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Director of Administration

Job Summary

The Director of Administration oversees the overall daily office operations of Paradigm Initiative including office management, communication, human resources, finance and assets and management of Paradigm Initiative’s administrative staff.

The Director of Administration works to improve processes and policies, manages administrative staff, leads long-term organizational planning especially with its expansion into Africa.


  • Arusha, Tanzania or Lagos/Abuja, Nigeria or Lome, Togo or Lusaka, Zambia or Nairobi, Kenya or Yaounde, Cameroon


  • Management: Oversees the daily operations across offices by providing oversight for the Communications, Finance/Asset and Human Resources teams
  • Administration: Planning and coordinating administrative procedures and systems for the organization especially with ongoing expansion into Africa
  • Strategy: Develop and oversee implementation of the next phase of Paradigm Initiative’s strategic plan with the Executive Director
  • Fundraising: Co-lead fundraising and endowment planning with the Executive Director

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
  • Familiarity with financial and facilities management principles/procedures
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, in English and French, and presentation skills
  • Ability to own processes, take initiative, and lead manage corporate change

Education and Experience Requirement

  • Advanced degree in management, business administration or a related field
  • Experience with research, corporate communications, business planning and operations management
  • Human resource management experience, with emphasis on managing change
  • Non-profit or social business experience, of up to 10 years, with at least 3 in a leadership position


  • Commensurate with experience and skills

 How to Apply

Please send your detailed resume and a cover letter to doa (at) paradigmhq (dot) org

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