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Executive Assistant to Head of Office Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 124K)

Executive Assistant to Head of Office
(Part time job share) with DFID Somalia

Brief Description and need of our client

The primary aim of the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is reducing poverty and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

DFID Somalia is part of the British Office for Somalia based in the British High Commission in Nairobi, which has 300 staff from 12 UK government departments. DFID Somalia works closely with colleagues from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other departments on both policy and management.
DFID is one of the largest donors to humanitarian agencies in Somalia and given the increased attention and budget for health in Somalia as well as the anticipation for the Somalia programme to double its’ spend by 2013/2014 following the Bilateral Aid Review, one exciting vacancy has arisen.

The requirements
Based out of the Nairobi office, the Executive Assistant will work closely with the Head of DFID Somalia and her leadership team by providing administrative support and helping the team to run DFID Somalia efficiently and in line with DFID policies and procedures. 

The jobholder must demonstrate evidence of the following:
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good IT skills, including knowledge of Windows Word and Excel applications
  • Ability to learn DFID systems
Due to the nature of the role applicants must be security cleared to SC status, or demonstrate they can easily obtain such clearance. 

Such clearance is most easily obtained by UK nationals with at least 3 years residence in the past 10 years in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. Nationals of the latter four countries may also be able to get clearance. 

Candidates must have a traceable history over the last 5 years and must be able to demonstrate the ability to obtain this clearance. 

Finally, they must have the right to live and work in Kenya.
The salary for this position will be Kshs 124,053 per month before tax.

You can access the detailed job profile as well as the application package.
If you believe you fit the required profile, please email us your completed application in confidence to by close of business Monday, 1 October 2012 quoting “Executive Assistant to Head of Office (DFID Somalia) Vacancy”. 

Please ensure that your application contains all the information requested in the application package.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

DFID is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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