Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer

  • Post Date:March 22, 2022
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Business
Job Description

REF:- CEOrecruit22

The Zimbabwe Investment & Development Agency (ZIDA) was created through an Act of Parliament in 2019. ZIDA is Zimbabwe’s investment promotion agency, which covers general investments, state-level public private partnerships and has the authority to designate special economic zones. The Agency is led by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO reports to the Office of the President and works with an Advisory Board in line with the ZIDA Act.


ZIDA performs the following key functions:-

  • Creation and promotion of a conducive environment that attracts the inflow of foreign direct investment capital into Zimbabwe as well as mobilise local investment;
  • Facilitation of the ease of doing business through policy analysis and recommendation of business-friendly regulations;
  • Making recommendations on relevant and attractive general and sector specific incentives to government on behalf of investors to make Zimbabwe an investor-destination of choice;
  • Coordination of timely analysis and clearance of investment projects;
  • Provision of a single interface for investors through the One Stop Investments Services Centre (OSISC), thereby eliminating delays in licensing and ensuring superior client service;
  • Promotion of investment growth through the creation of Special Economic Zones and Public Private Partnerships;
  • Coordination of investment projects, taking advantage of national synergies and economies of scale where applicable;
  • Provision of quality aftercare services that retain and grow investments.


  • Leading in the development and implementation of the Agency’s Annual Strategic plan;
  • Promoting, planning and implementing investment promotion strategies designed to attract domestic and foreign investment;
  • Promoting the decentralisation of investment programs in line with Zimbabwe’s natural endowments and the national devolution objectives;
  • Facilitating the licensing and implementation of investment projects, appraising and recommending approval of Public Private Partnerships(PPPs) and Special Economic Zones (SEZs);
  • Providing timely and effective investor aftercare services and support;
  • Ability to work with Government and other stakeholders towards making Zimbabwe an investment destination of choice;
  • Facilitating economic dialogue and other consultations between public and private sectors in order to create an environment conducive for domestic and foreign investment;
  • Providing a monitoring framework for all registered investments, maintaining all records and documentation pertaining to licensed investors using relevant ICT methods;
  • Coordinating the secretarial function of the Advisory Board and incorporating recommendations and submissions of the Advisory Board into the ZIDA strategy in line with the ZIDA Act.
  • Advising His Excellency, the President on all matters relating to investment and economic development in Zimbabwe; and
  • Promoting local and foreign direct investment in Provinces and Local Authorities.


  • Must be a deal maker with experience in large scale project finance, mergers and acquisitions and proficiency in assessing and monitoring general investment viability.
  • Must bring a meaningful level of regional and international networks and contacts.
  • Be conversant and abreast with geopolitics and its impact on trade and investment;
  • Demonstrated ability in working with Development Partners, International Financial Institutions and Multilateral Agencies;
  • An in-depth understanding of global economics, industry and sector trade dynamics with full appreciation of relevant trends;
  • Expertise in promoting stakeholder relationship management and resource mobilization;
  • Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills; and
  • Must be a dynamic leader able to achieve results in a rapidly changing environment.


  • Postgraduate degree qualifications in one or more of the following: Economics, Development Finance; Investment and Capital Mobilisation; International Trade and Strategy;
  • At least 5 years’ experience at CEO level in economic and industrial management, including global and multinational corporations or international development;
  • An understanding of how Government works and ZIDA’s role in the national development process;
  • An ability to lead, motivate and grow a high-performance team that can deliver tangible results and optimise resources and talent.
  • Proven passion for nation building through investments; and
  • Must be a Zimbabwean citizen with local or diaspora public/private sector experience.

Should you wish to be considered for this position, please submit your application and curriculum vitae to [email protected].

Closing Date: 24 March 2022