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Officer - Administration

Position: Officer - Administration, Evidence Action

Deadline To Apply: 12th March 2014

Start Date: 29th March 2014

Reporting To: Associate – Administration

Location: Nairobi, with flexibility to travel within Nairobi County, and occasionally to other parts of Kenya.

About Innovations for Poverty Action:

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and
disseminates information about what works and what does not to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

Evidence Action is assuming management and growth responsibility for two programs tested and incubated at Innovations for Poverty Action that are currently making a difference in the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia: the Deworm the World Initiative (DTW) and Dispensers for Safe Water Initiative (DSW).

Evidence Action scales proven development interventions and crafts resilient business models for long run success.

Description of Work:

  • The Officer - Administration will support the Regional Office of Evidence Action with general administrative duties. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing administrative support to Senior Management, mainly the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director
  • Assist in organizing meetings for Senior management
  • Receiving guests
  • Handling booking of meeting rooms
  • Support office re-organization and maintenance of systems over time
  • Assist in organizing events such as conferences and donor visits
  • Assist in travel logistics for Senior Management

Work duration:

The successful applicant will initially be hired on a 6 month contract. If he / she demonstrates consistent exceptional abilities and work performance he / she may be considered for a more long term placement.

  • Academic Qualifications and work experience: It is preferred that the candidate has obtained at least a college diploma preferably in Business Administration or a related field. The candidate should also have at least 1 year relevant job experience.
  • Professional / Technical Skills: Typing of at least 50 WPM, knowledge of general office machinery and telephone system and familiarity with Microsoft Office software, especially Word and Excel

Other Qualities and Attributes:
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Very keen attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to work flexible hours and periodically on weekends
  • Excited to work in a high performance environment.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address.

Your CV should include details about your academic qualifications and any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “Officer - Administration” Ref No: Evidence Action-2014-03-03.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone and email for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Officer-Administration Evidence Action.

The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities.

Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to

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