Administrative and Logistics Officer at Translators without Borders (TWB)

Translators without Borders is a unique non-profit organization that helps humanitarian organizations communicate more effectively with vulnerable populations in the right languages. TWB created the first translation and language program specifically for crisis response and is now deploying that program in northeast Nigeria.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Administrative and Logistics OfficerLocation: Maiduguri, Borno Contract length: initially 6 months, with the possibility of extension/ national positionHours: Full-timeTravel: some travel in northeast NigeriaReporting lines: The post holder will report to the Country Director.BackgroundTWB conducted an initial assessment of language support needs in the humanitarian response in northeast Nigeria in July 2017. This found very significant levels of need: in a context where people affected by the conflict and food crisis speak dozens of first languages, humanitarian communication is overwhelmingly in English and Hausa. Organizations lack basic information about the languages spoken and understood by affected people, and struggle to hire either language professionals or national staff and volunteers with the right language skills. So far, TWB has developed a protection glossary app, conducted comprehension testing with IDPs, worked with partners on collecting and mapping language data, and carried out training on the basics of interpreting.The next step is to prepare the groundwork for setting up a full program of activities in support of affected people and the humanitarian community working with them. This entails developing a community of volunteer translators for relevant languages of northeast Nigeria, identifying skills development needs and carrying out initial training, and leading and coordinating translation and terminology development activities in support of and in liaison with humanitarian organizations.The RoleThe Administration Officer will be responsible for providing general management support to the TWBNigeria program. This includes, but is not limited to administrative, Human Resources, logistics and procurement support.ResponsibilitiesGeneral Administration:Set up the country’s paper filing system and ensure its effective implementationProvide general administrative support as required including preparing written documentation, filing, note taking, arranging meetings etc.Purchase, manage and control the storage and issue of office supplies, stocks, and other office materialsOrganize equipment as and when required, coordinate any necessary maintenance as taskedArrange training bookings, manage attendance records, distribute pre and post training information and other services associated to training supportCarry out administrative tasks associated with monitoring and evaluationSupport the office IT functions, providing basic IT support to colleaguesHuman Resources:Ensure all paperwork related to personnel records and systems are properly filed and kept up to dateSupport the HR Manager with recruitment administration such as posting advertisements, logging applications, coordinating interview arrangements and assisting with the new starter processesAssist the HR Manager to ensure that TWB in Nigeria is well informed and works within legal requirementsAccurately collate any other information as required to assist with payroll preparationLogistics and Procurement:Assist with the setup of an efficient logistics and procurement filing system, including asset managementSupport the team with procurement by completing administrative duties as directed including identifying suppliers, collecting quotations, preparing Purchase Request Forms and Local Purchase Orders, collecting goods, dispatching goods and organizing transportation where requiredObtain quotes from local suppliers in an efficient and timely manner, and ensure that logistics procedures are followed at all times, adhering to TWB and donor procurement policiesMaintain logistics records and file paperwork including asset register, purchase orders, waybills, asset register, receipts etc.Assist in managing travel and visas as required such as booking flights, amending flight reservations, booking hotels, arranging local permits, coordinating transport arrangements etcFinancial administration:Support the Finance Officer by ensuring that receipts and other financial supporting documents are organised and kept properlySupport the Country Director and the wider Country Management Team in tracking expensesIn all the categories above, the post holder is expected to carry out any other duty as required

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