VACANCY: CEO Land Development in Mozambique

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: NGOs / Government
  • Field of Expertise: Board, Finance / Accounting, General Management
  • Work Experience: 16-20 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Sep 02, 2019
  • Vacancy closing date: Oct 17, 2019

Job Description

Chair of the Board / Executive Director

Scope of the role
This role entails the full responsibility of the organisation, both strategically, as well as in operational terms. The focus of this role is on the following key areas, namely:
a. Chairing the Board through regular Board meetings and all associated formal responsibilities
b. Leadership of the organisation and of all its staff
c. Representation of the company to external parties, including the relationship with the sole shareholder, as well as with the Dutch Government
d. Commercial and financial management
e. Marketing/sales of the business vis-à-vis real estate project developers, banks, individual end-users a.o. Negotiation with real estate developers and end-users and monitoring of the real estate projects that they (intend to) implement
f. Communication and External Affairs/Public Relations
g. Negotiations with local, national or international project financiers and investors

Deliverables:
a. Consolidated organisation with clear direction, duly organised and transparently managed
b. Development of annual business plan with KPIs
c. Land development policy, indicating options, priorities, targets and sustainability of the organisation
d. Price policy for land production, that is realistically achievable in the context of Beira’s ambitions for low-cost housing and industrial development
e. Sales policy for the sale of land destined for affordable housing, commercial (shops etc.), public (e.g. hospitals) and industrial purposes, that is taking into consideration not only land production costs, but also market value
f. Off-take contracts completed with real estate developers and/or end-users in the mini-pilot area in Maraza;
g. Off-take contracts in the remaining part of the Maraza area are being prepared and/or under negotiation with real estate developers, end-users and/or banks and investors
h. Munhava detailed land plan (‘plano pormenor’) elaborated and submitted for approval to the shareholder (with the support of the Dutch Government);
i. Off-take contracts in the industrial domain for Munhava under negotiation with real estate developers and/or end-users
j. Hand-over manual for successor

Specific activities:
a. Development of relevant policies, a.o. price policy, sales policy, land development policy
b. Obtain insight in prices that are applied in real estate development projects, more specifically on the acquisition of land, housing construction, infrastructure construction (water, electricity, roads, sewerage, a.o.). N.B. It is understood that this is mainly learning by doing, since the (affordable) housing market is nearly non-existent
c. Obtain insight in the sale potential of affordable housing and industrial real estate
d. Identification and acquisition of robust financial management software package
e. Creation of a knowledge data base on interested parties, i.e. real estate developers, end-users, banks, investors, funding agencies, construction companies (landfill, roads, amenities)
f. Regularly provide public information regarding investment opportunities in the Maraza and Munhava projects to create interest for investment and off-take in the Maraza and Munhava areas
g. Procurement of financial auditor
h. Maintain relationship with the shareholder, i.e. the Mayor of Beira, by keeping him updated about progress and being open for his suggestions for business
i. Develop special purpose companies for parties that are interested in taking up a share of the organisation's subsidiaries
j. Development of annual objectives for the organisation with associated KPIs

Requirements:
a. Academic level of working and thinking (master’s degree)
b. Knowledge of the economic and financial aspects of the real estate economy, including land production, real estate development
c. More than 15 years of experience in the domain of urban land development, either in a commercial or a public setting, some of which in a developing country
d. A relevant network in the field of urban land development
e. A relevant network with banks, financiers, both commercial and public (including International Finance Organisations)
f. At least 10 years of managerial experience, some at Director/CEO level
g. Experience with commercial negotiations
h. Track record for transparency, and understanding of corruption risks of land development
i. Vision on the development of fast-growing cities in developing countries
j. Fluent in Portuguese and English;
k. Willingness to move to Beira

Competencies:
a. Vision
b. Sensitive regarding accelerated pro-poor growth in urban environments in developing countries, including political aspects and the security of tenure of poor people
c. Collaborative attitude
d. Capability to steer processes and provide sound leadership
e. Result orientated
f. Ability to inspire others
g. Sensitive towards fraud and corruption risks
h. Sound communication skills
i. Cultural sensitivity

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