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Dam Safety Monitoring Officer - Zambezi River Authority

Location: Kariba
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Zambezi River Authority is seeking a highly motivated, 'suitably qualified, and experienced Zimbabwean Nationals to fill the following vacant position:


Job Purpose

To supervise the Dam Safety programme activities such as visual inspections, providing the first-level of dam safety data analysis, data management, quality checks and professional advice to ensure compliance with the dam safety management reqUirements of the Authority's dam assets for the long-term safe operation of the Kariba Dam and appurtenances. 

Under the supervision of the Dam Safety Monitoring Engineer, the Dam Safety and Monitoring Officer will carry out the following key responsibilities: 

  1. Dam Safety Monitoring will cover the following key responsibilities: 
    1. Coordinating and supervising the Dam Safety programme management processes, which are dam surveillance, data collection and evaluation, applying professional knowledge to analyze dam safety behaviour in compliance with the Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for continued safe operation of the Kariba Dam.
    2. Performing dam safety performance analyses with the Dam Safety Monitoring Engineer in order to establish the behaviour and performance of Kariba Dom and related structures.
    3. Undertaking dam safety inspections and reviewing the performance and operation of the dam in consultations with the Dam Safety Monitoring Engineer.
    4. Providing engineering advice on the risks of inspection findings and guiding implementation of the inspection recommendations for minimizing the risks. 
    5. Carrying out geodetic deformation surveys and performing dam safety assessments using dedicated software codes for -sabse-quent- -re-portin-g - -of - the dam behaviour in compliance with the SOP and dam management standards.
    6. Providing project and Contracts management services, including tender preparation for Dam Safety programme management contracts.
    7. Participating in undertaking of Dam Safety Management audits and coordinating routine dam safety inspection processes and activities in compliance with the SOP manual. 
    8. Preparing dam safety reports in order to ensure compliance with the SOP requirements and the Authority's Corporate Strategy.
  2. Risk Management which will cover the following key responsibilities:
    1. Promoting a risk culture awareness in the Dam Safety Section.
    2. Identifying dam safety management requirements, risks and mitigation measures and supporting the Dam Safety Monitoring Engineer to implement dam maintenance recommendations.
    3. Identification of dam safety management requirements and risk mitigation measures in consultation with the Dam Safety Monitoring Engineer and coordinating follow-up actions to ensure that dam safety management recommendations are effectively implemented.
  3. Budget and budgetary control which will cover the following responsibilities:
    1. Proposing the Dam Safety budget to address identified dam safety performance risks in consultation with the Dam Safety Monitoring Engineer. Ensuring effective utilization of resources and that expenditure is within the budget.
  4. Strategic leadership which will cover the following responsibilities:
    1. Ensuring a safe working environment by complying with the Authority's Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy and relevant pieces of legislation and guidelines of the Contracting States.
    2. Providing leadership and "direction, including management of performance of the employees under the Dam Safety Monitoring Section employees' performance.
    3. Ensuring that applicable Performance Management system processes are adequately carried out for all the subordinates during each performance management cycle. 
    4. Ensuring proper utilization of resources under the Dam Safety Monitoring Section. 

Qualifications & Experience

General Education:

  • Five (5) 'O' Levels with "Cs" or better; in English, Mathematics, and any Science subject;

Professional/Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Membership of a Professional Body

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience, three (3) years of which should be at Lower Management level. 

Other Key Competencies

Analytical skills, leadership skills, communication skills, team player, innovative, results-oriented and quality-oriented.

Application Procedure

Written application letters together with detailed CVs and certified photocopies of academic & professional certificates should be forwarded to:

Senior Manager - Human Resource and Administration,

Zambezi River Authority,

Harare Office Club Chambers,

Nelson Mandela Avenue,

P.O. Box 630, HARARE


Kariba Office Administration Block,

21 Lake Drive

Pvt Bag 2001,




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