5 Officer Administrators at Sonnabend Pediatric AIDS Foundation (SPAF)

Sonnabend Pediatric AIDS Foundation (SPAF), was established in 2021 in South Africa in honor  of Joseph Sonnabend, a pioneer AIDS researcher, aiming at reducing and possibly eradicating  HIV infections for children. SPAF has been operating its HIV/AIDS projects in Sub- Saharan  Africa, India and Latin America in association with Columbia University of Health Sciences  New York, PEPFAR with a mission to create a world where no mother, child or family is  devastated by HIV and AIDS.

SPAF has multiple job openings for PMCT (Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission)  Project in Tanzania for 2024, a project that will be carried out in five regions (Dar es Salaam,  Mwanza, Iringa, Mbeya and Manyara)


Position Description 

The Office Administrator will manage all office administrative duties, ensure the smooth running  of the office and provide quality service to all SPAF stakeholders.

The jobholder is expected to demonstrate commitment and loyalty and perform all duties in  accordance with the organization’s office routines and procedures, keeping in mind the overall  business objectives.


  • As the first point of contact for SPAF, one will oversee the front office by answering  incoming calls, replying to general correspondence and dealing with enquiries.  ∙ Monitor and oversee to the general cleanliness of the office.
  • Coordinate meetings and functions for the SPAF office
  • Procurement and proper management of office supplies and assets
  • Manage and properly account for petty cash issued to facilitate general office activities.  ∙ Manage all travel, hotel & airport transfers for SPAF employees (the service will be for  all  Tanzania & visiting employees)
  • Responsible for office administration payments within approved expense limits and they  are  made within reasonable time to ensure business continuity (office courier service, office  telephone, office cleaning services, office utility bills (power, water, wifi, security),  office  catering & lunch management services)
  • Maintain and file all business records in a systematic manner.


  • Periodically reconciled petty cash reports
  • Turnaround time on requisition for hotel, transport, payment done for office utilities
  • Customer/client feedback survey; Customer inquiries and visitors are handled well.
  • Customer feedback is positive
  • Record Management; Electronic and paper filing systems are well maintained.

Desired Skills and Experience 

  • Professional qualification in a relevant field; Degree is an added advantage
  • At least 2-3 years proven work experience as an office administrator
  • Experience handling service providers ie Transport, ticketing, office suppliers,  accommodation.
  • Thorough knowledge of customer service, office management and basic bookkeeping  procedures.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.  ∙ The ability to create a positive, everlasting impression with the most professional,  courteous  and expedient manner and to continually strive for superior client service.  ∙ Enjoys dealing with people daily and is tolerant of rude people, polite but assertive.  ∙ Proactive, punctual and reliable.
  • Good organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on tack and  diplomacy
  • Business driven, people focused, with exceptional influencing skills; excellent  organizational,  multi-tasking, presentation and time-management skills.
  • Passion for social enterprise, development of people and environmental benefits.  ∙ Record Management; Electronic and paper filing systems are well maintained.

Salary & Other Benefits 

  • Average of 2500USD per month, Social Security fund, Health Insurance, Housing allowance and  Transport allowance

Skills and Competences 

People and Team Development:

Demonstrates inspirational leadership that motivates and  engages others. Leads and develops high performing teams where everyone feels valued and  contributes to the continued success of the organization. Acts as a role model; inspires people to  act.

Drive Results:

Translate strategy into action and drives tenaciously and innovatively for  outstanding results. Displays creativity in avoiding problems, reacting quickly and decisively to  deal  with risks and opportunities.

Relationship Management:

Develops and maintains effective collaborative relationships and  networks with strategic contacts


Takes personal responsibility for performance. Champions continuous  improvement  and inspires others to deliver whilst balancing risk, business competitiveness and customer  satisfaction

How to Apply 

Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their CV and cover letter to:  recruitments@sonnabend.orgbefore 12nd March 2024

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