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Executive Secretary To The Chief Executive Kenyan Jobs

Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency that was established through the promulgation of (Women Enterprise Fund Regulations) and gazetted on 3rd August 2007. The Fund is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.
The Fund’s mission is “…to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”, our vision is “… socially and economically empower Kenyan women entrepreneurs for economic development.”
The key mandates are: provision of credit, capacity building of women borrowers, facilitation of local and international marketing, support linkages of women enterprises with big business and facilitation of development of infrastructure like markets, business incubators, etc. to support women businesses.
The organization now seeks to recruit dynamic and energetic Kenyans of unquestionable integrity who are passionate and committed to the cause of women empowerment and gender equality to fill the following positions which have arisen as a result of growth.

The Executive Secretary will be in charge of the day to day management of the Office of Chief Executive/Director and also provide backup Secretarial and Administrative Support to the Chairperson of the Fund’s Advisory Board.

Key responsibilities will be:

• Organize and maintain office systems and procedures,
• Coordinate the Chief Executive/Director’s diary and making appointments,
• Answer appropriately to enquiries from clients, leaders and other stakeholders,
• Assist in the preparation and organization of board meetings and other Fund functions,
• Maintain high degree of tidiness in the office and prepare routine correspondence.

Qualifications and Experience:
• A bachelors in Secretarial Studies/Social Sciences from a reputable University and a Diploma in Secretarial Studies,
• At least 5 years experience in reputable organizations,
• Proficiency in Ms. Office,
• Proven administrative and analytical skills,
• Ability to prioritize a busy workload and deliver on tight time scales,
• Demonstrate a high degree of sensitivity, confidentiality and integrity,
• Excellent communication skills – written and spoken Swahili and English, and
• Good interpersonal skills

Terms of Employment – 3 years renewable contract
The Fund will offer competitive market rate salary package.
Applicants are required to submit a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied with copies of testimonials and certificates addressed to:

P. O. BOX 17126-00100

The envelopes should be clearly marked “job application and the position applied for.” So as to reach us on or before 12th May, 2010. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any canvassing prior to or after the interviews will lead to automatic disqualification.
Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

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