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11 Feb 2022

Intern – Receptionist/Cleaner at Helen Keller International

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Job Description


Helen Keller International is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and diseases of poverty. Headquartered in New York City, Helen Keller Intl currently conducts programs in 20 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. Helen Keller Intl is known for sustainability, reliability, and technical expertise in preventing and treating blindness and malnutrition.

Established in 1984, Helen Keller Intl Tanzania works in partnership with the Ministry of Health,

Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Local Government Authorities (LGAs), local NGOs, and other national and international development partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly trachoma elimination.

Scope of the Internship:

Helen Keller Intl Tanzania is seeking to recruit an Intern to support the office for six months as a Receptionist/Cleaner. The Receptionist/Cleaner will be responsible for greeting and assisting visitors to the Dar es Salaam office, cleaning the office daily, and providing support to the Finance and Operations Department. Due to the nature of the work, the Receptionist/Cleaner will be required to start at the latest 7:00 am each day. The intern will be provided ample learning opportunities to strengthen their administrative support skills and to build their CV.

Position Title: Intern – Receptionist/Cleaner
Department: Finance and Operations Department
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Procurement Associate
Duration: 6 months

Key Tasks:

Be present in the reception area of the office from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
Perform basic office duties such as answering phones, photocopying, printing, filing, preparing for meetings, and assisting other staff with administrative tasks
Greet and assist visitors and prepare water, tea, and bites for guests when needed
Receive and keep records of items i.e. files, packages, reports, and other similar material
Assist in ensuring that all correspondence to and from the office is dated, documented, and distributed in a timely manner
Keep inventory of office supplies to monitor usage and ensure adequate stocks
Clean all areas of the office including common areas, kitchen, cubicles, and private offices daily using the approved cleaning supplies and materials
Periodically deep-clean the kitchen shelves, kitchen appliances, server room, storeroom, windows, and other areas as per agreed schedule
Request purchase of housekeeping supplies/equipment on a monthly or as needed basis
Ensure proper arrangement of office furniture and equipment, items in storeroom, and items in common areas, and inform Country Director immediately in case of missing items or those that need repair or replacement
Run errands as needed, i.e. picking up stationary items from vendors
Perform any other task that may be assigned by supervisor or Country Director

Desired Qualifications and Experience

One-year certificate in a relevant field
Experience and/or training in cleaning skills is a strong added advantage
Basic computer skills including use of Word, Excel, and email programs
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated and able to work under pressure
Team player and strong work ethic
Internship is open to Tanzanian citizens only

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Method of Application

Qualified intern candidates should submit a cover letter and current CV to  [email protected] noting the specific intern title in the subject line. Internship applications will be accepted until February 28th, 2022.

HELEN KELLER INTL:
  • DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
(APPLICATION, TEST, INTERVIEW, MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING)
  • DOES NOT ASK FOR INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS
  • DOES NOT RECRUIT THROUGH ANY RECRUITMENT AGENCY
  Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity of all types is fully valued

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, race, caste, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on the ability to perform the required job duties.
  • We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
  • If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above.








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