JOB OFFER: Office Manager

Application Deadline: March 8, 2013.
About ADPC
The African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC) is an independent policy research centre devoted to the study of migration and development-related issues from the under-documented perspective of the diaspora. It generates knowledge, information and insights intimately informed by migrant perspectives, mindsets, experiences and expertise. ADPC as a leading diaspora think tank in Europe, is committed to stimulating informed policy dialogue and constructive debates between the diaspora and other stakeholders in the field of migration and development.

ADPC is looking for an office manager to be responsible for the day to day running of the office. This includes organising all administrative activities and planning. The office manager cooperates with all staff members and reports to the director. This position requires one day a week and will be assisted by interns.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Carry out daily administrative tasks such as archiving, filing, scheduling and record keeping Attend staff meetings and take minutes
  • Design and implement office policies and procedures
  • Establish procedures for record keeping for office and project administration
  • Maintain oversight of project deadlines
  • Support all operations of the director and staff as needed
  • Maintain office supplies and relationship with office building management Ensure optimal functioning of IT, communications and photocopier Support organization of international travel for staff
Education and Experience
  • MBO+ / HBO or a similar level of education, with a focus on business administration
  • At least 3 year work experience in office management, secretarial support, computer skilled, knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), email and internet
  • Excellent Dutch and English language capacities, including writing
  • Preferred experience working in a not-for-profit environment
  • Familiar with quality management
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of accounting, data and administrative management practices and procedures Knowledge of human resources management practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of business and management principles
  • Service-oriented, independent, flexible, accurate and capable to work under stress
  • EU work permit
For more information about ADPC see 
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Interested candidates should send a cover letter with a CV to by March 8, 2013.

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