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Aquaculture Cage Production Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Location: 100% Farm (Farm based in rural area in Homa Bay County, Kenya)
For exact location, Google “Victory Farms Kenya”
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd.
Annual bonus: 0 – 30% of gross basic
Start date: Immediately

Qualifications:
We are looking for a capable and experienced Aqua culturalist to come in and immediately make an impact within our company. We are a rapidly growing organisation and as such are seeking to recruit highly experienced, qualified and motivated individuals who are capable of immediately having a positive impact, helping us to achieve our goals. The ideal candidate will have obtained a university degree (or equivalent in work experience). They will
have 5+ years’ experience working in commercial aquaculture.

Experience & Attributes:
 Experience in cage aquaculture in large-scale production systems, including cage and mooring installation, fish handling, grading, harvesting and feeding.
 Strong knowledge of fish biology, nutrition and water quality, as well as animal health and pathology.
 Strong logistical and operational mindset
 Experience of establishing and implementing protocols and SOPs.
 Able to lead large teams (6-8 direct reports, overall responsibility for >100 people) in multiple work streams, including technical and logistics-intensive activities.
 Efficient in multi-tasking and accomplishing range of projects on schedule.
 Strong teamwork and ability to function well in groups, including strong communication skills.
 Desire to learn and progress within the organization.
 Efficiency focussed, with strong problem-solving skills.
 Incredibly diligent and able to follow projects through to completion.
 Dedicated to excellence and detail-oriented execution.
 Furthermore, the ideal candidate would have experience in using Aqua Manager or similar fish management software, be a competent swimmer and scuba diver and experienced in handling small boats. Also, specific knowledge and experience with tilapia would be advantageous.

Ideally, the candidate will also have experience of working in a rural environment within a developing country. In cases without developing country experience, candidate must demonstrate a strong willingness and desire to relocate to Kenya.

In addition to the daily workload within the production department, we expect the Production Manager to assist in supporting and creating processes within other departments.

About Victory Farms:
Victory Farms is an integrated tilapia fish farm established in 2015 producing fish in Lake Victoria with distribution capacity throughout Kenya. VF is rapidly expanding its farm operations, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. We employ world-class technologies, people and processes, aiming to build the leading sustainable tilapia farm globally. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Since inception, VF is among the fastest growing companies in aquaculture globally. In its first eight months of operation, VF became the largest aqua player in Kenya. In its next eight months, VF became the largest aqua player in East Africa. The company added 100 employees in its first year of operation and will likely add about 150 staff per 12 months in future periods.

VF’s first location is licensed for and operationally on track to produce 10,000 MT p.a. by 2020, which would make the company both the largest in Africa and the fastest growing

Victory Farms Vision:
Victory Farms aims to become the leading tilapia farm in sub-Saharan Africa over the next 3 years. The Company will achieve this whilst maintaining the highest code of environmental and social standards.
Environmentally, we will endeavour to be the most sustainable tilapia farm in the world. This means we aim to sink carbon for every fish produced – a feat not yet achieved by a commercial fish farm globally. In practice, we will build infrastructure and smart grids to utilize 90% renewable energy. We will preserve the integrity of our site and everywhere we operate our business. And we will support local wildlife and native fish species in every way possible.

Socially, we want to create a fantastic environment for our employees. We want employees to have an opportunity to develop professionally and personally. We want employees to feel safe, respected, and valued by both fellow staff and management.

Are you interested in becoming an Aquaculture Cage Production Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 15, 2019
Senior HR Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Location: Akosombo with weekly visit to Accra Head Office
Startdate: a.s.a.p.

Job brief
We are currently seeking an experienced Senior HR professional to head the company’s HR function, as a member of the management team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for heading HR for all sites and leading the development and implementation of HR strategies, programs and activities relating to workforce planning, recruitment and staffing, remuneration and benefits administration, labor relations, workforce training & development, HR records management and other relevant diversity initiatives.
The successful candidate will report directly to the CEO. All HR site managers will report directly to the Senior HR Manager.

Responsibilities

• Develop HR strategies and administer HR policies and procedures
• Ensure compliance to the Labour Act
• Develop contracting controls and monitoring procedures
• Support in the implementation of a HRIS
• Support operational efforts through proper staffing and training of staff
• Conduct needs analysis, develop, implement, and monitor training programs
• Provide guidance for the determination of competitive and equitable employee compensation
• Plan and coordinate employee functions, suggestion programme, etc.
• Collaborate with the Corporate HR function for the provision of cohesive HR services to all employees
• Lead the coaching and counselling of employees to imbibe the service standards and procedures of the company
• Develop a method to gauge current labour cost with market cost to ensure cost effective recruitment
• Develop an efficient and effective employee appraisal system

Requirements

Educational Qualifications / Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Human Resources, Industrial Relations or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferable.
• Professional certification in HR and membership of a professional body
• Over six years working experience of which three years must be in management position
• Experience working in a foreign country and similar structure would be a huge advantage.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
• Extensive and progressively responsible executive experience with all facets of human resources and labour relations management including labour negotiations, developing and negotiating benefits programs, compensation and performance management, talent management and employee relations.
• In depth knowledge of employment laws in Ghana including labour relations law and practice and government regulations and policies as they impact HR
• Extensive understanding of Human Resources Strategic issues and challenges with the ability to conceptualize and implement Human Resources interventions
• Ability to establish and maintain trust, credibility and confidentiality
• Demonstrates a strong knowledge of organization change / culture transformation process, and dealing with changing situations
• Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS systems.

Supervisory Skills
• General managerial / administration skills
• Team building / conflict management skills
• Coaching / Leadership / Negotiation skills
• Organization and coordination skills

People skills Generic Skills
• Initiative Entrepreneurship / taking ownership
• Analytical Skills / Negotiation Skills
• Self-Management / Interpersonal Skills
• Highly developed senior level management and leadership skills
• Determent and a good decision maker on strategic level

Are you interested in becoming a Senior HR Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 30, 2018
Hatchery Manager (Fish) , Zambia

Position Summary: The Hatchery Manager (HM) will be responsible for production and related activities within our clients large-scale commercial tilapia hatchery. The HM will work closely with the Head of Farming Operations to optimize performance within the existing hatchery and to grow the operation from 4.0m fry per month to >10.0m per month. The HM will provide hands-on leadership and motivation to the hatchery team, with training being a key area of focus. Finally, the HM must be able to contribute independent creative thought and practical actions to overcome operational challenges and meet production goals.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee and optimize regular hatchery operations including breeding, transfers, feeding, sex reversal, and water quality management
• Collect and maintain robust hatchery data, and actively support initiatives to implement production software
• Develop junior staff through hands-on training and basic academic instruction. Motivate, coach, and retain high performing staff
• Develop, establish, and direct execution of policies and standard operating procedures (S.O.P.’s) to improve consistency of execution in the hatchery
• Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc hatchery management reports for communication to HFO, plus specific reports on internal trials and experimentation.
• Perform any other tasks required in order for the hatchery to be developed, professionalized, and operated efficiently

Qualifications:
• Must have 2+ years experience managing a commercial tilapia hatchery in a rural environment (preferably in Africa)
• Four-year degree in aquaculture or related field (preferred)
• Operational, hands-on, problem-solving mindset

Reporting Lines: The HM will report to the Head of Farming Operations. Supervisors of the various hatchery teams will report directly to the HM.

Location: Siavonga, Zambia (Lake Kariba)
Compensation: Competitive based on applicant experience.
Process and Timeline: Startdate a.s.a.p

Expiring: Oct 14, 2016
Chief Executive Officer , Uganda

FirstWave Group is Africa’s leading aquaculture firm and holds a dual commercial and social mandate. The company operates in the aquafeed manufacturing, aquaculture production, distribution and retail sectors. Group companies include Yalelo (Zambia), Yalelo (Uganda), Aller Aqua Zambia, and Horizon Aquaculture.

Yalelo Uganda is a new FirstWave Group company currently establishing a 15,000 tonne per year tilapia aquaculture production, processing and distribution facility. The project development phase is overseen by the Group Projects Director. Production operations are scheduled to commence in mid-2019.

FirstWave is seeking a Chief Executive Officer for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s operations. The CEO will work closely with the Board and FirstWave senior leadership team to meet operational, financial, social and strategic goals. This hands-on role provides a unique opportunity to build a ‘national champion’ providing food security in a high-growing African market.

Responsibilities include:
- Attract and lead a high-performance team of senior managers
- Oversee the establishment of all business functions and operating protocols with reference to FirstWave standards
- Oversight of all business activities, including production, distribution & retail, financial management and external stakeholder management
- Deliver planned financial and operational results within a changing environment

Reporting Structure: The Yalelo Uganda CEO will report to the Group CEO and will work closely with other senior Group executives
Start Date: Q2 2019
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Period: Renewable three-year contract
Remuneration: Competitive

Qualifications/selection criteria:
• Demonstrated success as CEO or senior management in comparable markets
• Experience with East Africa, FMCG and high growth companies preferable
• MBA and/or blue-chip international experience preferable
• Systematic and data-driven approach to management
• Able to lead, coach and inspire a quickly growing team and guide company culture with maturity and sensitivity
• Demonstrated success in implementing international best practice business systems
• Good knowledge of corporate finance
• Comfort with new technologies and systems preferable
• Knowledge of aquaculture is not required

To Apply:
Please provide a cover letter and CV to careers@firstwave.ag by 28th February 2019, using “Yalelo Uganda - CEO” as the Subject line.

Expiring: Mar 31, 2019
Aquaculture: Hatchery Manager , Uganda

FirstWave Group is Africa’s leading aquaculture firm and holds a dual commercial and social mandate. The company operates in the aquafeed manufacturing, aquaculture production, distribution and retail sectors. Group companies include Yalelo (Zambia), Yalelo (Uganda), Aller Aqua Zambia, and Horizon Aquaculture.

Yalelo Uganda is a new FirstWave Group company currently establishing a 15,000 tonne per year tilapia aquaculture production, processing and distribution facility. Preliminary hatchery operations have commenced.

About the role
FirstWave is seeking a Hatchery Manager for Yalelo Uganda to lead all aspects of the firm’s hatchery including productions, genetics, water quality management and juvenile fish health. This role provides a unique opportunity to quickly develop a large-scale hatchery and implement best practices from inception.
Responsibilities include:
- Manage hatchery employees including hiring, training, scheduling, motivating and evaluating
- Implement FirstWave hatchery operating practices and tailor as necessary for local conditions
- Breeding, grow-out and transfer of >1 million fingerlings at 6 grams per week
- Management of selective breeding programme
- Management of health, safety and environment within the hatchery department

Reporting Structure: You will report to the Production Senior Manager
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Jinja, Uganda
Period: Renewable three-year contract
Remuneration: Competitive

Qualifications/selection criteria:
Required:
• BSc/BA in related sciences field
• 5+ years working experience in the aquaculture sector
• Good written and spoken English language
• Driving license

Preferable technical skills:
• Management of outdoor large-scale tilapia hatchery pond systems with the use of hapas
• Management role with a hatchery producing in excess of 500,000 fingerling of 6 grams per week
• Experience in establishing and managing selective breeding programmes
• Experience with fish counting, grading & transfer equipment and processes

Preferable management skills:
• Ability to establish and use KPIs and OKRs to measure and drive performance
• Comfortable using Excel to perform data analysis
• Comfortable using digital management information systems
• Able to work collaboratively with other department managers to achieve shared goals
• Can operate transparently and improve with feedback
• Can continuously adapt and improve operations ahead of changing conditions, technologies and company growth

Additional preferable skills:
• Boat master certificate
• Able to swim
• Open water SCUBA license

Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially non-standard hours

To Apply
Please provide a cover letter and CV to careers@firstwave.ag by 28th February 2019, using “Yalelo Uganda – Hatchery Manager” as the Subject line.

Expiring: Mar 31, 2019
General Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Job Title: General Manager
Location: 80% Farm; 20% Non-farm (Farm is in rural area in Homa Bay)
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd.
Company Url: www.victoryfarmskenya.com
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Start date: Immediate

About the Opportunity:
The commercial aquaculture industry in East Africa is growing rapidly, based on strong demand and excellent natural resources. Victory Farms is the pioneer and leader in the space, accounting for roughly 50% of local fish production and 75% of the industry’s annual growth. Wildcatch tilapia has declined 90% over the last 30 years and continues to decline. Population growth, urbanization, and income growth are all rapidly fueling the consumer’s ability and desire to buy fresh fish. Victory Farms is uniquely positioned as the regional leader to continue to build a full-scale commercial fish farm and distribution platform.

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will have 10+ years working in a leadership capacity for a company in Africa that has rapidly scaled its operation, faces logistical challenges, and is focused on operational excellence:
• Leadership to drive company vision and operational goals throughout all levels of operations
• Ability to develop the right KPIs, measure and track against them, and make monthly improvements through systems, improving skills, organization, and scale
• Coordinate construction timelines, resource planning, execution and quality controls, maintain safety standards, and have end-to-end ownership on project delivery
• Lead and develop strong technical team of aquaculture, construction, and administration
• Structure workflows, develop SOPs, and develop highly standardized approach to handling various farm activities
• Manage rapid scaling of business, development of infrastructure, and operational excellence
• Support and manage our community relations efforts, build close and lasting ties to stakeholders
• Demonstrate desire to relocate/live to farm site, based in rural Homa Bay County
• Reports directly to the CEO; approximately 150 FTEs report to GM, growing at 75 FTEs / year

About Victory Farms:
Victory Farms is a fully vertically-integrated aquaculture company, with farm operations in the Lake Victoria region. The company was established in 2015 and is now the fastest growing fish farm in the region. Its founders are committed to building a global 'best-in-class' company, which means placing sustainability at the core of operations. Victory Farms has a distribution capacity throughout Kenya, and is rapidly expanding its farm operation, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. Victory Farms is employing world-class technologies, people and processes to build the leading tilapia farm globally. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 08, 2018
Security Manager in Kenya , Kenya

An exciting opportunity for an experienced security professional to make a big impact on our organization, operate in an exciting location, and gain new skills.

Location: Farm near Sindo (90%); Nairobi (10%)
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd
Website: www.victoryfarmskenya.com
Reports to: Joseph Rehmann
Compensation: Gross monthly: $2,000 - $3,000 depending on experience
Start Date: September 2018
Duration: Start with a 6-month contract

The Opportunity

The commercial aquaculture industry in East Africa is growing rapidly, based on strong demand and excellent natural resources. Victory Farms is both the pioneer and leader in East Africa. With only 2 years of operation, VF is on track to be the fastest growing tilapia farm in Africa.

With this growth, comes challenges related to security. The fish production in cages in Lake Victoria and storage of fish feeds on the farm both create significant temptation for theft, both internal and external, and a sophisticated, multi-faceted security approach is required to manage this and maintain positive relations with staff and the community.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include:

Situational Overview, 1 month
• Develop an understanding for how the various components of the business fit together, from feed and ponds to boats and cages, all the way through to cold chain and distribution
• Prioritize the highest areas of risk to the company and postulate on methods that could be implemented to reduce or eliminate losses in these areas, including budget, operating cost, human resources required
Execute Primary Security Initiatives, 4 months
• Implement and execute the highest priority security initiatives, which will be a combination of technology-led solutions, physical security, data checkpoints, and human guards
• Develop protocols and operating procedures for all of these processes, with careful attention to challenges related to remote operations, poor power supply, unreliable human intelligence, data storage and film review, and standardization of activities

Forward Planning, 1 month
• Prepare a plan for the future, which may or may not require an expatriate security manager
• Engage and manage the handover process
• A longer-term position is possible, but will need to be fully considered

Experience & Attributes

The ideal candidate will be a security professional with a range of experiences in remote area, corporate security. He/she will possess an ability and desire to operate across multiple security media in order to build a broad range of preventative, deterrent, and corrective action measures to stop theft and improve security.
• Experience working in remote areas with limited access to resources
• Ability to develop solutions, combining low-cost, locally-available tools, alongside select and easy to maintain advanced technologies
• Desire to gain experience in Africa and in corporate environment
• Capability to operate technological security solutions, both design and implementation
• Experience in using informants and other human intelligence methods to track criminal activities

Are you interested in becoming a Security Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Aug 10, 2018

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