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Administrative Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Administrative Assistant
2 year Fixed Term Contract

Sightsavers, an international development organization that promotes the prevention and cure of avoidable blindness, and promotes equality and opportunity for disabled people, seeks to recruit a self-motivated, intelligent, creative, very capable and well qualified reliable team player who is keen to develop a career in a dynamic organisation and challenging environment.
Reporting to the Finance & Support Services Manager, the incumbent will be expected to provide administrative support to the Sightsavers Nairobi Office. 

The key tasks includes;  
  • occupying the reception desk and welcoming any visitors to the office, 
  • ensuring timely opening of the office and availability of all essential services, supplies, stationery and amenities are available to staff and visitors, 
  • facilitating incoming and outgoing correspondence, 
  • facilitating travel needs of staff and visitors, 
  • monitoring completion of Sightsavers vehicles logbooks and maintenance checks reports, 
  • making requisitions for small petty cash payments, and 
  • facilitating meetings by ensuring adequate amenities (coffee, teas, lunches) are in place and taking minutes of discussions.
The ideal candidate who should be:
  • A Kenyan national will have a minimum of School Certificate of Education and diploma in secretarial management from a recognised institution or other relevant qualification.
  • Possess a minimum of 3 years working experience in secretarial support in a busy office environment.
  • Computer literate (knowledge of computer financial packages) with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Have commitment to work, high degree of integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • A team player, adaptable and able to relate with people from diverse backgrounds.
To apply for this post visit and download an application form. 

Please return the completed application form to with position title on the email subject line by 31st March 2015. 

Please do not attach CV or certificates.

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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