Temporary Office Assistant Job in Kenya

Closing
date: January 22, 2021 

HIAS
Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) – Kenya Office

VACANCY
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Job
Title:
 Temporary Office Assistant

Reporting
to
: Administration and Logistics Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 3 months’ contract with possibility of renewal subject to
availability of funding and performance

Introduction

HIAS is an international not for profit organization with a vision for a
world in which refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers find welcome,
safety and freedom. HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the
mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through protection, resilience, economic
inclusion and provision of durable solutions.

Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This
rights-based approach, based on international human rights, humanitarian and
refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on
refugee protection. This framework prioritizes programming impact that ensures
forcibly displaced people realize their potential and become contributors to
society, with this impact being achieved through the realization of legal and
civil rights and social and economic rights including through 1) the right to
protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery
from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency
and inclusion.

The overall goal of HIAS’ global GBV Prevention and Response programming is
for forcibly displaced refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities to
pursue their potential and to access their human and legal rights, free from
violence and oppression. This means HIAS GBV programming works to ensure;

(1) Forcibly displaced women, girls, sexual
and gender minorities face a reduced risk of GBV,

(2) Survivors of sexual and physical
violence have access to coordinated psychosocial, health, and legal services,

(3) Family, community, and institutions
support refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in accessing and
using their rights.

HIAS uses a survivor-centered, community-based approach. Our programs
consider the voices and needs of survivors and prioritize their leadership in
program design and implementation. HIAS works with communities’ natural systems
in order to optimize support for survivors, building partnerships to promote
and protect the rights of survivors, women, girls, sexual and gender minorities.
This approach enables HIAS to meet the safety, psychosocial, economic, and
justice needs of survivors; facilitate their access to appropriate care; and
empower communities to lead efforts that challenge beliefs, attitudes, and
behaviors that perpetuate or condone violence against women, girls, sexual and
gender minorities in the community.

HIAS seeks to recruit an Office Assistant who will be responsible for
ensuring high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the premises. This
position is on a 
temporary basis,
as the person will be filling in for the drivers/dispatch officers who are not
available because of either; vacation leave, illness or busy schedules.

Main
Duties & Responsibilities

· Develop routines to ensure all common areas of the safe house are
maintained to a high standard of cleanliness.

· Assist in the general cleanliness of the offices

· Ensuring the availability of cleaning supplies in all sanitary places

· Use cleaning materials and consumables economically

· Disinfect drains and dustbins regularly

· Empty general waste refuse bins and make sure all refuse is disposed of
promptly and using proper disposal methods.

· Any other duties assigned.

Job
Specification
· Minimum of secondary school education

· Certificate in house keeping

· Experience as a cleaner/Office Assistant for not less than 1 year

Skills
and Competencies

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Demonstrated ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks
simultaneously

· Outstanding customer service skills

· Proven ability to work effectively individually and with a team

· Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

How to
Apply

Please send a cover
letter and resume to 
[email protected] indicating the
Vacancy Number 
HRTK/T-OA/01/2021 on the subject line.

Closing Date: 22nd January
2021 5.00pm

Applications not bearing
this subject label will not be considered.

Important: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

HRTK is an equal
opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and
dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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