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General Manager Operations at Lindian Resources Ltd

  • Full Time
  • Balaka
  • Salary: 00

Lindian Resources Ltd



Lindian Resources Ltd, a leader in the exploration and development of strategic minerals for energy efficiency, has obtained the necessary licenses to launch a rare earths mineral mining project at Kangankunde, Balaka District, Malawi.

Recognized as one of the top hard rock rare earths deposits globally, the site is located about 30 km from the town of Balaka. Construction of a stage 1 development will commence in Q3 2024, with production expected to start in mid-2025. The mine boasts an estimated life of over 100 years with expansion plans following the commissioning of Stage 1. Initial efforts will concentrate on the development of the management and senior team to undertake operational readiness activities
and establishing robust systems to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Exciting mine-based opportunities exist with Lindian Resources as we commence the recruitment of key roles in our organisational structure, these include General Manager Operations, Manager Mining, Manager Plant & Engineering, Manager Environment & Community, Manager Business Services, Senior Mine Geologist, Site Manager and Health & Safety Officer.

CLOSING DATE: 10th June 2024



The General Manager Operations serves as the senior executive in Malawi, overseeing all company assets and the operation of the mine, plant, and logistics. This pivotal role is responsible for steering the mine towards full operational capacity, leading expansion efforts, and managing the day-to-day operations of the mining project. The GM Operations will ensure the safety of employees and contractors, environmental protection, compliance with statutory and company requirements, and
the efficient management of resources to achieve operational excellence and financial objectives.


  • Champion safety initiatives, ensuring both employee and contractor safety, and surpassing SHEC standards.
  • Maintain strict compliance with statutory and company health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Direct day-to-day operations to drive the mine towards full operational capacity and oversee the management of the mine, plant, and logistics to ensure efficient operation within budgetary constraints.
  • Build, manage, and lead an in-country team to achieve operational goals, fostering a culture of excellence and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with the Project Director on construction efforts, develop a robust logistics network for effective distribution of supplies and products, and ensure optimal resource utilization.
  • Oversee the financial and commercial performance of operations, including budgeting, cost management, and accurate financial reporting.
  • Develop and maintain efficient document management systems; produce and review standard operational reports including weekly, monthly, and annual updates to monitor costs against budget/forecasts.
  • Engage with government bodies, local communities, contractors, suppliers, and customers to manage expectations and maintain positive relationships, and ensuring strong communication links with key corporate stakeholders.


  • Suitable degree in Engineering, Mining, Processing, Commercial or related field.
  • Qualifications / certifications in project management, and a Leadership Development Programme would be advantageous.
  • Minimum 20 years’ experience with the last 5 years working in a similar leadership role within mining, preferably with exposure to rare earth minerals.
  • Extensive experience in project management and operational readiness, with a strong track record in Africa and Greenfields projects, and managing community relations, is crucial.
  • Comprehensive understanding of mine safety, environmental regulations, and sustainable practices.
  • Deep understanding of the operational, financial, and logistical aspects of mining operations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, coupled with strong leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrated capability in strategic planning, problem-solving, and ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Valid Drivers Licence

Method Of Application

We are looking to build a diverse and inclusive workforce and look forward to receiving your application. Should you be interested in applying for one of these exiting roles, please forward your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to Clare Calver using the following email address:
[email protected]

Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the advertisement’s closing date, this means that your application was unsuccessful.

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