Industrial Park: start-up and operations in West Africa
August 7, 2007 11:33 AM

A group of companies I am working with in Ghana is looking for some people with "outside perspective" to fill three key leadership positions. The group is small but growing rapidly, so each position carries large amounts of responsibility. This is not only a great opportunity to have large amounts of responsibility in a growing organization, it is a chance to live and work in West Africa for a while. Applications can be sent through me directly to the board of directors.

IPG is primarily involved in the provision of industrial space and utilities including electricity, water and allied services. IPG recognizes the need for high quality, affordable and secure industrial space with great and constant access:
• electricity & water supply
• roads and port facilities
• office space and IT services
• sewage and waste management services
IPG is currently building a 15 acre industrial and office park in Kpone, Ghana. IPG intends to build 3 more similarly sized industrial parks in the Greater Accra and Eastern Region within a 50 mile radius from the major seaport of Tema over the next 5 years.

The responsibilities for IPG will include:
  • overseeing the construction of the Kpone complex, particularly on the safe, reliable development of electrical, water & sewage services.
  • meeting with potential customers (both foreign and local) and cultivating them
  • developing engineering solutions and working with procurement personnel to satisfy our clients' needs better

    Job Length
    The position is available starting in September 2007. You are expected to commit between 12 and 24 months.

    A fact-based thinker with stand-out problem solving skills. Candidates should possess strong quantitative and analytical skills, ability to work in a self-directed fashion within a team-oriented structure, strong work ethic, and professional maturity. Candidates must also demonstrate strong leadership qualities and the ability to perform in an entrepreneurial environment. A typical candidate will have:
  • recent masters' graduate or an undergraduate with some work experience, preferably in electrical engineering or a related field
  • able to write and speak English (fluency in Mandarin or Spanish is a plus)
  • some experience living or working in a developing country (negotiable)

  • payscale: US$1500-2000/mo plus 2BR apt and utilities, use of company car, full medical coverage
    job type: full-time
    posted by whatzit to Business/Mgmt

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