Assistant Lodge Manager in Malawi , Malawi

One of the leading tourism companies based in Lilongwe, the Capital of Malawi is looking for an Assistant Manager for a lodge in Lilongwe.

A busy lodge in the top areas of Lilongwe is well known for its friendly staff, location and beauty. Most of the clients are consultants who stay in Malawi for a significant time. Important is that they feel comfortable and at home. The spacious rooms are decorated in a nice African style with western comfort. The lodge has a bar and a restaurant for its guests only.

• Overseeing and coordinating day-to-day operations
• Daily and monthly financial management
• Stock management, shopping
• Marketing activities
• Reception; managing bookings, customer relations,
• HR; training/motivating staff, working schedules
• Food & Beverage; Culinary knowledge of food preparation, staff training
• Quality checks, monitor maintenance

We are looking for an enthusiastic, independent, responsible, hands-on and flexible person.

- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, Tourism, and Leadership Skills
- Other: Driver’s license, culinary knowledge

- A beautiful workplace in a quiet area in the capital city.
- An opportunity to grow within the company
- Accommodation
- Three months trial period
- Salary 500-750 USD

Are you interested in becoming an Assistant Lodge 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.

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Expiring: Mar 15, 2020

Technical Manager , Africa

Reporting to the COO the Technical Manager provides leadership and direction for the Maintenance and Repair Team, ensuring all equipment and facilities operate at their optimum level of safety, reliability, availability & efficiency.

The Technical Manager is responsible for:

• Compliance with local HSSE policies & procedures, enforcing safe working practices and promoting a safe workplace. Promoting the delivery of continuous improvement and constant drive towards incident free operations. Ensuring the development and adoption of best practices and ways of working developed through controlled management of change. Preserving energy efficiency by using natural resources effectively and efficiently, protecting the natural environment.
• Providing leadership and strategy to Equipment Managers and specialists, and consistently ensuring that service of the highest quality is delivered to customers.
• Defining and tracking global and local KPIs and targets whilst reporting deviations from targets, developing improvement actions where necessary.
• Deploying the machinery, procedures and workforce needed to accomplish the operational plan, working closely with all support functions to ensure stability and high productivity levels, and encouraging the use of new processes, procedures and technology to enhance operational performance and efficiency.
• Developing and managing 5-year M&R business plan for terminal.
• Implementing global maintenance strategies for all terminal and facilities maintenance, considering local legislation and variances.
• Performing medium and long-term planning for asset purchase, refurbishment and disposal to maintain overall asset integrity and ensure achievement of operational targets, considering total cost of ownership.
• Accountable for the integrity of all terminal assets, facilities and infrastructure.
• Ensuring inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.
• Ensuring all operational and technical risks are identified, reviewed and suitable mitigations are put in place.
• Ensuring inspections, surveys and audits are performed as required on all assets.
• Identifying and managing M&R resource requirements for the next 5 years, aligned with operational and commercial forecasts.
• Efficiently deploying the equipment, procedures and human resources necessary to accomplish local operational plans.
• Building a strong team by attracting and retaining talent through the provision of effective overall management, supervision, coaching, mentoring and support for all direct reports.
• Creating and sustaining an environment that is supportive of learning, training and development, whilst facilitating open dialogue and communications.
• Reinforcing the company culture, values & reputation and ensuring compliance with policies, standards and procedures.
• Supporting Global M&R Operating System and maintaining regular contact with peers.
• Managing local budgets and developing business cases, and technical equipment reports.
• Approving and authorizing local expenditures and developing cost estimations pertaining to technical equipment maintenance and repair.
• Assist the Global Head of M&R to develop and manage the Maintenance & Repair Department budget in accordance with the company’s business strategy.

• Minimum university degree in engineering or relevant field.
• Five years’ experience leading maintenance and repair departments.
• Excellent organization skills, including planning, directing and monitoring activities.
• Good problem-solving skills, with an ability to define the problem, identify solutions and select the best solution.
• A “walk the shop floor” approach to problem solving.
• Experience in productivity optimization through process optimization.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to empower others to take action.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate across the local organization.
• Strong interpersonal skills able to build relationships and manage multiple stakeholders' interests toward a common business benefit.
• Able to exercise discretion and good judgment, with an ability to understand the overall effect of decisions taken, both locally and company-wide.
• Able to handle confidential company and employee information with complete discretion.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to consider complex and ambiguous situations objectively, whilst applying full consideration of causes, implications on business and stakeholders.
• Fluent in English.
• Knowledge of local Safety, Health and Environment workplace regulations.
• Strong knowledge in computer skills and professional programs (i.e.: Microsoft Office, Database, EPR/CMMS systems).
• Knowledge and experience in quality management and customer satisfaction principles.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and also encourages women to apply for this role.

If you are interested in this position, please apply above or below.

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Expiring: Mar 05, 2020

Chief Operations Officer , West Africa

Our client in West Africa is looking for a Chief Operations Officer.
Reporting to the Managing Director / CEO, the Chief Operations Officer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a terminal operational strategy that ensures a safe working environment, meets agreed service levels and is cost-efficient. The Chief Operations Officer is a member of the terminal senior management team and has a direct influence on the further growth and development of the terminal. He/ She oversee the operations of the organisation with a goal to meeting business goals and projections. The COO is expected to provide measurable input to the terminals business strategy within the limits of the role.

The position is responsible for:
• Setting and delivering the main operational initiatives which are within the strategy of the terminal.
• Establishing and implementing current and long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies of port operations and expansions.
• Providing leadership and direction for the Port/Terminal operations and taking responsibility for effective management and safety of all operations staff.
• Improving the quality of existing operational processes and methods on an ongoing basis, by providing input for effective local strategies for operating at optimal levels.
• Ensuring operational processes comply with HSSE policies & procedures.
• Playing a leading role in selection, negotiation and finalization of agreements with suppliers & customers including execution and maintenance of SLA’s.
• Liaising with customs agents, trucking companies, customs, port authorities, etc. to ensure that their requirements are met.
• Setting and achieving the budget for the reporting functions.
• Ensuring that the terminal adheres to the company’s Global standards on process and people development.
• Motivating, coaching and instructing all operational team members. Structuring tasks and goals, establishing efficient courses of action, setting priorities, organising information, efficiently, planning and executing daily tasks.
• Supporting programs and initiatives that emphasise incremental improvement in work process and outputs over an open-ended period of time.
• Liaising with labor unions and on behalf of the company taking part in long-term contract negotiations with labor unions. Ensuring industrial harmony with the workforce.
• Measuring and reporting on operational performance and developing plans to improve relevant key performance indicators

• Minimum university degree in logistics, maritime and port, or process/industrial engineering.
• Completed post-graduate studies in Port and/or Terminal Management, or related business studies is desirable.
• Minimum 7-year experience in operations management roles in the port and maritime industry, manufacturing, aviation or similar.
• Solid understanding of the container shipping industry end-to-end and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
• Experience in cost and productivity optimisation through process optimisation, as well as design and implementation of new operation procedures.
• Extensive understanding of modern terminal operations and terminal management systems.
• Extensive knowledge of Terminal Operating Systems
• Fluent in English and preferably also in the local language
• Experience in finance related matters, setting budgets and reporting against financial objectives.
• Ability to meet objectives while promoting a team environment and developing people.

Critical Knowledge
• Lean knowledge and leadership
• Build Effective Teams
• Problem Solver mindset
• Effective Negotiation Skills
• Conflict Management
• Effective Communication Skills
• Collaboration
• Customer Centricity
• Agility

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and also encourages women to apply for this role.

If you are interested in this position, please apply above or below.

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Expiring: Mar 05, 2020

Safari Lodge - Management Couple - Uganda , Uganda

General Job Description:
On site 24 hour management of 12 room luxury safari lodge. Overseeing all 35 staff including; food and beverage supervisor, 3 Cooks, 2 Kitchen Helpers, 2 bar men, 1 Storekeeper, 6 Housekeeping staff, 5 Dining Rooms staff, 5 Porters/ Security/ Gardeners/ Guides, 1 Gardener, 2 Staff Cooks, 4 horse guides, 2 horse helpers

Operations Management:
Daily running of lodge includes:
1. Administration
2. Accounts and stock control measures
3. Overseeing House-keeping staff and room checks
4. Guest relations
5. Maintenance of all buildings, equipment and swimming pool
6. Up keep of grounds
7. Running the gift shop

Management of Restaurant and Bar:
1. Overseeing of purchasing and improving stock controls with daily food requisitions
2. Overseeing of food orders
3. Shopping once a week in nearest town with driver
4. Menu planning although this is mostly done by chefs
5. Food cost analysis and regulation
6. Ensuring high quality food
7. Food presentation
8. Customer service
9. Wine service/selection
10. Monthly management reports
11. Preparing accounts for the accountant

Greeting new guests (staff can also do this), customer care, dining with guests when appropriate, hosting and organising special events. This is a very important part of the manager’s job.

Staff Management
1. Training and Managing staff
2. Motivating and evaluating
3. Co-ordinating different staff and time tabling their daily schedule
4. Paying staff
5. Introducing Disciplinary measures when necessary
6. Recruitment of new staff (if and when necessary)

Quality Control
1. Onsite inspection of the properties both structural and operational
2. Maintaining high quality of customer care/service
3. Quality control of food/ daily feedback to kitchen

Horse Back Safaris
Organising horseback safaris in coordination with the guides.

Project Management
Overseeing Mihingo Conservation Foundation (MCF):
1. Mihingo Leopard and Hyena Conservation Project (compensation of livestock killed by predator)
2. Mihingo School Support
3. Mihingo Marathon (Charity run once a year to generate income for MCF)

Special job

Expiring: Feb 22, 2020

Lodge Management in Zambia , Zambia

Established in 1998 Kiboko Safaris Malawi is offering high quality low priced camping, chalets and luxury safaris into all the regions of Malawi and to South Luangwa NP in Zambia. All the safaris are starting and ending in Lilongwe and can be connected together to make the safari of your choice.

Kiboko’s brand new eco-friendly Msandile River Lodge is located at an Ebony Groove overlooking the Luangwa River and the riverbanks of the National Park. The lodge has 9 standard tents, 4 en-suite tents and 5 chalets, all with river view. The main area has a restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

For this beautiful new lodge in Zambia Kiboko is looking for a duo/couple who are willing and able to run it with high quality standards.

Job description:
The lodge managers are end responsible for running the lodge. They will be living on the premises and are first point of contact for the guests. Main responsibilities:
- Deliver excellent customer service at all times, ensuring guests comfort and safety, entertaining and hosting
- 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
- Checking all areas on a daily basis on cleanliness and if all equipment is present and in perfect condition
- Logistic management
- HR; wages, recruitment, training
- Overseeing construction of staff quarters/laundry
- Managing approximately 25 local staff members

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
- Available from April 2020
- Minimum of 2 years of management experience
- Leadership skills
- Comfortable working 7 days a week (beside vacations)
- Able to live in a remote area
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills, people manager,
- Building and maintenance capacity recommended
- Others: Driver’s license
- Experience working in Africa would be an added advantage
- First Aid training (beneficial)

Somebody that wants to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy - who is flexible and willing to make long days.

Terms of employment:
- Food and accommodation
- Compensation fee: 500 USD p.p.p.m. first 3 months. After 3 months 750 USD p.p.p.m.
- Work permit after 6 months in mutual consent

Are you interested in becoming a Lodge Managemer 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.

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Expiring: Feb 20, 2020

Managing Director in Tanzania , Tanzania

Our client, a company producing beverages, wishes to recruit a managing director (MD) to carry it through and beyond its existing strategy.

1. Expectations from new MD

1.1 Market expansion
The existing strategy of the company is to grow focus on its current brands to the end of 2022. However, they shall be happy if the new managing director will take us through a market expansion to a larger part of east African region, which includes Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and South Sudan. So to a larger part and not necessarily to the entire region.

1.2 Product diversification
To continue with the growth objectives, they would appreciate to diversify into other conventional products.

1.3 Strategic investor
The new MD is therefore expected to lead an initiative to write a new strategic plan to accommodate the out of the box ideas he/she will implement. We believe that the company has a huge potential for growth and expansion. This can include opportunities for inviting a strategic investor who can acquire up to 49% of the company shares. There are matters that will arise as a result of strategic investor which includes but not limited to having own appointed directors in the company which they are open for.

1.4 Improve liquidity
Such an expansion will enable the company to consolidate its position as a leading producer of beverages for low income consumers in East Africa and resolve the large liabilities that accumulated during the times of turbulence from 2016 to end of 2019.

1.5 The wishes of market expansion and product diversification have been the wish of this company and several unsuccessful attempts have been made towards this. For the company the main reason for the initiatives not to succeed is limited skills of the management.

2. Proposed renumeration and benefits

2.1 Renumeration of EURO 4,000 to 5,000 nett of social security benefit and payroll taxes
2.2 Furnished accommodation with basic facilities (Furniture, Fridge, TV- items of personal nature like bedsheets, pots plates and similar are a responsibility of the MD)
2.3 Air time EURO 100 per month
2.4 Self-drive car with fuel and unlimited mileage within Tanzania
2.5 AAR worldwide medical insurance to staff and wife or husband and children
2.6 Working days will follow the company established timetable that is Mondays to Fridays from 8.00am to 5.00pm and in between there is one-hour lunch break from 1.00 to 2.00 pm, and on Saturdays from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.
2.7 28 calendar leave days for each year of service.
2.8 Once a year air ticket to his home country if outside Tanzania for MD wife and children-under 18 or above 18 but school going.
2.9 NB: No provision to school fees for children. There are three international schools in Arusha, Braeburn, (UWC School) Moshi International school Arusha Branch- IB syllabus, and St. Constantine School-Cambridge Syllabus)

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

Expiring: Apr 02, 2020

Peace and Conflict Researcher in Kenya, IRD , Kenya

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Kenya, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To support our partner organisation, the Interreligious Dialogue (IRD) Commission of the Archdiocese of Mombasa, in interreligious peace-building work, we are looking for a Peace and conflict researcher, religious scholar, Mombasa, Kenya to start as soon as possible.

Your new role

Conflict and violence are a frequent reality of life on the coast of Kenya. The multi-layered causes of conflict are reflected in political, social and economic marginalisation along ethnic and religious lines. They are increasingly characterised by distrust at individual and community level and lead to social exclusion.

In this context, the IRD Commission of the Archdiocese of Mombasa has been contributing to reducing mistrust between the religions by fostering contact and through its dialogue work since 2017. The Commission’s work with young people in the field of interreligious and intrareligious dialogue is particularly important.

You will support the IRD Commission in practical grassroots work and the development of new approaches to this form of dialogue work with the aim of anchoring this knowledge base in the diocese team. You will work in a complex interreligious context, building up and maintaining appropriate networks.

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:

• You will advise and support the IRD Commission of the Archdiocese in the further development of its peace-building work and promote interreligious dialogue to build understanding, tolerance and solidarity between the faith institutions and within the Christian community.
• You will support the Commission’s networking activities and the building of its institutional capacities.
• You will be involved in the development and implementation of research-based measures of IRD as a tool of peace-building work in the specific context of the coastal region. For this purpose you will also travel to crisis areas.
• You will provide support in establishing and implementing outcome-oriented planning, monitoring and evaluation tools for the IRD Commission’s projects and programmes.
• You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the IRD Commission.

Your profile
• You have completed a university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in religious studies, peace and conflict research, theology or another social science degree specialising in peace-building work or interreligious dialogue.
• You are familiar with the methods and concepts of practical peace-building and dialogue work and have knowledge of project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
• Ideally, you have knowledge of Islam and traditional African religions and are familiar with ecumenical studies in this context.
• You speak and write fluent English, ideally you have a knowledge of Swahili and/or Arabic.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace-building work and are a member of a Christian church.

What AGIAMONDO offers

• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 01/03/2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Peace and Conflict Researcher in Kenya? 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: Mar 01, 2020

CEO in Uganda , Uganda

The role
The CEO designs a plan and leads the execution of the plan to lead the company to sustainable profitability. The CEO is successful when he/she has built an efficient team of leaders, that can work together to successfully design and execute a winning strategy for the company.

Reporting to the Supervisory Board, the CEO builds a sustainable foundation for profitable growth. Once proven in its home market, the organizational capacity has been built to successfully expand into new markets.

Key Profile priorities
• Proven Leadership experience ideally at C-level
• Turnaround / restructuring experience incl. change Management
• Strong commercial experience and track record
• Stakeholder Management (shareholders, lenders, public/government, etc)
• Experience of doing business in Uganda with local networks, preferably Ugandan national
• Experience in start-up environment an advantage


1. The Role
a. Reporting to the Supervisory Board, the CEO is Responsible for the overall leadership of the Organization to lead the company to profitability and ensure a viable sustainable profitable business

2. Responsibilities
a. Implementation of the strategic plan and business model to ensure the viability of the company and is subsidiaries
b. Leadership of the operating and functional units to ensure achievement of the plan
c. Ensuring the company remains competitive in the market place through continuous optimization and innovation
d. Continuous improvement of operational process and cost efficiencies
e. Annual plan formulation and setting and alignment with stakeholders.
f. The key point of contact with Shareholders, lenders, Grant Funders and Donors
g. Regular (monthly) Reporting to the Supervisory Board on company performance

3. Experience and Qualifications required
a. Strong/empathetic leader able to inspire an organisation to deliver the plan
b. Proven experience in leading a larger organisation, preferably at C-Level
c. Proven experience in having restructured or re modelled a business
d. Track record in driving cultural and leadership change
e. Strong Commercial experience with a delivery track record of growth
f. Proven experience in managing an organization in developing markets and driving growth in markets with low income customer base
g. Proven experience in having optimized costs and operating efficiencies
h. Proven experience in having driven and led a low-cost sourcing and procurement policy
i. Solid Understanding of financial instruments, Micro financing and debt equity management
j. Demonstrates tight cash and working capital leadership
k. Strong Stakeholder Management Skills, incl. Shareholders, lenders, Government institutions, donors
l. Strong preference would be for someone with experience in start-up environment
m. Preference would be for someone who has led an electric or component marketing organization
n. Masters or degree in Business/commercial/Financial management

Are you interested in becoming a CEO in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 27, 2020

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