- Company: Education Development Center
- Location: Uganda
- State: Gulu
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative Jobs in Uganda
The Office Assistant will be responsible for keeping the office environment clean, healthy, and safe. This position reports to the Operations Assistant. This is a full-time position based in Gulu, Uganda.
Essential functions include (but are not limited to): • Provide daily cleaning of the office including desks, chairs, windows, walls, floors, office equipment and kitchens. • Identify daily repairs and maintenance needed for any part of the office and its furnishings and report to the Operations Assistant for corrective action. • Track and ensure availability of kitchen and cleaning supplies, such as soap, detergent, water, tea, coffee, sugar, silverware, cups, dishware, towels, etc. • Provide tea and coffee for visitors, as requested. • Assist in the loading, unloading and movement of furniture, equipment, cargo, and office supplies. • Ensure garbage is emptied and garbage bins are kept clean. • Act as backup in welcoming and directing visitors, answering telephone, screening and directing calls, taking and relaying messages. • Photocopy, scan, and fax documents, as requested. • Actively participates in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) processes in place within the project; and • Perform other official tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications The candidate for the position of Office Assistant shall have the following minimum qualifications: • Minimum of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or equivalent. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a position comparable to Office Assistant; experience working on a USAID financed project is a plus. • High level of integrity. • Working knowledge of standard office equipment e.g., fax, scanner, and photocopier. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with all levels of staff. • Ability to proficiently read, speak and write English. • Willingness to help with basic office tasks, as needed. • Careful with the handling of products and mixtures used for cleaning (chlorine, bleach, detergents, etc.). • Reliable and punctual worker who can perform routine tasks without supervision. • Flexibility in working hours and demonstrates ability to remain calm and work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment.