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Administrator At Reconnect (NGO)

Date Posted: 06/May/2014
Deadline: 02/Jun/2014

RECONNECT (Health development Initiative) is an INGO which focuses on mental health management. It is an off shoot of Synapses Services, (a reputable profit making Health care Facility that caters for the needs of mentally and substance dependent individuals in Nigeria), in its corporate social responsibility as a way of giving back to the society by contributing to ameliorate poverty and challenges of persons with mental health conditions.

Our mission is to create extensive awareness, minimize stigma, and promote tolerance and understanding of mental ill health as well as to support enhanced access to curative and preventive services.
We strive to re-connect the psychologically disturbed, the mentally ill, and the substance dependent individual with their families and the rest of the Society.
Through enhanced treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration we envisage the optimal functioning of these individuals to the point where they can contribute to their communities and build a future for themselves and their families.

We strive to ensure significant reduction in societal stigma of mentally challenged individuals,
We focus on creating an enabling environment for our beneficiaries, to function to their full potential, contribute, be accepted and respected by the society, and also to build a future for themselves and their loved ones, after full treatment and restoration.
We aim to achieve our goals through research, policy and advocacy, treatment, and capacity building.
It is an organization that opens limitless opportunities for dedicated, committed and focus professionals to make lasting impact on Nigeria, West Africa, far and beyond our times.

We invite you to join our rapidly growing, dedicated and committed professionals where boundless opportunities exist to excel.



Reports to: Office Manager
Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualification
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Start Date: ASAP
Employment Type: Volunteers, Part time and full time vacancy exist

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Administrator will work closely with the Lead consultant, other unit heads to provide administrative support and make inputs into other required activities:
  • Ensuring in conjunction with Lead Consultant and office manager that everything is in place for the effective functioning and smooth running of all departments and units.
  • Support and participate in formulating strategies for project executions for mentally challenged target beneficiaries.
  • Provide support in proposal writing, research, publicity and documentation for reference.
  • Work with Lead consultant to identify and develop appropriate cost saving measures for optimal office management.
  • Assist team members and others associated with RECONNECT International in the evaluation, researching, cultivation and solicitation of the highest risk mentally challenged audience.
  • Support execution of projects in identified localities of Nigeria
  • Ensure the formation and storage of both soft and hard copies of all staff work plans
  • Support Lead consultant in ensuring RECONNECT road map and strategy is adhered to for optimal service delivery to our esteemed beneficiaries.
  • Manage and support all Operational and administrative aspects of RECONNECT
  • Document and store all relevant staff, project, research and publicity materials for reference.
  • Carry out relevant data collection and report writing as delegated
  • Ensures appropriate and timely follow-up with network commitment, partners, enquiries and project planning requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with RECONNECT network staff, consultants and others to take advantage of cross-border opportunities and global donors.
  • All other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of university degree in either mental health, social or Behavioral sciences
  • Minimum of five years' experience in the health sector in both private and NGO settings, with at least a minimum of three years' experience in office administration, project and resource management
  • Experience in working with mental health organizations and delivering services of a high professional standard
  • Excellent and proven knowledge of office and resource management, documentations, filing, report writing, research and events management
  • Proven track record of successfully supporting M&E management on a national level.
  • At least five years’ people management experience ideally in multi cultural work environment.
  • Required Skills and Competencies, essential:
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills, database proficiency and outstanding project management, budgetary and financial skills, including target setting and monitoring
  • Proficiency in computer use – Microsoft office and other programs
  • Strong diplomatic skills, sensitivity to beneficiary issues and interest in Mental health;
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail and ability to work independently;
  • Experience working in the Health sector private, NGO environment and with people from different cultural background and cultural sensitivity
  • Energetic, proactive and capable of positively working in a team
  • Excellent people management skills, especially in interacting with beneficiaries
  • Fluency in written and verbal English.
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally
  • Adheres to RECONNECT’s values, being Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined exercise Professionalism and Engaging.


  • Knowledge of Mental Health network in Nigeria, fundraising network of high net worth individuals
  • Working knowledge of Nigerian languages
  • Ability to multi task and flexibility of persona
  • Open to cleaning and divergent views on project and office management
  • Working Relationships:

Interacts regularly with other all staff, Clinicians, Doctors, Management board of Reconnect and Synapse as required in fulfillment of duties.

Interacts with current and prospective Consultants, Local Partners, donors or funders, beneficiaries, family members of beneficiaries, suppliers and vendors etc

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

Method of Application
To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post along with your CV/resume in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY to: [email protected]

Please ensure that all applications are sent as Word document with the titles “your name cover letter” “your name CV”. Please write “RECONNECT ADMINISTRATOR” in the email subject line. Due to urgency of position selection may be made before closing date, so please apply early.

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