Administrative Assistant

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Company:U.S. Embassy Nairobi
Category:Administrative and Clerical
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned
Location:Nairobi

Job details

Qualifications Required:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  • Completion of high school is required. College studies in secretarial and/or business administration is also required.
  • At least two years of experience in office management and/or administrative work, including financial management is required.

?    Level IV (Fluent) English and Level III (Good working knowledge) Kiswahili is required.

Other Criteria

  • Must have knowledge of general administrative practices, principles, and administrative management.
  • Must have knowledge of budgeting.
  • Must be computer-literate with mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and Power Point.
  • Must be able to operate digital sender and other office equipment.
  • HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: 

 

Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

 

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

 

  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • AEFM / USEFM
  • FS on LWOP**

 

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

Additional Selection Criteria:

  • Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
  • Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
  • Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
  • Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
  • Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  • Applicants must be available for an interview and for proficiency testing as required by the selecting official.

For more information, visit; https://ke.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

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