Administrative Officer

  • Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Contract
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description


SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not for profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago and we have built a long- term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their income and gain accesses to basic services empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV Tanzania has been established in country for more than 50 years.  We have a main office in Dar es salaam and regional offices in four other locations including Mwanza, Mbeya, Arusha and Dodoma.  Following the launch of a new project our Dodoma offices will need to expand their current operations capacity especially on procurement, contracting, admin, HR and logistics. The new Administrative Officer will perform tasks for the new project and all projects that are operating through that office.

Job Description

Key Activities:

The Administrative officer is an aggregate role, the below will be the incumbent performs tasks that make the Dodoma office functional

Office administration

-    Managing of the reception function of the office i.e. phones, incoming mails and outgoing mails, deliveries, records management of each.

-    Management of office administration, including office running; logistics; security; information management.

-    Ensure all services in the offices are available (water, utility, generator, internet, phone, etc.) and that all office furnishings and equipment are functioning and maintained

-    Ensuring offices remain stocked with office supplies and kitchen consumables. stock controls and monitoring

-    Oversee the maintenance, repair and cleanliness of the office and premises, ensuring that any needed maintenance is dealt with.

Fleet management

-    Coordinate all local travels from the location

-    Manage all SNV cars which are at the location

-    Ensuring staff travels are well planned with the required resources

-    Together with drivers, ensure that fleet is in place, serviced, insured, taxed and maintained.

-    Management of specific task employee especially drivers, are in compliance with our Motor Vehicle policy

Asset management

-    Ensuring all assets are well managed, secured and maintained at the location office

-    Asset that needs to be disposed are disposed as per policy

-    Asset that are new are registered into the system by finance

-    Asset are registered and coded

Safety and Security

-    Liaising with operations manager on location security.

-    Serving as security focal point for staff and consultants

-    Ensure regular maintenance and functioning of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms etc

-    Ensure functional health and safety committee in place at the location and maintain first aid kits

-    Prepare documents for submission to authorities i.e., Fire brigade compliance issues and OSHA

Records management

-    Ensuring the all records for day-to-day administrative work are in place and are filed properly.

-    All the files are coded well and put in a safe place

-    Develop a record register for all files in the archive rooms and manage the storage, ensuring annual reviews of which documents are to be archived, retained, etc., and that documents are clearly filed and easy to find

-    All projects documents will be submitted to admin office who will ensure that the records are in place.

-    Disposal of records must follow the internal policy on records disposal with the right approvals



-    University degree in social sciences, human resources or any other related field

-    Minimum 5 years working as in administration preferably for an NGO

-    Sound general business practice and experience, able to work autonomously and in a team

Desired attributes:

-    Excellent interpersonal skills, and a collaborative management style

-    Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.

-    Multi-tasking, analytical and quick to act.

-    Organization skills and time management – professional approach to personal time planning and respect for deadlines;

-    Excellent written and oral communication skills in english

-    Team player, effective interpersonal and coordination skills

-    Computer literate with high degree of proficiency and productivity

-    Able to work comfortably and effectively with or without supervision, either at own initiative or under direction.

Additional Information

Languages: Fluent in English and Kiswahili

Duty station:  Dodoma

Desired Start Date: 1st September 2021

How to Apply:

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV, letter of motivation, salary history for the last three years and copies of your certification onto our in-house recruitment system via the following link: The deadline for application is on 13th August 2021.

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