Ranch Operations Manager (Laikipia).

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Our Client, a Ranch in Laikipia County seeks to fill the position for Operations Manager.

Location: Laikipia.

Reports to: Executive Director.


Maintenance & Logistics

  • To supervise and oversee a fleet of vehicles, machinery, water pumps and solar systems, ensure regular scheduled service, maintenance and replacement where necessary.
  • To supervise and plan the operations of the main workshops.
  • To repair or replace certain prioritized equipment and infrastructure decided upon monthly based on budgetary allocations.
  • To improve the control and efficiency of all vehicles and machinery
  • To put in place efficient operational systems for purchase, storage and usage of spare parts.
  • Control of fuel expenditure.
  • To establish a dynamic stores system to ensure control and accurate accountability.
  • To oversee Procurement Process and ensure value for money for purchases made.
  • Clearing of Firebreaks and execution of a Fire Management Plan.
  • To oversee maintenance of the tourism facilities on the ranch.


  • To supervise all drivers of vehicles, motorbikes, tractors, bulldozer and put in place weekly transport logistics schedules which serve the needs of the ranch whilst economizing on fuel.

Infrastructure Projects

  • Plan, supervise and maintain all infrastructures within the ranch including buildings, water supplies, power supplies, roads and firebreaks.
  • Monitor Construction and maintenance of the fence.

Human Resources

The Manager will be responsible for Supervision of the following personnel:

  • HR.
  • Drivers, Mechanics and Mechanics Assistants.
  • Skilled artisans: Plumbers, Electricians, Fabricators etc.
  • Fencers and Casual labourers.
  • Procurement Officer and Store Keeper.

Community Liaison

  • Liaise with elders and chiefs from the different communities.
  • Supervision of a community grazing committee and grazing policy.

Qualifications Required

  • BSc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, OR Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with relevant experience of over 7 years in a busy establishment.
  • Good people management skills with experience of managing a large team of over 100 people.
  • Good knowledge of building practices, mechanical and auto engineering.
  • Background in Conservation and Ecosystem management.
  • Computer literate
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • Good mechanical and technical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • People management skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Team player with ability to work in a cosmopolitan environment.


1. A 4×4 duty vehicle.

2. Company house complete with a servant, gardener and watchman. Provision for visiting friends or relatives.

3. Medical cover.

4. Pets are allowed as long as they do not interfere with wildlife or ecosystem.

If you are qualified, send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject Operations Manager to jobs@employd.co.ke.

Indicate your expected gross salary.




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