World Bank Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Travel & Accountability Coordinator in Africa
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Overview of the staff and traveler accounting coordinator (STAC)
The Country Management Units (CMUs) of the World Bank Group in South Africa, eSwatini, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the institutions’ portfolio of WBG-financed projects. Management will also be responsible for the safety and security of staff involved in these programs. Corporate Security is looking to hire a well-organized, proactive and motivated individual for the position of Staff and Traveler Accounting Coordinator (STAC) who will report to the field-based Corporate Security Team comprised of two Country Security Specialists based in South Africa and the regional Senior Security Specialist. The Corporate will receive technical guidance from several globally-based technical security advisors with subject matter expertise in Corporate Security’s technical systems deployment, development, and training. This position will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will be responsible for tracking and monitoring WBG staff travel across South Africa, eSwatini, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia.
Reporting to the CSS, the STAC will be the main point of contact for coordination of field mission planning and supporting the required security planning measures. Additionally, the STAC will take the lead on developing protocols. STAC will enable fast and effective accountability for permanent staff and visitors throughout the country using various technical systems. The duties of the STAC will be broken down into 3 areas:
1. Field Mission Coordination
2. Mission Monitoring
3. Crisis Communication and Accountability
Duties and Accountabilities
Field Mission Coordination
• Act as the focal point for all incoming and domestic travel requests and monitor required security procedures for compliance before processing the security component of Country Clearance in close coordination with the CMU and CSS.
• Review all Mission Travel Requests (both incoming and domestic) and ensure the mandatory security requirements are in place. This will involve, but is not limited to, coordination on safe movement and ensuring compliance with pre-deployment criteria, including training and attendance at any mandatory briefings.
• Generate and provide on a weekly basis an institutional report to the Country Management Units of travelers in the country the following week.
• Develop and maintain daily trackers of all incoming and domestic mission travel in accordance with procedures stipulated by the CSS in order to accurately have visibility of all resident staff, visiting missions, and travelers transiting in the region.
• Typical candidates will possess a high school diploma with 10 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience is preferred.
• Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of no less than 5 years of working in a demanding environment that may require unplanned working hours to support emergency response efforts.
• Candidates must have, at a minimum, basic understanding of software interconnectivity principles and general computer software such as Excel. Experience with internal WBG platforms a plus.
• Candidates must have excellent English communication skills, both written and oral. Knowledge of another local language is desirable.