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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote British interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.
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    Executive Assistant

    The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

    Main purpose of job:

    In support of the objectives and priorities of the British High Commission Nairobi, the Executive Assistant will offer support on our cross-team work in preparation for Kenya’s participation in the upcoming Africa Investment Summit and the Economic Development Forum

    Roles and responsibilities

    • Provide administrative support in setting up meetings, taking notes, circulating and chasing action points
    • Update progress on various tracker documents,
    • Collate responses to London commissions.
    • Provide admin support to the Deputy Trade Commissioner for Africa.
    • Coordinate extensively with service units and liaise frequently with staff members across other sections within BHC Nairobi
    • Team diary coordination
    • Photocopying and dispatching correspondence
    • Booking official travel
    • Strong administrative skills,
    • Good administrative and IT Skills (a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential),
    • Oral and written communication and customer service skills.
    • Highly organised, able to take initiative and to work accurately within deadlines.
    • Able to obtain security clearance to Official-Sensitive
    • Desirable qualifications and experience
    • Good team player and previous experience in project management
    • Basic financial management skills
    • Able to work under minimal supervision
    • Diploma or Degree in Business Administration or related qualification
    Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) on to apply
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