The Bakhita Initiative, which originated as Justice, Development, and Peace/Caritas (JDPC Sokoto), is a structural answer to the Second Vatican Council's appeal for churches to be involved in societal problems. Pope Paul VI stated in the council statement populorum progression of 1967, "The progressive development of people is an object of deep interest and concern to the church." This is especially true for those attempting to escape the ravages of hunger, poverty, endemic disease, and ignorance; for those seeking a large share of the benefit of civilization and more active improvement on their human qualities; and for those consciously striving for fuller growth with a clearer awareness." to create a world where justice reigns Title: Office Assistant Location: Sokoto Employment Type: Full-time Responsibilities Administrative Support: \tManage incoming and outgoing correspondence, including emails, letters, and packages. \tMaintain and update the organization's filing systems, both physical and digital. \tAssist in scheduling and organizing meetings, conferences, and special events. \tPrepare meeting agendas, take minutes, and distribute relevant documents. \tCoordinate travel arrangements and accommodations for staff members, volunteers, and guests. Office Operations: \tAnswer and direct phone calls, take messages, and handle inquiries. \tGreet and assist visitors, ensuring a positive and professional image of the organization. \tOrder and manage office supplies, equipment, and inventory. \tCoordinate maintenance and repairs of office equipment and facilities. \tEnsure the office environment is clean, organized, and conducive to productivity. Data Management: \tAssist in maintaining and updating the NGO's database, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality. \tCompile and organize data, reports, and documents for internal and external use. \tSupport the collection, compilation, and analysis of data for various projects and programs. \tAssist in preparing and proofreading reports, presentations, and other materials. Financial Support: \tAssist in basic bookkeeping tasks, such as recording expenses and managing petty cash. \tPrepare and process invoices, payments, and reimbursements. \tSupport the finance team in maintaining accurate financial records and documentation. \tAssist in budget tracking and monitoring of expenses. Team Collaboration: \tCollaborate with staff members and volunteers to support their administrative needs. \tCommunicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including partner organizations and donors. \tParticipate in team meetings, provide input, and contribute to the overall goals of the NGO. \tAssist in organizing and coordinating training sessions and workshops. Qualifications and Skills \tHigh School Diploma or equivalent; additional relevant certifications or training is a plus. \tProven experience in an administrative or office support role. \tProficient in using office software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. \tExcellent organizational and time management skills. \tStrong attention to detail and accuracy. \tEffective verbal and written communication skills. \tAbility to handle confidential information with discretion. \tMultitasking and problem-solving abilities. \tFlexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and tasks. \tKnowledge of and passion for the NGO sector and its mission. Deadline: 20th August, 2023. How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and Cover Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.