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Administration Manager Job in Kenya

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is working with African governments, donors, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa through agricultural development.

AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a regional office in Accra, Ghana with a presence in several other African countries including Ethiopia, Mali, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Liberia.

AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to fill the following position.

Administration Manager


The Administration Manager will oversee and coordinate the administration unit of AGRA and will assist the Head, Human Resources in all aspects of administration and office services. 

S/He will focus on streamlining the internal administrative processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the recruitment of AGRA associates through ensuring contracts are prepared;
  • Overseeing tracking and notification of employee contract expiry dates, headcount reporting, etc. for onward action by HR team;
  • Establishing administrative systems, standard operation procedures and providing guidance on implementation for smooth office operations;
  • Coordinating performance management, compensation and benefits administration and record keeping for all staff;
  • In consultation with the Administrative Assistant (Travel & Logistics), ensuring that all travel (local & international) is organized as per AGRA’s Travel Policy under the general guidance of the Head, Human Resources;
  • Tracking and reporting key functional administrative metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness;
  • Overseeing the maintenance and repairs of all fixed assets;
  • Liaising with the Building Manager on any issues of security concern; and
  • Responsible for budgetary controls in the Administration department;
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the business related discipline;
  • Professional certification in human resources is an added advantage;
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including previous use of a Human Resources Information System;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in establishment of seamless administrative processes (Preferably in a Pan-African organization);
  • At least two (2) years of management experience; and
  • Excellent planning & organizational skills including the ability to manage resources and accurately keep track of administrative issues.
For more information on these positions, applicants can visitwww.agra.org

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the position’s responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration and e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the respective reference number on your application letter.

To be considered, your application must be received by 18 December 2015 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way
Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: agra@deloitte.co.ke

Tel: +254 20 423 0000

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