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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
Head of Business Development , Uganda

About SafeBoda
Motorcycle taxis are immensely popular and serve as the lifeblood of many cities in Africa, but they are extremely unsafe and disorganized. SafeBoda is a pre-series A Ugandan-based tech startup on a mission to make motorcycle taxis (bodas) more safe, affordable, and convenient across Sub-Saharan Africa—while providing a more meaningful and lucrative career for drivers. And we think we have a shot to build a very valuable company in the process. Backed by the Shell Foundation, Development Innovation Ventures USAID, the Global Innovation Fund, and an angel tech investor, SafeBoda is well off to the races: we have nailed the driver-side model with 1000+ drivers, growing at 8% week-on-week over the last 6 months, and we are looking to better monetize our ~20,000 trips in Kampala per day.

Head of Business Development
SafeBoda is looking for a Head of Business Development to help ensure SafeBoda is the most innovative company in the transportation space in Africa. The ideal candidate will have both strong consulting experience and start-up skills.
The Head of Business Development will work closely with the founders and will play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s future. The Head of Business Development requires a high-level of multi-tasking skills and start-up hustle to execute in a fast growing start-up.

What we are looking for
• 3+ years of experience in Management Consulting, Business, or at a Start-up is preferred. Experiences such as successful entrepreneurial projects or leading a partnership engagement is ideal
• Proven leadership ability
• Ability to structure problems, prioritize them, and then get things independently done
• Detail-oriented with superior organizational and problem-solving skills - balancing multiple projects, deadlines, and requests should be second nature to you
• Supreme communication skills both written and spoken and ability to communicate solutions to complex problems will be essential
• Data-driven and analytical
• Flexibility, positivity and ability to enjoy new environments
• At a minimum strong undergraduate degree with demonstrated strong academic performance
• Excitement for SafeBoda and what we are trying to achieve in urban transportation in Africa

• Build, organize and manage Safeboda’s Government, Business and Research partnerships amongst other projects.
• Hands-on support on a number of projects such as building a road safety initiative, structuring a driver training program with our partners and supporting the analysis on the impact of SafeBoda on the community
• Work with a diverse range of public, private and international industry leaders in a number of different sectors to innovate and improve SafeBoda’s business and impact
• Join the Senior Management Team that reports to the Co-Founders

Commensurate with experience

Expiring: Dec 08, 2016
Director Business Development - East Africa , Kenya

As a senior member of the business development team, you will work closely with VP, Business Development to lead Powerhive’s efforts in new markets within East Africa and initiate and develop off-grid renewable energy projects across the region. You will be responsible for sourcing and developing a substantiated pipeline of projects using in-market resources or Powerhive teams and ensuring bankability though efficiently coordinated diligence processes. You will work with cross-functional internal support teams, including Project Finance, Engineering, and PMO to help bring projects to Execution.
• INTENDED START DATE: July/August, 2016
• LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: English, French is a plus
• TRAVEL: Up to 60% of the time
• RELOCATION: Regional hires are preferred. A relocation package will be considered for exceptional candidates only.
• MONTH - In the first month, you will familiarize yourself with our business model and do a deep dive on the East African region to develop your goals and priorities. You will have traveled to each country to assess the potential on the ground. You will also take control of the development of our next-level project in Kenya to follow our groundbreaking ‘Project Cloverfield’.
• 90 DAYS - In the first three months, you will have personally initiated operations in a new market, defining the opportunity, establishing key stakeholder relationships and scouting local talent. You will have identified several solid opportunities for greenfield development and/or M&A and have brought on dedicated resources in each of your focus markets and have detailed goals, timelines and (preliminary) budgets in place.
• 180 DAYS - After 6 months you are in advanced stages of acquiring concessions/permits in your focus markets, have a well-defined opportunity and project for each and have achieved sign-off from the Investment Committee.
• ONE YEAR- After a year, you and your team will have developed a large pipeline of shovel-ready connections, opened up new markets and be ready to hand over connections to the Operations team for execution.
• GENERAL - 10% - Help refine development, assessment and due diligence processes and workflows; Create compelling analysis and clearly-articulated presentations for executive management and board-level stakeholders in order to support executive decision-making
• MARKET ENTRY - 25%- Competitive research, assessment of competitive activities within the micro-grid and energy access sector; Contribute to twice-annual Market Prioritization exercise to help set overall BD goals
• PROJECT PIPELINE - 50% - Drive delivery of pipeline (i.e. shovel-ready connections, including concession, customer contracts, all commercial arrangements, etc.) to Operations for execution, Lead opportunity screening by conducting preliminary analyses of investment opportunities; C
• PROJECT EXECUTION - 15% - Work hand-in-hand with joint development partner(s) and other strategic partners (e.g. equipment suppliers, EPC, O&M contractors) in region to ensure that the BD team delivers fully defined project to Operations
• 5+ years’ experience developing and leading infrastructure projects, ideally in the energy/utilities or telecom sectors. Demonstrated experience working on complex transactions including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and/or asset sales.
• University degree in finance, law, MBA, or project management.
• Understanding of the off-grid and mini/micro-grid markets in particular, and the renewable energy sector in general.
• Understanding of energy markets, utility rates and consumer and channel partner value propositions for residential and commercial solar.
• Strong understanding of East African cultures, governance, and economies.
• Advanced negotiation skills.
• Thorough understanding of project finance and process of getting projects funded.
• Highly organized, ability to track and follow up multiple deals/projects concurrently and timeously.
• Strong quantitative analysis skills including the development of business cases and other relevant transaction support analysis.
• Proven ability to manage multiple simultaneous transaction processes and close complex deals with significant contracted revenues / customer targets.
• Proficient with modern productivity tools such as MS Office, Google Apps, Asana, Slack, Salesforce.
• Work well under pressure
• Team player, able to achieve results through others
• Self-starter with excellent organizational and planning skills
• Comfortable with ambiguity
• Sunny disposition and good sense of humor
• Driven to excel, and perform; not a 9-5 mentality
To apply for this position, click on this link

Expiring: Aug 14, 2016

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