Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)
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Human Resource & Administration Manager

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ZABS is a statutory body currently operating under the Standards Act No. 4 of 2017. ZABS exists to support industry in the production of goods and services of acceptable quality for national, regional and international markets. It is the custodian of national standards and acts as a link between the local industry and regional and international standardization and quality assurance (SQA) organizations.


The Bureau wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced Zambian nationals to fill the following vacant positions;



To formulate, direct, co-ordinate and control functions related to transport, real estate management, security of ZABS property in a cost effective, efficient and professional way and advise on matters related to general administration to ensure that Bureau meets its corporate objectives at all times.


  • Execute and maintain up-to-date manpower plans and programmes through effective human resource forecasting and succession planning in order to maintain optimal establishment levels.
  • Coordinates implementation of Performance Management including Appraisals in order to ensure enhanced performance as well as to establish training needs.
  • Execute training and development programmes to provide the organization with the required skill mix and experienced manpower.
  • Guide on labour matters to line management to ensure Human Resources policies, procedures and practices are adhered to.
  • Implement industrial relations statutes, interpret and enforce Collective Agreements in respect of conditions of service, provide discipline in order to attain a conducive Industrial Relations climate in the Bureau.
  • Develop, implement and interpret human resource procedures and systems such as job evaluation, performance appraisals, recruitment, disciplinary code, conditions of service and training for consistency and fairness.


  • Full Grade 12 Certificate, with at least credit in 5 subjects
  • Degree in Human Resource Management/ Public Administration.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ work experience with 5 years at Management level in a busy office
  • Full member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resources


  • Good organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to write technical reports
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to communication effectively both written and oral Computer literate (Word processing, spreadsheets and internet)
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality, sober character, ethical and capable of working independently.


The positions in salary scale ZABS 3 are in contract employment category. The positions in ZABS 6 are in permanent and pensionable employment category.

Method of Application

Suitably qualified individuals are therefore encouraged to apply for these positions by sending their application letters together with copies of educational and professional certificates and a detailed CV to the address below.

The Executive Director

Zambia Bureau of Standards

P.O Box 50259


Application deadline
11 Dec 15:00