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  • Posted: May 6, 2014
    Deadline: Jun 2, 2014
  • Reconnect Health Development Initiative (Reconnect HDI) is a leading advocacy that works with individuals, groups and communities to alleviate the sufferings of people affected by mental disorders and substance abuse problems. Reconnect HDI operates with the following objectives: To provide and promote increased access to mental health services. ...
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    Reports to: Office Manager
    Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualification
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Start Date: ASAP
    Employment Type: Volunteers, Part time and full time vacancy exist

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:
        The Administrator will work closely with the Lead consultant, other unit heads to provide administrative support and make inputs into other required activities:
        Ensuring in conjunction with Lead Consultant and office manager that everything is in place for the effective functioning and smooth running of all departments and units.
        Support and participate in formulating strategies for project executions for mentally challenged target beneficiaries.
        Provide support in proposal writing, research, publicity and documentation for reference.
        Work with Lead consultant to identify and develop appropriate cost saving measures for optimal office management.
        Assist team members and others associated with RECONNECT International in the evaluation, researching, cultivation and solicitation of the highest risk mentally challenged audience.
        Support execution of projects in identified localities of Nigeria
        Ensure the formation and storage of both soft and hard copies of all staff work plans
        Support Lead consultant in ensuring RECONNECT road map and strategy is adhered to for optimal service delivery to our esteemed beneficiaries.
        Manage and support all Operational and administrative aspects of RECONNECT
        Document and store all relevant staff, project, research and publicity materials for reference.
        Carry out relevant data collection and report writing as delegated
        Ensures appropriate and timely follow-up with network commitment, partners, enquiries and project planning requirements.
        Works collaboratively with RECONNECT network staff, consultants and others to take advantage of cross-border opportunities and global donors.
        All other duties as may be assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
        Minimum of university degree in either mental health, social or Behavioral sciences
        Minimum of five years' experience in the health sector in both private and NGO settings, with at least a minimum of three years' experience in office administration, project and resource management
        Experience in working with mental health organizations and delivering services of a high professional standard
        Excellent and proven knowledge of office and resource management, documentations, filing, report writing, research and events management
        Proven track record of successfully supporting M&E management on a national level.
        At least five years’ people management experience ideally in multi cultural work environment.
        Required Skills and Competencies, essential:
        Superior interpersonal and communications skills
        Strong analytical skills, database proficiency and outstanding project management, budgetary and financial skills, including target setting and monitoring
        Proficiency in computer use – Microsoft office and other programs
        Strong diplomatic skills, sensitivity to beneficiary issues and interest in Mental health;
        Thoroughness and attention to detail and ability to work independently;
        Experience working in the Health sector private, NGO environment and with people from different cultural background and cultural sensitivity
        Energetic, proactive and capable of positively working in a team
        Excellent people management skills, especially in interacting with beneficiaries
        Fluency in written and verbal English.
        Willingness and ability to travel nationally
        Adheres to RECONNECT’s values, being Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined exercise Professionalism and Engaging.

        Knowledge of Mental Health network in Nigeria, fundraising network of high net worth individuals
        Working knowledge of Nigerian languages
        Ability to multi task and flexibility of persona
        Open to cleaning and divergent views on project and office management
        Working Relationships:

    Interacts regularly with other all staff, Clinicians, Doctors, Management board of Reconnect and Synapse as required in fulfillment of duties.

    Interacts with current and prospective Consultants, Local Partners, donors or funders, beneficiaries, family members of beneficiaries, suppliers and vendors etc

    This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

    Method of Application

    To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post along with your CV/resume in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY to: [email protected]

    Please ensure that all applications are sent as Word document with the titles “your name cover letter” “your name CV”. Please write “RECONNECT ADMINISTRATOR” in the email subject line. Due to urgency of position selection may be made before closing date, so please apply early.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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