Interview

Mourad El Mahjoubi (EM Lyon Casablanca) : « Nous devons encore convaincre nos élèves des opportunités de l’Afrique »

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Après quatre ans de consolidation de sa présence à Casablanca, l’antenne marocaine de l’école de management française veut désormais se faire connaître auprès du reste du continent. Une mission qu’assume Mourad El Mahjoubi depuis avril 2019.

Depuis le premier avril 2019, il est le directeur de l’EM Lyon Casablanca, dont le campus a été inauguré en 2015. Mourad El Mahjoubi est lui-même diplômé d’un MBA de l’école lyonnaise et a effectué vingt ans de carrière au sein de Visiativ, un cabinet de conseil en transformation digitale avant d’intégrer l’entité marocaine en 2018 en tant que directeur des opérations et du développement. Avec la nomination de Tawhid Chtioui à la tête du réseau d’écoles de commerce – six campus au total – il récupère la direction du campus casablancais qui héberge un bachelor, des masters spécialisés et des executive MBA. L’une de sa principale mission est désormais de faire connaître l’école dans le reste du continent.

Jeune Afrique : L’offre en matière de business school au Maroc est très riche. Pensez-vous qu’il y a de la place pour tout le monde ?

Mourad El Mahjoubi : Je pense que celles qui s’adaptent au marché local tiendront. Nous avons une politique de bourses – 10 % des apprenants aujourd’hui environ -, et nous adaptons nos offres tarifaires mais aussi nos matériaux pédagogiques et nos approches. Par ailleurs, si l’offre est importante, c’est pour des raisons logiques : la proximité du Maroc avec l’Europe et ses institutions scolaires, le fait que le pays est un leader africain dans certains secteurs comme la monétique. Il est donc assez logique que des écoles ouvrent ici et accueillent des étudiants du Maghreb et d’Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale.

Quelles sont vos ambitions sur le continent ?

Nous voulons développer des talents qui veulent développer leurs pays. La formation continue, des études enrichissantes sont des solutions contre la fuite des cerveaux. Nous conduisons aussi un programme baptisé Africa Booster qui permet à des entrepreneurs de venir découvrir le continent et se bâtir un réseau professionnel. Nos apprenants sont bien sûr de potentiels business developer pour ces entreprises, surtout françaises. Enfin, nous avons encore besoin de faire de convaincre nos élèves des opportunités offertes par les pays africains qui connaissent une forte croissance. Les étudiants en MBA le savent mais c’est moins le cas pour les plus jeunes en bachelor.

Il y a des réflexions au sein du réseau EM Lyon qui nous concernent. Un crédit à taux zéro est par exemple envisagé pour 2025.

Quels sont les chantiers actuels sur le campus ?

Nous venons de lancer un incubateur en interne et continuons à nouer des partenariats. Nous accueillons toujours plus d’étudiants français, et nous nous assurons que nos élèves partent eux aussi durant leur cursus sur d’autres campus de l’EM Lyon, mais aussi au sein d’autres institutions. Ici, nous proposons aussi des cursus hybrides à des élèves de l’Université privée de Marrakech et de l’Université Internationale de Casablanca.

Récemment, nous avons commencé à offrir des formations « sur mesure », à de grandes entreprises : des marocaines comme la Caisse de dépôt et de gestion du Maroc (CDG), Attijariwafa Bank, BMCE mais aussi des filiales de groupes internationaux comme la Société générale, Capgemini ou Atos. Ces entreprises ont compris l’importance de former les employés tout le long de leur carrière. Il y a enfin des réflexions au sein du réseau EM Lyon qui nous concernent. Un crédit à taux zéro est par exemple envisagé pour 2025.

Vous vous adressez également aux administrations…

Oui, nous travaillons sur la transformation digitale avec le ministère de l’Agriculture depuis quatre mois environ. Les organisations et les administrations ont besoin de cadres formés au leadership et au management pour gérer ces problématiques. Pour eux, nous adaptons donc notre executive MBA.

Nous avons aussi des projets avec une administration gabonaise en cours. Nous allons continuer à démarcher, en fonction aussi des besoins : ils ne sont pas les mêmes de l’Éthiopie au Sénégal.

Connaissez-vous les attentes des jeunes étudiants marocains ?

On sait que les jeunes diplômés marocains privilégient avant tout les grands groupes comme l’Office national des chemins de fer (ONCF), Royal Air Maroc ou OCP. Nous voulons leur offrir la possibilité de les intégrer ou de choisir entrepreneuriat. Nous avançons aussi avec l’idée « d’intraprenariat » : les jeunes peuvent être les acteurs du changement au sein même de ces entreprises. Ils peuvent transformer ces structures, accompagner leur digitalisation et améliorer le bien-être au travail.

Quelle place accordez-vous dans les cursus aux enseignements généraux et à la culture générale ?

Notre politique est d’ouvrir la porte à des associations, d’organiser des conférences sur des sujets très variés, et d’encourager les étudiants à avoir des discussions sur des questions politiques et macro-économiques. Nous avons d’excellents retours à ce sujet. Il y a une vraie demande pour le savoir et les projets de toutes sortes. Des étudiants ont monté une entreprise, d’autres ont participé à la réhabilitation d’une école dans l’Atlas. Nous faisons aussi des introductions à la langue chinoise, ce qui a du sens étant donné que l’EM Lyon possède un campus à Shanghai.

Le président de l’EM Lyon, Tawhid Chtioui, est sensible aux questions de mixité et de responsabilité sociale et environnementale des entreprises (RSE). Essayez-vous d’assurer la parité à l’EM Lyon Casablanca ?

Pour le moment, nous n’avons pas de quota lors du processus de sélection. En revanche, nous faisons attention à maintenir de la diversité parmi nos apprenants, en général.

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Les opportunités du moment

Kenya

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Department : EXTERNAL RELATIONS, ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATIONS (ERAC) Location : Nairobi, Kenya Responsible to : Lead Specialist: Grants Management, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation Closing date: 10th August 2021 1. JOB PURPOSE This is a key entry-level role within the external relations, advocacy, and communications portfolio. Amongst other key tasks, the postholder will contribute to ensuring that the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Office’s (IPPF ARO) External Relations, Advocacy and Communication (ERAC) Department strategically competes and wins bids and tenders that will support the delivery of IPPF ARO’s mandate. The postholder will work under the supervision of the Lead Specialist: Grants Management, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation, together with the Specialist: Donors Relations and Partnership Building, and the Specialist: Grants Management. S/he will support resource mobilization and grants management, including the development and writing of project proposals, budgets, narrative and financial reports, contributing to the production of quality and timely funding proposals, donor reports, and other external communication materials. The postholder will be part of IPPF Youth Professionals Program (YPP); through which the IPPF ARO provides a unique opportunity to persons aged between 24 and 32 years, and who are nationals of an African country, to start a professional career within the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and in other areas relevant to IPPF. 2. KEY TASK a) Support the development of high-quality proposals to be submitted both to institutional donors and to trusts and foundations, and especially lead on budget development. b) Support procurement processes, especially with regards to the recruitment of external consultants. c) Conduct desk-research, write situational analyses and prepare relevant information as needed, to respond to bid opportunities. d) Support grants management, keeping track of reporting and contributing to narrative and financial reports. e) Overseeing administrative functions for the team, such as invoicing, accounting, reporting, etc., to ensure successful execution of grant processes. f) Undertake any other responsibilities which are commensurate with a role of this nature, which have been discussed and agreed with the line manager; and g) Uphold the values, ethics and culture of IPPF ARO and be an ambassador for the Federation. 3. PERSON SPECIFICATION EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
  • The postholder must be a national of an African country and between 24 and 32 years old at the date of application.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant area for the post is essential. A Master's Degree is desirable.
  • Fluency in English and French with excellent oral and written communication skills in both languages is essential.
  • A minimum of one year of work experience relevant to the job description i.e., in the fields of finance, resource mobilization, grants management, advocacy or health - in particular aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights -, is desirable.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office is essential. Experience of Netsuite is desirable.
PROVEN ABILITY
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for ensuring universal access to healthcare for all and SRHR in particular is desirable.
  • Experience of studying or working outside of the home country is an advantage.
  • Willingness to work in multicultural environments and ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs. The post holder must show tolerance and acceptance of different views and opinions.
  • Willing to work outside standard office hours as required.
SKILLS
  • Essential: Excellent organizational and time-management skills to meet tight deadlines.
  • Essential: Good budgeting and financial skills.
  • Essential: Discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Desirable: A rights-based, gender-sensitive approach.
  • Desirable: Understanding of development issues, especially SRHR.
COMPETENCIES
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: articulate, tactful and diplomatic.
  • Flexible/team player with ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of, and a commitment to, safeguarding international human rights, in a local and international context.
  • Shows awareness of and demonstrates sensitivity to the multi-cultural environment in which IPPF operates.
  • Supportive of a woman’s right to choose and to have access to safe abortion services.
  • Willingness and availability to travel regularly in the region (subject to COVID-19 restrictions).
4. ASSESSMENT
  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a competency-based interview which may be followed by a desk review and/or an assessment exercise.
For more information on how to apply: https://www.ippfar.org/about-us/jobs-and-opportunities/job/grants-management-and-resource-mobilization-coordinator-youth IPPFAR
2021-07-27 12:48:54
full-time
Afrique

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Location: Any country in Sub-Saharan Africa Deadline for application:  12 August 2021 The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) is the only global fund focused exclusively on the right to safe and legal abortion. Through our funding and support we work to de-stigmatize abortion and to enable organisations in low- and middle-income countries to initiate abortion-related projects based on their context. We envision a world where women, girls and people with diverse gender identities have their human rights to abortion and bodily autonomy respected, protected and fulfilled. We are hiring a Senior Finance Adviser to join our growing team. The Senior Adviser will be responsible for the financial oversight of SAAF,  a multi-country and multi-donor funded programme. This will include leading on financial management and reporting systems for the fund, ensuring compliance with donors and IPPF financial management requirements and developing financial capacity strengthening strategy to better support grantee pertners. The Senior Finance Adviser will also manage a subset of grantee-partners relationships. Fluent English and French are essential. Please look at the job description for further details. SAAF is hosted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The postholder will be housed within the structure of IPPF’s Africa Regional Office (ARO), but will be part of the global SAAF Secretariat, with staff also located in Latin America and Europe. The postholder will be able to work from the IPPF offices (currently in Nairobi and Addis),  or from home if based in other cities or countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. No relocation package will be offered for this role. For more details about these positions, please visit the IPPF ARO website jobs page www.ippfar.org/jobs-and-opportunities/vacancies to view the respective job descriptions and make your application. Interested individuals should submit the following documents:
  1. An application form in the IPPFARO CV format (available on the website job page); and
  2. A 1-page cover letter.
The application documents above must be emailed to  hroffice@ippfaro.org with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email. To be considered, your application must be received by the 12nd August 2021. Please note that we will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format. First round of interviews for shortlisted candidate will be held on the week starting 30 August 2021. Any questions can be directed to the SAAF Secretariat at info@saafund.org IPPF is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disabilities, candidates openly living with HIV and minorities. IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. IPPFAR  
2021-07-23 13:36:00
full-time
Afrique

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Program Adviser- Technical Allyship Location: Any country in Sub-Saharan Africa Deadline for application:  12 August 2021 The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) is the only global fund focused exclusively on the right to safe and legal abortion. Through our funding and support we work to de-stigmatize abortion and to enable organisations in low- and middle-income countries to initiate abortion-related projects based on their context. We envision a world where women, girls and people with diverse gender identities have their human rights to abortion and bodily autonomy respected, protected and fulfilled. We are hiring a Program Adviser - Technical Allyship to join our growing team. The Adviser will help shape and implement the role of SAAF as a convenor of support. The Adviser will understand the grantees-partners’ needs and will play a matchmaker role to ensure that grantee partners tap into local, regional and international expertise provided by other organizations and form new partnerships as a result. The Adviser will also be responsible for managing relationships with a subset of SAAF’s grantee-partners, acting as the reference point for them within the SAAF Secretariat. Fluent English and French are essential. Please look at the job description for further details. SAAF is hosted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The postholder will be housed within the structure of IPPF’s Africa Regional Office, but will be part of the global SAAF Secretariat, with staff also located in Latin America and Europe. The postholder will be able to work from the IPPF offices (currently in Nairobi and Addis), or from home if based in other cities or countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. No relocation package will be offered for this role. For more details about these positions, please visit the IPPF ARO website jobs page www.ippfar.org/jobs-and-opportunities/vacancies to view the respective job descriptions and make your application. Interested individuals should submit the following documents:
  1. An application form in the IPPFARO CV format (available on the website job page); and
  2. A 1-page cover letter.
The application documents above must be emailed to  hroffice@ippfaro.org with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email. To be considered, your application must be received by the 12th August 2021. Please note that we will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format. First round of interviews for shortlisted candidate will be held on the 18 and 19 August 2021. The second round of interviews is planned for the week of 23 August 2021. Any questions can be directed to the SAAF Secretariat at info@saafund.org IPPF is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disabilities, candidates openly living with HIV and minorities. IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. IPPFAR
2021-07-23 13:30:18
full-time
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