OFFICE MANAGER


The Office Manager will report to the Regional Representative and will carry out a wide variety of office management tasks with a goal of providing administrative assistance to the regional sub-office in Southern Africa so as to ensure the smooth running of the unit.
Established over 100 years ago, CABI is an intergovernmental not-for-profit science-based Development and information organization.   CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally. Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details about our organization.
The successful candidate will provide effective administrative support to the Southern Africa staff so as to enable them meet their objectives.  He/She shall be responsible for planning and organization of meetings and ensuring effective front office management. The successful candidate shall further be responsible for all administrative organization for staff travel and maintenance of CABI Southern Africa bank accounts. He/She will support the preparation of business documents and manage their custody. Other duties will include maintenance of filing and mailing databases.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Studies, business or its equivalent
  • At least two (2) years relevant and progressive experience in a busy international organization is desirable
Key Competencies
  • Ability to prioritize and manage diverse workloads
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of standard internet applications and ability to learn and keep up to date with advancing information technologies
  • Proven experience in  writing and editing both technical and official documents
Additional Information
Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, ability and experience
Position Type: 2 year renewable appointment. This is a locally recruited person and will be based in our CABI office in Lusaka- Zambia.
To apply please send the following to recruitment@cabi.org quoting Job reference 23-2016 and stating where you saw this advertisement:-
1). a covering letter describing in full how you meet the candidate profile, and to include details of your current remuneration;
2). a full curriculum vitae;
3). the name and contact details of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer – referees will not be contacted without your prior permission.
Please note closing date for receipt of applications is 20th June, 2016
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