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The East African : Jul 26th 2015
The EastAfrican APPOINTMENTS JULY 25-31,2015 PREMIER SAFARIS GOING BEYOND THE EXTRAORDINARY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY (EAST AFRICA) Marasa Africa, a subsidiary of the Madhvani Group Uganda, operates several upscale wildlife lodges in East Africa (www.marasa.net). We are looking for highly qualified, experienced and motivated individuals to fill certain vacancies. The positions would suit individuals who are looking for growth and a fresh challenge in the fast growing tourism sector in East Africa. All the lodges are located within National Parks and have all the facilities required for the modern travellers including and not limited to swimming pool, health club, conference facilities, business centre and WI-FI. 01) EXECUTIVE CHEF The safari lodges have multiple outlets and substantial banqueting operation. Reporting to the General Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for developing menus, ensuring quality food preparation and presentation, budgeting & menu analysis as well as training the kitchen brigade. The applicant should have suitable professional qualifications with 10 years of relevant experience with International and multi-cultural cuisines. 02) CHIEF ENGINEER Reporting to the General Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for maintenance of all facilities in the hotel to the highest standard. He/she should be conversant with the operations, service and repairs of modern equipment such as DG sets, water and swimming pool treatment plants, cold rooms, kitchen, laundry and spa equipment, electrical and fire systems, air- conditioning, entertainment and sound systems. The applicant should have a degree / diploma in mechanical or electrical engineering with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in three to five star hotels / safari lodges. The above positions carry an attractive compensation package and good working atmosphere with excellent savings potential, local living expenses, family housing, travel for self & family, gratuity and medical benefits. Applications may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org within ten days of this advertisement. Requirements: • The applicant must be a holder of a recognized Graduate / post graduate level degree in the hospitality industry. • A minimum of 15 years practical operational experience, managing safari lodges, out of which 5 years should be as a General Manager. • Ability to manage the operations of an existing company, incorporating new ideas and ways to improve the existing operations. • To prepare and manage budgets, utilize profit and loss reports to control and take corrective action. • To formulate marketing strategies and achieve targets set by the company. Sustain the current good practices and bring in new practices to achieve guest delight. • The candidate should possess excellent communication and management skills, be presentable, and have practical knowledge of computerized systems, attention to details, with excellent organizational skills and follow through. • Good track record with approachable references. • Flexible and able to take on any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the company from time to time. • A competitive salary, commensurate with the experiences and qualifications, will be offered to the successful candidate. Applications may be submitted to email@example.com within ten days of this advertisement. Pilot for Beechcraft Kingair B200/Cessna 208B GENERAL MANAGER- SAFARI LODGE Marasa Africa, a subsidiary of the Madhvani Group Uganda, operates several upscale wildlife lodges in East Africa. (www.marasa.net), we are looking for a highly qualified, experienced and motivated General Manager to manage one of our properties. The position would suit an individual who is looking for growth and a fresh challenge in the fast growing tourism sector in East Africa. The lodge has 50 plus guest rooms, 2 restaurants and bars, swimming pool, health spa, conference facilities and business centre. The Madhvani Group, Uganda the owner of 7 lodges in East Africa (www.marasa.net) is looking for a highly qualified and experienced licensed pilot for its tour operations entity Premier Safaris (www.premiersafaris.com) and for group corporate travel including flying directors and VIPS to various African destinations. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Must hold a valid East African / American C.P.L or A.T.P.L or equivalent foreign license, endorsed with a Beechcraft Kingair B200 / Cessna 208B “Type Rating” and currently flying a similar Type. With the following minimum flight hours: Total Time Multi – Engine Time Preferred age = 4,000 hours Hours on type (B200)/208B = 500 minimum P.I.C Turbine Time = 1,000 hours P.I.C = 1,500 hours P.I.C = 40 to 50 years Knowledge of flying the caravan would be an advantage. The above position carries attractive compensation package and good working atmosphere with excellent savings potential, local living expenses, family housing, travel for self & family, gratuity, medical, etc., Applicants willing to work in East/Central Africa need only apply within 14 days of this advertisement by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Please send copies of logbook entries confirming experience and currency plus copies of valid license(s), indicating current & expected salary with detailed CV. All the applications will be treated in strict confidence. (Proline 21/G1000 -glass cockpit) 45 Job Title: Location: Closing Date: Type of Contract: Reference: Associate Director of Institutional Funding Oxford, Nairobi (UK, Kenya) 20th August 2015 Approximately 2 years if based in UK (Possible subsequent relocation to Nairobi in line with the requirements of the role.) OXFAM-ADIF Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace. Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Job Purpose The Associate Director of Institutional Funding will manage the institutional funding function within the OI secretariat so as to support the confederation to grow Oxfam income and partnerships at global level in order to resource their program strategy. The post holder will be expected to work across the confederation of OI affiliates in achieving the global strategy and be the primary link for institutional fundraising in the confederation’s global fundraising architecture. Key Responsibilities The post-holder will be responsible for the following areas: Change management, Resource mobilization strategies, Functional leadership in the confederation, Team management, Donor account management, Capacity building, Systems development, Learning and development strategies, Investments in resource mobilization, Budget responsibilities: Key competencies • • • • • • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement organizational resource mobilization strategies at scale and plans for measuring effectiveness. Track record of success in developing successful partnerships and proposals with institutional donors. Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing organizational level capacity building initiatives to deliver business improvements. Knowledge or experience of strategic investments on behalf of collective stakeholders in order to deliver financial benefits. Track record of managing teams with responsibility for resource mobilization activities. Track record of experience in external representation at a senior level with bilateral donors, multilateral agencies, and international foundations. Fluency in English required and competence in French and/or Spanish is desirable. How to Apply For more information on how to apply and for a full Job Description please refer to http://www.missiontalent.com/en/positions/OXFAM-ADIF/ Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via email to email@example.com stating OXFAM-ADIF/+your surname in the subject line. Closing date: Interviews: Job title: Salary: August 6th 2015 17:00 BST w/c 17th August Southern Engagement & Influencing Lead, Inequality Campaign One year fixed-term contract (with possibility of extension) Based in: Nairobi (preferred) (subject to being able to establish a contract of employment) Competitive Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty. This post will be part of the OI Secretariat, and Oxfam’s Inequality (Even It Up!) Campaign Team, which operates remotely across the globe. In October 2015, Oxfam launched a new monumental global campaign to end economic inequality. Even It Up is currently active across 30+ countries worldwide, of which over half are in the global south. We are looking for an exceptional senior campaigner to provide crucial leadership and support to the engagement of campaigns teams from the global south in the Even It Up campaign – ensuring momentum, resourcing and alignment between the global to regional and national objectives and strategies, and across Oxfam teams. The successful candidate will contribute significantly to the ongoing power analysis and strategic direction of the campaign, and provide leadership and oversight on key global campaign projects and activities. The successful applicant will have extensive experience with building and implementing dynamic and successful campaigns and advocacy strategies at the global level and in the global south, as well as a strong understanding of principles for successful influencing of political and private sector targets in the global south specifically. S/he will have keen leadership skills, with an ability to lead and navigate complex group dynamics to build collaborative relationships and to lead the development and implementation of large projects. Fluency in English required. French and Spanish fluency would be advantageous to the post holder. If you would like to apply for this job please do so via our website using the following link: http://www.oxfam.org/en/jobs/secretariat Use the references given What do you do when, after you have exhaustively interviewed job candidates, you end up with a list of, say, five candidates who equally fit the one vacancy you have in your company? Quite a dilemma, isn’t it? Nevertheless, don’t get stuck. You still have a very important tool in your hands — the referees given. They are very important in the job selection process. This is the point at which the references presented by the candidates come in handy. Use them to sieve through the candidates. To eliminate and hire the most suitable. For best results, be consistent in your questions to each referee. Typical queries will include those meant to establish how long they have known the candidate, the relationship between them, and the referee’s perception of the candidate’s professional skills and personal attributes. Ask them if they would hire the candidate if they were in your shoes, and why.
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