UAP Group Property Manager, and Facilities Manager Job in Kenya

UAP Holdings Limited is a pan-African Financial Services Group with interest in Insurance, Investment Management, Property Development and Investments, Securities Brokerage and Financial Advisory. 
Currently, UAP Group has ten (10) businesses operating in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda which are market leaders in their respective fields, and will be entering the Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) markets before the end of the year.

Currently, UAP Group owns commercial properties with over 1 million square feet of lettable space located in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. 
As part of the robust execution of its Real Estate Strategy, UAP would like to recruit experienced, innovative and high performing professionals for the following key roles:

Group Property Manager

Reporting to the Deputy Group Managing Director, the Group Property Manager shall be responsible for the full range of property management functions for the existing property portfolio.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establish optimal rental rates for existing and upcoming properties;
  • Attracting tenants through advertising of vacant space and engaging with Letting Agents;
  • Contracting with prospective tenants through negotiation of leases;
  • Accomplish key financial objectives including:
  • Preparation of annual budgets;
  • Forecasting key requirements;
  • Collection and administration of service charge;
  • Maintain existing properties by resolving tenant complaints, carrying our periodic inspection and enforcing rules of occupancy;
  • Managing all activities relating to the operation of the property including maintenance of the building, security operations etc.;
  • Preparation of periodic reports to Management and the Board;
  • Supervision of administration staff, maintenance staff and contractors;
  • Recruit, hire and train qualified staff; and
  • Ensure Health and Safety regulations are adhered to.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • An undergraduate degree in Building Economics, Land Economics or a Property Management related discipline from a recognized university;
  • A Masters degree would be an added advantage;
  • Professional certification from a recognized professional body;
  • Over seven (7) years’ work experience in On-Site Project Management with at least 3 years of experience at Manager level, and have managed a dedicated portfolio of properties;
  • Sound knowledge of the property market in East Africa;
  • Excellent negotiation and communication (written and oral) skills;
  • Excellent IT skills including proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Experience of leading and working effectively in teams.
Facilities Manager

Reporting to the Deputy Group Managing Director, the Facilities Manager will be responsible for all maintenance and general upkeep of all buildings owned by the UAP Group.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage and direct work programs for the efficient operation and maintenance of all aspects of the building including:
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems,
  • Computer and other communication (IT) networks,
  • Security systems,
  • Fire alarm and fire protection systems, and
  • Parking areas.
  • Coordinate facility maintenance programs;
  • Assess and monitor facility repairs to ensure cost effectiveness;
  • Prepare budgets and work scopes for allocated maintenance activities;
  • Manage and direct the operation of building managers and their assigned workers;
  • Monitor emergencies including equipment breakdown and malfunctions;
  • Maintains current knowledge in the field offacilities management, maintenance and security.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • An undergraduate degree in Engineering or Construction Management or a related discipline from a recognized university;
  • Professional qualification from a recognized professional body;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ of relevant work experience including two (2) years of supervisory experience;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance programs and procedures;
  • Considerable knowledge of safety principles and practices;
  • Technical knowledge and skills in working with air-conditioning and heating systems;
  • Knowledge and experience with safety, fire, construction and public access regulations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and express oneself clearly and concisely;
  • Computer literate;
  • Excellent management and organization skills;
  • Must be physically fit to respond to emergency situations; and
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with several tasks simultaneously.
UAP is an equal opportunity employer and offers successful candidates an attractive remuneration package, professional working environment and excellent career prospects.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to submit a cover application letter, Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, and names and contacts of3 referees by email to: recruitment@uap-group.com quoting the role in the header of the email.

Applications should be sent on or before 31 October 2012 to be addressed to the Group Human Resources Manager, UAP Holdings Limited.


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