In order to carry out its mandate effectively, National Council for Construction is administratively divided into four main Directorates, these are:
- Registration and Regulation
- The Construction School
- Finance and Administration; and
- Legal Service
REGISTRATION AND REGULATION
The Registration and Regulation Department of the NCC was established to carry out regulatory functions of the NCC. As such, the core functions of the Registration and Regulation Department involve registration and affiliation of construction companies and firms; monitoring of construction activities; enforcement of standards; and, promotion of the local construction industry.
The NCC established a Registration and affiliation Scheme for contractors and consultants in December 2005. The Registration Scheme is intended to be the basis for regulating the industry by ensuring that only legitimate persons undertake work in Zambia. The scheme will also provide for the establishment of a database of contractors and consultants in the Zambian construction industry, which would be used for construction industry development.
- Vision Statement:
The vision of the Registration and Regulation Department is to be an authority on construction issues and information.
- Mission Statement:
The mission of the Registration and Regulation Department is to ensure that the Zambian construction industry is comprised of contractors and consultants who exhibit the highest standards of performance both within and outside Zambia; and that the construction industry contributes significantly to economic development in Zambia.
- To register all contractors in Zambia;
- To ensure compliance to construction regulations and standards;
- To facilitate the participation of local contractors in all construction projects;
- To facilitate the recognition of local contractors in the implementation of infrastructure projects;
- To develop local contractors by facilitating their growth from small scale capacity to medium and large scale;
- To increase formal construction activities in the industry;
- To foster the growth of the Zambian construction industry.
The Construction School was created to administer part of NCC aims and objectives. The core function of the training department is to provide training, coordinate, improve and facilitate the accessibility to training in the construction industry in Zambia that comprise Building (residential and non – residential) and civil engineering (Roads, bridges, water and sanitation infrastructure, etc) in order to achieve and maintain the highest possible standards in the industry.
- Training School structure:
With the formulation of the 5-10 year strategic plan, it is expected that the school shall comprise 5 main sections namely:- Roads, Laboratory, Plant and Machine pool, Buildings, Appropriate Technology.
- Labour Based Technology Courses Achievements:
The following courses have been conducted since October 2004 to date
- Enhanced Road Maintenance (14 weeks duration) from 13/09/04 to 17/12/04
- Maintenance of paved Roads (2 weeks) from21/02/05 to 04/04/05
- Enhanced Road Maintenance (14 weeks duration) from 28/02/05 to 03/06/05
FINANCE and ADMINISTRATION
The Finance and Administration Directorate is responsible for all the financial and administrative work of NCC. It also acts as a catalyst to provide advice, recommendations and support services to the other two Directorates to ensure smooth operations.
The main activities and responsibilities of the Finance and Administration Directorate include managing financial resources, management of Human Resources, Internal Audit, the Canteen, Workshop, Procurement, Information and Communications Technology and Public Relations.
The main objectives of the department are:
- To effectively manage the Human Resources and provide all necessary support;
- To ensure the execution of the revenue collection function and all related tasks;
- Oversee and perform the financial and accounting functions of the NCC;
- Promote a more customer-oriented department;
- Support all ICT initiatives; and
- Ensure administrative processes are in place and adhered to
Management of the National Council for Construction
Management of the NCC comprises: -
- QS. Mathew Ngulube – Chief Executive Officer
- Arch. Chance Kaonga: Principal – Construction School
- Eng. Ernest Nshindano: Director – Registration and Regulation
- Mr. Morgan Chiselebwe: Director – Finance and Administration
- Mr. Lucky Muntanga: Manager – Internal Audit
- Mr. Brian Mutale: Manager – Business Development
- Ms. Mwenya Kapasa – Legal Counsel
In addition to the 3 department, the National Council for Construction has two directorates namely
- Business Development
- Legal Service
The Business Development unit is one of the newest units that have been created under direct supervision of the Executive Director and started operating on 1st July 2014.It is headed by the Business Development Manager. Business Development at NCC entails the organizational processes which shall ensure an ongoing improvement of the existing NCC business and development of new business strategies in a sustainable manner. Due to the dynamic nature of the construction sector, it has become imperative to deliver to the expectations of NCC stakeholders through formulation of strategies that shall contribute to effective evidence based policies in the construction sector. As a corporate function, business development is concerned with managing the development of NCC business from both the external and internal perspective as a way of contributing towards efficiently and effectively regulating and promoting the Zambian Construction industry and building its capacity.
The specific functions of the unit are:-
- To develop and recommend strategies ( both Financial and Non-financial) aimed at making NCC sustainable in the medium to long term
- To review available potential sources resource and make recommendations for appropriate resource mobilization
- To conduct market analysis for the NCC and propose appropriate marketing strategies
- To propose means of benefiting from various bilateral and multi-lateral agreements/protocols
- To develop and implement a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the NCC
- To propose measures for construction industry development
- To promote linkages with relevant business bodies locally, regionally and globally
- To examine and propose most viable trade and economic agreements
- To recommend strategies for the promotion of NCC and its activities through the Newsletter, Magazine, website, reports and other viable options