Administrative Assistant at Palladium Rwanda Limited: (Deadline 28 February 2022)

Administrative Assistant at Palladium Rwanda Limited: (Deadline 28 February 2022)

Administrative Assistant at Palladium Rwanda Limited: (Deadline 28 February 2022)

Administrative Assistant, Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA)

Company Overview:

About Palladium – Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies, and, most importantly, people’s lives.

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Project Overview and Role:

The Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA) is a newly awarded, three-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).  RIHSA works to reduce the financial barriers to healthcare in Rwanda through a mix of public and private interventions.  RIHSA works to improve the quality of essential health services at national, facility, and community levels utilizing a health systems approach.

Purpose of Position- Palladium seeks an Administrative Assistant for the RIHSA project based in Kigali, Rwanda.  The Administrative Assistant’s overall responsibility will be providing operational and administrative assistance to the Technical staff, performing a variety of administrative, coordination, and logistical services in support of activities.  The position is expected to be needed through the life of the program, dependent on donor funding.  Applicants are expected to have existing legal authority to work in Kigali and Palladium will not pay for relocation to Kigali.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative Support

  • Administration of employee benefits and allowances.
  • Assist the Finance and Operations Manager in the administration of the unit’s human resource functions, such as, recruitment of project staff, processing independent consultants’ agreements, and subcontractors’ agreements, performance appraisal, administration of employee benefits and allowances.
  • Assists in the orientation of new staff, interns, and consultants by providing them with the necessary documents and materials for orientation.
  • Update inventory records in the Master inventory and issue and distribute property in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Administration and management of petty cash and perform micro purchases.
  • Assist the Finance and Operations Manager to draft solicitations and technical specifications to ensure completeness, accuracy, and competitive qualities, and generates bid matrix and compiles procurement documentation.
  • Maintain an updated Contract Register with appropriate details for the program staff, consultants, and sub-contractors including all the amendments.
  • Support the Finance and Operations Manager by providing the necessary audit documents to the external auditors during Palladium corporate and program audits.

Program Support

  • Assists other team members in preparing and formatting documents, including activity and expense reports, PowerPoint presentations; develops and maintains an efficient electronic and hard copy filing system.
  • Organizes regular team meetings and conference calls/videoconferences, including the preparation and distribution of documents and providing the necessary technical devices.
  • Works with program staff to coordinate work activities, meet deadlines, and provide support where needed

Travel Management

  • Arrange and book accommodation for staff conducting field trips. Contacting hotels to obtain estimated rates and calculates per diems.
  • Maintain and regularly update travel plans and budget amounts to provide an accurate overview of the Program’s travel arrangements and budget, which includes liaising with Office staff for their input.
  • Requests the issuance of visas/work permit, as necessary.
  • Coordinate with motor pool for all transport arrangements for the team.
  • Monitor the drivers schedule, review motor vehicle log sheet and monthly summary and advise any deviations being observed.

Workshops and Events

  • Liaises with members of partner organizations to coordinate logistical arrangements for workshops that take place in different locations.
  • Supports the technical team in preparing training kits or information packages for workshops and trainings in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Administration degree in Finance, Accounting or any other relevant field.
  • At least 1 year of experience providing admin support for local NGO partner for USAID or Other Donor funded programs.
  • Experience with day-to-day logistical and technical support.
  • Experience in procurement and demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for recruitment and procurement a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities and strong interpersonal skills a plus.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, negotiation skills, respectful, analytical mind, attention to detail, and integrity are required.
  • High-level knowledge of computer including Microsoft office – word, excel, outlook, powerpoint, and internet.

 How to apply

Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing their interest and aptitude for this position by the link:


The deadline: 28th February 2022.

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