Executive Director



The Zambia Institute of Mass Communication (ZAMCOM) was established under the ZAMCOM Act of Parliament of 1996 to provide Communications and Media training and production services to government, non-government, private sector and individual clients within Zambia and the Southern African region. ZAMCOM has been undergoing a corporate renewal since 2012 and is currently implementing a turnaround strategy aimed at positioning the Institute to become a financially self-sustaining entity.

Job brief

The Board of Trustees is looking for a result orientated, motivated and committed candidate to for the position of Executive Director to manage and control all strategic and business aspects of the Institute. He/She will be responsible for giving the strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success for ZAMCOM.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Zamcom Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management of ZAMCOM accordance with the stated policies and guidelines as set out by the Board of Directors.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strategic direction to Zamcom.
  • Prudent financial management
  • Responsible for efficient resource mobilization
  • Stakeholder management through maintaining relationships with the Government and potential donors
  • Providing strategic direction by ensuring forwarding looking policies and procedure and best practice Human resources system is in place.
  • Full commercialization of the institution
  • Repositioning of ZAMCOM corporate brand
  • Leading and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement and develop a high performing managerial team
  • Identifying and developing new business leads in both the corporate and social sectors
  • Overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the approved overall strategy and mission of ZAMCOM
  • Build both private and public partnerships to contribute to ZAMCOM’s successful transition into a self-financing organisation


  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, in Business, Economics, Finance, Management or a related field
  • MA/MBA in business, Education management, or communication is desirable
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience at senior Management level;
  • Conversant with Project, Financial and Human Resource Management.
  • Should be very strategic and have a professional attitude to emerging issues;
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and networking skills to interact with Zamcom members of staff, the Board, clients, Government, Cooperating Partners, the Business Community and other stakeholders at all levels to achieve Zamcoms goals;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • High levels of integrity;

Zamcom is an equal opportunity employer; and so, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in the position, then send your application accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), contact numbers, three traceable professional/work related referees and any other relevant credentials in a sealed envelope marked “Position of Executive Director ” together with a one page motivation stating why you believe that you are the best candidate to lead the Zambia Institute of Mass Communication into the future. Your application should addressed to:

The Board Chairperson
Zambia Institute of Mass Communication Educational Trust
P O Box 50386

OR hand deliver the sealed application letter to: Application Box at Reception,ZAMCOM,Plot No. 3529,
Government Road, Lusaka.Tel: 0211250074 or 251811

Electronic applications can be sent to:wmbumwae2011@gmail.com

Please ensure that you mention www.gozambiajobs.com as the source of this job advertisement.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th January, 2018

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