The Kenya High Commission in London Job Vacancy

POSITION: Secretary/Administration Assistant -Head of Chancery Office


The Secretary/Administrative Assistant shall under the direction and control of the Head of Chancery with coordination of the Confidential Secretary perform the following duties and responsibilities: –

a) Assist and compliment administrative duties at the office of the High Commissioner.

b) Maintain Head of Chancery diary including scheduling appointments and meeting.

c) Type correspondences and reports for the Head of Chancery and any other officer.

d) Handle, manage and distribute the Head of Chancery mail and communications.

e) Answer telephone calls and other inquiries from electronic communication directed to the Head of Chancery

f) Receive visitors for Head of Chancery and extend courtesies including refreshments.

g) Assist in organisation of events and programs for the Head of Chancery.

h) Assist process duty waiver for eligible purchases by the Mission using Foreign Office clearance – C426 issued by Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

i) Assist process notification and applications forms and other documents for arrival and departure of officers, diplomatic cards, diplomatic driving permit, Airport ID pass, certificate of sponsorship and any other related document.

j) Perform any other duties as directed by the Head of Mission or any responsible officer.


1.      KCSE grade C or its Equivalent in GCSE.

2.      High grades in English, business, IT or information science may be beneficial.

3.      Office or administrative work experience;

4.      Any secretarial training


1.      Good communication, customer service and relationship-building skills,

2.      Organisation and time management skills, Attention to detail, Negotiation skills, assertiveness, Flexibility

3.      Tact, discretion and diplomacy.

4.      The ability to be proactive and use your initiative:

5.      The ability to use standard software package   (like Microsoft Office) and to learn bespoke packages if required.


Typewriting, Shorthand (optional), Data Processing, Computer application, Office Practice, Secretarial duties, Commerce and Business English.


This position is for a duration of twenty three (23) months, and the successful applicant(s) will be subject to Kenya High Commission Terms and Conditions of Service, as well as applicable UK laws and regulations.

Applicants should submit letter of application indicating post applied for and attach curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, proof of residency and permission to undertake employment in United Kingdom and any other relevant testimonials to:

Kenya High Commission

45 Portland Place,


and send scanned copies to:

Applications should reach the Kenya High Commission on or before 18th December, 2020 latest 12:00pm GMT.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview during, which they will be required to produce original academic and professional certificates, proof of residency and permission to undertake employment in United Kingdom.

Successful candidates are expected to start working by 2nd January, 2021.

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