Executive Assistant Job in Kenya – USAID


Executive Assistant

Date
Posted: September 8, 2021

Application
Deadline: September 22, 2021

Mission for Essential
Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a Christian not-for-profit organization based in
Nairobi, Kenya. It is a Registered Trust of Kenya Conference of Catholic
Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK).
  The Organisation’s core mandate is being a reliable supply chain
for quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance
and Health Advisory Services. 

MEDS was established in 1986 and serves
clients spread all over Kenya and other regions in Africa.

MEDS has entered into a
Contract with USAID Kenya and East Africa named USAID Accountable Supply Chain for
Health Program in Kenya
. Project mandate is to Procure, Warehouse,
Distribute and Monitor HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Maternal/Neonatal/Child
Health (MNCH) commodities in furtherance of the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Program in Kenya.

MEDS seeks to recruit
the position of Executive Assistant to implement this Project:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform secretarial and administrative duties for smooth running of Project Director Office
  • Manage Project Director’s calendar
  • Take and prepare minutes of the Project team and other meetings pertaining to Project Director’s Office for reference
  • Prepare correspondence on behalf of the Project Director, including drafting of general replies
  • Screen, investigate and synthesize information on various issues pertaining to Project Director’s Office to facilitate decision making
  • Follow-up implementation of agreed decisions for improvement of systems
  • Receive and distribute mail to facilitate timely action and smooth flow of information
  • Organize Project Meetings for smooth running of activities
  • Gather information on operational issues and inform the Project Director to facilitate decision making
  • Support meetings by drafting and sending agendas, assist with preparation of presentations, and support production and timely delivery of follow-up communications

Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent and Diploma in Secretarial Studies
  • At least 5 years administrative and management experience in a busy senior office
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, discretion and confidentiality, mental resilience and highly organized

How To Apply

If you fit the above
position, please submit your application including a detailed Curriculum Vitae
stating your current position, salary, email address and telephone contacts. In
addition, provide a copy of your National Identity Card and names and contacts
of three (3) Referees (one of whom must be a professional who has supervised
you at some point and another one be a Senior Religious Leader who knows you very
well). Submit applications as indicated below.

To: Managing Director

Mission for Essential
Drugs and Supplies

P.O. Box 78040, 00507
Nairobi, Kenya or E-mail: : 
USAID-MEDS@meds.or.ke

By:   22nd September
2021

Only candidates
shortlisted for interview will be contacted


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