Zambia International Trade Fair
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Chief Executive Officer

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The Zambia International Trade Fair Trust (ZITFT) is inviting applications from talented, energetic, enthusiastic and suitably qualified and experienced candidates for various positions for a period of three (3) years:

Reporting to:

the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing overall strategic direction and managing all functions as well as the day to day operations of the Trust in order to ensure effective management and sustainability of the business.

1.1 Main duties and accountabilities of the job holder:

  • Develop and execute the Trust’s business strategies in order to attain the goals of the Board and the Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) being the Beneficiary
  • Provide strategic advice to the Board and Chairperson so that they have accurate view of the market and the future of the Trust
  • Direct and manage all Trust functions and operations in order to ensure effective management and sustainability of the Trust
  • Oversee the Trust’s financial performance and innovate other business ventures
  • Spearhead the development of the Trust’s Strategic Plans and provide strategic advice to the Board of Trustees
  • Monitor the performance of the Trust against set objectives and ensure that Heads of Department implement corrective action and management resolutions
  • Consolidate corporate plans, reports and ensure timely preparation of budgets, for timely submission of the same to the Board of Trustees for approval
  • Ensure that Board decision are implemented timeously,
  • Formulation and implementation of financial and non-financial policies for Board approval and ensuring that they are cascaded to the rest of the members of staff
  • Ensuring that the quality of the show is improved through initiatives that conform to world class exhibitions
  • Development and implementation of an effective investment plan for the organization and identification of suitable investment vehicles for the excess funds of the Institution
  • Improvement of the overall quality of exhibition and attracting business to business networks that support growth and business sustainability
  • Improving overall outlook of the Trade Fair grounds and ensuring that the infrastructure development plan is achieved within set time frames
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings as a member, and Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Board

1.2 Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Grade 12 School Certificate or its equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, CCA/CIMA, Event Management or other relevant field
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Strategy will be an added advantage
  • (10) years post qualifying hands-on experience in a Senior Management role

1.3 Required core competencies, attributes and skills:

  • Membership of relevant professional association
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Strict adherence to good Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management (including developing strategic business plans)
  • Leadership in building and sustaining a high performance organization
  • Developing and implementing operational systems and strategies
  • Stakeholder Management, Communications and Public Relations, Financial Management, Risk Management and Change Management
  • In depth understanding of the Event Management and its regulatory environment
  • Experience of working with people with diverse backgrounds will be advantageous
  • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that may influence the business
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance;
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • High integrity and ethical attributes; and excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Method of Application

Interested candidates may submit their application letters, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and Curriculum Vitae indicating contact telephone or mobile numbers, names and contact addresses of three traceable referees and copies of other credentials to the postal or email addresses below:

The Chairperson,

Zambia International Trade Fair Trust,

Plot No. 2735, Liberia Road,

P.O BOX 71058,



Application deadline
17 Jun 08:35