Administrative Assistant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya Freedom House - TopicsExpress


Administrative Assistant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free. Position Summary The Administrative Assistant will perform duties necessary to day-to-day administration of Freedom House’s Nairobi office. She/he will provide administrative and logistical support for East and Horn of Africa programs. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Project Director. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field Minimum six months related experience or combination of education, training and experience Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing Mastery with MS Office Suite specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Ability to learn database and other specialized software Strong ability to enforce and adhere to security procedures Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet all goals and deadlines Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times Some Duties and Responsibilities Assist with logistics for projects such as coordinating travel arrangements for FH staff and partner organizations, booking venues for events, coordinating transportation, etc. Assist with financial management for the office, including preparation of backup documentation for financial reports and data entry Develop and maintain the project and contacts database Manage procurement of office stationary, supplies, and equipment Monitor and ensure efficient maintenance of office equipment, facilities, IT, security, etc. Maintain adequate insurance for all FH equipment Provide research assistance and participate in events related to projects as needed Other related duties as assigned. How to apply: Qualified and Interested applicants We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: recruiting [at] or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-074 Administrative Assistant in the subject line. Closing date: 30 Oct 2013 Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted
Posted on: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:42:39 +0000

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