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Fund Manager – Universal Access & Service Fund at ZICTA

Responsible for undertaking administering the planning and execution of the Universal Access & Service Fund (UASF)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads the identification, prioritization and preparation of rural Universal Access projects, in line with Government policy;
  • Develops and implements project appraisal criterial and funding mechanism for consistency application;
  • Develops and executes UASF strategy and operational manual;
  • Develops and implements UASF Annual Plans and Budget;
  • Identifies and publishes the Fund’s priority areas or designated areas annually;
  • Identifies and prepares UASF projects plan;
  • Disburses funds in accordance with established rules and procedures and maintains proper records of all disbursements;
  • Identifies investment opportunities to grow the fund and recommends to the Board various low risk investment instruments;
  • Undertakes periodic performance monitoring of all Universal Service providers in order to ensure that performance of the provider meets levels of required output;
  • Engages with key stakeholders on UASF and liaises with operators involved in Universal Access and service projects;
  • Develops mechanisms to ensure smooth Fund management and efficient delivery of service; and
  • Prepares periodical reports to update on performance of the Fund;

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Zambian national with full grade twelve (12) certificate or its equivalent.
  • Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Project Management, Telecommunications etc.
  • A Master’s degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science, Projects Management and/or MBA from a recognised University will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant Experience in the Communications Sector, in particular, Postal, ICT, and Broadcasting services.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in Projects management and Finance in the ICT sector.
  • Experience in fund management will be an added advantage.
  • Member of relevant professional body with current practising certificate.
  • No criminal record.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic thinker
  • Analytical
  • Project Management
  • Communication and presentation excellency
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Proficiency in Finance Management
  • Results focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Closing date: 21-05-2019

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