Job Opportunity

Operations Director

Jinja, Uganda
Amazima Ministries is seeking an Operations Director to strategically lead and give oversight to all Amazima Maintenance, Kitchen, Security, Transportation, and Project/Construction activities and personnel.

The Operations Director is a full-time position that reports to the Country Director. This position is responsible for the strategic direction of the Operations Department and the oversight of all Amazima Maintenance, Kitchen, Security, Transportation, and Project/Construction activities and personnel. It is a pivotal role requiring diversity in high-level management skill and professional expertise that corresponds with a wide range of responsibilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Direct and oversee Operations leaders and staff across all sites to ensure motivation, expertise, and effectiveness in meeting objectives
  • Formulate annual operations budget and asset growth strategy
  • Control the Operations and Construction budgets and oversee purchasing/expenditure
  • Research/innovate and implement better business practices and tools
  • Perform regular strategic planning, goal-setting, and future projection for Operations
  • Develop and implement operational policies and procedures to ensure safe and healthy working environments
  • Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and metrics
  • Oversee the implementation and management of organizational systems and processes, continually evaluating their effectiveness and seeking optimization
  • Maintain good working relationships with all other Directors to ensure effective coordination of organizational activities in support of the Ministry vision and mission
  • Collaborate with leadership to build an environment of collective responsibility and accountability
  • Act as an adviser on operational functionality and capability to support organizational ventures
  • Liaise with Country Director and direct reports to make operational decisions
  • Ensure that all Amazima operational activity is legal and in compliance with the laws and regulations of Uganda
  • Act as a liaison/representative and maintain good relations with external partners, officials, vendors, and the community
  • Ensure the continuing professional development and training of Operations leaders and staff
  • Oversee the Construction Manager and ensure the effective completion of new Amazima construction projects
  • Provide administrative reporting and distribute communication/information as required by the Country Director
  • Research new projects/ventures/acquisitions and provide proposals, estimates, and implications to the Country director as assigned
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Country Director

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Evidence of being a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ, indicated by an attitude and lifestyle of both godliness and living for others
  • Proven record of the highest level of integrity
  • Knowledge and skill in varied operational functions and business principles, including process management, supply chain, finance, construction and facilities management, customer service, and employee management
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance metrics
  • Experience with budget and strategic plan development
  • Proven ability to be innovative in problem solving
  • Ability to work and make decisions in a high pressure environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including electronically
  • Technological proficiency, including relevant software and applications
  • Ability to read and comprehend design/construction drawings (blueprints)
  • Good public relations, interpersonal, and negotiating skills
  • Excellent and demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • Relevant professional work experience, including managing people and teams: Desired minimum = 5 years
  • Successful completion of a Master of Science Degree program in Operations Management, Engineering, Industrial Management, Supply Chain Management, or any related program

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