Addis Ababa, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Job Title: Receptionist

Sector: Administrative/General Office

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Ethiopia

Job Description


Under the supervision of the HR/Admin Officer the Receptionist will on top of managing the reception area, handle telephone and fax communications, all reception duties in an efficient and professional manner. Effectively carry out administrative tasks related to filling and other administrative tasks as requested.


- To maintain an attractive, pleasant and neat front desk area.
- To receive and assist guests to the office courteously, answering queries and providing information while being as prudent as   possible.
- To assist visitors to leave messages where the employee desired is not around and ensures that the messages are received.
- To organize the notice boards at the reception area regularly displaying relevant and useful information for the attention of       members of staff and visitors.

Telephone and Fax communication:
- Receive & transfer all incoming and outgoing calls.
- Receive &send fax messages and forward the documents to concerned staffs.
- Ensure urgent messages are followed up accordingly by the front desk and the staff member concerned.
- Making official phone calls on behalf of staff members, especially senior managers.
- Maintaining and updating regularly an internal telephone extension list and instructions for use. Updating staff contact sheet on    any changes.
- Reporting any faults to the IT Officer and Telecommunication Company immediately.
- Securely maintain and use IRC stamp only on the authorized/approved documents.
- Making appointments for staff and reminding them of approaching appointments. Schedule interviews for internal and external    candidates.
- Efficiently issue stationery for staff upon request, release supplies from store by filling Store Release Form. Maintain tracking of     stationery issued VS inventory released from store.
- Conduct analysis of supplies purchased and supplies released from store VS Inventory tracking of logistics. Proactively raise PR   for quarter procurement request before the supplies gets depleted.
- File documents for the Country Director.
- Regularly check incoming mail box including the post office and Ensure mail pouches to NY and Field sites are dispatched in   timely manner.
- Open internal mails like CV’s and distribute them to the intended personnel.
- Make copies of personnel letters. Assist in distribution of signed/approved documents.
- Ensure outgoing mail pouches dispatched on time.
- Assist in coordinating farewells and procurement of gifts for staff.
- Performs any additional tasks assigned by his/her supervisors

Key working relationships:
A) Internal: All IRC Ethiopia staff based in Addis and throughout the Country.
B) External: Other NGOs and bodies connected to IRC in Ethiopia work.





EDUCATION:BA degree/ Diploma in Management, Business Administration, Personnel Management and related fields.
EXPERIENCE:2 years of experience for diploma/TVET holders and 0 years of experience for degree holders.

Skills Required
- Plus basic computer knowledge (word, excel)
- Basic English spoken and writing.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Data analytical skill

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and ensures policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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