Sierra Leone , Freetown

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Construction, Facility Services
  • Field of Expertise: Project Management
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Apr 29, 2022
  • Vacancy closing date: Jun 13, 202


  • We are seeking an experienced General Manager on site in Sierra Leone in our gated community, who represents the company and manages our residential and commercial properties.Your Tasks
    As a General Manager, you will manage a team of more than 20 employees and serve as an all-around real estate professional for our three properties in Freetown. The focus will be on managing the existing properties and expanding the business by building additional properties:

    Property Management
    – Represent the company locally and take full responsibility for all communication with the tenants
    – Oversee and manage the real estate income and expenses with the goal of improving profitability
    – Proactively monitor and negotiate all rental contracts. Key will be to ensure a high utilization of the rental space

    Facility Management
    – Act as facility manager by constantly reviewing the quality and necessary renovation needs of the properties
    – Prepare renovation plans including the required expenditures for maintenance & repair
    – Supervise maintenance personnel and contractors; conduct renovation work without support wherever possible
    – Oversee and maintain solar hybrid plant, water source and gardening

    Project / Construction Management
    – Evaluate business opportunities for an optimized use of the current company assets (1 commercial, 2 residential)
    – Provide detailed project and cost plans for all refurbishment and new construction initiatives
    – Lead and oversee all construction projects of the company’s properties, including the organization and sourcing of construction
    material abroad

    Requirements & qualifications
    – More than 5 years of international experience in developing countries, including min. 3 years of professional experience in an
    African country (preferably West Africa, Sierra Leone)
    – Extensive knowledge in construction management – preferably in a professional business environment (e.g. as an architect, a
    construction manager or a landscaper). Alternatively, proven construction experience through multiple private home remodeling
    projects (DIY).
    – Strong ability in project management, from scheduling and sourcing vendors and raw materials to organizing and supervising local
    workers on site
    – Good leadership and communication skills that allows to work with people from different cultures
    – Strong hands-on approach with result orientation, willingness to find solutions in a challenging environment
    – Fluent in English – both in writing and speaking. German advantageous
    – Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel & Word) and good affinity for IT
    – Act with integrity and high degree of self-motivation

    Your benefits
    – Working in an upcoming African country with the opportunity to build a self-reliant and supporting living community
    – Leading several projects in construction, building new houses, reconstruction of commercial plots and infrastructure
    – Making something good even better, continue building a green and consistent habitat
    – Possibility to live in the most beautiful and reliable compound in Freetown with reliable energy and own water source


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  • Location Genève
  • Full Address 8, rue des voisins 1205 Genève
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