Multiple Positions

  • Full Time
  • Mumbwa, Zambia
  • Salary: -
  • October 30, 2020

Website Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission

MUMBWA FARMERS GINNING AND PRESSING COMPANY LIMITED

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Mumbwa Farmers Ginning & Pressing Company (MFGPCo) is an indigenously owned cotton ginning company that was established in 2013. The Ginnery has received funding from the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) to facilitate cotton purchase, processing and marketing operations as well as corporate administration. The Company now invites suitably qualified applicants for the underlisted positions for the Mumbwa Farmers Ginning & Pressing Company (MFGPCo) to be based in Mumbwa:

1. GENERAL MANAGER (1 POSITION)

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the Company, the General Manager will take the lead in formulating, reviewing and effectively implementing Mumbwa Farmers Cotton Ginning and Pressing Company (MFGPCo)’s Business Plan, setting its strategic and annual targets and work to maximize profitability, ensure plant availability, as well as efficient and high levels of productivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure a safe work environment by implementing and enforcing company health and safety policy and standards;
  • Ensuring machine and plant availability for production;
  • Carrying out periodic maintenance program;
  • Preparation of ginnery budget and timely requisition of spares;
  • Monitoring all plant support equipment to ensure it is in good working order;
  • Planning for modifications of the plant to enhance efficiency;
  • Monitoring and receiving all production reports for the plant;
  • Application for all regulatory licenses to ensure legal compliance;
  • General staff planning to ensure optimum staff level all the times; and
  • Daily management to ensure targets are met.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Grade Twelve (12) Certificate
  • Grade 12 Certificate with Credit in English
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Production Management
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is an added advantage
  • Not less than three years in a Processing/Production industry at Management level
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in Cotton Ginning
  • Experience in work scheduling, people management
  • Knowledge in marketing of cotton ginnery products (Lint and fuzz seed)
  • Experience in small scale farmer cotton supply management
  • High attention to details with good problem solving skills
  • Good customer care and people management skills
  • Self-starter and able to work with diverse teams and initiatives
  • Good communication, computer and technical report writing skills
  • Excellent mechanical/electrical/ production diagnosis and maintenance planning skills
  • High conscious of occupational health and safety

2. ACCOUNTANT (1 Position)

Reporting to the General Manager, the Accountant will be responsible for the application of general accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare Company accounts and financial statements in lie with International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Prepare the Project payroll
  • Check all transaction requests to ensure accuracy and compliance to policy and procedures
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of the Company budget
  • Prepare bank reconciliation on monthly basis
  • Preparation of variance analysis on a monthly basis
  • Maintain an asset register for the Company
  • Prepare tax payments in compliance with tax regulations
  • Maintain accounts payables and ensure that all supplier invoices are captured and up to date
  • Maintain accounts receivables and ensuring that all staff and other operational receivables are captured on time and are up to date
  • Ensure that all outstanding imprest are fully retired
  • Ensure that all back up documentation are properly and systematically filed to facilitate quick and proper transaction referencing;
  • Prepare weekly petty cash count reports
  • Adequately facilitate internal and external audits and other financial reviews of the Company as may be from time to time required;
  • Report and analyse all problems experienced with the Company accounts, so that remedial actions can promptly be taken; and
  • Provide input into reports prepared by other consultants and stakeholders as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Fully qualified Accountant holding qualifications such as CA Zambia, ACCA, or CIMA
  • Must be a member of ZICA
  • Proficiency in Pastel Evolution
  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience

3. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (1 Position)

Reporting to the General Manager, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the provision of administrative support to the Company.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide administrative support in the management of the Company office;
  • Coordinate all incoming and outgoing correspondence
  • Maintain a register of all queries and responses submitted to the Company office
  • Maintain hardcopy and electronic office filing system
  • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing
  • Support Company staff in assigned project work
  • Set up and co-ordinate meetings and conferences
  • Meet, receive and attend to clients and visitors
  • Arrange for accommodation and transport for staff and visitors
  • Maintain office inventory
  • Ensure backup documents are properly and systematically filed
  • Ensure cleanliness and high standards of hygiene of office and maintenance of office equipment
  • Support the preparation of unit monthly and quarterly work plan and budgets
  • Provide administrative support in the management of the Company office;
  • Undertake highly, effective and detailed communication with the General Manager;
  • Report and analyse problems experienced with the administrative support of the Company office, so that remedial actions can promptly be taken;

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Diploma in Business Administration, Management Studies or any related field
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • At least 2 years’ relevant work experience

All applications in writing should be accompanied by up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and supporting documents (Note: do not send originals) with the names and addresses of three referees, one of which should be the last or current employer. The applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope indicating the position being applied for.

Applications should be submitted by 30 October, 2020 to the address below:

The Board Chairperson
Mumbwa Farmers Cotton Ginning and Pressing Company
C/o Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission
Plot 6457, Los Angeles Boulevard
LongAcres
P.O Box 35068
LUSAKA