Interim Programmes Department Administrator - MERLIN, London

Closing date:  21 Dec 2011

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Position: Interim Programmes Department Administrator

Department: Programmes Salary: £18,000-20,000 Location: London

Duration: 6 weeks (with possible extension of up to 4 months)

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

Merlin specialises in health, saving lives in times of crisis and helping to rebuild shattered health services. Each year, Merlin helps more than 15 million people in up to 20 countries.

The Programmes Department provides strategic support and guidance to the programmes in the field, with the aim of implementing Merlin’s mission and achieving the organisational goals. The department works with the field programmes and head office departments to continually improve the scope and impact of our work and increase the value of the services we offer to our beneficiaries.

Main purpose of the role:
The Programmes Administrator provides support to all the functions within the Programmes Department and acts as PA to the Director of Programmes.

The post-holder is the key coordinator of the maintenance, improvement and implementation of administrative systems and procedures within the Programmes Department. The role focuses on supporting the UK Programmes, Logistics and Response teams but frequently extends to supporting overseas programmes.

Overall Objectives (scope):

This role will:
  • Provide effective administrative support to the Programmes Department
  • Act as Personal Assistant to the Director of Programmes
  • Manage, maintain and develop administrative tools for the department
  • Ensure routine administrative tasks are carried out by the department
  • Ensure that the department undertakes all necessary additional tasks as they arise.

How to apply: 

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