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Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: The Administrative Officer is accountable for ensuring quality, efficient and proactive administrative support services to the SL Area Office; The Administrative Officer is responsible for providing office & Guesthouse administrative support as well as handling documents and filing

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Hargeisa

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Aug 23, 2020

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Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in business administration or social sciences
  • Minimum 3 years proven work experience in Admin/secretarial position within a busy working environment such as private company or INGOs
  • Previous experience of managing a similar administrative and secretarial working
  • Proven interpersonal and customer service skills with people at a range of levels from a variety of social and  Cultural backgrounds
  • Assertiveness and pro-activeness with the ability to work on own initiative with little supervision.
  • Good English language command.
  • Good computer and writing skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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