Director General


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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
QUALIFICATIONS
  • 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 ete) 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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

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
LUSAKA
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.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected] .

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