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Project Manager

Application Deadline: 5 December 2018

How to apply: Email shamim@staffableafrica.com with your CV/resume, brief cover letter or e-mail introducing yourself with the subject line: Project Manager

Location: Bangui, Central African Republic

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

About the Company

Aptech Africa Ltd. is Africa’s Solar Energy and Water Pump Specialist. It has offices located in South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Central African Republic. Aptech Africa was founded in 2006 as a distribution and installation company for some of the most reputable brands from Europe and the US. It developed a reputation for distributing high quality products and providing exceptional installation services which allowed it to expand to multiple countries. Aptech Africa continues to grow because it has distinguished itself from other solar companies due to its ability to provide outstanding service, warranty, and competitive pricing.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.

  • Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.

  • Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.

  • Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals.

  • Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Seek out corporate social responsibility opportunities and develop ways to give back to the community.

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.

  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends and strategic planning with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.

  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.

  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.

  • Supervising project progress and monitoring and evaluating projects.

  • Develops strategic plan by studying technological and financial opportunities; presenting assumptions; recommending objectives.

  • Accomplishes subsidiary objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; making mid-course corrections.

  • Coordinates efforts by establishing procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices; coordinating actions with corporate staff.

  • Builds company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices.

  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

Your Profile

  • English fluency

  • Conversational French

  • Pays close attention to details

  • Works well with diverse, multicultural and multilingual teams and clients

  • Composed in high-stress settings

  • Follows up consistently on details

  • Goal-oriented productivity

  • Responsible for a wide range of tasks

  • Strong communication skills

  • Highly organized

  • Strong sense of integrity and ethics

  • Creative, on-the-spot problem solving

  • Passionate about affordable solar solutions