Director / Chief Executive Officer

National Technology Business Centre

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS CENTRE (NTBC)

JOB VACANCY; DIRECTOR /CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) is a Statutory Body established by the Science and Technology Act No. 26 of 1997 and Statutory Instrument No. 136 of 1999, both of which are founded in the National Science and Technology Policy of 1996. NTBC is managed by a Board of Directors drawn from various sectors and industry. The Centre’s main objective is to ensure the promotion, marketing, and transfer of proven and sustainable technologies to entrepreneurs in order to maximize their utilisation and contribute to sustainable national industrial development.

The NTBC is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Zambian Citizen as Director, who will be the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre and who, subject to the general or special direction of the Centre, will be responsible for the carrying out of the provisions of Statutory Instrument No. 136 of 1999.

JOB PURPOSE:

To ensure efficiency, compliance and direction in the overall management and administration of the operations of the Centre

MAIN DUTIES:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, among others, key responsibilities of the Director are to:

  • Effectively manage the human, financial and other resources in order to facilitate the attainment of the Centre’s goals, values and objectives
  • Effectively coordinate the marketing of technologies and innovations in order to enhance their commercialisation.
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of effective and mutual working relationships with stakeholders in order to obtain cooperation and information for developing technology and innovation support programmes.
  • Coordinate timely preparation of reports and communication in order to facilitate monitoring, evaluation, learning and decision making.
  • Ensure effective provision of advisory services in engineering and process design in order to contribute to industrial development
  • Oversee the timely preparation of departmental and individual work plans, and implementation of performance appraisal system in order to monitor, evaluate and enhance performance.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

KEY COMPETENCIES

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Full Grade Twelve School Certificate, with at least five credits, including Mathematics and English
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any Technical related field
  • Master’s degree in project management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or any technical related field from a recognized University will be added advantage
  • Experience in Business Development and Entrepreneurship is an added advantage
  • Ten years’ experience, seven (7) of which should be at Senior Management level
  • Practicing membership of the relevant professional body

Interested candidates should submit applications labeled “The Director” with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional qualifications and a one page write up of their vision for the NTBC not exceeding 500 words, Contact telephone numbers and names and addresses of three (3) references, two of whom must professionally be known to the candidate must be submitted to:

The Board Chairperson

National Technology Business Centre (NTBC)

8th Floor, New Government Complex, Nasser Road, Kamwala

P.O. Box 51310 RW

LUSAKA

Tel No: +260 211 222473/222355

Fax: +260 211 222370

Electronic applications can be sent to [email protected]. Please note that the applicant is responsible for confirming delivery.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th June 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to applications@ntbc.co.zm


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