Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) – Human Resources and Administration Assistant – USAID Stawisha Pwani.

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Position Title: Human Resources and Administration Assistant 

Project: USAID Stawisha Pwani 

Location: Nairobi 

Reports to: Human Resources and Administration Specialist 


The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is a local non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and County Health Management Teams to strengthen health systems for improved quality of health care in Kenya. Ciheb-Kenya is seeking to recruit candidates for the USAID Stawisha Pwani project. 

The USAID Stawisha Pwani project is a five-year Kenya Health Partnerships for Quality Services (KHPQS) project to be implemented in four coastal counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa, and Taita Taveta. The aim of the project is to increase the use of quality county-led health services by strengthening county health systems with a focus on HIV Prevention and Treatment, FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition. The program aims to support the four county governments toward sustainability in quality and systems of health services. 

Job Summary

The Human Resource and Administration Assistant will support in day-to-day administration and Human resource tasks. He/she will report to the Human Resources and Administration Specialist and will ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the office, and support the work of management and other project staff.

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Reception 

  • Respond to general physical and phone inquiries in a professional and courteous manner 
  • Direct phone inquiries to the appropriate staff members 
  • Reply to general information requests with the accurate information 

2. Recruitment and orientation 

  • Prepare interview documents 
  • Prepare orientation documents and organize for orientation meetings for new employees 
  • Coordinate with insurance company for staff enrolment (GPA/Medical) 

3. Staff Records Management 

  • Ensure all staff files are complete in accordance with institutional policies 
  • Ensure all statutory documents/policies are signed and recorded in staff files
  • Maintain staff files (both hard and soft copy)
  • Update staff lists on a monthly basis as required 
  • Maintain staff leave records 

4. Office Administration 

  • Sort incoming mail and courier deliveries for distribution 
  • Prepare and send outgoing mail, and courier parcels 
  • Forward incoming general e-mails and calls to the appropriate staff member 
  • Purchase, receive and store the office supplies ensuring that basic supplies are always available 
  • Code and file material according to the established procedures 
  • Update and ensure the accuracy of the organization’s databases 
  • Provide secretarial and administrative support to management and other project staff 
  • Make travel/flight bookings, meeting and other arrangements for various project staff 
  • Co-ordinate the maintenance of office equipment. i.e. printers 

5. Procurement 

  • Maintaining a proper filling system according to established records management procedures
  • Receiving the approved requisitions and checking if it’s of the right specifications as directed by the user requirements
  • Process accounts payable ensuring timeliness and accuracy of information
  • Assist with proper documentation and maintenance of all supply documents including invoices and delivery note awaiting payment
  • Preparations of various information/ reports as may be requested

6. HR Reporting 

  • Consolidate HR reports 
  • Prepare monthly payroll changes 

7. Hotel and flight bookings 

  • Make hotel bookings for guests and meetings as required 
  • Coordinate the booking of tickets for staff travelling 
  • Working with taxi company to organize for airport transfers etc. 

Required Qualification 

  • Degree in Human Resource Management.
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • 2-3 years of working experience in a similar capacity.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with everyone in the team.
  • Good report writing and analytical skills.
  • Highly organized and attention to details. 
  • Knowledge of basic MS Office (email, spread-sheets, word, job-related software, etc.).
  • Teamwork and participation. 
  • Must be a member of IHRM.

How to Apply: 

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to on or before 22nd July 2021. Applicants are advised to include the title “HR AND ADMIN ASSISTANT” on the subject line or


The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) – Kenya is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 





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