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Country Lead in Zambia , Zambia

For one of East and Southern Africa’s fastest growing logistical service companies we are seeking a Country Lead in Zambia.

• Serving as the person in charge of Zambia site personnel for supporting the Service Line Heads and the Support Function Heads.
• Managing the daily operations for the company in Zambia.
• Winning profitable business, converting and prospecting both inside Zambia and outside.
• Develop processes to make sure off the effective rollout of multiple depots in the country and drive expansion plans for Zambia, .
• Being the face of the company for both clients and government in Zambia.
• Making sure that management systems in the country are in order to meet the objectives of the organization and to make sure the staff can carry out their work efficiently and effectively.
• Making sure that the staff understand their roles and responsibilities and that they are held directly accountable for their work, achieve the highest possible standards and are appraised regularly.
• The Country Lead is responsible for all aspects of the operations in the country including the implementation and evaluation of campaigns, policies, marketing, financial, logistics, administrative programs and communications.
• Make a contribution to developping a long term strategy and making plans for the organization regarding the core values and objectives.
• Making sure that the organization fulfils all its regulatory responsibilities and legal statutory in the country.
• Making sure the office in Zambia is financially healthy and also implement the right auditing and financial systems.

• MBA, University Graduate or similar degree, qualification
• Min. 10 years demonstrated working experience. Of which five should be at senior management level.
• Strong organizational and management skills, including being comfortable in delegating responsibility and authority.
• Strong financial background with full understanding of P&L management and budgeting.
• Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills, including ability to successfully build and lead a team, make the proper decisions, communicate a vision, manage conflicts and solve problems.
• A strong track record of developing people and proven people management skills in a multi-cultural environment.
• Management skills that motivate staff and support team building, demonstrated Leadership.
• Being able to work under pressure, handle a large workload, work independently and with limited supervision.
• Experience with working in fast changing environments.
• Problem solving and decision making skills.
• Background in logistics is a plus.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Lead in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 12, 2018
Country Manager , Ivory Coast

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: Cote d’Ivoire Country Manager (previously posted as Sales and Operations Manager)
The company will be expanding into Cote d’Ivoire in 2016, and is seeking a capable individual to turn a startup into the
largest off grid solar company in the country. This person will initially be responsible for recruitment of a
management team, leadership of that team to build and manage sales and customer service
infrastructure, and initial and ongoing implementation of the companies Cote d’Ivoire program.

Setup of the Cote d’Ivoire branch prior to launch
• Legal setup of Cote d’Ivoire business and setup of office
• Recruitment of Cote d’Ivoire management team (Customer Care, HR, Sales) and initial staff as needed
• Setup of importation
• Development of partnerships with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
• Selection of initial service center locations and recruitment of sales staff to run them
• Setup of office teams- call center, inventory, data and finance (data and finance supported from Accra)

Launch and ongoing leadership of the Cote d’Ivoire branch with support from Ghana HQ:
• Grow sales team and hit sales targets
• General management of company’s operations
• Manage P+L of company

Basic Qualifications:
• Fluent in French and English
• At least 5 years experience in private sector, including leadership roles, with at least 2 years experience
in a developing country
• Experience managing teams of Africans
• Experience selling to rural villagers in Africa, or experience managing sales agent networks in rural and
remote areas of Africa a big plus
• Strong stakeholder management, communication and critical thinking skills

Expiring: Sep 19, 2016
Country Manager , Ghana

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.

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)

Expiring: Aug 03, 2016
Site Engineer in East Africa (Civil) , East Africa

The Site Engineer will be responsible for technical engineering, engineering design and review, standards, survey work, inspections and other engineering software applications under the supervision of Construction-HOD maintaining standard industry design principles.
Perform construction administration services for various MEP projects including reviewing shop drawings, construction schedules, pay requests, attending project meetings, preparing / negotiating change orders, confirming permit compliance, reviewing acceptance testing reports, and coordinating project close-out.
 Manage design budgets and schedules to insure that projects are completed on time and within the estimated scope and fee.
 Plan, organize and direct activities concerned with the construction & maintenance of structures, facilities and systems.
 Resource allocation.

 Research and advise on the best engineering solution to meet with client’s needs and

 Produce detailed designs and documentation for the construction and implementation of civil engineering projects.
 Supervises, trains, and evaluates Civil Engineers; assists in hiring and evaluating employees.
 Prepare engineering calculations required for the design of projects and supervise the drafting.
 Provides design data for surveying, and engineering applications using Auto CAD; Pavement Management; word processing; spread sheet and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); uses appropriate computer hardware; responsible for the data input and surveys, engineering drawing.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is required or related Engineering field.
 Engineer with at least 10 years work experience with extensive MEP experience.
 Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
 Experience with AutoCAD, Water/Sewer CAD, and hydraulic modeling.
 Experience with projects above $ 2 million.
 Experience with supervision of 100 plus staff.
 Experience in Africa is a must.

Are you interested in becoming a Site Engineer in East Africa? 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: Jun 10, 2017
Warehouse Manager in East Africa , East Africa

 Take ownership of the warehouse and all stock control functions. Recommend improvements so as to transition from present state to a professional warehousing operation (barcoding items, paperless receipt and issuance processes, introduction of GIS, etc…).
 Create and document standard operating procedures relating to inventory control for approval of group management.
 In tandem with the local management team, assist with resource planning, administration (such as supplier evaluations), and general operational management issues.
 Manage the warehouse staff (analyse job performance and training requirements, recommend training programs or provide training, perform evaluations, etc…)
 Ensure that workplace health and safety requirements are met and that staff are following company policies and procedures at all times.
 Bring to the notice of the HR department any discipline issues and assist in the hiring process of new staff as required.
 Take responsibility for the security of the warehouse and stock take all necessary steps to avoid any losses of stock. This includes physical security but also ensuring that the appropriate end users are notified if items are close to expiry or if there are slow moving items in stock.
 Ensure all stock is maintained in an orderly fashion and can be accessed quickly for issuance or inspection purposes.
 Plan the arrangement of goods within the warehouse and organize special requirements for certain stock, such as chilled goods or fragile products.
 Maintain records of inventory levels in remote sectors.
 Supervise and direct the monthly stock count and subsequent reports required at each month end.
 Ensure the accuracy of information both received and entered on physical source documentation, and inputted into the Microsoft ERP system.
 Oversee receiving of goods and that GRNs both match the physical count and are completed and filed appropriately.
 Ensure the issuance process occurs in an organized fashion with issuance vouchers being completed and filed accurately.

Are you interested in becoming a Warehouse Manager in East Africa? 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: Jun 10, 2017
General Manager in Mozambique , Mozambique

MMO is a world class serviced offices and facilities management provider in Mozambique. The company was launched in 2012 with a single shared office space and has achieved significant growth in a few short years. It now proudly manages executive serviced offices in three central Maputo locations and also provides facilities management. MMO specializes in the extractive/energy sector and provides tailored solutions to over 40 companies. These include some of the largest and most internationally recognised blue-chip companies in the industry.

A motivated and self-driven General Manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of MMO. This includes all shared office facilities, FM contracts as well as other temporary contracts which were awarded such as project management. The General Manager is concurrently responsible for exploring new opportunities and new business lines as well as investment ideas.
The General Manager is always actively looking for new clients and harvesting relationship with existing clients. The General Manager is ultimately responsible for all HR issues, finance and contracts and is the legal signatory for all these matters.
The candidate will be expected to be an efficient, energetic and effective business and people manager with an eye for detail. A hands-on approach will be required, whilst flexibility, loyalty and hard work will be essential and will be rewarded accordingly.


Business development
1. Creating business development strategies, new business ideas and business lines; including financial modeling and analysis;
2. Responsible for the growth of value of MMO;
3. Generating sales as well as developing proposals and presentations;
4. Liaise with head office in Nairobi about business development and growth opportunities.

Sales & Acquisition
1. Focused networking with the ability to network at senior level;
2. Active securing of new business by finding new clients;
3. Manage the on-boarding process of new contracts;
4. Focus on growing and developing existing client portfolio, and maintain client retention;
5. Ensuring a diversified client portfolio;
6. Manage clients requests and additional services in collaboration with the facilities department.

1. Act as guardian of corporate clients and ensure that facilities and serviced match clients´ expectations, without exceeding our operational budget;
2. Coordinate with Operations Manager to guarantee level of service provision;
3. Provide operational support to the whole team of personnel of MMO;
4. Coordinate with Operations Manager on recruitment and HR policies;
5. Liaise with lawyer to ensure the company is compliant to all local legal requirements.

1. Responsible for overseeing the financial profitability of the business;
2. Sending monthly management report and commentaries to the head office;
3. Check and sign off on monthly management accounts as well as annual accounts;
4. Collaborate with the Group Finance Manager and MMO finance department on annual audit.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and background
 A Graduate from a recognized University or College;
 At least five years’ experience working for international corporates;
 Experience of working in East or Southern Africa, preferably within the private sector;
 A high level of personal integrity, energy and commercial ambition to drive the business;
 Sound business planning ability, combining depth of operational knowledge with an ability to see the ‘bigger picture’, taking a wider business view;
 Organized and structured work style with a clear sense of priorities. Rigorous time management, balancing between tactical and strategic needs;
 Persuasive and credible with the ability to present and convince effectively various stakeholder levels;
 An adaptive and flexible management style;
 Portuguese language skills are a strong asset;
 Culturally savvy and sensitive. Astute to internal and external politics.

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager in Mozambique? 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: Jun 03, 2017
Catering Operations Manager , Gabon

Our client is a diversified distribution and retail, supply and contract services group. They are supported by a world-class integrated logistics capability. They are on the lookout for an ambitous Catering Operations Manager to manage 14 sites with over 1.200 people. There is catering and housekeeping on all sites, maintenance on some.

Reports to: Country Manager

• Follow all applicable policies and procedures required for the successful execution of the job. (Consistent, successful output at work in relation to company Policies and Procedures)
• Follow the IMS Policy and meet the requirements of the organization’s Integrated Management System which is compliant to international standards for Quality (ISO 9001), Food Safety (ISO 22000), Occupational Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001), and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001). (Consistent, successful output at work in relation to IMS standards)
• Cooperate with internal and External auditors. (Ability to answer questions appropriately and close findings promptly)
• Make recommendations for continual improvement and support improvement initiatives the company undertakes. (Evidence of quality-improvement initiatives)
• Management of the Operation to the agreed budget and adherence to all Company policies and Procedures as they relate to Finance, HR, Admin and Operations (Quality and HSE) (Budget Plan, Internal Audit)
• To achieve and maintain at all times Contract Compliance (Internal Audit, Customer Complaints)
• To maintain excellent Client Relationships (Customer Satisfaction Surveys)
• To ensure that all end of month returns are sent on time and that any delays for operational reasons are communicated in a timely manner (Use of Estimated Figures)
• To meet with senior client representatives on a regular basis to discuss both current and future business and ensuring that the content of the meetings are communicated to all concerned parties and that all issues are resolved in a timely manner (Meeting Minutes, File Notes)
• To ensure that all client policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to and where possible ensure that our client's own standard exceeds the clients expectations (Client Audit)
• To monitor purchases and logistics to the locations and ensure that all supply and logistic issues are communicated to the purchasing department (Availability and Quality of Supply )
• To ensure that all personnel perform to the highest possible levels, that their welfare and security are taken as a priority and that key personnel have a personal development plan (Delays in the Leave Cycle, Staff Satisfaction Survey, Staff Turnover Levels, Personal Development Plan)
• Recruitment of staff using the company terms and conditions specified for each grade, identifying personnel for internal promotion and planning and where necessary training programmes to ensure staff reach the required standards (Training Programmes, Staff Turnover Levels)
• To identify new business opportunities in country and monitor client activity in new territories in order to secure new business and help to compile tender documentation (Number New Business Leads, Invitations to Tender, Supplying Tender Details)
• To be involved in new company initiatives with other members of the team (Company Workshops)
• Ensure that the Culture & Value programme is understood and the same is communicated to all staff to enable them to live up to all the values at all time. (Customer Satisfaction, Winning Heart Awards)

• Diploma or Degree in Hospitality or Business
• 10-15 year experience, business entrepreneur with a catering Hospitality background (ideally already worked for similair company)
• Self Motivated, Independent and Resourceful, Honest and Open in communication with strong leadership skills
• Fully fluent in French and English
• Having worked on remotes sites in Africa is a must .
• Autonomous, a good people manager with a good know how of cost cutting and Food cost monitoring.
• Hospitality and Facility Management in a Contract Environment
• Computer literate
• Able to train the people on site and do reporting as well.
• Team player and team leader
• Available immediately or with minimum notice (max 1 month)

• Status Single
• Basic Salary Euro 3,500
• Living Allowance Euro 500 (monthly)
• Telephone Business calls bill paid by the company
• Transport Car from carpool
• Accommodation Company provided
• Medical Insurance Gold plan with international service provider for self
• Life Insurance 3 Annual Basic Salaries
• Annual Bonus Up to 30% annual basic salary based on company performance as well as on Individual performance which are detailed on the Performance Management System.
• Leave Ticket Return economy class ticket for every leave rotation
• Leave 12/3 rotation week, Leaving Indemnity 1 month basic for every year served

Expiring: Jan 24, 2017

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