KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) – Executive Administrative Assistant -Executive Assistant

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Summary:
OVERALL JOB PURPOSE:The Post holder will provide effective coordination, project management and administrative support to the Health Services Unit team. The position is also vital for effective liaisons between the Unit with the rest of the internal Programme functions externally with the Programme and partners and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g Degree in commerce, Business Administration/Management or equivalent.)
At least 8 years’ experience where there was responsibility for managing substantial projects to a successful conclusion
Accounting qualifications or demonstrable experience in managing accounts and planning and reporting expenditure
Experience in working with parties under sub-contract to ensure smooth running of projects and timely delivery of goals measured against milestones
Experience in general issues of human resources management
A high level of skill in use of basic Microsoft Office packages and excellent written and spoken English

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:
Experience in work in the health care / health research field
Experience in supervising more junior team members
Additional qualifications in project management an advantage
Experience in providing written reports to funding organisations

COMPETENCIES:
Excellent understanding of project management and ability to execute project plans
Strong planning and organisation skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and work within tight deadlines
Ability to work independently and to multi-task
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment and with multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships
Well-developed troubleshooting capacity and clarity of thought
Have high energy, clear goal orientation and strong work ethics

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
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All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews.

The application closing date is 9TH JULY, 2017.

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer. Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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