SIDR1263 - Housing Coordinator

Department: HR Associate Director
Section: Government Relations & Mobilization
Location: Doha
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 11-Aug-2011
Company Background:

Based in Doha, Qatar, Sidra Medical and Research Center will be the Middle East's first academic medical center designed to the best international standards. Scheduled to open in December 2012, Sidra will provide world class, patient-focused, clinical services for women and children, medical education, and biomedical research in an ultra-modern, all-digital facility.

Job Summary:

The Housing Coordinator acquires safe, appropriate and cost-effective housing for Sidra staff.  S/he determines the eligibility criteria for housing and housing facilities, in conjunction with the Head of Housing Services.  S/he negotiates and reviews the lease agreements, invoices and other such documentation.  S/he acts as the prime liaison with Qatar Foundation Housing department.

Key Accountabilities::


  • Logs existing and locates potential new housing options, arranging viewings of accommodation (including building sites).
  • Arranges for lease agreements, secures leases and ensures the executed leases and all associated documentation are filed according to department policy and entered into the database.
  • Purchases inventories for Sidra housing.
  • Prepares transitional houses, including unpacking of inventory; arranges for cleaning maintenance, gardening and shopping of essential items and consumables.
  • Inspects the housing units initially, prior to enrolment and prior to viewing by Housing Services Coordinator and/or new hire(s). Determines changes/improvements required for the housing units and reports to the Housing Services Coordinator.
  • Liaises with Qatar Foundation as required on ECCH Housing and arranges for cleaning and maintenance works for all housing units.
  • Arranges meetings with Relocation agents and Estate agents, in conjunction with the Housing Services Coordinator/Head of Housing.
  • Takes visiting candidates and new employees on housing tours as required. Provides the new employees with the necessary documents and accommodation keys.
  • Maintains a stock of transitional and longer-term housing; takes allocation data.
  • Tracks detailed information in relation to housing and utilities (i.e. electricity and water).
  • Establishes and maintains pertinent files and records.
  • Performs miscellaneous administrative tasks such as preparing agendas and minutes of meeting held with housing landlords and other memos and letters as required.
  • Ensures that confidentiality is maintained in all transactions.

In view of the developing and changing needs and opportunities within Sidra during this start-up phase, this position may perform other duties as assigned

Requirments ::


Education & Experience

  • Diploma in administration or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working in a similar role

Competencies / Skills

  • Knowledge of the local geography in Doha.
  • Valid Qatari driving license
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Working Conditions:
  • Spends much of the workday in the community, with exposure to extreme heat, on a regular basis.
  • Requirement to lift furniture, shopping bags and to drive around Doha for shopping purposes with candidates/visitors or new employees.
  • On call availability by mobile phone, and early morning, evening and weekend work is required.
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume / CV

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