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Maintenance Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Position Summary: The Maintenance Manager (MM) will be responsible for (1) ensuring the availability of all equipment, as well as (2) the project management of new capital projects. The MM must be highly systematic and results-oriented with regard to these two key functions.

The MM will develop, train, and lead internal teams of tradesmen, and will also bring in and manage external specialists when necessary. Strong managerial and communication skills as well as the ability to oversee various projects simultaneously are key job requirements. The MM must have strong competency across various disciplines, but above all must lead a maintenance organization which systematically ensures that the company minimizes asset downtime and efficiently executes projects relating to new build and new equipment. The MM reports to the Head – Farming Operations, and the entire Maintenance team reports in to the MM.


Key Responsibilities:
• Departmental Leadership: Lead the training and development of the Maintenance department, currently comprised of approximately 20 staff
o Structure department, including teams & sub-divisions, as appropriate.
o Initiate, agree and review training, development, and succession plans to ensure an appropriate balance of internal and external skills to deliver maintenance team performance at optimum cost.
o Set standards, initiate and review procedures and measure performance to ensure continuous improvement.
o Establish KPIs per team, monitor and hold accountable
• Asset Care:
o Preventive Maintenance: Implement a computerized preventive maintenance system and strategy across all of the company’s maintainable assets to minimize unplanned downtime. Assets include vehicles, boats, electrical motors, compressors, water pumps, heavy equipment and HV electrical system.
o Reactive Maintenance: In the event of equipment failure, ensure repairs take place in a timely and cost effective manner. Identify local service providers and determine which maintenance activities to undertake in-house and which to outsource.
o Spares Supply: Identify key spares and minimum stocking levels across the company asset base.
o Analysis: Analyze unplanned downtime and equipment failure information, particularly in how they relate to firm-wide operational and financial goals. Create maintenance-based strategies to meet firm-wide goals.
• Project Management: Ensure capital projects are properly planned, resourced, procured, managed and implemented to successfully deliver projects up to USD 3.0m. Use industry-standard processes such as timelines, resource planning, BOM and BOQs.

Key Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree or equivalent
• 5+ years’ experience in maintenance management
• Maintenance Competencies: Strong competency across various maintenance-related disciplines, enabling the candidate to be responsible for all maintenance at the company.
• Organization & Project Management: Highly organized and capable of overseeing multiple projects in parallel. Able to effectively develop schedules, work on timelines, and inform senior management.
• Communication: Strong communicator both internally (across functions within the company) and externally (service providers, suppliers, regulators). Must also be able to effectively support senior management in making commercial decisions relating to key physical assets
• Continuous Improvement: Experience in implementing ISO 9001, lean operations or six sigma is preferable
• Computer literate: The candidate must be comfortable in the regular use of spreadsheets and project management software.
• Financial: Candidate must be able to work within the context of financial accountability, establishing the business case for the maintenance budget using tools such as return on investment and payback periods.

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

Expiring: Jun 23, 2017
Security Manager in Zambia , Zambia

The Security Manager is a senior professional employee who is responsible for protecting the company’s assets from both external and internal threats. He will be reporting to both the CEO and the Head Operations, and must be able to work independently to ensure robust security measures are in place. He will be based at Lake Kariba, but will travel occasionally throughout Zambia.

Key Responsibilities include:
- Evaluate security threats and prioritize effective mitigation measures
- Develop and enforce key policies and SOPs
- Training, scheduling, and supervision of security guard corps
- Oversee external security where applicable
- Cultivate productive relationships with police, communities, etc.
- Utilize analytics to identify parts of the business which may be compromised
- Identify technological solutions, present business case to senior management, and implement if approved
- Lead investigations
- Undertake any further actions required to protect key company assets

Profile:
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, energetic professional with significant experience in the security industry. He should have experience within a formal corporate security environment, in which a structured approach was utilized to minimize losses. He should have experience managing people, applying technological solutions, and creatively finding ways to eliminate threats. He must have a mind-set that no one will be evade his system, must be able to motivate his time to support that goal, and must be able to work cooperatively with managers of other divisions within the company. A strong candidate should have at least 5 yrs. experience in a Security Management role, and should have had considerable responsibility while working in a senior role at another company with vulnerable physical assets.

Package:
A competitive package is offered for the right candidate, depending on experience.
Start date: a.s.a.p.

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

Expiring: Jun 23, 2017
General Manager Production Company , Zambia

Our international client produces animal feed in over 50 countries worldwide. They have now taken further measures in their proactive growth strategy by building a new factory in Zambia.
As a GENERAL MANAGER you will lead the Zambia facility and the people to produce feed products as efficiently and as safely as possible while meeting all corporate and government guidelines.
Presenting a unique opportunity for a driven professional, this facility is currently under construction. It is envisioned the candidate will be engaged in late stage project management and commissioning of the facility, including recruitment of staff. Initial production capacity is set at 50,000 tonnes per year, with expansion to 100,000 tonnes anticipated thereafter.

Compensation
• Competitive financial package determined by experience and value-addition
• Corporate vehicle
• Corporate health insurance

Responsibility / Duty
• Oversee production operations, including cost, productivity and processes improvement. Manage the facility to produce our products safely and as efficiently as possible while meeting guidelines.
• Oversee sales, financial & administrative functions, including cost, productivity and processes improvement.
• Human Resources: build and lead an effective and high calibre team. Set corporate culture by example. Oversee training and development and develop a future leadership pipeline.
• Work together with Sales Manager to develop smallholder and commercial distribution channels in Zambia and throughout the region
• Product Quality: manufacture products which conform to the product formula and all other requirements of the product design, i.e., fines, size, appearance, density, etc.
• Data analytics: provide accurate and timely financial, operational and market information HQ. Understand and act on the information reports generated.
• Safety: prevent (therefore eliminate) accidental injuries and reduce health exposures to extreme minimal levels through employee learning, safe behavior and the application of engineering principles to facilities, equipment and process design.
• Housekeeping and Appearance: ensure that plants and offices are positively representing company and meet all standards.
• Environmental & social: insure that the location complies with local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations and that the facility is exemplifying good neighbours within the community.

Requirements:
• Relocate to Siavonga town, Zambia
• Less than 10% travel
• Ability to work in a manufacturing environment, climbing ladders, lifting up to 25kgs

Education:
• Bachelors degree

Experience:
• Previous management experience in Africa or similar operating environment
• Previous management experience in feed milling or other manufacturing environment is required
• 5+ years previous supervisory experience in feed milling or other manufacturing environment is required

Skills:
• Effective leadership skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to organize multiple tasks and priorities
• Ability to work effectively within a team
• Comfortable with use of computer systems such as Excel

Preferred:
• Previous management experience within Zambia
• Previous experience in feed sector
• Previous experience in extruded food products
• Feed mill management experience
• Experience in construction / projects
• Knowledge of labour relations and ability or organize and motivate staff
• Past performance shows highly developed leadership skills
• Proficient in using least cost formulation tools
• Maintenance or operations experience
• Animal nutrition experience
• Ability to administer and manage an effective and proactive EH&S program

Expiring: Nov 22, 2016
Hatchery Manager (Fish) , Zambia

Position Summary: The Hatchery Manager (HM) will be responsible for production and related activities within our clients large-scale commercial tilapia hatchery. The HM will work closely with the Head of Farming Operations to optimize performance within the existing hatchery and to grow the operation from 4.0m fry per month to >10.0m per month. The HM will provide hands-on leadership and motivation to the hatchery team, with training being a key area of focus. Finally, the HM must be able to contribute independent creative thought and practical actions to overcome operational challenges and meet production goals.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee and optimize regular hatchery operations including breeding, transfers, feeding, sex reversal, and water quality management
• Collect and maintain robust hatchery data, and actively support initiatives to implement production software
• Develop junior staff through hands-on training and basic academic instruction. Motivate, coach, and retain high performing staff
• Develop, establish, and direct execution of policies and standard operating procedures (S.O.P.’s) to improve consistency of execution in the hatchery
• Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc hatchery management reports for communication to HFO, plus specific reports on internal trials and experimentation.
• Perform any other tasks required in order for the hatchery to be developed, professionalized, and operated efficiently

Qualifications:
• Must have 2+ years experience managing a commercial tilapia hatchery in a rural environment (preferably in Africa)
• Four-year degree in aquaculture or related field (preferred)
• Operational, hands-on, problem-solving mindset

Reporting Lines: The HM will report to the Head of Farming Operations. Supervisors of the various hatchery teams will report directly to the HM.

Location: Siavonga, Zambia (Lake Kariba)
Compensation: Competitive based on applicant experience.
Process and Timeline: Startdate a.s.a.p

Expiring: Oct 14, 2016
Team Leader Sanitation , Zambia

Job Profile
Mott MacDonald is currently looking for a Freelance Team Leader for a Technical Assistance Programme in Lusaka, Zambia.

Background of the Programme
Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is currently given an upgrade of the water and sanitation infrastructure. The Technical Assistance Programme is part of the Lusaka Sanitation Programme and the purpose is to assist the Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company to achieve the overall Lusaka Sanitation Programme objective and to deliver separate element of the programme in an efficient, effective, coordinated and sustainable way. The duration of this TA programme is 5 years.

Job Description
Tasks of the Team Leader are (among others):
- Managing the team of key- and non-key experts on a daily basis;
- Oversee the progress of the total programme;
- Liaise with the Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company regarding daily issues;
- Writing of progress reports;
- Capacity building;

Candidate Specification
Requirements:
- Master’s degree or Bachelor degree or University diploma with specialisation in sanitary (environmental) engineering, economics or equivalent;
- Good command of written and spoken English;
- Minimum of 15 years professional experience required;
- Minimum of 10 years international experience;
- Minimum of 10 years required of experience with managing the implementation of major water and sanitation programs;
- Minimum of senior role on 2 similary complex water and sanitation implementation programs. Complex means that each project includes both on-site and piped sanitation, serves a city of at least 250,000 people and has a value of EUR 40m.
- Experience as a line manager in a water or sewage utility would be an advantage;
- You have experience as TL on IFI funded TA projects.

Expiring: Jul 22, 2016
Communications and Fundraising Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Organisation:
Project Luangwa (PL) is a small organisation helping communities living close to the South Luangwa National Park gain benefits from the local tourism through supporting education, creating training opportunities, supporting women and promoting gender equality. The organisation is registered with the UK Charities Commission, Reg. № 1119335, as a Charitable Trust in Zambia, Reg. № CI 1027, and a non-profit charity № 501(C)3 in the USA.

Job Description:
Project Luangwa is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to work as part of a small team based in Mfuwe, close to the South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern Province of Zambia. As Communications Manager you will be the primary focal point for incoming communications; be responsible for public relations, marketing, fundraising and reporting; meeting visiting donors in person and be the point of contact for our supporting safari lodges.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities of the Communications Manager will be:

Working with member lodges
• Manage a good working and informative relationship with supporting Member Lodges and ensure that their staff are familiar with Project Luangwa’s past achievements, current projects and future plans.
• Meet potential and visiting existing donors and sponsors at lodges
• Write and design informative material and ensure that this is available in lodge rooms/reception etc.

Donors and Fundraising
• Find new donors; write suitable and donor specific funding proposals which will include researching international data and local information.
• Meet potential or past donors when they are visiting the area; explain knowledgably, potential projects, local circumstances and culture; accompany donors to see ‘their’ project and explain its history, progress and possible future need.
• Keep Dropbox up to date with project specific and general images, video, audio and documents for use by fundraisers, donors and the press.
• Organise fundraising campaigns. Seek foreign fundraisers to organize campaigns abroad. Supply them with suitable material.

Marketing
• Write and illustrate, with high quality images, a monthly/quarterly newsletter.
• Social Media: post regularly on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc
• Responsible for creating and maintaining a new website and promotional videos.

Public Relations
• Establish and maintain media relationships locally and internationally.
• Maintain regular communications with Zambian Government departments at local and national levels.

Reporting
• Write an annual and monthly internal and external reports.
• Establish a donor database containing donor details, reporting requirements, history and contact history.

Requirements:
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Experience with international donor relations and fundraising/proposal writing
• An ability to take good quality photographic images
• Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office products
• Clean Driving License
• Completed University Degree or Diploma or relevant experience in a similar role.

Preferred candidates would ideally have:
• Experience in Africa or a similar environment
• A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop or similar products

Personal Characteristics:
• Have a flexible and proactive approach; be adaptable and willing to take on new challenges; be independent, yet able to work as a team; be able use your own initiative; be able to deal with people at all levels from village to Government Ministerial level as well as international donors; be creative

How to Apply:
All applications must be in English. Applicants are invited to send their cv of no more than three pages, a letter of application and the contact details of three professional referees to: jobs@projectluangwa.org

Are you interested in becoming a Communications and Fundraising Manager in Zambia? 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: May 03, 2019
Food and beverage supervisor in Zambia , Zambia

Food and beverage supervisor for Kiboko Ltd
Established in 1998 Kiboko Ltd is offering high quality low priced camping, chalets and luxury safaris into all the regions of Malawi and in South Luangwa National Park Zambia. Apart from their safaris Kiboko has several accommodations in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe.
Kiboko is looking for a food and beverage manager, who can give lead to different teams of local chefs in variable circumstances.

Job description:
- Willing to be flexible in worklocation
- Supervising and monitoring of different small restaurants
- Able to work with stock count, budgeting, budget requests etc
- Able to work with little supervision
- Able to work in a young and dynamic team with different nationalities
- Working hand in hand with management of Kiboko ltd.
- Improving of menu and customer service
- Energetic and willing to make long days
- Quality check of the presented product

Requirements:
- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience in staff management
- Experience in restaurant and menu’s management
- Experience in daily running’s of restaurant and kitchen
- Able to work with budgets and daily reports.
- Others: Driver’s license

Profile:
Somebody that wants 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:
- Food, Accommodation and 200USD in probation. After probation wage will increase to 500USD
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Are you interested in becoming a food and beverage supervisor with Kiboko in Zambia? 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: Jul 16, 2018

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