AS Operations West Africa Ltd. (ASO) Vacancy for an Administrative Assistant

AS Operations West Africa Ltd. (ASO) is a Nigeria-registered subsidiary of Adam Smith International (ASI). ASO provides operational support to three DFID-funded projects in Nigeria, i.e. NIAF, GEMS and ENABLE. Operational services include IT and Communications; Residential and Hotel Accommodations; Administrative Support; Domestic Ground and Air Transportation; International Travel and Protocol; and, Security Services.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 
Job Title: Temporary Contractor – Administrative Assistant
Location:
 Jigawa
Job Summary

  • Based in Jigawa, this temporary position works within the Administrative Services Section of a mid-sized operational services company. Among our clients is a leading international advisory firm that works throughout the world to help reform and improve economies and institutions
  • Contract pay rate is similar to an Administrative Services Level 6 on the established pay scale and contract duration is expected until the middle of December 2016.
  • The contractor will be required to have a Tax Identification Number since taxes will be collected and remitted on their behalf with the appropriate tax authorities.
  • This temporary mid-level administrative position provides support to management by carrying-out a coordinating role that ensures office operations are timely and are performed in an effective and efficient manner

Responsibilities

  • Tracking and prioritizing all incoming emails;
  • Maintaining and tracking budgets;
  • Scheduling and attending meetings, creating agendas and taking minutes;
  • Addressing telephone and email enquiries;
  • Liaising with suppliers;
  • Keeping diaries and arranging appointments;and
  • Other related duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Above-average knowledge of MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • The ability to plan your own work, work on your own initiative and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Above-average oral communication skills in Hausa and English;
  • Tact, discretion and respect for confidentiality at all times;
  • A pleasant, confident telephone manner;
  • Reliability and honesty; and
  • Above-average oral and written communication skills in English;

Education and Experience

  • A first level degree in Business Administration or Public Administration;
  • Previous work experience in an administrative or secretarial role is required;
  • Extensive experience with the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send application package should include:

  • A cover letter detailing how you meet the Education and Experience qualifications;
  • Your CV; and
  • Contact details for three recent work-related referees

Email your application package to: [email protected] Please note “Administrative Assistant – Jigawa” in the subject line.

Note

  • Only applicants who meet the Education and Experience qualifications will be contacted.
  • If you do not meet these, you need not apply.
  • Applications received after this time will not be considered

Application Deadline   29th July, 2016 1600HRS WAT

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