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  • Posted: Aug 5, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 19, 2022
  • The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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    Team Leader-Administration

    The Team Leader - Administration will oversee all aspects of administrative support at the Danish Refugee Council(DRC) regional office. S/he will be responsible for efficient administrative operations and enforce administrative policies and procedures. The Team Leader will be responsible for supervision in the Administration department and will also be expected to improve systems and procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the department.

    Key responsibilities

    Office Management/Administrative Support

    • Manage the administrative operations of the DRC regional office by ensuring adequate office supplies.
    • Oversee general maintenance and repair of the regional office furniture and equipment and ensure they are always in a good state of repair. 
    • Plan, organize and coordinate meetings and events by ensuring hotel bookings, logistical support, meeting venues are identified and ensure that staff are aware of all the local administrative rules and regulations. 
    • Oversee the travel desk by ensuring flight bookings, airport transfers, confirmation of hotel bookings, sharing of relevant administrative information and processing Travel agent invoices.
    • Initiate all administration related procurement processes and ensure adherence to DRC’s Operations Handbook.
    • Participate as a tender committee member in the tendering process for administrative related services.
    • Participate in reviewing of the administrative policies and guidelines and ensure communication to staff and compliance.
    • Coordinate timely payment for administration related office supplies and expatriate utilities.

    Management of administrative contracts/Leases

    • Manage expatriate service contracts, Lease Agreements and Memorandum of understanding by initiating the procurement process, negotiation and administration of these contract/leases/MOUs to ensure quality and also manage the relationship with the Service providers.
    • Assess and identify suitable housing for expatriate staff and coordinate with the Safety Coordinator to ensure these houses meet the required minimum DRC security standards.
    • Maintain a record of all leases and contracts and ensure renewal in good time and be the focal point for liaison with Landlords.
    • Coordinate timely handover of leased properties and ensure a proper handover process including refund of security deposits and restoration of the properties to their original state. 

    Staff Onboarding

    • Provide new staff with a detailed orientation on administrative policies, procedures and regulations. Inform expatriate staff on key administrative requirements that relate to expat staff.

    About you

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
    • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
    • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
    • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field
    • At least five years' experience in administration, in an international NGO in a similar role. 
    • Strong people management skills with demonstrated ability to lead, build and motivate teams.
    • Strong planning and coordination skills.
    • Excellent attention to detail and organization
    • Ability to handle substantial workload of diverse tasks in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities. 
    • Knowledge of travel and immigration procedures. Must have experience in handling humanitarian flight services (EC & UNHAS).
    • Positive attitude and service oriented with a high level of personal initiative and pro-active problem solving.
    • Able to work with minimum supervision and accomplish results.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain open communication at all levels across the organization.
    • Excellent communication skills in English is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Danish Refugee Council on to apply

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