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Administrative Assistant

The Solidarity Center’s mission is to help build a global labor movement by strengthening the economic and political power of workers around the world through effective, independent, and democratic unions.

The Solidarity Center Kenya office is seeking candidates for the position of an Administrative Assistant.

This is primarily a support position for both Program and Financial staff with their day- to-day activities.

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the front office
  • Maintain an electronic diary of the Country Programs Director for the implementation of regional programs.
  • Maintain the office electronic share drive
  • Assist in production of well-written reports as needed
  • Maintain office files & documentation
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Coordinate office travel arrangements
  • Other duties assigned by the senior staff

Qualifications & Experience:

The Administrative Assistant must have a higher diploma in Business Management studies, or related fields and/or at least five (5) years equivalent work experience.

The candidate must be highly proficient in Microsoft office  computer programs and capable of managing multiple assignments simultaneously.

Ability to conduct internet research and excellent communication and writing skills in English and verbal skills in Kiswahili are required.

French and/or Arabic language skills will be an added advantage.

Proven ability to work well within a team as well as independently is also important.

Office Driver

The key roles for this position will be:
  • Provides safe, transport services for staff while discharging their official duties
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times
  • Assist as required, with logistics, program and admin functions in the office
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors whenever necessary
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to F & A Head on a regular basis
  • Other duties as assigned by the CPD

Qualifications & Experience:
  • A minimum of C grade in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education qualification
  • Mature and with over 7 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience in driving executives, expatriates and high ranking individuals
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili Languages
  • Should have a clean driving license Class BCE
  • Should have a valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police
  • Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules
  • Extensive Knowledge of routings in Kenya is required
  • Ability to work on weekends when necessary
  • Reliable, flexible and a committed person
  • Basic Motor Vehicle Mechanic and First Aid courses will be an added advantage 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications by email only and attach their Curriculum Vitae and names of three referees before closing date of April 2, 2014 to:

The Country Programs Director

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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