Manager Administration and Procurement

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a body corporate established by an Act of Parliament, the Securities Act, No. 41 of 2016, with an objective of inter alia regulating and developing the Zambian Capital Markets. The SEC is responsible for the supervision and development of the Capital Markets in Zambia as well as the licensing of financial intermediaries, the registration of securities to be issued and the authorization of market transactions.

SEC, an equal opportunity employer, invites applications from suitably qualified Zambians to apply for position of Manager Administration and Procurement


To provide support to the Director-Finance and Administration in matters relating to the development and implementation of effective human resource, administrative policies, procurement procedures and programmes which effectively support the achievement of the Commission’s goals and objectives The Administration and Procurement  Manager will  play a  critical role in many parts of a business’s operations. This entails working with other Managers  and staff  members in each of the business’ directorates .


Key Result Area / Principal Accountabilities (Main Duties)

Human Resource Policies and Procedures

Assists the Director Finance and Administration to develop, revise and implement value adding human resource policies and procedures, including training and development, recruitment and selection, compensation, job satisfaction and retention, succession planning, wellness as well as disciplinary and grievance policies and procedures. Human resources department  set the tone for the entire organization . From employee relations to payroll and  compliance issues, the HR department will help ensure that an organization runs smoothly, and the Manager Administration and procurement   is at the helm. The Administration Manager will, among other duties and responsibilities :

1) Develops and implements strategic plans for the Commission’s administration function

2) Ensures staff matters are effectively reported to Management and the Board to facilitate for strategic leadership regarding human resources issues with the view of positioning the Commission as a preferred employer

3) Manage the staffing process, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring and onboarding

4) Ensure job descriptions are up to-date and compliant with all local and international regulations

5) Develop training materials and performance management programs to help ensure employees understand their job responsibilities

6) Create a compensation strategy for all employees based on market research and pay surveys; keeps the strategy up to date

7) Investigate employee issues and conflicts and brings them to resolution

8) Use performance management tools to provide guidance and feedback to team

9) Ensure all company HR policies are applied consistently

10) Maintain company organization charts and employee directory

11) Partner with management to ensure strategic HR goals are aligned with business initiatives

12) Maintain HR systems and processes ,Oversee performance and salary reviews

13) Provide support and guidance to Commission staff

14) Undertake studies and analyze trends in compensation and benefits

15) Design and implement employee retention strategies

16) Design and implement a succession plan

Administration Policies and Procedures

1) Guiding the organization’s activities

2) Identifying opportunities to improve business policies or objectives

3) Ensuring the Commission  is operating securely and effectively

4) Preparing and reviewing operational reports

5) Leading and/or participating in meetings

6) Maintaining all policies and procedures manuals

7) Hiring and training administrative staff

8) Delegating tasks to administrative assistants

9) Ensuring  personnel folders for new hires are created

10) Monitoring and projecting staffing needs

11) Overseeing department budget planning and development

12) Managing and maintaining all department databases

13) Develop  strong relationships with cross-functional teams and departments

Conditions of Service

1) Interprets the Commission’s conditions of service for all categories of staff as well as the rules and regulations governing the same.

Employee Discipline

1) Handles disciplinary cases and grievances and provides timely advice to line managers and employees

Training and Development

1) Oversees the development and implementation of annual staff training plans and provides advice on training and development aimed at improving the competence of commission staff.

2) Coordinates subscriptions to professional bodies

Office Maintenance & Cleaning

1) Ensures proper maintenance and cleaning of offices and surroundings to promote a conducive working environment.

Staff Welfare

1) Provides employee welfare services as provided for in the conditions of service.

Insurance Services

1) Insures all SEC assets including, motor vehicles, computers and printers, office furniture, in order to ensure that these assets are adequately protected Implements and monitors Group Life Assurance and Personal Accident schemes

Office Services

1) Supervises the provision of efficient and effective office services, such as cleaning, document printing and reproduction, front office services, communication and mail delivery

2) Oversees and supervises  the Information, Communication  and Technology function (ICT) and ensures the Commissions systems, internet and emails are well functioning.

3) Supervises the procurement function ensures cost effective purchases are done for the Commission in line with the annual procurement plan and ensures the procurement function is in compliance with the applicable laws

Security Services

1) Supervises the provision of effective security services at the Commission and manages security contracts with service providers

Maintenance and Service Contracts

1) Ensures that maintenance and service contracts for office equipment, telephones, IT services, etc. are correctly discharged in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement and that equipment/machines are well maintained and regularly serviced.

Publicity, Education and Awareness Campaigns

1) Assists the Director-Finance and Administration to carry out publicity, educational and awareness campaigns, including arranging exhibits at trade fairs and agricultural and commercial shows and stakeholder meetings


1) Assists the Director Finance and Administration to effectively supervise the procurement unit and staff in the procurement unit n order for the Commission to procure goods and services in line with the procurement Act and obtain cost efficiency.

Staff Supervision

1) Mentors, coaches and provides on job-training to the direct reports and others as maybe required from time to time.

2) Ensures agreed performance objectives/targets are met and appropriate and timely remedial action is taken.

Planning and Budgeting

1) Provides input to the Director Finance and Administration in the departmental workplan and budget. Minimizes operational costs by ensuring that departmental expenditure remains within budget approval and savings made from budget.


1) Prepares monthly and quarterly sectional reports and submits them to the supervisor as scheduled.

Health and Safety

1) Takes reasonable care for own health and safety as well as that of other employees, clients and others as maybe required from time to time

Any other duties

1) Perform any other job related duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Minimum Academic qualifications:

  • Grade 12 School Certificate

Minimum Vocational or Professional qualifications:

  • Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration or Business Administration
  • A Masters’ Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage
  • Relevant professional membership to ZIHRM and or ZIPS

Minimum Work Experience

  • 5 years of relevant Management Experience

 Required competencies/Personal qualities:

  • Good supervisory skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good human resource planning skills
  • Good Interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Good knowledge of Zambian labor laws
  • Basic computer skills (Word processing, spreadsheets and internet)
  • Good Communication skills – both written and oral

A signed application letter, copies of academic and professional certificates, a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), daytime contact telephone numbers and three (3) traceable references all placed in an envelope marked “Application for Manager Administration  and Procurement ” should reach the undersigned not later than 20th September 2022

The Chief Executive Officer

Securities & Exchange Commission

Plot 3827 Parliament Road, Olympia

P.O. Box 35165, Lusaka

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