Finance & Administration Assistant Job Vacancy – USAID Funded PMI VectorLink Kenya Project
Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria.
Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world.
Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic.
Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
The PMI VectorLink Kenya Project is led by Abt Associates, an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
Abt Associates Inc. seeks candidates for its phase two recruitment for the USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Kenya Project in the following positions.
Under the supervision of the Country Finance & Administration Manager, the Finance & Administration Assistant will provide a wide range of administrative and logistical support to the PMI VectorLink Project Office in Kisumu.Perform general clerical duties, to include but not be limited to photocopying, scanning, faxing, filing, and mailing.
Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
Provide office administrative support including organization and facilitation for internal meetings, drafting agendas, and taking minutes;
Maintain hard copy and electronic versions of a project archive, including contract and subcontract documents, client approvals, consultant documents, travel files, procurement files, project deliverables, project reports , and minutes of meetings.
Manage and document correspondences between project offices, the home office, the client, other partners, and stakeholders.
Answer incoming telephone calls, take complete and accurate messages for people who are not available, and ensure they receive the messages.
Coordinating air travel, taxi and office transport for staff
Overseeing day-to-day office administrative services
Greet, advice, and escort guests.
Purchase, store and distribute office supplies.
Ensure timely settlement of office bills.
Make logistical arrangements for project staff traveling outside their region or for international visitors.
Prepare and send pouches to counties as needed.
Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification requirements include the following:
High School degree with a Diploma in Business Related field highly desirable.
At least one (1) year prior experience in office administration.
Knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data processing and graphical presentation software.
Ability to assess problems and develop solutions.
Excellent inter-personal communication skills and excellent organization skills.
Preference for candidates who have experience that relates to USAID-funded projects or other international development experience.
Fluency in English.
Duty Station / Location: Kisumu, Kenya
How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to VectorControl_Kenya@abtassoc.com with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line e.g. “Office Manager” by COB Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.
Please note that where there are multiple duty locations indicated for a position advertised above, the candidate is encouraged to state the most preferred duty location in the subject line as well.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Equal Opportunity Employer: As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm’s values, mission, and strategies.
Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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