Administration Officer Job at Save the Children

Organization: Save the Children

Kasese, Uganda



Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in
which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 190
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfill their potential. In 2012, we reached more than 100 million children
around the world.


Administration Officer provides professional, efficient and effective
administrative services for the office; handles bookings and confirmations for
travel, functions and hotels reservations. The person also provides support in
stores, facilities maintenance, repairs for office and residential property and
attends to residential services. He /she in addition provides timely, efficient
and effective filing management and archiving system, manages the resource
centre and handles all incoming and outgoing mails. The Officer may be called
upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of
humanitarian crisis.


Skills and Experience:

  • All
    candidates should possess Bachelors’ Degrees in humanities.
  • At
    least 3 years of accrued working experience in office administration or
    management with an international NGO dealing with child and/or
    youth-focused interventions
  • Experience
    of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child
    Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection is an added advantage.
  • Strong
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability
    to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform
    effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability
    to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly
    developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
    negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian


to Apply:

All suitably qualified
candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three
professional referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should
be submitted to:

The Director of Human
Resources & Administration

Save the Children

Plot68/70, Kira Road

P O Box 12018

Kampala, Uganda



should not be attached to applications that are submitted online.

Candidates are therefore
encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.

Save the Children is an
equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.


4th October, 2013


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