Bilingual Assistant to the SPINAP Programme Coordination Unit - Nairobi 

Job title: Bilingual Program Assistant(BPA)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: 07 March

BAR is recruiting a bilingual program assistant (BPA) for its Support Program for Integrated Action Plans on Avian and Human Influenza (SPINAP –AHI) within the Animal Health Unit based in Nairobi.

The BPA will work in the program coordination unit (PCU) to provide day to day support to the program coordinator (PC) ensuring smooth flow of information and timely delivery of activities between the PCU and the target countries.

Mandatory skills:

Computer literacy in particular MS-Office, databases and e-filing

- Previous experience in program support/management

- Office organisation/management

- Reporting and minute taking

- Negotiation and team skills

- Excellent interpersonal skills

- Ability to organize and motivate others

- Good planning, accurate judgement and quick action skills

Major duties and responsibilities:

- Function as the main assistant to the PC

- Ensure in coordination with the PC efficient communication with all program staff, implementing partners and other stakeholders

- Provide all round day to day office support to the PCU

- Coordinate with the relevant units all PCU logistics and other relevant activities

- Write reports and develop other program documents as required

- Any other duties delegated by the program coordinator and the head of animal health unit from time to time

The incumbent reports to the program coordinator

Educational qualifications:

Holder of a degree in business administration, management or any relevant combination of qualifications.

Additional qualifications in project management and the logical framework is an added advantage.

Work experience:

Position requires experience, good training, self-motivation and a high degree of personal organisation.

Experience in multi-cultural settings is an important added advantage.

Language requirement:

Qualification in both English and French demonstrated by certificates from recognized institutions as well as fluency is mandatory.

Attributes: Energetic, excellent communicator and adept at multi-tasking Age requirement: Candidates should be mature and preferably aged between 30 and 40 years old.


The African Union Commission is an equal opportunities employer.

Submit your applications to: applications[at] For application guidelines, visit: African Union/Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR) Website

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