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Chief Executive Officer - Zimbabwe Investment & Development Agency (ZIDA)

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

The Zimbabwe Investment & Development Agency (ZIDA) was created through an Act of Parliament in 2019. ZIDA is Zimbabwe 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. 


  • 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. 

Key Responsibilities Of The CEO:

  • 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. 

Key Attributes Of The CEO:

  • 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 mobilisation;
  • Must have excellent communication and negotiation skills; and
  • Must be a dynamic leader able to achieve results in a rapidly changing environment. 

Qualifications And Experience

  • 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 ZIDAs 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. 

How To Apply

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

Closing Date: 24 March 2022 

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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