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Une association ouvre une business school spécialisée dans l’énergie au Togo et au Ghana

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L’association Energy Generation fondée par la Congolaise Astria Fataki ouvre à la rentrée 2019 la Business & Energy School, une école de commerce spécialisée dans l’énergie à Lomé et Accra. Objectif : former 200 jeunes entrepreneurs par an.

« On dit beaucoup à la jeunesse africaine d’entreprendre mais on ne lui donne pas les outils », constate Astria Fataki, Congolaise de 29 ans, fondatrice de l’association Energy Generation qui accompagne les jeunes innovateurs dans la création de leur entreprise. Pour parer aux lacunes des systèmes d’enseignement et de financement publics dans le secteur de l’énergie, la jeune femme accompagne depuis deux ans des cohortes d’une dizaine de jeunes innovateurs pour leur enseigner les rudiments de l’entrepreneuriat, de la gestion d’entreprise ou encore du leadership.

200 apprenants par an

« Dans le secteur, un an d’incubation ou d’accélération de projet c’est long et pourtant je ne trouve pas cela suffisant », explique la diplômée de Sciences Po Paris, consciente que les talents qu’elle accompagne n’ont pas tous eu l’opportunité d’accéder à l’enseignement supérieur.

Pour passer à la vitesse supérieure, elle a décidé de créer une école de commerce spécialisée dans l’énergie avec l’aide de plusieurs partenaires du secteur comme Engie, EDF, Schneider Electrics ou encore la société d’investissement Village Capital. Objectif pour la Business & Energy School (BE School) : former 200 personnes par an sur deux campus : un anglophone et un francophone.

Deux bachelors et un MBA

Entre et 200 000 et 300 000 euros ont été déboursés pour installer deux campus à Lomé et Accra, équipées des machines nécessaires pour la construction de prototypes. Dans la capitale togolaise, la Business & Energy School profitera des locaux flambants neufs du Djanta Tech Hub situé dans le quartier des Étoiles au coeur de la métropole. À Accra en revanche, l’organisme n’a pas encore arrêté un choix définitif concernant ses locaux.

Pour commencer à garantir la pérennité de son initiative, l’Energy Generation a choisi de rendre ses cursus payants.

Trois formations conçues en partenariat avec l’école de commerce française Ascencia Business School sont proposées au sein de la BE School : deux bachelors en deux ans, l’un préparant à la gestion de l’administration des ventes et de la relation commerciale (Bachelor II), l’autre permettant de devenir responsable opérationnel en gestion d’entreprise (Bachelor III). La troisième est un MBA en management d’une unité opérationnelle. Toutes sont reconnues en France et à l’international.

Stage en entreprise

S’ils préparent les apprenants à des métiers concrets, ces trois cursus intègrent tous une dimension entrepreneuriale : « Une semaine de cours se décompose ainsi : deux jours en cours théoriques dispensés par des enseignants locaux, deux jours de formation pratique avec des professionnels et un dernier jour en entreprises. Cumulés, ces derniers doivent permettre aux étudiants d’avoir effectué quatre mois de stage professionnel à la fin du parcours », détaille Astria Fataki qui compte développer davantage de partenariats avec des entreprises en demande de stagiaires.

« À termes, nous souhaitons petit à petit nous libérer des subventions pour ne compter que 25 % de boursiers. »

Pour commencer à garantir la pérennité de son initiative, l’Energy Generation a choisi de rendre ses cursus payants. Compter un million de francs CFA par an pour le bachelor II à Lomé, et 9 000 cédis à Accra. Le bachelor III, lui, coûte 1 250 000 francs CFA. Et il faudra débourser 1,5 millions de francs CFA pour suivre le MBA.

Bourses d’études

« À termes, nous souhaitons petit à petit nous libérer des subventions pour ne compter que 25 % de boursiers », explique la fondatrice. Pour l’heure, cette part sera plus élevée car l’objectif de l’association est d’attirer les meilleurs candidats sans discrimination financière. Les inscriptions en ligne sont ouvertes jusqu’au 31 août pour une rentrée des classes prévue en octobre.

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      VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) Director Corporate Services (DCS)

  About the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF or the Foundation) is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships to promote food security and enhance livelihoods of smallholder farmers in SSA. AATF works with African governments, private and public technology owners and developers, NGOs, seed companies, other value chain players and African farmers to identify and access technologies that address farmers’ key problems and empower them through availability of a choice of agricultural innovations that generate wealth and health for their families and communities.   You can find further details AATF and their work from  the website https://www.aatf-africa.org/ Director Corporate Services Profile The Foundation is looking for a Director of Corporate Services (DCS) to join its Senior Management team and help drive the reach and impact of the Foundation in the coming years. The DCS, reporting to the Executive Director, will be accountable for the delivery of efficient and effective corporate services (finance, general operations, procurement, logistics and Human Resources), and lead the Foundation’s overall operational support services.   Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop financial plans and advise senior management and Board of Trustees on the Foundation’s financial strategy and management, including the mitigation of financial risk;
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal control, and advise senior management and the Board on the provision of assurance services (internal and external audit), manage the Foundation’s liquidity, investments and foreign exchange risks in line with Board-approved policy;
  • Provide support to the Executive Director in implementing the Foundation’s institutional risk assessment framework and risk management policy, with attention to business continuity risk;
  • Identify and make recommendations regarding opportunities for improvements in the Foundation’s administrative operations and processes, undertaking new initiatives, implementing corporate operational strategies, establishing of corporate services targets (Balance Score Cards) and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Provide leadership in managing the Foundation’s partnerships with sub-grantees with view to enhancing mutual accountability;
  • Oversee continuous development and implementation of the Foundation’s cost-recovery policy for services provided to other institutions and/or projects. Foster accurate planning, forecasting and reporting of special income;
  • Ensure compliance with human resources policies and strategies, as well as optimal staffing at headquarters and projects;
  • Provide leadership in the management of the entire procurement cycle, and develop and nurture professional relations with local service providers;
  • Contribute substantively to institutional resource mobilization efforts;
  • Take leadership in the proper management and control of institution’s assets and facilities;
  • Ensure that common services and joint arrangements help to contribute to AATF’s objective of providing efficient and economical implementation of its activities.
  Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or related field;
  • Internationally recognized professional qualification in accounting.
  • At least 10-15 years of senior responsibility in fiduciary management and administration in an international setting, and track record of hands on experience in Africa;
  • Demonstrated leadership in administration and operations in an international environment;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of issues around African agriculture;
  • Strong track record in resource mobilization for development, and excellent understanding of the typology of the RM landscape (development partners, philanthropy, the private sector, and other stakeholders in Africa).
  Key Competencies required
  • Demonstrated leadership in fostering teamwork; developing and motivating, and mentoring staff to achieve organisational objectives;
  • Superior priority setting skills, with high energy and enthusiasm;
  • Proven track record in innovative thinking and entrepreneurship;
  • Proven fiduciary management, administrative and operations skills consistent with internationally recognized practices and standards;
  • Track record of providing fiduciary services along the entire project cycle in international organizations, including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting;
  • Track record of developing and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in international settings, and superior IT skills;
  • Demonstrated communications and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated professional and personal integrity, and ability to nurture and promote an inclusive and diverse professional environment with uncompromising sensitivity to gender and culture;
Terms of Appointment
  • This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
  How to Apply If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in English version and Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to AATF-DCS@sri-executive.com on or before 28th August 2020. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.  We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.   Director Corporate Services - AATF  
2020-07-30 13:42:15
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Kenya

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) Executive Director

  About the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF or the Foundation) is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships to promote food security and enhance livelihoods of smallholder farmers in SSA.  AATF works with African governments, private and public technology owners and developers, NGOs, seed companies, other value chain players and African farmers to identify and access technologies that address farmers’ key problems and empower them through availability of a choice of agricultural innovations that generate wealth and health for their families and communities.  You can find further details on AATF and their programs on the website https://www.aatf-africa.org/ Executive Director Profile Based at Head Quarters in Nairobi, Kenya the successful candidate, working with a broad range of stakeholders, will be an inspirational and innovative leader, possessing the drive, integrity, credibility and strategic mindset to be successful in a complex and dynamic environment, and will help to enhance AATF’s position as a leader, convener and agenda setting organization. Duties and Responsibilities She/he will pay attention to addressing the following two critical issues:
  1. There is a real void in the current science and technology environment in Africa in terms of a serious engagement around biotechnology. This is due primarily to the absence of a strong agenda setting organization, capable of mobilizing expertise and resources to advance our understanding of challenges and opportunities in the biotechnology space and help promote a vigorous and innovative ecosystem.  The new Executive Director will be someone who has demonstrated the ability to engage and lead at the continental level to mobilize a constituency for real advances in mastering tomorrow’s technologies to fuel growth and wealth creation in Africa’s rapidly transforming agricultural value chains.
  2. This vision of the future of the Foundation requires substantial and sustainable financial resources from African sources. Over the last 10-15 years, the Foundation has generated several products and services that African countries and organizations will be willing to invest in supporting and expanding. The new Executive Director will possess the ability to deepen existing partnerships while building new ones, and leverage AATF’s products and services to generate resources to sustain future growth.
  The Executive Director, in her/his role as the top management position reporting to the Board of Trustees, will seek to ensure the effective linkage between the Foundation’s strategic directions and its operations. Specific areas of accountability are listed as follows, and detailed in subsequent sections:
  • Strategic direction and external relations
  • Institutional leadership
  • Programmatic implementation and operational leadership
  • Institutional capacity strengthening
  • Supporting Board of Trustees for enhanced governance
 
  1. Strategic Direction and External Relations:
  • Work closely with the Board, provide leadership in developing the Vision, Mission and strategic direction for the Foundation
  • Articulate and secure buy in of the Foundation’s vision, mission and strategic directions across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead the development of innovative approaches to leveraging the AATF brand within the African stakeholder landscape to generate resources
  • Engender credibility and legitimacy as the chief spokesperson for the Foundation on all issues.
  • 2. Institutional Leadership:
  • Lead the implementation of the Foundation’s strategy
  • As chief executive, direct and provide guidance on the Foundation’s day to day operations
  • Oversee implementation of AATF’s risk management strategy, ensuring that institutional, programmatic and operational risks, including business continuity risk, are identified, managed and mitigated
  • Set the Foundation’s ethical tone and institutional commitment to zero tolerance for corruption, financial mismanagement and other forms of misconduct
  • Lead and demonstrate the Foundation’s commitment to inclusiveness and tolerance in its vision, program implementation and institutional operations
          3.Programmatic Implementation and Operational Leadership:
  • Lead the effective translation of the Foundation’s strategic priorities into annual work programs that are appropriately aligned with the resource envelope, and developing strategies for any needed adjustments
  • Promote and actively facilitate a conducive working environment for staff and AATF stake holders
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Foundation’s resource mobilization strategy
  • Develop operational plans and provide guidance for the successful implementation of AATFs social enterprise initiatives as well as any other for-profit subsidiaries
        4.Institutional Capacity Strengthening:
  • Ensure that the Foundation’s institutional capacities are adequately designed, resourced and effectively performing to deliver both corporate and program outcomes
  • Provide leadership in the management of the Foundation’s financial resources to ensure a sustainable institutional financial position
  • Ensures that the Foundation has efficient systems for implementing and monitoring its project portfolio
  • Lead the mainstreaming of gender in both programs and operations
  • Provide guidance in implementing compensation of staff within the Board-approved framework of policies and programs.
  • Ensures that the Foundation has the right talent in terms of competence and other attributes both for current and emerging needs.
  • Champion organisational culture that is aligned with AATF’s Values and strategic direction.
      5.Support the Board of Trustees for Enhanced Governance
  • Ensure appropriate management support to the Board for effective discharge its oversight responsibilities
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of Board decisions
  • Regularly apprise the Board of the Foundation’s risk management efforts, including strategic and operational risks.
  Qualifications and Experience
  • The candidate will possess an advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in agricultural sciences, economics, business management or a related field.
  • Possess a strong record of publication in the relevant field
  • At least ten years in senior management with a reputable organisation.
  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of issues around African agriculture.
  • Demonstrated experience working on topical development issues across Africa, and an active network of partnerships and collaboration with the African agricultural research and development, and agribusiness commercialization sectors.
  • Strong track record in resource mobilization for development, and excellent understanding of the typology of the RM landscape (development partners, philanthropy, the private sector, and the various stakeholders in Africa).
  • High-level advocacy and strong negotiation skills,
  • Excellent political and diplomatic skills and judgement.
  • Superior communications skills to persuade, inspire and mobilize all stakeholders around AATF’s vision and mission.
  • Demonstrated leadership in identifying organizational challenges and ability to act as change agent to address them.
  • The candidate must have substantive, relevant and direct hands-on experience working in Africa.
Terms of Appointment
  • This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
How to Apply  If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a copy of your CV in English version and Microsoft Word format, along with any relevant documentation to AATF-ED@sri-executive.com on or before 28th August 2020. All information will be in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.  We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.   Executive Director - AATF  
2020-07-30 13:27:24
full-time
Égypte

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Le Système Panafricain de Paiement et de Règlement (PAPSS) est la première plateforme numérique centralisée, dédiée à prester des services de traitement, compensation et règlement des échanges et paiements commerciaux intra-Africains. PAPSS est une entité de la Banque Africaine d’import-export (Afreximbank) qui est une institution financière panafricaine multilatérale établie en 1993 dans le but de financer et promouvoir le commerce intra et extra-Africain. Afreximbank assure l’exploitation et la gestion de PAPSS. PAPSS est sur le point de lancer ses opérations et recherche des professionnels expérimentés, innovants, entreprenants et imbus de passion et d’engagement à transformer l’Afrique par le biais du commerce. Nous vous invitons à envoyer vos dossiers de candidature pour le poste vacant suivant:
  • Chef de Service chargé de la Technologie et des Opérations
Pour plus d’informations sur Afreximbank, veuillez visiter : http://www.afreximbank.com Tous les postes sont basés au Caire (Egypte) sauf indication contraire dans la description du poste. CA Global Headhunters a été exclusivement mandaté pour la recherche et la présélection des candidats. Pour postuler, veuillez-vous rendre sur le site http://www.ca-finance.com/latest-jobs Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter M. Bryan Le Roux, Directeur Général de CA Global International par email : bleroux@caglobalint.com
2020-07-23 11:00:14
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