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Administrative Assistant- Front office at Project HOPE

  • Full Time
  • Blantyre
  • Salary: 00

Project HOPE

Job Summary

To provide supervision, coordination, and control over general administrative support functions of the ANAPA project management office, including front office management.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

· Manage petty cash and utility payments, office cleanliness, and office security. 

· Supervises the maintenance of area premises and environment to always ensure its cleanliness and repairs.

· Supervise the maintenance and ensure function of generator and all other electrical fixtures e.g., bulbs of office premises.

· Ensure office security and all security procedures are in place, adhered to and report any security matters to your supervisor for attention and communication.

· Handle ANAPA Office impress and ensure timely payments and replenishment.

· Ensure timely payment of all received utilities e.g., water, electricity AND place requests for payment.

· Ensures timely and proper set-up of meeting/board rooms and venues for meetings.

· Makes sure that kitchen supplies are always available by monitoring their usage and arranging for their replacement timely.

· Ensures quality service levels for staff welfare such as break teas, during meetings.

· Carry out administrative secretarial activities, in accordance with the instructions of the Chief of Party and Project Hope Namibia-ANAPA rules and protocols to ensure effective administrative support to ANAPA office staff.

· Manage bookings of conference rooms.

· Manage all incoming/outgoing mail/parcels/faxes, and ensure they are correctly recorded and distributed to their internal or external recipients.

· Manage office supplies inventory such as toners/ink, stationery, etc., and place orders on time to avoid running out.

· Supervise the printing of copies and binding of documents.

· Meet and greet guests and visitors, ensuring that everything is clean and in good repair in the reception area.

· Help organize internal and external events (meetings, presentations, etc.), send invitations, coordinate ordering of snacks or meals whenever necessary.

· Work with Logistics Officers to Plan and organize travel and accommodation when required.

· Supervise cleaners, gardeners, and security guards.

Stores & Assets Management

· Maintain updated office assets and inventory registers. 

· Issue out equipment and office supplies upon requisition by staff.

· Maintain a stores ledger and reconciliations of all stock

· Receive and inspect goods as they are delivered prior to dispatch or storage.


· Ensure proper marking and branding of all company assets in compliance with the procurement and inventory policy.

· Regularly ensure that all administrative activities are documented (also by taking adequate minutes during meetings), analyzed and reported. 

· Regularly report on security, generator, utilities to your supervisor for sharing with management

Job Specifications 

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required

· University degree/ diploma qualification in relevant studies such as: Business Administration & Management.

· 2 Years experience in any area related to office administrative support.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and abilities Required.

· Excellent skills in the areas of organization, attention to detail, time management, ability to manage multiple tasks, define and set priorities.

· Ability to take initiative with projects to work both independently and as a team member.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). Knowledge.

· Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

· High level of integrity

Personal Qualities/Attribute

1. Professional demeanor and excellent customer service abilities required.

2. Ability to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and ability to cope with tight deadlines.

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