GIZ Uganda Jobs 2021 – Receptionist/Administration Assistant

GIZ Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Receptionist/Administration Assistant –  GIZ Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: GIZ Uganda

Job Location: Kampala

Reports to: Head of Administration (PREEP)

Contract duration: Until September 2022 with the possibility of extension

Ref. No: GIZ-PREEP/R/04216



GIZ Uganda Profile:

GIZ-RELAPU is a bilateral project of the Republic of Uganda and the Federal Republic of Germany funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). RELAPU aims “to improve access to land as a key precondition for poverty and hunger reduction in rural areas for certain population groups, especially for women and marginalized groups, in Central and Eastern Uganda”. GIZ-RELAPU received co-funding by the European Union for the implementation of a project component on Improvement of Land Governance in Uganda on private Mailo in the districts of Mubende, Kassanda and Mityana in Central Uganda. GIZ is recruiting a Driver to support the implementation of its programme.



Job Profile:

The Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEEP) is implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and aims at improving the framework conditions for access to clean energy in rural and pert-urban areas. GIZ is looking for a Receptionist/ Administration Assistant with a strong background in Administration. We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity at perspective at the working place.



Roles and Responsibilities:

The Receptionist/Administration Assistant will be responsible for:
• Liaising with customers in a service—oriented manner on behalf of the office by providing professional phone services, personally welcoming visitors and maintaining a high standard in the reception area
• Performing reception and secretariat services on a daily basis
• Managing daily office operations
• Managing the project office facilities
• Supporting the organisation of events and meetings

Reception services
• Answers and accepts phone calls and messages and/or forwards them
• Maintains a call back list of all incoming calls which cannot be taken by the relevant staff member
• Registers, documents and organises incoming and outgoing correspondence (e-mails, packages and personally delivered messages)
• Ensures deputization for other staff members
• Ensures visitors are comfortable by offering newspapers, refreshments etc.
• Ensures visitors and staff adhere to Covid-19 SOPs

Office management and services
• Ensures creation and/or regular updating of a list of contacts and addresses (telephone, e-mail)
• Sorts and distributes incoming correspondence (e-mail, fax, other official documents)
• Distributes stationery and minor office supplies
• Helps staff find their correct room while rotation of offices continues
• Manages office keys
• Makes photocopies and scans documents if and when required
• Assures facility management of the project office and initiates in accordance with management repairs, maintenance, etc.

Support to administrative activities
• Supports the preparation and organisation of events, meetings and activities in close collaboration with the staff members of the project (invitation letters, reservations, reimbursement of transport allowance and per diem, etc.)
• Complies and organises information materials, taking into account corporate design regulations of EU and GIZ
• Labels files according to GIZ/EU filing system
• Fills lists and tables according to the specific instructions of the administrative expert
• Assists in preparing inventory lists
• Maintains record of service requests
• Prepares invoices/ receipts ready for stamping and have them signed by the responsible people
• Assists in the preparations for internal control and EU audits
• Updates trainings, consultancy lists and databases as advised by the technical staff
• Prepares advance and refund calculations for work related trips
• Updates business cards to the contact list
• Maintains the project office stock.
• Prepares financial documents (vouchers, receipts, etc.) to be delivered to the finance manager

Other Duties/Additional Tasks
• Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
• Undertakes further job training related to his/her position and duties, if required. Special training programs shall be identified and selected jointly with the Team leader
• Assists in and/or carries out other project activities and other tasks as assigned, e.g. focal point for HIV, gender, security, etc., if required



Minimum Qualifications for GIZ Uganda Jobs 2021

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in secretarial studies, administration, or any related field
  • At least 1-year professional experience in a comparable position would be an asset
  • Good working knowledge oi ITO technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, MS Teams)
  • Very good written and oral knowledge of English.
  • Politeness and helpfulness in dealing with visitors
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed corresponding measures are agreed with management.
  • Ability to arrive at the office early in the morning punctually each day of the week.



How To Apply for GIZ Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by email to Applications and CVs should be in one document and a maximum of 5 pages only. Please include names and contacts of three references in the CVs. Please quote the position and reference number in the subject line. This is a national position. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 16th May 2021



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