Save The Children Careers: Administration Assistant

Position: Administration Assistant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 12 Months (Renewable subject to performance and funding availability)

Application Deadline: 3rd February 2021

Role Purpose:

The Administration Assistant reports to the HR/Administration Coordinator. The role holder well be responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative support to the country office. The role holder will ensure all Administration Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to. The Administration Assistant should ensure all measures are taken to meet timely service. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

Key Areas Of Accountability:

General Office Management

  • Manage the office switchboard, answer telephones and direct calls to relevant persons.
  • Greet and welcome all Kenya Country Office (KCO) visitors and direct them to the relevant staff/persons.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the front office is tidy and clean at all times.
  • Manage the office switchboard, answer telephones and direct calls to relevant persons.
  • Send and receive office mail and parcels via courier and maintain a tracker for the same.
  • File and maintain files of front desk documents.

Payment of Utilities

  • Processing invoices related to domestic flight booking and Nairobi accommodation bookings within 14 days of invoicing.
  • Updating domestic flight costed bookings on a monthly basis and sharing the sae with the HR and Admin Coordinator.

Travel and Accommodation

  • Make accommodation bookings for National staffs visiting Nairobi Office.
  • Domestic flight bookings for Kenya Country Office staffs and visitors.

Qualifications And Experience

  • A first degree in business administration, Human Resource Management or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a similar role in an International NGO.
  • Possess proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong and proven experience in people and relationship management.
  • Ability to manage multiple requests and to liaise with several different departments.
  • Assertive and pro-active, with the ability to work on own initiative with little supervision.
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information.
  • Ability to cope with varying workloads and interruptions and to organize activities to provide efficient services
  • Good communication  skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience of working within a team and team building
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • A willingness to travel occasionally to field area offices.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and other Global Policies
  • Commitment to Save the Children Value

How to apply

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Note To Applicants

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever.

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