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Country Manager - Egypt

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Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

About this Role and YouTo lead and manage the CWGC’s operational commitment in Egypt, implementing organisational policy, including that relating to the application of approved working practices, health and safety, environmental standards, and policies relating to corporate objectives. In doing so, to ensure the dignity of the cemeteries and memorials are maintained and public safety is ensured.The key responsibilities and accountabilities for this role as follows:Accountable for the effective operational management in Egypt and compliance with Commission standards and environmental best practice. Actively support the implementation of the Area Business Plan.Day to day leadership of the horticultural staff, ensuring that the standards of maintenance specified by the Commission are met as efficiently and economically as possible.Organise, plan and control the horticultural and caretaking work of the gardening staff, leading the gardening teams in the day-to-day work to be carried out.Maintain accurate cemetery technical data and plans.Support the Regional Manager of North Africa in organising, supervising, and carrying out horticultural maintenance, and administration including HR, Finance and External Communications.Provide Area Office with details on changes to local legislation, conditions of employment, pay data.Liaise with Clearing Agents and authorities to obtain documents/permits for the clearance of equipment and supplies through customs and the distribution to other sites as required. Ensure Health and Safety practices comply with Commission standards. Champion health and safety procedures and complete all necessary documentation. Uphold environmental policies.Ensure that all work practices are risk assessed, COSHH assessments are in place and LOLER and PUWER checks are made at defined intervals with guidance from AAA Ops/Regional Manager.Promote staff understanding and compliance with Global H&S Standards. Work to implement ISO 45001 for Health & Safety Management. Collate and provide information as required of the Area Health & Safety Action Plan.Promote safe use of horticultural equipment; record accidents, near misses and take appropriate action to effectively manage risk. Accountable for ensuring staff and contractors are managed to ensure operational objectives and standards are achieved and maintained, whilst demonstrating value for money. Encourage high levels of staff performance. Identify training needs and ensure the required training is delivered.Carry out staff training as required in all aspects of the work. Undertake the practical implementation of organisational policy, including approved working practices.Maintain discipline and complete accurate records. Escalate issues to line management as necessary. Instigate disciplinary action when required, dealing with minor infringements of policy, investigating and referring more serious matters to Regional Manager, and AAA HR Business Unit. Administer routine Human Resource functions: induction, training, absence management, disciplinary action, informing AAA HR Business Unit of any issues including changes to local labour and/or payroll legislation. Represent the Commission’s interests in Egypt. Support the Regional Manager with preparations for high profile visits and ensure the Commission is recognised and represented in the preparation of ceremonial events.Represent the Commission at meetings and outside events as required. Liaise with diplomatic missions and advise organisers of commemorative events. Demonstrate a flexible approach to working hours if required.Welcome and accompany VIP visitors as necessary. Finance and Risk Management. Maintain effective working relationship with local bank/client manager, to ensure efficient financial/local banking process and procedures.Submit monthly accounts, together with progress reports and funding requests.Proactively highlight country risks to the Regional and Area management team and manage accordingly at country level. Team Performance. Manage the performance, development and standards of behaviour.Co-ordinates and works co-operatively with the Technical Hort Manager and Technical Works Managers and their teams to ensure standards are achieved and maintainedIdentify staff training needs and highlight any skills gaps.Deliver training to maintain and improve the staff skills base.Conduct regular team meetings to update staff on all aspects of operations. Job Functional Knowledge. A significantly experienced manager with the ability (typically following attainment of a university degree), to understand and apply procedures within their own discipline; whilst also demonstrating a broader basic knowledge of this requirement in other disciplines.Have a sound working knowledge of the Commission’s maintenance standards, and methods of work. Operational Acumen and Expertise. Demonstrates an ability to understand the country/team operation and how it relates to, and interacts with, others within the Region and Area. Leadership. Responsible for providing training and performance coaching to team members, overseeing the country/cemetery work in progress, and contributing to employee pay decisions/changes. Problem Solving. Demonstrates an ability to make judgements based on experience and practice. Evaluating and selecting from appropriate options in circumstances not foreseen. Nature of Impact. Impact on CWGC objectives through his/her influence in decisions and a shared responsibility for the end results; whilst some accountability is placed on financial or resource planning. Area of Impact. Own work reflects the performance and effectiveness of the country/cemetery teams. Direct impact on NA Region but with wide-ranging visibility and impact across AAA. Interpersonal Skills. Demonstrates comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills required in the exchange of complex information (i.e. sensitive information; information that may need to be translated to team members) to both own team and external stakeholders. Education, Knowledge and Experience. Ideally, a recognised professional horticultural qualification is required but a formal qualification in civil engineering or business management (or similar) can be substituted if the candidate fulfils the other criteria.At least three years’ demonstrable experience in a management role, related to one of the professional qualifications.Strong budget planning and management skills – clear experience of managing a budget effectively.Good command of written and spoken English language, in addition to high level of literacy in their first language.A good working knowledge of Health and Safety Systems and their practical application.Knowledge of CWGC organisational policies, horticultural and works standards and practices.Good Project Management skills.Highly competent in Excel and general IT skills.Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy.Proven reliability, honesty and integrity.Experience of working in horticulture, is highly desirable. Skills and Abilities. Leadership - Provide hands-on instruction and direction to head gardeners and teams.Communication - Develop productive relationships with staff, local officials, outside agencies and dignitaries at all levels to ensure the smooth running of the region. The ability to take dignitaries for cemetery tours tailored to their interests.Personal Effectiveness - Organise own work to meet deadlines set by the Area Management Team. Willing to accept increased responsibility, for the interests of the Commission.Planning and Organisational Skills - able to prioritise allocation of resources to successfully execute agreed work programmes. Can work flexibly and uses resources wisely and economically.Service Delivery - Excellent administrative, numerical and IT skills and promulgates sound H&S practices, providing the service required by the public and Area Office.Resource Management - Work within a budget, and provide accurate reporting, tracking and management of country finances. Negotiate effectively with local suppliers to ensure best value for the Commission.Application of Specialist Expertise - Use knowledge effectively to take forward the Commission’s Corporate Objectives. Keen and open to developing new skills by taking part in training and development but should know where to seek specialist advice when required.Management Skills - Monitor standards and conduct, provide coaching and assistance to motivate staff to give their best. Deal effectively with poor performance. A good team worker who recognises the contributions made by others and will not tolerate and unacceptable behaviour.Pursue continuous professional development. An alignment and adherence to the Commission’s Values: RESPECT, EXCELLENCE, TEAMWORK, COMMUNICATION, PROFESSIONALISM and COMMITMENT.Health and Safety responsibility for self and line management responsibility