DIRECTOR-GENERAL, GRADE F2 wanted at The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ)


The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) is inviting applications from suitably qualified, honest, self-motivated and experienced applicants for the following vacant position:

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Reporting to the Board Chairperson, the successful incumbent will be responsible for the following among other duties:

  • Provide strategic and effective leadership and direction to the Authority and manage all its resources, employees and operations to achieve the MCAZ’s vision and mission.
  • Effective and efficient administration of the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act, the Dangerous Drugs Act, relevant regulations and other statutes and conventions;
  • Create, communicate and implement the Authority’s vision, mission and business culture;
  • Plan and formulate Authority policies for recommendation to the Board;
  • Responsiblefor formulating and implementing the strategic planthat guides the direction of the Authority’s business;
  • Review and monitor implementation of the Strategic Plan continuously and ensure the achievement of set targets;
  • Initiate policy, legislation and regulation changes in conjunction with national and international trends;
  • Establish an efficient and timely performance measurement and reporting system;
  • Manage effective and competent internal multi-disciplinary teams to meet set objectives;
  • Ensure the proper management and accountability of the Authority’s financial resources;
  • Ensure the Authority is appropriately staffed with the right caliber of manpower to achieve set goals;
  • Ensure that the Authority maintains high standards of good corporate citizenship and social responsibility in its operations;
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships with key stakeholders and customers regularly;
  • Maintain a visible and high profile on various external advisory panels and other bodies to keep abreast with developments in the industry;
  • Represent the Authority at local, regional and international for a e.g. SADC, AMRH, ICDRA, WHO, conferences, workshops and seminars;
  • Conduct operational research to obtain customer feedback annually.

Education, Experience, Training and Skills Required

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in either Pharmacy, MBCHB (Medicine) or Veterinary Science.
  • Post Graduate Degree in either Clinical Pharmacy or Pharmacology.
  • Possession of a post graduate degree such as MBA, MBL, Law or MSc Strategic Management will bean added advantage.
  • At least ten (10) years Executive Management level experience in medicines regulation or pharmaceutical work.
  • Special knowledge of the action and application of medicines.
  • Experience in the control of medicines and relevant legislation.
  • Strong financial and human resources management skills.

The MCAZ is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.



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