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Personal Assistant to the Chairman Job in Kenya

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments. 

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions.

Personal Assistant to the Chairman

The successful candidate will provide technical and operational assistance to the Chairman.

The officer will be required to work closely with the chairman and to manage the affairs of the chairman’s office.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage Chairman’s diary and appointments.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate meetings, both internal and external and keeping up to date with events and activities concerning the Commission.
  • Take notes and minutes of meetings and forums attended by Chairman and brief as required.
  • Coordinate travel and accommodation requirements for the Chairman and his guests in conjunction with the in-house team.
  • Maintain accurate records of papers and electronic correspondence on behalf of the Chairman.
  • Prepare presentations ad briefing papers as required.
  • Prepare media briefs for the Chairman in consultation with the Director Communications.
  • Establish and maintain good relations with stake holders and deal effectively with their matters.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Chairman
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, Law or related field.
  • A Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, Law or related field will be a distinct advantage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant progressive working experience
  • Able to use computer programs / applications (MS. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
In addition, the successful candidate must;
  • Demonstrate attention to details, self- management and is able to work under pressure
  • Promote knowledge management and learning
  • Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
2. General Competencies

All applicants to the above positions should possess the following general competencies:
  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading team
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards;
  • Competent and organized;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.
3. Terms and Conditions of Service

The successful candidate for the above position will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on three year contract term renewable on satisfactory performance.

Application Process

If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send (2) separately secured copies of your application, a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials.

You should also give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.

The application cover MUST clearly indicate the position being applied for.

Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by Wednesday 23rd January, 2013 as follows:

APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF ___________ (insert appropriate position)

To The Commission Secretary
Commission on Revenue Allocation
14 Riverside Drive Grosvenor Block
P.O. Box 1310 - 00200

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us in the next three months from the date of this advertisement then consider your application unsuccessful.

The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant employer.

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