Mercy Corps Office Assistant Jobs in Mombasa, Kenya

Mercy Corps Office Assistant Jobs in Mombasa, Kenya

About Mercy Corps:

  • Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to be stronger and have a long-term impact.

  • Mercy Corps began working in Kenya in 2008 and has to date built a robust and diverse portfolio in working to enable Kenyans affected by poverty, resource scarcity and conflict – in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized communities – to be healthy, productive and to drive peace and development of their communities.

  • To do this, we deliver integrated programming to strengthen resilience, market and governance systems, address the root causes of conflict, and equip vulnerable populations- in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized social groups- with the skills, opportunities and resources they need to be healthy, productive and to drive the development of their communities.

  • Mercy Corps Kenya also collaborates with neighboring countries to implement a number of multi-country and cross-border programs.

    The Program / Department:

  • The Operations Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the operations functions. The overriding objective for all administration and logistics operations is the prompt and effective provision of support services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.

    The Position:

  • The Office Assistant will be responsible for office cleaning, preparing tea/coffee and general office assistance functions for the Mercy Corps Mombasa office.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Overall responsible for all general office assistance aspects of Mercy Corps’ office support functions in Mombasa in compliance with MC Administration and in-country policies.

    Office Maintenance

  • Clean dishes in the kitchen;

  • Clean washrooms and kitchen daily;

  • Empty garbage cans and dust bins daily;

  • Clean and dust work stations in the office daily;

  • Clean and neatly organize meeting room(s).

  • Clean the refrigerator, microwave and other appliances
    in use in the office premises;

  • Track the office cleaning supplies and replenish the same;

  • Report items and assets in need of repair & maintenance.

    Kitchen Functions

  • Prepare tea for the office staff;

  • Prepare and serve refreshments for meetings;

  • Maintain stock of kitchen items and consumables and replenish the same;

    General Office Assistance

  • Perform receptionist duties when required;

  • Deliver documents among departments on request;

  • Make photocopies on request;

  • Refill papers in printers and photocopiers;

  • Attend to minor maintenance work;

  • Issue and track office stationery.


  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;

  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.


  • Reports Directly To: Finance and Support Services Officer

  • Works Directly With: All team members at the field office

    Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

  • Mercy Corps team members, we are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in designing, monitoring, and evaluating our field projects.

    Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

  • Certificate/diploma in business administration or related field

  • A minimum of two years working experience in general office assistance;

  • Basic computer skills are required;

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Fluency in English and Swahili languages (both written and spoken).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Office Assistant Jobs in Mombasa, Kenya

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