OPERATIONS ASSISTANT


Job Title: Operations Assistant
Contract Type: Service Contract
Duration: One year, renewable
Level of Post: SC-6
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investmen capital. UNCDF focuses onAfrica and the poorest countries ofAsia and the Pacific,with a
special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives.
With support from the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (“DFAT” formerlyAusAid), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the MasterCard Foundation (MCF),UNCDF manages Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P),a global thematic initiative that addresses the opportunities and challenges of implementing branchless banking and
mobile money in challenging markets in Africa and Asia. MM4P is currently implementing this programme in eight countries (Benin, Laos, Nepal, Liberia, Malawi, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia).
In this regard, the United Nations Development Programme in Zambia seeks applications from interested candidates with the following qualifications:
Minimum qualifications
Full Grade 12 Certificate, with Diploma in Management, Accounting or Finance. A University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be preferred but not required. Minimum 5 years work experience in Administration; good knowledge of computer applications (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web based management systems; experience with a UN organization/agency is desirable but not a requirement; experience with Atlas and UNDP Procurement processes is desired, but not a requirement. Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is a must.
Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit their applications with detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of their certificates no later than Friday, 1st July 201 6 to: The Country Director, United Nations Development Programme, 9350 Alick Nkhata Road, PO 31966, Lusaka. All applications should be clearly marked with the “title of the position” applied for on the envelope. Applications that are not properly marked will not be considered. Applications can be mailed or delivered in person. Longlisted candidates will be required to take a written technical test in order to qualify for an interview.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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