Administrative Assistant Career Jobs – The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Job Title:       Administrative
Organisation: The
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Administrative
About US:
The Open Society
Initiative for Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus will be on pastoralism,
land tenure governance, food systems and market access, governance and anti-corruption
climate change and a fair investment framework. The Open Society Initiative for
Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding
grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society
leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is
implementing the health and rights program which advances health rights in the
region and current areas of focus include maternal health, harm reduction,
palliative care, access to medicines, and health rights of marginalized
Job Summary:  The Administrative Assistant will provide
administrative and finance support to the Uganda country office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage and oversee office administrative, and finance operations and
    policies in the Uganda office. This will include settlement of financial
    bills that fall due.
  • Provide general logistic support to the Uganda office and ensure the
    smooth running of the office.
  • In consultation with the Administrative Manager, research, negotiate
    and renew all office suppliers.
  • Order and procure all necessary office supplies and services.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and administrative requirements,
    including local authority licenses, registration requirements, etc.
  • Process work permits and immigration related matters for foreign
  • Hire and supervise any part-time administrative staff in office.
  • Assist in preparation of meetings, conferences and seminars.
  • Support the HR and I.T functions when called upon.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Basic degree Business
    Administration/finance or a related field
  • A minimum of three to four years of work experience in a similar
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array
    of people.
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style.
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Integrity, diplomacy and professionalism will be essential.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated
resumes and cover letters to
Deadline: 8th March 2019
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