Office Manager at MIH Internet EA Ltd

On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015



Naspers is a leading multinational media group, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). MIH Internet is a subsidiary of Naspers and we are the foremost ecommerce player in the African environment.


The Nairobi office is becoming the expansion hub of the rest of the Eastern Africa region. We are growing rapidly, and we need somebody who can to keep us organized while we revolutionize the online commerce industry in Africa.

So we therefore need a rock star!  ; A highly organized, flexible, detail oriented and enthusiastic person.

This role will work closely with the senior executives working to manage and facilitate the day-to-day activities that make our Nairobi office one of the best places to work;

  • Ensure consistent, high quality office supplies
  • Coordinate office events,
  • Manage team members’ schedules,
  • Book travel and accommodation both local and international
  • Take on projects as needed.
  • Manage Internet connectivity to ensure optimal service
  • Personal assistant role to Head of Country and heads of departments
  • Co-ordination of maintenance of facilities and equipment
  • Provide leadership and supervise staff working under you
  • Manage daily catering and weekly company social events
  • Reporting on activities and interventions on a monthly basis
  • Manage the intranet and co-ordinate staff requirements
  • Relieving reception duties as and when required
  • Be a culture carrier and have the ability to inspire others to take pride in the workplace
  • Manage relationships with landlords, external vendors (janitorial, security, catering, etc.) and internal partners such as IT and HR
  • Manage and negotiate vendor pricing, contracts, and agreements
  • Coordinate and lead logistical changes to the office such as space expansion, internal office moves, and new hire setups
  • Have the ability to wear five different hats in five minutes and enjoy it
  • Be focused and efficient while always having a “can-do” attitude
  • Add creativity, fun and a smile to all you touch

Person profile:

  1. A minimum of 5 years of experience managing facilities or in high end hospitality services settings, with at least 1 year in a high paced corporate environment such as a strategy consulting firm of a high tech startup environment
  2. An intrinsic eye for design
  1. A fanatical team player: Eagerness to work on a small but rapidly growing team
  1. Extraordinary attention to detail and organization
  1. Ability to stay calm under pressure
  2. You need to be prepared (and excited) about the fact that this is not a 9-5 position
  3. Methodical and thorough approach to work
  4. Good at juggling tasks and prioritizing

Other things we require of you…..

  • Strong desire to do lots of things while wanting to do more
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes
  • Passion for creating a winning culture and workplace
  • The ability to motivate and inspire people through any form of communication
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
  • Broad vision and ability to manage projects
  • The desire to be the person people go to for ‘everything’
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Computer literacy (Ms-word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel)

You have to be able to wear multiple hats…if there’s a project that needs an extra pair of hands, you will be it!

If you believe you are the missing link and would like to be part of our team, please forward a comprehensive CV listing relevant skills and experience with a cover letter to the attention of Human Resources department on email [email protected]

All applications must be clearly marked “OFFICE MANAGER” on the email subject

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON Wednesday 29th April, 2015

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