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Sustainable Water and Sanitation for Africa (SUWASA) Office Manager Job in Kenya

Sustainable Water and Sanitation for Africa (SUWASA) is a regional USAID funded program implemented by ARD, Inc., a Tetra Tech company, based in the U.S.A. SUWASA Africa Regional Office is in Nairobi - but SUWASA activities span across all of Sub-Saharan Africa.

SUWASA seeks to employ a dynamic and self motivated
 Office Manager whose responsibilities will include the following:
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the SUWASA office;
  • Serve as primary liaison with office lease agreements and maintenance needs;
  • Manage the facilitation of special events, staff meetings and workshops;
  • Undertake human resources functions including establishing and maintaining effective personnel management records and files and developing an appropriate staff performance evaluation system;
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitudes towards organizational objectives;

  • Supervision of the procurement system for equipment and supplies of the SUWASA Africa Regional Office, ensuring robust quality control and due diligence in full compliance with ARD and USAID policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Serve as SUWASA's Safety and Security Officer with appropriate representation and coordination with USAID, ARD, Kenya Government Liaison Offices, to ensure up-to-date security program maintenance;
  • Act as Personal Assistant to the Chief of Party.
Qualifications and experience
  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management, Personnel Management, or any other relevant social science;
  • At least 5 years post qualifying experience of which at least 3 years should be in an international organization in a similar position;
  • Experience with a USAID funded program especially with regards to processes and procedures will be an advantage.
Applications (together with detailed CV -not exceeding 4 pages) and photocopies of educational certificates should be sent to:

The Chief of Party, SUWASA,
P. O. Box 38454 - 00623,
Nairobi, Kenya

or by e-mail to:

Closing date for receipt of the applications is: Wednesday August 18th 2010.

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