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Greetings from Ross Warner HR Solutions (Formerly known as KosmicRays HR
Solutions). We are into the recruitment industry since last SEVEN years. We are ISO Certified 9001:2008 Company

Location: Zambia

Position:- Sales Head
Experience: 12-22 years

Job Description:-

  1. Spearhead the business development strategy and BD operations verticals including the Overseeing the day to day management of the business development team

    2. Business Development – FMCG (Channel Sales)

    3. Implementing new business initiatives across the new business and sales teams.

    4. Leading a team; cold call as appropriate in the market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities. Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.

    5. Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals.

    6. Participate in pricing the solution/service.

    7. Client Retention

    8. Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.

    9. Work with internal teams & colleagues to meet customer needs.

    10. Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet set targets.

    11. Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continual to enhance the company’s performance.

    12. Conducting research to identify new markets and customer needs

 

 

In case you are interested kindly send us update CV on salesrwhr@gmail.com

with the following details:

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Website ::www.rosswarnerhr.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/recruitmentinafrica
Linkedin : http://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmic-rays-hr-soln-pvt-ltd
Twitter : https://twitter.com/rosswarnerhr

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Ross Warner HR Solutions (Formerly known as KosmicRays HR
Solutions). We are into the recruitment industry since last SEVEN years. We are ISO Certified 9001:2008 Company

Location: Uganda

Position:- Accountant
Experience: 8-13 years (Minimum)

Job Description:-

  • Preparation of sales invoices
  • Able to validate invoice information
  • Able to highlight important entities in invoices
  • Able to work with different environments handling multiple clients
  • Enter data into Computer invoicing system
  • Able to find and spot the invoices which don’t have PO or the documents which doesn’t contain PO
  • Able to handle databases related to vendors of the Company

 

In case you are interested kindly send us update CV on carwhr@gmail.com

with the following details:

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Website ::www.rosswarnerhr.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/recruitmentinafrica
Linkedin : http://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmic-rays-hr-soln-pvt-ltd
Twitter : https://twitter.com/rosswarnerhr

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings from Ross Warner HR Solutions (Formerly known as KosmicRays HR
Solutions). We are into the recruitment industry since last SEVEN years. We are ISO Certified 9001:2008 Company

Location: Nigeria

Position:-General Manager Factory Head
Experience: 15 years (Minimum)

Job Description:-

  • Candidates should have good experience into handling the entire major responsibilities of the company.
  • Candidates should have good experience and knowledge of flexible packaging, extrusion, lamination, cutting.
  • Candidates having experience into handling the entire factory for their company will be preferred.
  • Candidates having work experience into Nigerian or African country will be an added advantage.

In case you are interested kindly send us update CV on productionrwhr@gmail.com with the following details:

Total Exp :
Relevant Exp :
Current CTC :
Expected CTC :
Notice Period:-

Skype Id:-

Website ::www.rosswarnerhr.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/recruitmentinafrica
Linkedin : http://www.linkedin.com/company/kosmic-rays-hr-soln-pvt-ltd
Twitter : https://twitter.com/rosswarnerhr

The inaugural group of winners of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) was announced earlier today in Lagos, Nigeria. 1000 African entrepreneurs representing 52 African countries and territories were decided upon by the TEEP selection committee comprised of some of Africa’s distinguished industry Leaders  and  entrepreneurs including Monica Musonda, CEO, Java Solutions; Ory Okolloh, Director of Investments, Omidyar Network’s Government; Professor Reid Whitlock, the new CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Parminder Vir OBE, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, said, “The high quantity and quality of applicants we have received is testament to the brilliant ideas and incredible talent that exists in abundance across Africa.”

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Indian Expat Living in South Africa – Interview with Namrata

Posted by | July 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

Here’s the interview with Namrata…
Where are you originally from?
New Delhi, India

In which country and city are you living now?
Johannesburg, South Africa

How long have you lived in South Africa and how long are you planning to stay?
I moved here last year – February, 2013. There is no fixed plan to be honest. Both, my husband & I have fallen in love with this country and would love to live and work here at least for the next few years. But it all depends on the work and when/where the next posting might be.
Adorable little Mia

Why did you move to South Africa and what do you do?
Well, I just moved here to be with my husband. My husband was offered a very good job opportunity, and both of us decided that this would be an opportune time to get some international work experience. So we decided to take the plunge. And here we are…in heart of the rainbow nation.

Whilst in India, I used to work as an investment analyst. But since moving to SA, given the visa restrictions, getting employed has posed a big challenge. However, I have been using this ‘break’ to my best advantage and have been exploring Joburg and SA to the fullest.

A few months back,coaxed by friends and family, I started writing a blog – Mia Musings,in order to record and share all my wonderful experiences.

Did you bring family with you?
We don’t have any kids yet so my husband and I moved alone. However,a few months back, we expanded our family to include a dear little rescued puppy, Mia. She’s a most adorable little mutt!

How did you find the transition to living in a foreign country?
Well, I have lived in the UK for a bit before. So moving from India to SA was not that big a challenge. Since we were helped by a relocation agency, our entire move was rather smooth – from packing up our house in India to shipping and setting up in Johannesburg. Fortunately, none of our stuff was broken or missing (I have heard some horrifying stories from others). In addition, as a country, SA is quite an easy place to settle in – there are no language issues per se as English is widely spoken, driving is on the same side as in India(after having driven in Delhi, this place feels like heaven!), the weather is awesome all year round and there is so much to see & do!

However,there are some other things that take a while getting used to – the fact that everyone has to live inside electric-fenced, gated communities,that you have to be alert and aware everywhere you go, that there is just no public transport system to speak of, and that until you are really sure of your surroundings – you cannot decide to take a walk. Security is a big issue here, especially in Johannesburg. However, over the last few years, things seem to have gotten better. So its not as bad as perceived. but when you are an expat and completely new to a place, you tend to believe whatever you hear. So, during our first few months, we were pretty edgy. Always careful, always well-planned, avoiding the so-called no-go areas. This kind of took away the initial joy of living in a new country.
But we have come a long way since, and are much more relaxed and happier now!

Was it easy making friends and meeting people; do you mainly socialise with other expats?
We met a lot of lovely people through my husband’s office – both locals as well as expats. Through them,we have met other interesting people. And have been able to make quite a nice bunch of friends. However, it has been more difficult for me. Since I don’t work or have kids, meeting new people has been a challenge. But I have joined a few groups such as Meetup and the events organised by has given me an opportunity to meet a variety of people. Joining hobby classes such as pottery and the gym, have also helped.
The local South Africans are a really friendly lot and very warm. We have been fortunate to have met a lot of really nice people.
Amazing colors on a graffiti in Joburg

What are the best things to do in the area; anything to recommend to future expats?
Joburg is not really a holiday destination. But for people who live here, especially expats, there are tons of things to do. SA is a very outdoorsy place. So anyone who has an inclination towards sporting activities such as biking, running, hiking, etc will be thrilled to live here as every other week there are marathons, obstacle races, biking events, etc. Additionally, there are places in less than an hour’s drive where you could go dirt biking, camping, fishing, or simply get away from the hustle bustle.
There are a number of botanical gardens where one could take the kids and braai (south african for a bbq. Then ofcourse there is the bushveld – the wildlife.
Besides these, there is a lot of cultural stuff happening from theatre to musicals, to stand up comedy.
My personal favourite are the weekend farmers’ markets that are organised in different parts of joburg. Each one is different and worth checking out. An excellent on a nice sunny day.

What do you enjoy most about living in South Africa?
The thing i love most is the weather. Its so moderate all year round. Not too hot in summer or too cold in winter. And the sun is out, nice & bright on most days. This makes being outdoors so much fun.
Also the fact that the city offers a variety of activities for the entire family. This has kept us from getting bored on any weekend – so far!

How does the cost of living in South Africa compare to home?
The cost of living as compared to New Delhi is almost the same. There maybe a few things that are more expensive here than in India, but overall, its almost the same.

What negatives, if any, are there to living in South Africa?
The constant worry about security and the mis-led media hype on how dangerous it is to live here. Having to explain to everyone who hears that we live in Joburg, that its actually nothing like what you have heard and that the ground reality is very different, is most annoying.

If you could pick one piece of advice to anyone moving to South Africa, what would it be?
Don’t believe everything you read about the city/country. In fact speak to other expats currently living here to get a clear picture. And definitely don’t speak to people who have migrated from SA! they left years ago and still think SA is the same today as it was when they left.

What has been the hardest aspect to your expat experience so far?
Finding a job. It’s been really hard to get used to not working! I hadn’t realised that the labour laws would be so stringent.

When you finally return home, how do you think you’ll cope with repatriation?
I would settle right back in! We miss our friends and family a lot and India is home after all

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South Africa Economy is Booming

Posted by | July 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

Many African economies are booming. South Africa’s is not. Europe, its biggest export market, is mired in recession. Mining output fell in February and again in March. Consumer confidence is at a nine-year low. Massmart, part-owned by Walmart, this week became the latest big retailer to report disappointing sales figures. Unemployment is above 25%. If those who want work but are too discouraged to look for it are included, the rate is close to 37%.

In such circumstances, a cut in interest rates might ginger up the economy. But South Africa’s central bank kept its benchmark rate at 5% on May 23rd, in part because of an alarming decline in the rand in recent weeks. The weaker currency will push up import costs and boost inflation which is already close to the top of the target range of 3%-6%. The rand’s slide is part of a general sell-off in emerging-market currencies against the dollar, but few have fallen as hard. And there are concerns that the foreign investment that South Africa needs to finance its large current-account deficit is being scared off by a fresh bout of industrial strife.

Wage demands seem destined to be unmet. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for pay rises of up to 60%, just as gold and platinum prices are falling. NUMSA, the metal-workers union, wants a 20% pay increase for all its members. Wildcat strikes recently hit Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana, where dozens of striking workers were killed by police last August. The threat of unrest goes beyond the mines. “If no agreement is reached, workers will have no choice but to go to the streets,” warned Mphumzi Maqungo, NUMSA’s national treasurer.

Such demands are not consistent with a 6% inflation cap nor with stable employment. Gill Marcus, the central-bank governor, warned that “the risk of a wage-price spiral remains high”. The wonder is that unions can ask for such pay deals when so many people are out of work. But the unemployed in South Africa cannot price themselves into work because of strict job-protection laws. The workforce is divided between privileged “insiders” and mostly young “outsiders”. As in the bits of Europe with hard-to-fire workers and high unemployment rates, those in work have many out-of-work dependents to support, so feel justified in their wage demands.

This year’s claims have been given an extra boost because unions are in a battle for relevancy. The NUM has been displaced in Marikana’s mines by AMCU, an upstart which now has the majority of Lonmin’s platinum workers in its ranks. The NUM is affiliated with COSATU, a union federation with close ties to the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Members who deserted felt its officials were too cosy with the powers-that-be, including employers. What better way to retain its rank-and-file support—and win lost members back—than an eye-watering pay bid?

But as the slide in the rand continued, the ANC leadership started to worry out loud. “If we do not resolve our labour-relations challenges, we will all be losers, we will see deteriorating confidence, job losses and business failures,” the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, told parliament. It was a statement with which no one could disagree, but which also did not call on anybody to resolve the problem. Typically, President Jacob Zuma outdid him in his criticism of nobody in particular (and certainly not the unions): “We should demand better salaries and working conditions, but we may not wreck the economy.” With such vague guidance, industrial peace is unlikely to break out soon.

 

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Why Should You Hire (Recruitment) Consultant??

Posted by | July 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

Why an Organization Wants to Hire You

According to a recent survey, here are the top 10 reasons organizations hire consultants:

1. A consultant may be hired because of his or her expertise. This is where it pays to not only be really good in the field you have chosen to consult in, but to have some type of track record that speaks for itself. For example, when I mentioned earlier that I had become an expert as a fund-raising consultant, I knew that every client who hired me was doing so partly on the basis of my track record alone. After all, if you are a nonprofit organization that needs to raise $1 million, it makes sense to hire someone who has already raised millions for other organizations.

2. A consultant may be hired to identify problems. Sometimes employees are too close to a problem inside an organization to identify it. That’s when a consultant rides in on his or her white horse to save the day.

3. A consultant may be hired to supplement the staff. Sometimes a business discovers that it can save thousands of dollars a week by hiring consultants when they are needed, rather than hiring full-time employees. Businesses realize they save additional money by not having to pay benefits for consultants they hire. Even though a consultant’s fees are generally higher than an employee’s salary, over the long haul, it simply makes good economic sense to hire a consultant.

4. A consultant may be hired to act as a catalyst. Let’s face it. No one likes change, especially corporate America. But sometimes change is needed, and a consultant may be brought in to “get the ball rolling.” In other words, the consultant can do things without worrying about the corporate culture, employee morale or other issues that get in the way when an organization is trying to institute change.

5. A consultant may be hired to provide much-needed objectivity.Who else is more qualified to identify a problem than a consultant? A good consultant provides an objective, fresh viewpoint–without worrying about what people in the organization might think about the results and how they were achieved.

6. A consultant may be hired to teach. These days if you are a computer consultant who can show employees how to master a new program, then your telephone probably hasn’t stopped ringing for a while. A consultant may be asked to teach employees any number of different skills. However, a consultant must be willing to keep up with new discoveries in their field of expertise–and be ready to teach new clients what they need to stay competitive.

7. A consultant may be hired to do the “dirty work.” Let’s face it: No one wants to be the person who has to make cuts in the staff or to eliminate an entire division.

8. A consultant may be hired to bring new life to an organization. If you are good at coming up with new ideas that work, then you won’t have any trouble finding clients. At one time or another, most businesses need someone to administer “first aid” to get things rolling again.

9. A consultant may be hired to create a new business. There are consultants who have become experts in this field. Not everyone, though, has the ability to conceive an idea and develop a game plan.

10. A consultant may be hired to influence other people. Do  you like to hang out with the rich and famous in your town? If so, you may be hired to do a consulting job simply based on who you know. Although most consultants in this field are working as lobbyists, there has been an increase in the number of people entering the entertainment consulting business.

 

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How Nigeria’s economy grew by 89%

Posted by | May 17, 2014 | Nigeria jobs, Uncategorized

                                            South Africa was Africa’s largest economy. The IMF put its GDP at $354 billion last year, well ahead of its closest rival for the crown, Nigeria. By Sunday afternoon that had changed. Nigeria’s statistician-general announced that his country’s GDP for 2013 had been revised from 42.4 trillion naira to 80.2 trillion naira ($509 billion). The estimated income of the average indi went from less than $1,500 a year to $2,688 in a trice. How can an economy grow by almost 90% overnight?

                                           Nigeria has a deserved reputation for corruption, so a sceptic might think the doubling of its economy a result of fiddling the numbers. In fact it is the old numbers that are dodgy. An economy’s real growth rate is typically measured by reference to prices in a base year. In Nigeria the reference year for the old estimate of GDP was 1990. The IMF recommends that base years be updated at least every five years. Nigeria left it far too long; as a result, its old GDP figures were hopelessly inaccurate.

                                               The new figures use 2010 as the base year. Why was the upgrade so big? To come up with an estimate of GDP, statisticians need to add together estimates of output from a sample of businesses in every part of the economy, from farming to service industries. The weight they give to each sector depends on its importance to the economy in the base year. A snapshot of Nigeria’s economy in 1990 gave little or no weight to fast-growing parts of the economy such as mobile telephony or the movie industry. At the time the state-owned telephone company had a few hundred thousand customers.

                                           Today the country has 120m mobile-phone subscriptions. On the old 1990 figures, the telecoms sector was less than 1% of GDP; it is now almost 9% of GDP. Motion pictures had not shown up at all in the old figures, but the industry’s size is now put at 1.4% of GDP. Nigeria’s number-crunchers have improved the gathering of statistics in other ways. The old GDP figures were based on an estimate of output.

                                      The new figures are cross-checked against separate surveys of spending and income. The sample on which the data are based has increased from around 85,000 establishments to 850,000. Only businesses with a fixed location are included: the traders who weave precariously between the traffic are not captured. Even so, many small businesses are now part of the GDP picture.

 

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Mining in Angola

Posted by | April 17, 2014 | Uncategorized

Mining in Angola

Mining in Angola has only explored 40% of the country’s estimated diamond
resources – suggesting that future growth in the industry is inevitable. As Africa’s
second-largest diamond producer at 8 million carats in 2009 – after Botswana with
32 million carats in the same year – the former Portuguese colony is considered a vital link in the global diamond industry and trade.

Diamond Mining in Angola Mining in Angola is an activity with great economic
potential since the country has one of the largest
and most diversified mining resources of Africa

Alluvial diamond mining in Angola became popular in 1912 after the discovery of the precious stones embedded in river banks, shorelines and sea floors. Mining in Angola began to develop significantly in 1952 when formalised diamond mining companies, including De Beers, established large-scale mining operations. Diamond mining in Angola has successfully surpassed the contribution of iron ore mining in Angola to the country’s GDP.

Mining IQ lists other resources mining in Angola depends on to include iron ore, manganese, copper, phosphates, granite, and many others, but the country depends on diamond mining to help rebuild the economy after the end of a long-lasting civil war in 2002.

Mining IQ lists the Cassanguidi diamond mine as Angola’s largest operational diamond project. The mine features a capital value of ZAR200 million and is located in the Lunda Norte Province.

With figures and statistics like these readily available on Mining IQ, mining in Angolacan be thoroughly investigated by companies and individuals wishing to become involved. Mining IQ’s online information service helps to determine future trends in, as an example, mining in Angola, and is an essential tool for getting ahead in the African mining industry overall.

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Interview of Indian Expat about Living In South Africa

Posted by | April 8, 2014 | Uncategorized

Q: Where are you originally from?
A: Chennai, India

Q: Where are you living now?
A: Chennai, India

Q: How long did you live in Johannesburg?
A: Two years

Q: Did you move with a spouse/ children?
A: No

Q: Why did you move; what do you do?
A: I had come to Johannesburg on a deputation for a couple of years.

About your city

Q: What did you enjoy most about Johannesburg, how was the quality of life?
A: The most enjoyable thing about Joburg is it is cosmopolitan in nature. In particular, people from India would find lot of Indian flavours spread through the city.

Q: How did you meet other Indian expats?
A: I lived in an area where most of my colleagues who came on deputation lived. It was not an Indian area, however. Indian expats can mainly be found in Fordsburg and Indian Hindu temples (in Marlboro, Melrose, Benoni and Midrand ). Midrand is a place where many people from Andhra (a provincial state) in India live.

Q: What exactly are the Indian flavours you’re talking about?
A: There are quite a few Indian restaurants located around Joburg. These include Swad in Melrose, Thava and Shahi Khana in Norwood and Delhi Darbar in Parkmore – to name a few.

Q: Any negatives? What did you miss most about home?
A: Lack of safe public transport. One needs to own a car in Johannesburg to travel safely.

Q: Is the city safe?
A: It is kind of safe. One needs to follow the Dos and Dont’s.

Q: What are those?
A: Do:

  • Withdraw cash only from well-lit ATMs and where you feel safe.
  • Try to obtain chip-based cards from bank, as financial fraudulent activities are quite rampant.
  • Keep your car windows up at all times, but especially when stopping at traffic signals (traffic signals are referred as robots in South Africa).
  • Keep doors locked at all times. It is advisable to install a security gate at your front door.
  • Always be aware of what is happening around you and be alert.

Dont:

  • Keep your luggage/purse/laptop near the driver seat or on the rear seats of the car where it is visible from outside.
  • Count cash in public.
  • Walk on the streets while using your mobile phone.

About living in Johannesburg

Q: Which are the best places/suburbs to live in Johannesburg as an expat?
A: Sandton, Morningside, Rivonia, Sunninghill, Parkmore, Roodeport, Weltevreden Park and Fourways.

Q: How do you rate the standard of accommodation?
A: Very good.

Q: What’s the cost of living compared to home? What is cheap or expensive in particular?
A: It is worth the money one pays for it.

Q: What are the locals like; did you mix mainly with other expats?
A: Locals are really hospitable. I lived with many Indians, so moved mainly in Indian expat circles.

Q: Was it easy meeting people and making friends? Did you make expat friends you wouldn’t have otherwise?
A: Yes, it was easy – South Africans are generally friendly, and making friends with locals is not a problem at all. Indian expats get connected very easily. On the flipside, especially in Joburg, there are a lot of Indian expats and you might feel overwhelmed by looking at the Indian expat population – you might be tempted to stick to little Indian groups living nearby or those you work with. Joburg has got a mix of Indian, European and African styles. A Indian expat would easily strike a balance between Indian and overseas living. Yes, I made few Indian connections here, whom I wouldn’t have met if I was working from India.

About working here

Q: Did you have a problem getting a work visa/permit?
A: Not really, my company had applied for my work permit, so I didn’t have difficulty getting a work permit or visa.

Q: What’s the economic climate like in Johannesburg, is there plenty of work?
A: When it comes to IT, there is lack of local skilled people. The economy is pretty decent and economically South Africa performed OK, although there were some retrenchments here and there. An Indian expat coming to South Africa would definitely feel that the infrastructure is really good and better than India. But I doubt an expat from Europe/ America would share the same feeling as I do.

Q: Are there other types of jobs that there are more of do you think? What jobs would you recommend other Indian expats come here to look for?
A: Information Technology is one of the areas where Indian expats can look for work. Like I said earlier, South Africa does not have enough skilled techies. Banking, shipping and mining would be next on the list.

Q: How does the work culture differ from home?
A: There isn’t really a competitive work culture due to the lack of a skilled work force. Knowledge and technological exposures are little low.

And finally…

Q: Is there any other advice you’d like to offer new expat arrivals?
A: Carry enough medicines back from home, as medicines are quite expensive and not easily available. Indian expats must bring electrical converters – 15 Amperes to 5 Amperes, pressure cooker, mixer/kitchen grinder to prepare masalas. Enough clothing should be taken, as it seems to be more expensive than India.