Friday, December 19, 2014

Graduates at Sony Mobile - Zambians - Dec 2014

Sony Emerging Talent is our new, early career, global graduate development programme.
Sony Emerging Talent will provide you with tools and support to help further your career here at Sony Mobile.
You will be recruited into a permanent role within the Sony Mobile business with the first 18 months dedicated to supporting your own personal development. 

The Software/ Development/ Design Function
Joining our Software Development Design function, you could assume a number of technical engineering based roles.
Roles currently exist in our Lund office in Sweden within our application development and design area as well as within our companion products and creative design and planning areas.  
What can you expect during your first 18 months?

Access to a personalised business coach to support you in creating and implementing a personal development plan in line with your goals and aspirations
Exposure to our global projects, working with our colleagues in locations across the world, understanding the different cultures and ways of working
Opportunity to impress, immerse yourself in the lives of our end consumers and partners and have access to our senior leaders through the “Dare to Win challenge”.
Working on exciting CSR projects, giving back to the community and helping you develop key leadership skills along the way

A career at Sony Mobile is exciting, innovating, challenging, constantly changing, fun, but most of allDaring.
What will be the Selection Process? And When?
You have already shown interest by applying via our Taleo system
Those who meet our basic criteria will be asked to complete an application form via our outsourcing provider, Gradweb
If you are successful at this stage you will complete our online verbal reasoning test via Gradweb
This will be followed by a video interview
Final stage is Assessment centre in Sweden late February.
Don’t worry; we will help you along the way. 
Each stage is designed to get the best out of you and for you to see the best of us, so enjoy!
Dare to be part of Sony’s future?
Apply now if you have what it takes.

You will now be directed to our Taleo Applicant system, please search SET to find the correct vacancies. 

Desired Skills and Experience

What skills/ qualifications do I need to have?
In order to be successful in our Software/Development/ Design roles, you must currently have or are studying a finance or numerical based undergraduate degree; any relevant science discipline, including computing science; any other engineering discipline, including software, mechanical and electrical engineering discipline
You must also be studying towards or hold a post graduate qualification such as a masters.
Sony Mobile’s business language is English and therefore we require all employees to be able to read, write and speak fluent English
So how do you select ME?
Sony is looking for people who know are curious, curious about the latest trends, the newest technology and have a great passion for the sector.

Those who are progressed to interview stage will need to demonstrate a few key things to have a successful career at Sony:
Eager to learn & contribute to the team
High quality and delivery mindset
High personal drive
Good at communicating, both written and verbal
Great at team working and able to work with other to solve problems
Able to be flexible and adapt to change quickly!

You need to have a passion for learning new things; new technology, new industries and new products.  Know your strengths and limitations and don’t be afraid to take risks and make some mistakes along the way.
We want you to come up with new and unique ideas, solving and approaching problems with logic and analysis.

Volunteer Accountant

Accounting for International Development (AfID) is a social enterprise that offers experienced finance professionals the opportunity to use their skills to make a difference as volunteers and to gain rewarding hands-on international development experience. Individually tailored assignments, ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months, form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long-term sustainability of charities and non-profit community organizations across the world.
Background: The partner organization in Zambia helps poorest communities to send their children to school and pay for medicines by providing small loans (average GBP 50) and ongoing business training and support. They empower women in rural Malawi and Zambia to set up self-sustainable businesses. The profits from these businesses enable the women to work themselves and their families out of poverty. They provide an innovative approach to poverty reduction in areas that are often neglected.
AfID is seeking a Volunteer Accountant. S/he will be responsible for performing a financial health-check and assisting them with reporting, budgeting, and ensuring that they are making the most of their accounting software. 
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Perform an internal audit;
  • Help train the more junior members of staff on basic accounting functions.
Interested candidates can send their resume and to

Zambia Country Director

HOPE International is a network of MFIs operating in several countries around the world. It works to empower men, women, and families through the provision of loans, savings services, basic business training, and mentoring. In its network, HOPE includes traditional microfinance programs, microfinance plus programs, savings-led microfinance programs, and small and medium enterprise development programs.
HOPE International is seeking a Zambia Country Director. S/he will be responsible for the creation of HOPE Zambia. S/he will report to the regional director, Africa SCA. 
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Relationship management:
    • Oversee and proactively manage the relationship between the organization and church partners in Zambia to ensure the longevity and continued growth of the program;
    • Provide programmatic support to program staff through high-level oversight as well as hands-on training, motivation, guidance, and logistics support.
  • Planning:
    • Develop 3 to 5 year strategic plans and annual business plans for the growth and development of savings and credit association programs and HOPE Zambia;
    • Set appropriate performance and social metrics and targets for achievement and provide correction, guidance, and support when program participants stray from the approved methodology.
  • Financial Management:
    • Establish a system for tracking expenses related to the organization and partner activities;
    • Submit requests for funding in a timely manner with appropriate back-up to ensure resources are made available at the appropriate time.
  • Reporting:
    • Assist in the continued development and implementation of a set reporting format for SCA group activities, as defined and supported by the organization's TA department;
    • Provide reports as needed for donors, auditors, and other parties.
  • Systems, assets, and risk management:
    • Establish systems and standard operating processes and procedures for the operational management of the organization;
    • Ensure that the organization's assets are secure and maintained.
  • Governance:
    • Establish the organization as an independent entity recognized and registered under the appropriate laws of Zambia;
    • Set up the appropriate board/governing body to oversee and participate in the operations of the organization.
  • Organization's network representative:
    • Show hospitality to any and all visitors from the parent organization or related parties that wish to visit the program and witness its operations;
    • Attend the parent organization's leadership and/or training meetings in order to facilitate lateral learning and relationship building among programs.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in international development work;
  • Experience working with the church at national and/or regional levels strongly preferred;
  • Qualifying degree in finance, accounting, business administration, international development, or similar field of study;
  • Experience in microenterprise development, particularly SCA programs or savings-led microfinance preferred;
  • Skilled leader, with excellent understanding of cross-cultural communications, workplace relationships, church relations, and the ability to relate to and effectively motivate staff;
  • Fluent in English and one of the major, predominant local languages;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills;
  • Highly flexible and creative in coping with stressful and frustrating situations, able to live, manage, and work cross-culturally in a developing world context with limited resources;
  • Assertive self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team.

Internal Auditor (Band 4 X 2) at Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc.(Zanaco)is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for for the following job aimed at contributing to the bank’s strategic vision, in Business and Support Audit Departments under the internal Audit Division at Head Office;
Internal Auditor (Band 4 X 2)
Job Purpose
Conducting performance, operaonal  financial and compliance audits and providing consulting services in line with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
• Under the Supervision of the Senior Internal Auditor, the following are the key responsibilities
• Identify and evaluate the organization’s risk areas and provide key Input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan.
• Develop and maintain productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
• Conduct Interview surveys to collect data from the client review documents, develop and administer surveys, compose summary memos, and prepare working papers including the draft reports.
• Perform audit procedures, including identity and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analying evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures.
• Identity develops and document audit issues and recommendations using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed
• Communicate or assist in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management
Qualification and Experience
• An Associate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered institute of Management
• Accountants (CIMA) or the Association of Chartered
• Accountants (ACCA) with 2 years minimum post qualifying experience in the business corporate word; or
• A Business, Bachelor’s degree with Certification in Internal Auditing (C) or Certification in Information Systems Auditing (CISA) with minimum 3 years post-qualifying experience.
Job Core Competencies
• Skills In internal auditing and accounting principles and practices.
• Management principles and preferred business practices
• Skills in negotiating issues and resolving problems
• Maintains professional and ethical standards.
• Self-driven and exercises dependent judgment
• Ability to work in an intense deadline driven environment.
• Skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations
• Skills in using computers with word processing, spreadsheet and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses
Application Procedures
All written application should be addressed to the undersigned not later than Friday 26th December, 2014.
The Director – Human Resources and Training Division
Zambia National Commercial bank Plc
Head office
PO Box 33611

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