Office Assistant at Breakthrough RESEARCH

Breakthrough RESEARCH/Nigeria (B-R/N) project is under the global Breakthrough RESEARCH (B-R) project which is a USAID-funded initiative to generate research and evaluation evidence to inform USAID/Nigeria’s investments in social behavior change (SBC) programming.

We are seeking professionals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Office Assistant

: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Contract Full-Time
Assignment Length: 4 years, dependent on funding
Reporting to: Finance and Administration Manager

  • Manage the Front Desk and provide receptionist services:
    • Answer telephone and transfer to appropriate staff member.
    • Meet and greet visitors in a courteous manner.
    • Open, date stamp, register and distribute all general correspondence.
    • Send and receive mail.
    • Respond to routine correspondence and requests for information.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include photocopying, faxing, mailing and filling.
  • Sign for and distribute Fed Ex/Airborne packages; receive goods from vendors and other service providers.
  • Provide administrative support to the Finance and Administration Manager in managing requisitions and updating BIN cards.
  • Supervise the contract janitor daily to ensure that the office environment is thoroughly cleaned and made conducive for staff to carry out their duties.
  • Monitor and maintain office supply inventory and stock kitchen and cleaning materials.
  • Provide logistics support for workshops, trainings and meetings.
  • Operate office equipment and assist staff with photocopying and binding of documents as needed.
  • Assume dispatch duties and perform errands that assist daily functions as needed.
  • Manage petty cash.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ordinary National Diploma.
  • Good oral and written English.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience.
  • Previous administrative experience in an office setting required.
  • Strong computer and internet skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and other commonly used software. Access Database skills would be a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, record keeping, and attention to detail.
  • Displays maturity, discretion, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently, establish priorities, and manage workload.
Application Closing Date
Thursday, 4th April, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

  • Nigerian national preferred.
  • When applying through the web portal please attach your CV and Cover Letter in Word or PDF format (stating current salary and salary expectation).


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