Office Assistant at Save the Children Nigeria

Fixed Term Appointment
Cross River, Nigeria, Ogoja
Posted 3 months ago

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Office Assistant

Job ID: 2100076F
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team: Ogoja Field Office
Post Type: National
Reports to: Admin/HR Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Budget responsibility: None

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • To provide a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the Office

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Dispose dirt inside the waste basket and dustbin daily
  • Use cleaning solutions to remove stains and clean surfaces.
  • Mix various cleaning agents.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  • Dust furniture and scrub surfaces clean.
  • Clean and service restrooms with mops and disinfectants.
  • Identify and report possible repairs.
  • Support in movement of heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Wash kitchen utensils and make sure the kitchen surface is always neat, clean and dry
  • Ensures no plates, cups or utensils are left over the night in the kitchen sink.
  • Remove  cobwebs
  • Cut and trim the flowers & grass within & outside the premises
  • Sweep the compound
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time.
  • Wet-wipe and polish all high-level shelves.
  • Wet-wipe window ledges
  • Always adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Skills & Experience
Essential

  • Level of Education – SSCE
  • General Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Good
  • Language Requirements – English – Good
  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 2 years

Additional job responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
11th October, 2021.

How to Apply
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