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Project Manager at Barry Callebaut (SIC Cacao)

Akwajobs   (Yaoundé, Cameroun)

Posted : 13 June, 2018
Category : Project Management   Location : Yaoundé, Cameroun
Job type : Full Time

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for [[Projects Manager]] in [[Cameroon]] for [[Yaoundé]].

Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of more than 9000 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.    

General information: 

  • Line reporting                  : Country Sustainability Manager 
  • Dotted reporting              : Not applicable 
  • Classification                   : Cat. 9 
  • Location                          : Yaoundé 
  • Contract                          : Short-term contract (18 months) 
  • Number of positions         : 1 
  • Level of priority                : Very Urgent       

Description of tasks:     

Coordination and implementation of pilot projects:        

  • Define implementation strategy        
  • Define operational plan and procedures        
  • Manage pilot partnerships        
  • Manage the team on ground (community coordinators, data collection agents)    

Monitor operational budget with finance support    

Manage and develop technical capabilities of team on ground        

  • Initiate and organize training of team on ground    

Define strategic direction for implementation and evaluation        

  • Report according to the indicators of implementation and evaluation of productivity and replanting packages        
  • Coordinate all Monitoring and Evaluation activities    

Organization of the reporting system of the operational hierarchy  

Implement and control reporting tools    

Ideal candidate profile:     

  • Education:      Degree preferably in relevant field such as Agronomy, Development Economics, Environmental        
  • Experience:     Work experience as project manager in sustainable agriculture in the tropics (min 5 years)        

Specific knowledge, competencies and skills required     

  • Dynamic personality with strong managerial skills    
  • Fluency in French and English as well as computer literacy    
  • Be based in Yaounde and willing to travel within the country (30%).    
  • Hands¬on mentality, flexible and self ¬motivated    
  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, report writing)  

Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

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