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Administrative Officer Job in Kenya - Oserian Fair-Trade Joint Body Self Help Group

Oserian Fair-Trade Joint Body Self Help Group is seeking to recruit an Administrative Officer to provide administrative and management support of project activities within and around the vicinity of the Oserian Development Company limited.

The candidate for this post will be a patient, knowledgeable person with extensive experience in rural/community development work and one able to transfer needed capacities to the JB.

Answering directly to the JB.

He/she will satisfy the following employment requirements.

Key Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Translate and operationalize policy decisions taken by the JB.
  • Work with respective JB sub-committees to ensure efficient and effective implementation of JB approved projects.

  • Maintain agreed upon registers and generate premium movement project progress and other reports as required.
  • Manage all fair-trade premium and project activity records and accounts.
  • Maintain liaison and follow-up relationships on behalf of the JB with assigned liaison officers, Oserian Development Company Ltd management, elected community representative? and other relevant authorities.
  • Ensure accurate and timely minutes of all JB meetings.
  • Identify and propose opportunities for increased capacity development of the JB.
  • Assist the JB in the identification, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social development projects.
Required Skills and Qualifications:-
  • Diploma in social/community development/project management.
  • Basic training in accounting or finance or at least CPA II.
  • Certificate in monitoring and evaluation.
  • 3-4 years experience working directly with communities or in community based projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency/experience in project accounting /financial management.
  • Ability to design, appraise, monitor and evaluate community social development projects.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
The person/profile:-
  • Be at least 25 years of age.
  • Visionary and able to guide the JB towards more innovative and strategic well being improvement projects.
  • Patient humble and demonstrably versed in knowledge/skill transfer.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Self driven and able to work under minimum supervision.
Interested but qualified candidates should submit their application and curriculum vitae indicating current contact details to:

The Chairman
Oserian Fair-Trade JB Body Self Help Group
P. O. Box 2010, 20117, Naivasha
Or Email to:

Closing date: 3rdNovember 2010

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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