Administrator at Mennonite Economic Development Associates

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world. We are recruiting to fill the position belowJob Title: AdministratorLocation: BauchiJob Type: ContractJob Description:MEDA seeks qualified Nigerians to support its Youth Entrepreneurship and Women’s Empowerment in Northern Nigeria project (Nigeria WAY) in Bauchi, Bauchi state. Nigeria WAY is a five- year project that will assist economically active women and youth to increase their income particularly those who are involved in agro-processing in the rice, soybean, and groundnut value chains. In addition, the project will work with communities and families to improve the environment where girls grow up. The project will run until March 2022.Position Summary:The position of Administrator is a 1-year contract with option for renewal (for up to a total of 5 years). The expected start-date is as soon as possible.The Administrator supports the Field Project Manager and is an integral part of the leadership team to provide administrative and business support services in the MEDA Nigeria office.S/he is responsible for managing human resources, ensuring compliance with agreed policies and processes and maintaining effectives records in accordance with Nigerian law and MEDA policy.The Administrator is key to excellent staff morale, and a seamless operations in the MEDA Nigeria office.Duties:Coordinates operations at the reception desk, offices and field operations of the Nigeria WAY projectEnsure office is organized effectively maintaining paperless processes, seamless administration, reduce costs for communications, and partner support are efficient and friendlyEnsure office procedures are followed and have effective separation of responsibilities for transparency and accountability and responsible for staff disciplineEnsure events management including training activities are properly serviced including organizing venues, supervising room layouts for programs, scheduled workshops or demonstrationsAssists in the arrangement of meetings at the Field office and prepares and circulates minutes to members and makes follow up for actionMaintains and undertakes filing and retrieval of documents for office operationsSupport finance and field staff on managing office petty cash advances, compiling and submitting financial returns for the expenses to MEDA head officeSupervise office cleaning and ensure a high standard of cleanliness is maintainedSupport organization of field office activities like planning marketing promotional activities done within the regions around the field offices and effectively engage with partnersOversee operations and logistics around partners and field operatives in the fieldTrain staff in use of sharepoint, skype for business and other technologies for communicationEnsure adequate office supplies are in place and accounted forConduct other duties as assigned by the Field Project Manager.

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