Director Research and Knowledge Management at Zambia Environmental Management Agency

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

Zambia Environmental Management Agency

DIRECTOR RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (“the Agency or ZEMA”) is a statutory body established under the Environmental Management Act (“EMA”) No. 12 of 2011, read together with Act No. 8 of 2023 The Environmental Management (Amendment).

The mandate of the Agency is to do all such things as are necessary to ensure the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, and the prevention and control of pollution. Without limiting the generality of this mandate, the EMA lists the functions Agency within which research and knowledge management aspects are included.

In pursuance of its mandate, ZEMA is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians for the position of Director Research and Knowledge Management.

1. JOB PURPOSE

Under the direction of the Director General, the purpose of the job is to lead and oversee the operation of the research and knowledge management directorate in carrying the related aspect of the Agency’s functions in line with the EMA and the Strategic Plan of the Agency.

2. JOB CONTENT: (Without Limitation)

The job holder will be accountable for research and knowledge management as follows;

2.1 Initiate, conduct and promote research, surveys, studies, training and investigations in environmental management;
2.2 Research or sponsor research on the effects of climate change on human beings and the environment;
2.3 Ensure that research results inform the formulation of policies and programs are relevant, effective and efficient towards the corporate goal of ZEMA.
2.4 Liaises with Government, cooperating partners and other linkages on environmental issues, providing technical support, facilitating information sharing and benchmarking, so that national programmes on the environment are technically sound and collaborate to achieve quality environmental management in Zambia.
2.5 Supervises and monitors the management of various research projects to ensure efficiency and help achieve corporate goals.
2.6 Develop knowledge management and sharing strategies, fostering a culture of learning and ensuring effective knowledge management practices at ZEMA.
2.7 Capture new knowledge with the usage of a Knowledge Management Systems, and ensuring that the knowledge is processed and stored for the use of ZEMA and its stakeholders.
2.8 Manages the production of research and knowledge management related monthly, quarterly, annual reports and others, such as state of the environment reports, etc.
2.9 Makes recommendations to Director-Human Resources and Administration on the acquisition and maintenance of technical, human, financial, material and information resources required, to implement various activities and make them available to various stakeholders.
2.10 Perform all other duties as required.

3 JOB QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

3.1 Minimum Qualification

  • Grade 12 School certificate or its equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Information Science, Research Methods or relevant field.
  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, engineering, development studies, social sciences, business administration, research or relevant field.

3.2 Minimum Relevant Pre-Job Experience

  • Ten (10) years’ work experience in a reputable organization, of which five (5) years must have been at Senior Management level.
  • Experience in Environmental/Scientific/Academic Research or information management desirable
  • Proven knowledge and proficiency in Quantitative and Qualitative Research Analysis methodologies and/or tools.

Required Attributes and Competencies

  • High Integrity, Visionary and goal driven; extensive experience in project design, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in knowledge management, leadership, and the development of knowledge products;
  • Experience in project management and strategic planning;
  • Proven ability to manage and collaborate with diverse teams;
  • Knowledge of donor reporting requirements and expectations;
  • Clear understanding of the national development agenda, policies and plans;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with governmental, international, private, NGO and public sector decision-makers;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team working skills;
  • Functional skills in financial management and budgeting;
  • Proven problem-solving skills and exceptional customer relations when dealing with both internal and external clients;
  • Computer literacy; and
  • Pragmatic, efficient and highly organized personality.

4. TENURE OF EMPLOYMENT & REMUNERATION

Three (3) year contract term on a competitive executive remuneration package and renewable subject to satisfactory performance

5. CANDIDATE PROFILE

The suitable candidate must be a Zambian of exceptional integrity who is a self-starter, goal- oriented with demonstrated ability to lead teams through onerous time bound tasks. Driving and computer proficiency are a must.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Interested candidates may send their application letters with certified copies of relevant academic certificates and Curriculum Vitae with contacts details of at least three traceable referees to the address and email below:

The Board Chairperson

Zambia Environmental Management Agency

Corner of Church and Suez roads

P.O. Box 35131,

LUSAKA.

Electronic submissions can be made through: [email protected]

7. CLOSING DATE

Closing date for receiving applications is Tuesday, 18th June, 2024. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Envelopes should be clearly marked in bold with; for the position applied for- “JOB APPLICATION FOR DIRECTOR-RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT”.

ZEMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND AS SUCH, FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THESE POSITIONS.

 

To apply for this job please visit zema.org.zm.