Country Manager – Zambia

Standard Microgrid
Lusaka, Zambia
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Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Employment type: Contract for 6 months with permanent employment thereafter

Position to be filled by: Q4 2018

As Country Manager your role will be to manage the day to day operations of the Zambian business unit. You will have two direct reports, a sales manager and operations manager, and will also be responsible for managing all sub contracted resources for the Zambian company. Your value to the company is directly related to your ability to manage the team that delivers against quarterly operational and sales targets. You will report directly to the Group executive team who will work with you to set quarterly targets for the team.

Developing, training and managing sales and operation teams

Ensuring project installation, maintenance, customer service and sales targets are all achieved

Maintaining tight controls on company assets

Maintaining up to date financial and accounting records

Ensuring all regulatory requirements are in compliance

Improving overall company operational efficiency

Establishing and controlling budgets

Managing, planning and executing project plans for a portfolio of power system sites

Liaising with project stakeholders such as funders, government agencies, regulators and community members

Managing sub-contractors during installations on site in Zambia for several weeks at a time.

Managing partner relations

Developing management reports in accordance with funding and executive team requirements

Taking overall responsibility for company safety

Travel throughout Zambia and Southern Africa for site work and training as needed

Enforcing, developing and improving upon company standard operating procedures

Properly utilizing internal systems (email, CRM, calendar, project planning tools) to maintain operational organization, and training staff on the use of these as well

Identifying cost saving opportunities

Identifying revenue enhancing opportunities

Hiring and training support personnel against organizational growth target plans

Completing quarterly self-review and collaborate with management on training progress and goals.

Knowledge sharing – sharing your experience with and training colleagues.

10+ years’ work experience in developing and managing high performance teams focused on engineering intensive work

Experience working internationally in start-up environments

Master’s degree from top tier University in business management

A passion for delivering energy services and desire to learn the various aspects of the microgrid business

Fluent in English, Bemba and Nyanja both in written and oral communications.

Intelligent and eager to learn.

Zambian citizen or possessing valid Zambian work permit; experience working in Zambia is a must.

Highly organized and strong attention to detail is essential.

Resourceful, hardworking and honest.

Enthusiasm towards working in the field of renewable energy.

Highly computer literate.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Flexible and eager to lend a hand wherever needed, even if a specific task may fall outside the core job description.

Candidate should possess a valid Driver’s’ License.

Personal development opportunities
A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is encouraged.

Performance based bonuses

Potential equity participation in projects developed under his or her management.

Working both in the office and in the field.

Contributing to rural electrification in Africa.

Building a clean energy future.

A passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do.

Compensation and benefits
Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Vehicle/petrol allowance

Additional Information

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs with cover letter to stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Please state the job title you are applying for in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.