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JOB VACANCIES NOTICE NUMBER 1 OF 2018

  

1.      MANDATE OF APPOINTING OFFICERS OF PARLAIMENT

 

Section 154 of the Constitution stipulates that the Clerk of Parliament and other Staff of Parliament are appointed on terms of service approved from time to time by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders and are Public Officers, distinct and separate from the Civil Service.

 

These appointments are on an open, performance based contract subject to the provisions of Statutory Instrument 24 of 2018, Officers of Parliament (Terms of Service) Regulations, 2018.

 

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens below the age of fifty (50), to fill the following vacant positions:-

 

POST                          1

 

            Job Title         :           Director Parliament Budget Office (DPBO)

 

            Level               :           Director Level

 

                     Location         :           Parliament Budget Office

                                            

            Reports To     :           Clerk of Parliament

 

Job Description

 

1.1.            Manages, supervises and directs all Budget Office (BO) personnel.

1.2.            Ensures that all duties of the PBO are managed efficiently and effectively;

1.3.            Ensures that Parliament participates effectively in the entire budget process from formulation, debate and approval in the House, monitoring implementation of the approved budget and then audit.

1.4.            Regularly consults with the Budget Committee, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and other parliamentary committees to ensure that the office’s work and capacities meet and keep pace with the demands of Parliament;

1.5.            Assists Parliament to enforce provisions of the Public Finance Management Act and Audit Office Act to ensure a more effective role for the legislature in the budget process;

1.6.            Liaises with the Ministry of Finance and all other government departments, state enterprises and any other economic and business units in the country to ensure availability of statistical information to enable assessment of the country’s level of economic development;

1.7.            Reviews and analyses legislation related to the budget process;

1.8.            Provides periodic monthly / quarterly reports on the performance of the national budget and the economy;

1.9.            Proactively engages with agencies contributing to the national budget process, with efforts towards achieving positive national budgeting.

1.10.        Carries out any other duties / assignments as directed by the Clerk of Parliament.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Bachelor of Science Economics / Accounting Degree from a recognised university

ü  A relevant Master’s Degree;

ü  At least  10 years post-qualification experience

ü  Good knowledge in the analysis of tax proposals from Ministries

ü  Good analytical and financial modelling skills

ü  Excellent presentation skills

ü  Good time management and organisational ability

ü  Ability to influence and persuade

ü  Knowledge of ERP systems and related technologies

ü  Excellent time-management and organisational ability

ü  Ability to multi-task and meet constant deadlines

ü  Willingness to work long hours, when necessary

ü  Good knowledge of operations of Parliament

ü  Active Membership of a registered professional Accounting / Auditing Body

ü  Creativity and effective communication skills.

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POST                          2

 

Job Title         :                       Senior Analyst (Accounting &Auditing)

 

Location         :                       Parliament Budget Office

 

Grade             :                       Deputy Director Level

 

Reports To     :                       Director, Parliament Budget Office

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Job Description

 

2.1.      Analyses audit reports submitted to Parliament by the Auditor - General

(AG);

 

2.2.      Trains and assists the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to analyse  

audited reports from the Auditor- General and follow-up implementation of recommendations made;

 

2.3.      Trains Members of Parliament (MPs) in value-for-money audits and the   

interpretation and analysis of such reports from the Auditor General

(AG);

 

2.4.      Sensitises Members on the key provisions of the Public Finance

Management Act and the Audit Office Act;

 

2.5.      Analyses monthly and quarterly consolidated financial statements from

      various ministries and government departments on behalf of Portfolio     

Committees;

 

2.6.      Trains Members of the PAC on international accounting standards

applicable to public sector financial reporting requirements;

 

2.7.      Assists the PAC with background research in order to justify requests for

      special reports by the AG;

 

2.8.      Assists Members draft motions and ask more informed questions related  

to accounting and auditing during Question Time; and

 

2.9.      Carries out any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Director  

Parliament Budget Office.

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  An Accounting / Auditing Degree from a recognised university

ü  At least 7 years post qualification experience

ü  High-level analytical and financial modelling skills

ü  Very good presentation skills

ü  Ability to influence and persuade

ü  Knowledge of ERP systems and related technologies

ü  Excellent time-management and organisational ability

ü  Ability to multi-task and meet constant deadlines

ü  Willingness to work long hours, when necessary

ü  Knowledge of operations of Parliament

ü  Active Membership of a registered professional Accounting / Auditing Body

ü  Good knowledge of operations of Parliament

ü  Creativity and effective communication skills.

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

POST                         3

 

            Job Title                     :           Micro Economic Analyst

             

            Grade                         :           6/5

 

                      Location                    :           Budget Office

                                            

            Reports To                 :           Director Parliament Budget Office

 

Job Description

 

3.1        Analyses the effect of government policy on microeconomic

performance;

 

3.2        Maintains information on microeconomic and private sector

developments;

 

3.3        Analyses and researches on the trends in private savings and investments

including foreign direct investments;

 

3.4        Conducts research and analyses the effects of new legislation on private

sector;

 

3.5        Conducts studies on any other sectoral topical issues of interest to

Parliament and the Portfolio Committees; and

 

3.6        Performs any other duties assigned by the Director Budget Office

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Bachelor Degree in Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies or Commerce with a major in Economics or Accountancy; Full CIS, ACCA or CIMA;

ü  At least 3 years relevant experience in a public sector accounting environment;

ü  Sound knowledge of Committee Systems , Parliamentary Procedures and Public Finance Administration

ü  Knowledge of operations of Parliament

ü  Active Membership of a registered professional Accounting / Auditing Body

ü  Creativity and effective communication skills.

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

POST                          4

 

Job Title                     :                       Accounting Analyst

 

            Grade                         :                       6/5

 

                     Location                     :                       Budget Office

                                            

            Reports To                 :           Director Parliament Budget Office            

4.1.      Maintains and updates information on the expenditure framework both

short term and long term;

 

4.2.      Conducts analysis on the ministry’s performance reports and derive

policy implications thereof;

 

4.3.      Traces and analyses allocation of public funds, including supplementary

and re-allocations to sectors related to the achievement of the MDGs;

 

4.4.      Analyses the economic and functional classification of actual public

expenditure;

 

4.5.      Ensures information required for making budget projections is collected;

 

4.6.      Assists the Budget Committee conduct public hearings as per the

provision of the Public Finance Management Act;

 

4.7.      Assists the Budget Committee and other Portfolio Committees to analyse

monthly, and quarterly reports from ministries on budget performance and the mid-term fiscal policy review statements;

 

4.8.      Conducts analyses on budget output and outcomes; and

 

4.9.      Performs any other duties assigned by the Director Budget Office

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Bachelor Degree in Accountancy, Business Studies or Commerce with a major in Accountancy; Full CIS, ACCA or CIMA;

ü  At least 3 years relevant experience in a public sector accounting environment;

ü  Sound knowledge Committee Systems , Parliamentary Procedures and Public Finance Administration

ü  Knowledge of operations of Parliament

ü  Active Membership of a registered professional Accounting / Auditing Body

ü  Creativity and effective communication skills.

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

POST                          5

 

Job Title                     :           Audit Analyst

 

            Grade                         :           6/5

 

                     Location                     :           Budget Office

                                            

            Reports To                 :           Director Parliament Budget Office

 

5.1.      Trains and assists the PAC to analyse audited reports from the Auditor-

General and follow-up implementation of recommendations made;

 

5.2.      Trains Members in value-for-money audits and the interpretations and

      analysis of such reports from the AG;

 

5.3.      Sensitises Members of Parliament on the  key provisions of the Audit

Office Act;

 

5.4.      Analyses monthly and quarterly consolidated financial statements from

various ministries and government departments on behalf of Portfolio

Committees;

 

5.5.      Trains Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on

international accounting standards applicable to public sector financial

reporting requirements;

 

5.6.      Assists the PAC with background research in order to justify requests for

special reports by the AG;

 

5.7.      Assists Members craft motions and ask more informed questions related

to accounting and auditing during Question Time; and

 

5.8.      Undertakes any other duties as may be directed by the Director Budget

Office from time to time.

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Bachelor Degree in Accountancy, Business Studies or Commerce with a major in Accountancy; Full CIS, ACCA or CIMA;

ü  At least 3 years relevant experience in a public sector accounting environment;

ü  Sound knowledge of Committee Systems , Parliamentary Procedures and Public Finance Administration

ü  Knowledge of operations of Parliament

ü  Active Membership of a registered professional Accounting / Auditing Body

ü  Creativity and effective communication skills.

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

Post                             6         

 

      Job Title                           :                       Principal Internal Auditor

           

      Grade                               :                       6/5

 

               Location                           :                       Internal Audit Department

                                            

      Reports To                       :                       Director Internal Auditor

 

Job Description

 

6.1       Reviews the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting financial

and other operating controls and promoting effective control at reasonable cost.

 

6.2       Appraises the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting,

financial and other operating controls.

 

6.3       Promotes effective internal controls at reasonable cost.

 

6.4        Ascertains compliance with established policies, plans and procedures.

 

6.5       Ascertaining the extent to which Parliament assets are accounted for and safeguarded from losses of all kinds.

 

6.6        Ascertain the reliability of management data.

 

6.7        Appraises the quality of performance in carrying out assigned

            responsibilities.

 

6.8        Assist in establishing  appropriate policies and procedures to guide

            the internal audit function.

 

6.9        Ensure that the quality of audits is of high standard (i.e. quality control          

assurance).

 

6.10          Conduct a risk assessment on a regular basis to ensure that a risk based  

auditing approach becomes successful.

 

6.11          Performs any other related audit duties as may be assigned by the  

            Director Internal Audit

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Degree in Commerce/Accounting or Business Studies;

ü  Full CIS / ACCA / CIMA / Equivalent

ü  6 years in Public Administration, 2 of which are spent at Senior Auditor level;

ü  Sound knowledge of the PFMS;

ü  Assertiveness and well developed presentation and communication skills;

ü  Ability to work under pressure;

ü  High levels of integrity and professional ethics;

ü  Computer literacy;

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

Post                             7         

 

Job Title         :                       Principal Accountant

 

Grade             :                       6/5

 

            Location         :                       Finance Department

                                            

                      Reports To    :                       Director Finance

 

Job Description

 

7.1       Preparation of financial statements for submission to Treasury and the Auditor General.

 

7.2.      Preparation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and year-end statutory expenditure returns.

 

7.3.      Preparation of budgets and consolidation of institutional budgets in line with Treasury guidelines.

 

7.4       Preparation of cash-flow targets for uploading onto the PFMS

 

7.5.      Processing of foreign travel allowances for Members and Staff of Parliament.

 

7.6.      Processing of virements and monitoring expenditure.

 

7.7.      Supervising the release of funds into the Paymaster Account.

 

7.8       Payment of the monthly salary bill.

 

7.9       Attending to audit queries

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Degree in Commerce/Accounting or Business Studies;

ü  Full CIS / ACCA / CIMA / Equivalent

ü  6 years in Public Administration, 2 of which are spent at Senior Auditor level;

ü  Sound knowledge of the PFMS;

ü  Assertiveness and well developed presentation and communication skills;

ü  Ability to work under pressure;

ü  High levels of integrity and professional ethics;

ü  Computer literacy;

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

Post                             8         

 

      Job Title                           :                       Senior Internal Auditor

           

      Grade                               :                       7/6

 

               Location                           :                       Internal Audit Department

                                            

      Reports To                       :                       Director Internal Auditor

 

Job Description

 

8.1       Reviews the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other operating controls and promoting effective control at reasonable cost.

 

8.2        Appraises the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting,

financial and other operating controls.

 

8.3        Promotes effective internal controls at reasonable cost.

 

8.4        Ascertains compliance with established policies, plans and procedures.

 

8.5        Ascertains the extent to which Parliament assets are accounted for and  

safeguarded from losses of all kinds.

 

8.6        Ascertain the reliability of management data.

 

8.7        Appraises the quality of performance in carrying out assigned

responsibilities.

 

8.8        Ensure that the quality of audits is of high standard (i.e. quality control

assurance).

 

8.9        Conducts a risk assessment on a regular basis (i.e. annually) to ensure 

that a risk based auditing approach becomes successful.

8.10          Performs any other related audit duties as may be assigned by the

Director Internal Audit

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Degree in Commerce/Accounting or Business Studies;

ü  Full CIS / ACCA / CIMA/ Equivalent

ü  6 years in Public Administration, 2 of which are spent at Senior Auditor level;

ü  Sound knowledge of the PFMS;

ü  Assertiveness and well developed presentation and communication skills;

ü  Ability to work under pressure;

ü  High levels of integrity and professional ethics;

ü  Computer literacy;

ü  Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

 

Post                             9         

 

      Job Title                           :                       Internal Auditor

           

      Grade                               :                       8

 

               Location                           :                       Internal Audit Department

                                            

      Reports To                       :                       Director Internal Auditor

 

Job Description

 

9.1       Reviews the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other operating controls and promoting effective control at reasonable cost.

 

9.2       Appraises the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other operating controls.

 

9.3       Promotes effective internal controls at reasonable cost.

 

9.4       Ascertains compliance with established policies, plans and procedures.

 

9.5       Ascertains the extent to which Parliament assets are accounted for and safeguarded from losses of all kinds.

 

9.6       Ascertains the reliability of management data.

 

9.7       Appraises the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

 

9.8       Ensure that the quality of audits is of high standard (i.e. quality control assurance).

9.10     Conducts a risk assessment on a regular basis (i.e. annually) to ensure that a risk based auditing approach becomes successful.

 

9.11     Performs any other related audit duties as may be assigned by the Director Internal Audit

 

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

 

ü  A Degree in Commerce/Accounting or Business Studies;

ü  Full CIS / ACCA / CIMA / Equivalent

ü  4 years in Public Auditing,

ü  Sound knowledge about the PFMS;

ü  Assertiveness and well developed presentation and communication skills;

ü  Ability to work under pressure;

ü  High levels of integrity and professional ethics;

ü  High-level computer literacy skills;

 

 

In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.

 

Applications, correctly quoting the post applied for, together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates and three contactable referees may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., hand -delivered and / or sent to:

 

The Clerk of Parliament

Parliament Building

Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue

P.O. Box CY 298

Causeway

HARARE.

 

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

 

The closing date for receiving applications is 30th October, 2018.

 

 

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