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Callistus Kaoma
Director Administration , Government agency
Lusaka , Zambia
25-year veteran in Organisation development, management and planning, with exceptional leadership abilities and a tireless work ethic mostly in people/ service-oriented organisations focused on the need to assure broad cooperative effort through the use of sound planning and strong administrative skills of persuasion to achieve organisational goals.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Professional Experience:
I’m currently working as Director of Administration at the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). I hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA); a Masters Degree in Psychological Sciences (MPS); Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building construction. I bring with me management and technical work experience of over twenty-five (25) years in the public, private and the Non-Governmental Organization sectors.

I’ve enjoyed the appointments of Zambian Director with BuildIT International- a UK based NGO involved in infrastructure development; National operations/programmes manager with Habitat for Humanity Zambia; Director of Engineering services at Chililabombwe Municipal Council; Deputy Quantity Surveyor at A/S Phoenix Contractors; and Branch Manager at Mulonga Water and Sewerage Company.

I’m a registered engineer and member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ). I am also a member of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) and was Zambia’s focal person for the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA)/ United Cities and Local Governments in Africa (UCLGA) water and sanitation hub from 2006 to 2009. I was team leader for the Chililabombwe district water campaign team from 2005-2008 under the International Council on Local Environment Initiative (ICLEI)- a member of the World Water Council (WWC) and an associate of the Global Water Partnership (GWP).

I have a strong command of the English language; I am a highly experienced, energetic, self-motivated and hardworking individual with a comprehensive and strategic understanding of the public, private and NGO sector; I also possess excellent organization and planning skills, with strong initiative and the ability to develop own prioritized work plans and reports to superiors on a timely basis; I have strong capacity to undertake research in unfamiliar territories, with exceptional interpersonal skills and a pleasant personality; I am result oriented with strong administrative and authentic Leadership skills and a strong capacity to work in teams.
? Master of Business Administration (MBA) Copperbelt University 2005- (Best student)
? Masters in Psychological Sciences (MPS) Divine Mercy University- USA, 2021
? Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership, Stellenbosch University, RSA, 2017
? Bsc. (Building) Copperbelt University, Zambia 1996
? Leadership and Negotiations, Harvard University 2018, USA
? Certificate in Diplomatic Practice, Protocol and International Relations, Zambia 2010
? Certificate in Water and Waste Water Management; University of the North, RSA 1999.
? School Certificate; Mufulira Secondary School, Zambia 1988
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Member of the ZRA Union/Management salaries negotiating team for over 10 years

• Chairman for the Kasumbalesa Concession Monitoring Committee, representing Government interest, since 2018

• Participated in the negotiations for the Tax online project between ZRA and TATA.

• Representing ZRA on the Joint Technical/Steering Committee (JTC/JSC) of the Kazungula Bridge Project between Botswana and Zambia.
• Managed to complete staff house construction at Chirundu, Nakonde and Kasumbalesa on time and within budget.

• Was instrumental in ensuring that Border infrastructure at Nakonde, Katima Mulio, Kazungula, and Chanida Border were completed and commissioned

• Was instrumental in the design and implementation of UNWTO projects under ZRA.

• Team leader for the midterm evaluation of the Habitat for Humanity Irish Aid OVC project

• Helped develop a construction quality assurance policy for Habitat for Humanity Zambia

• Local Government Association of Zambia (LGAZ) National Water and Sanitation focal person for the WISA/UCLGA water and sanitation hub 2005-2009

• Team leader for the International Council on Local Environment Initiative (ICLEI) district water campaign team from 2005 to 2009.

• Improved the department’s revenue contribution to the general Council revenue base through the creation of alternative sources of revenue.

• Improved the department’s accountability and efficiency through the design and implementation of improved monitoring, communication and reporting procedures Chililabombwe Municipal Council.

• Orchestrated all details of workshops both in the local authority and the NGO sector

• Known for the ability to meet tight deadlines while maintaining emphasis on quality

• While at Chililabombwe Council, I consistently maintained a professional image and integrity of the department and the organization at large

• Helped to set up the Chililabombwe branch offices for Mulonga Water and Sewerage company

• Chaired the water and sanitation committee session at the United Cities and Local Governments in Africa (UCLGA) congress in Accra-Ghana, in 2007.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Zambian local languages
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