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Business Support Executive or Chief of Staff Job in Kenya

Our client, a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of a Business Support Executive or Chief of Staff.

Supervising Manager’s Title:Group CEO 

Supervising Manager: Group GM 

Job Profile: Provides executive support for all strategic, operational and corporate activities of the GCEO and to provide business management for other corporate functions which are not aligned with a specific job family. 

Job Scope: Research; Information Management; Project Management; Documentation; Coordination, Legal Oversight


1. Corporate Office
  • Serve as the Group CEO’s primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies, and also serve as a liaison to the rest of the executive leadership.
  • Coordinate the GCEO’s activities including operational, board and philanthropic engagements
  • Monitor and manage current and upcoming commitments by and to the GCEO
  • Attend selected meetings with the GCEO and capture the action points and follow through
  • Attend certain meetings, on behalf of the GCEO, with partners and stakeholders, local or international
  • Oversee the PA in facilitating the GCEO’s meetings & travel, including assuring all travel-related documents & logistics 
2. Business Development
  • Prepare briefs on any new business prospect before any meetings
  • Plan, coordinate and ensure the GCEO's schedule is practical
  • Follow up on actions and commitments made by the GCEO in regards to Business Development
  • Track the progress of identified networks / business development contacts 
3. Venture Development, Strategic Partnerships & Networking
  • Researches and provides reports to the GCEO and other EDs, on client and venture related issues
  • Prepare concept papers and business cases for new business ventures where applicable
  • Follow through on MOUs between partners to ensure completion of the process
  • Manage correspondence between the GCEO and strategic partners
  • Monitor the strategic partnership process flow actions & status 
4. Corporate Affairs & Legal
  • Assist in preparing information to the Board and Management
  • Respond to requests for information regarding the GCEO and the organization in General
  • Assist GCEO in engagements with authorities, stakeholders and the public
  • Ensure the company’s legal compliance and intellectual property protection in all engagements and operations 
5. Brand & Culture
  • Support the group’s corporate citizenship and CSI initiatives
  • Provide support to ensure group’s internal brand is managed and lived
  • Ensure the GCEO’s bio and online presence is kept current and relevant
  • Manage the GCEO’s talks and writing engagements and oversee his personal brand in general 
Essential Role Related Qualifications and Competencies:

  • University degree in a relevant subject in Commerce/Business Administration
  • Legal Training and experience an Advantage
  • Professional business training
  • MUST posses high emotional intelligence and resilience
  • MUST be highly discreet as a person and in handling confidential information
  • MUST be able to travel and to generally handle unpredictable hours
  • Proficient communicator at all levels, both verbal and written.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • High comfort level working in a diverse environment
  • Possess top-level interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to:

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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