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General Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Are you a hands-on, friendly multi-tasker? And do you enjoy nature, peace and quiet? We are looking for you!

Ntchisi Forest Lodge sits on the foot of one of the last remaining indigenous rainforests in an isolated spot near Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital. You can relax whilst enjoying stunning mountain and lake views, experience the warm-hearted hospitality of a part of rural Malawi where tourists are still a rarity, and enjoy relaxing and walking in the beautiful scenery.

Ntchisi Forest Lodge in Malawi is looking for a host/general manager from May.
What are your tasks?
• Receive and accommodate guests, make them feel at home.
• Manage bookings, enquiries, feedback, etc.
• Manage part of the team and helping with all tasks.
• Administration, bookkeeping and reporting.
• Make sure facilities and grounds are properly maintained.
• Maintain forest trails in cooperation with community.
• Manage and stimulate the community projects that are undertaken by the lodge.
• Marketing and liaison: manage contact with tour operators, distributing posters and leaflets, etc.
• Shopping for the lodge in Lilongwe on a regular basis.
• Make sure all taxes and levies are paid regularly.
• Pick-up and drop-off guests if so required.
• And all other odd tasks that are involved in running a small Eco lodge: solar system maintenance, gardening, meetings with community, forestry, district officials, etc. etc.

What do we offer?
• We offer you the opportunity to stay in this gorgeous unspoiled and remote environment.
• An interesting benefits package (a small honorarium and Room and Board).
• A dynamic and challenging job.
• Lots of opportunities to bring-in new ideas.
• A great addition to your CV.
• An initial contract for one year.
• Regular on the job coaching and support, continuous distant support
• An adventure of a life time.

What kind of person are you?
• Basically you are a sheep with five legs.
• You are an excellent host and enjoy receiving and serving people and making them feel welcome.
• You have experience in the hospitality sector
• You are very honest and trustworthy.
• You don’t have a nine to five mentality
• You have a valid driving license.
• You don’t mind hard work and long days if the business requires it.
• You have a can do mentality and look for opportunities instead of difficulties
• You have an eye for hygiene and security
• You are self-motivated and can motivate others
• You enjoy networking and building relations.
• You speak fluent English and if you speak an additional language this is an asset.
• You are computer literate and write well.
• You have experience in (simple) book keeping.
• You are available from May 2017.
• If you have any of the following qualities they will be considered as assets: Prior experience in Africa, cooking, you are a handy-(wo)man, gardening, leading outdoor leisure activities, marketing experience.
• We prefer a couple over a single person due to all the tasks involved and qualities needed to run the lodge. Not saying that individuals may not respond.

If we see potential we will contact you and arrange for an interview.
Interviews will take place in week of 13th March.
Please note that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates. 
Acquisition on this position is not accepted.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

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Expiring: Apr 09, 2017
Commercial Manager , Malawi

Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Support the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa in Lilongwe, Malawi, as a

Commercial Manager in the Trade Facilitation Department

We are looking for you:
The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) needs your expertise to develop its operational business division. ACE was founded 10 years ago with the aim of enabling smallholder farmers and agri-cultural producers in rural areas to participate in the economic development of the country. The Trade Fa-cilitation Department has 30 employees working on warehouse management, logistics, the processing of trading activities and the management of financing facilities, and reports directly to the ACE manage-ment. In this context, it has already been possible to establish services such as the Warehouse Receipt System, ACE Trade Platform and Market Information System . The aim is to continue to develop ACE revenue streams and grow the trade volume currently at about USD 20 million by commercialising the provision of trade and financial services and to make ACE independent of financial resources from de-velopment cooperation.

Your tasks will involve:
• Responsibility for management of the Trade Facilitation Department, including developing a business model and medium-term strategy for the department
• Implementing strategic planning in the department, in particular in the field of trade facilitation, by bringing a commercial angle to a development-oriented organisation
• Improving cooperation within the organisation and building capacity within the department
• Develop trade facilitation and commodity finance management structures and services.

Your profile:
• University degree in business administration or economics with a focus on trade, finance or a compa-rable subject that enables you to perform the tasks
• Several years of experience in international trade, specifically in relation to commodity exchanges and commodity or agricultural trade/finance
• Several years of management experience with power of attorney or proxy
• Experience in organisational development and in the development of service portfolios
• Fluent business English

What we offer:
• A varied and interesting job with a high level of responsibility in an international environment
• The opportunity to work with other organisations in the field of development cooperation
• A preparatory course ahead of your assignment abroad
• A local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend
• Attractive monthly subsidies and social security benefits in addition to your local salary

O n e p e r s o n c a n m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e
Interested?
Please submit your application using our online portal at http://www.cimonline.de. Here you will find more information on what we do and what we have to offer. If you have any questions, you can contact:

Dominik Schell
Tel.: ++49-(0)6196-7935-70
Expiry date: August 26th 2016

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Expiring: Sep 29, 2016
City Lodge Manager , Malawi

Company profile:
This lodge is a stylish contemporary lodge from a unique blend of African designs, furniture, fabrics and personal collectables. The guest lodge has 10 varied collection of rooms, all en suite, and a restaurant for residents to dine. Each room is named after an African country, style or culture and decorated in that particular style. Tourists, business persons and transit visitors come to appreciate the tasteful and comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality and excellent collection of African arts and crafts

Job description:
- The Manager is end responsible for the lodge. He / she will be living on the premises and is first point of contact for the guests. The manager has main responsibilities:
- Deliver excellent customer service at all times, ensuring guests comfort and safety
- Deal with all enquires in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
- Deal with customer complaints in a professional manner
- Manage and maintain the administration of all reservations, cancellations and no-shows in line with the company policy
- Prepare a weekly dinner menu together with the Kitchen staff. Train and monitor the kitchen staff about food , drinks and nutrition, serving standards and kitchen hygiene.
- Financial tasks, Income versus expenses, Food costing, monitoring bank accounts.
- Entertaining and hosting, reception, restaurant and the bar are main areas of attention.
- Also managing approximately 13 staff of gardeners, builders, receptionist, bar staff, cooks and cleaners is a continues task. Every day is different and the manager is challenged with another challenge every day.

Main thing is to keep the customers satisfied whilst running all other work at the same time. A challenging job!

Requirements:

- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills, people manager
- Affinity with Food and willing to work together with the cooks to improve their knowledge of food and recipes.
- Others: Driver’s license


Profile:
Somebody that want to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy and willing to make long days.

Terms of employment:
- First 3 months USD 200 plus accommodation
- After 3 months USD1000 plus accommodation
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Expiring: May 06, 2016
Country Director in Malawi , Malawi

For our client active in the energy sector we are recruiting a Country Director for their activities in Malawi.

Job Purpose
The overall purpose of this job is to manage the day to day operations and activities of the projects in Malawi and associated countries/projects.

Key responsibilities
- Design, update and assess/review the country strategy. Lead on the implementation of the strategy with support and guidance from the CEO and the project board.
- Manage and support all operations and departments; overseeing the development, and maintenance of operational procedures for individual projects.
- Monitor external and country-specific trends to anticipate future needs and requirements for all stakeholders.
- Operate the company and its projects with due regard to health and safety, as directed by the board of the company from time to time.
- Oversee all day-to-day operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.
- Take responsibility for the implementation of business plans and strategies.
- Drive and implement any corporate restructuring plans that would increase efficiencies, as directed by the board of the company from time to time.
- Identify and manage risks to the business.
- Target and initiate business partnerships with other companies
- Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics.
- Oversee employment and ensures there are sufficient staff to implement the business strategy.
- Lead and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement and develop/retain a high performing managerial team.
- Attend board meetings as well as hold director positions where required on any subsidiary investments.
- Build trust relations with key partners, lenders and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for these parties.
- Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.
- To carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the board.

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

Education & Professional Qualifications:
- Relevant Bachelor's degree
- Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in the Renewable Energy Sector

Behavioral Attributes:
- Must have demonstrated ability to handle departmental budgets, resources, processes, projects, and relationships;
- Must have the ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals;
- Must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
- Should have strong analytical and be result-oriented;
- Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
- Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader;
- Must have strong management and Leadership skills;
- Must have the ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
- Should have problem-solving and decision-making abilities;
- Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication;
- Should demonstrate the ability to identify and respond to risk areas within the department;
- Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills; and strong liaison, interpersonal skills.

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

Expiring: Jun 22, 2022
Inventory & Purchasing Manager , Malawi

Our client, active in technical installations across Sub-Sahara Africa, is looking for an Inventory & Purchasing Manager to be based at their location in Malawi.

We are looking for a result driven Inventory & Purchasing Manager, who is responsible for overall Store management, Dispatching, Inventory & Purchasing processes, as well as for fleet, spare parts, and training.

Responsibilities:
• Ability to read and understand Bill of Material;
• To implement, operate and maintain online procurement system and stock management system
• Supplier liaising to get best rates
• Inventory management: cleaning up slow moving stock, maintain good inventory levels
• Work with parties to resolve issues such as minimizing stock returns by developing, implementing and improving operational procedures
• Effectively handle Purchase Order and Stock Management Queries
• Compile weekly and monthly reports for Management
• Liaise with staff members regarding various stock requirements
• Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed

Requirements:
• Bcom in Business Administration, Finance, Supply chain management or similar
• Experience in implementation, operation and maintaining online procurement and stock management systems
• Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
• 5-7 years’ experience in a similar role
• Strong communication skills – Excellent command of the English language
• Leadership comes natural to you
• Excellent skills in MS Office
• Strong (project) management and interpersonal skills

Expiring: Sep 14, 2021
Hotel Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Hotel Manager responsibilities include:
• Proven experience as Hotel Manager or relevant role
• Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus
• Understanding of all hotel management best practices and relevant laws and guidelines

Job brief
We are looking for an experienced Hotel Manager to oversee the daily operations of our hotel as well as provide strategic direction. You will plan and supervise the activities of an extensive and diverse workforce to ensure the smooth and profitable running of business.
It is important for the hotel manager to be involved in all aspects of the hotel operations. You will be just as responsible for dealing with complaints as for strategizing and preparing reports. You will be a key person of reference for employees and clients as well as external vendors.
The hotel manager must be able to guide the employees to work as a well-functioning team. Therefore, the ideal candidate will be a team player and an effective leader, able to set examples and foster a climate of cooperation.
The goal is to enhance customer dedication and expand our clientele by strengthening our hotel’s reputation.

Responsibilities
• Supervise work at all levels (receptionists, kitchen staff, maids, office employees etc.) and set clear objectives
• Plan activities and allocate responsibilities to achieve the most efficient operating model
• Manage budgets/expenses, analyze and interpret financial information and monitor sales and profits
• Develop and implement an intuitive and efficient marketing strategy to promote the hotel’s services
• Communicate with customers when appropriate (welcome them in the facilities, address their complaints, find solutions to problems, offer information etc.)
• Deal with maintenance issues, shortages in staff or equipment, renovations etc.
• Collaborate with external parties such as suppliers, travel agencies, event/conference planners etc.
• Inspect facilities regularly and enforce strict compliance with health and safety standards

Requirements
• Proven experience as Hotel Manager or relevant role
• Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus
• Understanding of all hotel management best practices and relevant laws and guidelines
• Working knowledge of MS Office; knowledge of hotel management software (PMS) is an advantage
• Excellent customer service skills as well as a business mindset
• Demonstrable aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
• Reliable with an ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
• Outstanding leadership skills and a great attention to detail
• Degree in Business Administration, Hotel/Hospitality Management or relevant field

Are you interested in becoming a Hotel Manager in Malawi? 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 06, 2021

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