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Senior Business Advisor

Job Description

Title: Senior Business Advisor / Commercializing Post Harvest Loss Solutions in Zambia
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Travel: With local travel up to 25% of the time
Grade: Grade 8-Zambia

I. TechnoServe Background

TechnoServe is a nonprofit international development organization with the mission to work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
Our work focuses on identifying promising business opportunities with a positive economic role for and impact on the rural and urban poor. We believe in hard work, creativity, and leveraging the dynamism of talented people and our approach is based on hiring high-performing people who share our vision of private sector solutions to generate sustainable solutions to poverty. We are committed to innovation, learning, and results, with a global team from world-class industry and management consulting firms. We are currently working in close to 30 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

II. Program Description

Under the Commercializing Post Harvest Loss Solutions project, TechnoServe works in partnership with MUSIKA and WFP and with financing from SIDA. The primary objective of the project is to stimulate investment by manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, farmers and small businesses in the sale and purchase of appropriate technologies to manage post-harvest losses bundled with information and training on best practice. The expected outcome of the project includes: increased employment in the post-harvest technology market in manufacturing and distributing, increased income for farmers, increased food security and nutrition at household level, increased food security and commodity trade at national level, greater resilience against climate shocks at household, community and national levels and more efficient utilisation of agricultural resources.
For the project we now invite applications for a Business Advisor (BA) position to work closely together with the project team from TechnoServe, MUSIKA and WFP.

III. Job Description

Major responsibilities

  • Participate in preparing an industry diagnostic and an industry strategic plan for the development of the post-harvest loss technology industry in Zambia
  • Participate in design of client selection tool and selection of clients
  • Participate in preparing company specific plans for enhancing the performance of Zambian companies engaged in the manufacturing and sale of post-harvest loss technologies. Technologies may include arable crop on-farm solutions such as hermetic bags, mini-silos, fumigation solutions; arable crop first level aggregation solutions such as low cost sheds and bulk handling/storing technologies; and/or cold chain solutions including farm and enterprise level innovations in low cost cooling, handling and storing of perishable produce
  • Provide customized support, training and advice to Zambian post-harvest technology companies in accordance with the plans mentioned above and in response to specific opportunities and requests. Key areas of focus are expected to include marketing, sales, product design, finance, profitability, business planning, organisation and other business related areas.
  • Plan and provide support, training and advice to the industry at large as appropriate and in response to the industry strategic plan and specific opportunities.
  • Develop and sustain trust-based relationships with the client companies and other key industry stakeholders as required.
  • Carry out other activities as required and feasible to make the project succeed.

Planning, reporting, and collaboration

  • Manage his/her time effectively and work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) to develop a work plan
  • Work closely together with colleagues and partners from TechnoServe, MUSIKA and WFP
  • Familiarize his/her self with the indicators and targets as defined for this program
  • Ensure that deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Proactively raise opportunities and issues of concern with the STA

Reports to: The BA will report to the Senior Technical Advisor who will act as program lead.

IV. Required Skills & Experience:

Candidates applying should possess the following requirements:

  • Zambian citizen or right to work in Zambia
  • Bachelor Degree in business or related discipline, a postgraduate qualification will be an added
    advantage
  • 5 years relevant working experience of which preferably at least 3 in the private sector
  • Comprehensive knowledge within areas such as business management, marketing plan development, marketing and sales management, business plan writing, supply chain studies and market surveys
  • Knowledge of agriculture and food industry in Zambia an advantage
  • Proficient computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project and PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical skills including in written form
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to self-start and to generate innovative solutions in work situations
  • Fluency in English required, with knowledge of local languages an advantage

To Apply: Please submit your application (by email only) to with email protected the position title placed in the subject line. Please include (1) cover letter describing your interest, (2) curriculum vitae and (3) telephone contacts of three referees. Please include all requirements in one document. Applications will be treated confidentially. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement. Deadline for applications is 3rd August 2018. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer.

Head of Banking Services

AB Bank Zambia Limited, is a bank with a mission to improve access to a broad range of financial services for the majority of Zambian businesses and their owners in a sustainable and efficient manner. The bank provides financial services to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs and their families in Zambia. AB Bank has been operating in Zambia since 2011 and has since grown steadily with prospects of further expansion.

In order to support our rapidly expanding branch network, we seek to recruit the services of an individual to fill the position of Head of Banking Services(1).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the Sales Strategy of the department, and deliver high quality sales and services that reflect the needs of the customer, as well as meet the bank’s business and social objectives.
  • Promotes effective communication, good team spirit and build high morale amongst Banking Services personnel. Build and maintain a dynamic, motivated workforce at optimum resource numbers to deliver the business. Coordinating and providing feedback to Banking Services Staff to maximize new business opportunities and deepen existing relationships, while providing quality in service delivery in an efficient operation where risks are well controlled.
  • Support the sales team with regards responsibility for Bank’s High Net worth segment in order to manage this segment for value and maintain support and rapport in liaison with the
    team leaders to ensure banking services business units fulfil customer service expectations.
  • Trains and mentors the sales force on sales and technical skills.
  • Liaise with marketing and branches in the planning and holding of customer and general promotional events.
  • Assists COO with product development and the management and implementation of any special projects concerning the Banking Services Department.
  • Manages upcoming projects within the sphere of the Banking Services Department.
  • Observes changes in the banking industry and regulation, passing the information to COO for further action. Support the COO in preparation of trainings, meetings, data analysis and performance management.
  • Represents the bank and attends selective meetings e.g. BOZ, BAZ and Cash Management Committees and other external stakeholders.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Good track record in leading teams and developing staff.
  • Strong track record of target achievement.
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills.
  • Budget and report writing skills.
  • Excellent training and mentoring skills.
  • Advanced Project Management skills.

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to think strategically and proactively
  • Ability to prioritize and manage large amounts of complex tasks independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate with very varied target groups from clients, through staff, to other banks, regulators and investors
  • Ability to motivate, coach and lead a big team.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience as a confirmed Branch Manager
  • A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or a related field.
  • Good knowledge of all operations, products, services and management structures of the Bank
  • In-depth understanding of risks and business opportunities in Banking Services
  • Experience in implementing a strategic sales plan that expands company’s customer base and ensure its strong presence.

APPLICATION DETAILS

If you can identify with our mission and you enjoy working with diverse driven teams, we can offer you an interesting position in a friendly and result driven working environment.

Email your CV and application letter to email protected by Friday 27th July 2018 indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line. No hard copy and late application will be accepted. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted but we thank all of you for your applications.

Head of Business

Innovate Capital Solutions is a wholly owned Zambian Company that provides affordable and sustainable financial products to meet short term capital needs and structured financial solutions to business owners who do not have access to affordable capital.

Innovate Capital Solutions seeks to recruit qualified and experienced professionals in the following vacancies:

Head of Business

Job summary

The Head of Business will be responsible for selling and marketing Innovate Capital Solutions (ICS) products and services to existing and potential Corporates and MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) clients in the assigned sub sectors, and developing new business leads.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Overall responsibility for the Head of Business

  • To take ownership and develop comprehensive familiarity with the credit and risk profile of the portfolio and allocated (portfolio will consist primarily of MSMEs)
  • To sell present and on-board off takers on the Innovate Capital Solutions value program.
  • To acquire, build and manage a profile of high caliber borrowing customers by proactively identifying low credit risk clients and recommend corrective action and to rehabilitate any irregular facilities.
  • To originate and manage a profile of borrowing customers by proactively identifying MSME clients.
  • The ability to coordinate research in respect of given sector and manage exposures on the underlying portfolio
  • Proactively initiate and formulate all credit proposals and obtain appropriate approvals from managements credit committee
  • Develop and implementation of the sales strategy
  • Achieve the set sales targets in order to maximize the portfolio

Education and Experience

  • University Degree in Business Administration or other relevant field.  Master’s Degree would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years within a credit / lending background preferably working for a large banking institution or micro lending company.
  • Strong knowledge of residential mortgage lending practices with a good understanding of credit risk and ideally been exposed to restructurings / work outs.
  • Proficient in the suite of Microsoft Office products and credit risk tools

Skills and Personal Profile

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:-

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team player who works well in a small and dynamic team.
  • Self-starter and strong initiative
  • Strong analytical skills and able to assess risk while protecting the interests of the company, customers & investors
  • Discreet and confidential

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should apply by e-mailing their credentials to: email protected

Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Closing date is Friday 20th July  2018.

Resilient Livelihoods Programme Development Consultant

VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

The purpose of this assignment is to support VSO Zambia in the development of its Signature Programme on Resilient Livelihoods through a broad-based consultative process guided by our “People First Principles’ and VSO Global Strategy. The Signature Programme will be based on identification and linking activities and actors that work to add value to a products from input supply – production – collection – processing and retailing as well as empowering youths with entrepreneurial and vocational skills for wealth and job creation. The SP will contribute towards VSO’s global agenda “Everyone should be able to access a safe, decent and sustainable source of food and income to support themselves and their families”.

The consultant will be required to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive context mapping (secondary review)
  •  Complete the Go or No Go template (working with and to be approved by the Head of Programme Delivery)
  • Conduct stakeholder consultations at national and selected district levels (including facilitation of one national consultative workshop)
  • Facilitate in-house consultations to collate lessons from current and previous projects that may be relevant to the proposed Resilient Livelihoods Signature Programme
  • Share draft of outputs with relevant country team members, Programme Development Team and representatives of other VSO functional units for review and input
  • Incorporate input from VSO staff members after every step in the consultation process
  • Collate all outputs and produce the SP document

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Degree in Business, Social Science, Agriculture or related field. A masters Degree is an added advantage
  • Extensive experience in handling research
  • Extensive Programme Development experience with a bias towards education
  • Strong Programme skills in M&E, including the development and use of appropriate monitoring and reporting tools and systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English, with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire.
  • Successful experience in developing good quality reports and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability in meeting deadlines while producing quality results.

How to apply: Qualifying interested candidates wishing to apply for this role should visit: http://vso.force.com/jobopportunities for job descriptions and further details. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form. Applications close on Friday 21st July 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and invited for interviews, at which time full supporting documentation will be required. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

VSO is an equal opportunity employer valuing inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Women are encouraged to apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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Applications Support Engineer (4)

Responsibilities

  • Work with cross functional teams to deliver carrier grade business systems and services availability
  • Support business by carrying out customer data and usage analytics required for execution relevant products and services
  • Ensure compliance of internal SLAs between application team and business
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Support marketing sections and in the execution of data analyses
  • Carry out detailed data mining, reporting, and delivering market/trend analyses to the business
  • Extract data from various applications and systems, manipulate and explore data, produce analyses using Microsoft Access, Excel, SAS/SQL, etc.
  • Independently research, organize and analyze technical information and prepare reports & recommendations

Candidates Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree E.g. B Sc. or Business qualification or equivalent
  • At least 2 years’ experience of systems and services support which should include Data Mining in a dynamic and fast-moving industry
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Data Analysis
  • Troubleshooting, analytical, logical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

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Service Level Agreement and Partner Performance Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate Strategic, Tactical and Operational objectives of MTNZ business units to Service Level Agreements/IS deliverables
  • Development activities. Create the talent development strategy for the organization.
  • Relate with Business units to ascertain performance levels of IS Services from a Customer and Users perspective.
  • Drafting and negotiating SLA with Vendors that underpin our commitment to Business
  • Maintain IS Service Catalogue
  • Sensitivity in information dissemination
  • Initiate and maintain customer engagement forums
  • Gather business requirements and translate to IS deliverables based on MTNZ business plan.
  • Negotiate and agree on OLA with other supporting business units
  • Drive the implementation of vendor contracts to support IS objectives
  • Facilitate monitoring and reporting of IS Service Levels achievements
  • Coordination of activities to ensure harmonious customer centric environment
  • Facilitate forums that will engender closer work relationship between IS and business units
  • Drives IS Service Improvement initiatives
  • Manage and report on vendor performance

Candidate Requirements

  • Bsc Computer Science or an IT equivalent degree
  • Foundation Certificate in ITIL – IT Service Management
  • Practitioner in ITIL Service Level Management will be an added advantage
  • 4 years IT Service support and Delivery Experience, of which 2 years’ will be Service Level Management Experience and 2 years IT support experience.
  • Customer Management experience – ability to manage customer’s expectations
  • Demonstrate productivity, initiative, professionalism, customer service attitude, attention to detail and quality, ability to multitask, team focus, strong interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Deep understanding and experience with IS technical systems including applications, servers, networking components, backups, disaster recovery, as appropriate.
  • Authority

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Senior Tax Accountant

We are seeking a Senior Tax Accountant to join our Bosch Group Tax Department. The outgoing, collaborative and highly motivated team member will be responsible for ensuring indirect tax compliance for Bosch entities by optimizing processes, data analysis and technology. Position will work closely with Tax, Accounting, Purchasing, Sales, IT, Business Units, Tax Jurisdictions and External Providers.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for timely and accurate completion of indirect tax compliance including nexus determination, registrations, payments and reporting for current and new business units.
  • Responsible for monitoring, research, analysis, documentation and timely communication of effective tax conclusions to indirect tax technical questions and tax law changes.
  • Tax process owner or key team member of business units’ ERP systems sales and purchasing functional processes including master data, workflow, source documentation, transactions and reports.
  • Lead or key team member in the tax functional and internal control design, development, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of Indirect tax and other automation tools and systems; including cross-functional projects and initiatives.
  • Responsible for Bosch entities indirect tax audits, ensure timely and accurate responses to all requests for information, resolve disputes, work towards efficient and favorable conclusions.
  • Provide tax reserve recommendations and results to business units.
  • Collaborate with business units to resolve recurring audit issues.
  • Responsible to lead and monitor shared service and external indirect tax providers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Accounting, Business or Finance.
  • 5+ years indirect tax compliance and research experience.
  • 2+ indirect tax audit experience.
  • 3+ years in a corporate environment; national/regional accounting or indirect tax firm.
  • 1+ years expereince in indirect tax; ERP (SAP); and Microsoft Office (Excel) systems.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Indirect tax VAT experience
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Experience with data analytic; desktop automation and data visualization tools.
  • Excellent communication skills including negotiating, interpersonal, networking and written skills.
  • Experience in a manufacturing envrionment.

Your future job location offers you

Flexible worktime options, benefits and services, medical insurance, sports and health opportunities, on-site parking, pantry facilities, access to local public transport, recreation room.

Note: Please attach your CV to your application.

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Administrative Assistant, PAMO

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

The PAMO project is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project that aims to control and prevent malaria morbidity and mortality and thereby minimize the social effects and economic losses and also to contribute to the reduction f under five all causes mortality rate, as a result of reduced malaria mortality. PAMO works with the National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC) to strengthen implementation of malaria control and elimination efforts. The project works at provincial, district, and community levels to 1) Support proven malaria interventions in alignment with the National Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan; 2) Strengthen management capacity of provincial and personnel to provide oversight/supervision of malaria interventions and; 3) Strengthen the Health Management Information System at the provincial and district levels to improve data reporting, analysis, and use for decision-making.

PATH now seeks to recruit an Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. You will support PAMO leadership and staff by performing a variety of tasks related to office management, communication and liaison. In addition, you will provide the link between PAMO project and the PATH country office staff, as well as other projects. The admin job scope includes communicating via phone and email ensuring that all administrative assistant duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing office communication and correspondence.
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments.
  • Take minutes at meetings
  • Maintain contact lists.
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters and forms.
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.
  • Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing.
  • Order office supplies.
  • Book travel arrangements.
  • Manage visitors to senior management.
  • Coordinate team meetings, arrangements for guests, tele conferencing, workshops, other project meetings as requested including needs, catering, travel arrangements, hotel suggestions, transport and other necessary details for staff and guests.
  • Support preparations of Requests for Authority to travel (RATs) for project staff.
  • Support procurement of project goods and services.
  • Process procurement related transactions in the financial system (Business World)

Required Skills

  • Diploma in Business Administration or Business Management from a recognized institution, or related field.
  • Minimum three (03) years of proven admin or assistant experience and proven knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Senior Agricultural Lending Adviser (Zambia)

AB Bank Zambia Limited is a registered Commercial Bank in Zambia and a member of the Access Microfinance Holding AG (“AccessHolding”) network which specialises in Microfinance Banking. AB Bank was established in 2011 by a group of international shareholders from the public and private sector. The main partners are AccessHolding, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and KfW Development Bank.

The bank is committed to presenting every agro, micro, small and medium sized business owner an opportunity to eliminate financial restrictions and grow their business by granting them access to a broad range of appropriate financial services, regardless of their social status.

AB Bank is dedicated to financing entrepreneurship, changing lives and subsequently contributing to the growth of the economy through aiding the majority of Zambians with financial assistance through a sustainable and efficient manner.

About The Role

We are currently seeking senior expertise in the agricultural and rural lending fields in preparation for delivering a series of agricultural lending projects. All projects are focussed on development and implementation of new customer centric agricultural lending products and processes as well as enhancement and expansion of respective operations. Specific tasks, team structures, deployment locations and other terms and conditions will be determined based on project development and specific skills and qualifications of candidates.

About the Programme

The programme is scheduled to start in fall 2018 and last 18 to 24 months. The main location will be in the city of Chipata (Zambia, at the boarder to Malawi). The programme includes components of detailed customer needs analysis, product definitions, process design, digitalisation of loan delivery processes, as well as the implementation, business development and monitoring of sustainable agro lending operations.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 5 years work experience in rural and agricultural lending (of which at least 3 years in a team leading position in advising)
  • Proven track record of successful development / management of commercial agricultural lending operations
  • Experience in designing products and implementing specific lending schemes to meet the demand of the rural and agricultural sector
  • Proven track record in training MSME and agricultural loan officers in lending operations in transition and/or developing countries
  • Full oral and written fluency in English
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel nationally, especially within rural Zambia, including for possible medium to longer-term relocations.

Additional Assets

  • Management experience in an MFI or bank with MSME and agricultural lending operations
  • Experience in relationship management with stakeholders, creditors and local authorities
  • Local Zambian languages
  • Intercultural competence

How to apply

Candidates who meet our minimum requirements should submit:

A motivation letter of no more than one page, outlining:

  • Key career achievements relevant to the work
  • Availability (short-term / long-term) and earliest starting date
  • Motivation to work with AB Bank in Zambia
  • Personal strengths
  • CV of no more than 3 pages

Applications should be sent by email to email protected by Wednesday 11th July 2018. Please ensure that you mention www.zambia.jobsportal-career.com as the source of this job advertisement.

Business Strategy Associate – Finance

Business Strategy Associate – Finance

Fenix is looking for a highly motivated and disciplined Business Strategy Associate with a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy, and financial inclusion to join our team. Fenix prides itself on always putting the customer first.

About Fenix

Fenix International (www.fenixintl.com) is a venture-backed technology company and our mission is to transform quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. We have been operating in Uganda and have just begun operations and sales in Zambia in September 2017.

Our flagship product, ReadyPay Power, is an expandable, lease-to-own home solar system financed through affordable installments from just ZMW 2.5 per day over Mobile Money. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades or other life-changing loans.

After just over 8 months of operations in Zambia, we have already sold 20,000 ReadyPay Solar Home Systems and we are growing our product portfolio and geographic coverage to bring power and a wider world of financing to over 1.5 million customers worldwide by 2020.

Job Description

The Business Strategy Associate will play a key role on the finance and accounting team by preparing the monthly financial statements and ensuring they are complete & accurate, leading the monthly budget to actual and variance analysis process, performing cost analysis as required by management, determining a process for quarterly inventory reconciliations, reviewing month-end reconciliations prepared by accounting team, reviewing all ZRA filings for accuracy to minimize penalties, managing annual audit including review of the final financial statements and annual income tax return with external auditors and consultants. We plan to transition to a new ERP system in the future so this person would also be in charge of this transition.

In essence, the Business Strategy Associates role is to help Fenix to monitor the budget, minimize costs, and work with the Sr. Accountant and Manager of Operations & Finance to ensure our monthly and annual reporting and regulatory requirements are met. Therefore, the Business Strategy Associate needs to be self-motivated and an independent worker, reliable and communicative, have a thorough understanding of operational finance and accounting, and strong excel skills.

The expectation is that the Business Strategy Associate will need minimal oversight from management on carrying out his / her responsibilities and take full ownership of preparation and analysis of the financial statements.

The Business Strategy Associate will report directly to the Manager of Operations and Finance and work closely with all other Fenix departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly financial statements & own the Fenix ZM excel based financial model
  • Lead the monthly budget to actual analysis by preparing departmental schedules and working with department heads to analyze the costs
  • Review all monthly reconciliations prepared by the accounting team and own revenue recognition
  • Determine a process to successfully complete quarterly inventory reconciliations from Fenix DB (sales database) to the accounting system
  • Lead the external audit process including final review of the financial statements
  • Review the annual income tax return as prepared by external consultants
  • Oversee the ERP system migration
  • Complete all required grant reporting for donors
  • Prepare and pay payroll bi-monthly and complete all monthly ZRA / NAPSA regulatory filings and all other related tasks while Sr Accountant is on maternity leave
  • Portfolio Health related products as required by Manager
  • Perform other tasks as required by Manager

Education

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • ZICA/CA Zambia  or ACCA qualified (or working towards Level 3)

Required Skills & Experience

  • Hands-on expertise in accounting and accounting systems, ideally QuickBooks
  • Strong excel skills and ability to analyze numbers in spreadsheets and other systems
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of driving accounting efficiencies and accuracy
  • Management experience and demonstration of ability to manage teams and multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of and manage many ongoing tasks
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills (English)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative nature, proactive leadership style
  • Shared values for a triple bottom line and a passion for Fenix and our customers!

Highly Desired Skills

  • Work experience in a multinational company in Africa with complex accounting transactions

To Apply; 

To apply please send a CV and a cover letter to email protected answering the following questions;

Why do you want to work for Fenix?
Why are you the best person for this position?

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