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Administrative Officer

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Senegal (SN)
Salary
Local Terms and Conditions apply
Closing date
6 Dec 2020
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Job Details

Title: Administrative Officer

Office location: Senegal

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Sightsavers Senegal Country Office is excited to be recruitment for an Administrative Officer to provide administrative support and office services for the smooth running of the Country Office, and to develop and implement systems for efficient and timely delivery of assigned roles and responsibilities.

As the Administrative Officer you will be responsible for the day to day administration of the office and to oversee the office premises and the general maintenance of office equipment and that all equipment is in good working condition.

The Administrative Officer will also ensure smooth operation of the IT system - email, internet, security alarm system, maintain an efficient filing system to ensure easy retrieval of information, provide supervision of the Driver admin  Assistant to perform assigned roles and responsibilities, organise project/programme meetings, travels, seminars, preparing regular reports and correspondences and other project related activities, and liaise with partners for their equipment and material requests and entering of same on to Sightsavers Standard List.

As the successful candidate you will have a degree or tertiary qualification (or equivalent) in Administration/Management or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized Tertiary institution, possess good working experience in an administrative role of a reputable INGO, be competent in the use of Microsoft applications, and have excellent written and spoken communication skills.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description here for further details

Closing date: 6 December 2020

Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Company

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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