Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions within the Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ).

  1. Project Manager, Construction – Six months

Reports to:  Executive Director

 Key Result Areas/Duties

  • The Project Manager must be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures
  • Ensure the projects is delivered on time according to requirements and within the budget
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects etc. to determine the specific needs of the project
  • Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements
  • Obtain permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Acquire equipment and material and also monitor stocks
  • Recommend hiring of contractors and other staff and allocate responsibilities
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costing using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Supervise the Construction workforce
  • Client and Stakeholder relationship management
  • Evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports
  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety standards
  • Project risk management
  • Project budgeting, reporting and monitoring

Qualifications and Experience/ Attributes

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Rural and Urban Planning or related.
  • At least 3 years of experience in project management within the construction industry preferably within the Government and a track record of good performance
  • Membership to a recognized professional body e.g. Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) PRINCE 11certification is a plus
  • Comfortable reading and understanding blueprints and drawings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and general computer software
  • Ability to budget, schedule, negotiate, and control costs
  • High degree of familiarity with contract and subcontract documents, terms, and conditions
  • Construction technical and engineering expertise
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  1. Stores Clerk, Construction – Six months

Reports to: Project Manager

Job description, Store Clerk

  1. Maintains an efficient and effective storeroom operation by following procedures to receive, unpack, inventory, store (as necessary), account for, and issue all building supplies and equipment.
  2. Conducts cyclic, special, and other inventories, identifies discrepancies and report them.
  3. Loss control and records management.
  4. Coordinating periodic maintenance and cleaning of tools and equipment as prescribed in the operator’s manual or as directed.
  5. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by keeping the stores area clean, and orderly, properly storing and handling hazardous materials, solvents, and chemicals, following the operator’s manual for storage and use of tools and equipment.
  6. Assists in ensuring that the Construction Team have an adequate and appropriate stock of mechanical supplies and equipment by maintaining a perpetual inventory of all such materials stored in the department and reordering as necessary.
  7. Contributes to the overall success of the Construction Team by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications

  1. National/Higher National Diploma in Stores Management or equivalent.
  2. 2 years’ experience in stores management preferably within the Government.

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and Qualifications should be addressed


The Acting Executive Director –

11 Stafford Road

Mt. Pleasant

P.O. Box CY294, Causeway

or E-mail:  indicating the position being applied for in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted not later than 15 May 2022.