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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ACCOUNTANT JOB AT US EMBASSY IN HARARE

Accountant

OPEN TO:               ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES
POSITION:            ACCOUNTANT, FSN-08; FP-06                        
OPENING DATE:    JANUARY 23, 2015
CLOSING DATE:    FEBRUARY 6, 2015
WORK HOURS:     FULL-TIME; 40 HOURS/WEEK
SALARY:               Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) $ 39,166* p.a. FP-06
                             Ordinarily Resident (OR) $25,762** p.a., FSN-08
                                    *Final salary is subject to determination and authorization by Washington.               
**Current salary must be documented for consideration above the stated salary.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND /OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Harare is seeking an individual for the position of Accountant in the Financial Management Office.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent provides a full range of complex accounting functions for assigned portfolio, which could include any of the following accounts: Consular, Overseas Building Operations (OBO), Diplomatic Security, Travel, Representation, Marine Security Guard Program, International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS), State Program, Public Diplomacy, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office - Telephone 263-4-250593 Ext 4622, 4991, 4207.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • Completion of secondary school is required. At least one year of college or business technical study in financial accounting, or auditing is required.
  • Six years’ experience in accounting or finance is required.
  • Level IV English (fluent) in written and oral is required.
  • Must have knowledge of Accounting and finance principles, procedures and processes.
  • Must have a strong understanding of automated accounting systems.
  •  Must have strong knowledge in the review and processing of obligating documents, allotment documents, invoices and disbursements.
SELECTION PROCESS
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
A TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS. 
 
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4.  Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
TO APPLY
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same informationfound on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4.  Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
American Embassy
Human Resources Office
P O Box 3340, Harare
E-mail: hararerecruit@state.gov 
POINT OF CONTACT
Human Resources Office
Nicholas H. Reynolds, HR Officer
Rutendo F. Chitapi, HR Specialist
172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
Harare
Telephone: 263-4-250593 
Extension: 4207
FAX:  263-4-796488  
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION:  FEBRUARY 6, 2015

CHAUFFEUR AT US EMBASSY IN HARARE

Chauffeur

OPEN TO:               ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES / ALL SOURCES
POSITION:            CHAUFFEUR, FSN-03; FP-BB                       
OPENING DATE:    JANUARY 22, 2015
CLOSING DATE:    FEBRUARY 5, 2015
WORK HOURS:      FULL-TIME; 44 HOURS/WEEK
SALARY:                Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) $ 22,279* p.a. FP-BB
                              Ordinarily Resident (OR) $13,383** p.a., FSN-03
                             *Final salary is subject to determination and authorization by Washington.               
**Current salary must be documented for consideration above the stated salary.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND /OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Embassy in Harare is seeking an individual for the position of Chauffeur in the Motor Pool Section of the General Services Office.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Operates motor-vehicles to transport passengers and cargo. Incumbent is assigned daily tasks and deliveries by the Motor-Pool Supervisor. Supervision is by the Motor-Pool Supervisor while overall supervision is provided by the General Services Officer.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office - Telephone 263-4-250593 Ext 4622, 4991, 4207.
 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • Completion of secondary education (5 ‘O’ Levels) is required.
  •  Two years’ experience in driving all types of vehicles with a valid class 2 and 4 driver’s licenses is required.
  • Level 3, (good working knowledge) English speaking and writing ability and Level 2 Shona/Ndebele are required.
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance, Zimbabwean traffic rules and regulations; familiarity with Harare streets and knowledge of Zimbabwean road network are required.
SELECTION PROCESS
When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
A TEST FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS AND A PRACTICAL ROAD TEST WILL BE ADMINISTERED AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS. 
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 
2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4.  Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
TO APPLY
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1. Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same informationfound on the UAE (see Appendix B); or
3. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; plus
4.  Candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
American Embassy
Human Resources Office 
P O Box 3340, Harare
E-mail: hararerecruit@state.gov
POINT OF CONTACT
Human Resources Office
Nicholas H. Reynolds, HR Officer
Rutendo F. Chitapi, HR Specialist
172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
Harare
Telephone: 263-4-250593 
Extension: 4207
FAX:  263-4-796488
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: FEBRUARY 5, 2015

Financial Management and Operations Director, Southern Africa

For over 50 years and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 46 projects in 31 countries and revenues of $173 million.
Financial Management and Operations Director, Southern Africa
We are currently seeking a Financial Management and Operations Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Southern Africa Trade Hub. The project’s primary focus will be to develop the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states, the private sector, and civil society organizations to realize advantages of greater regional and global trade linkages and export-oriented business development and in so doing, create opportunities for SADC member states to export to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize, distribute, and coordinate work flow; supervise, train, guide, and advise staff.
  • Establish work plans and annual performance goals for each team member, ensuring timely and quality execution of group deliverables.
  • Make recommendations concerning employment, performance, and other personnel actions
  • Ensure that Standards of Conduct, the Employee Policy Manual, Field Finance and Accounting Manual, and other corporate and applicable policies, procedures, and schedules are adhered to.
  • Recommend, approve, and implement procedures, and schedules within limits of authority
  • Prepare and analyze budgets, prepare financial reports, and make recommendations to HQ on budget expenditures.
  • Ensure that Program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of the fiscal year.
  • Oversee annual financial audits of program and ensure that sub grantees comply with all audit and financial review requirements.
  • Maintain updated information regarding all reporting requirements and financial restrictions.
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA effectively to other organizations addressing needs of field staff and briefing and debriefing employees/consultants/volunteers.
  • Assist in Program development and proposal preparation as needed.
  • Undertake all other duties and projects as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Assume responsibility for overall management and provide leadership, oversight and support to all aspects of the Grant Fund.
  • Supervise Grants Officers and Procurement Specialists.
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in financial management, business administration finance, accounting, or other relevant field preferred; or a Bachelor’s degree or certified accounting degree with 15 years of experience required.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in financial management including three years of experience at a senior level, preferably working with an international NGO.
  • Minimum of three years managing a diverse team. Previous experience with managing HR and IT practices a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable Host Government, USG, and donor laws, regulations, policies, and practices in all areas (finance, accounting, payroll, human resources, information technology, procurement and logistics).
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing large budgets required.
  • Assume responsibility for overall management and provide leadership, oversight and support to all aspects of the Grant Fund.
  • Supervise Grants Officers and Procurement Specialists.
  • Excellent oral communication skills. Ability to communicate, negotiate, advise, persuade, or resolve issues that are highly complex and sensitive in nature.
  • Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a team of diverse individuals. Strong mentoring and teambuilding skills.
  • Fluency in English required.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55568361D43515B7E59192F7757196B02627B4D. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

Programme Finance Officer - Fixed Term Position

Description

Programme Finance Officer - Fixed Term Position (6 months)


Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. Christian Aid has a vision - an end to poverty - and we believe that vision can become a reality.

About the role
The role is based in Harare, Zimbabwe and is key in providing support to local partner organisations in financial management. This will include assisting the effective implementation of any relevant institutional donor funded programme and to provide capacity building support to partners on financial accounting and management. The role holder contributes to the development of finance management at the country office level and supports the financial budgeting and reporting in the office. A key deliveryarea for this role is financial capacity building to partners including budgeting, procurement, reporting, auditing and compliance with Christian Aid's and institutional donor's policies and procedures.

Requirements

Essential requirements
  • Graduate in a financial management or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years' experience.
  • Specialised knowledge of finance and financial standards required by donors.
  • Knowledge of local financial standards and legal framework.
  • Experience of writing and reviewing financial reports.
  • Experience of creating and monitoring budgets and working with compliance regulations.
  • Considerable experience in delivering financial training using different methodologies
  • Exposure to spreadsheet and word processing packages
  • Self-motivated, thorough and accuracy oriented
  • Understanding of financial controls and procedures

Desirable
  • Part-qualified IFAC accountant and training related qualification
  • Holder of a professional qualification preferably CIS, CIMA, ACCA, etc.
  • Knowledge of institutional donor requirements,
  • Knowledge of local partners/NGOs and development.
  • Advanced use of Excel and experience of using computerised financial reporting tools.

Further information
This is a fixed term contract of 6 months starting 1 April 2015. The role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Closing date is 1700hrs; 10th February, 2015. To apply online please visit the following website to access the full advert and application package:http://www.christianaid.org.uk/aboutus/jobs/index.aspx

CVs will not be accepted.

For queries relating to this vacancy send an email to Zimbabwe-Jobs[at]Christian-aid.org

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