Administration Assistant - Mogadishu - Somali-National only
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Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
The Administration Assistant is part of support services in Mogadishu team and responsible to provide effective & efficient administration services, while managing admin functions in Mogadishu office and GH and provide advises to the visitors, staffs in accordance with Save the Children's corporate policies.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Admin Coordinator.
Staff directly reporting to this post: Domestic staff & guards
Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Diploma or bachelor's degree in business administration.
Previous experience of managing a similar personal administrative work.
Minimum one-year proven work experience in administration and personal management within a busy working environment such as private company or INGOs
Fluent English language command.
Good computer and writing skills.
Supportive personnel management style.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines Proven ability to handle challenging workload.
Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
Commitment to Save the Children values
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Application deadline is 13th August, 2021 11:59am.
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