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Personal Assistant Management

Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
August 22, 2018

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Valerie Nyakunu

Address: * *********** ******, **********, ******, Zimbabwe

Mobile: +263-*********


Skype: live:nyakunuvalerie


A professional individual who displays good organisational abilities and a proactive and tenacious and meticulous approach to projects and challenges. I am equally competent working independently and within a team framework, and have very good communication skills at all levels. Effective management of my time enables me to meet deadlines and prioritize whilst maintaining consistently high standards. I show initiative, am an adept problem-solver and am dependable and stress tolerant. I am a single Zimbabwean woman of 34 with no dependents who holds a valid passport. I am looking for a demanding and challenging position in a mid level administrative capacity in a capacity where I can use my background, multi-skill set and experience to best advantage and make a meaningful contribution to the organisation. There is no preference regarding industry or sector.

Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Business Administration, Career management Centre, Harare (currently, to complete 2019)

Certificate in CPR, Accident and Emergency Care, Medical Air Rescue Service (MARS), Harare (2017, renewable 2019)

Certificate in Business Practice and Principles, Career Management Centre/LCCI, Harare (2014)

Diploma in Corel Graphics Design, CITMA Group of Colleges, Harare (2011)

Diploma in e-commerce & Web Design, MacMaine School of Computing/Business & Computing institute (UK) Harare (2004)

Diploma in Information Technology, MacMaine School of Computing/Business & Computing institute (UK), Harare (2003)

Certificates in Computer Appreciation and Information Systems, MacMaine School of Computing, Harare (2003)

Core Competencies & Skills

oAdministration: Office management, administrative support to all company departments, design of improved office systems and cost-saving measures and record keeping; fleet administration including inspections and documentation for new vehicles

oAccounting: General postings, cash book, journals, statements, creditors and electronic payments, reconciliation of accounts and import incentive/sales schedules and reconciliation

oPurchasing: sourcing and securing of best price/value for office stationery and consumables and teas and cleaning supplies

oStores/inventory: Management of standard levels and security and asset oversight

oSecretarial: diary management, organization of meetings and other secretarial functions

oSales & Marketing/Advertising: Field sales to customers; graphic design of branded documentation; web site management; electronic, press and print advertising and management of company attendance at shows, expos and fairs

oHuman Resources: Management and control of up to 11 individuals and staff timecards and work/rotation scheduling

oICT: Computer literate with qualifications, able to use MSWord, Excel, Corel Draw, P-Lan, RentWay and PAYNET; use of the internet, email and smart communication devices

Experience 2010 - Current

November 2017 – Current : Europcar Zimbabwe, Harare - Fleet Administrator/Personal Assistant/Accounts Clerk

A global operation and the largest vehicle rental business in Zimbabwe, currently employing 20 personnel. I report to the FD and MD.

Office management and accounting/administrative support to all departments including systems re-design and development

Hire vehicle pre-inspection and documentation and fuel schedule updates and documentation

Procurement/issuing of office and catering inputs and securing best price

Secretarial functions including record keeping, meetings organization, dairy management and travel organization

Human resource management of a messenger, office orderly and gardener; maintain staff log-in and -out schedule

Accounting functions including postings, cash book, accounts recon, creditors, electronic payments and interacting with bank

January 2016 – October 2017 (Contract) : Brands Africa (Pvt) Ltd, Harare - Administrative Assistant/Archiving Clerk

This company is a leading distributor of FMCGs to the central African region, representing a number of international brands, employing 150 staff.

Functions included office management and administrative support to all departments; procurement, HR management of 4 staff, stores/inventory management, accounting and providing first aid for minor in-house company incidents

December 2014 – July 2015 (Contract) : Europcar Zimbabwe, Harare - Fleet Administrator/Personal Assistant/Receptionist

Functions included fleet administration/reporting for company and hire vehicles, secretarial duties, procurement and accounting

June 2010 – October 2014 : Generator Services (Pvt) ltd, Harare - Sales and Advertising Field Representative/Receptionist

Functions included sales, marketing and advertising, HR management of 7 staff, accounting and stock oversight


Ms Estelle Bothma, Administration Manager, Brands Africa (Pvt) Ltd, Harare: (+263) 24 589771-3,

Mr Graham Macleod, Director, Generator Services (Pvt) Ltd, Harare (+263) 24 447730-3,

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