COO (Chief Operating Officer), Underground Mining Operations in Africa

  • CareerAvenue Global Recruitment
  • Zambia
  • Jan 02, 2018
Contract Engineering Mining

Job Description

Chief Operating Officer – COO, Underground Mining Operations in Africa.

Our client, with its Underground Mining Operations in Africa is looking for a COO (Chief Operating Officer) for a contract (renewable) residential position, who will be in charge of the mining operations. He will be responsible for all mining and processing operations within the company including Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. The employee is responsible for the day to day activities of the company and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore he will be responsible for developing, articulating and implementing the mission, vision and goals of the association.

We are looking for a candidate with superior leadership skills and who can build on past successes.  This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial minded and cause-driven professional to work closely with all stakeholders.  This individual will be responsible for the implementation and further development the company’s strategic vision.


  • Mining Engineering, Project Management and/or Msc/MBA.
  • The person would ideally be in their forties or very early fifties and is currently in a COO position on a big operation and a star performer
  • A strong mining rather than technical background.
  • Extensive experience within the underground base metals mining industry
  • Strong management and leadership skills with a high degree of accountability
  • Demonstrate good working knowledge and experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, management policies, strategies and systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consultative skills with the ability to interact with and influence senior people in the company, private and public sector
  • Highly analytic and strategic with the ability to appreciate the big picture and context, and effectively implement the same in practical terms.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • A proven track record in improving all mining processes.


  • Residential position as opposed to a fly-in-fly-out position.
  • Remuneration will be commensurate for a senior role of this nature.
  • Renewable contract, extendable for further periods if you have performed well during the initial contract.
  • Other details will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.

HOW TO APPLY:  Send a detailed English MS Word CV to for consideration.

Job Level

Director / Executive

Salary Range

R100 000+ per month