Jan 192019

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: Mali
Closing date: 03 Feb 2019

Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind and those with other disabilities enjoy the same rights as people without disabilities. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work.

Title: Administrative Officer

Location: Mali (West Africa)

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

To ensure the smooth running of the Mali Country Office the Administrative Officer will provide support and office services to the team, as well as developing and implementing systems for efficient and timely delivery of roles and responsibilities. The role will also work with global teams, cover general admin and give programme support.

Being responsible for the day-to-day administration for the office the post holder will also oversee the general maintenance of office equipment, ensure that IT systems are operating smoothly, manage the contracts with the landlord, security company and cleaning company, and provide supervision of the drivers and office admin staff.

The Administrative Officer will organise project and programme meetings, travel requirements for employees and arrange seminars and other project related activities. They will assist with the development of new project documents and help translating them, gather annual reports for submission from partners and liaise with them regarding equipment and material requests. The role will also work with the global procurement team, the clearing agent to endure goods are cleared on time, take charge of local purchases and supplies and be responsible for vehicle and travel management.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree, tertiary qualification (or similar) in Administration/Management and have working experience in an administrative capacity within a reputable INGO. Other important requirements including planning and organisational skills, being able to multitask, have good IT, written and spoken communications skills.

High level in communication in English is required (written, spoken and translation).

Closing date: 03 February 2019

How to apply:

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The application form is your opportunity to shine! Show us how your skills and experience match the requirements within the job description and tell us why you want to work at Sightsavers.

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