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Administration Assistant (Accounts Office Assistant) Job in Kenya (KShs 80,947 - 94,438)


The Australian High Commission is seeking a talented new staff member to work in the Accounts Office with a primary focus on receipting and processing invoices for payment, managing advances and debts and undertaking all aspects of VAT processes including liaison with appropriate government authorities.

He or she will also relieve the cashier and the receptionist from time to time and will provide support in various other aspects of the general operations of the High Commission.

The successful applicant will need to work well as part of a team and have an appreciation of the high standards of integrity required by the Australian High Commission.

New or recent university/college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:
  • Degree/diploma in accounting, finance, business or administration. Demonstrable experience in related fields will be viewed positively. Familiarity with the operation of an international organisation at a corporate level would be an advantage.
  • Information Technology skills including knowledge of the accounting system SAP and the full Microsoft Office suite.
  • High level mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including in day-to-day consultation, liaison, negotiation.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and strong interpersonal skills and has the ability to build productive working relationships.
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt and respond to challenges, and set priorities.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to organise priorities in a demanding work environment.
  • Ability and interest to work in an international context and cross-cultural environment.
  • Previous experience living or working overseas will be viewed positively.
Commencing salary will be in the range of 80,947 and 94,438 per month for a 37.5 hours working week plus benefits such as full medical insurance, performance bonuses and 4 weeks annual leave. 

The successful candidate will be required to work from Monday to Thursday from 0745hrs to 1630hrs and Fridays from 0745 hrs to 1200hrs.

He or she will also need to be available for occasional overtime as required.

Commencement will be expected in January 2012

Applications will be received until 1700hrs Monday 28 November 2011

Application requirements:

If you believe you fulfil the requirements of the position, you are invited to submit a written application that addresses the above selection criteria in detail. Your application should clearly explain the reasons why you are suitable for the position.

Please include the contact details of 3 working references that can be contacted by telephone. Applications must be hand delivered or courier-delivered to the Australian High Commission’s Guardhouse between the hours of 0700hrs and 1800hrs seven days per week in a sealed envelope addressed to the Senior Administrative Officer – Accounts Office Assistant.

Applications received by other means (i.e. mail, fax, e-mail), will not be considered.

Only applications that fully meet the above criteria will be considered.

The Australian High Commission is an equal opportunity employer

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