Chief Executive Officer

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Agro Processing - Harare

Wanted is a Chief Executive Officer to join Tobacco Research Board in the Agro Processing sector in Harare . Candidates invited to apply.  

Salary: Not specified    Applications Received:  21    Job Posted: 2022-02-04 05:15:47    Job Deadline: 2022-02-18    Job Status: CVs sent to Client



Years of Experience: 10

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating and implementing the Vision, Mission and Strategic Plans of the organisation in consultation with Industry Stakeholders, Government, Local/International Research Institutions and other players ensuring that the organisation plays its role in the realization of Government of Zimbabwe’s Vision 2030.
  • Undertaking research programmes that ensure that Zimbabwean FCV tobacco remains in demand in global tobacco markets taking into account Sustainable Tobacco Production protocols and a corporate culture of sustainability premised on ESG (environment, social, and governance aspects).
  • Providing Leadership to a vibrant team of researchers on tobacco and alternate crops to tobacco including review of research papers as well as commercial activities of the organisaion.
  • Ensuring compliance with Government of Zimbabwe laws and policies and other International protocols.
  • Liaison and communication with government and other stakeholders that include tobacco growers, tobacco merchants and other players in the Industry, agrochemical companies and the general public.
  • Implementing a communication and extension strategy that ensures growers adopt sustainable production practices for tobacco, rotational crops and alternate crops.
  • Exploring the external environment and Industry developments for growth opportunities.
  • Ensuring adequate funding for organisations operations.
  • Assessing and monitoring risks to the organisation and coming up with mitigatory measures.
  • Maintaining a cordial and productive work environment that fosters employee engagement and growth.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the field of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Natural Sciences or Business Studies/Administration.
  • A Masters’ degree/PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification in the above areas will be an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience of which 5 years should be at executive level

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