Administrative Officer Job Opportunity at SNV 2021

Administrative Officer Job Opportunity at SNV 2021

Administrative Officer Job Opportunity at SNV 2021

Administrative Officer

SNV  Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania


SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago and we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their income and gain access to basic services empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV Tanzania has been established in-country for more than 50 years. We have a main office in Dar es salaam and regional offices in four other locations including Mwanza, Mbeya, Arusha, and Dodoma.

Following the launch of a new project our Dodoma offices will need to expand their current operations capacity especially on procurement, contracting, admin, HR, and logistics.

The new Administrative Officer will perform tasks for the new project and all projects that are operating through that office.

Job Description

Key Activities:

The Administrative officer is an aggregate role, the below will be the incumbent performs tasks that make the Dodoma office functional

Office administration

Managing the reception function of the office i.e. phones, incoming mails and outgoing mails, deliveries, records management of each.

Management of office administration, including office running; logistics; security; information management.

Ensure all services in the offices are available (water, utility, generator, internet, phone, etc.) and that all office furniture and equipment are functioning and maintained

Ensuring offices remain stocked with office supplies and kitchen consumables. stock controls and monitoring

Administrative Officer Job Opportunity at SNV 2021

Oversee the maintenance, repair, and cleanliness of the office and premises, ensuring that any needed maintenance is dealt with.

Fleet management

Coordinate all local travels from the location

Manage all SNV cars which are at the location

Ensuring staff travels are well planned with the required resources

Together with drivers, ensure that fleet is in place, serviced, insured, taxed, and maintained.

Management of specific task employees especially drivers, comply with our Motor Vehicle policy

Asset management

Ensuring all assets are well managed, secured, and maintained at the location office

An asset that needs to be disposed of are disposed of as per policy

An asset that is new are registered into the system by finance

Asset are registered and coded

Safety and Security

Liaising with operations manager on location security.

Serving as security focal point for staff and consultants

Ensure regular maintenance and functioning of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, etc

Ensure functional health and safety committee in place at the location and maintain first aid kits

Prepare documents for submission to authorities i.e., Fire brigade compliance issues and OSHA

Records management

Ensuring all records for day-to-day administrative work are in place and are filed properly.

All the files are coded well and put in a safe place

Develop a record register for all files in the archive rooms and manage the storage, ensuring annual reviews of which documents are to be archived, retained, etc., and that documents are clearly filed and easy snv to find

All projects documents will be submitted to the admin office who will ensure that the records are in place.

Disposal of records must follow the internal policy on records disposal with the right approvals


University degree in social sciences, human resources, or any other related field

Minimum 5 years working in administration preferably for an NGO

Sound general business practice and experience, able to work autonomously and in a team

Desired Attributes

Excellent interpersonal skills, and a collaborative management style

Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.

Multi-tasking, analytical, and quick to act.

Organization skills and time management – a professional approach to personal time planning and respect for deadlines;

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Team player, effective interpersonal and coordination skills

Computer literate with a high degree of proficiency and productivity

Able to work comfortably and effectively with or without supervision, either at own initiative or under direction.

Additional Information

Languages: Fluent in English and Kiswahili

Duty station: Dodoma

Desired Start Date: 1st September 2021

How To Apply

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV, letter of motivation, salary history for the last three years, and copies of your certification onto our in-house recruitment system via the following link: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/SNV/743999765206287-administrative-officer

The deadline for application is on 13th August 2021.

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