Auxilia Katongomara, Chronicle Reporter
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has begun hunting for a substantive chief executive officer after the post fell vacant following the departure of Mrs Constance Chigwamba earlier this year.
Mr Utloile Silaigwana has been the acting chief elections officer since March this year.
In a vacancy notice yesterday, Zec said the chief elections officer would be reporting to the chairperson of the commission and the commission. “The commission wishes to recruit a professional of high integrity with good communication skills and sound knowledge of electoral democracy to a vacancy that has arisen in the institution,” read the notice.
The commission said the CEO would be the accounting officer of the commission responsible for strategising, formulating and coordinating the activities of the Commission in the conduct of all referendums and elections to the offices stipulated in the law.
“Managing all assets and funds of the commission to ensure effective and efficient utilisation for the attainment of the commission’s vision and mission. Guiding the commission on policy and electoral laws reviews,” read the notice.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for guiding the commission in its discharge of its constitutional mandate, conducting delimitations, voter registration and elections effectively and efficiently among other duties.
Zec said the applicants must hold a good first class degree in Administration, Social Sciences, Law, Information Technology, Business administration, education or any other relevant qualifications as well as a relevant Master’s degree, proven track record, delivery and good governance.
“The closing date for receipt of application is 28 December 2018,” read the notice. — @AuxiliaK