Head of Operations

Location:Kenya
Education:Master's Degree
Employment:Full Time
Contact person:Bogdan Kyrychenko

One of the leading and fastest-growing finance companies in Africa is looking for a Head of Operations. Our client provides micro loans for local people and has rapid expansion plans to become the African leader among microfinance organizations. They are currently represented in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and will establish offices in a number of African, Asian and Latin American countries within the year. The Head of Operations will work closely with a Kenya-based management team already relocated from Europe and will be responsible for Kenyan branch operations. You will be based at a beautiful port city on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master degree
  • MBA degree would be an advantage
  • А minimum of 3 years of managing experience working as a Project Manager/Senior Manager/Director of division/COO/CEO
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Experience in managing and growing large teams
  • Experience building businesses in a changing environment
  • Experience working on emerging markets
  • Employment contracts will be signed for 3 years at least
Responsibilities:
  • You will be managing and controlling the organisation’s operations with multiple departments and hundreds of employees
  • You will be responsible for creating new procedures and new policies following company culture and vision
  • You will be reporting directly to the CEO of the company
  • You will be expecting to use data to make decisions
  • You need to immerse inside every business unit to understand all the processes and drive the company knowing how your decisions will influence the company development
  • You would need to set plans and goals for the team and help them to achieve them
  • You will be working with a Kenya-based management team already relocated from Europe
  • You will be traveling up to 25% of the time
Company offers:
  • Competitive salary
  • Apartment with ocean view
  • Health insurance
  • Car allowance
  • 21 days off/year + national holidays
  • 1 free flight home per year
  • 2-3 months of induction training