IUCN Nigeria Job Vacancy For Administrative Assistant

Background:The Komadugu Yobe Basin (KYB) Project for improving Land and water Resources Management in the Lake Chad Basin and the Niger Central Basin in Nigeria is a collaboration of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry responsible for water and working through the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission. The Project office is located in Kano (in kano state, Nigeria), with possible relocation to Minna (in Nigeria State, Nigeria).
Working under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for insuring for day-to-day maintenance of the office. Hired under the project-contract, he/she must be a person with extensive experience in secretariat and general office management and computer literate. The team he/she will be supervising will be composed of drivers and other support staff. The incumbent main responsibilities are as follows:

Drafting of corresponding and any other administrative document required as part of the project work
Ensuring the recording, filling and dispatching of incoming and outgoing mails
Serving as contact persons for information request from project partners
Preparing purchase request of the Project
Assist the project coordinator and the project management unit in the organization of workshops, exchange visits to project sites, seminars etc
When deem necessary, serve as interpreter and assist in the translation of documents form Hausa (and other local language in Nigeria) into English and vice versa
Assist the project coordinator in the management of the personnel of the project management unit, and assume the direct supervision of the project support staff; and
Perform other duties to be assigned by the project coordinator

The candidate must meet the following qualifications to large extent:
Higher level education in administration/secretarial or any other relevant field
Have good command of English (and knowledge of the local language of the project area would be an added advantage)
Have minimum of three (3) years work experience as Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant preferably with Public Service, Non-Governmental Organization or International Organization
Be computer literate with proven knowledge of software (such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and Internet)

Interested candidate for any two positions should send their curriculum vitae together with motivation letters which must specifically address the selection Criteria/Requirements in the order presented above. In addition, applicants should provide the names and contact details of three referees, including one recent employer

Applications should be submitted preferably by email,
Not later than December 28, 2010 to:

Human Resources
IUCN – Regional office for Central and West Africa
EMAIL: jobs.paco@iucn.org ; daniel.yawson@iucn.org

IUCN is an equal opportunities employer.

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