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School Driver, Bursar/Accountant

Posted in Driver, Accounting


Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Avondale Primary School based in Harare has challenging career opportunities that have arisen effectively on 2 May 2022 for Bursar/Accountant and Driver

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions:


Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

The position requires an individual with: -

  • At least 5 O Levels including Maths and English
  • Bachelor’s/honour’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or another related accounting degree with a 2.1 pass or better
  • 3+ years experience in a similar role and 2+ years of management experience
  • Experience with budget management is a must for this role
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and accounting packages such as Pastel is a requirement
  • Demonstrate Competence in Information, Communication and Technology skills
  • Good management and reporting skills
  • Very good interpersonal skills, ability to interact with parents, staff and pupils
  • High emotional intelligence, integrity and ability to work with junior staff and colleagues.
  • Diligence and commitment to the organization’s goals and ethos. 
  • The applicant must be an individual of impeccable character with no criminal record. 

Duties And Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate must be able to: -
  • Control of all SDC accounting procedures
  • Supervise the Assistant Bursar.
  • Create and manage student and other accounts as required by the school
  • Preparing, collecting and administering Levy fees
  • Maintain SDC bank accounts
  • Prepare financial reports and appraisals as required 
  • Produce Final Accounts.
  • Manage the schools' cash flow and advise accordingly.
  • Provide Finance Committee with the Financial Position of the school as required and per request.
  • Provide salary figures for processing and approving the processed draft.
  • Maintain school asset register.
  • Completing cost projection, forecasting, and annual income and expenditure estimates
  • Supervise school projects (managing the financial aspect and advising accordingly)
  • Oversee that all returns have been done before the due date
  • Ensuring compliance with Avondale Primary Accounting standards, Ministry regulations, and State legislative requirements

School Driver 

Responsible for timeously transporting learners, Teachers and conducting daily school errands.

Duties And Responsibilities 

  • Following the planned routes and schedule for departure times and stops
  • Always maintain clean and mechanically sound school vehicles.
  • Maintain a fuel, Mileage, and passenger logbook for each trip
  • Perform inspections of school vehicles before and after each route and maintain a routine maintenance and service logbook
  • Book school vehicles for scheduled routine and emergency servicing with contracted service providers.
  • Ensures safety of all vehicles under his/her care at all material times
  • Ensure the safety of all students, Teachers and all authorized passengers.
  • Assist students with getting on and off the school vehicles as needed
  • Attend safety training and certification as required
  • Does any other duties as assigned by the supervisor


Qualifications and Experience and Attributes

  • Be 35+ years old
  • At least 5 O Levels including English
  • Valid and clean Class 1 driver’s license
  • Valid Defensive Driving certificate
  • Valid Government Driver Authorization will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years of experience driving a school bus
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Resilience, Self-motivation and ability to work long hours under pressure and strict deadlines with minimum supervision. 
  • A high degree of honesty, and integrity. 
  • Respect for colleagues and be a team player. 
  • Good organisational and execution skills 
  • Energetic and physically fit individual of good deportment. 
  • The applicant must be an individual of impeccable character with no criminal record. 

To apply


A copy of an application letter including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars which should include full names, place and date of birth; certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, current salary (if employed), date of availability, telephone number and names and addresses of three (3) referees must be addressed to The Head, Avondale Primary School

And emailed to:  

Or posted to: 

The Head

Avondale Primary School

PO Box A194




Or hand-delivered to Avondale Primary School, 27 Aberdeen Road, Avondale, Harare. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6 May 2022

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