Position title
Personal Assistant to Chief Director: Life and Health Sciences

Reporting to the Chief Director, Directorate of Life and Health Sciences, the position exists to support the Chief Director in the achievement of ZIMCHE’s mandate.  He/she will assist the Chief Director in ensuring that the functions of Council are executed, as set out in the ZIMCHE Act.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main Role and Responsibilities


  • Register all institutions who will approach ZIMCHE for accreditation and their proposed new programme(s).
  • Keeping track of reports from Peer reviewers and responses from institutions.
  • Updating the database of peer reviewers in Life and Health Sciences directorate
  • Preparing documents for ZIMCHE council Committees well in advance before the meeting and any other meeting attended by Directors/Chief Director Life and Health Sciences.
  • Communicating with relevant departments to achieve Directorates key result areas and strategic plan.
  • Writing directorate reports in all activities planned for the directorate.
  • Researching on quality assurance issues affecting the directorate
  • Landscape scanning and responding to funding proposals necessary to achieve the Directorates mandate.
  • Establishing relationships with Professional Associations overseeing Life and Health Sciences training in Zimbabwe.
  • Organizing all appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements for directorate staff.
  • Preparing the budgets for the directorate
  • Ensure the effective management and update of all relevant databases including contact details for personnel in life and health science in universities as well as other stakeholders.
  • Perform any such function as may be prescribed by Ordinance and in line with the SOPs of the directorate
  • Process claims and financial requests for the Directorate.
Key Attributes
  • Applicants must be studying towards or have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised Institution.
  • An HND / Diploma in Secretarial, or Office Management or Executive Secretarial.
  • Applicants should have at least 3 years’ experience in a Higher Education setting, and be able to communicate with Academics professionally.
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal supervision, have excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Teams is a requirement.
  • Applicant must be self-motivated and committed to advance to higher qualifications necessary for career progression in the organisation.
  • Have good leadership skills and be honest and reliable.
Mode of Application

Interested candidates should submit the following: application letter, a detailed CV and certified copies of degree certificates, names and addresses of at least three referees including their email addresses to:


The Director, Human Resources, ZIMCHE, P.O. Box H100 Hatfield or 21 J.M Nkomo Road, Hatfield, Harare not later than 30th of September 2021.


The application should be emailed to humanresources@zimche.ac.zw in a single PDF file clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line.


Job Location
Date posted
September 21, 2021
Valid through
September 30, 2021
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