This is a Re-Advert
- The National Competitiveness Commission (NCC) is established by the National Competitiveness Commission Act [Chapter 14:36].
- The Commission, under the leadership of the Board, shall enable a competitive environment for Zimbabwean businesses through the development, coordination and implementation of key policy improvements designed to achieve global competitiveness.
- One of the key deliverables of the NCC is to produce an annual National Competitiveness Report benchmarking the overall competitiveness of Zimbabwe’s business sector against regional and international peer countries.
- The Competitiveness report will also outline the main competitiveness challenges facing the business sector in Zimbabwe and policy responses to deal with the challenges so identified.
This position requires a Zimbabwean citizen, highly experienced and a mature business entrepreneurial leader who will work with the Board and associated stakeholders in shaping the economic landscape of Industry across all sectors and increase global competitiveness of Zimbabwe, its products and services.
The following are some of the position’s key responsibilities:
- Development, coordination and implementation of key income and pricing policies that will enhance Zimbabwe’s competitiveness;
- Reviewing all existing and new business regulations to ascertain their impact on the cost of doing business and recommending adjustments thereof;
- Identifying, verifying and monitoring cost drivers in the business and economic environment and advise on measures to enhance productivity and deal with emerging cost challenges;
- Identifying sectors of the Zimbabwean economy with potential for global competitiveness, establish short comings and recommend way forward;
- Undertaking research and maintaining a comprehensive national statistical database for use in the analysis of competitiveness across all sectors of the economy;
- Producing an annual bench marking report on competitiveness to be called the National Competitiveness Report;
- Providing a platform for dialogue between public and private sector, labour, academia and non-state actors on the subject of competitiveness and building awareness and advocacy on matters related to competitiveness;
- Reviewing all price changes by the Government, statutory corporations and local authorities, linking such changes to competitiveness.
- Develop a comprehensive, up to date Zimbabwean economy cost drivers matrix
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive, up to date cost driver matrix by sector and produce a quarterly report on sectors with potential for regional and global competitiveness in the context of domestic, regional and continental industrialization agenda.
- Produce quarterly a bench marking report on ease of doing business report.
- Produce annually a well researched Zimbabwe Competitiveness benchmarking report focusing on the key parameters for regional and global market and FDI competitiveness.
- Develop and submit for board approval, the Commission’s annual and strategic plans.
- Ensure successful implementation of plans and achieve set targets within the approved budget.
- Develop and implement a system of performance appraisal to ensure focus on and delivery of KRAs.
- Facilitate dialogue and interface between the commission and its key stakeholders within and outside Zimbabwe.
- Resource mobilisation and ensuring the smooth operations of the Board and Board committees.
- Produce monthly financial reports and an annual audited set of accounts for the Commission
- A first Degree in Business Studies / Economics or related field of business and a Post Graduate Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
- At least 5 years’ experience in business at senior managerial level. High conceptual ability and knowledge of policy making at enterprise level.
- Experience in policy making at Government level will be an added advantage.
- Sound knowledge of global and business competitiveness issues and associated challenges.
- Demonstrable policy negotiator and has a conceptual view across the economy.
- Results driven and ability to relate with various stakeholders at all levels.
- A strategic thinker, analytical with ability to deal with multiple stakeholders with sometimes conflicting interests.
- A good communicator with demonstrable leadership skills.
- A competitive remuneration and benefit package commensurate with deliverables will be on offer to the right candidate
If interested and qualified, send an electronic application together with detailed CV to: email@example.com
Applications should be addresses to:
The Chairman Administration and Human Recourses Committee
National Competitiveness Commission
In the interest of public health, please note that no hard copy applications will be accepted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to via e-mail.
Closing date: 22 May, 2020