Administration Officer Employment Opportunity – Save the Children



Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
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 200 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job
Summary:
The
Administration Officer provides professional, efficient and effective reception
services for the Save the Children Gulu office; handles bookings and
confirmations for travel, functions and hotels reservations. He / she also
provides support in administration, stores, facilities maintenance, repairs for
office and residential property and attends to residential services. The
incumbent provides timely, efficient and effective filing management and
archiving system for Office, manages the resource centre and handle all
incoming and outgoing mails.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Administration Officer career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in humanities or relevant field.
  • A minimum of three or more years’
    experience in office administration or management preferably in an INGO
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. working
    knowledge especially MS Word, Excel, Power Point, email & Internet use.
  • Past exposure and 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.
  • Excellent analytical skills
    and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and
    maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
    team.
  • Computer literacy and
    excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Willingness to travel and
    work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Availability and willingness
    to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional 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 responses.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs
indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors submitted to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
addressed to:
The Director of Human
Resources & Administration,
Save the Children,
Plot 68/70, Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be
attached to applications.
Deadline: 17th July 2015.

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