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Customer Service Manager – Damco, Cairo, Egypt

Expires: 12/28/2010 Ref: 54723
Customer Service Manager – Damco, Cairo, Egypt
Description:

Hires, trains and manages members of the customer service department. Resolves difficult issues regarding client complaints and other matters. Works closely with managers in other departments, such as sales, to develop accounts, and update policies and procedures for client services.

Key Responsibilities:

The main focus of the customer service manager is to satisfy the needs of every customer. The work of the customer service manager has to be performed at various levels right from initial level of dealing with customers at the reception to the higher level to make the top management aware of the expectations and need of the customers.

Employee Supervision: The CSM is to supervise all the employees of customer service which includes checking the performance, work efficiency, punctuality and above all, the duties of his team of customer representatives

Customer Service: The CSM is responsible to ensure excellent customer service levels are provided by the company at all times and in all geographies. Special attention is given to the practices for customer service like listening to the customers, making suggestions, keeping the promises and ensuring that they are performed in an excellent manner which are key to good customer service.

Client Retention & Escalation: The CSM will be overall responsible for the retention and development of existing and newly landed clients. He will also be the point of escalation for clients who are not satisfied or confused about the service.

Sale Opportunities: The CSM is responsible for identifying and developing further sale opportunities with existing clients and support the sales team to capture these opportunities, and deliver the agreed services to the satisfaction of the client.

Customer Service Employee Development: The CSM is responsible to training and develop the CS team. His duty is to ensure that the employees possess the required knowledge regarding the services we deliver, values, expectations, rules and regulations of the job, as well as are of the right caliber to deliver the services to the satisfaction of the clients.

Targets and Goals: The CSM will be tasked to meet growth, CM1 and service level targets as set regularly. This includes increasing the customer satisfaction ratings of the company by providing good service to clients.

Main requirements for the position holder are:

· 5-7 years of experience in customer service delivery in a multinational company
· 3-4 years of experience in leading and managing a team
· Excellent communication and negotiation skills
· Perfect command of English and Arabic
· Self-driven, extroverted personality that likes to work with and through people inside and outside the company.
The position will offer you:

· A chance to develop and grow the new Customer Service department in Damco Egypt.
· Enhancement of your management and communication skills
· Exposure to an extensive client portfolio in and out of Egypt.
· Exposure to multinational environment

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Contact information:

George Farid

Managing Director

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Jobs at Ecowas Commission(Nigeria/Togo)16 vacancies(professional and general positions)

In January 2007, The Secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with its headquarters in Abuja was transformed into a Commission headed by a President, assisted by a Vice President and seven Commissioners.

As part of this renewal process, ECOWAS is pre-occupied with the implementation of critical and strategic programmes and wishes to recruit qualified and capable individuals into the following professional and general positions.

Current Vacancies

Department Job Title Closing Date Duty Station
Administration and Finance
HR Assistant (Compensations & Benefits)
Closing on: 22-12-2010
Abuja, Nigeria
Administration and Finance
HR Assistant (Recruitment)
Closing on: 22-12-2010
Abuja, Nigeria
Administration and Finance
HR Officer (HR Projects)
Closing on: 22-12-2010
Abuja, Nigeria
Administration and Finance
HR Officer (Job Evaluation)
Closing on: 22-12-2010
Abuja, Nigeria
Administration and Finance
HR Officer (Recruitment)
Closing on: 22-12-2010
Abuja, Nigeria
Infrastructure
Director PPDU
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Transport Infrastructure Specialist (Railways)
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Transport Infrastructure Specialist (Civil Engineering/Roads)
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Energy Infrastructure Specialist
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Telecommunication Infrastructure Specialist
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Economic & Financial Analyst
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Legal Adviser – Regulation Specialist
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Procurement Specialist
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Head Of Administration & Finance
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Accountant
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo
Infrastructure
Human Resources And Administrative Officer
Closing on: 27-12-2010
Lomé, Togo

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Damco Country Finance Manager – Damco, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Expires: 12/10/2010 Ref: 54712
Damco Country Finance Manager – Damco, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Damco, a global freight forwarder, has establishments in more than 100 countries with more than 3600 employees worldwide. We offer a flexible, localized and personalized service that deliver exactly what our customer want, when they want it, and how they want it.
We believe that close relationships with every customer are the foundation for our continued success. That is why we have our own offices in key markets. Our global network is based around a branch office structure with local staff who have their ears to their grounds in their own markets.

We, being an equal opportunity employer, are renowned for our dedicated and professional staff and global career opportunities.

Damco Madagascar is an organization with fantastic opportunities and growing fast.

We have an exciting opportunity for a career-minded professional to join us as Country Finance Manager (Antananarivo / Madagascar).
Reporting to: Managing Director
Location: Antananarivo – Madagascar
Employment terms: Local terms
JG: 54

The Country Finance Manager in Madagascar is part of the DAMCO Logistics Management team, reporting to the Managing Director

The Country Finance Manager is primarily responsible for following:
· Prepare the monthly Financial reporting and delivering complete, accurate and timely management information to all stake holders according to set deadlines
· Prepare and coordinate the country board files, monthly reports, book close and yearly budgets
· Prepare and ensure that the monthly reconciliations are done to justify all the balance sheet accounts;
· Ensure proper accounting and financial controls and ensure that procedures are in place in compliance with local regulations and partner agreements
· Be able to discuss and negotiate with Banks and other Financial Institutions for finding solutions on day to day business needs.
· Ensure timely payment of Tax dues like taxes on salaries, turnover tax, tax on profits, etc.
· Coordinate on all internal and external audits which include local, Cluster and Area audits.
· Plan and prepare for respecting the local statutory formalities with regard to holding of the Board meeting and Annual General Meetings. Timely update of the statutory records relating to changes in the Corporate Structure.
· Develop and implement procedures to enhance internal controls
· Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis and projects as required
· Show aggressive initiative to reduce costs and improve profitability
· Optimal use of the cash resources and ensure there is proper balance between cost vs benefit.
· Own the risk management process
· Develop a strong Finance team to promote and bring in performance efficiency.
· Assist the management on strategies, Project Investment analysis and administrative matters and add business value as and when required

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

· Degree in accounting or country equivalent
· Post-graduation in Finance/Management will be an added advantage.
. Min 5 years of experience in equivalent position
· Good exposure in Finance and Accounting with strong analytical skills
· Should possess a decent IT background and have excellent computer working knowledge.
. Should be able to work on multiple work related systems and be fast to adapt to changes.
· Capability to work out project/investment analysis and be able to use the different project evaluation techniques.
· Excellent knowledge of local tax laws is necessary particularly with respect to TVA and its applicability to the existing business scenario.
· People management skills
· Good communication skills both written and spoken
· Fluent in English and French
· Self-driven, Quality and Result oriented
· Strong team player with focus on motivating and further developing the Finance team
· Thrive under pressure to meeting deadlines as set by the Management

Deadline for receiving applications: December 10th 2010

Apply now!

Contact information:

For further information, please contact Haingo Rabemanotrona, [email protected]

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Cluster Finance Manager – APM Terminals, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Expires: 12/15/2010 Ref: 54721
Cluster Finance Manager – APM Terminals, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Responsibilities
– Manage the accounting sections with the aim of achieving the finance department objectives as stipulated by the Cluster Manager throughout the Cluster. Structure tasks and goals, establish efficient courses of action, set priorities, organize information, efficiently execute daily tasks with following considerations:
Data quality and timeliness
Segregation of duties
Supportive behaviour
Efficient processes
– Monitor general ledger postings, ensuring that accounting records are accurate and established standards, both local and APMM GAP, are adhered to. This specifically includes for all entities throughout the Cluster (but is not limited to):
Checking subsidiary ledgers and supporting documentation
Reviewing reconciliation entries
Making accurate and appropriate accruals
– Execute the development and implementation of IT-financial systems, with a focus on using all relevant functionalities of the IT-financial systems. Strive towards reduction of section workload through implementation of IT solution is close co-operation with the Cluster Manager.
– Develop financial and accounting policies, standard operation procedures and guidelines within area of responsibility including accounting and other major areas throughout the Cluster.
– Oversee the preparation of statutory reporting in direct liaison with company auditors. Co-ordinates auditing of company accounts with external auditors in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the Cluster Manager throughout the Cluster.
– Continuous development of own knowledge to ensure full awareness of the budgeting and reporting section as well as a solid background in finance industry business in general.
– Maintain and enhance relationships between departments.
– The position will be responsible for setting and achieving the financial objectives, within the strategy and business plans of the Cluster.
– The position is required to continuously analyze complex issues and work towards enhancements on existing practices & procedures and find means to better cost management for Cluster.
– Establish and enforce procedures to improve working routines, provide high quality and valuable information and analyses to aid decision making, achieve efficiencies in terms of costs and ensure that all subjects relating to the financials of the Cluster are dealt with in the most efficient manner.
– Lead and co-ordinate the risk management strategy of the Cluster and makes recommendations to the Cluster Manager and management team in the risk assessment and management process.
– Financial supervision of projects including but not limited to investment contracts througout the Cluster.
– Ensure that matters within scope of responsibility comply with local Law, Local Regulations and APMT’s Strategy and Culture througout the Cluster.
– Ensure and establish proper internal controls and manage financial issues relating to shareholders and the Cluster Manager.
– Manage key suppliers to ensure that cost effective solutions are provided for the Cluster.
– Ensure that a proper inventory management system is in place throughout the Cluster.
– Manage, motivate, coach and instruct departmental staff and fosters interdepartamental communication and co-operation throughout the Cluster.

Work/ Business Contacts and Authority

Internal
Management Team throughout the Cluster
Relationship is shared to achievement of a common objective.
External
External contractors, customers & banks where the relationship oftentimes may be divergent to the interests of the Cluster JV or business partners

Critical qualifications /Skills/Experience
– The position requires a professional standard of knowledge to lead teams through functional/general expertise in the finance and associated functions.
– Completed post-graduate studies in Accountancy or Finance management or related business studies.
– Minimum 5 years in finance roles including management experience.
– Extensive knowledge of setting of budgets, reporting, inventory control systems and accounting.
– Understanding of the container shipping industry and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
– Able to provide vision and empowers others to take action by effectively delegating.
– Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives, and promote a team environment.
– Requires good verbal and written communications skills, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.
– Requires excellent analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.
– Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment
– Must be able to handle company information with confidentiality and discretion.
– Have the ability to develop according to the business & management needs, but also to initiate change.
– Demonstrates cost consciousness in all areas of work; strives to improve Entities cost position.
– Requires ability to communicate in English, both verbally and written. French speaking would be an advantage
– OHADA knowledge is desirable

Learning & Career Opportunities
In this position, the incumbent will have an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in the following areas:
· Experience in finance operations
· Leadership skills in leading a department of professionals.
· Relevant next career steps might be:
· Position in finance in a relatively senior role
· Position in finance in a larger or more complex terminal environment

Contact information:

The application deadline is 15 dec 2010. The hiring manager is Robert Bal (APMT Côte d’Ivoire Cluster Manager). We ask that all applications are submitted electronically through the job portal.

Apply for this position

For more information please contact:
Robert Bal, APMT Côte d’Ivoire Cluster Manager
+225 21 21 91 00
[email protected]
or
Gabriel Varango, Cluster HR Manager Ivory Coast
+225 21 21 91 93 (direct) / +225 21 21 91 00
[email protected]

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Engenderhealth Burkina Faso Jobs(3 positions)

Engerderhealth Burkina Faso is currently recruiting for the under-listed positions. Interested applicants are to click on each job position/title for more information and to apply.

Title Location
Finance Manager, Burkina Faso
Program Manager Burkina Faso
Technical Specialist for Family Planning, Reproductive and Maternal (FP/RMH) Burkina Faso

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Africa Rice Center Recruits for Data Manager

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is looking for a highly qualified Data Manager for Africa Rice Breeding Task Force. It is a GSS (General Support Staff) level position based at the temporary
headquarters of the Institution in Cotonou, (Republic of Benin).
About AfricaRice
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) ex WARDA is an association of 24 African member states and one of the 15 International Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The Center’s mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environment. The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) ex WARDA is temporarily headquartered in Cotonou, Benin. More information on AfricaRice is available on www.AfricaRice.org.
Description of the Africa Rice Breeding Task Force
The Africa Rice Breeding Task Force is a network of rice breeders from National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), AfricaRice and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) that aims to develop new varieties for African rice farmers and consumers. The Task Force also has a close link with the International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice (INGER), hosted for Africa by AfricaRice.
Position: Data Manager
Category: GSS – G6.
Responsibilities:
The Data Manager will be responsible for the development, maintenance and improvement of the Africa Rice Breeding Task Force database.
Under the direct supervision of the Task Force Coordinator, the Data Manager will be in charge of the following tasks:
• Set-up and maintain a database for the Task Force;
• Compile and archive germplasm data (designations and basic morpho-agronomic data) sent by Task Force members to AfricaRice and other data such as of newly nominated germplasm and data collected in multi-location field evaluations;
• Check data quality and integrity before uploading to the database of a higher hierarchy;
• Generate field books, screening requirements, datasheets and plot labels used in the Task Force activities;
• Archive completed field books and datasheets;
• Retrieve relevant data required by the Task Force Coordinator, INGER-Africa Coordinator and other AfricaRice, IRRI or NARS scientists;
• Provide NARS partners extended on-the-job training on data management;
• Conduct any other tasks as required by the Center.
Requirements
• Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, statistics or other related fields;
• Minimum of 4 year working experience in database administration, systems analysis and data querying in national or international organizations;
• Strong computer skills in database management;
• Proven ability to perform in a multicultural environment, to efficiently work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and to take responsibilities for tasks with minimal supervision;
• Strong communication skills in either English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other; and
• Detailed knowledge of statistics including field experimental designing.
Application procedure: Send by e-mail, fax or mail a detailed CV and a cover letter with the names and addresses of three professional references (including telephone and fax numbers with electronic address) to:
HR Manager
01 BP 2031 Cotonou (Bénin)
Tel (229) 21 35.01.88
Fax: (229) 21 35 05 56
E-mail: [email protected]
N. B. : The application file should include a one-page (01) summary of the CV with the following indications: Name, surname, sex, date of birth, family status, nationality, higher diploma obtained, number of years of professional experience, good knowledge or not of the working languages (French/English).
Applications are accepted until 13 August 2010.
We thank all applicants but only those who are shortlisted will be contacted
AfricaRice believes that staff diversity contributes to excellence
and encourages women professionals to apply.

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Africa Rice Center Recruits for Social Scientist NRM

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice, ex-WARDA) is looking for a highly qualified Social Scientist NRM, specialized in collective action and governance in natural resources management (NRM) to be based at
its temporary headquarters in Cotonou, Benin.
About AfricaRice
AfricaRice is an association of 24 African member states and one of the 15 international Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). AfricaRice’s mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environments. AfricaRice is temporarily headquartered in Cotonou, Benin.
Responsibilities
The social scientist will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team working to sustain and improve the productivity of rice-based systems in rainfed, irrigated and lowland ecologies of Africa consistent with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate. She/he will conduct strategic and applied research on institutional and organizational constraints to collective action and governance in NRM, with special emphasis on inland valley systems in West Africa. His/her specific tasks will include the following:
o Develop and implement a research program focused around social, cultural, organizational and institutional dimensions of rice sector development, related to land tenure, water management, group formation and collective action and governance in NRM
o Provide leadership to social science activities conducted at the household – community level and ensure that these are captured in mid-term plans and future R&D projects
o Interact closely with other AfricaRice programs
o Actively link with R&D partners that operate at district – national or watershed level to ensure out-scaling of results
o Build capacity within national programs and universities in social science, supervise MSc and PhD students
o Participate actively in ongoing research projects
o Develop annual work plans and budgets in consultation with the Program Leader, project coordinators and team members
o Publish research results in peer reviewed journals and other relevant outlets

o Actively participate in the dissemination of research results of direct relevance to farmers and other rice development stakeholders
o Participate in and contribute to resource mobilization efforts
o Undertake any other duties as required by the Center
Qualification
The selected candidate should have:
• A PhD in innovation systems research, sociology or related fields
• More than five years work experience, preferably in Africa
• Strong statistics and systems analysis skills
• Excellent communication skills in either English or French, with a working knowledge of the other
• An excellent publication record
• Proven ability to work efficiently as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
• Strong background or degree in agronomy
Duration of the Appointment:
The appointment is for two years with possibility for renewal
Application procedure:
Candidates should send an application (including date of availability and a statement of any special qualifications for the position) and an up-to-date curriculum vitae with the names and addresses (including telephone / fax / e-mail) of three referees to:
Human Resources Manager
AfricaRice
01 BP 2031 Cotonou, Benin
F: + (229) 21 35 05 56; T: (229) 21 35 01 88
Email: [email protected]
Applications will be considered up to August 20, 2010 or until the position is filled.
AfricaRice believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations, and encourages applications from women and developing country professionals.
AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only the short listed candidates will be contacted.
Further details can be obtained from the AfricaRice website at www.africaricecenter.org

Social Scientist
(Specialization in collective action and governance
in Natural Resources Management (NRM))
Ref: IRS/05/RD/July 2010

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Zain Kenya Jobs : Manager – Spend Analysis(Hot/Fresh Job)

Zain one of the leading telecommunications in Africa is currently recruiting for the position of ZAIN1514 – Manager – Spend Analysis in Nairobi Kenya
Business Unit:    Zain Kenya    Division:    Finance
Location:    Kenya – Nairobi    Closing Date:    16-Jul-2010
Basic Purpose:
The role will essentially be responsible for ensuring regular monitoring and analysis of tower sites project implementation & maintenance of operating cost & capital expenditure to check deviation from established budgets & derive synergies. This will entail leading cost efficiency initiatives to optimize spends.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Capex / Opex Spend monitoring
Develop CAPEX forecasting models
Keep track of CAPEX and OPEX proposals across all Opcos
Ensure timely order placement against approved CAPEX
Monitor spends vis-à-vis approved budgets
Analyze past CAPEX and spends data to derive trends and identify deviations
Design and implement spend analysis processes
Develop processes and strategies to monitor spends in operations
Establish key performance metrics (in terms of savings, SLA tracking, statuary compliances etc) and benchmarks relating to supply chain planning
Measure the actual performance against goals on regular basis and present results to Management
Conduct cost benchmarking
Engage in costs and quality benchmarking through informal market research, study of consumption patterns, quality and cost interrelationships
Develop cost benchmarks by checking rates given to other clients and competitors by vendors
Manage cost efficiency initiatives and drive process improvements
Drive financial savings across all Opcos by recommending improvement projects and other initiatives
Monitor successful progress and implementation of cost reduction projects across all Opcos.
Evaluate & improve processes of complete supply chain (warehousing, inventory, and logistics) function for all Opcos
Lead reengineering efforts as it relates to supply chain planning and execution systemsLead reengineering efforts as it relates to supply chain planning and execution systems
Identify and implement tools for effective data analysis and warehousing
Identify & implement system tools needed in the existing system
Process and utilize computer software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access) for data analysis/MIS and reporting
Analyze database design & recommend changes for optimization against function needs
Competencies & Qualifications:
Qualifications
5-7 years of experience in analysing CAPEX for supply chain and process mapping in telecom industry
MBA/Post graduate degree/diploma in IT
Competencies
Strong analytical & data integration skills
Research orientation
Commercial acumen
Planning and coordination
Market awareness
Drive for results
Relationship management
Communication skills
Multi tasking
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume/CV
Apply online

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ILRI Vacancy: Head of Services

ILRI vacancy: Head of services (closing Monday, 14 June 2010)
Posted: 23 May 2010 11:29 PM PDT
Vacancy Number: HOS/FO/05/10
Department: Operations
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: 3 years renewable
Reporting to: Director of Finance and Operations
Direct Reports / Indirect Reports: 9 / 300
Financial Responsibility: US$ 15 million
ILRI helps reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries, working in partnership with organizations in developing countries. ILRI’s headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For more information on ILRI and details of the position, please visit the website on www.ilri.org
ILRI is seeking to recruit a Head of Services to manage its Addis Ababa campus, which provides a hub for five broad programmes in ILRI as well as other programmes from 10 further international agricultural research institutes which are hosted within the campus.
The campus comprises offices, cafeteria, members’ club, hostels, conference facilities and the Head of Services also manages the transport, engineering, procurement, stores, liaison and travel, security services and staff medical clinic on an 86 acre site.
S/he will be responsible for the overall effectiveness and efficiency in provision of the services required by the ILRI Programmes and international institutions hosted on the campus in Addis Ababa. The total staff complement from ILRI staff and hosted institutions is about 300. This is a service platform for international agricultural research for development and is a growing operation with more partners expected to join in the coming years.
In addition, the incumbent plays a key role in public relations including liaising with the authorities, international organizations, donor organizations and other partners in Ethiopia.
S/he reports to the ILRI Director of Finance and Operations and works very closely with the Director General’s Representative for Ethiopia, Addis-based Theme Directors, Project Leaders and other research staff and works in coordination with counterparts at ILRI headquarters in Nairobi. S/he is expected to contribute to the improvements to the overall finance and administrative function at ILRI-wide level.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Leading and managing the service units (Engineering, Transport, Housing, Catering & Conferencing, Procurement, Stores, Liaison & Travel, Security and Medical Clinic) by evaluating needs and risks, managing the planning process for the various functions/units, ensuring appropriateness of policies, fostering continuous improvementand innovation and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Managing service delivery from the various units by setting standards, ensuring compliance, reviewing processes, seeking feedback from customers, solving problems and managing external providers.
  • Managing material and financial resources, including facilities and assets, by planning long-term needs, managing the operational and capital budgets of the units, approving expenses, ensuring assets are safeguarded and properly utilized.
  • Providing support to the Director of Human Resources and the Human Resource Office in Addis Ababa.
  • Assisting the DG’s Representative in Ethiopia in his public relations and liaison activities and acting on his behalf in his absence. Advising him on relevant developments.
Key Professional Skills, Competencies and Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (for example Engineering, Finance, Management, Commerce) as a minimum. A Master’s degree(MPA, MBA) is preferred
  • Experience in international, multi-cultural settings preferably in Africa.
Experience in:
  • Managing service functions
  • Leading and managing diverse teams
  • Managing budgets and staff
  • Managing change processes
  • Dealing with government counterparts and other external partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Good people management skills
  • Innovative problem-solving
  • Self-motivated with sound judgment and sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Interest in management information systems
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars and excellent benefits.
Anyone wishing to apply for this job should please read the job description and send the following to Hazel Douglas at our Search Consultants, Oxford HR:
  • a curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • a covering letter (of no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you believe your skills and experience make you suitable for this position and specifically how you meet the person specification in the Job Description, plus details of your current salary package
  • a completed Oxford HR Registration Sheet (OxHR) giving contact and referee details, downloadable from the Oxford HR website
These documents should be saved in Word in the following format: First Name, Last Name, Document Name, and Date (mmyy) e.g. Hazel Douglas CV 0510; Hazel Douglas Cover Letter 0510; Hazel Douglas Reg 0510.
You can contact Hazel Douglas on  or look at our website – www.oxfordhr.co.uk – for more details of all our vacancies. Please feel free to send this on to colleagues who may also know of suitable people. Closing date: Monday 14th June 2010.
ILRI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply

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New Partnership for Africa’s Development Vacancy: Payroll Officer

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Secretariat is seeking for a Payroll Officer. Under the supervision of the Human Resources Manager of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) or his/her delegate, the Payroll Officer – Consultant will work with the NPCA Staff Members to provide efficient and effective payroll services to the NPCA. 

Applications should be forwarded electronically utilizing “Arial: font 12: to  and they should be marked for the attention of: 

Mrs. F. Ceesay Jallow
NEPAD Secretariat
C/o Development Bank of Southern Africa

The closing date for this position is Friday, 28 May 2010. Please note, should you not hear from us within six (6) weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful. 


Position Title: Payroll Officer 
Supervisor: Human Resources Manager 
Sector: Human Resources (HR), Finance and Administration Unit
Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa



Click on the link below for more details: 
English

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NEPAD VACANCY: Chief Executive Officer

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which is an African Union Office located

in Midrand, South Africa, wishes to advertise the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the APRM Secretariat. The CEO is the Head of the Secretariat and responsible to the APR Panel of Eminent Persons, who report to the Committee of Heads of State & Government of Participating Countries. 

The AU Office for APRM offers same conditions as for comparable levels at the African Union in South Africa, with immunities and privileges provided for in the Host Country Agreement. 

Position Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the APRM Secretariat
Duty Station: Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa



All applications, which should include a letter of motivation, detailed curriculum vitae, and three references, should be sent, not later than 20 June 2010 to the address below:
AU Office for APRM, Attn. Chairperson, APR Panel, 
P.O.Box 1234; 
Halfway House, 
1685, 
Midrand, South Africa.


To apply on line please visit 
DBSA Website:www.dbsa.org 
APRM web site:www.aprm-international.org 
NEPAD web site: www.nepad.org
Or send by email: 

Click on the links below for more details: 
English 
French

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Adexen Africa Jobs: Assistant Sales Manager(Abidjan)

Our Client is a leader in Electronics, Telecommunications & Services business. They are looking for a dynamic, customer-oriented and self-motivated individual to fill the position of a Assistant Sales Manager
for their expanding operations in Abidjan.

Job description
The Assistant sales Manager – Mobile will be in charge of Business development & Marketing, monitoring competitor’s strategy & product portfolio. He will oversee all sales & marketing activities.

He will establish sales strategies to meet organizational objectives and evaluate customer research, market conditions, competitor data and implement marketing plan changes as needed.

The position is based in Abidjan.

Responsibilities
Business development – Mobile sales

Sales/ client account management

Marketing Management

Monitoring competitors’ strategy & product portfolio

Care for the Company’s brand

Motivate sales staffs and distributor network

Demand forecasting and sales planning

Monitoring daily secondary sales.

Continuous FMS training for better understanding of new features and models.

Creating selling approach for every model

Product launching program with competitive promotion plan

Enhance Product training and In-store communication (POP)

Price guideline management

PSI and long term Stock Management

Support distributor merchandising team for training and other queries

Prepare marketing plan for lying stock to strengthen Company – Operator relationship

Logistics supports

Qualifications et experience

Diploma or Degree in Business Management or Marketing.

Smart, sharp, aggressive with pleasing personality & quick decision making ability, with proven track records

Sourcing of new buyers with good negotiating skills with corporate clients

Dynamic, result-oriented and able to deliver and achieve sales target

Should have team management experience

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

What is on offer
attractive package.

If your experience, personal characteristics and qualifications meet the position specifications and your personal objectives are to seek such a challenge, then we would like to hear from you with details of your current earnings, up to date CV and explanation as to why your achievements to date fit you for consideration.
 
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SW Global LIMITED: Subject Matter Expert (SME) E-Healthcare (Consultant)

job Objective
The position holder for this role would be responsible for researching and putting in place structures to set in motion our company’s entry into the wider E-Healthcare market. He/she should possess the
skills needed to provide specialist support to design, develop, evaluate and deliver the user experience for Healthcare related software products. This function covers in-depth familiarisation with all healthcare products from: product packaging, user interfaces, specialist care functionalities, and other customer collateral and includes tasks from across the product life-cycle, from initial product familiarization through product support and upgrade. The goal of the SME is to enhance the users’ product experience by illustrating how the software meets their business needs and goals while ensuring overall efficiency in their operations.

Broad Duties and Responsibilities

  • To investigate and report on the market, technical and managerial feasibility of undertaking the E-Healthcare project, conduct a market survey and analysis and prepare a project document based on the study

  • To investigate, report as well as assist in conducting a comprehensive project appraisal which will enable the company to evaluate funding prospects for the project. The final appraisal will assess the market, technical and economic viability of the project.
  • To prepare detailed assumptions for developing operational projections for the first 10 years of operation.
  • To identify potential issues and risks likely to face the venture and recommend ways of minimizing adverse effects.

SCOPE OF WORK
The Project

  1. Project Concept: To review the concept of the project in terms of scope and rationale and assess whether the project will be consistent with market demand.

  2. Market: Provide a detailed assessment of the market(s) for the project, focusing on the demand, supply and pricing structure for the project’s services. Describe the project’s main competitors, and nature of the competitive environment in the target market. In view of the projected market opportunities, recommend the mix of services and optimal project size.
  3. SWOT Analysis: Conduct a detailed analysis of each identified market’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats with relation to our identified product offerings.
  4. Marketing: Assess and describe the arrangements to market the project’s products, and make recommendations on marketing issues.
  5. Management and Organization: Provide recommendations on management, organizational structure as well as on the qualifications of key staff members. Make recommendations on requirement for training and technical assistance.
  6. Environment / Economic Evaluation: Provide comments on the project’s potential environmental impact, positive and negative, and recommend mitigating measures, where necessary; Employment – direct & indirect as well as training of local labour and management.
  7. Any other aspects of the project which in the consultant’s professional judgment would add to the quality of to the company’s profile and/or facilitate the successful implementation of the project including project management, hygiene, safety, quality control and other issues that could affect the project..

REPORTING

  1. Develop, document, and implement worldwide support delivery plans to ensure clients receive seamless software support for their purchased offering.

  2. Provide needed support to train and illustrate to SW Global customers, how the software meets their business needs and goals and ensures overall efficiency in their operations
  3. Work with delivery management, product developers, account managers, finance, as well as technical sales and marketing as the support liaison between these business units and the customer.
  4. Support, shape and redefine Service Delivery processes, ensuring technical consistency for SW Global customers.
  5. Within the scope of the software development life-cycle, advice Product Development on technical support processes whilst preparing the SW Global support structure for new offerings and support readiness.
  6. Help determine workload projections as input to the staffing plan required to develop software and provide support after implementation.
  7. Responsible for developing a relationship with customers, to help identify other software service opportunities
  8. Document all communication with customers and interdepartmental constituents related to outstanding technical issues in order to resolve or escalate to next level
  9. Work with subsidiary sales and proposal teams to elaborate customer solutions (from simple projects to complex multi years projects)
  10. Contribute to the customer proposal preparation in terms of competencies, resources, scope, schedule, workload, risks and costs.
  11. Perform other duties as required.

Educational Requirements and Work Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Health Science or similar university education, MBA will be an added advantage

  • Experience or knowledge in Healthcare services
  • Some Knowledge of software development methodology is required
  • Excellent English speaking skills (able to present / manage international meetings with several stakeholders)
  • Good level of understanding on a wide range of technologies & project types
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion and confidence in this fiel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Please send a cover letter and CV to .
Be sure to include the position title in the subject line.

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Africa Union Jobs: Senior Policy Officer

The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the post of Senior Policy Officer

Post:
Job Title: SENIOR POLICY OFFICER, PATTEC

Post Level: P4

Department: Department for Rural Economy and Agriculture

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Supervisor: PATTEC Coordinator

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Works under the general supervision of the PATTEC Coordinator

• Is the Secretary to the PATTEC Coordination meetings (where necessary in collaboration with National PATTEC Coordinators or PATTEC Project Managers)
• Is in regular operational contact with country Focal Points, Directors and Heads of Departments responsible for tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in the different affected countries
• Deputises / acts for the PATTEC Coordinator in the absence of the PATTEC Coordinator
• Performs all such duties related to the implementation of the PATTEC initiative as the PATTEC Coordinator may assign to him/her, including representing the Commission in all forums on issues related to PATTEC

• Assigns work to and supervises all staff posted under him/her in the PATTEC Coordination Office

• Prepares reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the PATTEC Coordination Office, in consultation with the PATTEC Coordinator and staff of the PATTEC Coordination Office

• Undertakes all such work and duties as may be necessary for the effective execution of the functions and objectives within the context of the Commission’s mandate in initiating and coordinating activities in the implementation of PATTEC

Educational Qualifications and Experience Required:

Educational qualifications:
Candidates must have at least a Masters Degree in a science, medicine, veterinary or agriculture field and related postgraduate training or research in disease or pest control would be an advantage.

Work experience:

Candidates must have at least 10 years of relevant working experience in Agriculture Policy & Strategy of project planning, supervision, monitoring and coordination of which at least 5 years should be at management level

Other Relevant Skills:

• Computer literacy;

• Working knowledge of policy analysis and development; and programme/project management, implementation and monitoring;

• Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to organize and motivate others, and to work in a multi-cultural environment;

• Excellent drafting and reporting skills;

• Good communication and negotiating skills;

• Good planning and organizational skill

Language Requirement:

Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of other working languages would be an added advantage.

Age Requirement:

Candidates must preferably be between 35 and 50 years old.

Tenure of Appointment:

The appointment will be made on fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract could be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

Gender Mainstreaming:

The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application:

To apply, please submit the following:

 A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AU Commission;

 A detailed and updated CV, indicating nationality, age and gender;

 Names and contact details (including e-mail, address) of three references;

 Certified copies of Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and samples of written work.

Remuneration:

Indicative basic salary of US$38,489.00 per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. post adjustment (46% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$16,819.20 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Applications must be received not later than 21 May 2010 and should be addressed to:

AU Commission

P.O. Box 3243

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Fax: 00251-11-5525840/5510430

E-mail:

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Research and Programme Officer at Africa Union

In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union operates through its specialized technical and regional offices to implement policies and programs in various aspects of socio-economic development.
The Semi-Arid Food Grains Research and Development (SAFGRAD) is one of the specialized technical offices of the Commission of the African Union under its Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture. SAFGRAD’s mandate is to facilitate the advancement of agricultural research, technology transfer and dissemination for the development of livelihoods in semi-arid zones of Africa.

The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for a position of Research and Marketing Officer/SAFGRAD Office in the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture.

1. Post
Post title: Research and Programme Officer

Post level: P3

Duty Station: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Immediate Supervisor: Coordinator, AU/SAFGRAD

2. Major duties and responsibilities :

a. Coordinate and conduct studies and research in related to agriculture in SAFGRAD mandate areas;

b. Formulate appropriate policies and plans of action and develop programs and projects proposals relating to agriculture particularly in research and development;

c. Implement, monitor, supervise and evaluate projects and programs in agricultural research and development;

d. Monitor, measure and report periodically on SAFGRAD projects and programs on crop research and technology transfer;

e. Develop concept notes and issues papers for discussion and resource mobilization;

f. Support the organization of scientific conferences and fora;

g. Participate in the preparation of SAFGRAD annual program budget;

h. Participate in the implementation of SAFGRAD strategic plan;

i. Organize and service workshops, seminars and meetings;

j. Produce and submit periodic reports of activities and specific missions;

k. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

3. Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master Degree or equivalent degree in agriculture, animal production or closely related discipline. A Ph.D. Degree is an added advantage.
4. Work experience requirement: Candidates must have at least 7 years of appropriate experience of which at least 3 years should be in Senior Management position.

5. Other relevant skills

• Understanding of crop-livestock systems;

• Board awareness of the NARS, regional programs in agriculture and IARCs;

• Working knowledge of policy analysis and development;

• Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others and to work in a multi-cultural environment;

• Excellent report writing and presentation skills ;

• Good communication and negotiating skills;

• Good planning and organisational skills ;

• Commitment to personal performance and self-development ;

• Leading and managing change with integrity, trustworthiness and confidence;

• Computer literacy.
6. Language requirement: Proficiency in one of the AU working languages. Knowledge of one other working languages would be an added advantage.
7. Age requirement: Candidates must preferably be between 30 and 45 years old.
8. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

9. Gender Mainstreaming : The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
10. Application: To apply, please submit the following:

• A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AU Commission;

• A detailed and updated CV, indicating your nationality, age and gender;

• Names and contact details (including e-mail address) of three references;

• Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

11. Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$ 33,619.00 per annum plus other related entitlements -e.g. post adjustment (55% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$ 17, 222.40), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses up to a maximum of US$ 7,800.00 per child per annum), etc in accordance with the Rules and Regulations Governing the employment of International Civil Servants of the African Union Commission.

12. The applications must be received not later than 21 May 2010, and should be addressed to:

AU Commission

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

P.O. Box 3243

Fax: +251-11-5525840/5510430

E-mail:

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Africa Union: Production and Marketing Officer/SAFGRAD Office

The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for a position of Production and Marketing Officer/SAFGRAD Office in the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture.

1. Post

Post title: Production and Marketing Officer

Post level: P3

Duty Station: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Immediate Supervisor: Coordinator, AU/SAFGRAD
2. Major duties and responsibilities :
a. Coordinate and conduct studies in related to agricultural production and marketing in SAFGRAD mandates areas;

b. Analyze agriculture production and marketing activities in SAFGRAD mandate areas;

c. Analyze the structure, conduct and performance of input and output markets serving smallholder farmers in the semi-arid region;

d. Analyze the policy and institutional strategies to promote technology adoption and small holder farmers’ participation in markets and regional trade;

e. Conceptualization of new programs in his area of expertise that will lead to the development of proposals to enable SAFGRAD contribute to AU goals of poverty alleviation; he will assist in identifying partners and funding opportunities;

f. Participate in the preparation of SAFGRAD annual program budget;

g. Participate in the implementation of SAFGRAD strategic plan;

h. Organize and service workshops, seminars and meetings;

i. Produce and submit periodic reports of activities and specific missions;

j. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
3. Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master Degree or equivalent degree in agricultural economics, economics with specialization in production economics or marketing, or closely related discipline. A Ph.D. Degree is an added advantage.

4. Work experience requirement: Candidates must have at least 7 years of appropriate experience of which at least 3 years should be in Senior Management position.

5. Other relevant skills

• Good analytical skills involving the use of statistics and econometrics;

• Understanding of crop-livestock systems;

• Board awareness of the NARS, regional programs in agriculture and IARCs;

• Working knowledge of policy analysis and development;

• Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others and to work in a multi-cultural environment;

• Excellent report writing and presentation skills;

• Good communication and negotiating skills;

• Good planning and organisational skills ;

• Commitment to personal performance and self-development ;

• Leading and managing change with integrity, trustworthiness and confidence;

• Strong computer skills.

6. Language requirement: Proficiency in one of the AU working languages. Knowledge of one or several other working languages would be an added advantage.

7. Age requirement: Candidates must preferably be between 30 and 45 years old.

8. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

9. Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
10. Application: To apply, please submit the following:

• A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the AU Commission;

• A detailed and updated CV, indicating your nationality, age and gender;

• Names and contact details (including e-mail address) of three references;

• Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.

11. Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$ 33,619.00 per annum plus other related entitlements -e.g. post adjustment (55% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$ 17,222.40), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses up to a maximum of US$ 7,800.00 per child per annum), etc in accordance with the Rules and Regulations Governing the employment of International Civil Servants of the African Union Commission.

12. The applications must be received not later than 21 May 2010, and should be addressed to:

AU Commission

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

P.O. Box 3243

Fax: +251-11-5525840/5510430

E-mail:

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AFRICAN UNION JOBS: POLICY OFFICER (TRADE)

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and
 cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a New Partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located at Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver, by amongst others, the implementation of its organization structure and the filling of all vacant posts.

The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the post of Policy Officer (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry.

1. Post

Post: Policy Officer, Trade

Grade: P2

Unit: Trade and Industry Department

Supervisor: Senior Policy Officer, Trade

Duty station: Addis Ababa
2. Major duties and Responsibilities

- To recommend policy proposals, plans of action and programs on general trade issues, particularly trade liberalization and trade policy review for Member States, RECs national, regional and continental levels and AU;

- To monitor and report on the implementation of AU program activities in Trade;

- To carry out policy analysis in the field of trade promotion, particularly with regard to policies and programs of RECs, and the regional specialized institutions;

- To initiate policy papers for the Conference of Ministers of Trade and other policy organs of the African Union;

- Assist in organizing trade fairs;

- Initiate proposals on issues at stake in multilateral trade negotiations;

- Perform any other duty as may be assigned.

3. Educational requirements

Candidate should have at least a Degree in Economics or Business Administration.
4. Working experience

Candidates must have at least five (5) years of relevant working experience in Trade Policy of a Member State or REC, of which at least three (3) years should be at management level in the area or international and regional matters.

5. Other relevant skills

- Computer literacy

- Working knowledge of policy analysis

- Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others and to work in a multi-cultural environment

- Excellent drafting and reporting skills

- Good communication and negotiating skills

- Good planning and organization skills.
6. Language Requirement: Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Knowledge of other working languages would be an added advantage.

7. Age Requirement: Candidates must preferable be between 25 and 35 years old.

8. Tenure of Appointment: The appointment will be made on fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months be consider as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

9. Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

10. Application: To apply, please submit the following:

 A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the Au Commission;

 A detailed and updated CV, indicating nationality, age and gender;

 Names and contact details (including e-mail, address) of three references;

 Certified copies of Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.

11. Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$27,892.00 per annum plus other related entitlements-e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($14,414.40 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Applications must be received not later than 21 May 2010 and should be addresses to:

Director of Administration & Human Resource Development

P. O .Box 3243

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Fax: 00251-11-5525840/5510430

E-mail:

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SW Global: Senior Finance Officer (Africa)

SW Global is one of the first globally competitive technology companies to emerge from West Africa and penetrate the global information technology (IT) market. They are hiring for: Senior Finance Officer.
SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER

Supervised by and report to Corporate Controller

Responsibilities

• Advise on relevant financial resource allocation decisions (i.e. petty cash and other account payables);
• Oversee the preparation and execution of all routine financial transactions such as bookkeeping, accounts receivables and cash receipts, reporting and budgeting activities Supervise the maintenance of required records, reports, and files in an organized manner;
• Ensure the overall transparency and accountability of all financial transactions;

Core Competencies and Characteristics
The key capabilities and personal attributes that this position entails and that expect you to have and are responsible to uphold include, but are not limited to:
• Well organized and precise record keeping Skills;
• Competency using QuickBooks (or similar accounting software system), Microsoft Office Applications, email and general computer literacy.
• Extensive experience and demonstrated comprehension in Accounting and Finance
[scholarships]
Educational Requirements and Work Experience

• ACCA or CPA preferred,
• 2-4 years in a Big 4 public accounting firm is preferred.
• He is also supervised by & Reports to the Corporate Controller or CFO.

Candidates from the diaspora American or European experience preferred for their international experience. Please provide passport size photograph

How to Apply

Apply to this contact details:

Deadline: 13th April, 2010.

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Swift oil and gas Jobs-Africa/Asia

Swift Oil believes that to provide a World Class service, first you need a World Class organisation: Operating in over 30 countries and 25 Years experience in manpower provision,AFRICA/ASIA JOB OPENINGS

Naval Architect Engineer
Job Reference     1157/61
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Far East     Closing date     06 Apr 2010
Location     South Korea
Job type     Contract
Job summary     Navel Architect Engineer required by our client to start work on their project based in South East Asia (most likely Korea) residentially based, 12 month renewable contract. Successful candidates must have similar previous experience and be qualified to Degree level.

*Assist the Hull Naval Architect Leader to ensure compliance with client Safety objectives throughout the life of the project, and ensure that all safety related programs are fully implemented.
*Ensure that the work, from engineering to construction, will be executed in full compliance with the company
*General Specification and the project specifications / requirements, with the objective to reduce the cost without impacting the level of quality and safety within the defined schedule.
Ensure that the Contractor and the company QA/QC plan are fully implemented.
*Liaise with his contractor counterpart on a regular basis.
*Identify areas of concern which require corrective action by Contractor and closely monitor the implementation of such correctives actions.
*Interface with Classification Society and Flag on all engineering matters when required.
*Keep a permanent contact with the contractors on technical matters.
*inform his management on a regular basis.
*Liaise with vendors.
*Review and comment the Hull design and construction procedures.

Skills/Qualifications:

*Engineering degree
*Confirmed Engineer (Naval Architect, marine engineer or structural engineer) with experience in engineering of similar FPSO’s project.
*Professional Experience: over 5 years experience with at least one experience on a similar FPSO’s project.
*Good mastering of English.
Consultant     Atish Mehta
Email     [email protected]
Phone     01992 704 900
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FPSO HULL Instrumentation/Telecom Engineer
Job Reference     1157/60
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Far East     Closing date     05 Apr 2010
Location     South Korea
Job type     Contract
Job summary     Opportunity for an Instrumentation / Telecom Engineer to work on our clients project based in Asia (most likely Korea) position is residentially based, ongoing contract. Successful candidates must speak fluent English and 10 Years in petroleum/offshore industry and at least 5 years as instrument/DCS with good telecom skills.

Main Job Responsibilities:

*Monitor all contractor activities related to instrument and telecoms in accordance with the specifications and contractual requirements.
*Follow-up procurement, construction, expediting, FAT for discipline related activities.
*Anticipate problems in his discipline and inform hull systems leader and Instrument leader.
*Liaise with other disciplines to ensure compliance of the works.
*Comment on contractor documents in due time: instrument data sheets, instrument database, instrument hook-up drawings, I/O wiring diagrams, instrument specifications, ESD logic diagrams, F&G cause and effect diagrams.
*Follow-up of Vendor’s Package UCPs (design specifications including hardware and software with a particular attention to be paid to the PLC’s logic definition and communication interfaces with the ICSS).

Skills/Qualifications:

*Qualification: Charted Engineer.
*Professional experience: 10 Years in petroleum/offshore industry and at least 5 years as instrument/DCS with good telecom skills
*Fluent English
Consultant     Atish Mehta
Email     [email protected]
Phone     01992 704 900
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Social Advisor – Angola
Job Reference     SOCIA57189
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     16 Apr 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

Duration: 1-2 years
Location: Soyo, Angola
Rotation: 28/28
Rate: TBD

Job Purpose:

To ensure the project’s social and community relations commitments are implemented in a timely, efficient and professional manner.

Roles:

    * Develop community relations strategy and update regularly, based on project needs.

    * Plan and manage CLO activities in order to be support business objectives.

    * Work in close liaison with construction staff and operations staff to identify risks and implement mitigation measures.

    * Develop communication materials as needed to deliver project information to various audiences.

    * Develop and implement targeted community outreach programs as required, including educational programs, community safety programs, etc.

    * Support the Angolan Development team with presentation materials for public or shareholder meetings

    * Monitor implementation of social mitigation measures outlined in ESHIA document across all project activities; where non compliances exist, develop and implement actions plans to redress situation.

    * Review any ESHIA documentation to verify accuracy and practicality.

    * Support sustainable development team in the development and implementation of community investment projects, as required, including review of proposal and monitoring project implementation

Requirement:

    * Bachelor’s Degree

Swift provides free medical, dental & vision insurance.
Consultant     Katie Kidd
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0311
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Rigging And Scaffolding Supervisor
Job Reference     RIGGI80194
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     30 Mar 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

* Accountable for meeting project and business safety metrics in line with procedures and processes. * Responsible for advocating a safety culture on all aspects of the project. * Responsible for coordinating rigging & lifting related issues between construction contractor and project team. * Responsible for ensuring lifting plans are developed and executed efficiently and safely. * Ensure scaffoldings erected are inspected and database is maintained for periodic inspections. * Review contractor’s lifting and rigging procedures and ensure they are aligned with industry best practices. * Comply with all the applicable policies. * Report on a regular basis directly about the status and progress of work to Construction Manager on site. * Coordinate, schedule and plan all the scaffolding, rigging and lifting activities. * Report observations

Preferred Skills

* Demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills. * Role-model safety culture behaviour. * Strong multi-tasking abilities and able to quickly react and re-prioritize focus of a group or team based on multiple projects engaged in parallel, simultaneous execution. * Recognizes the important value in cultivating relationships/building trust and demonstration of genuine concern for the personal safety of the entire team including multi-national contractors and personnel. * Skilled in interpersonal and written communication to enhance collaboration and produce effective results simultaneously with project team members and personnel at all levels.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE IN AFRICA REQUIRED!!!!!
Consultant     Brooke Burgher
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 358 3433
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Quality Manager
Job Reference     QUALI69796
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     30 Mar 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

* Report to Management on QMP performance. Identify areas for improvement, assist / implement improvement recommendations, and promote quality awareness. * Assist in the development of strategic and tactical Quality Plans in support of the QMP and QMP Elements. Actively participate in the generation, review, verification and implementation of Contractor Quality Plans. * Implement and coordinate use of the QMP Elements at local locations * Provide Quality Representative Coordinator with QMP reporting input * Educate and provide guidance to personnel in QMP implementation and acts as the QMP Enhancement Initiative Point Contact * Address daily QA/QC issues and report key findings to management * Coordinate reviews and comments during the development phase of Technical Specifications (TS) and Quality Specifications (QS) global templates * Coordinate customization of global TS and QS templates for inclusion in procurement documents (Contract specific TS and QS) as applicable to operations * Facilitate Contract TS and QS implementation process, steward ongoing evaluation, assess compliance and monitor ongoing performance improvement * Advise QA/QC requirements for local manufacture and repair. Monitor implementation to ensure compliance * Initiate and monitor quality event reporting. Steward implementation of the Quality Event Database, its reporting system and controls for Goods and Service. This shall include local Contractor supplied Goods and Services * Coordinate equipment failure investigations / Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and conduct Corrective Action verification as required * Confirm documentation control for equipment and service providers including local Contractors * Conduct and coordinate Contractor assessments on Services and Service related Goods Contractors. Report findings to management, identify and recommend areas for improvement. * Conduct internal assessments to assure compliance to QMP 16 Coordinate QC activities for received equipment deliveries * Verify that Goods Preventive Maintenance, Inspection and Test Programs (PMITP) and Inventory maintenance inspections are in place * Responsible for facilitating the development and effective implementation of the Project Quality Management system by the Project Team and contractors * Develop, maintain, and lead the execution of the Project Quality Management Plan for assigned Project, and manage the development and maintenance of any supporting plans, procedures, forms etc.

Education

Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related field with 10 years minimum of related professional work experience in engineering, procurement, construction and/or project management including 3 – 5 years of recent Quality Management experience on Major Capital Projects.
Consultant     Brooke Burgher
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 358 3433
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O&I Special Project Engineer
Job Reference     OISPE42391
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     16 Apr 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

Location: Starts out in Houston, TX (6-9 months) then 2 years rotational (28/28) in Soyo
Rate: TBD
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 2+ years

Job Roles:

    * Implement engineering, design, procurement, and construction contracting for development and implementation of the Soyo area infrastructure projects in support of the project such as Project-specific airport improvements, waste mitigation improvements, local Soyo road improvements, impact mitigation programs, and social programs.   Provide project engineering support for the work plan to verify the overall technical acceptability of the work.

    * Interface with resources on an as required basis (subject matter experts, facilitators, vendors, and consultants).  Establish a good working relationship with the contractor team to complete the required deliverables.

    * Prepare estimates and assist in the control of the budget and schedule activities for the area of responsibility.   Maintain effective communications and the free flow of information between work groups in order to assess and minimize the impact of proposed design modifications, schedule changes, technical interface issues, and budget issues.

    * Engage / liaise with stakeholders (e.g. Project Team, Soyo community leaders, etc.) to define expectations, value drivers, etc. for project / program development opportunities.

    * Champion Every person Safe Every day (ESE) behaviors in the contractor office and in the field. Translate project Health Environment and Safety objectives into design objectives.

Swift provides free medical, dental & vision insurance.
Consultant     Katie Kidd
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0311
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HES Advisor
Job Reference     HESAD53220
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     28 Mar 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

A major oil and gas operator is seeking a HES Advisor in Angola. Must have at least 15 years of experience and be willing to work on resident/ permanent basis.

Develop, establish and manage the comany’s policies, procedures and practices for safety and loss prevention.

Train the workforce on preforming behavioral based safety and observations.

Conduct and review site inspections and audits.

Subject Matter Expert for training, learning and development programs.

Lead incident and accident investigations.

Coach and mentor junior staff.
Consultant     Taryn Nesloney
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0305
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Controls Engineer
Job Reference     CONTR35151
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     28 Mar 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

A major oil and gas operator is seeking a Controls Engineer in Angola. Must have at least 10 year of experience and be willing to work on resident/ permanent basis.

Participate in teams carrying out debottlenecking activities or general plant studies as required by recognizing opportunities for continuous improvement on plants daily activities.

Monitor technology changes and updates of equipment in controls field, working closely with operations and maintenance personnel to ensure plant controls systems are modernized.

Apply Safety Concepts in order to show a full understanding oh how to apply safety concepts throughout the whole organization.
Consultant     Taryn Nesloney
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0305
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Technical Assistant/ Presentation Support
Job Reference     TECHN18740
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     28 Mar 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

A major oil and gas operator is seeking a Technical Assistant/ Administrator in Angola. Must have at least 5 years of experience and be willing to rotate on a 28/28 rotation.

Provide support to company Proposals and be part of the tender process where appropriate.

Effectively communicate and build relationships with other relevant departments to raise commercial awareness.

Assist in the development of annual budgets and rolling forecasts.

Obtain Project Management approval of budgets, implement them in control system and communicate baseline to the project and stakeholders.

Generate a check list of typical considerations per element that will be used at less proficient levels.
Consultant     Taryn Nesloney
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0305
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Process Engineer – Angola
Job Reference     PROCE1128
Salary     Negotiable    
Region     Africa     Closing date     14 Apr 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

Duration: 3-4 years
Rotation: Residential (2 days on & 2 days off)
Location: Soyo, Angola
Rate: TBD

Job Purpose:
Provide process engineering technical support for plant/facility design and operation by optimizing processes & operations of the facilities within the framework in order to reinforce the concepts of Incident Free Operations.

Roles:

    * Conduct or participate in teams who are carrying out debottlenecking activities or general plant studies as required recognizing opportunities for continuous improvement on plants daily activities.

    * Perform process studies on a daily basis (or as required) as variation in the feedstock and ambient conditions dictate, utilizing process simulators/simulation techniques to optimize plant operations, maximizing plant product  production (LNG, LPGs, Condensate, Domestic Gas) from available plant feed stock at minimum expenditure of plant resources (equipment, manpower, capital), as well as working with the operations group to execute the conclusions of these studies and developing heat and material balances around specific gas processing equipment and entire plant, utilizing a plant process simulator such as Hysys.

Requirements:

    * Bachelor’s degree

Swift provides free medical, dental & vision insurance.
Consultant     Katie Kidd
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0311
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Electrical Engineer – Angola
Job Reference     ELECT53504
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     14 Apr 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

Duration: 3-4 years
Location: Soyo, Angola
Rotation: Residential (2 days on & 2 days off)
Rate: TBD

Job Purpose:
Provide electric power technical expertise promoting to support plant/facility projects (small and large), operations and maintenance in order to promote a safe and reliable installation and operation of plant/facility electrical equipment and systems that support Incident Free Operations.

Roles:

    * Participate in teams conducting: power system studies, including load flow, short circuit, protective relaying coordination, motor starting, harmonic analysis, reliability, transient stability, dynamic stability, load shedding and failure analysis and assist in factory tests and pre-commissioning and field tests of large, critical motors and generators, adjustable speed drives and other equipment as required, ensuring that all team members have acquired a fully understanding on the usage of all equipments.

    * Apply national/international standards and specifications in design, application, installation of electrical equipment and systems; prepare one-line and protection and metering diagrams in order to proper select electrical equipment such as motores, generators, transformers, switchgears, protective relaying, adjustable speed drives and other electrical equipment.

Requirement:

    * Bachelor’s degree

Swift provides free medical, dental & vision insurance.
Consultant     Katie Kidd
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0311
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Mechanical Engineer – Angola
Job Reference     MECHA20393
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     07 Apr 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

Duration: 3-4 years
Rotation: Rotation: Residential (2 days on & 2 days off)
Rate: TBD
Location: Soyo, Angola

Job Purpose:
Provide mechanical engineering support for the LNG plant operations with a broad scope of responsibilities in design, construction, maintenance, major turnarounds, and modification of plant facilities.

Roles:

    * Participate in teams carrying out debottlenecking activities or general plant studies as required (typically these teams are made up of appropriate plant engineering disciplines with operations and maintenance personnel involved), recognizing opportunities for continuous improvement on plants daily activities

    * Monitor technology changes and updates of equipment in heat exchange, rotating equipment (pumps, gas turbines, compressors, air fin coolers, etc.), valves, piping/insulation systems working closely with operations and maintenance personnel to ensure plant mechanical systems are modernized as such programs can be justified on a cost effective basis.  In cooperation with process engineering and operations, work toward the optimization of plant operations, maximizing plant product  production (LNG, LPGs, Condensate, Domestic Gas) from available plant feed stock at minimum expenditure of plant resources (equipment, manpower, capital).   Work with the operations group to execute the conclusions of these studies.

Requirements:

    * Bachelor’s degree

Swift provides free medical, dental & vision insurance.
Consultant     Katie Kidd
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0311
Apply

Sr. Planner / Scheduler
Job Reference     SRPLA24823
Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     26 Mar 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Permanent
Job summary   

Rotation: 28/28
Location: Soyo, Angola
Rate: TBD
Duration: 1-2 years

Responsibilites:

    * Develop and maintain critical path network analysis-based schedules for the complete project including all schedule interfaces, at a level of detail that enables identification and control of optimum work planning, priorities, status, schedule impacts and change evaluation, and recovery plans.

    * Prepare and analyze monthly schedule updates. Due to nature of the project execution strategy timely detailed schedule input data will not be available. There will be a heavy dependence on the successful candidates experience and ability to interpret key input data.

    * The control, monitoring, and reporting of schedule progress and forecast completion dates.  Extract, interpret, and report periodic schedule progress data for management reporting including weekly and monthly progress reports.

    * Ad-hoc scenario planning, analysis and presentation.

    * Prepare schedule presentation material to support PMT on an as required basis

    * Schedule Risk Analysis Coordination

    * Facilitate periodic schedule risk assessments in requisite detail so that all impacts of any performance uncertainties and risks are reliably modeled. Review, analyze and publicize the risk analysis results.

Swift provides free medical, dental & vision insurance.
Consultant     Katie Kidd
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0311
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Sr. Electrical Technicians
Job Reference     SRELE87985

Salary     Negotiable   
Region     Africa     Closing date     01 Apr 2010
Location     Angola
Job type     Contract
Job summary   

Location: Soyo, Angola
Rotation: 28/28
Start Date: ASAP
Rate: TBD
Duration: 2 years

The Senior Electrical Technician will be responsible for training & mentoring, the safe operation, maintenance, calibration, and optimization of all field electrical equipment for the project.

Job Duties:

    * Responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of all electrical equipment for the project, ensuring that such equipments are working according to the best practices.

    * Responsible for the routine calibrations and testing of high voltage equipment for the project’s facility.

    * Serves as a specialist on the installation, problem diagnosis and repair of complex or critical systems and equipment such as SCADA, safety and high voltage systems.  Estimates material and labors requirements for assigned jobs.  Prepares material requisitions for Supervisors approval.

    * Diagnoses electrical/electronic system malfunctions and prescribes repairs or changes in practice.  Reviews, diagnosis with Supervisor or Engineering when electrical problems are complex or may lead to extended downtime or high costs.  Makes other decisions common to his field of work, applying knowledge or materials and trade practices.

Swift provides free medical, dental & vision insurance.
Consultant     Katie Kidd
Email     [email protected]
Phone     1 713 579 0311
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Zain Africa Jobs

Zain one of the leading telecommunications provider in Africa is recruiting for the under listed job vacancies:

ZAIN1409 – Network Analyst
Business Unit: Zain Sierra Leone Division: Information Technology

Location: Sierra Leone – Freetown Closing Date: 01-Apr-2010

Basic Purpose:
To provide technical expertise in the field of networking. This involves planning, analysing, recommending, installing, securing and supporting of the company central computer systems and network including all the associated hardware and software, routers, switches, firewalls, servers data and voice communication. Provide assistance on escalated problems from IT, systems and Network Administration on Systems and Network issues as well as maintaining the data centre for uptime, availability, security and capacity in all IT systems.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Advises on the communication requirements of installed and planned networked information systems.

* Reviews with users, vendors network traffic and the performance and quality of service provided by network

* Installs, configures and upgrades the internal network for effective use.

* Liaise with other departments to deliver cross team projects and harmonized IT operations

* Reports on statistic on the quality and usage of the network

* Project co-ordination and management of projects and tasks as assigned.

* Provides and maintain documentation of entire network infrastructure

* Custodian of the Data Centre.
Competencies & Qualifications:

Strong Analytic thinking

Ability to design and optimize mid to large scale networks

VOIP technology

Woking knowledge of various networking topology and technology.
{2010 Scholarships}

Strong knowledge of Server and back end office systems.
Good communication skills

Inter-personal skills

CCNA, CCNP, MCSA, MCSE
Note: you will be required to attach the following:

1. Resume/CV

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ZAIN1408 – Network Administrator
Business Unit: Zain Sierra Leone Division: Information Technology

Location: Sierra Leone – Freetown Closing Date: 01-Apr-2010

Basic Purpose:

The position exist to develop and maintain all the network services provide technical support so as to ensure continuous quality services and minimum down time, thereby allowing for business continuity.

Main Responsibility:
* Direct without reference to immediate supervision

* Network monitoring and supervision

* Link management

* Network performance and error reporting.

* Daily optimization of the systems and network infrastructure.

* Implementation of fail over solutions in line with disaster recovery procedures.

* System configuration changes.

* System policy changes

* Changes that will affect the security of our systems.
Competencies:

* Business awareness

* Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills

* Excellent planning skills

* High personal standards and goal oriented

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Excellent and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing

Qualifications:

* Degree in electrical Engineering, computer science, math physics.

* 2 years experience in an active multi leveled network environment as network administrator.

{Scholarship Opportunities}

Any specific job related training ,including computer skills ,or hands on experience required

* Formal professional training or work experience in network administration in various operating environments. Certification in CCNA, CCNP, MCSE and UNIX.

* Knowledge of wireless technology and proficiency in a wide range of networking LAN/WAN products and technologies.

* Strong working knowledge of security policy design and implementation.

* Working knowledge of programming languages. preferably low level languages.
Other Information:

Note: you will be required to attach the following:

1. Resume/CV
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International Labour Office
Vacancy No: RAPS/1/2010/AF/06

Position title: Senior Programme and Resource Mobilization Officer

Grade: P.4

Contract type: Fixed-term appointment

    Date: 1 February 2010

Deadline for application: 3 March 2010
(18 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Organization unit:   ADDIS ABABA
Regional Office for AFRICA

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The following are eligible to apply:

- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 15 and 16 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.

- External candidates.
Within the context of the ILO’s efforts to promote staff mobility, applicants should expect to take up different assignments (field and Headquarters) during their career. The desirable length of the assignment in this specific position is three to five years, following which period the incumbent should be willing to move to another assignment and/or duty station.

The ILO
values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.

Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries is in Appendix I.

Conditions of employment are described in Appendix II.

INTRODUCTION
The Senior Programme and Resource Mobilization Officer coordinate the ILO Regional Office for Africa’s strategy and plans for resource mobilization. The position is based in the Regional Office for Africa. Under the supervision of the Regional Director, the Senior Programme and Resource Mobilization Officer will closely collaborate with Deputy Regional Director for Operations (MAO) and the Deputy Regional Director for Programme (PPC). In liaison with the Partnership and Development Cooperation Department (PARDEV – ILO Geneva), the Senior Programme and Resource Mobilization Officer provides the field offices in Africa with training and guidance in the formulation and design of resources mobilization strategies and provides them with support services for the design of technical cooperation activities/project proposals, including ensuring consistency of TC projects with the regional priorities (DWAA), sub regional priorities and Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs).
Description of Duties
Specific duties:

1. Identify and follow-up on new opportunities to expand the ILO’s technical cooperation programme in Africa, notably through the promotion and negotiation of technical co-operation activities with donors, including local resource mobilization, One UN funds and public-private partnerships. Assist in the appraisal of technical cooperation programmes/projects with regard to quality, design, relevance in response to regional, sub regional and DWCP priorities, taking into consideration ILO policies and approaches, with specific emphasis on good practices and lessons learned.

2. Identify key emerging issues and trends in development cooperation and follow developments within the UN system (UN Reform) and the donor community regarding development cooperation policies and priorities (OECD/DAC). Prepare concept papers on the consequences, opportunities and challenges of these developments for the ILO in the region.

3. Develop and nurture relations with donors, from project financing to complex partnership programmes arrangements. This includes the definition of the major focus areas for each partnership programme, based on the donor’s policies and priorities and the ILO’s own programme of work. In consultation and in collaboration with the Regional Office management and technical specialists in the Region, the officer will develop partnership programmes beyond the financing for technical cooperation activities to further include policy dialogue, joint research, evaluation and advocacy of policies and programmes.

4. Prepare briefings and information notes for management on issues that are considered important for programming and resource mobilization.

5. Assist and participate in the programming and preparation of meetings, training activities and workshops on matters related to technical cooperation.

6. Prepare and continuously update a Strategic document on resource mobilization for the region (with inputs from the field offices)

7. Liaise with PARDEV/PROGRAM/ITC to develop and implement resources mobilization capacity building programme for the region.

8. Coordinate technical support to the field offices in the region for the preparation and implementation of their resources mobilization plans.

9. Collect, analyse and disseminate information on traditional and non traditional funding sources and mechanisms in the region.

10. Organize and service field missions to identify needs and to provide training and advisory services. Identify project possibilities in relation to expressed needs and the known capabilities and resources available and assess the relative feasibility and impact of proposed projects.

11.In consultation with relevant technical units, provide field offices in Africa with technical support services for the design of technical cooperation activities or project proposals. In consultation with relevant technical units and field offices in Africa, formulate, analyse and appraise project proposals for multi-bilateral financing. Recommend the selection of project proposals for submission to donors. Present such proposals to donors. Follow up on donor negotiations, and prepare project agreements with donors upon approval.

12. Design and conduct educational programmes in the relevant substantive field within the framework of the work plans established for the offices and in cooperation with specialists in the Decent Work Technical Support Teams. Act as a resources person at various technical and tripartite meetings.

13. Establish and clear agendas for meetings and conferences. Assist officials requested to write reports and revise or edit them as necessary. Prepare reports and ensure follow-up of actions and decisions stipulated.

14. Contribute to the development of policy guidelines regarding relations with other intergovernmental organizations. Conduct situation analysis, monitor correspondence, prepare contributions, participate in meetings and provide advice and assistance to other departments and units.

15. Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required and appropriate, including administrative matters and focal point responsibilities.

These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties.

1. Draft contributions to policy documents on programming and management, including strategic planning documents, Programme and Budget proposals, programme implementation reports, and programme and thematic evaluations. Draft programme directives and guidelines for programme managers, and provide interpretation of such material. Provide expert advice on programme objectives, priorities, operating budgets, available resources and resources mobilization.

2. Initiate, plan, coordinate and conduct analyses of complex programme proposals and activities. Review past and current operating budgets and analyze trends in patterns of resource allocation. Identify priorities for action and integrate them with action plans.

3. Prepare comparative analyses of operating programmes by studying costs in relation to objectives achieved or services delivered. Advise managers on implications and needs within the framework of strategic objectives.

4. Support programmes in applying results based programming and management tools. Advise sector and programme managers on performance indicators, measurement and targets, and on related management questions. Negotiate improvements.

5. Monitor programme implementation to ensure conformity with the organization’s programme and budgetary objectives. Propose changes in programme orientation and work methods. Advise programme managers and negotiate mutually acceptable solutions to enhance performance. Initiate, plan, coordinate and conduct analyses of specific performance problems.

6. Responsible for organization-wide tasks such as recommending the allocation of special category resources, recommending supplementary resources and deficit financing, and/or drafting programme activities reports or programme implementation reports.

7. Carry out in-depth studies on management issues, with emphasis on cost efficiency and on information and communications technology applications. Analyze programme and budget proposals and other resource requests from management and service programmes. Recommend changes in orientation and resource levels.

8. Analyse the distribution and use of resources for the regular budget for technical cooperation, extra budgetary programme support income and other special resources. Recommend resource levels and guidance.

9. Coordinate the organization of meetings, workshops, seminars and training events on resource mobilization. Provide relevant training. Represent the organization at meetings, conferences and reviews, as well as on missions.

10. Lead programme and thematic evaluations. Provide advice on evaluation terms of reference.

11. Coordinate the preparation of comments on, or contributions to, the programming documents of regional and ILO offices.
Required Qualifications
Education

Advanced university degree in economics, social science, international studies or other relevant field.
Experience
At least seven years of professional experience in the design, management, implementation and/or evaluation of technical cooperation programmes, of which at least three years at the international level.
Languages
Excellent command of one working language of the Organization. Proficiency in one or more additional working languages (English, French, Spanish).
Competencies
Good knowledge of the role and operations of UN system activities for development. Demonstrated skills and ability to perform complex analyses on a wide range of factors, requirements, policies and priorities for the assessment and implementation of programmes and activities. Ability to draft and revise policy documents. Thorough knowledge of the organization’s financial rules, practices and procedures. Thorough knowledge of the programmes, operations and activities of the organization. Excellent knowledge of the theories, principles, methods, practices and techniques of programme formulation, implementation, management and evaluation. Ability to provide expert advice. Ability to persuasively negotiate sensitive issues. Ability to prepare high quality and technically sound reports. Ability to analyse, justify selection and appraisal of technical cooperation proposals. Ability to summarize complex issues into user-friendly guidance notes and concept papers. Ability to represent the Office in negotiations with multi-bilateral donors. Ability to solve complex problems and to build sound relationships with counterparts in donor countries. Ability to plan and organise work and to provide guidance and training to staff. Capacity to work harmoniously with other units in the office; good communication, team work and ability to deal calmly with conflicting situations. The ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.

Additional Information:
Interviews for this post will take place between last week of March and the first week of May 2010. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR WRITTEN TEST.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
APPENDIX I
Albania     Angola     Antigua and Barbuda     Armenia     Austria
Azerbaijan     Bahamas     Barbados     Belize     Botswana
Brunei Darussalam     Cambodia     Cape Verde     Central African Republic     China
Congo     Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste     Equatorial Guinea     Estonia     Gabon
Gambia     Georgia     Grenada     Guinea     Guyana
Honduras     Iceland     Iraq     Japan     Kazakhstan
Kiribati     Kuwait     Kyrgyzstan     Latvia     Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya     Lithuania     Malawi     Maldives     Malta
Marshall Islands     Montenegro, Republic of     Mozambique     Namibia     Oman
Papua New Guinea     Paraguay     Qatar     Republic of Korea     Republic of Moldova
Saint Kitts and Nevis     Saint Lucia     Saint Vincent and the Grenadines     Samoa     San Marino
Saudi Arabia     Seychelles     Slovenia     Solomon Islands     Somalia
Swaziland     Syrian Arab Republic     Tajikistan     Turkmenistan     Tuvalu
United Arab Emirates     United States of America     Uzbekistan     Vanuatu     Viet Nam
Yemen
APPENDIX II CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules.
- The first contract will be issued for a twelve-month period (for Geneva-based positions) and a twenty-four month period (for non Geneva-based positions)
- A successful external candidate will be on probation for the first two years of assignment.
- Any extension of contract beyond the probation period is subject to satisfactory conduct and performance.

Grade: P.4
Salary and post adjustment (with dependants)     US$
Salary     Minimum     71393
rising to     Maximum     93138
Post adjustment for Addis Ababa     Minimum     32341
    Maximum    42191
Salary and post adjustment (without dependants)     US$
Salary     Minimum     66482
Maximum     Maximum     86151
Post adjustment for Addis Ababa     Minimum     30116
    Maximum    39026

Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment:

    * Children’s allowance (except for the first child if the dependent rate of salary is paid in respect of that child);
    * Children’s education grant (per child per year);
    * Pension and Health Insurance schemes;
    * 30 working days’ annual leave;
    * Assignment Grant;
    * Entitlement to transport expenses of personal effects;
    * Repatriation Grant;
    * Home-leave travel with eligible dependants every two years;
    * Rental subsidy (if applicable).
Recruitment is normally made at the initial step in the grade.

The Director-General reserves the right to appoint candidates at one level below the grade of the advertised post.
Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Swiss authorities and, on the basis of international agreements or national law relating to presence or residence abroad, are generally exempt from taxation by other governments. In the absence of exemption, in most cases tax paid will be reimbursed in accordance with an ILO document which will be supplied upon request.

While the successful candidate will be initially working in Addis Ababa he/she may be assigned to any duty station designated by the Director-General of the ILO.

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form.

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International Labour Office Africa Job Vacancies : Chief Technical Advisor (CTA)

International Labour Office
Vacancy No: RAPS/1/2010/AF/03

Position title: Social Security Specialist


Grade: P.4

Contract type: Fixed-term appointment

    Date: 1 February 2010

Deadline for application: 3 March 2010
(18 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Organization unit:   CAIRO
Decent Work Technical Support Team

Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt

The following are eligible to apply:

- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 15 and 16 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.

- External candidates.

Within the context of the ILO’s efforts to promote staff mobility, applicants should expect to take up different assignments (field and Headquarters) during their career. The desirable length of the assignment in this specific position is three to five years, following which period the incumbent should be willing to move to another assignment and/or duty station.

The ILO values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.

Applications from qualified candidates from non- or under-represented member States, or from those member States which staffing forecasts indicate will become non- or under-represented in the near future, would be particularly welcome. A list of these countries is in Appendix I.

Conditions of employment are described in Appendix II.

The Office is a non-smoking environment.

INTRODUCTION
Under the supervision of the Director of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team in Cairo based in Cairo), the Specialist will provide technical advice and assistance to Governments and social partners and other ILO external offices, in establishing or up-dating country objectives, strategies and programmes in the countries covered by the ILO-Cairo Office. He/she will also provide technical support to other specialists when dealing with inter-disciplinary projects and programmes and interact with other UN agencies and other international organizations for on-going or planned joint interventions in the field of social security. He/she will also assist in the formulation, technical backstopping and evaluation of any technical cooperation project including a social security component.

The Specialist will report on any progress observed at the country level in terms of policies, strategies, programmes and initiatives aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and coverage of social security. He/she will closely coordinate his/her work plan and activities with the Social Security Department, ILO Headquarters, Geneva.

The Specialist will be responsible for providing technical advisory services at the sectoral or programme level in the field of social security. The scope of his/her interventions will cover all core nine contingencies stipulated in ILO Convention No. 102, namely medical care, sickness benefits, unemployment benefits, employment injury benefits, old age benefits, invalidity benefits, survivors’ benefits, family benefits, maternity benefits. Though there is no single right model of social security, which remains a question of political and societal choice, he/she will promote in all interventions ILO’s vision and principles, considering social security as a basic human right and a fundamental means of facilitating social cohesion and social inclusion.
Description of Duties
Specific Duties:

1. Provide technical inputs and policy advisory services to the Ministry of Labour, national social security institutions, other governmental ministries and institutions including Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and other institutions for particularly in connection with designing and implementing social security policies which are consistent with ILO principles and standards as a component of national decent work strategies, Poverty Reduction Strategies and UNDAFs.

2. Initiate, design, supervise and conduct relevant analytical and policy-oriented research on subregional and national social security programmes and policies which will serve as the basis for the formulation of relevant national social security strategies.

3. Identify pivotal policy issues in the region and contribute to the Social Security Department’s policy developments and the formulation of National Social Security Action Plans in the conceptual framework of Decent Work Country Programmes.

4. Develop knowledge base within the region, including the collection, analysis, assessment, documentation and disseminations of major legislation, statistics and relevant data of social security and the identification of good practices of various extension initiatives within the subregion towards achieving the goal of universal coverage.

5. Extend technical advisory services to the government agencies, social partners and international agencies as well as social security institutions involved in innovative or major extension initiatives, develop evidence-based information on best practices and disseminate the findings among the policy makers and key stakeholders in order to influence future extension policies and programmes. Represent the Office or the Social Security Department at national and regional forums and consultations.

6. Work with office directors and ILO specialists on the integration of social security issues in their respective work programmes, especially those involving advisory work for ILO’s constituents.

7. Liaise with donors and potential partners with a view to securing TC resources and expanding the Office’s capacity to undertake various activities in the field of social security in the region; initiate/coordinate preparation of project proposals by the Cairo Office and field offices.

8. Manage RBSA resources for social security within the sub-region in consultation with the Social Security Department.

9. Provide support for the coordination and implementation of technical cooperation projects in the countries covered by the Office. Technically lead and manage in consultation with the Social Security Department and administratively backstop the portfolio of the technical cooperation projects in the subregion. This implies backstopping the work of senior Chief Technical Advisers and country project teams of national and international experts. It explicitly includes the technical clearance of all policy suggestions and recommendations of projects with government agencies (such as Ministries of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Planning and Finance) as well as with social partner organizations and other international agencies.

10. Maintain close liaisons with governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, UN organizations, research institutions and non-governmental organizations which are involved in the field of social security. Develop a roster of social security experts/consultants.

11. Plan, organize and conduct various capacity building activities tailor-made for recipients, including seminars, workshops and technical meetings in collaboration with social security institutions and research institutes.

12. Undertake such other tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director.

These specific duties are aligned with the relevant ILO generic job description, which includes the following generic duties:

1. Design and promote a wide range of social security programmes. This involves analysis or complex or conflicting data, statistics, information or policy guidelines in a manner requiring the advanced application of principles of a recognized technical specialization.

2. Develop and review an institutional framework, in which social partners can best improve, implement and evaluate efficient and equitable ILO action programmes in the field of social security.

3. Provide policy advice to ILO’s constituents on the design and institutional strengthening, the application of ILO standards and the promotion of technical cooperation activities in the field of social security in the subregion in collaboration with the Social Security Department.

4. Formulate and submit project proposals and seek funding.

5. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the project activities.

6. Undertake technical advisory missions independently or in collaboration with other specialists.

7. Conduct seminars, workshops, technical meetings and training courses.

8. Write manuals and/or training guides on social security and related topics.

9. Disseminate information on action programmes in social security in the region through publications and press releases as well as ensuring representations at donors meetings, international, regional and national fora and advocacy campaigns.

10. Monitor and coordinate research carried out by junior technical officers and external collaborators.

11. Provide technical inputs to office documents (sectoral meetings, technical committees and conference reports).

12. Participate in tripartite reviews on technical cooperation activities and international meetings and conferences.
Required Qualifications
Education

Advanced university degree in law, economics, public finance, social sciences, public administration or actuarial sciences with demonstrated expertise in the relevant technical field of social security.
Experience
Eight years’ experience at the national level or five years at the international level in social security programmes and strategies. Experience in the design and management of international projects on social security would be an advantage.
Languages
An excellent command of English is required. Knowledge of either of the ILO’s other working languages(French and Spanish) would be an advantage.
Competencies
The specific job competencies include the ability to: synthesize research and reach empirically based conclusions on related subjects; provide seasoned advice on best practices, to address broader issues outside the field of specialization; formulate new concepts and methodologies; develop training materials, alternative courses of action, project proposals, policy, procedural matters and present them at high-level meetings; design and synthesize strategies for programme development in member States; produce reports (e.g. reports for regional conferences and ILC, technical publications, training manuals and draft resolutions) and evaluate and monitor technical cooperation activities and projects. Demonstrated and recognized technical expertise in carrying out the objectives and the policies of the related work unit and devising concepts, approaches and techniques, leading to development of ILO standards and technical guidelines and ability to prepare ILO strategy reports for programme development, the ability to formulate and provide policy recommendations and the ability to coordinate activities among projects. Excellent analytical skills and ability to undertake high quality research in the related technical field. The ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.
Additional Information:
Interviews for this post will take place between last week of March and the first week of May 2010. Candidates are requested to ensure their availability should they be short listed for further consideration.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR WRITTEN TEST.
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY IF SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
APPENDIX I
Albania     Angola     Antigua and Barbuda     Armenia     Austria
Azerbaijan     Bahamas     Barbados     Belize     Botswana
Brunei Darussalam     Cambodia     Cape Verde     Central African Republic     China
Congo     Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste     Equatorial Guinea     Estonia     Gabon
Gambia     Georgia     Grenada     Guinea     Guyana
Honduras     Iceland     Iraq     Japan     Kazakhstan
Kiribati     Kuwait     Kyrgyzstan     Latvia     Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya     Lithuania     Malawi     Maldives     Malta
Marshall Islands     Montenegro, Republic of     Mozambique     Namibia     Oman
Papua New Guinea     Paraguay     Qatar     Republic of Korea     Republic of Moldova
Saint Kitts and Nevis     Saint Lucia     Saint Vincent and the Grenadines     Samoa     San Marino
Saudi Arabia     Seychelles     Slovenia     Solomon Islands     Somalia
Swaziland     Syrian Arab Republic     Tajikistan     Turkmenistan     Tuvalu
United Arab Emirates     United States of America     Uzbekistan     Vanuatu     Viet Nam
Yemen
APPENDIX II CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to ILO Staff Regulations and other relevant internal rules.
- The first contract will be issued for a twelve-month period (for Geneva-based positions) and a twenty-four month period (for non Geneva-based positions)
- A successful external candidate will be on probation for the first two years of assignment.
- Any extension of contract beyond the probation period is subject to satisfactory conduct and performance.

Grade: P.4
Salary and post adjustment (with dependants)     US$
Salary     Minimum     71393
rising to     Maximum     93138
Post adjustment for Cairo     Minimum     24059
    Maximum    31387
Salary and post adjustment (without dependants)     US$
Salary     Minimum     66482
Maximum     Maximum     86151
Post adjustment for Cairo     Minimum     22404
    Maximum    29032

Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment:

    * Children’s allowance (except for the first child if the dependent rate of salary is paid in respect of that child);
    * Children’s education grant (per child per year);
    * Pension and Health Insurance schemes;
    * 30 working days’ annual leave;
    * Assignment Grant;
    * Entitlement to transport expenses of personal effects;
    * Repatriation Grant;
    * Home-leave travel with eligible dependants every two years;
    * Rental subsidy (if applicable).

Recruitment is normally made at the initial step in the grade.
The Director-General reserves the right to appoint candidates at one level below the grade of the advertised post.
Salaries and emoluments are exempt from taxation by the Swiss authorities and, on the basis of international agreements or national law relating to presence or residence abroad, are generally exempt from taxation by other governments. In the absence of exemption, in most cases tax paid will be reimbursed in accordance with an ILO document which will be supplied upon request.

While the successful candidate will be initially working in Cairo he/she may be assigned to any duty station designated by the Director-General of the ILO.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form.

Apply for this position

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Aviation Jobs across: Nigeria,Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, and Sierra Leone)2

 Aviation Jobs across:  Nigeria,Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, and Sierra Leone)2

COMMISSIONER, BAGAIA at NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION

We require suitable qualified candidate for the service of the position below:

Post Title:            COMMISSIONER, BAGAIA

(Establishment of Banjul Accord

Group Accident Investigation Agency)

Post Number: 11-01

Duty Station: Praia. Cape Verde (with missions to the BAG Member States (Banjul Accord Group) Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry. Liberia. Nigeria and Sierra Leone)

Duration: 12 months

Date Required:   1 January 2010

Requirements:

The Commissioner is appointed by the Council of Ministers for a period of three  years on such terms and conditions as the Council of Ministers may determine, and is eligible for re-appointment for a second term of three years. The Commissioner is responsible to the Council of Ministers.

The Commissioner prepares, for the approval of the BAG Council of Ministers, an annual programme of activities and budget for the BAGAIA and implements the approved programme; in consultation with the Council of Ministers, assess and approve applications by non-member States seeking assistance from the BAGAIA; and performs any other duty assigned by the Council of Ministers.

Qualifications and Experience:

The Commissioner shall have a minimum experience of 10 years as an aircraft accident investigator and shall have had experience as an investigator-in-charge (IIC). The Commissioner should have held:

   1. An Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) with appropriate air­line command experience on jet aircraft; or

   1. An Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering or other relevant aviation related subject matters,

   1. Specialized aircraft accident investigation training.

Duties:

The Commissioner shall carry out the following functions:

   1. Convene the meetings of the Commission and through the BAG Secretariat, request the convening of meetings of the Council of Ministers;

   1. Supervise and coordinate the development of common acci­dent investigation regulations for adoption and use by the BAGAIA Member States;

   1. Supervise and coordinate the development of common guid­ance material, investigator handbooks and manuals and check­lists for use in investigations in the BAGAIA Member States;

   1. Coordinate with the BAGAIA Member States the deployment of the BAGAIA Commission’s investigation teams, for the pur­pose of carrying out investigations into aircraft accidents and serious incidents, on delegation by the State of Occurrence:
   2. Establish and maintain a database of aircraft accidents and serious incidents compatible with the ICAO Accident/Incident Data Reporting (ADREP) system:

   1. Establish and maintain a list of aircraft accident investigators available as members of the BAGAIA Commission’s investigation teams:

   1. Develop and implement a training programme for accident investigators;

   1. Exchange and share information with the BAGAIA Member States and relevant agencies on accidents and serious incidents;

   1. Develop staff regulations, rules and procedures and under-take the general management of the Office of the Commissioner;

   1. Ensure the provision and management of technical support to the BAGAIA Member States in the area of accident investiga­tion; and

   1. Service meetings of the Commission

   1. The Commissioner is the chief spokes person of the BAGAIA and the principal liaison between the BAGAIA Member States and the BAGAIA

All applications must be submitted on or before 17th February 2010 to the address below:

COSCAP-BAG

C/O THE DIRECTOR GENERAL,

NIGERIAN CIVIL AVIATION HOUSE, P.M.B 21029, 21038,

IKEJA LAGOS.

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Current Job Vacancies at African Developement Bank

The African Development Bank(ADB) has a number of job openings as it currently recruits for various positions Interested applicants are to click on each job title for more information and to apply

Job Title: Web Applications Design Assistant

Job Title: Contracts Management Clerk

Job Title: Web Applications Development Assistant

Job Title: IT Project Assistant

Job Title: Transport Engineer

Job Title: Senior Socio-Economist

Job Title: Power Engineer

Job Title: Director – Water And Sanitation

Job Title: Assistant to FNVP

Job Title: Coordinator AFFM

Job Title: Assistant Computer Graphics Designer

Job Title: Director – ONRI

Job Title: Portfolio Data Analyst

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Kenya Airways latest Job Vacancies Across Africa

Kenya Airways prides itself in being the Pride of Africa. We fly to thirty six destinations worldwide, most of them being in Africa. We have recently expanded our fleet with the acquisition of four modern Boeing aircraft in the 777 series. At Kenya Airways we believe that our greatest asset is our people. click on each job title to apply for any of the available positions

Job Title Management.Engineer
Location Nairobi,KE
Organization Name Technical
Department Description
Welcome aboard Kenya Airways!

job Title Sales Manager Central Africa Republic
Location
Organization Name Commercial
Department Description
Welcome aboard Kenya Airways!

Kenya Airways prides itself in being the Pride of Africa. We fly to thirty six destinations worldwide, most of them being in Africa. We have recently expanded our fleet with the acquisition of four modern Boeing aircraft in the 777 series. At Kenya Airways we believe that our greatest asset is our people.


IRC5414 Sales and Station Manager- Jeddah Commercial H10 Sales
To be the Kenya Airways representative and ensure efficient and effective operation of the station while selling the Kenya Airways product and network.


IRC5575 HEAD OF NETWORK PLANNING & STRATEGY Network Planning H15
Lead and drive development of the network growth strategy, schedule and alliances for profitability

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African Development Bank:Chief Security Officer

African Development Bank is recruiting for the position of Chief Security Officer
* Position title: Chief Security Officer
* Grade: PL-3
* Position N°: 6958 / SAP N°: 50052627
* Reference: ADB/09/140
Objectives
The key security objectives are to assure for all of the Bank’s location throughout Africa the:
Protection of all ADB assets and personnel in Côte d’Ivoire; Availability of security and emergency contingency plans; Prepare for a return to Headquarters form the Temporary Relocation Agency (TRA).

Preparation of threat level report relating to Côte d’Ivoire; Identification of all threats to the ADB in Côte d’Ivoire and the putting into place of effective counter measures; Conducting Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment Reviews to be included in all Security Unit (SECU) reporting to the President of the Bank.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Security Unit in fulfilling his prime duties the Security Manager is tasked to:
* Prepare, maintain and put into action the ADB’s strategic risk assessment program for Côte d’Ivoire, through which he will identify and characterize threats, assess risks, design countermeasures to eliminate or reduce risks and propose cost-effective solutions for a safe return to Headquarters;
* Provide security advice to the Head of the Security Unit in both a pro-active and reactive manner;
* Prepare, for approval of the Chief of the Security, all Côte d’Ivoire related security documentation such as risk assessments, security procedures, reports concerning threat levels, security incidents involving ADB personnel, the organization of security at the Headquarters and the analysis of security events affecting the ADB itself;
* Establish and maintain good working relationships with the security authorities of Côte d’Ivoire and with the United Nations Security Coordination Department, and also with counterparts in similar organizations;
* Prepare the physical security environment at the Headquarters for the return of the Bank of Côte d’Ivoire; Conduct liaison with the contracted security company Group 4 Securicorps;
* Control access to all Bank facilities in Cote d’Ivoire; Implement technical security improvements to all Bank facilities in Cote d’Ivoire.
* Prepare and maintain crisis and emergency plans for all personnel in Côte d’Ivoire, covering eventualities such as war, country evacuation, earthquake, flood, fire and temporary loss of asset access, and any other credible natural/man made disaster or major accident.
* Analyze current technical security posture and make recommendations to improve all technical security enhancements for all ADB locations. Implement technical programs to enhance human security resources;
* Develop and supervise training programs for SECU staff at HQ in Abidjan.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
* At least a Master degree in a security related field.
* At least seven (7) years of relevant and pertinent experience in the security profession.
* Extensive experience in military, police or relative field required.
* High level degree of confidentially and integrity; very good interrelations skills, and diplomatic skills.
* Discreet and quiet professionalism with career background in security field.
* Proven leadership; Ability to work in a stressful environment and able to deliver timely results.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English or French ; with a working knowledge of the other language.
* Demonstrated ability to analyze facts and implement concrete solutions.
* Very good records of networking with people and knowledge of successful integration in a multicultural organisation.
* Proven experience with telecommunication including ability to operate complex security related equipment.
* Excellent customer service attitude and ability to work in a team and manage diverse elements through complex project management scenario.
* Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
Application
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: [email protected]) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality.
Or to
Division Manager
Staff Planning and Recruitment Division
Temporary Relocation Agency
African Development Bank
15 Avenue du Ghana
BP. 323-1002
Tunis-Belvedere,Tunisia
FAX: (216) 71 831 472
The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline is 4th October 2009

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Lufthansa: Internship Executive Management Support


Lufthansa German Airlines is one of the world`s leading airlines. As an internationally-operating aviation Group Lufthansa is active in five business fields: Passenger Transportation, Logistics, MRO, Catering and IT Services . More than 400 subsidiaries and holding companies also belong to the Group. The airline offers more than 200 destinations in approximately 80 countries using around 534 aircraft, 280 of them belong to Lufthansa Passage Airline. More than 70 million passengers worldwide place their trust in us each year. The dedication, skills and excellent service of our employees is one of our greatest strengths.

Internship Executive Management Support
/ Lufthansa Global Telesales Cape Town
From October 2009 for 6 months
Location: Cape Town

Lufthansa Global Telesales Cape Town is a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the biggest of 10 Service Centers around the globe. We are providing customer- and load control services across all time zones and we operate in 5 different languages (German, English, French, Dutch and Hebrew) – handling around 1,7 million calls per annum on a 24/7 basis.

Our Cape Town operation – a team of 420 employees – stands out through its diversity, commitment and the South African can-do attitude. We constantly strive to meet changing customer needs in the dynamic and innovative travel and airline industry.

For more information please check out our local website: www.globaltelesales.co.za

We are looking for a motivated student for an internship to join our dynamic team starting in October 2009.

Your tasks will include the following:

* Support of the executive management team. You will be involved in exciting projects related to achieve strategic business goals
* Involvement in our Employee Engagement Program and marketing activities, e.g. prepare communication to our employees and external stakeholders, organize and follow-up on events etc.
* You will be responsible for our facilities management
* Perform other projects and support functions as needed

Your profile

* Advanced student in Business Administration or related subjects with strong academic performance (minimum 2 years of studies)
* Fluency in English and German
* Very good MS office skills (advanced PowerPoint, Excel skills)
* Conceptual, creative and analytical thinking
* Distinct organizational talent with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work independently within an area of confidentiality
* Service and team orientated personality with a strong will to achieve

Please send your application (cover letter & resume only!) via e-mail.

There`s no better way to communicate – that is the motto of Lufthansa Global Tele Sales in Berlin and this is also how we see ourselves, as an innovative service provider in the field of customer service. We offer professional call center and E-business services. Together with its sister companies in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Turkey, Australia, and China, which have been consolidated into a call center combine, Lufthansa Global Tele Sales acts independently on the market. Based on its global network, the worldwide 1,300 employees provide our customers with highly-qualified service 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in 16 languages.

Lufthansa Global Tele Sales GmbH
E-Mail: [email protected]

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Job Vacancies Across African Countries

Our client, a leading player in the automotive batteries and renewable energy sector, with a strong presence in the East African region, is seeking to recruit a highly qualified and motivated individual for the position of Country Manager for their Tanzania operations.

Job objective

Leading the entire country team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic direction of the company as well as the day to day management functions associated with the position.

These will include sales and marketing, debt management, market share and product growth, brand development, increased revenue & profits, and customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

Develop & achieve corporate goals in line with the company’s strategic plan.
Formulate and implement marketing strategies/plans to achieve a higher brand visibility in the Tanzania market
Ensure brand profitability through correct pricing policies and product costing
Develop, set and achieve sales targets,
Establish and maintain excellent corporate relations;
implement an effective customer care management program

Qualifications & other requirements

A bachelor’s degree in a business related field, preferably sales/marketing

At least 8 years experience in Sales & Marketing, of which a minimum of 3 years in a senior position (Preference will be given to candidates, part of whose experience has been acquired in the Tanzania market),
Technical strengths will be an added advantage
Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili
Highly energetic and innovative
Strong interpersonal skills.
Good planning and organisational skills
Integrity, reliability and customer focused
Good coaching and mentoring skills
Valid driving licence
Age preference 32-40 years.

Our client has put together an attractive remuneration package designed to reward the achievement of the company’s goals; there are excellent opportunities for further career development not only within the company but also in the wider group.

Ref No:112/CP/FNState how your experience matches the specification, enclose CV, and quote job Ref No.Canvassing will disqualify.

Hawkins Associates Ltd.
Human Resources Consultants215,
Muthangari Rd, Lavington
P.O Box 30684 00100 Nairobi,
Kenya
Tel: 254(020)3864260,
Fax 254(020)3864273
E-Mail; hawkins.associates @ khigroup.com

Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 2 years post qualification work experience required for work opportunities in the Middle East.

Send motivation letter and updated curriculum vitae for consideration to ria @ iiccc.info or to P.O. Box 1165 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

There is a requirement to successfully complete a Bridging Course following selection and prior to placement in a work position.

For further information visit: www.iiccc.info or email: ria @ iiccc.info.Deadline for submissions: 30th July 2009

For more jobs visit our website www.hawkins.co.

IT CONSULTANTS
A medium sized ERP IT consultancy firm is seeking to recruit young enterprising IT consultants.

Requirements

Age below 36 years
Excellent skills in VB, PHR Access and Database Management
Skills in report query and crystal report writer -mandatory
Those with masters have an added advantage

Qualifications
Degree in IT from a recognized University
Applications should reach us by 21st July 2009.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted by 29th July 2009.

Attach CVs and Testimonials, a recent passport size photograph indicating your Telephone Number and Send to:
-The Managing Director,
P.O. Box 59365-00200,
Nairobi,
Kenya
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Work Abroad for Health Care Professionals: Kenya Red Cross

Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 2 years post qualification work experience required for work opportunities in the Middle East.

Send motivation letter and updated curriculum vitae for consideration to ria @ iiccc.info or to P.O. Box 1165 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

There is a requirement to successfully complete a Bridging Course following selection and prior to placement in a work position.

For further information visit: www.iiccc.info or email: ria @ iiccc.info.Deadline for submissions: 30th July 2009

OPERATIONS MANAGER
A security service provider needs an Operations Manager.

At least college diploma, 4 years commercial security experience, good communication & report writing skills.

Previous disciplined forces experience-chief inspector/major added advantage.

Send CV, copy of national ID, passport size photo and salary requirement by 23rd July 2009 to HRM, P.O Box 18148 00100 Nairobi.

Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come.

We are seeking results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following three positions:

1. Energy Coordinator – based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the fieldReporting to the Team Leader-Improving Access to Infrastructure Services, the successful candidate will provide overall coordination of the Energy Programme within Practical Action-Eastern Africa office.

Key Responsibilities

Spearhead the development, management and fundraising of the Energy Programme in the Practical Action Eastern Africa office
Provide technical oversight of all energy work, including small hydro, solar, wind and bio-energy, among others
Coordinate energy programme planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting
Engage in energy policy advocacy and networking at national, regional and international levels
Write project proposals; oversee the financial management of all energy projects
Line manage energy project staff

Qualifications and skills

Bachelors and Masters degree or equivalent, of which one must be in a relevant engineering discipline or renewable energy
Minimum 5 years relevant work experience, of which 2 must be at managerial level
Practical experience working with communities; Policy level experience is desirable
Proven financial and personnel management skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills

2. Grants Officer – based in NairobiReporting to the Financial Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for executing processes related to efficient and transparent grants/contracts management.

Key Responsibilities

Design grants/contracts database to manage all budgeting, reporting, and compliance functions
Perform various accounting responsibilities including budgeting, preparation of financial reports, monitoring of grant expenditures/budgets, ensuring that expenses are correctly coded to budgets
Ensure appropriate internal controls related to grants management function are maintained
Maintain a constant state of audit readiness and prepare audit workpapers related to grants

Qualifications and skills

Minimum Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting option) or a related field; CPAII
Minimum 3 years work experience in management of donor funds and reporting
Knowledge of Computer accounting packages; Experience in Sun System desirable
Have high attention to detail and ability to multi-task; strong analytical and communication skills

3. Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – based in NairobiReporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, the successful candidate will assess, maintain and improve the merit of our development interventions and ensure compliance with given standards.

Key Responsibilities
Manage the monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions of the organisation’s programme activities
Develop and manage database systems for monitoring and evaluation and generate periodic reports to inform and guide programmes
In liaison with the Grants Officer, ensure compliance with internal and external procedures and contractual obligations paying special attention to the delivery of project outputs, the execution of start up, closure and asset liquidity procedures and adherence to donor guidelines

Qualifications and skills

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a development related field; training in M&E and Project Cycle Management;
At least 3 years work experience in development projects with a focus on M & E
Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills

Application together with a CV and names of three professional referees should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment @ practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 24th July 2009.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.Practical Action is an “equal opportunities” employer
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Manager Micro and SME Business – KCB Sudan Exciting Career Opportunity

Kenya Commercial Bank, renowned for its diversity and growth in the region, is currently strengthening its support for Group operations and business with the aim of maintaining Best Practice whilst also responding to the growing business needs to support internal and external Customer Service delivery objectives and increase shareholder value.

To this end, the following challenging position has arisen and candidates with the requisite competencies and qualifications described below are hereby encouraged to apply.

Manager Micro and SME Business – KCB SudanThe PositionReporting to the Director, Businesses Development, the Manager Micro and SME Business will be responsible for developing business opportunities in the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise sectors across the KCB branch network in Sudan for business within given limits.

This will include loans and deposits as well as other Bank products and services.

The role holder will work closely with other Relationship and Branch Managers to monitor and provide expertise to grow the Bank’s Micro and SME portfolio in order to achieve business targets.

Key Responsibilities

To identify and develop business opportunities amongst existing customers as well as potential customers
Cross-selling of the Bank’s products and services to ensure maximum business
Oversee the improvement of product knowledge of Micro and SME sector in the branch network through training and development
Ensure excellent customer relations are maintained to facilitate growth in customer numbers and retention of the same
Monitor market and competitor activity to maximize opportunities for new customer acquisitions and enhanced market share
Provide senior management with appropriate reports on business progress
Grow the Bank’s portfolio and revenue through Micro Financing
Drive performance for Micro Finance and SME products
Undertake regular client visits to review their portfolio, determine potential cross-sells, obtain feedback and recommend new products
Participate in product campaigns to ensure product information is readily available to customers and seek customer feedback through direct surveys at workshops and via mail shots
Manage, coach and develop a high performance team
The PersonIn order to be considered for the above position, all applicants should have:
A university degree preferably in a financial field.
(Possession of a post graduate degree or professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage)
3 years management experience with specific expertise in marketing/sales/product development of Micro and SME products and services with proven success results
Strong networking and interpersonal skills
Excellent client relationship management
Proven people, leadership, communication and negotiation skills
Strong risk analysis skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
A results-driven ‘team player’ personality with a willingness and ability to work in a dynamic working environment
Sudanese nationality preferably
The above position is a demanding role in return for the fulfilment of which the Bank will provide a competitive package.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting “Micro and SME Manager, KCB Sudan in the subject field to [email protected] kcb.co.ke or to KCB Sudan Head Office at Mohamed Amin Building, Juba.

To be considered, your application must be received by 25th July 2009.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Title : Finance Director
Source : The Guardian, June 30, 2009
Requirements : MBA, CPA or equivalent degree and/or professional certification
Job Description :Ensure that the country program financial systems run properly and in compliance with the agency policies and standards as outlined in the sun systems desk help manual
Apply To : The Country Representative
Full Address : Cathoric Relief Services, P.O. Box 34701, Dar es Salaam
Email Applications: [email protected]
Closing Date : 24/Jul/2009

Job Title : Programme Officer Training and Capacity Building
Source : The Guardian, July 8, 2009
Requirements : Medical degree or equivalent (MO, AMO, Clinical Officer or Nursing Officer
Job Description :To assist the Technical Advisor TCB in cordinating of training activities for PMTCT and C and T programs through the development of training plans
Apply To : The Human Resource Manager
Full Address : EGPAF, P.O. Box 1628, Dar es Salaam
Email Applications: [email protected]
Closing Date : 22/Jul/2009

Job Title : Enterprise Services Technical Support Officer
Source : The Guardian, July 8, 2009
Requirements : Graduate-information systems, computer engineering, computer science
Job Description :To ensure that NBC data centre and enterprise server infrastructures are operating optimally
Apply To : The Human Resource Manager
Full Address : EGPAF, P.O. Box 1628, Dar es Salaam
Email Applications: [email protected]
Closing Date : 22/Jul/2009

Job Title : Manager – Support Services
Source : The Guardian, July 8, 2009
Requirements : Bachelor degree in business administration
Job Description :To set strategic direction for the operations function and create an enabling environment from people, risk, cost and service perspective
Apply To : The Human Resource Manager
Full Address : EGPAF, P.O. Box 1628, Dar es Salaam
Email Applications: [email protected]
Closing Date : 22/Jul/2009

Closing date: 03 Aug 2009
Location: Kenya – Nairobi

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UNEP’s Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) is responsible for analyzing the state of the global environment, providing early warning information and assessing global and regional environmental trends to catalyse and promote international cooperation and action on the environment.

This post is located in UNEP/DEWA at the Nairobi duty station.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator, DEWA-Africa Programme and overall supervision of the Chief, Capacity Development Branch, the Programme Officer will:
Support the implementation of the programme of work of the Division (DEWA) in Africa in coordination with UNEP’s Regional Office for Africa (ROA) and in cooperation with regional partners;
Develop partnerships and deliver products and services to meet the needs of the region as well as specific country needs;
Make substantive contributions to the delivery of specific outputs under the priority areas of UNEP’s Medium Term Strategy;
Contribute to the delivery of regional and national capacity building, in the context of the Bali Strategic Plan for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer, the Human Rights Based Approach to support country analysis and the One UN United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) processes. Competencies

Professionalism:
Knowledge of UNEP institutional mandates and operational roles.
Proven ability to discern strategic development processes at national and regional levels and package environmental information to underpin decision making;
Recognized expertise in one or more of the following fields:
integrated environmental assessment, environmental information networking and outreach;
familiarity with the UN Country Programming processes and working with UN Country teams.

Client Orientation:
Ability to identify different client needs and develop responsive programmes and actions to address the needs in a timely manner and within available resources;
Ability to foster networks of partnerships to support programme delivery;
proven ability in negotiation and consensus building with collaborating partners institutions and governments.

Communication:
Excellent ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and persuasively both orally and in writing with skilled styles and formats designed to target different audiences and in presentation of complex environmental issues.
Listens to others, correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately.

Teamwork:
Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural environment to achieve common objectives and deliver results; proven ability to motivate and empower team members;
Solicits inputs and genuinely values others’ ideas and expertise.
Planning and organization:
Ability to develop clear goals and priorities with adequate flexibility for adjustment under changing circumstances;
knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluating time bound programmes and processes such as the biennium programme plans and donor funded projects.

Qualifications Education:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a discipline related to environment and sustainable development, with knowledge of environmental assessment, management, economics or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:
A minimum of seven years of working experience in environmental assessment and early warning at national/regional levels in Africa, of which some should be at the international level including related capacity building and networking.
Knowledge of environmental issues acquired through work with expert institutions in Africa. Progressive responsible experience in project or programme formulation, management and implementation.

Languages:
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in oral and written English is essential.
Working knowledge of French is desirable.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Other Skills: Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet) are required.
In-depth understanding and application of different information technology tools for environmental assessment and data analysis, including satellite image processing and data visualization.
How to apply
http://www.unep.org/vacancies(See Professional Positions)

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