Receptionist / Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Center seeks to recruit a Receptionist / Administrative Assistant to provide receptionist and administrative duties to the office.


  • Receptionist and interface with visitors at the office
  • Ensure the reception area is kept clean & attractive, furniture is properly arranged & magazines, brochures, daily newspapers and other literature are up to date
  • Basic accounting duties including maintenance of office petty cash
  • Secretarial duties e.g. booking meeting rooms, taking minutes during staff meetings and handling logistical requirements
  • Processing of Local Purchase Orders and purchase requisitions
  • Receiving and distributing mail to appropriate offices
  • Making annual subscription of Center’s newspaper supply
  • Receiving and verification of office stationery
  • Processing of staff business cards
  • Reconciliation of monthly statements for APHRC flight bookings
  • Preparation of taxi and courier service scheduled for payment
  • Bachelors’ degree in Administration or related field
  • Excellent skills in MS Office programs
  • At least 3 years of similar experience in a busy office, preferably an International NGO
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to assess priorities and manage competing demands with minimum supervision
  • Reliable and attentive to detail
  • Knowledge of French and experience in handling finances will be an added advantage
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal by March 17, 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi