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Office Assistant - Cleaner Hoima

Hoima

  • Organization: CRS - Catholic Relief Services
  • Location: Hoima
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: Closed

Title: Office Assistant - Cleaner
Department: Programs
Report to: Senior Project Officer
Duration: Full time
Job Location: Hoima/Uganda
Vacancies: One (1)

About CRS
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
CRS has been working in Uganda since 1965 and has a vibrant portfolio of projects, serving over a million vulnerable Ugandans and refugees each year through the Country Program 2030 Strategy. CRS programs in Uganda currently support five strategic priority areas, including Health and Social Services Systems Strengthening, Resilient Food Systems, Emergency Preparedness and Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Local Leadership. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including international and local NGOs, Ugandan government departments and ministries, the Catholic Church, and community-based organizations for maximum impact and sustainability. CRS Uganda employs around 150 staff and has its main office in Kampala, with sub-offices in Yumbe, Kyangwali, Kasese and Hoima.

Background
CRS is preparing to implement a new project titled Intensive Mixed Use Agroforestry Systems on household Plots. The specific objective of the project is to increase uptake of agroforestry in refugee host communities in 19 target districts. The key to achieving the objective is to understand the motivation of smallholder farmers in the target districts, and to instill a demand for mixed-use agroforestry uptake from the household level. By placing the household at the center of the project strategy and by connecting both environmental and economic goals, CRS and partners will facilitate the acceleration of land restoration and increase community resilience in the target districts for generations to come.

Job Summary:
You will perform cleaning and related services to ensure clean and pleasant working environment adhering to strict hygiene standards to safeguard the health and safety of individuals. You will provide some routine administrative support services and will contribute to the proper stewardship of resources to help ensure operational effectiveness in support of high-quality programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:
•Clean all office facilities, including washrooms, windows, and office premises, and dispose of waste per established schedules.
•Replace toiletries and other needed materials in a timely manner. Report on need for stock replenishment, including for cleaning materials and tools.
•Monitor and report on the need for provision of drinking water and refill the water dispenser.
•Take proper care of equipment and facilities while cleaning and utilize cleaning materials economically to ensure resources are used in a proper and accountable manner.
•Inspect regularly and report on any equipment and utilities malfunctioning, as well as on facilities maintenance and repair needs. Monitor and report on maintenance and repair work progress.
•Provide support in various administrative activities, including but not limited to photocopying, filing, mail routing, inventory physical count, substituting for Receptionist during breaks, etc.

Basic Qualifications
•‘O’ Level Education or equivalent.
•Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a similar position.
•Practical experience in customer care.
•Strong understanding of storekeeping.

Required Languages - Ability to speak English and any of the local languages.
Travel - Not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Service-oriented with focus on meeting customer needs.
•Well-organized with ability to follow oral instructions.
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
•Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
Acts with Integrity - Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
Builds and Maintains Trust - Shows consistency between words and actions.
Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:
Lead Change – Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
Develops and Recognizes Others – Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.

Key Working Relationships
Supervisory: None.
Internal: Staff
External: Visitors.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding related topics.

HOW TO APPLY:
All candidates who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply by following the provided instructions.
•This position is for Nationals only.
•The deadline for submitting applications is March 7, 2024, no later than 5:00pm.
•Applications are received electronically through this link https://form.jotform.com/240522077516553 only.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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