Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya

Administrative Assistant


Serving as the principal liaison between the Kiboko Research Station team and CIMMYT-Kenya administrative team in Nairobi, the Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Research Station Manager, CIMMYT scientists, and research assistants to effectively implement administrative aspects of research station operations to facilitate the smooth execution of CIMMT’s activities at the Kiboko Research Station.

Duties and responsibilities

Human resources administration.

Maintain a systematic filing system for personnel and HR records of casual workers engaged at the Kiboko Research Station.

Coordinate engagement of casual workers as per the needs of scientists and technicians operating at Kiboko Research Station.

Ensure compliance with relevant HR policies and procedures, including occupational health and safety guidelines.

Maintain daily registers of casual workers and support the payroll process for casual workers.

Procurement and warehouse management

Coordinate timely procurement of goods and services as required for smooth operation of the research station and in strict compliance with CIMMYT policies and procedures.     

Diligently manage warehouse inventory in full compliance with established procedures and best practices.

Ensure proper recordkeeping of all inventory deposits, withdrawals, and disposals.

Finance and accounting.

Manage and account for the use of petty cash funds.

Coordinate with Finance Manager – Kenya and respective scientists / budget-holders to ensure proper accounting for usage of warehoused inventory and fuel supply.

Support administration of all assets located at the Kiboko Research Station.

Support the Research Station Manager to identify, prioritize, and implement ideas to improve operational efficiency and cost reduction.

Facilitate timely processing of utility bills.

Event management.

Assist in organizing meetings and training events at the Kiboko Research Station, and record the minutes of the meetings, as appropriate. 

Education, knowledge, and experience

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field.

At least 3 years experience in a demanding office setup.

Experience in farm operations is highly desirable.

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The application deadline is 10 Nov 2023