Director General job at Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA)

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Vacancy title:
Director General

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA)

Deadline of this Job:
02 November 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Monday, October 18, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Director General
The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) is a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment (MGEE) established by the Environmental Management Act (EMA) No. 12 of 2011. As mandated by the EMA ZEMA is a regulatory, advisory, consultative, monitoring, coordination and information dissemination authority on all environmental issues in Zambia ZEMA is now inviting a visionary, competent and experienced Zambian Citizen to fill the position of Director General and Chief Executive Officer

Job Purpose
Under the direction of the Board, the Director General is responsible for the successful leadership and Management of ZEMA in furtherance of the mandate specified in the EMA and the strategic direction set by the Board

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the Director General and CEO without limitations include
• Effectively implementing the Statutory provisions of the EMA
• Overseeing the efficient and effective implementing of the decisions of the Board
• Ensuring provisioning of efficient secretarial services to the Board and its Committees
• Providing pro-active leadership in the accomplishment of the mandate, vision, mission and strategic plans of the Agency,
• Upholding and promoting the corporate image of the Agency and its core values
• Overseeing the timely conduct of environmental impact assessments and their timely submission before the Board
• Ensuring the conduct of environmental inspections so as to facilitate adherence to the provisions of the EMA
• Ensuring the efficient management of Human Resources and support services
• Ensuring the effective implementation of performance management systems in order to enhance individual and organisational performance,
• Spearheading the mobilisation of funds and supervising the prudent expenditure of financial resources and
• Managing international relationships and membership to environmental management groupings

• Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate;
• A relevant Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Natural Sciences or Social Sciences
• Possession of a Master’s Degree (MBA MSc, MA etc) or postgraduate qualification in Environmental or General Management or Development Studies or Public Policy & Regulation is an added advantage

Minimum Relevant Pre-Job Experience
• Ten (10) years, of which five (5) years must have been at Senior Management levels in a reputable organisation

Required Attributes and Competencies
• Visionary and goals driven
• Clear understanding of the national development agenda, policies and plans
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of all environmental laws and regulations including international conventions
• Ability to lead a variety of teams of environmental management specialists
• Intellectual ability to write, analyse and interpret scientific technical and environmental management reports;
• Ability to effectively communicate with governmental, international private NGO and public sector decision-makers,
• Ingenious skills in managing organisational development plans
• Exceptional interpersonal and team working skills
• Functional skills in financial management and budgeting and
• Pragmatic, efficient and highly organised personality

Tenure of Employment & Remuneration
• Three (3) year contract term, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
• Competitive Executive remuneration package

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree


Job application procedure
Interested persons are requested to submit hard copies of their curriculum Vitae with three readily contactable references, copies of relevant academic professional certificates and an application letter stating their motivation, to the address below
The Board Chairperson
Zambia Environmental Management Agency
Corner of Suez & Church Roads
P.O. Box 35131
[email protected]

The envelope or email containing the above application documents to be clearly labeled ‘APPLICATION FOR THE VACANCY OF DIRECTOR GENERAL’
The closing date for accepting applications is Tuesday, 2nd November 2021 .
ZEMA is an equal opportunity employer and as such female candidates are especially encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

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