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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) BASED IN KENYA , Kenya

PAIX Data Centres (PAIX) is a fast-growing provider of cloud- and carrier neutral colocation data centre services, doing ground-breaking work in the African datacentre industry. PAIX designs, builds and operates carrier neutral data centres on the African continent.

The company’s vision is: To be the heart of Africa's digital economy, enabling our customers to enhance their value proposition effectively interconnecting their business with their communities of interest, for a better, healthier, wealthier, and more inclusive Africa.

PAIX has it roots in the Netherlands, but is growing on the African continent with current operations in Ghana and in Kenya.

We are seeking a CFO who will partner with our CEO and enable the business to expand, both in our current footprint and in new markets including Francophone African countries. The expansion can be both organic and through M&A.

We are looking for an experienced CFO who will contribute to managing the business.
The CFO will be responsible for comprehensive and insightful performance analytics, reporting, and disciplined control to drive continuous margin improvement, while leading a team that supports financial oversight, risk management, accounting, and finance.

The role
At PAIX, you will be working with a young and ambitious team, expecting you to "roll up your sleeves" and lead the finance function, and have a chance to focus on your career in a unique technology environment on a global scale. This requires you to be hands-on and flexible to act with the highest level of integrity and trustworthiness, be energetic and capable of driving results in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key topics
∙ Your primary focus will be in developing and leading the company's international finance function. Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting & auditing (Investor & Board Reporting). This all in order to enable the business to expand, both in our current footprint and new country operations in Francophone Africa
∙ You are responsible for the development of a financial strategy, the on-going development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. This includes the financing of our expansion into new markets, financial planning, managing, and preparing budgets, analysis and financially managing projects
∙ Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
∙ Develop reporting (dashboards) and procedures, to have cost accounting and track performance by metrics/KPIs (Pricing, Cash Flow forecasting, Budget vs Actuals, etc)

To qualify
∙ You completed a MSc in Accounting, Finance, business economics or another relevant field and you are CPA / CA qualified
∙ You have 5-8 years’ experience in a fast-growing setting (start-up to scale up)
∙ You have 5 years of experience in a BIG-4 firm
∙ You have experience working in a PE-backed or publicly listed company, with involvement in M&A
∙ You are tech-savvy, process-driven, policy-minded, and people-oriented

Ideally, you also have
∙ In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
∙ Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
∙ Sound knowledge around business, its financial dynamics, and regulatory requirements across tax/commercial/banking/exchange regulations
∙ Excellent communication, analytical, reasoning, people, and problem-solving skills
∙ Strong leadership and organizational skills
∙ Strong appeal to the Telecommunications (data centre, IT or towers) sector
∙ Financial work experience in East and/or West Africa

What We Offer
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development.

Candidate would ideally work from our Nairobi office.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact cfoPAIX@jobnetafrica.com

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Expiring: Oct 07, 2022

HR Specialist Africa , Ghana

We currently have a Global HR team of five people, based in the USA, Guatemala, Indonesia, Poland and the Czech Republic. We are now looking for one last missing part of our team - an HR Specialist to join our growing HR family. Even though we are very different – from different cultures and regions – and have different working styles and strengths, we are all friends and enjoy working together.

Your main task will be to support people in Africa (five countries) on different HR topics and bring the expertise from this region to the Global HR team. A significant portion of the role will be administration, recruitment support for other regions, and close cooperation with HR colleagues worldwide.

What you will do
As an HR Specialist, you will be responsible for all regional HR activities. Your main tasks will be to:

- Support employees and managers from the region and answer their day-to-day questions and queries
- Provide HR support throughout the entire employee life cycle
- Lead the whole recruitment process in Africa and support the recruitment in other regions
- Support HR department with different administration activities - work with HRIS, expense reports, HR documents preparation and etc.
- Benefits and payroll administration
- Daily work with the Salesforce system
- Participation in different HR projects and activities
- Build up a good relationship with other departments in the company
- Work closely with local payroll contacts and LEM in countries

Who you are
- You have a bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field
- You have at least 3 years of experience in the HR field
- You have experience in the international environment (work/study/travel abroad)
- You are fluent in English. Fluency in the French language is a big advantage
- You are proficient in MS Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- You are prepared to travel as needed
- You have an excellent sense of humour
- You possess a high level of self-discipline, an ability to organise and manage yourself and your time, as well as make independent decisions
- You know the importance of confidentiality in HR
- You are a good team player and have an open attitude towards other cultures, as we collaborate across borders in our organisation

What we offer you
- An in-depth onboarding and professional training to equip you with the right skills and knowledge to thrive in this role
- An exciting and challenging position within a dynamic and innovative global organisation with a mission-driven work atmosphere
- Excellent opportunities for growth and professional development
- Potential future international travel opportunities
- A friendly, international team of colleagues, with a pleasant work environment

Work time: full-time
Working location: home office (Ghana/Kenya/Ivory Coast)
Employee wellness programme
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to apply
If you feel you meet the requirements of the role, please submit your Letter of Application and CV (in English), including salary expectations by 25 October 2022 via this link:
https://preferredbynature.org/careers/hr-specialist-africa

Application pre-screening will be conducted during the application period.

Preferred by Nature wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Are you interested in becoming an HR Specialist Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 12, 2022

Financial Controller , Ghana

Position: Financial Controller
Country: Ghana
Reporting to: Finance Director
Base: Accra

The Role
This role requires a highly analytical financial professional who oversees the accounting, financial strategic planning, controls, and financial reporting for our commodity, farm input/machinery and tender businesses in Ghana and performs regular financial analysis.
He or she works closely with the Head of each business to understand spending and revenue patterns and develop solutions that overcome problem areas and mitigate risk. This Financial Professional needs to have a strong background in Finance and has had experience working in the Agric commodity sector.

Key Responsibilities
Ensuring that company, financial statements are in line with management’s requirements
Recognize patterns in spending, revenue, and recommend solutions to any problem areas.
Identify and update Management on risks and come up with possible solutions to mitigate
Perform monthly business review analysis and a financial analysis
Liaise with Group teams on operational and financial review
Monthly reporting to the Group using COGNOS
Maintain an efficient system of accounting records
Review and improve the Company’s set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk
Enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results
Ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles
Develop budgets that meet the requirements of the businesses
Strong credit control functionality to improve liquidity
Supervise all audit and internal control processes
Liaising with Finance and SAP teams
Lead activities associated with process improvements, timely reporting, and the development of appropriate systems to ensure that financial transactions, policies, and procedures are in line with the Company’s objectives
Accounting software, SAP and improving functionality
Manage and develop the Finance team by reviewing the current team and adjust the structure and the team to improve the performance of the department
Coach, develop and performance manage the accounting team

Qualifications/Experience
An advanced degree in accounting, business, finance, or a related field
A Chartered Accountant qualification is essential
A Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience, ideally in the Agric Commodity sector
A thorough understanding of business and financial principles and practices
Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
SAP or similar software knowledge is essential
Experience in managing, developing, and leading a team
A high sense of Integrity
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build trust and relationships with employees, business managers and Financial Institutions
Ability to work in an entrepreneurial, multicultural, multidisciplinary team and deliver high quality work within deadlines to meet objectives
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
Strong Excel skills



Expiring: Oct 28, 2022

Refined Products Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Primary objective

In charge of the management of :
- the refineries 500TPD & 100TPD
- fractionation 140TPD and later 2 x 140TPD
- Jerrycan’s filling plant
- stearing packing plants.

He/She will be responsible to produce on time and on quality, keeping a safety work environment.

Key responsibilities
- Supervises and assigns the work of workers.
- Report production data on a daily basis
- Order consumables based on production planning
- Verify all process parameters to get quality compliant product.
- Make sure that HSE rules are respected
- Be in charge of the SOP for refinery, fractionation and packing lines.
- Participates in innovative solutions to problems in refinery, fractionation and packing units.
- Conduct regular safety meeting and risk analysis with the workers.

Key performance indicators
- Quality of production
- Throughput of the plants
- Yield of refinery
- Production on time
- No Customer complaint
- Keep the plant in a safe work environment

Direct reports
- Operators and supervisors of the different production lines

Other relevant information
- Have excellent computer, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
- Fluent in English.
- Willing to work in Nigeria in isolated area
- Expat contract with interesting conditions for singles or family status

Key working relationships
- Commercial department.
- Finance department.
- Maintenance department.
- Project department
- HSE department

Profile-requested background and competences
- Ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with fellow employees and contractors.
- Ability to perform various clean-up and first degree of maintenance tasks as needed.
- Ability to update inventories and other supplies as needed.
- Ability to inspect, operate and maintain equipment. Skill in maintaining and repairing electrical and security hardware.
- Ability to understand complex written and oral instructions.
- Thorough knowledge of the occupation hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned duties.
- Bachelor/Master in Mechanical or Process Engineering.
- Minimum 3 years relevant experience at senior management level;
- Able to communicate and share your vision with the teams
- In the end, able to train, coach, motivate and lead forward is an asset;
- Fluency in English
- Computer Literate, ability to use ERP system
- Ability of Scada usage.
- Experience in agro-industry in Africa is an asset
- Very good knowledge in physical refinery, fractionation processes.
- Very good knowledge in Jerrycan molding and filling.
- Very good knowledge in carton box packing line.
- Must have a thorough knowledge of engineering practices, international standards, and economic principles related to incumbent’s field.
- Have sufficient experience to support and troubleshoot refinery distillation and fractionation units, review and scope new capital projects. And participate in project commissioning.
- Good command of English written and oral communications.

Are you interested in becoming a Refined Products Manager in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 10, 2022

Trainer for Peace Work in Kenya , Kenya

Trainer for Peace Work and Conflict-Sensitive Project Work (m/f/d), Nyeri, Kenya

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 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 Kenya, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To develop a curriculum for peace work and to support the peace-building measures of our partner organisation Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes, we are looking for a Trainer for Peace Work and Conflict-Sensitive Project Work (m/f/d), Nyeri, Kenya

Your new role
Religious tensions and mutual loss of trust within society are increasingly becoming a reality in Kenya. Conflicts and violence occur predominantly in certain regions, but in election periods they occur almost nationwide. Most of the conflicts are resource- and migration-related, but they are also based on political rivalries along ethnic lines, such as the introduction of multi-party politics in the early 1990s or the political unrest in 2007/2008.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes (SJT) is an international congregation and has been present in Kenya since 1982. With its mission to live by and build on a sense of community in the world, it is active in eight different dioceses in the country, mostly in conflict regions. The sisters are involved in the communities in areas such as education, early childhood development and health.
The SJT is committed to strengthening the skills and abilities of its sisters in the field of peace-building as early as the formation stage, so that they can face the conflicts that arise in the communities as active peacemakers. You will support the sisters in their daily work, to contribute to a sustainable, peaceful coexistence of all people.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will develop a curriculum for peace work covering the following topics: conflict analysis, conflict transformation, restorative justice, instruments of sustainable peace work, stress management, active non-violence.
- You will design and conduct training in line with the curriculum for sisters in formation and also for sisters already working in their communities.
- You will work in close cooperation with the formation house Training Director and develop training materials to continually integrate peace work into the sisters’ training programme.
- You will advise and support the sisters in their offices and ministries on conflict-sensitive project work and assist in the preparation of project applications.
- 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 Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes.

Your profile
- You have a Master’s degree in peace and conflict research, sociology, ethnology, political sciences or a comparable subject and have already gained professional experience in peace and conflict work in a church environment.
- You have experience in peace-oriented adult education, ideally in conducting training courses, and are familiar with peace- and conflict-sensitive approaches to project work.
- You are sensitive when dealing with matters of faith and religion, look forward to working in the sisters’ formation house and can use your communication and consulting skills in a culturally sensitive way.
- You speak and write fluent English.
- You are an EU or Swiss citizen. As a member of the Catholic Church you demonstratively share the goals and concerns of church-related development and peace work.

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 16/10/2022.

Are you interested in becoming a Trainer for Peace Work in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 16, 2022

Trainer for Conflict Transformation in Uganda , Uganda

Trainer for Conflict Transformation & Mediation of Land Conflicts (m/f/d), Soroti, Uganda

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 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 Uganda, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

In order to strengthen our partner organization Teso Religious Leaders' Efforts for Peace and Reconciliation (TERELEPAR) we are looking for a Trainer for Conflict Transformation & Mediation of Land Conflicts (m/f/d), Soroti, Uganda

Your new role
TERELEPAR was founded in 2001 by religious leaders of different faith communities in the then Teso region to contribute to peacekeeping in the region and to promote peaceful coexistence. TERELEPAR educates people about their rights in the area of land use and ownership and tries to contribute to non-violent mediation in acute cases of land expropriation and conflict. The partner organization aims to strengthen capacities for nonviolent management of land conflicts and to build appropriate spaces for dialogue that facilitate a shift in thinking toward nonviolence and create pathways for reconciliation. Through the organization's network, there are many opportunities for exchange and cooperation with other peace actors.
Conflicts in Uganda are often related to pastoralist lifestyles of the people. Cattle rustling among neighboring peoples and disputes over land use and ownership are among the most pressing causes of conflict. You will support the partner organization in developing non-violent solutions and train local multipliers in civil conflict management and non-violent communication.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will advise TERELEPAR on setting up a mediation center and support concept development and implementation.
- You will strengthen networking with local organizations and donors in order to generate financial resources.
- You are the contact person for peacebuilding capacity building for TERELEPAR.
- You will support the partner organization in identifying and implementing strategies on land conflicts.
- You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds in the field according to donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO requirements. In doing so, you will work in partnership with TERELEPAR.

Your profile
- You have a university degree in peace and conflict studies, political science or a related field.
- You have experience in mediation and/or knowledge of peacebuilding methods and are able to communicate these well.
- You have already gained professional experience in non-European countries, preferably in Africa.
- You have very good English language skills.
- A driver's license and driving experience are mandatory.
- You are an EU citizen or Swiss citizen and, as a member of a Christian church, you convincingly support the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.

What AGIAMONDO offer
- 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 16/10/2022.

Are you interested in becoming a Trainer for Conflict Transformation in Uganda? 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 16, 2022

Sustainability Digitization and Data Lead

Our client is investing in an ambitious, decade-long, sustainability program, with activities in coffee producing countries all over the world. Our goal is to be the leading supplier of sustainable coffee, ensuring that our roaster clients are able to meet their pledges on a wide range of topics from carbon emissions and resource management to living incomes for coffee farmers.

Your task is to lead the farm-level digitization strategy and global M&E department. Your goal is to design and implement a robust global data capture and reporting system to measure and evaluate the success of the company’s sustainability strategy. Using different tools, your team will be expected to maintain a performance dashboard of the major sustainability initiatives in the group, and to support global and local teams in analyzing farmer level performance metrics.

You are expected to be a highly motivated and thoroughly experienced project manager and team leader who works very well in a multi-cultural context. You are able to adopt flexible working hours and have experience in working in a complex matrix organization. You have a passion for data, technology and innovation but are fundamentally a very rigorous operator who understands the importance of standardized practices, good data and on-time reporting. In your previous jobs you have managed data and digital strategies in complex agricultural supply chains or rural development projects involving tens of thousands of households/stakeholders. You have experience managing remote and diverse teams.

You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic growing global family business, being part of a transformation that will ultimately put sustainability at the center of our mission, improving engagement with all value chain partners.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Core responsibilities:
• Build up the global sustainability digitization, data management and reporting strategy and function for the company's sustainability strategy and deploy it out across all geographies
• Develop and maintain data governance protocols, including establishing metrics and data definitions, protocols for data collection and cleaning, data sharing and privacy, and reporting
• Deploy standardized data collection, aggregation and analytical tools across all global companies and establish mechanism to ensure that protocols are followed
• Build an internal sustainability data team including business analysts and data analysts to process, clean and analyze sustainability data and roll-out digitization strategy
• Collaborate with the MIS department to support the development of a data warehouse, including defining sustainability data architecture strategy
• In collaboration with subject matter experts develop models and dashboards to measure progress around impact goals (carbon, regenerative agriculture, deforestation, human rights)
• Be a lead advocate for supply chain digitization and the use of scalable digital technology as a tool to facilitate the company’s sustainability transformation
• Support the Head of Sustainability and other internal stakeholders in preparing data and reports for management, clients and banks

Education, Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, programing, statistical modelling, geographic information systems or a field related to data management
• Experience in designing data management systems for global projects or supply chains as a senior project lead
• Experience in building and managing teams for the purpose of managing data integrity and analysis
• Experience in data modelling and analysis
• Experience of living and working overseas in a professional role

Skills
• Passion for accuracy, data management systems, and data analysis
• Pragmatic individual who first and foremost knows how to interpret data and apply it to a business setting
• Ability to work across different cultures and nationalities (excellent EQ, CQ)
• Ability to work in partnership and across boundaries to achieve results.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
• Confident and assertive with a self-motivated approach and flexible attitude.
• Extensive use of business intelligence software (eg Power BI)
• Willingness to travel and spend time solving practical problems with local teams as well as training field staff and enumerators

Should you be interested, apply here or send your updated CV to ingrid@jobnetafrica.com

Expiring: Nov 03, 2022

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