Administrative Officer at Plan International

Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledgeWe believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Administrative OfficerLocation: Abuja, Travel required OccasionalFunctional Area: AdministrationReports to: Admin CoordinatorGrade: C2Role PurposeThe purpose of this role is to provide administrative and logistical support for the Country office in line with policies of Plan International Nigeria, donor requirements and Nigerian laws.The post holder will be supervised by the Admin Coordinator and expected to work very closely with other members of the Country office and field offices.Dimensions Of The RoleCommunicates within Plan International Nigeria and externally with vendors, service providers, consultants etc.The post holder will contribute to the effective administration and logistics management in the Country office and give support to the field office where necessary.AccountabilitiesEnsure timely welcome services, hotel and flights bookings and other support services for staff and visitorsPrepare and file documents for signature and/or action, as necessary and ensure that that proper filing systems are in place for the officeSupport the planning and organization of meetings and workshopsMaintain vehicle and Generator maintenance logEnsure that vehicles and generators are in good conditions and liaise with the Admin Coordinator about necessary repairs and improvements as necessaryArrange for the repair and maintenance of office equipment and machinery to ensure that staff works effectively without any disruptions.Ensures that the SAP system is used to capture all necessary activities as required.Establish and maintain a well-functioning logistics support operation for the county office – effective coordination and use of vehiclesCoordinate logistics and procurement operations – Selection of vendors/suppliersPrepares and Maintain records of all outstanding purchase orders with external vendors and arranges transportation and forwarding services for all orders to ensure delivery on schedulePrepare reports on personnel and material movement and ensure that reporting requirements are fulfilled in an accurate and timely mannerEnsure compliance with Plan International logistics standards and regulationsEnsure appropriate request for quotation is placed and correct quotations received for processingResponsible for purchase order creation and maintenance in SAPStore Management using specified softwarePerform any other project related duties as specified by the Admin CoordinatorHuman Resource Development :Support with the coordination of orientation, on-going development/training and builds capacity of staff, vendor and suppliers when required in line with Admin and Logistics policies and proceduresLearning and Knowledge Management:Shares relevant information within the team supporting the proper documentation of all administrative, logistic and financial transactions of the operationsParticipates in global/regional projects/networks as requested.Resource Mobilisation:Support resource mobilization efforts by supporting costings with respect to budget preparation and related engagement.Dealing with Problems:Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.Manage multiple and work with distant colleagues to form a virtual efficient administration team;Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues;Resolve problems that are not covered by established process.Analyse possible causes of problems and suggest solutions to get them resolved.Refer, whenever necessary, the case to the Admin and Logistics Coordinator for consideration.Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.Key Relationships: Support the preparation of reports for domestic and international consumption.Interface with vendors, services providers and consultant to Plan NigeriaProvide timely responses concerning queries linked to admin and logisticsReport to the Admin CoordinatorSupervises drivers in the CO and supports drivers in the field officesWork with other members of the programme units to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery.

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