British High Commission Political Support Officer Jobs in Kenya

British High Commission Political Support Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.

  • We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

  • We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

  • We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

  • We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow

    Main Purpose of Job

  • Providing support to the Political team to ensure smooth day to day running of the office.

  • Managing Political teams related resources and information to ensure delivery.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Political Team diary coordination

  • Arranging meetings, appointments and social events

  • Issuing invitations for official functions and keeping a record of guest lists

  • Photocopying, faxing, despatching correspondence

  • Distributing and collecting internal papers

  • Booking official travel and transport

  • Organising programmes for duty tours

  • Covering for PA/HC during periods of absence

  • Support to Visits Officer including ad-hoc airport meet and greets and cover when Visits Officer is on leave

  • Maintenance of Political Section’s contacts database

  • Ensure compliant record keeping and information management by team

    Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years Previous work experience as a Personal Assistant or Administrator;

  • An Undergraduate in Business Studies or similar;

  • A basic understanding of Kenya’s political landscape.

    Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to plan ahead and prioritise effectively

  • Organised and able to file methodically

  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and use initiative to chase up progress on tasks

  • Produces clear, accurate work paying attention to detail

  • Makes effective use of office IT systems and
    software relevant to the job. Understands how to use spreadsheets, databases and PowerPoint

  • Experience of financial and budget procedures and able to accurately manage budgets

  • Can support colleagues when under pressure and able to contribute to cross-team working

  • Can convey information accurately and concisely.

    Required Competencies

  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment

    Learning and Development Opportunities

  • To be agreed with the successful candidate, taking into account previous experience and business need.

    Working Patterns

  • Full-time hours required. However, flexible working arrangements welcome and can be discussed during the recruitment process.


  • Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment.

  • Entitlements are as follows:

  • Grades A2 (L) 25 days

  • In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year.

  • These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner.

  • A list of holidays is published each year.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Political Support Officer Jobs in Kenya

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