going to be easy. That’s why we need you.

Your mission

We’re looking for a commander in chief for our operations in Senegal. Someone to lead a smart and savvy team of operations and technical experts. Your daily mission is to build the team, processes, and systems at scale to deliver operational excellence throughout our organization.

Lead country-wide operations to drive world-class team performance. You will oversee the two most important ingredients of success: people and purse. You will guide the people ops team to implement the systems to manage human resources, as well as the hiring, retention and development of the myAgro team on the ground. You are in the field at least once every week observing, learning and sharing feedback to your top field lieutenants. Your collaborative management style will enable you to help team members to feel valued and to encourage each of them to learn, grow, and thrive in their work. In addition to your team, you will oversee finances & financial reporting for the country program.

Develop alliances. You will develop a rock-solid partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture. You will also build new relationships with institutional funders and other agricultural stakeholders in the country. You will collaborate with our partners (CRS, Stromme, Aga Khan) and develop new strategic saving group partners thoughtfully and in alignment with myAgro’s goals.

Promote myAgro. Maintain strong relationships with leaders in government, NGOs and donors. Raise myAgro’s visibility at strategic conferences and meetings and identify opportunities to showcase myAgro’s work nationally and globally.

Secure funds. NOT YOUR JOB! myAgro has an awesome development team that secures funds countries need. You'll have full focus to drive strategy for the field team to increase earned revenue (sales!) to lower the philanthropy needed to serve the same region each year. In 2019 myAgro will bring in more than $2 million in earned revenue and that's set to grow exponentially. You may be asked to attend a call or a meeting to help get a deal but you won't be tasked with writing proposals, creating budgets and milestones to meet donor demand. This is not that kind of country director role, and myAgro is not that kind of nonprofit. We stay focused and work hard on earning as much as we can from the people we serve: farmers.

Lead with integrity. As the leader of our organizational culture in country, you will create a positive and productive workplace. One that values hard work, feedback, continuous learning, inclusion and commitment to our work.

Your background

African Leadership. You have at least 10 years’ experience leading systemic change, managing people, budgets and working in global companies or international organizations. Ideally, you’ve lived and worked in Francophone West Africa, preferably Mali or Senegal. You have an MBA or other relevant post-graduate degree.
Agriculture & Sales experience preferred. You are a successful entrepreneur or have overseen country operations for an NGO, social enterprise, or for-profit company. You don’t have to have agricultural experience, but should demonstrate your passion for myAgro’s model.
A strategist. You are a quick thinker, laser focused and clear decision maker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results. You are able to break goals into manageable objectives and to work with a team to meet Key Performance Indicators.
Management creds. You have managed teams of 20+ and annual budgets of $2 million+. You are able to inspire a shared vision for the myAgro team. You know how to motivate and guide people.
Natural at Sales. You are able to solicit and provide real feedback to the field team on marketing strategy, payment strategies and execution of key activities in the field. You do this with confidence, either based on data that you’re able to get in a lean manner or through your experience scaling and selling new products direct to customers. You are decisive and know when to pivot a failing strategy and when to dig in and focus on improved execution through training & coaching.
Connector. You are able to build and sustain relationships with leaders in the Ministry of Agriculture and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). You are able to spot new talent, help break down silos and connect people to each other to solve problems.
Gets our model. myAgro is a hybrid model. We’re a nonprofit organization with a business minded approach. We use business practices to achieve social goals. Candidates with for-profit and nonprofit experience preferred.
Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture if you can demonstrate transparency, integrity, a bias towards action, innovation & a focus on solution-solving along with a natural love of learning and curiosity.
About myAgro

myAgro helps farmers move out of poverty: we do this with a simple approach. We help farmers manage their cash flow better – at harvest time when farmers have more cash, they can lock away their funds for seeds and fertilizer for the next season. They pay using their mobile phone (or mobile money in Tanzania) and myAgro delivers the inputs they’ve paid for before it rains and provides technical training so farmers know how to use the inputs efficiently. This leads to 50% more food and 50% more income per farm. To date myAgro serves 46,000 farmers and will scale to 1 million farmers by 2025. The award-winning team has received recognition from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, Bill Gates and more.


myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Expiring: Sep 26, 2019

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