Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Oxfam -Ethiopia

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (INT6490)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have Bachelor (BA) or Diploma in in Secretarial Science, Office Management or related field from a recognized university/collage?

Do you have relevant experience of 2-3 years for BA holders or 4-6 years for Diploma holders in office management, preferably in a international NGO like Oxfam?

Do you have good competency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office applications including word-processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel) and Power Point; and good acquaintance with internet-based research, electronic communications, Microsoft Outlook?

Do you have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; to effectively organize, prioritize work and work under pressure; and to be pro-active?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you>


The Role

We are looking for Administrative Assistant / Receptionist provides administrative and clerical support including secretarial services, accommodation and travel arrangements, managing cleaning and office security services, and mobile card management to Oxfam Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa.


What we are looking for

As Administrative Assistant / Receptionist, you are expected to have excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English and Amharic, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills; organizational skills and attention to detail; and strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts. You also need to have ability to work independently as well as part of a team; to be pro-active; to anticipate, coordinate and facilitate activities with colleagues; to effectively organize, prioritize work and work under pressure.


We offer


This role will give you an opportunity to act as key contributor to our work of supporting those most in need. You will also have a chance to work in a fast paced, dynamic and internationally focused environment and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through or using Oxfam internal application portal on or before 9th April 2020.


Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

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