Position title: Office Assistant

Project: Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program

Location: Nakuru, Kenya

Job Description

To provide basic support to Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program Project staff in maintaining the office: including general cleaning, handling mail and receptionist services at the switchboard, maintaining orderly appearance and functioning of the reception and common areas. Provides general staff support as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare coffee, tea, or other refreshments to staff and meetings and ensuring the meeting room is cleared thereafter.
  • In charge of making sure the printing/documentation/photocopying area is well organized and mail in the pigeonholes is well organized.
  • Monitors and ensures adequate cleaning of kitchens and washroom supplies.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the offices, dusting of all computers and telephone heads.
  • Checks to see that all windows are closed rightly.
  • Ensure that all general public areas are neat and clean.
  • Handles pick-up and delivery of items for the office as required.
  • Assist in photocopying and scanning and maintaining the copier machines, notifying the Administrative Associate when service and supplies are required.
  • Assist in operating switchboard, directing incoming and outgoing calls as required by caller, determines the nature of the call, and decides on appropriate routing.
  • Assist in receiving and screening all incoming visitors in accordance with FHI 360’s security procedures to identify them and determine the nature of their visit. Keeps a log of all visitors showing their name, time of arrival, who they visited and time of departure.
  • Responds to general inquiries regarding Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program.
  • Assist Admin in physical asset verification and tagging of assets.
  • Processing of DA1 Forms.
  • Ensure all invoices received are recorded, supporting documentation attached and forwarded to Finance.
  • Assist in the procurement process (requesting for quotations, attach supporting documentations forward for approval by management/Finance/Bid Evaluation Committee, confirmation of goods/service received against LPOs etc).
  • Support in updating stationery/sundries in the store, issuing of stationery to staff and preparation of list for re-order level.
  • Ensuring supplies received are put away in the store or distributed to the users accordingly.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Finance Manager.

Qualifications

  • Clear speaking voice, neat and pleasant appearance.
  • Good understanding of basic grammar.
  • Ability to deal congenially and effectively with people, both in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to be consistently organized, diplomatic and conscientious.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Able to report to work and maintain time schedule and work extra hours as needed.
  • Willing to learn, use and maintain office machines and assume responsibilities as skill increase.
  • Willingness and interest in supporting Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo programs and goals.
  • Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • Secondary school ‘O’ level graduate or equivalent years of relevant experience; plus, a minimum of three years working with a public or private organization as a receptionist.
  • Experience with switchboard equipment will be an added advantage.
  • Must have a valid certificate of good conduct valid within the year.
  • Prefer experience with medium-to-large sized international organization.
  • Experience must reflect knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

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