7 Apr 2014

Executive Assistant Job Vacancy

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a regional non-profit policy think tank whose purpose is to facilitate the translation and utilization of research evidence to strengthen policy development and program effectiveness in Africa.

AFIDEP works to close the gaps between research, policy, and practice by synthesizing and repackaging research evidence, and proactively promoting research utilization by policy-makers and development practitioners at national and regional levels.

AFIDEP’s work focuses around three core thematic areas: Reproductive Health, Health Systems Strengthening; and Population Change and Sustainable Development.

AFIDEP’s head office is in Nairobi. AFIDEP seeks to recruit dynamic and competent
professionals to develop and grow our work through the following positions.

Executive Assistant

This position will have the overall responsibility of ensuring that the Executive Director’s (ED) office works and functions efficiently and effectively.

The role involves managing initiatives and projects that will provide comprehensive executive and administrative support to the Executive Director, while working with the AFIDEP staff.

The Candidate must possess Masters Degree and have at least 5 years experience in a similar position.

Those with a Bachelor’s degree but extensive experience will also be considered. Administrative Assistant

This position will have the overall responsibility of providing effective administrative support to the AFIDEP office.

The role involves managing the AFIDEP office including the front office, supporting the organization of meetings and staff travel, and supporting procurements.

The Candidate must possess a relevant Bachelor’s Degree and have at least 3 years experience in a similar position.

To Apply: If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, send your application letter, a detailed CV including a salary history, and names of three referees, and one page motivation statement to the position you are applying for by Friday April 11th 2014 to:

The Executive Director,
African Institute for Development Policy,
P.O. Box 14688-00800,
Nairobi, Kenya

and submitted by email to:

Applications should state position being applied for in the subject line of the email and on the application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. AFIDEP is an equal opportunities employer.

For detailed requirements for these positions, please visit our website:

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