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Assistant to the Chief of Staff - Deloitte

Location: Harare
Hiring Organisation: Deloitte
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Description

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com

About the Division 

In Zimbabwe, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organisations, specialising in providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Corporate Finance services. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business, energy, mining and manufacturing, tourism and the public sector, and we provide powerful business solutions to some of the world's most well-known and respected companies..

Our professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. We understand that our professionals hold interests outside of the work space and we aim to encourage work/life balance, supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Our talented professionals and our clients understand the link between a strong learning and development programme and the ability for Deloitte to deliver on its promise of consistent, high-quality service delivery worldwide.

The role of the Assistant Chief of Staff is at Assistant Managerial level support to the Chief of Staff in achieving the departments strategic objectives regarding all clients and reporting for the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide administrative support to the Chief of Staff to ensure the effective and timely management of various strategic documents and reports related records, programs/projects and services.
  • The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands.
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to deal with highly confidential information and act as a liaison between the Chief of Staff and other constituencies, both internal and external. 
  • Must have the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships and the capability to interact within all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate must also be able to work effectively in a fast paced and project-driven environment with constantly changing requirements. You will require energy, excellent engagement skills.
  • Supports the Chief of Staff (COS) in planning, directing, managing and coordinating day-to-day business activities, and strategy related projects.
  • Assists in maintaining the Strategic Plan, organises and arranges strategy sessions and ad-hoc analysis. 
  • Provides assistance for the budget input process.
  • Supports the preparation of report back & roadshows, various business speeches & presentations.
  • Based on expertise and experience, advises and supports COS in identification and implementation of innovative solutions to issues arising within Audit.
  • Coordinates with external event organisers with logistics, and communicates.
  • Contributes to thought leadership initiatives and shares knowledge and expertise with client, Service Area, colleagues and teams
  • Interacts with the Global office, local and Africa wide committees, and other constituencies on behalf of the COS.
  • Monitors planning, delivery by team and provides guidance on the distribution of resources in line with strategy and client expectations.
  • Builds strong professional relationships across delegated service line/s to understand business needs in area of responsibility
  • Manages complex risk issues within sphere of responsibility ensuring issues are rectified timeously.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Registered Chartered Accountant
  • Minimum 5 years working experience 3 of which were in a client facing role
  • Data analytics will be a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Technical

  • Expertise in field with excellent industry and business knowledge
  • Strong business acumen
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Sales and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage and execute projects
  • Demonstrated execution of complex projects to profitable outcomes 
  • Skilled in drafting and presenting client proposals
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good financial knowledge

 Behavioural

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Sound mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
  • Strong client delivery focus
  • Highly adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
  • Focus on quality and risk
  • Sound problem solving ability

Other Info

At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in every country, in everything we do, every day. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. We seek to create and leverage our diverse workforce to build an inclusive environment across the African continent.

How to Apply

To Apply Use Link: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Deloitte6/743999873549372-assistant-to-the-chief-of-staff

Deadline: 01 January 2023

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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