ZAMBIA RAILWAYS LIMITED

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) is a national Railway of Zambia. The Company specialises in transporting heavy cargo in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as well as running a local passenger train service. The area of product specialization is freight-bulk cargo and passenger rail services to the satisfaction of all Stakeholders. The Company therefore seeks the services of a committed, vibrant, innovative, and strategically focused and business oriented Zambian national to fill the vacant positions below of:
1.0 POSITION: MANAGER PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIES
1.1 PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To develop and implement procurement and storage strategies to ensure the availability of goods and services for the ZRL’s operations in compliance with the ZRL and Public Procurement Policies.

1.2 GRADE AND REPORTING LINE

This is a Senior Management position in Salary Grade RM 3 in the structure of the Company reporting to the Managing Director.

1.3 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develops the ZRL’s annual Procurement Plans in accordance to approved budgets.
• Develops and checks compliance to procurement and stores procedures.
• Prepares programmes and budgets for procurement and stores activities and maintains budgetary control for approved departmental budgets.
• Monitors the execution of procurement plan with respect to budget and lead times.
• Monitors contractor performance.
• Monitors the storage of ZRL’s inventory to ensure availability, safety and optimum whole-life.
• Reviews stores systems and procedures to ensure that they meet or respond to any changes and challenges.
• Provides professional advice to ZRL on procurement and stores matters.
• Identifies the training needs of staff in the department and facilitates appropriate capacity building.

1.4 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Grade 12 with five (5) “O” Levels with credit or better in Mathematics and English Language.
• Graduate Diploma obtained from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or Bachelor of Science in Purchasing and Supply obtained from a recognized Institution.
• Not less than five (05) years of relevant experience in senior position in procurement management in an organisation of similar size in operations.
• Practical experience in Public Sector Procurement with customer centric positive cultural attitude shall be a definite advantage.
• Proof of Full Membership with Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS).
• Experience in regulatory procedures.
• Sound judgement and ability to analyse situation and information.
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
• Master’s Degree in a business or Procurement and Supply related field from a recognised University is an added advantage.

2.0 POSITION: RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

2.1 PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To co-ordinate and oversee all risk management activities of the organisation and ensuring compliance with internal policies, relevant contracts/agreements and all legal and regulatory requirements in accordance with an internal compliance plan.

2.2 GRADE AND REPORTING LINE

This is a Senior Management position in Salary Grade RM 3 in the structure of the Company reporting administratively on a day-to-day basis directly to the Managing Director and functionally accountable to the Chairperson of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Zambia Railways Limited Board.

2.3 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

(i) Risk Management:

• Undertaking the business risk analysis and documenting the results
• Developing, maintain and reviewing the Risk Register
• Performing the controls assessment
• Undertaking risk management projects, as required
• Developing and reviewing relevant risk management documents
• Communicating and promoting required risk management activities and initiatives to the Risk and Audit Committee, Internal and External Auditors and Management

(ii) Compliance Management:

• Developing and reviewing the Board – approved Compliance Policy
• Developing, maintain and reviewing the Compliance Plan
• Performing compliance reviews as required under the Compliance Plan and reporting upon the results of these reviews to Risk and Audit Committee and Management
• Investigating and reporting on compliance breaches, and identifying and documenting agreed-upon remedial actions
• Undertaking risk management projects, as required
• Developing and reviewing relevant risk management documents
• Communicating and promoting required risk management activities and initiatives to the Risk and Audit Committee, Internal and External Auditors and Management

2.5 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• Full Grade 12 with five (5) “O” Levels with credit or better in Mathematics and English Language
• Bachelors’ Degree Finance, Engineering, Legal, Commerce, Economics, Risk or equivalent
• Risk Management Qualification
• At least five (5) years of relevant experience in a senior position in risk and compliance environment
• Membership with relevant professional body
• Institute of Risk Management Zambia (IRMZ) membership shall be an added advantage

2.6 KEY COMPETENCIES

• Governance and compliance philosophies, policy and management practices
• Innovative and strategic thinking skills
• Report writing dealing with detailed, complex and technical concepts
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
• Interpretation of legislative and professional standards

Applicants who meet the respective stated qualifications and experience should submit their applications with detailed curriculum vitae with certified copies of their academic and professional qualifications including details of three (3) traceable referees and their contact numbers not later than 17:00hrs on 27th January, 2021 to:

Director Human Resource and Administration Zambia Railways Limited 1st Floor Shitima House P.O Box 80935 K A B W E

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted