Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) – Assistant Office Administrator.

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This is the training and entry grade for Diploma holders in this cadre.

Job Descriptions

The duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

  • Recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it in typewritten form;
  • Processing data, management of e-office; ensuring security of office records documents and equipment;
  • Operating office equipment management of office protocol;
  • Managing office petty cash; and handling telephone calls and appointments and undertaking any other secretarial duties that may be assigned.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade of C- with at least C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Business Education Single and Group Certificates (BES and GC) Stages I, II and III from the Kenya National Examinations Council or equivalent in the following subjects:
  • Typewriting III ( Minimum 50 w.p.m)/Computerized document processing III;
  • Shorthand III (100 w.p.m).
  • Business English III/Communications II;
  • Office Management III
  • Office Administration and Management III;
  • Secretarial Duties II;
  • Commerce II;


  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies from the Kenya National Examinations Council
  • Proficiency in computer applications;

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Team player

Kindly attach your Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant documents.

All the applications should be done online through KEMRI Website http://www.kemri.go.ke/careersE-Recruitment Portal to be on or before 14th July 2022 latest 5.00 p.m. (East African Time)

Please visit the KEMRI web site www.kemri.go.ke for more details on the advertisement.

Successful candidates will be required to fulfil requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted




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