Administrative Assistant job at GIZ Rwanda
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Vacancy title:
Administrative Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

GIZ Rwanda

Deadline of this Job:
08 November 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Administrative Assistant for Civil Peace Service Programme
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).
The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a programme aimed at preventing violence and promoting peace in crisis zones and conflict regions. It strives to build a world in which conflicts are resolved without resorting to violence. Nine German peace and development organizations run the CPS together with local partners. The CPS is funded by the German Government. CPS experts support people on the ground in their commitment to dialogue, human rights, and peace on a long-term basis. Currently, more than 300 international CPS experts are active in more than 40 countries.
Location: Kigali
Fixed-term: December 2023
Position: (1)

A. Responsibilities
The Administrative Assistant is responsible for:
• Performing general clerical services
• Filing important CPS administrative documents and ensuring the digital Document Management System (DMS) is updated
• Keeping and updating the inventory of CPS assets
• Assisting a specific administrative officer with his/her tasks as instructed by the program manager
The Administrative Assistant performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks
1. Clerical Services
The Administrative Assistant
• Ensures that the necessary office supplies are available
• Purchases office equipment and supplies within set value limits
• Reports damage, organises, and monitors the service and repair of office equipment
• Liaises with procurement unit of GIZ country office to organise repair and maintenance of CPS carpool (garage, temporary importation, insurance, technical inspection, etc.)
• Prepares logistical aspects of workshops, such as the booking of venues within set value limits, the drafting of invitations, registration of participants, ensuring availability of workshop materials
2. Support to administrative Officers
The Administrative Assistant
• Organizes signatures, photocopies and scans all documents facilitating business continuity management with CPS offices outside of Kigali
• Liaises with procurement unit of GIZ country office to organise venue bookings and purchases beyond the delegation value limits
• Documents important CPS documents and liaise with CPS administrative officers to file local subsidy and local consultant reports on DMS in line GIZ’s filing rules
• Organizes and compiles information materials
• Keeps and updates the inventory of CPS assets
• Supports different aspects of local subsidy administration to partner organisations with specific instructions from the program manager

3. General tasks
The Administrative Assistant
• Runs errands, e.g. Delivering and collecting documents
4. Other duties/additional tasks
The administration and office assistant
• Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C. Required qualifications, competences, and experience
• Bachelor’s degree or similar qualification from an accredited clerical college
• At least 1-3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
• Excellent interpersonal and Communication skills
• Experience working in a Team
• Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
• Good knowledge of Kinyarwanda and of a European language widely used in the country
• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 12

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 8th November 2021 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to  The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject
GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please, let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.
GIZ Office Rwanda
KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu
P.O. Box 59, Kigali, Rwanda
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Job Info
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 08 November 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 26-10-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-10-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-10-2065
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