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Administrative Officer Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute is a government agency established by an act of parliament and woks in collaboration with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and other partners in human health research. The Institute has an opportunity in the following field:


POSITION: Administrative Officer
KMR 6 (1 position) Reports to: Head of Accounts, CGHR
LOCATION: Kisumu

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution with specialization in Finance or Accounts
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in finance, accounting and
  • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and
  • High level of proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational, office and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiatives with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage complex assignments, plan and monitor budget expenditures
Responsibilities
  • Work with various sections on activities related to COAg budgets for new funding, preparation and submissions of budgets, progress reports and forecasting future resource
  • Track COAg expenditure and prepare and submit reports to management, partners and donors
  • Manage COAg office and maintenance expenses, track and highlight concerns
  • Liaise with Human Resource on personnel costs.
  • Any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor
Applications MUST include the following:
  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Certificates, or Transcripts
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • KRA Certificate of Tax compliance
  • Clearance Certificate from HELB
  • Credit Reference Bureau Certificate
Terms of Employment: Employment is on a one year renewable contract with probation for the first 3 months. Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on education levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications through email; cghr@kemri.org.
Applications are due no later than: May 7, 2020
 KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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