Crisis in Zimbabwe as 500 apply for only 4 available NSSA jobs

AT least 500 candidates applied for four top positions advertised by the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) last month.
Vacant posts at NSSA, arose following the departure of key executives last year. They include that of general manager, chief investments officer, chief operating officer/finance officer and chief property investment officer.
The COO’s position is new at NSSA and reflects the new direction that it wants to take the compulsory pension scheme.
The NSSA board led by chartered accountant, Robin Vela, appointed Hashmon Matemera who is also a board member and banker as the acting chief executive.
In a statement on Monday, NSSA said: “It is anticipated that the board will be able to report on the updated position regarding the appointment of substantive management together with NSSA’s Q1 2016 formal report on or before 30 April 2016”.
“The board appointed recruitment committee (led by the HR committee chairperson, Mrs Nester Mukwehwa) is focused on processing the final shortlisted candidates for final interview and psychometric evaluation before substantive appointment is made”.
“In order to ensure continuity and minimise disruption to the authority and the new course being chartered by the board, the board has resolved to extend the acting appointments of inter alia, the general manager, investments director, finance director, corporate services director and ICT director, whose incumbents will continue to represent NSSA in the same capacity with effect from 1 April 2016. Further announcements will be made in due course,” said NSSA.-Fingaz