Administrative Secretary at African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF)

On Monday, August 12th, 2013
The African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF) is a research, data resource, reflection and policy debate institution devoted to the resolution of the governance and development issues confronting policy – makers and societies in the East African Community (EAC) and the Great Lakes Region.
ARRF wishes to fill the following position at the secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya 
Administrative Secretary
Initial Contract: 1 Year, renewable 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Officer, the responsibilities of the Administrative Secretary include general administrative support to staff, events & assets management, correspondence & cash handling as well as document development. 
The position holder will also perform liaison functions on behalf of ARRF with partners, suppliers and service providers. 
He or She will also be involved in coordination of procurement activities in line with ARRF procedures. 
Requirements for the position: 
A Higher diploma in Business Administration or related management course, with at least three (3) years experience or a Diploma in Administration with (5) years relevant experience in a busy organization, preferably a research institution. 
Working knowledge of Office management computer packages will be required. 
Candidates will have to demonstrate their abilities to communicate effectively, orally and in writing as well as good interpersonal skills. 
CPA 1 or ACCA qualifications and knowledge of Quick books accounting package will be an added advantage.
To apply for this position, please send an application letter, together with an updated CV, salary history and at least three referees.
Applications should be sent either by post or e-mail to: by e-mail, to
The Chief Executive Officer
African Research and Resource Forum (ARRF)
Hse. No. 305, Mt. View Estate, Off Waiyaki Way
P. O. Box 57103 – 00200 
Nairobi, Kenya
To reach us by 15th August 2013
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