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  • LCB Director Assistant at International NGO Safety Organisation

  • Posted on: 22 November, 2018 Deadline: 22 December, 2018
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  • Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.

    INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

    INSO Nigeria Country Office

    Since becoming registered in Nigeria, INSO has developed a strong regional approach, supporting NGOs operating in the context of the humanitarian crisis within the Lake Chad Basin region. The coordination office operates from Abuja overseeing the operational offices in Maiduguri (Nigeria), Maroua (Cameroon) and Diffa (Niger).

    LCB Director Assistant



    The Director’s Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and project cycle’s reporting support to the CD and in his/her absence to the acting director. This position requires travel across the Lake Chad Basin Region (Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria).

    We are actually seeking for a Director’s Assistant to support the Director of the Lake Chad Basin region in the following areas:

    Donors’ Reporting

    • Office Management
    • Act as the initial contact point for the Country Director. On a daily basis, respond promptly to questions from Senior Leadership Managers who need to contact and get responses from the director.
    • Maintains electronic and hard-copy filing system of the Director’s Office
    • Ensure reception and guidance of external visitors
    • Organizes and updates of the director’s Outlook calendar
    • Manages the Management Leave / Mission Calendar
    • Manages of meeting participants: invitations; reminders; status updates, etc.
    • Drafts and circulates meeting agendas and protocols
    • Prepares minutes of meetings of senior management and partners
    • Drafts and circulates memos and staff;
    • Prepares and administers attendance lists
    • Coordinates equipment etc, required for meetings with the support department
    • Project Management & Reporting
    • Ensure proper Records & Data Management
    • Preparation of the planning and documentation of indicators and results with operational teams
    • Follows up on donors’ reporting deadlines
    • Liaise with department, in order to collect data for the preparation of donors and internal reporting
    • Preparing responses to incoming and outgoing donors’ correspondence, as required
    • Handle sensitive project information with great tact, discretion and judgment
    • Travel Management
    • Manages the Director and Deputy’s travel itineraries in conjunction with the support department
    • Coordinates, monitors and makes travel and logistical arrangements for the director and deputy, in conjunction with the support department

    In order to qualify as successful candidate, you should have:

     Mandatory Qualifications:

    •  Degree in Business, Management or administration related studies.
    • At least two (2) two years’ experience in supporting organisations’ Senior Management
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Working knowledge of French
    • Desirable experience with humanitarian NGOs.
    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)
    • Nigerian nationality

    Key Personal Competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Knowledge of project cycle management
    • High level of confidentiality and integrity
    • Experience of working under high pressure, in fast-paced environments
    • Strong service orientation with the ability to proactively approach clients to understand their needs and to find effective solutions
    • Strong organizational skills ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner

    Method of Application

    Only candidates meeting the mentioned criteria are invited to apply by sending their file to the email address: writing in the subject of the mail: “INSO Director Assistant - Abuja

    In order to be considered the application must contain the three (3) following documents:

    Curriculum Vitae (up to 3 pages maximum)

    Cover Letter specifying how your profile and experience meet the mandatory requirements.

    Closing Date for applications:. December 22, 2018

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