JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
* Qualcomm in South Africa is looking for an Office Administrator who can also take on web site development/maintenance in its Johannesburg office.
>> Will provide office administration and web site development/maintenance support for QCOM South Africa office in Johannesburg.
>> Administration support will include moderately complex assistance and support to Regional Vice President for Business Development. Regarding administration support, this person will track and maintain correspondence, arrange meetings and travel plans, answer, screen, and/or responds to calls, set up and maintain files, review draft and finished documents for accuracy and grammar, and maintain office supplies. Will maintain complex spreadsheets and sophisticated presentation material. Maintains and balances petty cash statements for reimbursement. Submits expense reports and check requests. Maintains and arranges for office equipment repairs and upgrades. Maintains contact databases and office files; arranges for shipping. Will act as an information source on QCOM regional office activities and procedures. During the first year of operation of the South Africa office, it is expected that these tasks will consume 50 - 70% of the Office Administrator's time.
>> In the remaining 30 - 50% of the Office Administrator's time (first year) will be directed at development and maintenance of a web site for a consortium of regional CDMA operators to support information exchange on CDMA capabilities and regional progress. Will design, layout, development, and production of creative graphics and multimedia applications from sketches, written, or verbal requests. Suggests the technology and compositions necessary for optimum results. Works on graphic design and layout tasks as necessary. Meets with CDMA network operators and designers regarding project specifications and status. Projects may include production of marketing materials, CD applications, animations, and presentations. As office support activities are reduced and/or made routine after the first year of the SA office operation, it is anticipated that the Office Administrator will increase their percentage of time spent on web site development and maintenance.
>> Skills & Experiences:
>> A minimum of 5 years of prior experience in secretarial experience. Knowledge of general business policies and processes. Knowledge of local/regional travel arrangement processes. Advanced knowledge of Eudora, Microsoft Word & Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint would be advantageous.
>> Minimum of one year of visual arts/multimedia development experience. Working knowledge of HTML authoring (non-GUI), tables, forms, and graphics and layout issues as they apply to web site design. Working knowledge of computer-based multimedia tools such as Macromedia Flash and Director and After Effects. Ability to develop cross platform multimedia content. Basic understanding of basic network technology - including network protocols, CGIs and their implementation, Internet mail and security concepts, server side includes/client side includes, web database technology, proxy servers, fire wall technology, and directory servers, and search engines and web spiders.
>> Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and PageMaker Microsoft Word from PC platform.
>> Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Must be able to work well under pressure with all levels of employees.
>> Demonstrated ability to work for extended periods without immediate supervision.
>> Educational Requirements:
>> AA degree in business-related or information technology required. BA in business-related and/or graphic arts and IT preferred.
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