Massive Recruitment by AFEX Ltd

AFEX, a Lonrho company, provides camp construction, catering, management and logistics support to the Oil and Gas, Mining, UN and NGO sectors, in some of the most remote corners of Africa.  

With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, AFEX provides international standard service delivery, combined with 30 years of regional operational experience. 

The AFEX Team is dedicated to ensuring clients have peace of mind that their projects will run on schedule and to budget, with their personnel being cared for to a high international standard.  

AFEX wishes to recruit competent, innovative and self-driven persons to fill the following positions to be based in South Sudan.  The project will run for 6 months with a possibility of extension.  

Upon extension, the candidate may be considered for permanent employment. 

Senior Electrical Engineer
 
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for execution of the design, delivery and construction of a variety of Company projects from start to finish. 

Organise and oversee the team and ensure the project is completed in a safe, timely and efficient manner.

The successful candidate must be able to design, develop and maintain electrical control systems to British and European specifications, ensuring quality, reliability and safety.  

The job will necessitate time spent working in remote and logistically challenging locations.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • Degree in Electrical engineering
  • 10 years proven experience as Electrical Engineer
  • Fully conversant with UK BS 7671: 2008 17th edition IEE wiring regulations
  • City & Guilds 2391-20 level 3: Certification of Electrical Installation (Design, Erection and Verification of Electrical Installations) (or equivalent)
  • City & Guilds 2330 level 3 (or equivalent)
  • Fully conversant with the Application of Health and Safety and Electrical Principles
  • Fully conversant in International Quality, Health, and Safety (QHSE) Standards
  • Excellent AutoCAD skills, specializing in electrical design, both schematic and engineering
  • Previous experience (or fast learner) with bespoke electrical design software
  • Ability to coordinate a team of professionals at all levels to achieve the best results
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience in load calculations, cable sizing and power distribution design
  • Demonstrate competency in single and three phase electrical installations
  • Ability to specify, install, and commission three phase synchronized generator power plants
  • Ability to work effectively in a team based, multi-cultural environment
  • Capacity to deliver timely results, under pressure, with minimum supervision
  • Ability to solve problems, priorities and show good communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Preferable
  • AFEX is passionate about developing the next generation of electrical engineers and would also see an important part of the role being the transfer of knowledge and skills toward the development of staff. As such a demonstrable commitment in this regard would be advantageous.
  • AFEX is also committed to minimizing the environmental impact of all its operations. The candidate will be expected to strive towards this goal in all stages, from design to execution. 
  • Experience in the field of renewable energy is desirable.


Civil Engineer
 
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and supervision of the delivery of all civil and related works pertaining to the construction of a mobile containerised camp from start to finish. 

Organize and oversee the civils team and ensure the project is completed in a timely and efficient manner without exceeding budget.  

The job will necessitate time spent working in remote and logistically challenging locations.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • BS/MA in Civil Engineering
  • 10 years proven experience as civil engineer
  • Well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent knowledge of design software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D or similar
  • Proficiency in site layout, grading, utility design, erosion control, regulatory approvals etc.
  • Experienced user of site surveying tools including theodolite and total station.
  • Project management and supervision skills
  • Analytical mind and great organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under time pressure. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • License of professional engineer
  • Fully conversant in International Quality, Health, and Safety (QHSE) Standards
  • Strong leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English


Project Manager
 
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and supervision of the delivery and construction of a mobile containerised camp from start to finish. 

Organize and oversee the team and ensure the project is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • BSc/BA in engineering, building science or relevant field
  • 10 years proven experience as construction project manager
  • Well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results.
  • In-depth understanding of construction procedures; material, logistical, & project management principles
  • Be naturally confident, polite, respectful and diplomatic when dealing with the community; government officials; and the client. You will ensure all subcontractors follow the same ethos.
  • The job will necessitate time spent working in remote and logistically challenging locations.
  • Fully conversant in International Quality, Health, and Safety (QHSE) Standards
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent knowledge with construction/ project management software including MS Project
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
Preferable
  • Experience in project managing remote camp construction, ideally in East Africa
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


Purchasing Manager
 
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible the entire purchasing of the project, manage all AFEX supplier contracts, and oversee procurement, in accordance with AFEX Policies and SOPs. 

Work hand in hand with QHSE to build and maintain an affordable standard of quality in the supply chain that is above the market standard and acceptable to our clients.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • A Degree in Purchasing or relevant field
  • 5 years performing a similar role.
  • Professional qualifications in Supply Chain Management will be an added advantage.
  • International experience with good knowledge of regional market will be an added advantage
  • In-depth understanding procurement, logistical and supply chain management procedures
  • Fully conversant in International Quality, Health, and Safety (QHSE) Standards
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership skills & organizational skills
  • Good financial knowledge
  • Excellent negotiation and analytical skills        
  • High integrity


Logistics Manager
 
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall supply chain management, organizing and monitoring the storage and distribution of goods. 

Plan, direct, and coordinate warehousing, distribution and manage logistics personnel, logistics systems and direct daily operations.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • A degree in Logistics or Supply Chain or relevant field
  • 5 years’ experience as a logistics manager
  • Professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Record of successful distribution and logistics management.
  • A logical and systematic approach to work.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and manage staff
  • Proficient in MS Office and standard logistics software
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as think laterally and offer creative solutions.
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Negotiation and analytical skills        
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Willingness to travel frequently


Purchasing Assistant
 
Job Summary: The successful candidate will assist in procurement of all commodities required for the project and management of supplier contracts in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • Bachelor's Degree in procurement, supply chain or relevant field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in supervisory role
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to function in a high- pressure environment
  • Integrity and sound ethical value
Human Resources Manager

Job Summary: 
The successful candidate will be responsible for management of the front-line HR Team to deliver effective, efficient and legally compliant recruitment and human resource service across South Sudan which meets the needs of the organization.  

Support and assist the Head of Human Resource to maintain, update and deliver the objectives of the Human Resources Strategy.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • BSc in HR /BA in Human Resource Management
  • HR Credentials (e.g. Member and Certification from IHRM)
  • 5 years’ experience managing a HR team
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of current South Sudan employment legislation
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Strong ethics and reliability
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and human resources management skills
Human Resources Officer
 
Job Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for recruitment, support and develop talent through implementation of policies and SOPs.  

Responsible for administrative tasks and contribute by making the company a better place to work.  Help to achieve the HR goals and strategy by working closely with the HR team. 

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
  • A diploma or a degree in Human Resources
  • HR Credentials (e.g. Member and Certification from IHRM)
  • 3 years’ experience working in a HR department
  • Proven experience as HR Officer, administrator or other HR position.
  • Knowledge of HR functions (pay and benefits, recruitment, training & development etc.)
  • Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Experience in managing simultaneous recruitment campaigns
  • Good organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team based, multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work in, and adapt, to a rapidly changing environment
How to Apply

Applicants meeting the above requirements should send their applications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full details of their qualifications, experience and full contact address including day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and contact details of three referees by Friday, 16th June 2017 tocareers@afexgroup.com.

NB:  Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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