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Health & Rights Programme Assistant Job in Kenya

Health & Rights Programme Assistant

Search Closes: October 1, 2012
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We seek a dynamic, creative and committed programme assistant to provide administrative and program assistance to the Health & Rights Programme which covers East Africa. 

The position reports to the health & rights programme manager and works closely with the Open Society’s Public Health Program (PHP).

OSIEA promotes vibrant, tolerant democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse leaders and groups.

  • Logistic Support: Schedule meeting requests; photocopy, answer e-mail and phone inquiries; schedule travel arrangements; take minutes for meetings; draft correspondence; and organize conference calls; organize and handle meeting logistics
  • Grants Management: Assist programme officer to finalize, input and track grant applications, and to maintain working relationships with grantees
  • Finance: Track program spending. Process bills, monthly credit card reports, and reimbursement requests; Prepare consultancy contracts, process consultants’ expense reports, and coordinate consultants’ travel needs
  • Proven commitment to the protection of human rights in the East African region.
  • Minimum five years prior experience in an administrative/coordination role. Experience in proposal writing and review preferred
  • Extensive computer skills (expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel and databases required) and ability to learn new software applications
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Willingness to travel as needed
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.

For more information:
Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package
No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted

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