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The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) was established in 1964 as a Department under the then Ministry of Education.

This establishment was subsequent to Kenya’s Membership to UNESCO in April 7, 1964 as the 73rdMember and in line with UNESCO Constitution of 1945.

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Over the years, KNATCOM has continued to promote and coordinate UNESCO’s activities in Kenya and supported UNESCO’s agenda at the international levels.

At the same time, KNATCOM is also the point of contact for the Association for Development of Education for Africa (ADEA) and the Commonwealth.

Job Reference Number: KNCU/39/2022

Job Grade:  KNC 11


  • Gross pay Ksh. 22,900 – 32,000
  • Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary
  • Medical Allowance – As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
  • Group Life & Accident Cover – As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
  • Terms Permanent and Pensionable

About Job

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The office assistant is responsible for the following functions:

  • cleanliness of offices, equipment/apparatus when need be;
  • office waste management;
  • habitable office conditions;
  • movement of office equipment, furniture and orderly arrangement;
  • meeting venues timely arrangement;
  • keeping inventory of kitchen equipment;
  • office beverage and snacks preparation; and
  • office and messengerial duties.

Duties and Responsibilities of the UNESCO Office Assistant

This is the entry position for Office Assistants. An Officer at this level will work under supervision of a Senior Officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • cleaning offices, machines/ equipment/apparatus;
  • collecting and disposing waste;
  • dusting offices and ensuring habitable office conditions;
  • moving or carrying office equipment, furniture and ensuring orderly arrangement and dispatching letters;
  • arranging for meeting venues professionally and timely;
  • keeping inventory of kitchen equipment;
  • preparing and serving office tea;
  • performing office and messengerial duties; and
  • any other duties as may be assigned

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • at least a mean Grade D+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • proficiency in English and Kiswahili languages;
  • good inter-personal skills;

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Neatness
  • Time management
  • Customer care
  • Etiquette

How To Apply

For more details on the above advertised posts, Download the KNATCOM vacancies September-October 2022 Job specification and Description.pdf

For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website: www.unesco.go.ke/careers

All applications should reach the Commission on or before Thursday 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.

Note: Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

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