First African Gold Job Vacancies For Country Manager

Posted on :

26 Mar, 2012

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana, Management Jobs in Ghana

First African Gold is a well funded, privately equity financed mineral exploration and development Company. The Company’s focus is in West and Central Africa. As a part of its portfolio development First African has secured three highly prospective gold permits in Ghana covering over 400sq km. More information on the Company can be found on its website:

Job Description

The Company is looking to appoint a Country Manager who will have the responsibility for managing the Company’s agressive exploration programmes.

Reporting to the CEO of First African Gold in London, the focus of the role will be to operate as the most senior in-country exploration representative. This includes tasks listed below:

  • Develop and execute the in-country exploration strategy
  • Manage the Company’s Ghana exploration activities
  • Be responsible for project generation
  • Manage a geological and administrative team, manage budgets
  • Technical and statutory reporting
  • Manage Joint Venture partners
  • Identify business development opportunities in the region


  • Identifying and developing business opportunities by means of exploration, operational support, and acquisitions
  • Responsible for approved exploration programs in support of First African Gold’s growth initiatives in Ghana
  • Working with the Senior Management Group in Exploration to ensure alignment, co-ordination and integration of strategies and programs
  • Managing the approved country exploration programs for First African subsidiaries and communicating progress and results
  • Utilizing joint ventures to spread risk, share costs, increasing the level of focused activity and providing greater access to potentially successful projects
  • Negotiating and executing various agreements and contracts on behalf of First African subsidiaries according to approved authorization levels
  • Adhering to Corporate Governance Guidelines
  • Promoting effective communication and relations with local government agencies, indigenous groups, local communities, and peer companies, as required
  • Monitoring key competitor activity, establish First African as a preferred partner,
  • Effectively managing employees to produce results in a style that fosters high ethical standards, high morale, team building, and the promotion of entrepreneurial and creative behaviours
  • Providing leadership and managerial support to the exploration team and various field offices


Required Skills or Experience



  • A university degree in Geology, preferably a post graduate degree
  • Professional Geologist for purposes of N143-101
  • Minimum of 10-12 years experience in an exploration/mining environment
  • Extensive technical experience and expertise in gold deposits and their exploration methodology
  • Business and management experience are required
  • Knowledgeable on agreement structures and terms
  • Good negotiation and deal making skills
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Creative and innovative financial acumen
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication
  • Ability to communicate complex problems clearly – both written and orally


How To Apply

Electronic Applications should be submitted on or before Monday, April 2nd, 2012 to: [email protected]

Closing date: 02 Apr, 2012

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