Director – Business Development & Msme (x1) – Lusaka

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Employment Opportunities

The Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission a Body Corporate established under the Citizens’ Economic Empowerment Act No. 9 of 2006 to enhance broad-based economic empowerment, foster citizens’ economic ownership, control and management of economic resources, as well as to promote economic empowerment of targeted citizens is inviting applications from suitably qualified Zambians to fill the following positions:

Reporting to the Director General, the ideal candidate will be responsible for management and implementation of CEEC programmes and ensuring that the Commission’s work and programmes contribute effectively and efficiently towards meeting the short, medium and long term needs of its beneficiaries who are the targeted citizens. This should be achieved within the framework of the CEE Act Number 9 of 2006.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To oversee the Business Development and Small and Medium Enterprise function of the Commission and the other economic empowerment measures as provided for in the CEE Act Number 9 of 2006;
  • Manage, update and maintain the ongoing strategy of the Commission and identify the trends and development and other new areas of project involvement as well as local donors to support strategic direction;
  • Support the delivery of BDS in form of entries development support and enabling system support;
  • Enhance the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development;
  • Liaise with Government and all relevant stakeholders to achieve an agreed vision;
  • Carry out technical assistance visits to the field-based points of service, ensure project implementation, provide technical and professional advice, on the job training and mentorship to members of staff from key partners involved in implementation of economic empowerment programmes to ensure quality;
  • Develop, identify and ensure activities such as community mobilization, sensitization and identification of new points of service;
  • Develop and strengthen networks extensively within the local communities to facilitate exchange of information, sharing of workable practices, coordinating activities with beneficiaries and promoting the Commission’s activities between NGOs, faith based organizations, community based health, education, Government and other organizations that economic empowerment programmes is most likely to impact;
  • Compile annual, quarterly, midterm and final reports on the CEEC programme;
  • Develop and strengthen an effective monitoring and evaluation framework of the economic empowerment programmes;
  • Develop guidelines and resource manuals on the empowerment programme;
  • Develop and strengthen strategies for identifying potential areas of concern within the programme and provide viable advice and alternative solutions;
  • Manage and coordinate the framework and process of developing strategic plan, annual programmes, action plans and work plan of the economic empowerment programme;
  • Manage, coordinate and develop guidelines, tools, instruments for organization performance assessment for partners involved in CEEC programmes;
  • Ensure that all programmes implement the code of good practice, sector charters and Management of score cards;
  • Manage the process of monitoring score cards and timely evaluating them, ensuring that they are appropriate, necessary, cost effective, targeted, sustainable and are in compliance with the Commission’s philosophy and policy objectives;
  • Gazzetting Sector Codes; and
  • In close collaboration with Directorate of Finance, manage and coordinate monitoring and evaluation framework and system for budget and financial expenditure tracking of all targeted citizens empowered companies, citizens influenced companies and citizens owned companies involved in CEEC programme.


  • Grade Twelve (12) Certificate
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or equivalent qualification
  • At least fifteen (15) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior Management level

Method of Application

Interested candidates meeting the above profile should submit application letters enclosing an updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of the academic and professional certificates to the following address:

The applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope indicating the position being applied for. Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks after closure of the application period. Those who will not hear from us in the stated period should consider themselves unsuccessful.

The Director General

Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission

Plot 6457, Los Angeles Boulevard


P.O Box 35068