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Office Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 219,235 - 244,529)

Australian High Commission, Nairobi Office Manager Employment Opportunity


The Australian High Commission is seeking a talented new staff member to take on a managerial role in the Administration Section.

With a focus on staff development, training, performance monitoring and efficiencies the successful candidate will have a strong human resources/management background.

He or she will also manage cleaning and gardening contracts and undertake some financial and general performance auditing and reporting responsibilities.

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.

Selection Criteria:
  • Minimum qualification of a university degree in human resource management, finance, business, law or administration.
  • Demonstrable experience in human resource management in private or public sector and familiarity with the operation of an international organisation at a corporate level would be well regarded.
  • Organisational and time management skills of the highest order and the ability to coordinate staff workloads to achieve maximum flexibility and efficiency in an environment where continuous improvement is highly valued.
  • Information Technology skills including full use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications is required.
  • A strong and demonstrable understanding of the importance of client service.
  • Ability to perform audits that require a high level of attention to detail and some mathematical/analytical capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including in day-to-day consultation, liaison, negotiation.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, strong interpersonal skills and ability to build productive working relationships.
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt and respond to challenges, and set priorities.
  • 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 219,235 and 244,529 per month for a 37.5 hours working week plus benefits such as full medical insurance, performance and annual 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 – Office Manager.

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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