Matete has been appointed as Instructor at the International Athletic Associations Federation (IAAF) High Performance Training centre in Port Loius.
Matete said IAAF, the world athletic mother governing body, intends to extent his contract to two years after expiry of the initial six months contract.
Matete’s immediate task is to train athletes expected to compete in the 2009 World championships in Germany later this year and 2012 London Olympic games.
The former world champion believes he has the experience and ability to develop athletics.
Matete said he is humbled to have been recognised by a global sports organisations like the IAAF.
He however, said he will come back to Zambia at the end of his appointment to continue with his Sport for Youth organisation which he founded in Kitwe four years ago.
He said during his absence, the Sports for Youth board members will help run affairs of the organisation in conjunction with the head coach Charles Lupiya.
The multi talented Matete who also plays other sports disciplines, returned home in 2002 from the USA where he was based for over 17 years.
In August 1991 in Tokyo-Japan, Matete surprised the world when he became the first African to lift a gold medal in the four hundred metres hurdles.