Executive Secretary Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Executive Secretary

Hiring Organization: Kimisitu Sacco
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Financial Institution
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/27/2024

About Kimisitu SaccoKimisitu Sacco was formed in March 1985 by a group of Staff from ICRAF. The society was formed mainly to promote thrift among its members by affording them an opportunity for accumulating their savings; and to thereby create a source of funds from which loans can be made to them exclusively for provident and productive purposes, at fair and reasonable rates of interest; thereby enabling them to use and control their money for their mutual benefit. The Sacco’s founder members were: Dennis Wambugu (Chairman), Jane Waweru (Secretary), Simon Kanani, James Wahome Charity Kanyeki and Fred Gitau. Initially, there was no dedicated office for KIMISITU, elected officials operated from their respective employment offices and later moved to city centre in a shared office. Later the office returned to ICRAF Complex when the management of the latter agreed to provide office space at ICRAF House for the then two staff – The Manager and Accounts Clerk. In order to achieve a solid base for growth, Kimisitu opened membership to other international organizations. Among the first organizations to be admitted included IDRC, Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation consecutively in the formative years. The society has enjoyed tremendous success such that as at 31st December 2015 it had over 400 member organizations and over 7,000 individual

Position Summary

You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and providing effective and efficient administrative support to the BOARD, Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) and Managers of the Sacco. You will be crucial in supporting the Executive make the best use of their time and will be relied on heavily to ensure that work is done without the need for constant or direct supervision.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide general administrative and secretarial support to the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O), plan appointments, manage daily activities, board meetings, conferences, and other important events.
  • Ensure the SACCO annual calendar of activities, C.E.O’s communication, planning schedules, meetings, reports, speeches, presentations, and associated tasks are well organized and optimized.
  • Support in planning and organizing management meetings and ensure meetings are efficiently coordinated.
  • Provide administrative and secretarial services to BOARD and manage all communications between the Sacco and directors.
  • Provide fast and accurate information to directors’ queries and handle first level complaints
  • Manage and prioritize workflows to ensure that management meeting reports, minutes, correspondence and matters for attention are dealt with in a professional and timely manner.
  • Keep records of discussions, decisions, and action items.
  • Develop and maintain a contact database for directors, clients, vendors, key stakeholders, regulators and ensure that this is updated on a regular basis.
  • Draft communication correspondence on behalf of the C.E.O as directed / guided.
  • Arrange travel logistics for executives, including flights, transport, accommodation, and visa arrangements in liaison with procurement department, scheduling meetings/visits on travel.
  • Prepare and verify all Executive expenses and claims and forward to finance for payment.
  • Receive and screen Executive telephone calls, enquiries, emails, and requests, redirecting them timely as necessary.
  • Handle confidential documents securely and ensure sensitive information remains protected.
  • Manage Directors records and filing.
  • Responsible for enforcing relevant governance guidelines, rules, and regulation as directed/ guided.
  • Upload all board reports and board papers on e-board / share point.
  • Participate in management of assigned ad hoc projects.
  • Perform any other responsibility assigned from time to time.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Studies/Business Administration, Public
  • Relations, Communication, or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as executive Assistant is desirable.
  • Practical knowledge of using Microsoft word, Excel, outlook and ERP software.

Personal Attributes required for this role:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizing skills
  • Detailed oriented and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues of a confidential nature with tact and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate professional expertise in the relevant work area.

How To Apply

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by filling in the data form. After completing the data form, proceed and send your application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to jobs@kimisitusacco.or.ke Clearly state the subject of the email as e,g Executive Secretary, the data form must be filled in full.