Jobs and Opportunities 2017 Week 4

Nigel Mugamu

, Resources

Vacancies available:

Executive Secretary – Level 11 (2 Posts) – ZIMRA

  1. Reporting to Commissioner General
  2. Reporting to Regional Manager: Region 1, Environs

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the respective manager’s office and diary
  • Handling highly confidential information
  • Making travel arrangements and bookings
  • Typing confidential documents
  • Filing documents, receiving and making calls
  • Photocopying confidential documents for the respective manager
  • Arranging meetings for the respective manager
  • Any other duties as may be assigned

 

Interested candidates should submit applications, accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of academic and professional qualifications, by not later than Friday, 3rd February 2017 in envelopes clearly indicating the position being applied for. Applications should be addressed to:

The Acting Director: Human Resources & Administration

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

6th Floor, ZB Centre

Cnr. First Street/Kwame Nkrumah Avenue

PO. Box 4360

HARARE

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Clerical Assistant, Accounts – Level 13 (1 Post) – ZIMRA

Responsibilities:

Receivables

  • Confirming payments made through the bank
  • Verifying payments under different tax heads
  • Extracting revenue reports from SAP and ASYCUDA
  • Checking in the system for any revenue mis-postings
  • Balancing receipts and cash according to tax heads
  • Balancing cash and bank credit slips according to currencies
  • Banking all revenue collections
  • Reporting all shortfalls or queries to the supervisor

Payables

  • Verifying invoices for payments
  • Completing RTGS or internal funds transfer for payments
  • Processing of approved payments through PAYNET
  • Preparing documents for reimbursements of funds
  • Maintaining petty cash float
  • Processing of approved travel and subsistence claims

Interested candidates should submit applications, accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of academic and professional qualifications, by not later than Friday, 3rd February 2017 in envelopes clearly indicating the position being applied for. Applications should be addressed to:

The Acting Director: Human Resources & Administration

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

6th Floor, ZB Centre

Cnr. First Street/Kwame Nkrumah Avenue

PO. Box 4360

HARARE

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Consultancy Opportunity: Human Resources experts – Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR)

Deadline: Friday, the 27th of January 2017 at 1400 hrs

Background

The Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) is an independent research institute that empowers people, organizations and governments with sound and evidence-based legal and policy solutions and services that enhance development. CALR seeks to ensure that the law is utilized to respond to everyday societal challenges.

CALR offers legal expertise, resources, tools and technical support to governments, developmental partners, and civil society organizations. Its work links the law (as it is and as it ought to be) with developmental needs across the multiple sectors of a country’s economy. In this manner its inter-disciplinary work revolves around two thematic areas, namely: (a) Law, Economics and Science; and (b) Law, Democracy and Governance

Scope of Work

CALR is seeking the services of Human Resources experts to conduct a Human Capital Evaluation for the organisation. This will include reviewing existing HR policies and procedures, comparing the same with like organisations and making recommendations for improvement and best practices. In doing so the consultant is expected to conduct a market survey of comparator organisations. This will also entail reviewing each position within the organisation and establishing fair relative value of jobs based on fair judgement and thus design an equitable and sound job grading and remuneration structure comparable to prevailing market rates. The Consultant is also required to research social security options (e.g. medical aid insurance, life and disability insurance) available in Zimbabwe and make recommendations on reliable and suitable options.

Expected Outputs

  1. Structured salary scale and job grading
  2. A consolidated up to date HR Procedure Manual
  3. A modern performance appraisal tool
  4. To build capacity and develop training material
  5. A report of benefits offered by comparator organisations
  6. Consolidated report on findings in a concise report
  7. Submit working papers, materials, tools, background information that formed the basis of findings and recommendations

The consultant must complete the project within 14 days of awarding of contract

Qualifications and experience

  1. Minimum University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Human Resources Management or related field
  2. At least 5 years’ experience in conducting labour market surveys
  3. Familiarity of the labour market in Zimbabwe

Suitably qualified consultants are invited to submit proposals, as per the scope of work indicated above. Proposals should be sent to admin@ca-lr.org Electronic submissions are preferred but hard copies can be submitted to Number 12 Ashton Road, Alexandra Park, Harare. Proposals should include the following;

  1. Company profile (for firms)
  2. CVs of consultants
  3. Indication of previous similar assignments
  4. Proposed methodology
  5. Detailed cost estimate and payment schedule
  6. Three contactable referees

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Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ)

Vacancy Notice

BACKGROUND TO POTRAZ

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is a statutory body established in terms of Postal and Telecommunications Act [Chapter 12:05].POTRAZ’s mandate is to license and monitor operations in the Postal and Telecommunications Sector.

Procurement Manager

Applications are invited from individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Director Corporate Services.

Education and Qualifications

  • A good first degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or equivalent
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Graduate Diploma or equivalent
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • A Masters degree will be a distinct advantage

Experience

  • At least 5 years experience at managerial level

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the procurement process.
  • Setting work objectives, directing, supervising and reviewing staff and staff assignments.
  • Providing high-level technical/administrative guidance on work requirements and methods.
  • Managing and reviewing documents for the procurement of all supplies, equipment and services for the Authority and ensuring compliance with the Procurement Policy and Procedures Manual, as well as applicable State Procurement Board regulations.
  • Establishing bid standards and preparing procurement documents to publicly solicit bids and contracts for the purchase and /or lease of materials and services.
  • Identifying suppliers that satisfy Authority’s contracting and purchasing requirements.
  • Maintaining positive vendor relations.
  • Managing the preparation of solicitation documents and offers.
  • Conducting (or managing the process for) the evaluations of proposals, offers and bids in accordance with internal policy and external local, State Procurement Board regulations while selecting the best supplier in accordance with solicitation requirements.
  • Maintaining complete record of Authority contracts for goods and services.
  • Writing and reviewing action items going before the Board on solicitations, contract awards and modifications.
  • Recommending policies and procedures as needed to ensure the success and compliance of all procurement related activities.
  • Coordinating routinely with other departments to assure effective and timely coordination and team work in procuring goods and services.
  • Conducting procurement research, providing guidance and direction by presenting available procurement options to the Authority’s best advantage.
  • Conducting evaluations of procurement staff for review and approval by the Director Corporate Services.
  • Incorporating best practices and market research into procurement practices to ensure the Authority obtains best value for money goods and services.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Sound IT literacy
  • Thorough knowledge of State Procurement Board regulations
  • Speed Action Results Focused.
  • Organizational Awareness.
  • Interpersonal Understanding
  • Organizational Commitment.
  • Conceptual Thinking

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Procurement Officer

Applications are invited from individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Procurement Manager.

Education and Qualifications

  • A good first degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, or Diploma in Procurement and Supply from a professional body
  • Membership of a relevant professional body

Experience

  • At least 5 years relevant experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiating contractual arrangements with suppliers to ensure that value for money and excellent service levels are maintained and optimized across all categories of expenditure.
  • Optimising payment terms in favour of POTRAZ.
  • Undertaking research and analysis into the supply market and customer requirements, including gathering information from a variety of sources, analysing data, identifying trends and preparing reports and recommendations.
  • Contributing to the development of procurement documentation, including acquisition plan, procurement schedule, request for offers, evaluation plan, negotiation plan and purchase recommendation.
  • Contributing to the evaluation of offers, including the development of evaluation methodology and criteria.
  • Providing support to the implementation, transition and management of the contracts.
  • Providing procurement advice to internal clients and key stakeholders.
  • Undertakes simple negotiations.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with suppliers, internal clients, key stakeholders and industry bodies.
  • Designing appropriate reporting and monitoring mechanisms that clearly highlight cost savings achieved by category / supplier and validate supplier performance and concerns.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Thorough knowledge of State Procurement Board regulations
  • Excellent IT literacy
  • Speed Action Results Focused.
  • Organizational Awareness.
  • Interpersonal Understanding
  • Organizational Commitment.
  • Conceptual Thinking

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Procurement Assistant

Applications are invited from Individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Procurement Officer

Education and Qualifications

  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply.

Experience

  • At least 3years relevant experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring procurement/stores budget and all expenses to ensure they are in line with the expenditure rules.
  • Maintaining stores items/ goods under safe and secure conditions and in accordance with manufacturer/ suppliers’ storage recommendations in order to avoid loss and damages.
  • Sourcing quotations and samples from approved suppliers
  • Nurturing and maintain good relations with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Assessing quality of goods/items before they are issued to customers
  • Issuing out goods to internal customers in line with good customer services practice.
  • Maintaining orderly files on active orders and post activities Prepares paper work such as invoices and returned goods invoices for distribution to the Finance as necessary.
  • Drawing up comparative schedules for purchases.
  • Monitoring restocking levels and initiating purchase requisitions
  • Checking the expiry dates for stores items and notifying superiors.
  • Receiving requests for goods and services from the Authority and initiates procurement processes in line with procedures.
  • Conducting follow-ups with all distributors, vendors, suppliers on the status of placed orders.

Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of State Procurement Board regulations
  • Good appreciation of ICT
  • Speed Action Results Focused.
  • Organizational Awareness.
  • Interpersonal Understanding
  • Organizational Commitment.

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Internal Auditor

Applications are invited from individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Internal Audit & Risk Manager.

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Internal Auditor (C.I.A.), CIS, ACCA or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors(IIA)
  • Knowledge of computerised accounting packages/systems will be a distinct advantage.
  • Must be highly computer literate with deep understanding of internal controls and accounting systems.

Experience

  • At least 5 years Internal Audit experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing compliance with financial, legal, and contractual obligations, and assess whether resources are used economically, efficiently and effectively for the activities of the area under review.
  • Auditing accounting, operations, and practices to determine accuracy and compliance with standards, best practices, procedures, and law.
  • Reviewing accounting and administrative controls to evaluate soundness and reliability.
  • Reviewing internal control system procedures and making recommendations.
  • Obtaining, analysing, and appraising evidentiary data as a base for an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system and the efficiency of performance of the activities being reviewed.
  • Developing audit programmes and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.
  • Preparing working papers for review by the Internal Audit & Risk Manager.
  • Making oral or written presentation to management on conclusion of the examinations.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Results Focus
  • Concern for order and Quality
  • Information Seeking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning &Organizing Skills
  • Financial & Business Expertise

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I.T Auditor

Applications are invited from Individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Internal Audit & Risk Manager

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (C.I.S.A.) or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors(IIA)/ISACA
  • Must be highly computer literate with deep understanding of internal controls and accounting systems.

Experience

  • At least 5 years relevant experience.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessing the Authority’s IT general controls and application controls embedded in automated processes and making recommendations.
  • Monitoring the project status of new systems development, disaster recovery testing, and the Authority’s business continuity plan, and all activities related to I.T. processing.
  • Reviewing the means of safeguarding information assets and monitoring of on-going performance metrics established by the I.T. department.
  • Appraising the economy and efficiency of how resources are employed.
  • Prepare a risk-based I.T. audit programme.
  • Determining the audit procedures to be used, including the use of computer-assisted audit techniques.
  • Evaluating a system’s effectiveness through the application of knowledge of business systems, including I.T. governance and management, I.T. system development cycle, I.T. operations, maintenance and service management, protection of information assets, and an understanding of auditing techniques.
  • Preparing working papers for review by the Internal Audit & Risk Manager.
  • Making oral or written presentations to management on conclusion of the examinations.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Concern for order and Quality
  • Information Seeking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning &Organizing Skills
  • Ability to use CAATS, e.g. ACL

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Finance Officer

Applications are invited from individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Finance Manager.

 Education and Qualifications

Bachelor of Accountancy degree and/or

  • Professional qualification such as CIS/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent will be an added advantage

Experience

  • At least 5 years relevant experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintaining Fixed assets register
  • Managing Petty cash
  • Management of Contracts
  • Invoicing
  • Processing journals
  • Carrying out general ledger Reconciliations
  • Liaising with the bank
  • Producing management accounts
  • Preparing annual Financial Statements

Competencies and Attributes

  • Proficient in any accounting package ,Knowledge of Sage Evolution accounting package will be an added advantage
  • Must be able to use MS Word, excel and power point effectively

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Accounts Clerk

Applications are invited from individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Finance Officer.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Accountancy degree and/or
  • Professional qualification such as CIS/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent

Experience

  • At least 3 years relevant experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generating cash flow reports as directed
  • Updating Cashbook on a daily basis
  • Maintaining Fixed Assets Register
  • Maintaining and reconciling Creditors ledger
  • Maintaining and reconciling Debtors ledger
  • Processing rreceipts and payments
  • Handling petty cash
  • Issuing fuel
  • Reconciling General ledger accounts

Competencies and Attributes

  • Knowledge of Pastel package
  • Must be able to use MS Word, excel and power point effectively

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Personal Assistant to Deputy Director General

Applications are invited from Individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to the Deputy Director General

Education and Qualifications

  • An HND or degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Minimum of a National Diploma in Secretarial Studies
  • ICDL
  • Typing speed of at least 50 words per minute.
  • Shorthand speed of 80 words per minute.

Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in a similar position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the Deputy Director General’s diary and meeting schedule in liaison with the Director General’s Personal Assistant.
  • Coordinating the schedule of the Deputy Director General, prioritizing functions and appointments, ensuring that meetings, deadlines, presentations and other duties of the Deputy Director General are carried out seamlessly
  • Arranging management meetings (including client meetings) and taking minutes where required
  • Liaising with stakeholders at a high – level on behalf of the Deputy Director General
  • Setting up Strategic Planning meetings and coordinating all meetings in support of team efficiency
  • Preparing a Dash Board of performance targets for all Directorates and keeping it updated
  • Providing direct support for the Senior Management team as required, particularly in meeting business planning targets
  • Supporting the Deputy Director General to prepare information for presentations, media interviews or such information as may be requested by the Director General, Board or Ministry from time to time.
  • Scanning , binding, printing documents as directed
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail and telephone calls
  • Liaising with travel agents on travel arrangements
  • Liaising with embassies for visa provision

Competencies

  • Ability to manage complex and highly confidential information
  • Excellent IT literacy –
  • Ability to present and analyse data
  • Very good communication skills – oral and
  • Excellent social skills,

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Personal Assistant to UPU Regional Coordinator – Eastern & Southern Africa

Applications are invited from Individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) on a two year fixed contract basis.

Background of Universal Postal Union

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is a specilised agency of United Nations which is responsible for co-ordinating postal development activities worldwide. The UPU has 191 member Countries including Zimbabwe and its Head Office is in Berne Switerland. The UPU Regional Office in Harare, is responsible for co-coordinating postal developmental activities in Countries of Southern and East Africa.

The position reports to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Regional Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Africa.

 Education and Qualifications

  • Higher National Diploma in Secretarial Studies.
  • Degree in Social Studies, Development Studies , Communication, Marketing or other Commercial studies.
  • Knowledge of French Language is an added advantage.
  • Typing speed of at least 50 words per minute.
  • Shorthand speed of 80 words per minute.

Experience

  • At least 5 years relevant experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitating the smooth and efficient running of the UPU Regional Office in Harare.
  • Providing secretarial support needed in managing the UPU Regional Office and this includes the following main areas, among other things:
  • Interacting with postal and other key stakeholders in countries within the Southern and East Africa region and in other regions, as well as the authorities at the UPU Head Office in Switzerland.
  • Organising missions and other trips, for the UPU Regional Project Co-ordinator.
  • Organising workshops, seminars and conferences on behalf of the Regional Project Co-ordinator.
  • Facilitating communication between the UPU Regional Office and countries in the region.
  • Drafting, typing and editing documents on behalf of the UPU Regional Project Co-ordinator.
  • Managing the Regional Project Co-ordinator’s diary.
  • Interacting with external organizations/institutions and customers on issues pertaining to various programmes and activities being undertaken within the UPU Regional Office in Harare.

Competencies

  • Analytical skills.
  • High-level computer literacy.
  • Public Relations skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills, both written and oral.

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General Hand x 1

Applications are invited from mature Individuals with suitable qualifications and experience for the above mentioned position which has arisen in POTRAZ.

The position reports to Building Caretaker

Education and Qualifications

  • Semi Skilled Worker Electrical/Plumbing/Carpentry and/or Building
  • At least 5 O-Levels (including English, Science and Maths).

Experience

  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience in property maintenance.
  • Have knowledge of the Construction Industry regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintening buildings and Monitoring Stations.
  • Carrying out hard and soft landscaping and maintenance of grounds to required standard.
  • Maintaining fire guards to required standards.
  • Cleaning/dusting electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Maintaining security/ boundary fence to required standards.
  • Monitoring generator fuel re-order levels
  • Reporting generators, boreholes and all equipment faults.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Results Focus.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good sense of creativity.

Package:

POTRAZ offers an attractive remuneration package that is negotiable and is commensurate with qualification, experience and demonstrated ability to meet job requirements.

Applicants wishing to be considered for the above mentioned positions should submit their applications together with curriculum vitae, including certified copies of educational qualifications clearly MARKED position applied for, by not later than 31 January 2017 to:

The Director General                          OR

POTRAZ                                                                                       P.O. Box MP 843

Block A Emerald Business Park                                              Mt Pleasant

30 The Chase.  Mt Pleasant                                                      Harare


 

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Pauline Graham Scholarship for African Women

Pauline Avigès Graham graduated from LSE with a BSc in Accounting in 1965. She was a scholarship recipient herself in Egypt where she was born and brought up. Having had the opportunity to study at LSE, she is now keen to be an education benefactor herself and has provided a generous endowment which enables the School to offer an annual scholarship of up to £15,000.

Eligibility:

This award is for a female African national, domiciled within an African country or the UK; or a female applicant who is a national of and domiciled in, Iran, Iraq or Lebanon.

Applicants must have secured an offer of admission onto a BSc programme at the School.

To applyhttp://www.lse.ac.uk

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Pauline Graham Scholarship for African Women

Pauline Avigès Graham graduated from LSE with a BSc in Accounting in 1965. She was a scholarship recipient herself in Egypt where she was born and brought up. Having had the opportunity to study at LSE, she is now keen to be an education benefactor herself and has provided a generous endowment which enables the School to offer an annual scholarship of up to £15,000.

Eligibility:

This award is for a female African national, domiciled within an African country or the UK; or a female applicant who is a national of and domiciled in, Iran, Iraq or Lebanon.

Applicants must have secured an offer of admission onto a BSc programme at the School.

To applyhttp://www.lse.ac.uk

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