Office Manager
Off Grid Electric
Lagos, Nigeria
21d ago

Company Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric is a growth-stage startup that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy.

At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a seasoned Office Manager to support our growth strategy in Africa.

This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Zola Electric to change the renewable energy landscape.

You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets (billions of people around the world) with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it.

You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.

Zola Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-

term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure.

The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations : security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

Today, Zola Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility.

Off Grid Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100.

For more information, visit offgrid-electric.com.

Position

The employee shall serve the employer in the capacity of Office Manager. The Office Manager is expected to role model Zola's core values, oversee all office admin related to operations at the OPCO Head office including managing office coordinators, drivers, and other auxiliary support employees, ensuring that the building is safe and with functioning utilities and maintaining a welcoming environment for all employees and visitors.

  • Act as the face’ of the business and are the first port of call for all visitors;
  • Manage & Supervise office casual staff including cooks, cleaners, and national drivers.
  • Ensure office equipment, utilities, and furniture are well-maintained and in good working order
  • Handle ad hoc admin work and any other requests from HQ staff (e.g., travel arrangements and bookings; office errands)
  • Ensure the office and supply areas are professional, clean and tidy at all times
  • Manage and support the office admin team
  • Oversee proper management of the office admin budget
  • Maintain national vehicles fleet schedule including vehicle maintenance.
  • Liaise with other agencies, organizations, and upgrade company contacts / staff contacts.
  • Organising the office layout and maintaining supplies of stationery and equipment.
  • Maintaining the condition of the office and arranging for necessary repairs.
  • Reviewing and updating health and safety policies and ensuring they are observed.
  • Arranging regular testing for electrical equipment and safety devices.
  • Ensure all Office licenses are up to date.
  • Design filing systems for physical and electronic documents and ensure filling systems are maintained and updated.
  • Ensure security & protection of files and records.
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in any studies, although administrative studies will be more favourable.
  • 2 years of experience in administrative / Office Management
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Problem-solving skills and project management ability.
  • Fluent in and English. (verbal & written)
  • Other information

    Willingness to work a variety of hours as business demands, including weekends and holidays.

    Are you interested in this position and join our team in Lagos, Nigeria, let’s connect and send your resume via our career page.

    Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.

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