Program Assistant (DOJ) – All Interested Applicants
Job TypeFull Time
Job FieldProject Management
Under the supervision of the DOJ/OPDAT Resident Legal Advisor (RLA), the incumbent serves as Program Assistant (PA) for DOJ/OPDAT performing diverse program management activities for DOJ/OPDAT. As such, the PA will assist the RLAs and Legal Advisor (LA) in planning and coordinating all aspects of DOJ/OPDAT Kenya programs including organizing events, administrative work, budgeting, tracking expenses and relations within the interagency and with the government of Kenya.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Three years’ experience handling administrative work to include experience with planning conferences and workshops is required.
Candidate must be: highly organized, have good word processing skills, and be able to organize large volumes of information; have a working knowledge of the Kenyan criminal justice process, and familiarity with Kenyan courts, law enforcement or prosecution services.
Bachelor’s Degree in business management, business administration, development, project management
English level IV (Fluent, Reading/Speaking/writing) is required. (This may be tested).
Kiswahili Level III (Good working knowledge, Reading/Speaking/writing) is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Highly organized, strong communications skills, service oriented attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and poise are required. Strong writing skills in English required. Excellent computer software skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office. Good word processing, proof reading, and filing skills are required. Ability to lift moderately heavy items is required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
MODE OF APPLICATION
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About Embassy of The United States
The Embassy of the United States of America to Kenya, located in Nairobi, is home to the diplomatic mission of the United States to the Republic of Kenya. The embassy opened in central Nairobi on 2 March 1964, when the United States established diplomatic relations with Kenya.