Administrative and Logistics Assistant
Garoua | Yaoundé
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Calls for Research Partners
Duty station: Garoua, Cameroon
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.
Administrative and Logistics Assistant
OverviewCIFOR-ICRAF will be implementing the CASEVE-GTI project (Green and Resilient Northern Cameroon – Integrated Landscape Governance) between July 2023 and June 2028. We will use an integrated landscape management approach to solve the triple challenge of (i) supporting a growing population, (ii) preserving biodiversity, and (iii) mitigating and adapting to climate change. The intended impact of this action is a more inclusive territorial governance that promotes conflict prevention. We are therefore looking for an administrative and logistics assistant to conduct all administrative and logistics tasks in support of the CASEVE-GTI project in Garoua.
Duties and responsibilities1. General Project Administration: · Receive and assist visitors to CASEVE-GTI office. · Schedule appointments and meetings with relevant stakeholders for project staff and partners · Take notes during admin/staff meetings. · Prepare correspondences and administrative documents. · Keep list of CIFOR-ICRAF stakeholders (donors, partners, policy makers) and update regularly · Draft letters and reports, respond to routine correspondence, file necessary correspondence, reports, project files, etc. · Ensure proper filing and archiving of project documents. 2. Provide support in the organization of meetings/workshops/events/ Travels/Visits: · Visit hotels and restaurants and update list of recommended services. · Book meeting venue. · Prepare invitations and follow up of confirmations. · Prepare participants files. · Coordinate overall logistics during the meeting. · Provide support to communication officer in preparing communication material and media relationships. 3. Office/field supplies and asset management: · Ensure the procurement and monitor usage of office and field supplies for the CASEVE-GTI project. · Manage assets of CASEVE-GTI project · Coordinate and control vehicle movement and fuel consumption record · Ensure vehicle maintenance. · Ensure a safe and healthy working environment. 4. Provide human resources support. Requirements Bachelor in administration and 2 years relevant experience in similar job, preferably in an international organization; or BTS/HND in administration and 5 years relevant experience Extensive experience with Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) – familiarity with graphic design software (Photoshop, CorelDraw, Illustrator, …) will be an asset. Proficiency in French with good working knowledge in English.
Education, knowledge and experience
- •Bachelor in administration and 2 years relevant experience in similar job, preferably in an international organization; or BTS/HND in administration and 5 years relevant experience •Extensive experience with Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) – familiarity with graphic design software (Photoshop, CorelDraw, Illustrator, …) will be an asset. •Proficiency in French with good working knowledge in English.
Terms and conditions
- •This is a Locally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience. •The duty station will be in Garoua, North region of Cameroon CIFOR-ICRAF Offices.
Application processThe application deadline is 30 Sep-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.
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