Lodge Manager/Management Couple

Rwakobo Rock

Lake Mburo, Uganda
$1,000 pp monthly

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.rwakoborock.com chris@rwakoborock.com +256 755211643 Christopher Roberts

Sectors: environmental education, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 30th September 2018   5 days left

Job Opportunity – Lodge Manager/ Management Couple

Rwakobo Rock, Lake Mburo NP, Ugandawww.rwakoborock.com

+256 755211711

Be part of the team at this busy mid range lodge located just on the edge of Lake Mburo NP. We are a small family run business that has been gradually growing for the last 6 yrs. We also offer nature walks, game-drives, mountain bikes, cultural walks and have a small shop. We have 17 guest rooms so can accommodate approximately 35-40 pax when fully booked. We have a staff of just under 30 individuals. Our slogan is natural – comfortable - friendly and this is what we aim to provide our customers. It has been set up in a very sustainable manner, running exclusively on solar power, solar water heating and pumping, and using large scale rainwater harvesting. We consider ourselves a social enterprise and want to help contribute to livelihood improvement and environmental improvement in our area and in Uganda as a whole.

Ideal Candidate

They would be self-motivated and have a ‘lead by example’ mentality. They must be organized and energetic. They would be physically fit and practical people. They would get the most effective results from the staff and ensure visitors remain satisfied with the lodge. This role suits people who want to live in a natural and remote environment.

Needed Skills

An honest disposition

A positive and patient personality

Good interpersonal skills across cultures

A Degree in appropriate field

A drivers License

Basic Computer skills

Problem solver

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in tourism industry
  • A second Language is a big asset (Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, French or Luganda would be more useful)
  • Experience working in Uganda or E. Africa
  • Knowledge and passion of E. African wildlife
  • Knowledge of mountain biking would be useful


The below are a guideline of responsibilities but managers would be expected to be flexible and willing to work outside the scope of work.

  • Recruiting & Training Staff, managing staff salaries and time off
  • Management finances, on a daily and monthly basis
  • Stock control and weekly purchases for restaurant, housekeeping and bar systems
  • Maintenance issues –ensuring the lodge remains in a good and workable condition and fixing problems when they occur.
  • Overseeing reservations operations- good email and telephone communication
  • Overseeing minor construction/developmental works to lodge.
  • Ensuring visitors are constantly impressed with all elements of our service.
  • Marketing and Sales – updating social media sites on a weekly basis

A Typical Day

  • An early start to check guests activities run smoothly - Helping to check out guests - Doing some administration (taking reservations, clearing cash float, checking tip box, entering data into computer) - Quality control checks in rooms/kitchen - Small maintenance jobs (with plumbing or solar) -Welcoming guests to lodge - Checking supplies and organizing a shopping trip (with our drivers) - Paying some staff members or payments for local deliveries - Chatting to guests in evening

Remuneration and Package

Salary – 1,000 USD net a month, will contribute to NSSF saving scheme as well and get work visa.

Leave - 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off

Benefits – Accommodation on site provided, food provided, laundry provided, use of lodge vehicles included.

Start Date – Oct 1 2018 – Dec 1 2018

People will get to live in a wonderful location, Uganda is an amazing and diverse country to explore. There is also scope in the future to develop a more active role in conservation surrounding the park and community empowerment. Being a remote lodge, the candidate can expect to enhance numerous skills. Managing the smooth operation of staff and services and ensuring the happiness of clients can be a challenge. Work is seasonal and managers should commit to work during busy periods. They will be willing to work closely with the directors.

For more information or to apply

Email Chris@rwakoborock.com or infor@rwakoborock.com

Call +256 755211643 or +256755211771

Only Successful candidates will be contacted

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