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15 Aug 2022

Building Supervisor at African Parks Zambia

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Job Description

Position Title: Building Supervisor

Reports to: Building Manager

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 Supervisor is a key member of the Kafue National Park (KNP) team, playing an integral role as a link between Management, Team Leaders and on the ground operations. The positions’ responsibility primarily focuses on immovable asset development, maintenance and repairs, but is expected to assist in other technical area. A summary of responsibilities is as follows:

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  1. Park Infrastructure Management:
    1. The management and maintenance of all building facilities
    2. The management and maintenance of radio towers and associated infrastructure
    3. The management and maintenance of the airstrips and aircraft hangar
    4. Oversee infrastructure works projects, liaising with building contractors and consultants, and providing logistical support a required
    5. Develops and implements an ongoing preventative management program for all infrastructure
  2. Workshop Stores – Infrastructure
    1. Maintains an extremely high standard of stock control for machinery, equipment and tools
    2. Assist in the procurement of stock and materials, attempting to acquire the best products for the best price
    3. Maintains a reasonable stock of spares tools, avoiding over acquisition
    4. Manages the workshop store stock with a strict appreciation for financial control
  3. Asset Management: Other
    1. Ensures vehicles and motorised equipment allocated to build projects are well maintained and any defects reported to the Workshop Manager
    2. Assists the workshop when required in the maintenance of vehicles, boats, machinery, tools and equipment
    3. Provides asset management support to KNP Departments, Partners and Stakeholders as and when required, and as per pre-agreed KNP contracts
  4. Staff Management and Supervision
    1. 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
    2. Liaison with Human Resources to ensure all staff details and documentation is complete and up to date.
    3. Identifying training needs and implementing in house training
    4. Works Contractors related to all of the above functions
  5. Implementation of day to day maintenance, operational tasks and special projects as determined by management
  6. 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 management experience across all technical areas – a formal qualification will be an added advantage
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to manage several tasks at one time
  • Exceptional knowledge of building management and maintenance
  • 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
  • A strong leader, who can persevere, with excellent people management skills and an ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Fluent English (written and spoken)
  • Good computer and report writing skills will be an added advantage
  • Good team player and experience in managing teams

African Parks Zambia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants for this position must have a clean record and traceable referencesCandidates must include a day time contact number.

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Method of Application

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] by 28 August 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. GKLL reserves the right not to employ.


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