Personal Assistant, Branch Compliance Officer at Oxford University Press (OUP)

On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest university press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford. 
It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
OUP East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission in research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya and within the region. 

OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position Personal Assistant.


  • This is a middle level position and we therefore desire to have a dedicated and technically skilled business professional with a versatile administrative support skill set developed through experience as an office manager, secretary, administrative assistant and office clerk.
  • Excel in resolving employer challenges with innovative solutions, systems and process improvements proven to increase efficiency, customer satisfaction and the bottom line.
  • Excellent numeracy skills with knowledge and skills in the preparation and maintenance of records and reporting on same.
  • Offer advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite and other applications/systems while ensuring excellent brand image.
Key responsibilities:
  • Office & Records Management
  • Teambuilding & Supervision
  • Staff Development & Training
  • Policies & Procedures Manuals
  • Report & Document Preparation
  • Spreadsheet & Database Creation

Knowledge, skills and abilities

The position requires an appropriate bachelor’s degree in the field of Humanities & Social Sciences, with three (3) or more years’ experience in Office Management and a proven track record of consistent high performance. 

In addition, the individual must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the Publishing Industry in the Region

If you are a results-oriented Personal Assistant professional with the stated qualifications and are passionate to provide high quality solutions to ever-changing customer needs in a fast-paced organization, then forward your letter of application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to [email protected] or send to: 

HR and Administration Manager, 
Oxford University Press EA Ltd, 
The Oxford Place, 
Elgon Road, Upper Hill, 
P.O. Box 72532 – 00200, 


Deadline: 10th April, 2014

OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional to the position of Branch Compliance Officer.

Summary of the position: This is a key position contributing towards fulfilling the mission of OUPEA. 

The job holder is responsible for the implementation of the OUPEA Corporate Compliance Program, for establishing standards and procedures to avoid illegal, unethical and improper conduct and for ensuring these standards are communicated and institutionalized throughout the branch and those we work with. 
The BCO will report to the Divisional Compliance Officer, based at the Africa Regional Headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Implementing the Corporate Compliance Program in line with OUP Group requirements
  • Communicating the OUP Code of Conduct in the branch and to those we work with
  • Ensuring that the branch conducts business in an ethical way
  • Ensuring consistent adherence to all local and international legislation
  • Training staff on the program
  • Interacting with advisors to be able to assess legal requirement and other regulations in Kenya
  • Ability to keep current with the latest guidelines by OUP Group and local laws on Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes.
The Person

The position requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least four years relevant experience. 

The ideal candidate should have at least three years experience in management, budget monitoring and control, and project planning and management. 
Internal audit or other related control function responsibility will be an added advantage. 
In addition, the individual must demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of the publishing industry in Kenya.

The Offer
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of the email or cover letter on or before 10th April 2014. 

Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be emailed to [email protected]

Applicants will also be required to provide the following:

  • A reference letter from their immediate past employer.
  • A character reference from an individual who has known the applicant for at least 3 years.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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