US Embassy Nairobi – Program Assistant.

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Under the supervision of the DOJ/OPDAT Resident Legal Advisor (RLA), the incumbent serves as Program Assistant (PA) for DOJ/OPDAT performing diverse program management activities for DOJ/OPDAT. As such, the PA will assist the RLAs and Legal Advisor (LA) in planning and coordinating all aspects of DOJ/OPDAT Kenya programs including organizing events, administrative work, budgeting, tracking expenses and relations within the interagency and with the government of Kenya.

Qualifications and Evaluations



  • Three years’ experience handling administrative work to include experience with planning conferences and workshops is required.


Candidate must be: highly organized, have good word processing skills, and be able to organize large volumes of information; have a working knowledge of the Kenyan criminal justice process, and familiarity with Kenyan courts, law enforcement or prosecution services.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business management, business administration, development, project management



  • English level IV (Fluent, Reading/Speaking/writing) is required. (This may be tested).
  • Kiswahili Level III (Good working knowledge, Reading/Speaking/writing) is required.


Highly organized, strong communications skills, service oriented attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and poise are required. Strong writing skills in English required. Excellent computer software skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office. Good word processing, proof reading, and filing skills are required. Ability to lift moderately heavy items is required.

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 medical and security certifications.

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Deadline 12/10/2020 

Benefits:Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Nairobi, Kenya may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.




U.S. Department of State

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