ZNCC Structures and Subcommittees
The Chamber is driven by a Secretariat through subcommittees, which provide the platform for members to contribute ideas on how the Chamber conducts its business. Currently the active subcommittees of the Chamber are:
Membership and Public Relations
This committee is responsible for membership drive, public and press relations,
It also builds and maintains relationships with members, disseminates information and offers business development and training services to members.
Macro Economics, Advocacy & Trade
This committee formulates and monitors policy related to the production and review of fiscal and monetary policy input to the Central Bank and the Government. It acts as a think tank for economic research and development for the Chamber on Regional and global macroeconomics issues. This subcommittee organizes and facilitates inward and outward bound trade missions, meet the buyer campaigns, promotion of Zimbabwe Products, trade fairs and exhibitions, stakeholder dialogue workshops on trade issues and promotion of a conducive environment in local authorities. The sub-committee also ensures that ZNCC plays a relevant and leading role in business advocacy. The committee stands as the “voice” of the Chamber, and is responsible for coming up with a calendar of engagements with all the relevant stakeholders
Enterprise Development, MSME, YOUTH & ICT
This subcommittee Formulates, monitors and implements policy related to promoting formalization of the Zimbabwean economy through encouraging the youths to set up formal businesses as well as advocate and lobby on behalf of young preneurs on policies which affect their businesses at all government levels. It also handles issues to do with franchising of SMEs, Specific training courses to SMEs, Market access to SMEs (local and external), Setting up of business centers for SMEs in all regions, Funding for SMEs and regularizing activities of SMEs and youths. It is also responsible for monitoring ICT strategy, ensuring that it conforms to and supports the strategic priorities of the Chamber and to oversee the Chamber’s information management and supporting information and communication technology (ICT) practices to ensure priorities are met.
Finance and Administration
The Committee evaluates and monitors policies and procedures related to finance & Administration systems and procedures. It also handles budgeting and budgetary control, administration of assets, production of financial statements, audit preparations, fundraising, procurement and human resources
AUDIT & GOVERNANCE
The committee ensures that effective audit functions and risk management processes are in place. It also ensures that an adequate internal control environment is established and financial management processes are operating effectively. The committee also considers all aspects of external audit and the recommendation of audited financial statements to the board and evaluation of issues raised by the external auditor
The committee is responsible for up scaling women members of the Chamber. This is achieved through business linkages and communication with relevant stakeholders e.g. Government , Parliament, Civic society and other organizations offering similar services to women in business..
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal
This committee is there to arouse interest and to promote the use of appropriate forms of dispute resolution mechanisms for handling disputes. It also provides basic knowledge, through organizing various training courses, for the ZNCC members so as to assist them to be versed with various methods used in resolving disputes. It makes recommendations to the ZNCC National Executive Committee regarding the carriage of grievances
AGRIBUSINESS & SUSTAINABILITY
The committee provides leadership and advice on all pertinent matters relating to the enhancement of the agricultural value chain for the furtherance of the objectives of the ZNCC. It provides guidance on decisions to support and develop the sector for the benefit of the local community and economy. It identifies and highlights Research Areas to enhance Agricultural development. It also oversees members’ standards and strategies designed to manage social and environmental risks and achieve compliance with social and environmental responsibilities and commitments (sustainable development). The committee has an oversight of sustainable development responsibilities in safety, health and employment practises for members.