VACANCY: General Manager - Real Estate & Construction

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Construction, Facility Services
  • Field of Expertise: Project Management
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Apr 29, 2022
  • Vacancy closing date: Jun 13, 2022

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced General Manager on site in Sierra Leone in our gated community, who represents the company and manages our residential and commercial properties.

Your Tasks
As a General Manager, you will manage a team of more than 20 employees and serve as an all-around real estate professional for our three properties in Freetown. The focus will be on managing the existing properties and expanding the business by building additional properties:

Property Management
- Represent the company locally and take full responsibility for all communication with the tenants
- Oversee and manage the real estate income and expenses with the goal of improving profitability
- Proactively monitor and negotiate all rental contracts. Key will be to ensure a high utilization of the rental space

Facility Management
- Act as facility manager by constantly reviewing the quality and necessary renovation needs of the properties
- Prepare renovation plans including the required expenditures for maintenance & repair
- Supervise maintenance personnel and contractors; conduct renovation work without support wherever possible
- Oversee and maintain solar hybrid plant, water source and gardening

Project / Construction Management
- Evaluate business opportunities for an optimized use of the current company assets (1 commercial, 2 residential)
- Provide detailed project and cost plans for all refurbishment and new construction initiatives
- Lead and oversee all construction projects of the company’s properties, including the organization and sourcing of construction
material abroad

Requirements & qualifications
- More than 5 years of international experience in developing countries, including min. 3 years of professional experience in an
African country (preferably West Africa, Sierra Leone)
- Extensive knowledge in construction management – preferably in a professional business environment (e.g. as an architect, a
construction manager or a landscaper). Alternatively, proven construction experience through multiple private home remodeling
projects (DIY).
- Strong ability in project management, from scheduling and sourcing vendors and raw materials to organizing and supervising local
workers on site
- Good leadership and communication skills that allows to work with people from different cultures
- Strong hands-on approach with result orientation, willingness to find solutions in a challenging environment
- Fluent in English - both in writing and speaking. German advantageous
- Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel & Word) and good affinity for IT
- Act with integrity and high degree of self-motivation

Your benefits
- Working in an upcoming African country with the opportunity to build a self-reliant and supporting living community
- Leading several projects in construction, building new houses, reconstruction of commercial plots and infrastructure
- Making something good even better, continue building a green and consistent habitat
- Possibility to live in the most beautiful and reliable compound in Freetown with reliable energy and own water source

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