Deadline: April 13, 2021 World Vision Uganda Apply
Purpose of the position:
The front desk officer is responsible for reception area management and will be the first point of contact for the organization. The position will require that all front desk responsibilities are delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. The incumbent will also support administrative procedures and maintain a high standard in the reception area.
Front Desk Operations / Customer Care
Screen phone calls, inquiries, and requests and relay appropriate messages accordingly.
Ensure that incoming communications/correspondences are responded to professionally and reliably passed on to the appropriate person(s).
Assist guests who have inquiries and provide clients with information on World Vision activities, guide them to the appropriate ministry/departments for support and engage them in a professional, respectful manner.
Maintain a welcoming front desk and waiting area atmosphere at all times. The reception area should be kept tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and reading material.
Receive and dispatch documentation (correspondences, contracts) to different service providers, contractors, suppliers via courier services.
Support department procurement processes, through PROVISION; receive and process invoices, deliveries, and payments.
Review and prepare payments for office utilities (electricity, phone bills, courier services, etc.) and follow up on payments to service providers.
Responsible for handling staff CUG airtime and data loading to facilitate efficient communication.
Order department supplies and stationery, maintain inventory of stock, advice on replenishments.
Liaise with department focal persons to coordinate meetings and events – support to ensure adequate logistical requirements are provided.
Any other duties, as may be assigned.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
Diploma / higher education in secretarial studies, business administration, or related field.
At least one year’s relevant business work experience in the same role.
Computer literacy with experience in Microsoft Office suite software programs and strong information technology skills.
Excellent interpersonal, relationship management/networking, and coordination skills
Ability to exercise a high level of professionalism and customer service at the front desk
High integrity and proven commitment to accountability practices
Responsiveness and attention to detail.
Solid written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.
Ability to effectively use and maintain office equipment
Spiritual maturity with the ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.