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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Admin Assistant Job at Catholic Relief Services - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Admin Assistant 

Jobs at:
Catholic Relief Services 

Deadline of this Job:
21st September 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 11th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

Position: Admin Assistant (ICT4D Conference)
Part-time: 20h per week from November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 (5 months)
Full-time: 40h per week from April 1, 2019, to May 3, 2019 (5 weeks)

About CRS
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
CRS activities in Uganda began in 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees coming across the borders from the north as well as those from Condo and Rwanda from the western borders. Over the years, CRS expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, health, microfinance, peacebuilding and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability

Job description:
As an Admin Assistant you will be assisting the Conference Manager and Logistics Consultant leading up to and during the ICT4D Conference (April 30 – May 3, 2019) with general admin tasks, local supplier management, venue and supplier visits.
The ICT4D Conference was founded in 2010 by Catholic Relief Services, and has grown each year to become an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, governmental agencies, foundations and academia to exchange their experiences in using ICT for development and humanitarian programs and learn from each other. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

Key Job responsibilities:
  • Liaising with the venue and managing local suppliers to ensure a successful event and that budget is met
  • Contacting hotels and overseeing partner relations with those hotels
  • Researching and contacting local suppliers for quotations, assist with negotiations and supplier management
  • Assisting in planning and managing of side events and the exhibition
  • Recruiting and manage conference volunteers
Coordinating with and manage vendors involved in:
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Conference venue & catering
  • Floor managers & ushers
  • AV
  • Internet providers
  • Transport and shuttle busses
  • Exhibition/ marquee tent
  • Conference branding (banners, backdrops)
  • Conference brochure
  • Other conference materials: t-shirts, bags, etc.
  • A good multi-tasker with excellent organizational skills and a pro-active can-do attitude
  • An effective team player, who is confident coordinating with various suppliers and an international group of advisors
  • Ability to work remotely, proven track records to work solely on projects.
  • Experience in event management is desirable
  • Ability to attend the Conference at the Speke Resort from April 29th, 2019 (set-up) to May 3rd, 2019.
Personal Skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Organizational skills
  • Well-organized with ability to follow instructions
  •  Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Required/Desired Foreign Language
Good oral communication skills.
Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: None
Internal: Staff
External: Visitors, contractors
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

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.
  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. “I understand that CRS takes all allegations of abuse and exploitation seriously. Abuse or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults is grounds for immediate dismissal.”

Job application procedure

Please submit cover letter, CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to  by September 21st, 2018.
To apply, please follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application will NOT be considered:
  • Email a cover letter and CV only to  by September 21st, 2018 at 5:00pm.
  • Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste -ADMINASSISTANTICT4DKAMPALA only
  • All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read