Office Manager Vacancy at Save the Children Nigeria September - October, 2013

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme.  These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.

Job Title: Office Manager

Location: Abuja

Job Description
Ensure the Country Office (CO) premises are well equipped, fully functioning and fit for purpose to enable all staff to operate with maximum efficiency, Oversee the maintenance of Country office premises/residences, furniture, fittings and all equipment in a fully functioning state, Pro-actively identify potential problems affecting staff and the running of the office, proposing solutions working to put them in place. Ensure CO compliance with Save the Children Essential Standards, Global Policies and Guidelines, develop, keep updated and ensure compliance with the CO Administration Policies and Procedures Manual, ensure the effective flow of information between the CO headquarters, the State Offices, the head office and members, Oversee the overall maintenance of the residence/office premises, facilities assets and equipment (physical work environment) and ensure that these are secure and efficiently utilized, Review and annually update all contracts and leases before forwarding them to the Country Director for signature, Oversee the management of the process for all travel, accommodation visa for travels arrangements for CO staff, consultants and other Save the Children staff. Ensure that travel is on schedule and cost effective and that visits to Country Programmes occur with a minimum of disruption and downtime.

Job Qualification:
University degree in Business Administration or equivalent in relevant field, a minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior administration role in a corporate or an NGO environment, proven ability to provide high level support to management teams, ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities, commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values, willing and able to travel around the States as needed, experience in working in a diverse international team, experience working in Emergencies.

Application Method:
Interested candidates should send your C.V. and covering letter on or before 2nd of October 2013 explaining why you are suitable to: State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will de disqualified. Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Deadline: 2nd of October 2013

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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