Administration Assistant

Plan International

Admin & Office

Unspecified KSh Confidential
3 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Administration Assistant

Date: 5 Sep 2023

Location: Matuu, Kenya

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenâs rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support childrenâs rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for â and respond to â crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

Our Strategy Statement  

Plan International Kenyaâs (PIK) strategic goal in the next five years is to end teenage pregnancies and end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women. We aim to help create an enabling environment where girls and young women are safe, valued, equally cared for, and have equal opportunities. PIK will contribute to the global strategy by aiming to reach directly approximately 2.75 million (children, including girls and young women over the period of the strategy 2022-2026 and to reach additional beneficiaries through its interventions.

The Administration Assistant will report directly to the Machakos Program Unit Integrated Senior Project Coordinator with technical support from the Director of Operations. S/he is responsible to directly supervise the support team including PU office stewards and guards.

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Front Office Management (25%)

Act as the first point of contact for all incoming visitors and the organization switchboard and refer these to relevant department or staff members. Responsible for opening, closing and monitoring access to the office, using the installed security system at the main door. Responsible for timely payment of all utility bills. In liaison with the Procurement and Administration Coordinator, ensure annual renewal of all relevant county government permits. Manage incoming, outgoing mails and parcels while ensuring proper records are maintained for tracking purposes. Management of office petty cash float and adherence to set expenditure guidelines Ensure all administration related documents are properly filled. Responsible for management of office stationery and kitchen supplies while ensuring issuance and proper records are maintained.

Administration: (15%)

Responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to conferences, workshops and meetings. Makes relevant hotel reservations, Responsible for ensuring strict adherence to set policies under the overall finance and administration guidelines for the Satellite office. Develop and maintain administration systems, Maintain and coordinate Office documentation and information with confidentiality for orderly and easy access to documents/filing system in readiness for external and internal audit requirement. Coordinate Satellite office vehicle(s) ensure that vehicles are periodically scheduled for maintenance and always have valid insurance cover. Responsible for coordinating travel for Satellite office staff, volunteers and visitors by making relevant travel arrangements. Responsible for ensuring that Plan travel policies and procedures are well understood and followed at Satellite Office. Oversee provision of cleaning services, ensuring proper maintenance and cleanliness of the offices.

Procurement, Warehousing and Assets Management (20%)

Coordinate all procurement activities for Satellite Office and ensure compliance to policies guidelines and regulations. Produce timely and accurate logistics reporting to the Integrated Senior Project Coordinator. Oversee the office stores management, asset/inventory control. Maintain an updated satellite office asset register including safe custody of all organisationsâ assets, maintaining their purchase contracts, ownership documents after sale service contracts and undertaking periodical physical stock takes. Ensure transparency and integrity in the procurement processes in line with Plan policies and guidelines; Receive, review procurement requests and source using appropriate procurement method. Analyse bids and recommend selected vendor for approval; Prepare and facilitate issuance of approved LPOs to vendors and follow ups to ensure quality delivery of goods and/or services. Liaise with the requesters to ensure goods and services requested are received on time and the necessary documentation satisfactorily done (goods received notes/invoices etc.); Process payment as applicable and ensure documentation is submitted to Finance in a timely manner Keep proper and an up to date filing system for all procurement documents; Update and share the weekly procurement tracker.

Capability building and People Management (10%)  

Promote good team working environment in accordance to Plan purpose and values. Support in co-ordination of new staff orientation. Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities

Financial Responsibility (10%)

Make payments for program support expenditures in accordance with Plan policies and procedures Manage the petty cash floats both in the office and at the bank and ensure adequate funds are available for the PU requirements Preparation and submission of accurate and timely financial reports.

Risk Management (10%)

Identify and manage PU administrative and logistics risks. Promote compliance with Plan Kenya and donor requirements and regulations in all administrative and logistical assignments.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) 5%

Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan Internationalâs Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures. Understands their role in upholding Plan Internationalâs safeguarding and GEI policies; Ensures that S/He contributes to Plan Internationalâs global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI

Other duties 5%

As assigned by the Line Manager.

Qualifications/ experience essential:

Bachelorâs degree in business or public administration, procurement and logistics, supply chain management or another related field. Excellent interpersonal skills, flexible and team player Good team management and supervisory skills Excellent office management skills IT/computer skills Knowledge of filing and general record keeping Pro-active and excellent time management skills Ability to work accurately and pay attention to detail Telephone operation skills Hands on experience and skills in an Enterprise Resource Planning e.g. SAP

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girlsâ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

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