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Swisscontact Administrative and Logistics Assistant Job

Swisscontact Kenya is implementing an employer-led Dual Apprenticeship Programme for the construction industry that will run from 1st April 2022 to 31st December 2025. The aim of the project is to promote socio – economic prosperity through development of a skilled workforce that meets the evolving industry demands, starting with improving skills for young plumbers and electricians.

Job details:

Job title: Administrative and Logistics Assistant

Employment duration: 1 year with possibility of renewal depending on performance.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting: The Logistics and Administrative Assistant will work under the general guidance of Project Manager, Regional Administrator and direct supervision of Procurement and HR Officer.

Job Summary:

The Administrative and Logistics Assistant will provide administrative and logistics services, ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work and support a dynamic project team in realizing the strategic plan of implementing a sustainable Dual Apprenticeship Training Program in Kenya;

Roles and Responsibilities:

The specific tasks to be undertaken by the Administrative and Logistics Assistant include:

Coordination and Logistics

  • Assist in administrative and logistical arrangements for the project and general office events e.g. renting of premises, arrangement of accommodation, transportation, and providing complete financial documents on time;
  • Assist in organizing competitive selection of a venue services for the conferences, workshops, and trainings upon request and according to the established procurement procedures;
  • Assist in travel arrangements including liaison between travel agency for a route selection, and purchase of tickets for participants and experts according to the established travel procedures;
  • Assist in maintenance of proper filing system for administrative, finance and project documentation
  • Assist in organizing storage of all goods procured, maintain and update inventory list in accordance requirements
  • Conduct physical stock count every end of the week;
  • Scheduling, coordinating, booking meeting rooms and informing team members about meeting arrangements;
  • Schedule and coordinate transport and vehicle plan with the driver;
  • Support with timesheets preparations.
  • Maintain office supplies inventory, including toner for office equipment (printers, photocopiers) as well as kitchen supplies.

Front Desk

  • Answer and forward calls in a professional manner and check general voicemail;
  • Receive visitors in a professional and friendly manner;
  • Organize for visitor refreshments with the office assistant
  • Ability to give general project information to visitors and callers upon enquiry

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The Administrative and Logistics Assistant serves as a representative of Swisscontact, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with all internal and external stakeholder in all environments. As required by the position, S/he also maintains confidentiality on all matters.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

1. Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized activities related to administration and logistics including monitoring office tools.
  • General IT working skills
  • Ability to provide input to business processes.

2. Leadership and Self-Management

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and with good humour even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view

Required Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent disciplines.

At least 2 years of proven experience in administration and logistics;

Proficiency in written and spoken English language.

o Ability to use information and communication technologies as a tool and resource;

o Ability to work in a team, under pressure and uphold ethics and honesty

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