Wednesday, June 13, 2012

job opportunity at uchumi project

A small, privately-owned office complex, located in Dar Es Salaam is recruiting for an Office Manager position to manage daily operations.


LENGTH AND LOCATION OF POSITION: Full time position, available immediately. Located in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam.



All-around office manager will have the responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of our office complex on day-to-day basis. This responsibility ranges from desk-based business administration to physical legwork involved in maintenance of property, facilities and contracted services.


Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Report to Managing Director and serve as a liaison with office tenants.
  • Serve as the on-site supervisor of daily operations (location: Shekilango Road, Kijitonyama, Dar Es Salaam).
  • Office accounts: managing accounts payable & receivable; recording office expenditure.
  • Tenant & Customer relations: ensure all contracts are up to date, tenants are properly accommodated and handle any queries/ complaints. Receiving visitors and be point contact person for all queries relating to the site
  • Filing and Documentation
  • Oversee office upkeep in terms of needed repairs and daily cleaning, including contracts with outside service providers.
  • Procurement of office supplies, including storage and inventory of stock.
  • Work with the security services to ensure safety and daily security of office premises.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as reasonably required

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following minimum qualifications
  • Previous experience in office management administration is a MUST.
  • First degree in business administration or related field, with atleast 1 years of office management experience, OR
  • Diploma in business Administration with 3+ years work experience in office administration within a commercial Small & Medium sized Enterprise or larger company.
  • Demonstrated accounting proficiency via recognized vocational diploma and/or 2yrs prior work experience in Accounting / Bookkeeping.
  • Have valid driving license
  • Excellent communication skills with business proficient Kiswahili (verbal & written) as well as strong English (written & spoken).
  • Computer skills – including proficiency in document editing, spreadsheets, email & basic internet skills.
  • Mature, Autonomous, Proactive, Reliable, Hardworking with Problem solving skills and demonstrated experience in coordination and supervision.
  • Have excellent People skills, be customer-service oriented and able to interact with a variety of different persons at all levels.
  • Work with minimal supervision & work independently
  • Ideal candidate must have impeccable character references.

The Office Manager will report directly to Managing Director and will work under the guidance of both the Managing Director and Director for Operations, who is his/her direct supervisor.


A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate based on qualification, experience.


Interested candidates are invited to send their cover letters, Curriculum Vitae with names and contact details of 3 work related references, enclosing copies of certificates of relevant education and training, to the address below not later than June 15, 2012.

Email to:

Write to: Managing Director - Uchumi Project
P O Box 70834,
Dar es Salaam,

For further details, you can also contact Mr Paschal on 0754 882122 (local) or +255 754 882122 (non local)

Please indicate on the envelope or the email subject line the position applied for.

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