Fresher O’ Level Jobs – Office Assistants – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:    Office Assistant (Fresher O’
Level Jobs)

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we
have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and
innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive


Job Summary: The
Office Assistant will be responsible for keeping the office environment clean,
healthy and safe. This position reports to the Logistics Manager in Kampala and
to the Senior Zone Managers in the Zonal Office.  This is a full-time position based in each of
three Zonal Offices (Hoima, Mbarara, Kampala).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       Provide daily cleaning of the office including,
desks, chairs, windows, walls, floors, office equipment and kitchens;

·       Identify daily repairs and maintenance needed
for any part of the office and its furnishings and report to the Logistics
Manager for corrective action;

·       Track and ensure availability of kitchen and
cleaning supplies such as soap, detergent, water, tea, coffee, sugar,
silverware, cups, dishware, towels, etc.;

·       Provide tea and coffee for visitors as

·       Assist in the loading, unloading and movement
of furniture, equipment, cargo and office supplies;

·       Ensure garbage is emptied and garbage bins
are kept clean;

·       Act as backup to the receptionist in regard
to welcoming and directing visitors, answering telephone, screen and direct
calls, taking and relaying messages;

·       Photocopy, scan and fax documents as

·       Actively participates in Collaborative,
Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within the project; and

·       Perform other official tasks as may be
assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The applicant for the Education Development
Center (EDC) Office Assistant job must hold a Uganda Certificate of Education
(UCE) or equivalent.

·       Six (6+) months’ experience in the similar

·       Working knowledge of standard office
equipment e.g., fax, scanner and photocopier;

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal
skills; ability to work with all levels of staff;

·       Flexibility in working hours and ability to
work under pressure.

·       Ability to proficiently read, speak and write

·       Willingness to help with basic office tasks,
as needed; 

·       Careful with the handling of products and
mixtures used for cleaning (chlorine, bleach, detergents, etc.);

·       Reliable and punctual worker who is capable
of performing routine tasks without supervision;

·       Demonstrates ability to remain calm and work
effectively in a fast-paced, team environment;

·       Must be reliable, dependable, flexible and
willing to work beyond routine hours.

·       Language:  Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 2nd April 2021


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