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CABI Africa Office Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

The Office Manager will provide front line support to management, administrative and publicity activities at CABI Africa.

Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally.

Please see our website for further details about our organisation.

The successful candidate will provide an efficient, effective, and highly professional secretarial and general support to all staff to enable them meet their work objectives.

The individual will maintain reception area and services provided thereof, manage travel arrangements and act as a link person, ensuring that effective communication is maintained between units and individuals at the centre.

The successful candidate will have a first degree in a related field and excellent administrative and communication skills, ability to; prioritise and manage diverse workloads, use initiative and proactive thinking, and pay attention to details.

A good level of secretarial & administrative experience in a cross-cultural environment is essential and French language knowledge is desirable. The individual should be dependable and trustworthy, with high level of confidentiality and ability to cope well with changing environment.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 8th December 2010.

Additional Information

 Negotiable but commensurate with skills, abilities and experience.

Position Type:
 2 year initial appointment with a possibility of renewal. This is a locally recruited person and will be based in our CABI Africa Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

CABI Africa, United Nations Avenue,
P.O.Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya or

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