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Lawyer or Political Scientist in Colombia

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents.
The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a staffing 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 Colombia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution to civil conflict transformation there and to the sustainable and just development of the country through peace-building measures.

The lawyers’ collective Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” (CAJAR) has been committed to the defence of human rights and the pursuit of peace with social and environmental justice in Colombia since 1979. In order to further develop the litigation strategy, we are seeking a

Lawyer or Political Scientist Specialising in International Human and Criminal Law, Bogotá, Colombia

Your new role
The Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” based in Bogotá DC is one of Colombia’s most renowned lawyers’ collectives, with decades of experience in human rights work. At this historic moment in Colombia’s history, in the context of the implementation of peace treaties, this is an opportunity for you to help the partner organisation to empower victims of violence to exercise their rights and to legally review human rights abuses and bring them to the attention of the Truth Commission and Special Jurisdiction, as well as international bodies.
The organisation is a member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and has advisory status with the Organization of American States (OAS).

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will support legal cases that come before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
• You will support the legal review of emblematic crimes in relation to their patterns and practices and document these for the relevant institutions.
• You will conduct workshops with victims of violence for individual and collective truth seeking and trauma counselling, and prepare and accompany their participation in legal cases brought before the relevant institutions.
• You will support the monitoring of the implementation of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition (SIVJRNR), including the documentation and publication of the results in public and their provision for strategic players at a national and international level.
• You will support the drafting of recommendations for a restorative justice system within the framework of the SIVJRNR, aimed at processing, reparation and non-repetition of the human rights violations committed.
• You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will work in partnership with CAJAR in this regard.

Your profile:
• You are a lawyer, political scientist or social scientist with excellent knowledge of international (humanitarian) law or similar.
• You have excellent knowledge and several years of experience in the legal review of human rights violations (documentation, systematisation, collection of evidence and preparation of criminal cases).
• You have in-depth knowledge of international human rights law, including the Inter-American Human Rights System and international criminal law.
• You have already developed individual and collective truth and remembrance processes with victims of violence.
• Ideally, you already have experience in implementing strategies of political influence in the context of transitional justice cases.
• You are fluent in Spanish, including legal terminology.
• You can act appropriately in a church context and identify with and demonstratively share the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

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 February 2, 2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Lawyer or Political Scientist in Colombia? 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 03, 2020

Spécialiste de la paix en Cameroun , Cameroon

AGIAMONDO est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Dans le cadre du service civil pour la paix (SCP), nous offrons à des professionnels la chance d’effectuer un service riche de sens en collaboration avec des acteurs locaux du développement. Le SCP est le programme de prévention de la violence et de promotion de la paix dans des régions en crise ou en conflit. Il se mobilise pour un monde où les conflits se règlent sans violence et assiste des organisations partenaires dans toutes les phases des conflits : la prévention des conflits, la réduction de la violence et le relèvement après un conflit. En coopération avec des partenaires ecclésiastiques et de la société civile au Cameroun, AGIAMONDO entend contribuer à une gestion civile des conflits grâce aux mesures de soutien de la paix du SCP.

Pour apporter un accompagnement et un soutien dans le cadre du développement organisationnel et de la structuration de projets pour différents commissions diocésaines, leurs groupes paroissiaux ainsi que des groupes de dialogue interreligieux dans la province ecclésiastique de Garoua, nous recherchons, dès que possible, un:

Spécialiste de la paix pour le dialogue interethnique (h/f), Garoua, Cameroun

Votre nouvelle mission
La province ecclésiastique de Garoua englobe les trois régions du Nord du Cameroun et le projet porte sur trois diocèses: Maroua Mokolo, Ngaoundéré et Garoua proprement dit.
La Commission Justice et Paix (CDJP) contribue à une coexistence plus pacifique des différents groupes ethniques dans la région et travaille pour le compte de l’église diocésaine dans le domaine de la justice et de la paix. Le projet a pour objectif de faciliter le dialogue entre les autochtones et les populations déplacées/réfugiées et de contribuer ainsi à une transformation non violente des conflits, afin de favoriser une coexistence pacifique. Par le dialogue avec les différents groupes de personnes déplacées et réfugiées, il conviendra d’analyser la situation actuelle de manière approfondie afin de développer conjointement, sur cette base, des solutions pour l’avenir.
Vous aurez la chance de découvrir les régions du Nord du Cameroun et la diversité des personnes qui y vivent, ainsi que de vivre et d’encourager le dialogue entre elles.

Dans le détail, vous assumerez les tâches suivantes :
• Vous apportez conseils et soutien pour la mise en place et l’accompagnement d’initiatives de dialogue entre la population autochtone et immigrée dans la province ecclésiastique de Garoua.
• Vous apportez des conseils dans la gestion de projets et soutenez l’introduction d’un système de planification, de monitoring et d’évaluation (PME) axé sur les résultats, en tenant compte des différences entre les diocèses participants.
• Vous développez des formations pour des mesures de soutien de la paix, pour la transformation non violente des conflits et l’advocacy, et assurez la formation continue des formateurs/trices du CDJP comme de vos bénévoles. De plus, vous soutenez les collaborateurs/trices du CDJP dans l’accompagnement du comité communal et transmettez les compétences correspondantes.
• Vous soutenez la mise en réseau avec des initiatives de dialogue similaires entre autochtones et populations déplacées mises en œuvre par d’autres partenaires du SCP.
• Vous êtes responsable de la bonne utilisation et de la bonne gestion des moyens financiers sur place conformément aux directives des donateurs et aux prescriptions de AGIAMONDO. Pour ce faire, vous travaillez en coopération avec l’organisation partenaire.

Votre profil
• Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures, p. ex. en sciences sociales, en sciences des religions, en ethnologie, en études africaines, en pédagogie, en psychologie.
• Vous possédez une expérience professionnelle avec une spécialisation dans le domaine de la paix, si possible dans un contexte ecclésiastique, dans l’idéal en lien avec l’Afrique.
• Vous possédez des connaissances théoriques et une expérience pratique dans le domaine du développement organisationnel, de la gestion de projets et de l’advocacy en lien avec l’intégration et la prise en charge des populations réfugiées et déplacées.
• Vous avez un fort désir de voyager pour collaborer en lien étroit avec les membres du réseau.
• Vous aimez travailler en étroite coopération avec l’église diocésaine du Cameroun et savez être efficace même au sein de structures simples.
• Vous appartenez à une Église chrétienne, vous vous identifiez au profil ecclésiastique de AGIAMONDO et vous partagez avec conviction les objectifs et préoccupations de la coopération ecclésiastique au développement.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse et vous vous exprimez très bien en français et en anglais.

L’offre de AGIAMONDO
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• Un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé

Are you interested in becoming a 'Spécialiste de la paix' in Cameroon? 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 29, 2020

Sales Manager in the UK , United Kingdom

The new Sales Manager will be responsible for the overall Sales and Business Development for our client.
Our client is a distributor for 34 countries in East, West and Central Africa.

Responsibilities:
• Day to day responsibility of all regional sales leads, follow up and strategies within the sales team
• Overseeing the regional sales offices in Dakar, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Mombasa
• Overseeing the regional sales managers, sales support staff and local partners, both remotely and through regular office visits
• Sales team’s sales trip planning, reviews and follow up
• Direct Sales responsibility for Nigeria and Ghana, including regular visits
• CRM supervision on sales team (opportunities, activities, account management and follow up policies)
• New product, systems and solutions review and implementation within the sales team
• Development and improvement of the Company’s sales and marketing strategy
• Development of new markets, expanding customer base
• Monthly review and follow up on sales targets, sales strategies and product development
• Review and implementation of product sales pricing and margin optimization
• Sales team equipment, stock and product knowledge management.
• Sales team presentations development
• Sales team product training and sales pitch review
• Sales team SOP review and implementation
• Adherence to all company policies, procedures and business ethics and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the sales team.
• Responsible for regular reporting to MD on all Sales team activities

Key Skills Required
• Knowledge and experience of working within the E & W African region
• Educational level minimum Bachelors
• Be ambitious/innovative/self-driven/motivated
• Proven Sales track record and sales target achievements
• Business to business sales experience
• Be IT proficient. Knowledge of CRM use would be an added advantage
• Be flexible and adaptable, and a fast learner
• Have good research and presentation skills
• Be able to fluently communicate in English (French is an added advantage)
• Have good writing skills relevant to a business set up and tone of speech
• Have high standards of professionalism and ethics
• Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.

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

Expiring: Feb 29, 2020

Research and Monitoring Unit Director , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Position: Research and Monitoring Unit Director, Nouabalé Ndoki National Park (NNNP)

Reports to: Nouabalé Ndoki Management Unit Director

Location: Bomassa, Nouabalé Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo (ROC)

Country Program/Sector: WCS Congo Program

Start date: 01 March 2020

Position Type: Full-time

Application deadline: open until position filled

Internal liaison: NNNP Conservation and Biodiversity Unit; NNNP Community Development Unit

Expected travel: Local travel to research sites

Organization Background:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Congo Program Overview:
The WCS’s largest country program has been working to save Congo’s wildlife and wild places for almost three decades. Protecting this astonishing biodiversity means saving wild places that sustain the local people, protect natural resources, and buffer global climate change. Over the past 25 years WCS Congo has been the government’s principle conservation partner, assisting the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) in managing wildlife and its habitat in several of the country’s national parks, reserves, and protected area buffer zones. WCS and the MEF have formalized their partnership with the signing of several protocols, which define the roles of each partner in assuring protected areas are managed to international standards. These protected area protocols include Nouabale-Ndoki National Park (NNNP). NNNP is considered to be WCS Africa’s flagship protected area and is our first public private partnership for the management of a national park.

Job Summary:
This position will provide essential data to inform management decisions as well as ensuring capacity building of national research assistants, students and researchers. S/he will oversee the coordination and development of research initiatives as well as long-term monitoring programs. The Research and Monitoring Unit Director will have extensive experience in research design, implementation, analysis, and publication.

Major Responsibilities:
• Overall supervision of the Research and Monitoring Unit and staff
• Participate in strategic planning and reporting in accordance with the park needs
• Ensure review of data quality and research design
• Develop new research initiatives and partnerships which adhere to the conservation strategy of the park management plan
• Oversee all aspects of data management, storage, back-up and analysis including GIS
• Coordination of existing research sites, including assisting with logistics and operations for research missions
• Ensure adherence to national and international research protocols and standards
• Coordinate training and capacity building of national and international researchers
• Ensure regular and standardized data collection and reporting
• Coordinate regular landscape-wide monitoring survey (every 5 years, next one in 2021) and long term ecological data collection, including system of monitoring at specific sites (bais) and established transects and plots
• Maintain and expand collaborations with national and international research institutions
• Work closely with the WCS Global Health Program to ensure researchers and staff adhere to best practice protocols and that a health monitoring system is in place; including monitoring of impact of human presence (tourism, logging etc.)
• Assist in the overall promotion of NNNP as a center for research and monitoring by building collaborations with external researchers, promoting publication and distribution of data (i.e. publication in peer reviewed and popular journals, representation at meetings, development of promotional materials, and providing open access to certain datasets).
• Contribute to reporting obligations of the PMU for donors, national authorities, etc.

Minimum Requirements:
• PhD in Biology, Ecology or related field
• At least 5 years’ experience conducting or overseeing research programs
• Peer-reviewed publications
• Ability to manage teams and work in a multicultural context
• Experience working in a developing country setting. Experience in the Congo Basin will be considered a plus
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal. English & French required
• Effective “roll up the sleeves” work ethic, with attention to detail
• Experience with Distance-based and camera trapping surveys a plus.
• Willingness to live in a remote location with few amenities and in a multi-cultural social environment.

Application Process:
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: wcscongobrazza@wcs.org. Please include “Research and Monitoring Unit Director” in the subject line of your email.

In addition, all candidates must apply on-line using the following
link: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers.aspx/

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Are you interested in becoming a Research and Monitoring Unit Director in the Republic of the Congo? 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 20, 2020

Regional Grants Manager, Central Africa , Rwanda

Position: Regional Grants Manager, Central Africa

Reports to: Regional Business Manager, Central Africa

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Country Program/Sector: WCS Central Africa Regional Program

Start date: 01 March 2020

Position Type: Full-time

Application deadline: accepting applications until position filled

Internal liaison: WCS Regional Director Central Africa; WCS Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Country Program; WCS Republic of Congo (ROC) Country Program; WCS Gabon Country Program; WCS Equatorial Guinea Country Program; WCS Subaward Compliance Manager

Expected travel: Approximately 40%. As required within the region

Organization Background:
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

Job Summary:
This position will lead grant management and compliance in the Central Africa region. Candidates will need to clearly demonstrate they have the necessary experience and leadership to work in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment managing grant funding from governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, foundations, and private organizations and individuals.

Major Responsibilities:
Regional Grant Management
• Ensure compliance with all organizational, country level and donor policies.
• Organize kick-off meetings for awards in the region with budgets of $1 million or more focusing key compliance requirements and award terms and conditions.
• Ensure regular, effective communication across the entire Central Africa Region to include follow up on grant management specifics identified in the kick-off meeting.
• Support Technical Leads and Chief of Parties with general grant administration tasks to include preparing donor approval requests for changes to budgets and workplans, waivers, disposition.
• Ensures grant information management and filing systems for regional grants are coordinated and respected such that all donor contractual documents, reports, and key correspondence are appropriately filed, accessible and up-to-date.
• Maintain Leahy Vetting approval database to support country program compliance with this USG requirement. Act as main point of contact for all questions about Leahy Vetting.

Subaward Compliance
• Prepare all subaward agreements in the region, using the applicable template for the donor and/or OGC approved template in coordination with Country Programs.
• Collaborating with Global Subaward Compliance Manager, develop effective subaward management procedures, templates and tools.
• Coordinate subaward compliance in the region with the Country Technical lead and Finance team.

Procurement
• Ensure efficient procurement processes in country programs in accordance with WCS Procurement Policy.
• Acts as the main point of contact for procurement related questions.
• Assist Country Programs as needed with the preparation of Requests for Proposals, qualified vendor lists and procurement supporting documentation.
• Reviews service agreements for country programs and drafts service agreements for Regional activities. In certain cases, this position will also be responsible for drafting country level service agreements.

Other
• Support grant audits in coordination with NY Finance and the Regional Controller.
• Other responsibilities as assigned by the Regional Business Manager and/or Regional Director.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor degree required
• Proven grant management experience in an international organization (3+ years) in a multi-funder and multi-currency environment required
• Experience in managing substantial (>USD 1million) USAID, EU and/or other bilateral/multilateral grants required
• Experience managing procurement and logistics processes
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team. Must be solution-oriented and have strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• English fluency required; French language skills strongly preferred.
• Excellent computer and systems skills required with respect to MS Office applications (advanced skills in MS Excel required). Experience with a major financial accounting and reporting software (SAP or equivalent) strongly preferred.
• Ability to work and live in challenging environments

Application Process:
Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications should apply by emailing an application letter and CV together with salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to: AfricaApplications@wcs.org. Accepting applications until position is filled. Please include “Regional Grants Manager Central Africa” in the subject line of your email.
In addition, all candidates must apply on-line using the following link:
http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers.aspx/

WCS is an equal opportunity employer and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value
The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on age, color, disability, gender identify, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws and regulations

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Are you interested in becoming a Regional Grants Manager in Rwanda? 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 20, 2020

Resident Director in Mozambique , Mozambique

Our client is a large civil engineering company and following a restructuring of their southern African business, there is a vacancy for the role of Director Advisory Group & Resident Director: Mozambique. The role is responsible to ensure profitability, sustainability and continuity of the Mozambique department. The appointment to the role will be for a period of two years. The role will be based in Maputo.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Director Advisory Group:
• Lead the allocated part of the Business Unit in order to ensure profitability, sustainability and continuity of the Business Line.
• Prepare and manage a realistic and ambitious annual budget for the AG, in line with corporate guidelines and in coordination with other relevant parts of the business.
• To be responsible for the successful achievement of annual targets for the Advisory Group as measured by the standard financial metrics (Profit & Loss), TIP and QHSE audits and revenue generation.
• Realise commercial goals by identifying opportunities in the market, in collaboration with the Chief Commercial Officer, and supporting sales initiatives and client relationship management.
• Supervise management of projects in close collaboration with all parties and stakeholders involved and work in close collaboration with the Director Operational Excellence to realise the goals set for the AG.
• Build, maintain and leverage a professional network of internal and external stakeholders or partners and represent the AG internally and externally.
• For their specific Advisory Group, the DAG is overall responsible for products, services and processes.
• Ensure efficient and effective operations by driving collaboration and network performance.
• Lead organisational development and changes and act as a role model for desired behaviours, live the core values.
• This position may include technical and commercial responsibilities in addition to AG management.

Resident Director:
• Accountable for the sound governance of the Mozambican entity in terms of, inter alia, legal compliance, project execution and fiscal and tax obligation.
• Responsible for reputation management and incident and crisis management of the Mozambican entity.
• Responsible for the operational management of the Mozambican office, including support functions, ensuring local compliance to the company's policies and procedures.
• Responsible for the execution of Corporate Social Responsibility related activities in Mozambique.
• Prepare formal board resolutions.
• Act as the primary contact in the country, both internally and externally.

Main Responsibilities:

Strategic leadership
• Formulate the strategy and business plan of the AG and ensure implementation and follow-up.
• Collaboration with the Business Line Management team in the delivery of BL strategy.
• Promote culture transformation within the BL.

Financial controls
• Responsible for achieving working capital management targets and cash flow for the advisory group.
• Management and responsibility of overhead budget.

Internal Operations/Business Processes
• Compliance of AG activities with the companies’ procedures and BL guidelines.
• Drive change within the AG – ensuring engagement with new processes, procedures and Digital Way of Working.

Projects /Proposals
• Accountable for the efficient and effective execution of projects and implements and integrates all relevant internal processes.
• Responsible for the submission of proposals to SA ROC.

Clients
• Responsible for the order and sales portfolio of the AG, maintaining order book levels (firm and potential) at target levels for the AG.
• Proactive Management of opportunities and leads.
• Co-ordination of the marketing activities if applicable.
• Ensure all client activity is recorded on CRM.
• Responsible for Client relations including maintaining or achieving client satisfaction.
• May be required to perform account management for named accounts within the Business Line.

People Management
• Manage employee resourcing including liaison with other AG’s to ensure capacity is available and/or utilised efficiently and effectively within Business Line and across BL borders.
• Responsible for team formation to fit market requirements, including recruitment, resource and succession planning.
• Development of employees - ensure development reviews are completed, training planned and followed up, knowledge is shared, and staff are encouraged to reach their full potential.
• Take overall responsibility for employee issues within the AG, including annual reviews, performance management, and welfare of employees.
• Facilitate engagement and communication within the AG.

Key Challenges:
• Work with DBU to ensure that opportunities for disciplined (targeted) collaboration across AGs are identified and achieved.
• Ensure sustainable financial performance.
• Ensure corporate governance and compliance of the entity.
• Drive culture transformation.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Design and drive new strategies
• Deliver high margins
• Run an intact business
• Deliver exceptional customer service
• Represent the organisation externally
• Facilitate a collaborative culture

Minimum qualifications, skills and experience:
• Relevant technical or business degree.
• Post graduate qualification is advantageous.
• Professional registration is advantageous.
• (Recent) experience of managing part of a business and/or multi-disciplinary project teams with line, profit & loss, commercial and contracts responsibilities.
• Entrepreneur with clear market drive, focus on clients and client network as well as on performance of the AG in this respect.

Behavioural competencies:
• Performance driven and achievement (results) oriented.
• Able to translate broad strategies into clear objectives and practical action plans.
• Client centric and a high level of business acumen.
• Stimulates collaboration across BLs.
• Cultural sensitivity.
• Supportive leader with coaching skills.
• Accountable and responsible.
• Able to use judgement and discretion effectively and appropriately.
• Resilient.
• Excellent communication, facilitating and influencing skills.
• High level of integrity.
• Willing to travel to suit the requirements of the role.

Are you interested in becoming a Resident Director in Mozambique? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 14, 2020

Technical Development Manager in Cape Town , South Africa

Main purpose of position
Currently we are looking for a Technical Development Manager in CapeTown, South Africa, to be part of the global team of our client, an international player in the renewable energy sector. We are seeking a driven and knowledgeable person to have an overall responsibility for managing and driving technical development for the company's projects.

Main responsibilities
◾ Lead and manage the development of technical solutions and concepts for the company's projects;
◾ Lead the time and resource planning for solutions and concepts;
◾ Be responsible for overall technical work-streams;
◾ Lead the development of contracting strategies and project execution in the first stages of project development;
◾ Establish execution models from a commercial perspective, together with our global procurement teams;
◾ Develop and manage a pool of in-house contracting and engineering competence;
◾ Review latest available technology for solar in your region;

Qualifications
◾ Technical university level degree, ideally mechanical or electrical engineering;
◾ 5 - 10 years professional experience in the renewable energy sector;
◾ Experience with overall management;
◾ Significant experience with cost and design optimization of large infrastructure projects;
◾ Good knowledge of main technical contract structures in the renewable energy industry;
◾ Experience in working with commercial teams in large infrastructure projects;

Personal characteristics
◾ Strong knowledge of technical aspects of renewable energy;
◾ Commercial mindset;
◾ Understanding of power markets and in particular renewable energy;
◾ Expert level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including presentation software and Excel;
◾ Self-driven with ability to work under pressure and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams;
◾ Flexible and adaptable with a “can-do” attitude;
◾ Organized and methodical.

Additional information
Prepared to travel extensively.

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

Expiring: Feb 14, 2020

Chief Operating Officer in Kenya , Kenya

Job location: Nairobi preferred. Johannesburg, Perugia, London possible.

Chief Operations Officer Job Description
Our client is a fast-growing technology company delivering solutions to agribusinesses in emerging markets.

The COO role requires a dynamic and experienced professional to bring their expertise to the the company's C-Suite. As Chief Operating Officer you will oversee the short-term performance and execution of the commercial strategy of the company, as well as supporting the continuous development of key business units ranging from design to procurement, project management and sales and marketing.

At high level, you will oversee supply chain management, project development and execution, and take full account for budget and commercial performance. You will provide leadership to the operational team, developing and executing on operational controls and management systems, ensure effective internal communications among the global team and network of stakeholders, and work with the C-Suite and Board to develop strategy and ensure operational cost-effectiveness.

This role will offer a competitive remuneration package, management autonomy and opportunities to build and develop a dynamic and growing business in emerging markets.

Key Responsibilities of the Chief Operations Officer:
• Developing, implementing and overseeing the operational budget
• Developing organisational capabilities and improvement of systems and resources for project development and delivery
• Developing, together with staff and C level peers, sales, sourcing and delivery strategies
• Developing operational excellence in the design, management and execution of commercial cold chain projects, including sourcing, incoming and outgoing logistics, sourcing, manufacturing, certification and compliance.
• Developing, together with staff and C level peers, new business lines and service models from concept and testing to productization and scale.
• Developing and ensuring the delivery of after-sales services.
• Ensuring continuous operational performance improvement by managing changes to strategy, structure and resources
• Responsible for supplier selection, acquisition, contracting, and management both for procurement and after sales
• Manages sales, design, procurement, logistics, project management and after sales staff
• Development and oversight of ERP systems, performance monitoring and reporting standards
• Ensuring operational adherence to applicable industry practice and
• Responsible for health and safety within the Company and suppliers’ compliance
• Responsible for product and projects regulatory compliance to standards, norms and practices in the industry

Who You Are
• A strong leader who thrives in a collaborative commercial environment.
• You are analytical and thorough in your approach to problems and opportunities, and instinctively bring structure to complex situations.
• Whatever the task, you constantly strive for excellence.
• You have a proven track record of driving growth and scale in commercial operations in emerging markets.
• You have a degree in business, finance or technology with 10+ years of experience in a senior operations management role, all of which has been gained in the agriculture, cold chain logistics or technology industry.
• You have at least 5 years of experience based in a relevant emerging market, ideally in Africa.
• You have a strong knowledge and understanding of the agri-food industry.
• You are skilled in organisational development, IT systems, personnel management, budget and resource management and strategic planning.
• You have strong business and commercial acumen with track record in dealing with B2B customers and supply chain partners.
• You have strong inter-personal communication skills, public speaking experience and an ability to lead and influence at an executive level.
• Desirable: A Master’s degree in supply chain, finance, business or engineering
• An ability and willingness to travel or relocate as required for the successful execution of the job will be important.

NOTE: Only national and resident candidates will be considered.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Operating Officer in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 14, 2020

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