Admin Assistant at U.S. Embassy to Kenya

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

U.S. Embassy to Kenya


  • The incumbent reports to various sections throughout the Embassy, providing intermittent administrative assistance as needed. As directed by Section Chiefs, duties include administrative functions: i.e, draft correspondence, diplomatic notes and demarches; type reports and cables; prepare briefing books and talking points; answer telephones and screen calls; take accurate messages; meet and escort visitors and work crews; sort and distribute mail; organize and maintain paper and electronic filing systems; schedule and take notes at meetings; schedule appointments; and perform other administrative support functions.    Works directly under the supervision, direction of the Section Chief and indirectly reports to the Supervisory Human Resources Officer (S/HRO).

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • Two years’ experience in Administrative and clerical office experience is required.


  • Incumbent will need to have a broad knowledge of the Embassy, including all Agencies.  The incumbent will interact with employees from the Embassy and other Agencies as well. Job holder must have a good general knowledge of agency correspondence and other applicable office procedures. The incumbent must be able to respond to some questions from VIP visitors and the Front Office regarding Area. Confidentiality is imperative.  Must be able to interact with VIP visitors and the Front Office.

Education Requirements:

  • A High School Diploma is required.



  • English Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing is required.


  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required as well as proficiency in Microsoft Suite to include PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and in house applications such as MyData and MyServices.  Ability to prioritize and organize tasks to accomplish the workload.  Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are mandatory to develop cooperative working relationships.  Could work flexible hours and in different sections at short notice.  Requires a SECRET security clearance.

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 security certifications.

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