Admin Assistant – Intern at AKROS RESEARCH

Akros is a cutting edge organization that establishes data-driven systems to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities. We pride ourselves in our ground-level knowledge of the service delivery systems where we work, and our ability to provide novel, lasting solutions implemented in developing regions. Our technical emphasis leverages open-source technology for community-led development. Projects range from supporting national Health Information Systems strengthening, to malaria case detection via mobile phone, to using spatial intelligence to inform programs. The breadth of Akros’ projects has enabled our teams to establish working relationships at the sub-national and community levels in every province in Zambia (across nearly 40,000 villages) as well as at the central level in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. Akros staff members work with a broad range of donors, partners and stakeholders to pursue this mission, including USAID, Sightsavers, government officials and traditional leaders.

Akros has an opening for an Admin Assistant – Intern to provide various admin support to the HR and Finance departments. This is a short term internship opportunity of minimum three (3) months.

The Admin Assistant – Intern will report directly to the Human Resources Manager, with a dotted line to the Finance Manager.


  • Updating staff database as and when staff changes occur
  • Provide support in the recruitment of short-term staff
  • Facilitating interview schedules and invitations with candidates
  • Provide support in the recruitment and tracking of short term interns
  • Ensure that all physical files are secured and updated
  • Assist in the managing of petty cash as and when required
  • Posting financial transactions into QuickBooks as and when required, under the support of Finance
  • Keep office supplies and replenishables in stock and update and keep a clear stock register
  • Conduct and update asset inventory for all office equipment
  • Ensure office is left secured at all times
  • Coordinate car hires for field trips
  • Prepare purchase requisitions and related procurement tasks
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor


  • Diploma or Degree in Human Resource Management
  • Experience working in an HR environment is added advantage but not critical
  • Hands-on knowledge of MS Office package, especially Word and Excel
  • Ready to learn and work with a positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills with good written and spoken English

How to Apply

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV with references to with “Application: Admin Assistant – Intern” as the email’s subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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