Office Assistant Job in Kenya

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Office Assistant Job in Kenya

Office Assistant

Opening Date: May 29,2020
Closing Date: June 19, 2020
Background Information:
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), in collaboration with the Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) is currently conducting research projects that include the ADAPT-I (Adaptive Strategy for Preventing and Treating Lapses of Retention in Adult HIV Care (ADAPT-R) Study and ADAPT-R-II. The ADAPT studies utilise the novel sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) approach to assess the effectiveness and cost efficiency of a family of sequential strategies to prevent initial lapses in HIV retention and to treat those that occur.

We have the below vacancies in the ADAPT-R-II study.

Vacancy No. FN-014-05-2020
Reports to: Study Administrator
Location: Kisumu
Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period
Overall job description
Provides efficient cleaning and messenger services focusing on achievement of great results.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collection and delivery of mail and other materials as required from and to the post office, courier and other institutions like Kenya Power, KIWASCO.
  • Ensure the office surfaces, furniture, walls, doors, windows, curtains, kitchen, utensils, corridors, toilets and training venues are kept clean at all times
  • Cleaning office toilets and ensuring availability of toilet the rolls, soaps, washing liquid and hand towels when required.
  • Opening and closing of the office premises on time, and ensuring that all the office doors are securely locked when not in use closed.
  • Remain flexible and work additional hours when required
  • Provide efficient organization and cleaning services
  • Paying attention and ensuring hygienic standards of sanitary facilities at all times.
  • Maintaining the office garden, cutting grass short and trimming flowers.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the entrance and office environment.
  • Report on the stock status of the toilet rolls, and detergents.
  • Maintaining the organization of paper, documents and clean desks and offices
  • Photocopy and duplicating services
  • Ensuring that tea, water and refreshment are served and provided to the study staff as requested.
  • Supporting office hospitality during trainings and meetings.
  • Perform work related errands as requested.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum O-Level; with short training in any course,
  • Computer training as an added advantage
Required Experience
  • At least one year of work experience preferably with a busy office environment.
Other Required Skills
  • Understanding of the study site operations, procedures and requirements
  • Efficiency in the delivery of all the listed services’
  • Focuses on results for the site and responds positively to feed back.
  • Flexible and highly organized.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a constructive positive attitude
  • He/ She demonstrates client oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
How To Apply
Applications to be done through the email – (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email) .
Applicants should attach the following:
  •  Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  •  A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • A copy of National Identity card or passport
KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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