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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
Please submit your application using our online portal at 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
Country Head: Climate , Malawi

One of our well-known clients, in the commodities sector, is urgently seeking an experienced and driven Country Head, to join their Africa Climate Desk Team.

In this role you report directly to the Head of Climate Desk, based in South Africa.

Your responsibilities:
• Coordinate delivery of Climate desk projects, like Afforestation & Cookstove programs, but also projects related to Biomass
• Ensure in-country cross vertical cooperation to allow for smooth delivery of Climate Desk projects
• Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders for Climate desk project deliveries: Country Heads and Management, federal and regional government bodies
• Provide the head office with timely project delivery updates, any related challenges, and any significant regulatory changes relevant to operations

Your experience:
• A minimum of 5 years project management experience in Commodity trading, and/or Agriculture, and/or Carbon, and/or Sustainability and/or Traceability
• Good understanding of the project management and project delivery cycle
• Good analytical and organization skills, ability to prioritize and be multitasking
• Structured, independent, and meticulous way of working
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be a real team player
• Willingness to travel
• Working proficiency in English language and additional languages are a bonus

Are you interested? Please apply at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: May 19, 2023
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!


- 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

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
Program & Operations Manager , Malawi


(Location: Lilongwe, Malawi)

Target Start Date: Late-June 2023

Ascent Soccer is seeking an experienced, passionate and impact driven leader and mentor who believes in education and opportunity for the underserved talent and promise of Southeast Africa.


This brand new ‘Program & Operations Manager’ position is an opportunity for an experienced program manager and/or educator to be the driving force behind a positive and impact-focused soccer, scholarship and character development program for the top athletic and academic talent of Malawi.

The main responsibilities of the Program & Operations Manager will include (i) staff, scholar and organizational leadership, (ii) program culture, delivery and impact targets and (iii) human resource and financial management.

The successful candidate will be a team player who is willing to get involved with a variety of elements of academy life, along with being someone who understands the challenges of working in Southeast Africa while bringing a positive attitude and a solution-focused mindset.

We are looking for a joyful, demanding and nurturing leader who puts people, and our planet, first.

Our ideal candidate will bring the following qualifications to the ‘Program & Operations Manager’ role:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Management, International Development, Sports Administration or other relevant field;
- 3+ years experience in a leadership role that has included youth education and/or sport, program management and delivery, team/relationship building and financial management;
- Strong communication skills, staff youth coaching/mentorship tools and the ability to build a positive and brave staff and campus culture;
- Confident problem solver and multi-tasker, with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines;
- Experience in financial operations, managing budgets, cash flow and human resources;
- Passionate about working with youth and setting the regional standard for a campus and leadership program that delivers the very best for soccer, scholarship, people and the planet;
- Clean driving record is preferred, fluent in English and a confident and curious ‘digital native;
- Previous experience working or traveling within Africa is an advantage, though not essential.
Ascent Soccer is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability status.


This is a full-time contract opportunity in Malawi, which reports to the Director of Programs.

This contract opportunity offer as our ‘Program & Operations Manager’ would include the following:
- Competitive monthly salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience
- One return flight (if applicable) annually between your home city & Lilongwe
- Private accommodations in Lilongwe with high-speed internet
- Private vehicle for work and personal use
- Work Visa & Health Insurance


The application process for this role will close on July 8th, 2023.

To apply for this position please send the following to the attention of George Maguire, Co-Founder & Director of Programs:
- Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Personal Video (maximum 2 minutes, sharing your leadership philosophy and why you are interested
in this ‘Program & Operations Manager’ opportunity at Ascent Soccer in Malawi

Submit your application package via email ( or WhatsApp (+265998943680).

Expiring: Jul 08, 2023
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

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