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Operations Manager

Commercial Cattle Farming Business in Southern Province, Zambia, seeks to employ the services of an Operation Manager to manage, oversee, co-ordinate and support the Community Development Program. The program targets the immediate surrounding small-scale and emerging farmers with the aim to train farmers in conservative farming methods, the benefits of preventative measures, dipping cattle etc. The purpose is to build a working synergy between The Company and the local farming community thus enabling an inflow of cattle and crops from the community to meet The Company’s requirements; while maintaining mutual benefit for the local famer, community and environment too.

Requirements:

  • Highly organised, detail orientated multitasker with strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Strong communication skills and command of spoken and written English and Tonga.
  • Administrative, financial and project or operational management experience.
  • Qualification in operations management or similar managerial qualification.
  • Proactive and resilient individual with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong people and leadership skills.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in rural ccommunity development or similar environment.
  • Minimum five years of managerial/leadership experience.
  • Must be between 35 – 50 years of age.
  • Strong MS Office knowledge.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the effective implementation if all programmes, from project scoping to impact evaluation and ensure that all operations run effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure strategic objectives of programmes are accomplished and align with The Company’s strategies and objectives.
  • Ensure that the department’s administration runs effectively.
  • Ensure timeous and accurate reporting for company and donor requirements.
  • Adhere to all donor grant/MoU agreements.
  • Ensure a regular flow of cattle and crops to the company from the small-scale and emerging farmers.

Staff Management:

  • Leadership of the operations team, ensuring training, mentoring and resourcing occurs with a focus on strengthening capacity to effectively achieve operational targets.
  • Oversee the induction of new staff, monitor employee performance and conduct Performance Appraisals.
  • Lead regular operational meetings.

Operational Development:

  • Improve operational systems, processes and policies in support of the section’s objectives.
  • Ensure consistent delivery of all services.
  • Maintain high standards throughout the operation.
  • Develop and maintain a curriculum and training program for both cattle and cropping programmes.
  • Develop projects and programs as required to align to The Company’s objectives and requirements.

Stakeholder engagement:

  • Foster good relationships with the communities and farmers in the surrounding areas, at all times.
  • Engage with communities and leaders to gain access to a larger farmer network as required to fulfill The Company’s objectives.
  • Engage with all donor or support organisations fostering a good working relationship.
  • Strengthen relationships with government municipalities, departments and agencies to gain their support for all operations.
  • Inform the company of any potential opportunities arising from stakeholder interactions and assist in the development of proposals to access these resources.

How to Apply

Please send concise CV, with traceable references to the email below: If you have not received a reply before end November-19; please consider you application unsuccessful.

Application deadline
20 Nov 15:00
Email applications to
hr.Job.Applicants.CV@gmail.com
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