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IDRC Programme Assistant (Bilingual in English and French) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 15, 2013

Programme Assistant
(Bilingual in English and French)
IDRC an international organization that supports research in developing countries invites applications for the position of Program Assistant to be based at the regional office (ROSSA) 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 organisation 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 Degree 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, spreadsheet 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 31 December 2013: [email protected]
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