Administrative Assistant (1 Position)

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Opening date: February 8, 2021 Vacancy: CGHR /181/02/21

Project description: The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be conducting a large community-based study of Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB) aimed at reducing malaria transmission in western Kenya. The 3-year project is part of a larger international ATSB consortium involving three countries in Africa, and international partners in the UK and USA The project has an exciting opportunity for an administrative assistant as follows:

POSITION: Administrative Assistant (1 Position) J/G KMR 8
Reports to: Study PI
LOCATION: Kisumu

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
• Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial, and human resources policies and procedures.
• High level of proficiency in computer applications.

Key Skills and Competencies
• Strong communication and reporting skills
• Good interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills.
• Team player
• Excellent personnel and financial management skills
• Strong organizational, office and time management skills
• Ability to multi-task and take initiatives with minimal supervision.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Work with finance on activities related to budgets for new funding, project/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, developing and planning budgets for each project strategic area and assists in forecasting future resource needs.
• Track expenditure and prepare timely reports for submission to Project Manager, PIs, Partners and Donors
• Review financial and administrative vouchers and monitor MPESA payments.
• Recommend approvals of project operating invoices and vouchers for payment.
• Liaise with finance to ensure funds are available before processing LPOs and with relevant departments to ensure Request for Purchases is completed for timely procurement and delivery of project supplies.
• Maintain an inventory register and conduct unannounced inventories inspection to ensure all assets are available and maintained per schedule.
• Manage office transport, track vehicle and motorbike expenses and highlight concerns
• Liaise with Human Resource on hiring and orientation of project staff.
• Manage timesheet tracker per project and maintain leave schedules.
• Coordinate archiving of office records.
• Coordinate project meetings and take minutes.
• Facilitate processing of project staff travel requisitions.
• Coordinate clearance of visitors to the branch and liaise with relevant departments for clearance, work permits, hotel reservations, ground transportation and office space.
• Prepare welcome packets for visiting scientists.
• Generate reports on project expenditure
• Any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor

Terms of Employment: Contract for 1 year, renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service with a probation period in the first 3 months.

Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
• Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address.
• Letters of reference from your referees.
• Copies of Certificates and transcripts

Apply to Deputy Director, CGHR, PO Box 1578-40100, Kisumu not later than March 3, 2021. Submit your application including documents via Email address cghr@kemri.org

KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; WOMEN AND DISABLED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING AND PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST IMMEDIATELY TO RELEVANT AUTHORITY

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