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AGRA PASS Program Executive Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 6, 2013


Executive Assistant, PASS ProgramThe Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is working with African governments, donors, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa through agricultural development targeted at resource poor farmers.

AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a regional office in Accra, Ghana and is opening several country-based offices.

AGRA is seeking to recruit an Executive Assistant, Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) who will be responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to the Program Director, PASS and a Program Officer.

In this capacity, the Executive Assistant, PASS must be a project professional, who consistently demonstrates the values of AGRA.
The Executive Assistant, PASS will report to the Program Director, PASS and will work closely with the Program, Administrative and Finance teams on all issues.This position is nationally recruited and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya on a three (3) year renewable contract.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day operational and administrative activities of the PASS Program by organizing the flow of work, prioritising incoming requests, maintaining Program Director’s diary, paper work and control system, and following up to ensure timely responses;
  • Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the PASS Program operations, responding and  / or re-routing general requests for information, electronic communication and facilitation, liaison with other AGRA Program offices, and representatives from other institutions;
  • Following up on actions required by the PASS Program, filing documents and maintaining the relevant files;
  • Coordinating the process of project/grant preparation for the program officer, PASS;
  • Managing the process of project completion reporting for which the Program is responsible;
  • Obtaining, compiling and extracting information from files, publications, library, databases, and other sources or as directed by the Program Director, PASS for use as necessary;
  • Coordinating administrative and logistical arrangements for visitors, including arranging appointments for the Program Director, PASS, compiling and providing information or relevant materials required and updating information regarding the Director’s  planned travel and meetings;
  • Working closely with the travel unit in organizing the Director’s and program visitors’ local and international travel  by providing timely information; contacting hosts and arranging hotel accommodation, appointments, and processing travel expenses;
  • Making necessary arrangements for PASS Program meetings, workshops and conferences, booking rooms, drafting agenda, compiling and distributing background documentation; and
  • Demonstrating flexibility in undertaking special assignments e.g. events, receptions for the Program Director, PASS and other activities as assigned.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Secretarial Studies, Social Sciences or a related discipline;
  • Formal secretarial training is preferred while a Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years’ proven experience providing administrative and personal assistant services to senior level staff in an International Not for Profit Organization;
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with the ability to use the Internet to obtain data and reference material;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail; and
  • A good command of English. A working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
For more information on this position, applicants can visitwww.agra.orgAn attractive remuneration package commensurate with the position’s responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number (Ref.: EA-PASS / 11-13) on your application letter.To be considered, your application must be received by 13 December, 2013 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
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