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Administration Officer


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A Glimmer of Hope (Glimmer)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Admin-Clerical-Secretarial, Information Technology, Management

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Full time

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Job Description:

A Glimmer of Hope (Glimmer) is o US based charitable organization with the mission of empowering rural Ethiopian communities to end the cycle of extreme poverty. Glimmer is a nonprofit organization working to make a sustainable difference in the lives of rural Ethiopians through water, sanitation, health, education, Livelihood and veterinary projects. Glimmer was founded in Austin, Texas, USA in March of 2000. The Ethiopian country office (“Glimmer Ethiopia”) was founded in Addis Ababa in April 2000. Glimmer fund the implementation of projects in Ethiopia through local NGO partners operating in four bigger regions of the country (Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR). Since 2000, Glimmer has implemented over 10.000 projects in Ethiopia.

A Glimmer of Hope — Ethiopia Country Office would like to hire Administration Officer for its country office, on competitive basis. Hence, the country office hereby invites competent individuals who fit the requirement stated in the advert to apply.

Job Title: Administration Officer
Directly Reports To: Finance and Administration Director
Functionally Reports On: Office Assistants and Drivers
Duty Station: Addis Ababa

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general guidance of the Finance and Administration Director, the Administration Officer is responsible for Human Resources Management. Office Management and Administration, Fleet and logistics Management, and coordinating travel and logistics for Glimmer employees and donors. The Glimmer team works in a very collaborative manner and this position will be supporting all areas of the office. The successful candidate will be outgoing and highly organized with a strong attention to detail, while also having a customer service attitude.

Additionally, there ore six staff members directly under direct supervision of this position. As the primary administrative employee of the organization, the candidate can expect to undertake other administrative or related activities of Glimmer Addis as needed.

Human Resource Management
  • Closely work with Finance and Administration Director to strengthen the human resource management system, to improve organizational capacity, and to serve as a source of information for management decisions:
  • In collaboration with the management team, oversee the recruitment, evaluation, promotion, career/ professional development or capacity building, retention and termination of temporary and permanent staff;
  • Ensure the Human Resources Manual is updated regularly, and applicable national Employment and Labor Laws are property adhered to;
  • Implement Glimmer’s human resources development plan and respond to personnel needs In order to promote a well-motivated work force;
  • Promote organizational culture by clearly communicating organizational values principles and incentive mechanisms;
  • Manage and maintain employee files, ensuring up to date and accurate information is available;
  • Assist with administration of health insurance coverage, including: serve as insurance point person for staff (help with filings, reimbursements and answering questions), work with vendors to get annual bids, assist in The Implementation of annual health plan;
  • Maintain leave management system and update management team on a regular
Office Management and Administration
  • Supervise office assistants, drivers, and other support staff as needed
  • Responsible for the overall look and feel of the office;
  • Oversee the cleaning and neatness of the office; Ensure the proper functioning of office facilities (telephone. internet. fax, water, electric power);
  • Responsible for good practices regarding maintenance, repairs, and renovations of the office space, office equipment, and furniture;
  • Respond to inquiries, assist with preparation of policies and guidelines, preparation and advertising of contract and procurement documents;
  • Perform secretarial, administrative and clerical duties for management team as needed:
  • Ensure all properly, procurement and other manuals are updated regularly, and applicable notional laws and regulations are property adhered to;
  • Attend meetings, take notes and minutes as required and report to responsible director/s;
  • Efficiently schedule, coordinate and Implement events such as workshops, trainings, meetings and conference calls;
  • Manage, track and update records of fixed assets
Fleet and Logistics Management
  • Develop and monitor weekly and monthly vehicle fleet/driver deployment plans. Develop and distribute fleet utilization reports to monitor vehicle usage;
  • Review and update existing vehicle utilization manual as needed;
  • Ensure safety and proper usage of ci vehicles, equipment, fools and other accessories through compliance with Glimmer Vehicle Management Policy, safety & security protocols; Make sure that all the required vehicle accessories are functional and are availed In each vehicle;
  • Make sure that defensive driving strategies and risk mitigation strategies are in place as per the vehicle utilization manual:
  • Ensure that all vehicles are maintained according to Glimmer standards and that proper books and records are maintained. Timely process annual inspection of vehicles with Transport and Rood Authority;
  • Monitor fuel/oil consumption on each vehicle and prepare reports to summarize information for management team:
  • Manage vehicle annual insurances, periodic vehicle maintenances and repairs
  • Manage the claims process in the event of an accident according to Glimmer’s standards:
    • Reporting any accident, damage or theft of equipment in a Glimmer vehicle:
    • Ensuring that the proper procedure for insurance claims are fulfilled:
    • Maintaining Insurance documents;
  • Facilitate customs clearance and liaison with other organizations to facilitate issues related to logistics and transportation;
Travel Coordination
  • Managing travel logistics for Addis office. Austin office (when in Ethiopia) and donor trips, including picking up and dropping off at airports, booking hotels, internal flights, and vehicle rentals for small and large groups (up to 30 people). Updating Master Files and distributing relevant information to team as needed;
  • Ensuring that the person who is traveling has everything they need prior to departure (checked in for flits, printouts of itinerary, etc.)
  • Coordinate with appropriate Partners on travel activities;
The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in their position include:
  • BA Degree in Management or any other related business fields. IT/Computer Science is as an additional advantageous but not as basic requirements.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the area, Including at least 2 years of NGO experience;
  • Experience on public relations. automechanics are advantageous:
  • Innovative problem solver, anticipates needs of the team and brings ideas for positive change;
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail;
  • Good report writing and communication skills;
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). Able to utilize technology to develop presentations and reports:
Attitude and Values:
  • Willingness to work extra hours;
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach to work.
  • Persuasive, encouraging and motivating
  • A belief in the potential of all people to succeed if given the right support;
  • Willingness to multi-task and work on own initiative.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send their application to the Finance and Administration Department until June 12, 2018 via:
E-mail zena@aglimmerofhope.org : addis@aglimmerofhope.org
P.o.Box: 1448 code 1110 Call Tel: 251-116613487 (for any queries)
Application Package:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • One-page summary of experience (positions held), qualification & Training;
  • Application cover page
  • Credentials shall be availed upon request

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A Glimmer of Hope (Glimmer) - Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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