The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations working to End Child Marriage in Nigeria seeks to recruit a qualified individual to join its team. As a Coalition that champions advocacy to end child marriage in Nigeria as well as design and implement socially oriented services and interventions to empower girls, we seek individuals with a high level of professionalism and integrity, who have a demonstrable passion and commitment to work with various groups including, vulnerable groups and underserved populations/communities.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Reference No.: ECM/O1/2021
Duration: One year, renewable
Reports to: Coalition Co-chairs and Secretariat Lead
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Receive official visitors and enquiries (in-person/phone/email) and route as required
- Ensure smooth running of power supply sources and coordinate maintenance
- Provide monthly expenditure report for office expenses
- Upload approved content to official website and social media platforms as directed
- Liaise with the Co-Chairs, the Secretariat, the Steering Committee members, Coalition members and partners as may be required in the course of work
- Proactively stay updated with daily operations and keep the secretariat updated on noteworthy developments relating to the Coalition and its work
- Undertake general administrative duties including word processing, filing, copying, scanning, graphic development, management of activity calendars
- Ensure proper functioning of office equipment and ensure availability and prudent use of relevant office supplies and consumables
- Develop & maintain an inventory of official equipment, furniture, commodities etc
- Coordinate logistic support for official events (meetings, workshops, seminars) as directed
- Coordinate the membership records for the Coalition
Job Specification (Academic Qualifications; Professional Membership; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, Computer Proficiency)
- Bachelors Degree in the Social Sciences or HND/OND
- Certification in computer use is an advantage but candidates will be required to demonstrate computer proficiency for Microsoft Word (good), Excel (basic) and Internet use (good)
- Must have strong English literacy skills (reading and writing)
- Must demonstrate good communication skills
- 2-3 years in a similar role in a civil society network
- Immediate Post-NYSC candidates will be considered.
Core Competencies / Personal Characteristics:
- Behave ethically: Understand ethical behaviours and ethical business practice and ensure own behaviour and that of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
- Build relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the Coalition.
- Creativity/innovation: Suggest/Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
- Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
- Communicate effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a one-page letter of application within the body of the email and a Curriculum Vitae as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title and Reference Number as the subject of the mail.
- The application letter should provide clear evidence of the competencies required for the job (why candidate is the best fit for the position);
- The CV should include valid telephone numbers, email address, current contact address and the contact details of two referees.
- All shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Support for this position is provided through the kind support of the Ford Foundation West Africa Office under a grant to the development Research and Projects Center (dRPC)
Application Deadline 30th September, 2021.