Chemonics International

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Chemonics International is recruiting for Full time Administrative Assistant

Job Description

At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service-service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned, giving us both the freedom and the responsibility to pursue our mission with single-minded focus. Holding ourselves to the highest quality standards, we are also committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve.

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Description / Overview

  • We seek an Administrative Assistant for the USAID funded Strategic HIV/AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Task Order 03 activity in Nigeria.
  • This activity aims to identify and support proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening health systems with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe States.
  • The objectives of the activity include 1) Targeted and efficient HIV and TB case identification and linkage to care and treatment; 2) Enrollment of patients on HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and minimal loss to follow-up; 3) Successfully suppress HIV viral load; and 4) Increase GON capacity to expand, coordinate and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities

Operations / Administrative:

  • Assists with the organization of meetings and events on and off site as directed which may include the setting up of rooms, arranging catering and refreshments, ensuring the necessary equipment is in place and functioning, taking minutes where necessary, and the preparation of papers for distribution.
  • Manage procurement of goods and services; administer maintenance agreements as directed.

  • Accurately track and record project equipment, ensuring proper maintenance and security.
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements for project staff and visitors as requested.
  • Ensure operation of office equipment including reviewing maintenance requirements, arranging for necessary repairs, maintaining equipment inventories and evaluating new equipment.
  • Maintain stock records for stationery and supplies for the office, working with suppliers and verifying receipt of supplies and requisitioning in line with office procedures.
  • Ensures all required records are kept up to date and in line with SHARP TO 03 requirements.
  • Receive visitors to the office with high standard of courtesy and hospitality and direct them appropriately.
  • File and retrieve Project documents, records, and reports.
  • Collects and sorts incoming and outgoing correspondence.
  • Draft employment agreements, biodatas and support the onboarding of project staff.
  • Confirm all new hire paperwork is submitted and personnel files are complete and compliant with Chemonics policy, local labor laws, and USAID regulations.
  • Ensure new hires are provided with adequate training regarding the project and relevant Chemonics policies in order to perform the job to the best of their ability and are assimilated into Chemonics culture.
  • Ensure personnel and recruitment files are maintained according to the requirement, ensure confidentiality and safety of the data.

Finance:

  • Assist in scanning and labeling all payment vouchers including coding sheet and backup documentations and General Journal entries including coding sheet and backup documentations.
  • Assist in delivering WHT/PAYE cheques to the bank and collection of bank statements.
  • Assist in printing payment evidence to be attached to all payments before filing
  • Assist in sorting and collating payroll coding sheets including timesheets/pay-slips
  • Assist in filing hard copies of ABACUS coding sheets including backup documentations.
  • Assist in grants selection and administration, maintains grants files
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations.
  • Perform additional tasks as required by the Finance Manager, Grants Manager, Finance and Operations Director and project leadership.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

2

Qualifications
B.Sc /HND
Other Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in project administration.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically in MS Excel and Word.
  • Strong organizational, work prioritization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, the general public, and partner institutions including international and local NGOs, and governmental entities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and exercise good, professional judgment that reflects positively on the image and communicates the established program message of the project.
  • Experience managing procurements and tracking inventory.
  • Experience in coordinating travel and logistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively within a team.
  • Possess excellent organizational and strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Fluency in English is required.



Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Important Information / Notice

  • Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
  • The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics. If you are located in the EU, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process your personal data. For more information, please read the EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice here: https://chemonics.com/eu-recruiting-data-privacy-notice/
  • Chemonics is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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About Chemonics International
For more than 36 years, Chemonics has remained dedicated to helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.  Chemonics International is founded in 1975 in Washington, D.C., by the company's first president, Thurston F. Teele. Its mission, then and now, is to promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. 1975 Landmark agribusiness studies in Cameroon and Kenya represent Chemonics&r...
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Job Summary
Published
May 16, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 2years
Location
Lagos
Deadline
May 27, 2020
Specialization
Administration/ Office/ Operations /Secretarial / PA
Industries
Consulting
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