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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

OMASI VACANCIES



The mission of OMASI (Orkonerei Social Maasai Initiative) is to reduce poverty among the Maasai by setting up commercial businesses that will eventually become self-managing and economically independent. Several ventures in the area of milk processing, dairy farming, forestry, bio-fuel, charcoal production and honey processing have been set up. OMASI has been initiated by a foundation in the Netherlands and a local Maasai organization. These companies are mostly located in the Simanjiro district, Manyara region, Northern Tanzania. The head office is based in Arusha.

OMASI is seriously looking for the highly qualified personnel to fill the following vacancies:-

1. Marketing Specialist (1 post)
Work Station: Arusha

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Objective
The marketing specialist plans, develops and implements a comprehensive and innovative marketing campaign for the OMASI products. Being part of the management team, this person plays an active role in finding new leads for OMASI Group Marketing. Being fully informed on what happens in the market; this person passes valuable and crucial information on to the rest of the team. This position requires an enthusiastic and innovative person, who builds a lasting network and who easily gets around promotions, campaigns, email and web based adverts and mailing. It is a person who is determined to make growth happen and who is interested and able to contribute value to our relatively new company.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for leads in new and existing markets, play an active contributing role to Sales
· Maintains accurate record of all market information on related products
· Provides timely feedback to senior management regarding performance
· Assists in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.
· Initiates, coordinates and executes development of marketing plans to penetrate new and existing markets. Update existing marketing plans and market information
· Develops branded marketing campaigns for new and existing products as needed, including marketing plans, logos, taglines, promotional items
· Evaluates & develops opportunities to add value to the company including marketing activities, shows, product development, etc
· Controls expenses to meet budget guidelines
· Oversees positing of OMASI flyers and posters on kiosks and bill boards. Schedules the use of banners to most effective.
· Coordinates all advertising and promotional activities, including: design, creation, briefings, timing and placements. This also includes special events and trade shows and follow-up communications
· Writes, edits and proofreads all copy for the company’s promotions including printed materials, web pages, advertisements, email notices, press releases, articles etc.
· Maintains a digital library for all artwork
· Participates in sales trainings and teaches others about marketing activities and insights
· Analyzes marketing data and consolidates findings to support the marketing strategy

Requirements
· Advanced Diploma or Degree in Sales & Marketing, Masters degree in business Administration majoring in Sales and Marketing will be an added advantage.
· 5-7 years of experience in marketing
· Strong understanding of customers and market dynamics and requirements
· Experience with publishing/promotional materials/graphics/text writing

Personal Attributes
· Pro-active, creative and innovative
· Key team-player and motivator
· Ability to work quickly and effectively without direct supervision
· Confident, professional way of working, and goes for challenges
· Excellent networker
· Analytical skills and strategic thinking
· Flexible and determined
· Excellent communication skills (oral, written, email)

2. Segmental Sales Manager – Authentic Market (1 Post)
Work Station: Arusha
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Objective
Responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities in assigned market. Staffs and directs a sales team and provides leadership towards the achievement of growth/sales targets in line with company vision and values. This position requires an energetic and results-driven person who can build the sales activities, sales performance and the sales team, who is determined to make growth happen and who is interested and able to contribute value to a relatively new company.

Main Responsibilities
Responsible for setting out/implementation of a sales strategy for the selected market, ensuring attainment of company sales goals.
· Responsible for the performance of the sales team, meeting/exceeding the targets and goals
· Prepares action plans by individuals as well as by team for effective search of sales leads and prospects.
· Maintains accurate record of all pricings, sales and activity reports
· Provides timely feedback to senior management regarding performance
· Assists in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.
· Initiates, coordinates and executes development of action plans to penetrate new and existing markets

· Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are well communicated and implemented within the team
· Controls expenses to meet budget guidelines
· Sets examples for Sales Account Managers in areas of personal character, commitment, professionalism, work habits and selling skills.
· Assist sales team in preparation of presentations and proposals, makes sure product knowledge in the team is up to date.
· Management of sales team staff (Sales Account Managers), including coaching of sales team staff to build motivation and selling skills.
· Insures that all Sales Account Managers meet or exceed all activity standards for prospecting calls, appointments, presentations, proposals and deals.

Requirements
· Advanced Diploma/Degree in Sales & Marketing
· 5-7 years of experience in sales management and marketing
· Strong understanding of customers and market dynamics and requirements
· Proven leadership and ability to drive sales team

Personal Attributes
· Pro-active, energetic, determined and a ‘deal-closer’
· Ability to inspire and encourage people to be their best, creating a positive and high performance working environment
· Ability to work quickly and effectively without any supervision
· Ability to manage sales activities and sales team in a professional manner
· Confident, professional way of working, and goes for challenges
· Reliable, responsible, flexible and strategic thinking
· Proven track record of sales and reaching/exceeding sales targets
· Excellent communication & relationship management skills (oral, written, email)

3. Sales Account Manager (3 post)
Work Station: Arusha
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Objective
As a sales account manager you will be responsible for generating new business for OMASI. You will actively look for new customers to add to your account. You will also increase sales with existing customers. Together with the Back Office Team you are responsible to maintain your customers and to provide them the best service and make them content. This position requires an energetic and professional person who can build a network of accounts leading to meeting/exceeding the sales targets. OMASI values people who actively contribute to the success of the company and who are innovative, creative and determined to reach their goals and the company’s objective.

Main Responsibilities
Achieving Sales Targets
· Manage a portfolio of accounts (customers)
· Actively generate new business by finding new customers
· Maintain and expand the relationship with existing customers
· Provides timely feedback to the sales manager and back office with regards to accounts
· Executes sales promotions
· Completes administrative work as required

Requirements
· Minimum Diploma in Sales and Marketing, an Advanced Diploma in Sales & Marketing or Bachelor degree will be an added advantage.
· Experience in Sales, preferably dealing with tourism industry, wholesale, supermarkets and agents
· Representative appearance
Personal Attributes
· Energetic and professional attitude
· Strong presentation and negotiation skills
· Ability to work quickly and effectively
· Confidence, tact and a persuasive, professional manner
· Drive for results
· Good ‘people skills’ and excellent relationship management skills
· Excellent communication skills (oral, written, email)

4. Human Resources Officer (1 post)
Work Station: Naberera, Simanjiro
Contract Type: Permanent

The successful candidate will report to the Group Human Resources Manager
Position Description:

The HR Officer will be responsible with management of day-to-day operations of the Human Resource office. The HR Officer manages the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs. The HR Officer carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: departmental development, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment.

More specifically the HR Officer will be responsible in assisting Group HR manager on the following functions and roles:

· Company’s recruitment and staffing logistics
· Company’s Human Resources planning;
· Management of employees performance and improvement systems;
· Company’s Human Resources development;
· Ensuring employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting.
· New employee orientation, induction, and training development.
· Review and development of HR policies and documentation.
· Ensure sound employee relations and fair labour practices.
· Company-wide employee committee facilitation.
· Facilitate management employee communication process and flow of information
· Company’s compensation and benefits administration.
· Ensure employee safety, welfare, wellness and health.
· Manage employee services and counseling.
· Assist Company managers in HRM related issues
· Assist in keeping employees records.

Required qualifications and experience
The applicant must be a holder of Bachelor degree in Public Administration or Human Resources Management.
Proven ability to handle work place disputes and knowledge of labour laws and government regulations.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Good attitude, enthusiastic, conscientious and willing to learn
Ability to work under pressure and maintain strict time schedules.
Understanding of cross cultural working environment will be an advantage
At least 3 years experience in a similar role
Computer knowledge especially on HR Information systems.

5. estate Manager
Work Station: Naberera, Simanjiro

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Objective
The main purpose of the Estate Manager is to effectively manage Staff Houses for live-in employees of OMASI Initiative working in Naberera, staff kitchen and the Rotiana Farm House. The Estate manager is responsible to the OMASI General Manager.

The Estate Manager needs to ensure that standards of living remain high in terms of accommodation, facilities, social rules/norms and the provision of necessary services to the staff. This includes the overall upkeep of grounds and accommodation, budget control, project implementation and overseeing of staff welfare.

The rules applying to staff discipline are to be instituted and enforced and the control of visitors to Rotiana Farm (Rotiana, Nguk and Orpul) is also a priority.

It is the responsibility of the Estate manager to ensure that OMASI initiative staff working in Naberera and live – in Rotiana Farm are provided with an environment that is clean, safe, welcoming and a pleasant place to spend one’s ‘home’ time. Aspects such eating areas, recreation areas, ablution facilities and communal social areas are of particular importance.

Also, the Estate Manager will be responsible for managing day to day operations of the Rotiana Farm House.

Key Responsibilities:
· Management of OMASI Management service staff at Rotiana in line with the OMASI Standard of Excellence
· Ensure that the grounds, facilities and building maintenance are all kept to a high standard
· Provide a hygienic environment with adequate amenities
· Effective financial management through the administration of orders and effective stock control both for staff kitchen and Farm House
· Organizing insurance of the property in consultation with OMASI General Manager
· Participating in the preparation and monitoring of the repair and maintenance budget.

· Monitoring operating expenses with the view of minimizing costs but without compromising the quality of the operational services and the property managed.
· Keeping and maintaining a register of all equipments and assets in the buildings and a timetable for the servicing of such equipment.
· Constant monitoring of visitor movements and behaviour
· Effective management of emergency processes
· Monitoring of environmental issues and enforcing controls

As such the person filling this position needs to have:
1. Advanced diploma or Bachelor degree in facility management from a recognized institution.
2. Minimum of three years experience in the facility management being a residential facility will be more preferable.
3. Good overall general knowledge regarding technical aspects of maintaining buildings and equipment.
4. Assertiveness
5. The ability to manage and motivate staff
6. Good communication skills
7. The ability to work independently
8. Proactive
9. A decision maker
10. Able to respond to crises in a calm manner

A competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications will only be considered if addressed and sent by email to the Group Human Resources Manager (israel(at)omasi.org ) no later than 1 week after first appearance of this advertisement.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview therefore if you don’t hear from us MUST consider yourself unsuccessful.

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