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Administrative Manager Job in Kenya

Search closes: March 12, 2012

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The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

OSIEA initiatives advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in the region.

Based in Nairobi, this senior position oversees the office management of four OSIEA offices and reports to the Finance and Administration Director.

The Administrative Manager supervises the administrative staff and interfaces regularly with all staff.


  • Ensure the smooth running of the OSIEA regional and country offices by developing and implementing effective policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and administrative requirements for registration and licenses.
  • Collaborate with in-house and outside legal counsel in multiple jurisdictions on compliance with local statutory requirements and development of new policies.
  • Process work permits and immigration related matters for foreign staff
  • Research, negotiate and renew all office suppliers, including internet and technology services, medical, pension and liability insurance.
  • Procure office supplies and equipment
  • Develop and implement security policies for protection of personnel, property, and information.
  • Reinforce security protocols and put into place a disaster recovery plan
  • At least ten years of experience as a manager with an understanding of the principles and practices involved in the effective management of a complex institution and knowledge of relevant laws in the region
  • Minimum first degree in relevant field
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to manage conflict constructively
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Frequent travel to offices required
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Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

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Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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