Administrative Officer And Procurement Assistant At British High Commission


Administrative Officer And Procurement Assistant At British High Commission 1 Position
Emploi Recruitment

Nairobi, Kenya

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Job Description

Main Purpose of Job


To assist in the provision of Administrative & Procurement support to the Corporate Services Team  for the British High Commission, Nairobi 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 


General Administration:

  • Maintain and update procurement records including filing of contracts, develop and maintain a filing system, binding & scanning of documents, updating contractual documents
  • Schedule and coordinate Corporate Services Meetings including organizing meeting rooms or via Microsoft Teams, taking notes and minutes in meetings, Preparing documents for meetings
  • Maintain and update the contact lists of all corporate services contracts/supplier list
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports



  • Assisting the Procurement Section in overseeing the compliance and execution of Corporate Services procurement requirements
  • Assist  in ensuring the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Procurement Procedures are adhered to at all time by Corporate Services and other Partners Across Government(PAGs)
  • Assist in Providing training on Procurement in the FCDO, Purchase to Pay Process, raising requisitions and Supplier Maintenance Forms
  • Support in maintaining the Financial Performance and Compliance Indicators (FPCI) Scores 

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  


  • A degree in any business related field;
  • Experience in Procurement Management and Project Management
  • Experience of administrative work and office management;
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office particularly MS Excel and word, would be advantageous


Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Project management experience from conception to delivery ideally within a procurement context
  • Experience working with an ERP System
  • Experience of developing good working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels

Required competencies  

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally

Application deadline  

8 March 2021


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Type of Position  






Location (City)  


Type of Post  

British High Commission

Starting monthly salary ()  

KES 103,668.75

Start Date  

1 April 2021

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

An ideal job for anyone who would want to get a basic grounding in the work of a Diplomatic Mission. The successful candidate will have access to a range of online courses, including on line management and procurement, provided by the International Academy (part of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office). The jobholder would need to undertake training on PRISM (the FCDO HR and Finance system), KENQUIRY (the High Commission’s Helpdesk) and Pyramid (the FCDO Estates database).

Additional information  

  • Due to COVID 19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign.  We are working hard to minimize any disruption.
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application
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