Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Programme Assistant

(Bilingual in English and French)

An international organization that supports research in developing countries invites applications for two positions in its regional office in Nairobi.

Duties and Responsibilities

The right candidate will be responsible for the following duties:
Providing a variety of administrative, coordination and logistical services in support of a number of programmes and contribute to their effectiveness by:
•maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the current activities of the relevant programme areas;
•liaising with other offices of the organisations as well as representatives from other partner institutions;
•maintaining the programme files, compiling and extracting information from files, publications, organisational databases and other sources;

•preparing correspondence;
•coordinating administrative and logistical needs for visitors;
•assisting supervisors with their travel arrangements;
•and, giving necessary inputs to the organisation of meetings and conferences.

Personal Specifications:

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:
•Be in possession of a Diploma in Business Administration or its equivalent
•Have at least five years’ experience relevant to the duties outlined above
•Possess good communication skills, both oral and written, and be a good team member
•Display strong analytical and organizational skills
•Have good experience of the internet as well as word processing, spread-sheet and database software
•Demonstrate ability to manage work with minimum supervision
•Only candidates who have excellent capacity in both English and
•French, orally and in writing, should apply.

Interested candidates should forward their applications to the address below including a full CV no later than 3 June 2012:

A French version is available by contacting the above email address.