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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:
• 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 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:
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
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.


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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