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Sales Officers

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Have a thorough understanding of the organizations products and services and the supporting policies and processes
  • Be able to articulate each products core value proposition to the customer both verbally and in writing
  • Have a thorough understanding of the organizations core target market
  • Constantly prospect for new customers in the form of new employers (mid-size corporates and SMEs)
  • Engage new employers (mid-size corporates and SMEs) to secure opportunities to pitch their products and services
  • Develop strategy and plans to engage employees of targeted MOU clients that will provide opportunities to meet and pitch to as many active employees as possible
  • Spend time on the ground engaging employees of MOU clients to drive uptake of the organizations products
  • Identify new and unique opportunities to engage employees of MOU clients to improve awareness of the organizations products amongst the employee captive market
  • Ensure all loans sold are properly applied for and all requirements met by the applicants before presenting to Credit teams for approvals
  • Follow up collection of loan instalments from clients by ensuring that instalments are paid through check off
  • Where the instalments are missed or clients separated from employment then the role holder will be expected to follow up the borrower for recovery of the loan
  • Customer service – ensure that the overall customer experience is positive and that the organization meets all its brand promises to its customers – quick, no hassle loans!
  • Always maintain a good understanding of the competitive landscape of the organizations direct competitors, their price points. Product features etc. to enable the job holder effectively position and sell its products

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-secondary school diploma or professional qualification required
  • University Degree – in a business or marketing field will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years’ experience (if no university degree)/1 year experience (if a degree holder) working in a sales role in a micro finance or credit only organization, bank, insurance company or FMCG with a clear track record of successfully meeting challenging targets

LEGAL PROGRAM OFFICER (Consultancy)

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Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Cultivates partnerships and liaise with like-minded legal, legislative, and human rights organizations at local, regional, and international levels.
  • Establishes relationships with relevant legal, legislative, and human rights research stakeholders and/or networks, project and legal officers, and other support staff.
  • Coordinates research under the legal advocacy program and projects and drafting of analysis of laws, legislation, protocols, and other memoranda and correspondence on relevant legal matters to be presented and shared with target audiences including partners, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Convenes regular legal, legislative, and human rights consultative workshops with partners and like-minded organizations to discuss strategies in alignment with prevailing country and regional contexts.
  • Provides legal, legislative, policy trainings, and prepares training materials for partner organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Represents the organization in national, regional, and international legal forums, as and when appropriate.
  • Prepares quarterly program-related reports in a timely manner, materials for both internal and external use including reports, action materials, and submissions to be made in different forums.
  • Ensures timely and regular reporting on the project implementation to the immediate supervisor and development partners.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time to further the vision and mission of the organization.

Qualification and Experience:

  • A Degree in Law (a Master’s in Law is preferable) with 3-5 years of proven litigation and legislative policy experience.
  • At least five years’ experience as a Legal/Legislative Program Officer, preferably working on donor-funded legal or judicial reform, access to justice, or community engagement projects.
  • With  3-5 years of research and demonstrated experience preparing legal, legislation, policy guidelines, documents, advocacy materials, memoranda, and reports. Opposition research is an added advantage.

Skills or Related Knowledge

  • Has high levels of emotional intelligence.
  • Is a creative, innovative, and strategic thinker.
  • Advocates for women’s reproductive health and rights and LGBTI rights.
  • Demonstrates resiliency/adaptability and flexibility.
  • Operates effectively under difficult circumstances and interacts effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Has the ability to quickly simplify legal jargon to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
  • Good interpersonal skills; Actively listens and communicates.
  • Is an excellent communicator (verbal and written) in English. French is an added advantage.

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (TAHSSL)

Key Activities

  • Lead the TAHSSL Project for GALVmed as the key interface with ILRI and ClinGlobal staff
  • Lead GALVmed expert for TAHSSL and similar product development platforms, TAHSSL priority diseases (CBPP, CCPP, ASF, ECF, Heartwater, Babesiosis and Anaplamosis) and manufacturing.
  • Lead one or more projects for GALVmed R&D in connection with other GALVmed functions: Enabling Environment, Commercial Development & Impact (including manufacturing and M&E).
  • Contribute to GALVmed R&D strategy
  • Generate and regularly update the integrated disease control plans.
  • Manage R&D project budgets
  • Improve GALVmed’s performance by continuous review and improvement of R&D procedures
  • Together with the Portfolio Manager, oversee the product development planning
  • Manage the use and selection of consultants and partners ensuring appropriate use of skill sets
  • Contribute to management of milestone review process
  • Represent the company within the research and scientific community in Africa and South Asia
  • Build and manage strong relationships with GALVmed’s project partners
  • Act as a project team leader as required
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Qualifications / experience required

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine and/or a relevant PhD
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in field of Animal Health & product development in a commercial environment
  • Reputation in the scientific animal health community
  • Skilled or conversant in the production/manufacturing of animal health products, particularly vaccines.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ management experience
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly throughout Africa and South Asia
  • Experience in Animal Health in Africa and/or South Asia
  • Specific knowledge of the infectious diseases prevalent in the geographies in which GALVmed focuses

TRAVEL:

      A significant amount of travel around Africa

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, R&D (PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT& CLINICAL STUDIES)

Key Activities

  • Manage and contribute to achievement of objectives of VITAL, and future R&D projects as agreed with funders and in support of GALVmed 2030 Strategy.
  • Manage assigned R&D project budgets through proactive intervention to achieve alignment with budget forecasts
  •  Create product development plans to fit specific assigned and future R&D project objectives.
  • Together with the Portfolio Manager, oversee the product development planning of assigned projects via MS Project to ensure transparent planning and communication of tasks and timelines.
  • Lead assigned R & D projects to product development and registration and achieve the objectives of the funded projects within timelines.
  • Ensure that all product development work under assigned projects is conducted in accordance with written and approved procedures/protocols, and in accordance with good scientific practices.
  • Map out and maintain awareness of relevant scientific literature to aid success of assigned product development projects.
  • Maintain accurate records on assigned projects and issue reports as per project milestones
  • Design internal studies in consultation with Director R&D (VITAL) and in collaboration with R&D partners
  • Manage GALVmed clinical operational staff.
    • Co-ordinate all study activities, including protocol writing, conduct, site monitoring and close out.
    • Prepare study protocols, data capture forms, test article documentation and study reports
    • Maintain study files in accordance with SOPs and regulatory requirements
    • Coordinate/Oversee data management processes including data entry, review, tracking, verification, and validation
    • Coordinate animal related study activities (i.e., clinical sampling, test article administration, and clinical observations).
    • Monitor all studies appropriately including training of investigators and other study personnel.
  • Serve as the clinical communication link between GALVmed, the sponsor and study site.
  • Act as a team leader of assigned projects as required, and to interact with external commercial and academic partners and funders to achieve efficient project progression and assessment.
  • Manage functions of GALVmed study monitor, archivist, SOP coordinator and study number allocator for the R & D Group
  • Contribute to the selection and management of consultants and partners as may be required from time-to-time for effective implementation of assigned GALVmed R&D projects.
  • Represent GALVmed within the research and scientific community in Africa and South Asia through regular contact, and attendance and presentation at scientific meetings
  • Contribute to scientific manuscript writing and/or review.
  • Improve GALVmed’s performance by continuous review and improvement of R&D procedures to achieve the most efficient methods and procedures for product development.

Qualifications/experience REQUIRED (in order to successfully carry out the job role)

  • Minimum:  PhD in Biological Sciences or equivalent
  • At least 5 years’ experience of product (essentially vaccine) development within a commercial environment
  • Familiarity with design & management of clinical trials in animals
  • Experience in conducting registration trials
  • Project Leadership and Management experience with demonstrated ability
  • Solutions driven, and creative
  • Attention to detail & ability to prioritise work
  • Excellent team-player and ability to work across functions
  • Willingness to travel as needed, sometimes to challenging locations
  • Knowledge & experience with Veterinary Good Clinical Practices & Good Laboratory Practices
  • Experience of working in low & middle income countries
  • Knowledge and experience on poultry diseases ((IB, IBD (Gumboro), FP, ND, Coccidiosis)

TRAVEL:

Significant amount of travel around Africa

To Apply:   

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: recruit@hcsafrica.com  with the subject line of the position applied for.

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