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Temporary Receptionist/ Switchboard Operator at Gap Recruitment Services Limited


Admin & Office

KES Confidential
2 weeks ago

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Gap Recruitment Services Limited is a leading recruitment firm in Kenya where International and local companies find just the right fit talent.


The receptionist/switchboard operator is responsible for operating the telephone switchboard, maintaining switchboard records, and carrying out reception duties. They report to the Head of Operational Management and are held accountable for the quality of their switchboard and reception work. They are expected to adhere to established rules and procedures for managing telephone traffic. As part of their role, the receptionist/switchboard operator makes decisions regarding call routing, refers visitors to the appropriate individuals or departments, and provides information as needed.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

To operate the telephone switchboard (both incoming and outgoing calls), keeps switchboard records (notes on complaints & international calls) and ensures the relievers know where to find all relevant telephone numbers To take messages on behalf of the staff members if so required (i.e., due to absence) To be in contact with telephone service provider in case of problems with lines which is also communicated to direct superior. To perform reception duties, i.e. welcome visitors and make sure they are attended to by their party in the Embassy To meet with courier services and prepare the necessary documents with regard to outgoing mail and file slips. To ensure that the internal telephone-, staff- and email lists are up-to-date (especially upon arrival of new personnel and departure of the same) To keep the chancery’s in/out-sign board up-to-date incl duty officer To assist General Affairs and other colleagues with some basic administration and standard letters Any other task assigned


Description of result areas:

To ensure smooth and correct transfer of telephone calls To ensure correct and timely mail traffic To ensure prompt and correct approach to colleagues and third parties, both on the phone and in reception area. To give proper and timely follow up to problems with telephone etc To act responsible with regard to operator/receptionist matters described in the job tasks

Description of competences:

Integrity Client orientation/client friendliness Ability to communicate orally Ability to cope with stress Ability to work with others Intercultural sensitivity Commitment to quality

Required Knowledge, skills and areas of experience:

At least 3 years of working experience as a receptionist or secretarial position Good knowledge of the English language both in speaking and writing Knowledge of the rules and procedures for telephone traffic. Computer literacy, mainly in MS Office system Skilled in speaking to telephone callers. Skilled in speaking to visitors. Integrity Client orientation Team work and commitment

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