Title : Administrative Assistant Location : Abuja (FCT) Embassy of Ireland Nigeria
Support effective and efficient administrative systems relating to the efficient operations of the Embassy.
Carry out a range of administrative tasks, such as filing, maintaining accurate records and scheduling meetings, as required
Assist the Senior Management Team in a number of areas, and contributing towards maintaining a safe, secure and efficient working environment at the Embassy.
Review and report on operational budgets and expenditure, ensuring value for money and compliance with appropriate procedures and regulations.
Take responsibility for procurement matters, including tendering and reviewing contracts where appropriate.
Help to ensure adherence to health and security protocols and the upkeep of Embassy vehicles, and oversee the maintenance of the Embassy premises, undertaking improvements and repairs as necessary.
Provide support on official travel / inward visits and events, including arranging travel and accommodation, scheduling meetings and events, organising logistics, invitations etc.
Liaise with various local staff members, including drivers and maintenance staff, in addressing health, safety, HR and other concerns.
Assist the Senior Management team as a project liaison for the construction of a new Irish Embassy and Chancery in Abuja, including coordination with local advisers, monitoring the building process, engaging with government and relevant planning authorities, and liaising with EU and other diplomatic missions.
Assist in the management of Embassy-administered grant programmes, and providing support for other activities included in the Embassy Business Plan, as requested.
Participate constructively in performance review processes and identify own training requirements as they relate to administrative work at the Embassy.
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to take on additional responsibilities that may be assigned by the Senior Management Team from time to time.
Required skills and experience
At least two years of previous administrative work experience
Computer skills must be proficient in Word, Excel, and e-mail and internet
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
High degree of integrity and strong ethic of customer service
Police clearance and legal entitlement to live and work in Nigeria prior to recruitment.
Experience of working for an Embassy, international organisation, financial institution, think tank or similar.
Terms and Conditions
Working hours : full time, or 37 hours per week.
Overtime : as appropriate for the job level
Remuneration : NGN 615,350.00 gross salary per month
Benefits : Medical insurance, 13th month salary, pension
Primary work location : Embassy of Ireland, Abuja
Start date : Mid-March 2021. There is a 6-month probation period, after which performance is reviewed and a fixed term contract may be offered.