National Competitiveness Commission (NCC)

1. Executive Director
Applications are being invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above vacancy that has risen in the Commission
1.0 About NCC
1.1 The National Competitiveness Commission (NCC) was
established by the National Competitiveness Commission Act [Chapter 14:361
1.2 The Commission, under the leadership of the Board, shall
facilitate the creation of a competitive environment for Zimbabwean businesses through the development, coordination and implementation of key policy improvements required for globaI competitiveness.
1.3 One of the key deliverables of the NCC is production of an annual National Competitiveness Report showing Zimbabwe business’ overall competitiveness against regional and international peers.
1.4 The Competitiveness report will also outline the main
competitiveness challenges facing the business sector in Zimbabwe and policy responses required to deal with the challenges so identified.
2.0 The position
2.1 This position requires a mature, Zimbabwean citizen with
demonstrable experience in championing or driving competitiveness related issues at a senior level. The Commission is looking for an entrepreneurial leader who will work with the Board and key stakeholders in addressing the country’s key competitiveness drivers across all economic sectors with a view to improving Zimbabwe’s regional and global competitiveness.
2.2 The following are some of the key responsibilities:
• Reviewing all existing and new business regulations to ascertain their impact on the cost of doing business and recommending adjustments thereof;
Identifying, verifying and monitoring cost drivers in the business and economic environment and advise on measures to be taken to enhance productivity and deal with emerging cost challenges;
Identifying sectors of the Zimbabwean economy with potential for global competitiveness, establish short comings and document way forward;
Undertaking research and maintaining a comprehensive national statistical database for use in the analysis of competitiveness across all sectors of the economy; Development, coordination and implementation of key income and pricing policies that will enhance Zimbabwe’s competitiveness;
Producing an annual bench marking report on competitiveness to be called the National Competitiveness Report;
Providing a platform for dialogue between public and private sector, labour, academia and non state actors on the subject of competitiveness and building awareness and advocacy on matters related to competitiveness;
Reviewing all price changes by the Government, statutory corporations and local authorities, linking such changes to competitiveness.

3.0 Key deliverables
3.1 Develop a comprehensive, up to date Zimbabwean
economy post drivers matrix
3.2 Develop and maintain a comprehensive, up to date cost
driver matrix by sector and produce a quarterly report on sectors with potential for regional and global competitiveness in the context of domestic, regional and continental industrialisation agenda.
3.3 Produce a quarterly bench marking report on ease of doing
business
3.4 Producing annually a well researched Zimbabwe
Competitiveness benchmarking report focusing on the key parameters for regional and global market and FDI competitiveness.
3.5 Develop and submit for board approval, the Commission’s
strategic and annual plans.
3.6 Ensure successful implementation of plans and achieve set
targets within the approved budget.
3.7 Develop and implement a system of performance appraisal
to ensure delivery of KRAs.
3.8 Facilitate dialogue and interface between the commission
and its key stakeholders within and outside Zimbabwe.
3.9 Revenue mobilisation and ensuring the smooth operations
of the Board and Board committees.
3.10 Produce monthly financial reports and an annual audited set of accounts for the Commission

4.0 Minimum qualifications

A good first Degree in Business Studies / Economics or related field. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
At least 5 years’ experience in business at senior managerial level.
Experience and knowledge of policy making at enterprise level.
Experience in policy making at Government level will be an added advantage.
5.0 Desired Competencies
5.1 Sound knowledge of national, regional and global
competitiveness issues and associated challenges.
5.2 Sound conceptual understanding of the economy and its
strategic direction on competitiveness
5.3 A strategic thinker, analytical with ability to deal with multiple
stakeholders with sometimes conflicting interests.
5.4 Results driven and ability to relate with various stakeholders
at all levels.
5.5 A good communicator with demonstrable leadership skills.

Benefits
A competitive remuneration and benefit package commensurate with deliverables will be on offer to the right candidate
Closing date: 20 December 2019
If interested and qualified, please send an application together with detailed CV and relevant educational qualifications to:
The Chairman,
Administration and Human Resources Committee, National Competitiveness Commission
1 Adylinn Road
Corner Adylinn Road,and Marlbrough Drive,
Marlbrough,
Harare