Building Team Leader

Company Name: African Parks

Company Summary:

Job Description:

Position Title: Building Team Leader
Reports to: Building Supervisor
Location: Kafue National Park
Type of contract: Fixed Contract
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 20 national parks and protected areas in 11 countries covering over 17 million hectares in: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Job Purpose
The Building Team Leader oversees build site operations, reporting to the Building Supervisor. This is an integral link between Management and ground operations. The positions’ responsibility is primarily focused infrastructure development, maintenance and repairs, but is expected to assist in other technical area. A summary of responsibilities is as follows:
Main tasks and responsibilities:

Park Infrastructure Management:

Oversee infrastructure works projects, liaising with building contractors and consultants, and providing logistical support a required
Develops and implements an ongoing preventative management program for all infrastructure

Tools, Equipment and Materials Management

Management of all Tools and Equipment allocated to an exceptionally high standard, that all items are accounted for, maintained and defects reported to the Building Supervisor
Ensures vehicles and motorised equipment allocated to build projects are well maintained and any defects reported to the Building Supervisor
Maintains an extremely high standard of stock control for machinery, equipment and tools
Assist in the development of BOQs, Tools and Equipment needs for build site optimisation
Maintains a reasonable stock of materials and spares tools, avoiding over acquisition
Provides asset management support to KNP Departments, Partners and Stakeholders as and when required, and as per pre-agreed KNP contracts

Staff Management and Supervision

Day to day management of staff under his/her supervision, setting tasks and overseeing these, ensuring exemplary work standards, maintain staff discipline through the company’s code of conduct and conditions of service, and overseeing general staff related administration
Identifying training needs and implementing in house training
Works Contractors related to all of the above functions

Implementation of day to day maintenance, operational tasks and special projects as determined by management
Overseeing all building operations in the absence of the Building Manager, as delegated

Minimum requirements, capabilities, competencies and experience needed for the job

Three years of demonstrable building supervisory experience across all technical areas
A strong leader, who can persevere, with excellent people management skills and an ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
Exceptional knowledge of building management and maintenance with a specific focus on electrical, plumbing and carpentry
Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage several tasks at one time
Thrive under pressure and can work towards strict deadlines
A disciplined character, willing to work long hours in a remote environment, with limited resources
Ability to problem solve, make do with what one has to solve often complicated problems
Excellent communication skills with fluency English (written and spoken)
Good team player and experience in managing teams

Greater Kafue Landscape Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants for this position must have a clean record and traceable references. Candidates must include a day time contact number.
Interested and qualified candidates must submit their CV with a covering letter describing their suitability for the role. All applicants must include at least 2 contactable references, along with certified copies of NRC and relevant Qualifications.
Application must be submitted to the Regional Human Resources Manager, by email to [email protected]org by 28 August 2022.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. GKLL reserves the right not to employ.

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