Chief Operations Officer

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • The experienced and professional Chief Operations Officer will be working for an international company, with expertise within the Mining, Oil and Gas sectors as well as Environmental. The focus area will be West Central and East Africa where the successful incumbent will be required to speak English and French.


  • Company: International Mining & Environmental
  • Location: Africa
  • Date Posted: 29/04/2022
  • Industry: Mining, Oil & Gas & Environmental
  • Nationality: OPEN
  • Salary: To be discussed
  • Qualifications: Post graduate degree in Environmental, Scientific, Engineering or Social Science fields; Post graduate degree in Environmental Management (beneficial).

Job Description

  • Day to day execution and implementation of operational directives in the Central, East and West Africa Region.
  • Provide senior technical advice to our clients, ensuring projects are delivered to scope.
  • Provide leadership and strategic management of business operations.
  • Drives the organisation's strategy to ensure effective implementation thereof. Translates the strategic objectives into actions and executable plans.
  • Monitor and direct members of the leadership team to deliver and achieve optimally.
  • Put adequate operational systems and controls in place.
  • Ensure company operations comply with financial, business, legal, regulatory and risk management objectives.
  • Source new clients and growing offices as well as opening new offices in Central, East and West Africa.
  • Ensure proper adherence to Health and Safety legislation.
  • Ensure that work flow from existing clients is maintained and grown.
  • Provide regular feedback on all operations and projects within the region.
  • Act as a key account manager for designated clients through regular meetings, networking, project attainment and fulfilling a project sponsor role.
  • In collaboration with the rest of the senior management and appropriate stakeholders, formulate and implement the organisation’s strategy and objectives. This includes identifying issues that must be addressed in order to realise the future vision and sets short, medium and long-term objectives and strategies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Fluent in French & English
  • Post graduate degree in Environmental, Scientific, Engineering or Social Science fields.
  • Post graduate degree in Environmental Management (beneficial).
  • 10 - 15 years’ experience in management.
  • Project Management Certificate.
  • Business or Financial post graduate qualification (beneficial).
  • Management Development Programme (MDP) or similar Diploma essential.
  • 15 – 20 years in related scientific field.
  • 15- 20 years in an environmental consulting role (beneficial).
  • At least ten years exposure to the mining and mineral resources industry.
  • Proven business management experience at an executive or senior level.

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