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Director – Construction And Rehabilitation at Road Development Agency

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

Road Development Agency

The Road Development Agency (RDA) is a statutory organization whose function is to plan, manage and coordinate the road network in the country. The Agency is responsible for planning, care, maintenance and construction of public roads in Zambia. It also regulates the maximum permissible weights on roads, conducts studies for the development, maintenance and improvement of the road network, and reviews design standards and classification.

In order to implement this mandate, the RDA now wishes to fill the following vacant positions:





Reporting to Director and Chief Executive Officer, the Director-Construction and Rehabilitation will be responsible for managing the implementation of new constructions and rehabilitation works, monitoring and evaluation of works, and supervision of contracts. The job holder will also be responsible for playing a strong advocacy and networking role in developing and maintaining effective strategic relations with various Divisional Heads, Senior Managers, Accountants, Internal Audit, the RDA Board, and other Agencies. In addition, the job holder is also expected to forge the relevant international strategic alliances to ensure that RDA keeps abreast with international best practice standards in developing and growing a sustainable roads sector.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

a) To oversee project implementation in fulfilment of the Annual Work Plan related to the
construction and rehabilitation of roads and bridges;
b) To interpret and implement the terms and conditions of contracts for the Agency’s
Contractors and Supervision Consultants;
c) Provide advice to the Director & Chief Executive Officer on all contractual matters on
works and service consultancies;
d) To attend all Progress Meetings on selected projects;
e) Maintain a good and functional relationship with the Cooperating Partners;
f) To liaise with Director Planning and Design on inputs into the Annual Work Plan;
g) To liaise with the Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Manager in order to portray to the general public the good and positive image of the Agency;
h) To supervise Senior Managers and other Divisional Staff and provide guidance in the
implementation of the Agency’s projects;
i) Provide required input to all Parliamentary Queries;
j) Provide feedback to other departments on improvements in various aspects of operations;
k) To provide feedback on the financial performance of the Annual Work Plan and make
relevant recommendations to enhance efficiency and value for money;
l) To perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned to him by the Director & Chief
Executive Officer.


  • Grade 12 School Certificate;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Highway Engineering or other related engineering field from a recognized university;
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering field from a recognized
  • Membership of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), Engineers Registration Board (ERB) with current practicing certificate; and
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience at senior management level in the road
    construction and rehabilitation including experience in implementing donor-funded
    capital investment projects.


  • Good manager and team builder, possessing strong interpersonal and communication
    skills and the ability to interact with fellow members of staff and external stakeholders at all levels;
  • Must be innovative with good planning skills with emphasis on outcomes;
  • Prudent, practical, and effective change agent with the ability to build consensus while
    leading an efficiently run directorate;
  • Have a passion for the agency’s Vision, Mission, and Values and a strong desire to
    impact positively on all RDA stakeholders;
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker- never afraid to try something new and also inspire others to do so;
  • Thrive in a fulfilling unparalleled work environment; and
  • Highly literate in Information Communication Technology including project management software.

Method Of Application

ONLY Zambian citizens meeting the above requirements should submit applications and
detailed Curriculum Vitae in a sealed envelope clearly stating the position being applied for, to:

The Director & Chief Executive Officer
Road Development Agency
P.O. Box 50003
Fairley Road, Ridgeway

Email Applications for: Director – Construction and Rehabilitation –


Closing date for submission of applications is Friday, 8th December, 2023 at 16:30hrs.

Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted