VACANCY: Country Manager

JobnetAfrica , Ghana , Accra

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Business Services, Facility Services, Telecommunication
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Only international jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jun 19, 2016
  • Vacancy closing date: Aug 03, 2016

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest off-grid solar company in this part of Africa. They aim to reach half a million households across the
region in two years time. The company sells solar home lighting systems on a “pay-per-use” basis, making cleaner energy much more affordable, especially to users with low income.

The Position
Title: Ghana Country Manager (previously called Sales and Operations Manager)
Our client and is seeking a capable individual to step into a fast growing company and help them continue their rapid
growth. This position will take on comprehensive management responsibilities across all areas of the
country's operations, and will include managing hundreds of staff.

Responsibilities:
General management of the company's operations in Ghana
• Responsibility for meeting sales targets and managing the country budget
• Responsible for executing on strategic direction of company
• Direct responsibility for sales and customer care
• Reporting to CEO

Basic Qualifications:
• At least 7 years experience in private sector, including leadership roles, with at least 3 years experience
in a developing country
• Experience managing large teams of Africans (experience in Ghana a big plus, but not necessary)
• Strong experience in managing field sales teams towards aggressive targets
• Specific experience managing sales teams focused on rural areas in Africa, or selling to rural
communities a big plus
• Strong stakeholder management, communication and critical thinking skills
• Fluent in English (French a plus)