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Deputy Country Manager
Aker Energy Ghana
Job Summary

The Deputy Country Manager reports to the Country Manager and manages the country leadership team. This role includes ensuring standard operating procedures are in place for effective implementation, leading and managing day-to-day operations as well as external communication, in-country media relations, reporting and ensuring the appropriate security procedures are in place to provide for staff safety.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the Country Manager to develop and manage the Country Office in Accra, Ghana, in accordance with the approved strategies and business plans
  • Help build the necessary capabilities of the Ghana Country office and team to execute such strategies and plans
  • Work with the relevant teams to develop and maintain a Stakeholder Plan for the company’s activities and operations in Ghana, covering also all permits and approvals
  • Represent the Company in Ghana and establish and develop relations with key stakeholders, covering Authorities, Clients, Oil and Gas Companies, Local Contractors and Service Suppliers
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant Government Agencies in Ghana
  • Assist the Country Manager to manage the operations of the company
  • Assist in achieving the financial performance of the company
  • Assist in attaining the health, safety, environment and security in accordance with the company’s global and best industry standards of the organization in – personnel, equipment and operations
  • Assist the Country Manager to manage the risks of the business
  • Ensure that statutory matters are handled in the best of interest to the Company and its Clients.
  • Supervise and ensure that the Company’s Local Content Strategy is adhered to and executed

Strategic Challenges

  • Develop an efficient and lean country organization
  • Demonstrate results from the Local Content Strategy implementation with capacity building of local contractors and suppliers
  • Support the Technical Team in ensuring a good preparation for production and operation

Key Requirements

  • A minimum of university degree
  • A Ghanaian with a considerable professional experience with a minimum of 10 years’ at senior management level
  • Experience from international organizations and exposure to the oil and gas industry, preferred
  • Capacity to build strong relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally in Ghana.
  • Good understanding of Ghanaian socio-cultural and political environment
  • Good understanding of business integrity and compliance in relation to anti-corruption rules and regulations
  • Experience with the local framework for conducting Oil and Gas business in Ghana
  • Record of managing and developing similar organizations or entities
  • Experience in negotiating win-win agreements

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