Career Opportunities at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

Career Opportunities at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

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OFFICE ASSISTANT (1 Position) KMR/ 12 Vacancy No. FN-014-05-2020

  • Reports to: Study Administrator
  • Location: Kisumu
  • Duration: 1 Year Renewable Contract as per KEMRI Scheme of Service. The first 3 months is a probation period
  • Deadline: June 19, 2020

Overall job description

  • Provides efficient cleaning and messenger services focusing on achievement of great results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collection and delivery of mail and other materials as required from and to the post office, courier and other institutions like Kenya Power, KIWASCO.
  • Ensure the office surfaces, furniture, walls, doors, windows, curtains, kitchen, utensils, corridors, toilets and training venues are kept clean at all times
  • Cleaning office toilets and ensuring availability of toilet the rolls, soaps, washing liquid and hand towels when required.
  • Opening and closing of the office premises on time, and ensuring that all the office doors are securely locked when not in use closed.
  • Remain flexible and work additional hours when required
  • Provide efficient organization and cleaning services
  • Paying attention and ensuring hygienic standards of sanitary facilities at all times.
  • Maintaining the office garden, cutting grass short and trimming flowers.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the entrance and office environment.
  • Report on the stock status of the toilet rolls, and detergents.
  • Maintaining the organization of paper, documents and clean desks and offices
  • Photocopy and duplicating services
  • Ensuring that tea, water and refreshment are served and provided to the study staff as requested.
  • Supporting office hospitality during trainings and meetings.
  • Perform work related errands as requested.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum O-Level; with short training in any course,
  • Computer training as an added advantage

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Required Experience

  • At least one year of work experience preferably with a busy office environment.

Other Required Skills

  • Understanding of the study site operations, procedures and requirements
  • Efficiency in the delivery of all the listed services’
  • Focuses on results for the site and responds positively to feed back.
  • Flexible and highly organized.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a constructive positive attitude
  • He/ She demonstrates client oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and ability to
  • work with people from diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply

  • Applications to be done through the email hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org – (Indicate Position & Vacancy Number as the subject of your Email) .

Applicants should attach the following:

  • Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) and date available to start working for the study
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with Telephone number and e-mail address
  • Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers
  • Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable
  • A copy of National Identity card or passport
  • KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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