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Several Entry Level Front Desk Officer Job Vacancies - National Bureau for NGOs

Job Title:  Front Desk Officer
Organisation: National Bureau for NGOs
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Administration and Human Resource Officer

About US:
The National Bureau for NGOs (NGO Bureau) is a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Internal Affairs established by the NGO Act 2016. The Act mandates it to register, regulate, coordinate, inspect, monitor and oversee all NGO operations in the country.

Job Summary: The Front Desk Officer will be tasked with providing administrative support to the front desk and reception area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Receive, welcome and sit visitors, and draw the attention of the relevant officer:
·        Receive, record and summarize incoming applications for interns and job applicants ensuring that all applications and correspondences received are secure and directed to the responsible office;
·        Receive visitors and telephone callers and find out the nature of their enquiry:
·        Provide information to assist clients or refer them to appropriate contacts, either in the organization or elsewhere.
·        Arrange appointments for callers or for people working in the organization and keep records of the appointments
·        In liaison with cleaners, ensure that the Reception Area is tidy and well-arranged
·        Ensure comfortable sitting and waiting for incoming visitors:
·        Work hand in hand with the Assistant Administrative Officers in the management of incoming and outgoing correspondences:
·        Answer calls, take electronic messages, direct calls, manage the correspondences book or register:
·        Carry out word processing and formatting directing incoming mail and relevant information for action points to the Bureau's officials and/or to the official email address: xi. Manage the Duty Attendance Book at the reception;
·        Keep keys safe and passwords/avoid unauthorized access to lockers at the reception desk
·        Report faults on office equipment used at the Front Desk to the responsible person:
·        Perform any other lawful duties as assigned by the supervisor or higher authorities:
·        Receive clients and direct them to the responsible officers:
·        Receive phone calls and provide appropriate feedback or forwarding for action; xvii. Maintain a registration book for all clients on appointment
·        Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Admin and HR Officer

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The applicant must hold a Bachelor's Degree in Secretarial studies or equivalent but relevant degree from a recognized University, or "A" Level with a Diploma in Front Office Management, or a related field.
·        Post graduate qualifications in relevant fields is an added advantage
·        Advanced Level qualification in Microsoft Office or a similar set of computer application packages is an added advantage.
·        A minimum experience of at least two (2) years as Receptionist or Front Desk in a reputable development-oriented institution/ organization involving management and administration of cross-functional activities
·        Very professional and extremely confidential;
·        Good command of English both oral and written
·        Excellent Interpersonal skills.
·        Good planning and organization skills
·        Good customer care
·        Knowledge of the NGO Regulatory framework
·        Understanding of the Bureau's operations
·        Result oriented
·        Good people management
·        Computer skills
·        Use of on-line applications
·        Good interpersonal skills
·        Provides good reception
·        Ability to multitask
·        Strong attention to detail;
·        Ability to address basic problems
·        Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel
·        Passionate
·        Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity:
·        Ability to work with high levels of confidentiality:
·        Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive problem solver; and
·        Ability to cooperate effectively in a multicultural environment

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their application letters together with the following:
·        Detailed and updated curriculum vitae signed and dated by the candidate;
·        Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates:
·        Copy of the applicant's National Identity Card.
·        Names and addresses of three (3) referees who should forward their recommendations directly to the Executive Director. Referees should attest to the candidate's academic credentials, managerial skills and integrity.

Sealed applications should be addressed and delivered to the address. East African Time. Application letters with accompanying documents can also be emailed to with the subject clearly indicating the position applied for

The Executive Director
National Bureau for NGOs
3rd Floor, Kingdom Kampala Building
Plot 31 A-35A, 37A-39A, Nile Avenue
P. O. Box 24216,
Kampala, Uganda.

The envelopes should be clearly marked "APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF ..... (Please indicate the specific position applied for)" on the top right corner.

Deadline: 26th June 2020 by 1:00pm

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