Riara Group – Administrative Assistant

The Riara Group of Schools, a leading institution in the education industry, is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of an Administrative Assistant. This will be a short term contract. The right candidate should be competent in working with an Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities
a) Receive telephone calls and take messages in the absence of the Director.
b) Read, monitor and respond to email on behalf of the Director.
c) Plan and organize meetings, appointments and prepare traveling itineraries where necessary.
d) Take minutes during staff meetings, type and distribute them accordingly.
e) Prepare presentations where required to.
f) Manage and review filing.
g) Order stationery and office equipment as and when needed.
h) Maintain a neat, clean office at all times.

Qualifications Knowledge and Experience:
i. A Diploma or Higher National Diploma in Business Administration, or relevant qualifications from a recognized university
ii. Minimum 3 years’ experience working at a similar level
iii. Must be proficient in MS Office Suite of Packages
iv. Must have accuracy and keen attention to detail
v. Excellent time management and organizational skills
vi. Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision
vii. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
viii. Excellent time keeper and customer oriented.
ix. Professional appearance

Relevant Skills
a) Interpersonal skills – must be able to communicate to external clients, upper management and other employees.
b) Organizational skills – must be able to schedule meetings, file, make travel plans and keep the Director organized.
c) Communication skills – must be able to develop superior communication, take minutes and listen well.
d) Attention to detail
e) Discretion – position holder will be privy to information that must be protected, so being able to maintain utmost confidentiality and exercise discretion is essential for success in this job.
f) Computer Skills – must demonstrate ability to write emails, print and scan documents, create PowerPoint documents and use a variety of computer packages.

Application Procedure:
Qualified candidates to send applications;- updated Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter, current and expected remuneration and contact details of 3 referees to recruitment@riaraschools.ac.ke with subject of the email as Administrative Assistant by close of business on Wednesday, 29th March 2017.

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