Office Assistant - Bridgegap Careers

Office Assistant

Full Time
  • Post Date: February 12, 2019
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Services
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.


Child Safeguarding

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

To provide a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the Office and provide basic administrative support to programs operations.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Administrative Assistant

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Budget responsibility: None

Key Areas of Accountability:

Sweep and mop floors.

Dispose dirt inside the waste basket and dustbin daily

Use cleaning solutions to remove stains and clean surfaces.

Mix various cleaning agents.

Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.

Dust furniture and scrub surfaces clean.

Clean and service restrooms with mops and disinfectants.

Identify and report possible repairs.

Support in movement of heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies.

Wash kitchen utensils and make sure the kitchen surface is always neat, clean and dry

Ensures no plates, cups or utensils are left over the night in the kitchen sink.

Remove  cobwebs

Cut and trim the flowers & grass within & outside the premises

Sweep the compound

Undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time.

Wet-wipe and polish all high-level shelves.

Wet-wipe window ledges

Always adhere to all company policies and procedures

Assist with or arrange purchase of small sundry office supplies from Petty Cash, and process invoices and expense claims as required.

Timely communicate to the travellers through Email, the flight details

Maintain a tidy, clean and professional appearance for the reception area at all times

Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)


Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

Willing to take disciplined risks.


Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



Level of Education – Diploma

General Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Good

Language Requirements – English – Good

Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 2 years

Equal Opportunities:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.