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ABIG
Apr 17, 2019
Full time
Position Information: Job Title: Chief Quality Control &Assurance Officer (CQC & AO) Department: Quality Control & Assurance Location: Addis Ababa Specific Location: ABIG Head Office Job Category : Management Reports To: CEO Job Purpose: The Chief Quality Control & Assurance Officer (CQC & AO), plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the overall Quality Control and Assurance activities of the company. Initiates and fosters sound strategies, policies and procedures to enhance the quality control and assurance activities of the company. As the company’s senior management, the CQC & AO is accountable for the overall quality issues of the group companies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: SN Duties & Responsibilities Provide leadership and strategic direction to the companies’ overall quality assurance and control programs Devise and establish the companies’ quality procedures, standards and Specifications Review customer requirements and make sure they are met Make sure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national Quality standards Look at ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency Define quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff Set up and maintain controls and documentation, Process, procedures, and policy Monitor and follow up implementation of  Quality related process, procedures and policy Monitor Performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports Make suggestions for changes and improvements and how to implement them Use relevant quality tools and make sure managers and other staff understand how to improve the business Make sure the company is working as effectively as possible to keep up with Competitors Prepare reports and other documentation required by regulatory agencies and to support the quality function Schedule and perform quality audits and reports findings to the CEO, V/CEO/COO and Director Operations; develop corrective action plans and ensure timely resolution of findings Work closely with other senior management members and advises them on quality assurance and other related issues Coach and mentor key personnel in the quality department; ensure their constant professional growth, and assist them in the execution of their duties where necessary Perform other duties as required. Education & Experience BSC Degree in Chemistry, Biology or other related fields from recognized university. MSC Degree is in the above or related filed of studies highly preferred. A minimum of 15 years’ professional experience on Quality Management, control and assurance areas out of which Five years as Quality Control and Assurance Director or equivalent position at Food and Beverage Sector. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.   Skills and Personal Attributes Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong leadership skills. Data/statistical analytical abilities Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language. Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
Highlands Mineral Water Company
Apr 17, 2019
Full time
  Job description for Chief Finance Officer Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ROLE OF THE CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER (CFO) The role of the CFO is integral to the running of a rapidly growing and increasingly complex business. The CFO should be a strategic thinker who understands and interacts with all aspects of the business. The CFO is a principal deputy to the CEO providing financial direction, information and advice. The CFO is also a source of essential information for the Board of Directors. The CFO’s role is to direct and oversee all of the financial activities, overall financial management and systems, to include the preparation of current financial reports and forecasts for future business growth and oversee accounting, costing, procurement, tax planning as well as develop strategies to maximize return on investment. Highlands is a fast growing and highly entrepreneurial company. We expect this mindset from our CFO. This implies that our CFO needs to be “self-starting”; conducting your own analysis, making your own cash-flow statements and coming-up with self-initiated financial improvement plans. A finance team will support you on execution but the CFO needs to do more than just managing his team. We will look for this mindset above anything else. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Monitoring, Controlling and Reporting Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of management reports, financial reports, audit, tax returns and reports for Government regulatory agencies Put the necessary financial plans in place, including budgets and implementing appropriate budgetary controls. Develop financial models and systems for the specific company business to enable efficient monitoring of costs, business processes and profitability. Support other cost centers in budgets development. Prepare cash flow forecasts and analysis, monitor working capital and convey these analyses to the CEO, and recommend on corrective actions where needed Manage cash balances by initiating/executing appropriate actions including the investment of cash and inter-account transfers. Drive treasury management activities including foreign currency hedging, cash flow management, the investment of excess cash and management of company borrowings to enable the company to meet its financial obligations at all times. Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, budgets, salary updates, ledger, payroll, account maintenance and data entry Analyze and review aged accounts, accounts receivable, sales policy compliance, and make recommendations for improvement Analyze and recommend methods to improve cost effectiveness Ensure adherence to limits contained in signed agreements with shareholders, financiers, clients and other key partners (e.g. limits for capital investments) Ensure compliance with local and national regulatory requirements: Check contracts for compliance, inform appropriate personnel about regulatory requirements, and monitor the company's compliance Ensure compliance with both local and (where applicable) international accounting principles and the company’s Finance Manual Present the financial performance reports to the CEO and Board of Directors. Supporting Business Support the company's strategic planning and business review process as key member of the leadership team. Contribute to the achievement of the company objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy Maintaining relationships with the company's banks, suppliers and other service providers so as to ensure that the company receives timely, quality and cost efficient services at all times. Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning and forecast initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations Provide advice on pricing and capacity management strategy Participate in developing new business and identify new financing opportunities Assess the long term financial trends and review prospects for future growth of income and new product areas, and pinpoint potential weak areas Act as primary liaison with the company secretary. Overseeing Accounting Systems and Procedures Continually review and upgrade accounting systems and procedures in line with the company's operating systems, internal control requirements. Ensure compliance with taxation laws, including accurate computation, declaration and timely payment. Oversee the coordination and activities of the external auditor and ensure all audit issues are resolved Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards Review and improve finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures Coordinate company insurance, contracts and agreements, and legal areas and activities Develop and implement risk management policies Managing finance department Setting and evaluating performance standards for departmental staff. Manage, motivate, recruit, select and evaluate financial staff Provide guidance and training to financial staff in order to further improve their overall financial knowledge WORKING CONDITIONS The organization is based in the Mt. Kenya region and working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and possible Saturday commitments. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Full professional Accounting Qualification Bachelor’s degree in a business related field is MANDATORY Master’s degree or equivalent is highly desirable Must be a registered professional of good standing with a relevant body. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE At least ton (10) years’ post- qualification progressive experience in a Manufacturing/ FMCG environment. Must have previously supervised a Finance function with more than 5 employees.
One Acre Fund
Apr 15, 2019
Full time
JOB DESCRIPTION Serving more than 600,000 farm families in Africa would not be possible without a dedicated and highly talented 7,000+ strong workforce. We firmly believe that our people are the single most-important element in determining One Acre Fund’s long-term success. The job of the Global Human Resources Director is to ensure performance, motivation, and overall well-being of these people. The Global Human Resources Director is expected to become the face of HR, both within One Acre Fund and when liaising with external stakeholders. The main component of this role includes managing and developing a team of 12 globally based HR professionals. The role also encompasses leading a number of strategic HR initiatives that promise to advance our goal of making One Acre Fund the employer of choice in international development. The main job duties are as follows: Team Leadership & Management Provide oversight and assume responsibility for the performance of the day-to-day operations of the Global HR department. Direct management responsibility for three to four high level deputies including the responsibility to develop them into HR thought leaders at One Acre Fund. Define annual and long-term goals of the Global HR department, secure executive buy-in and ensure alignment with the strategies of other teams and the organization as a whole. Measure success against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas. Be an ambassador to staff, represent leadership, and defend executive decisions. Actively conceptualize and lead initiatives reducing overhead costs through aligning departmental scope with organizational needs. Motivate your team, hold your team accountable to shared goals, identify lessons learned, and celebrate team successes. Work closely with our finance team and your deputies to determine an annual department budget. Project Leadership & Process Improvements Actively conceptualize and lead initiatives aimed at improving efficiency of processes within the Global HR department. Lead the implementation of a system that allows One Acre Fund to effectively and efficiently track and analyze data related to employee lifecycles with a particular focus on staff performance management. Partner with in-country HR teams to create and implement global and country level HR specific trainings and training calendars, including conducting training of trainers for in-country HR teams as needed. Cooperation & Advisory Create and maintain close cooperation and ensure bi-directional feedback with other One Acre Fund HR leaders at the country program level. Ensure that each country program HR team fulfills a set of baseline requirements. Regularly audit local HR processes against these requirements. Provide advice to senior One Acre Fund leadership; lead or actively support HR-related projects that are directly derived from One Acre Fund’s organizational strategy. CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT  We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career. QUALIFICATIONS We are seeking an exceptional professional with several years of Human Resources leadership experience ideally within the context of social businesses or nonprofits with a sub-Saharan Africa based workforce. The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities and experience: 8+ years of experience as an HR team leader or HR business partner, serving a workforce in rural and urban locations in sub-Saharan Africa. At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. Excellent knowledge of HR processes and procedures, including but not limited to performance management, HR information system, employment law, and international payroll. Superior analytical ability and communication skills. A highly structured approach to work that allows to effectively maneuver through a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment. Languages: English required; Swahili and/or French preferred. A passion for One Acre Fund’s program and the desire to advance our mission based on a genuine and humble commitment to serving the poor. PREFERRED START DATE As soon as possible to allow for training and overlap with the current director. COMPENSTATION Commensurate with experience. BENEFITS Health insurance, housing, annual flights, and other quality of life benefits.   SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
One Acre Fund
Apr 15, 2019
Full time
Job Description We believe that innovative technology is the key to scale and to building the most efficient and effective rural distribution network on the African continent. Today, we reach 800,000 farm families; and we aspire to serve more than 10 million households in the coming decade. Our future tech vision and strategy focuses on a mobile tech transformation: equipping our 5,000+ field staff with the mobile-based tools to reach more farmers efficiently; developing scalable, direct communication channels with farmers (USSD and SMS) to improve customer service; and digitizing and decentralizing data collection tools to speed up data flows and improve efficiency. We are looking for an exceptional professional with the technical experience and strong execution skills to bring this vision to life. In this leadership role, the CTO will transform our technology into a core organizational strength. In this role, you will oversee several technology departments: software development, architecture, IT operations, product management, enterprise solution management, and business intelligence. Working across all of these functions, you will: Set and Steer Technology Vision and Strategy:  Together with your department heads, you will lead the division towards a bold five-year technology vision. Specific responsibilities include: Working closely with organizational and country-program leadership to continually refine and improve our technology strategy. Leading annual 'Objectives and Key Results' goals and planning process for the tech division, and aligning plans with the organization's long-term vision. Prioritizing and resourcing tech projects appropriately in line with the strategy. Leading the division in its annual budgeting process. Motivating and aligning the broader tech team of 40+ staff around the vision and strategy.   Develop Leaders and Build Team:  You'll manage and develop 5+ senior-level direct reports, and drive career growth and performance across the division. Specific responsibilities include: Rapidly growing the careers of leaders across the tech division through weekly check-ins and workshops, ongoing development feedback, and regular career reviews. Providing technical mentorship of the team. Leading recruitment efforts to ensure we are building our team with top talent as we grow.   Lead Execution on Top Tech Priorities:  In addition to setting strategy, you'll provide detailed, hands-on guidance for key tech initiatives. This includes: Ensuring that the most important tech initiatives are properly prioritized, scoped and, resourced. Making key technical decisions (product, architecture, etc.) when necessary. Implementing appropriate technology management policies, standards, and procedures to ensure top-notch execution across the technology division. Spending time with customers and internal users to better understand our technology needs and opportunities.   Guide Leader-Level Decision Making and Change Management : You will be a critical voice at the table for organization-level decision making which will include: Leading and participating in org-level strategic conversations to ensure we are considering technical implications, opportunities, and risks. Chairing the Technology Working Group to align and seek input from a wide range of tech and non-tech leaders on tech priorities. Driving cross-functional collaboration inside the division and with key stakeholders from across the organization. Leading the change management processes related to technology implementation.   Career Growth and Development We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career. Qualifications We are seeking an IT leader with 10+ years of strong leadership experience to develop and execute on a bold technology strategy that will help shape the future of our organization. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply: 10+ years of industry experience with 5+ years leading and managing technology teams. Experience working with mobile technology solutions strongly preferred. Passion and detail orientation for providing hands-on execution guidance for large teams. Experience managing agile software engineering teams successfully deploying solutions to support complex business processes. Demonstrated experience translating complex customer needs into high-quality tech solutions that deliver impact. Strong verbal and written communication and the ability to articulate complex concepts across varied audiences to build consensus and lead change. Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills. Results oriented with a strong business judgement and willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what's necessary to deliver. Humility. We are looking for passionate professional who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service and interested in joining our family of leaders. Language: English required in all locations.   Preferred Start Date As soon as possible Compensation Commensurate with experience Benefits Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits Sponsor International Candidates Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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