Search for Common Ground
Position : Administrative Assistant 3 months
Search for Common Ground’s (SFCG) mission is to transform the way people deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. We design and implement multifaceted programs that aim to promote dialogue, resolve conflict and prevent violence. SFCG was founded in 1982 and endowed with headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels respectively. We have field offices in 18 countries around the world and count around 380 staff.
Since July 2001, Search for Common Ground in Morocco has worked with Moroccan society to transform the way in which individuals and institutions resolve conflicts and to help develop a culture of mediation in Morocco. In order to reduce the risks and costs of disputes, Search for Common Ground in Morocco works towards :
1. Enhancing the capacity of individuals and institutions to resolve conflicts cooperatively ;
2. Developing a culture of dialogue by bringing together key actors, including civil society, government, and media professionals ;
The program has a small staff in Rabat, Morocco, and support is provided from headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels.
Summary of position
The Administrative Assistant is based in Rabat, Morocco and has the task of assisting Morocco staff with administrative tasks. The Administrative Assistant will be reporting to the Finance & Administration Manager and will be responsible for :
Assisting the project team in administrative tasks.
Providing administrative and logistic support, as well as programmatic support, to team members before and during training workshops, seminars, and other activities following the needs.
Providing administrative support to team members during the organization of major events (seminars, roundtables, debates).
Managing the correspondences in Arabic, French, and English.
Managing the Phone/fax.
Managing petty cash and providing the Finance Manager with petty cash report at the end of every week.
Designing and managing SFCG document library.
Managing office inventory.
Managing and procuring office supplies and equipment.
Looking daily over the press and doing press clippings for all SFCG Morocco articles published on national newspapers and on internet.
As job description cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
University degree in Business administration, Social sciences, or related fields
Good knowledge in English, French and Arabic.
Knowledge of MS Office systems (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple tasks and to meet deadlines
Intrinsic interest and motivation in working at NGOs
Interested candidates are invited to send their applications (CV and cover letter) to : firstname.lastname@example.org , before June 20th, 2010.