AKU Executive Assistant Job in Kenya

Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, university and teaching hospital system, committed to the development of human capacities through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, and application through service. 
AKU seeks to prepare individuals for constructive and exemplary leadership roles, and shaping public and private policies, through strength in research and excellence in education, all dedicated to providing meaningful contributions to society. 
AKU is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of institutions working to improve opportunities and living conditions for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world. 
First established in Pakistan in 1983, AKU now includes 13 campuses, seven hospitals and 217 outreach centers across eight countries. The University invites applications for the following position:

Executive Assistant
Provost’s Office (Based In Nairobi)
  • The Executive Assistant will be responsible for providing effective secretarial support to the Provost including coordinating and facilitating all administrative aspects of planned workshops and conferences within and sometimes out of Nairobi. 
  • S/he will organize the Provost’s diary by effectively planning and scheduling appointments as well as ensuring suitable travel arrangements are made for the Provost and the Provost’s guests including visa processing, invitations, accommodation, ground transport and travel related expenses. 
  • Working closely with the Executive Liaison Officer/HR the incumbent will ensure that advertisements for all faculty positions are placed in the media on time. 
  • The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring all equipment in the Provost’s office is functioning and is well maintained as well following through all issues that are related to the Provost’s office to completion according to set deadlines
  • Applicants should hold a degree in Administration or equivalent and have at least 5 years working experience in a senior secretarial role. 
  • S/he should be proficient in Microsoft Application packages specially Word, PowerPoint, Excel and use of Windows and Outlook, have excellent communication, public relations and interpersonal skills, superior organization and management ability, demonstrate initiative and the ability to act as a role model and promote personal and professional development.
Candidates meeting the above requirements, and seeking professional growth and an excellent work environment should forward their applications, curriculum vitae, and copies of academic and professional certificates and addresses (postal and email) of three referees to 
The Manager, Recruitment, 
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi 
P.O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI 
or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu so as to reach not later than June 29th 2012. Applications by email are preferred.

Please visit www.aku.edu for more details on application procedure


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