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Boat Operators Team Lead

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The Boat Operators Team Lead plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful operation of an the Yalelo Lake operations by effectively managing logistics activities, maintaining fish health, ensuring safety, and promoting a collaborative environment within the team. This role requires a combination of leadership, technical expertise, and organizational skills to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of daily operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Supervision and Coordination:

Oversee and supervise the Coxswains and Mortality Collectors

Ensure efficient coordination and collaboration among team members.

2. Boats and Vessels Operations:

Plan and organize daily operations of boats and vessels for various tasks, such as feeding, monitoring, and maintenance.

Assign specific tasks and boats to coxswains based on operational requirements.

3. Fish Mortality Management:

Ensure that fish mortalities are collected and recorded daily to maintain a healthy and clean environment.

4. Boat Maintenance:

Ensure that all boats and vessels are serviced, repaired, and maintained on time to prevent breakdowns during operations.

5. Safety and Compliance:

Implement and enforce safety protocols for boat operations to minimize risks to personnel, fish, and equipment.

Ensure that all boats have necessary safety equipment, guards, and labels as per regulations.

6. Pre-Operation Checks:

Supervise the completion of pre-operation checklists to confirm that boats are in proper working condition before deployment.

7. Problem Reporting:

Identify and report any problems, damages, or incidents to higher management for prompt resolution.


  • A diploma or better in Operations, Transport and Logistics, Aquaculture, Fisheries, or a related field is required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Logistics experience.
  • Must be a good coordinator and planner.
  • Mechanical knowledge and experience in maintenance work on water vessels a plus
  • Boat experience or ability to captain a big boat would be an advantage but not a requirement.
Application deadline
18 Oct 15:00
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Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. The company implements a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s wild-capture fisheries sector. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is now a leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. This company breeds and grows its tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sells nation-wide. Yalelo’s pristine water locally produced non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain result in product quality and affordability that are transforming customer experience.