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Posted 9 months ago

Location : Harare 

Closing date : 29 September 2022 

Agricultural Research Council 

Vacancy : Chief Executive Officer 

Agricultural Research Council (ARC)  , a parastatal in the Ministry of Lands ,Fisheries  , Agriculture , Water and Rural Development , seeks to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer . The incumbent will serve an initial 5 years term contract renewable for a second term subject to satisfactory performance 


  • Develop quality business strategies and plans aligned to the short-term and long-term objectives of the council 
  • Provide oversight  on scientific , technical ,strategic interventions and all operations 
  • Provide leadership that drives a result oriented managerial team to s[ear-head innovations supporting agricultural research and development on value chain priorities
  • Strengthen the association of the National Agricultural Research System  (NARS ) with private sector player for mutual benefit 
  • Build trust relations with key partners  and stakeholders  and act as a point of contact for the Council
  • Enforce  and safeguard the role of the  Council as the main repository  of overarching Agricultural Technology  and knowledge  resources 
  • Mobilize resources for investment  into  Human  Capital development , infrastructure and materials in the NARS , for the  continued influence of the council 
  • Lead the generation  of evidence  in support of R&D inputs into Agricultural policy and practices 
  • Publicize and share key national R&D developments and white-paper concepts t address stakeholder concerns 


  • Minimum of a Masters degree in an agricultural sciences or its equivalent 
  • Professional development courses on Agricultural research management
  • A PhD will be an  added advantage
  • Proven knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices 
  • A profile  of own research work with publications in peer reviewed journals 
  • Proven track records in programs  and projects management 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior management position 


  • Negotiation skills for mobilization of research funds 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret the national  agricultural  policy environment 
  • Sound computer literacy in R&D data and databases utilities 
  • A team builder and player with acute communication and leadership skills 


Applications addressed to the Chairperson to be submitted by email to on or before close of business on 29 September 2022 

The Chairperson 

Agricultural Research Council 

P.O.Box MP 1140 ,Mt Pleasant 



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