【CLOSED】[Vacancy Announcement-SAA Ethiopia Office] Administrative Coordinator


Administrative Coordinator, Grade N3

About the Organization

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization with its Head Office in Tokyo, Japan, and its Strategic Partnership Office (SPO) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Country Offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, Mali, and Nigeria. SAA envisions supporting Africa to fulfill its aspirations of building resilient and sustainable food systems by catalyzing knowledge sharing with African farmers and enabling food, nutrition, and income security as its mission. The mission is guided by SAA's three strategic pillars: Regenerative Agriculture, Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture, and Market-Oriented Agriculture.

About the position

SAA is seeking a qualified Ethiopian national to fill the position of Administrative Coordinator for its Ethiopia Office. Based in Addis Ababa, the Administrative Coordinator reports to the Country Director (CD)/Deputy Country Director (DCD). S/he acts as the point of contact for all employees, providing administrative support, addressing their queries, administering employee benefits, and ensuring efficient office operation.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Support CD for the recruitment of new staff and ensure that recruitment of employees is done in compliance with SAA HR policy and other related manuals
  • Prepare staff contracts in line with all benefit packages reflected properly
  • Ensure all staff understand and can access SAA’s Code of Conduct and other policies 
  • Facilitate exit interviews when the staff leave SAA
  • Develop an efficient system and update all employees' records and files, including attendance sheets, annual leave, and other necessary information
  • Conduct performance evaluation of administrative staff and ensure that performance evaluation of all staff is carried out periodically
  • Check the labor proclamations regularly and ensure that HR policy is in line with the proclamations. If necessary, consult with a lawyer
  • Ensure that the Country Office's MoU and other contracts are concluded and updated with government agencies, ACSO, and partners properly
  • Facilitate and follow up fixed asset management and disposal as per SAA Asset Disposal Policy and Procedure
  • Organize and arrange meetings within and outside the office, take minutes at meetings when required
  • Supervise Admin Officer to ensure vehicles and drivers are available for required activities
  • Supervise the Administrative Assistant to ensure that all utilities are available and other office facilities, including IT and office equipment, are maintained in a good condition
  • Supervise the Administrative Assistant that all office stocks are managed properly, and all purchases follow SAA procurement policy and procedure
  • Prepare quarterly, bi-annual, and annual country administrative reports and report to CD/DCD and HQ Administrative Manager
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors

Education and work experience

A MA degree in Management, Business Administration, or Public Administration with at least 12 years of experience; or a BA degree with at least 14 years of experience


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong sense of responsibility, custom-oriented and proactive mind
  • Knowledge of country labor law and terminology of the contracts
  • Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality

Compensation: SAA provides a competitive salary package and is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Application should be sent to saa-recruit@saa-safe.org. Applications will be accepted until June 3, 2023.  Applications must include an up-to-date CV, names, addresses of three professional referees, and a cover letter indicating your background experience.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Sasakawa Africa Association- Ethiopia
Gurd Shola area, CMC Road, Bole Sub-City,
Kebele 13 Daminarof Building (adjacent to Century Mall),
rd Floor PO Box 12771, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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