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Operations Manager at Conserve Global Lusaka

Conserve Global

Conserve Global Lusaka Zambia

3 months ago

Tondwa Conservation Limited is excited to present an opportunity to a dynamic Zambian national wanting to join the company as the Operations Manager.

Purpose of the Operations Manager Role

The Operations Manager will support TCL’s Project Manager in the execution of field operations in and around Tondwa GMA. Field operations include Fire Management, Road Works, Construction, and general Infrastructure Upkeep. The Operations Manager will oversee the direct execution of field operations within the core protected area of Tondwa GMA and oversee and coordinate certain field operations in villages beyond the core protected area. Some specific activities the Operations Manager will handle are:

Fire Management

Assist Project Manager with the development of a Fire Management Plan (FMP) for Tondwa GMA
Burning of firebreaks in Tondwa GMA, and coordinate firebreak burning with communities outside of Tondwa GMA
Controlled burning in Tondwa GMA according to the FMP
Fighting uncontrolled burns... in Tondwa GMA
Mapping and reporting against fire-related activities
Maintain fire-fighting equipment in good order

Road Works

Assist Project Manager with the development of a Road Strategy for Tondwa GMA
Maintaining, re-siting, or improving of existing roads in Tondwa GMA
Siting and cutting new roads according to the Road Strategy
Construction of drifts, crossings, and hill climbs where needed in Tondwa GMA
Mapping and reporting against road-related activities


Supervision of construction contractors
Assist with the logistics of supplying building material to construction sites


Upkeep of buildings, tents, camps
Upkeep of communications equipment (VHF radio repeater(s) and transmitters)

Fleet Management

Supervision of maintenance and repairs of company vehicles (Toyota Land Cruisers, motorcycles, tractors)
Supervision of maintenance and repairs of energy sources (diesel and petrol generators, solar arrays)

Resource Management

Stocking and issuing of fuels (diesel, petrol, kerosine, AvGAs) from stores
Stocking and issuing of field operations rations from stores

Human Resource Management

Manage Works Supervisor(s)
Identify and nurture talent for advancement
Maintaining muster roll of long- and short-term staff plus casual labour
Ensuring workforce is operating under appropriate agreements and contracts
Ensuring standards of conditions of service are met and maintained

Community Interface

Engage and deploy casual labour
Mobilise community operations teams (e.g. fire control) and oversee execution of activities in communities outside Tondwa GMA

Key Responsibilities

The ideal Operations Manager will have the ability to efficiently plan and execute the above activities with a degree of independence. The Operations Manager is expected to be able to accurately budget, monitor and report against all the above activities. TCL being a new company, the Operations Manager will play a key role in developing and implementing workflows, systems, and policies for operations under his/her management. The Operations Manager will be one of the earliest management positions filled in the company and such, the ability to lead and represent the company are vital requirements. The position comes with the possibility of advancement into higher management positions in the company should the right candidate be found.

Skills and Qualities

The ideal candidate possesses the following attributes:

Proficient in computer use, in particular Microsoft Office suite (GIS software an advantage);
Fluent in English and chiBemba
Mechanical proficiency an advantage
Competent driver with clean and valid driving licence
Good leadership and people management ability
High levels of personal integrity and reliability

Knowledge and Experience:

Tertiary degree, preferably in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Engineering, Conservation Management, or Natural Sciences.
Experience in managing multiple operations concurrently over a large geographical area;
Experience working in rural areas and with rural communities.
Experience in managing a fleet of vehicles and associated equipment.

Terms and Benefits

The successful applicant will be offered an annual contract with a competitive salary and benefits. Accommodation will be provided at TCL’s base camp (under construction) in Mutundu Village, Nsama District
Lusaka Zambia

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