KickStart International Office Assistant At- Janitor (Cleaner) / Driver Job in Nairobi Kenya 2014


KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass- markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty.
Position: Office Assistant – Janitor (Cleaner) / Driver
Function: Human Resource and Admin
Location: KickStart HQ Office – Nairobi

Grade: Grade 9 Support Officer ( Non Commercial)

Type of Contract: Open Ended
Role Purpose: Provide general office support in cleaning, driving and messagerial roles.
Scope of Role:

Reports to: Administration Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Works with: Relates mostly with all staff

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Wiping dust from work stations, chairs, office equipments, cabinets, photocopier, files and office flowers.
  • Ensuring the all the office room are cleaned daily, dusted daily and chairs arranged properly
  • Undertaking general cleaning, scrubbing and disinfecting the office at least once a month and pay particular attention to windows and window grills.
  • Cleaning the demo kit every once a week
  • Cleaning the reception area daily and ensuring that all dusters used are cleaned and dried out in the sun
  • Wiping telephone heads and door handles with disinfectants on daily basis
  • Empty dust bins and ensure they are cleaned and wiped
  • Cleaning the front door grill daily and ensuring that no dust gathers on the grill
  • Ensuring that no unnecessary papers are lying on the workstations /carpet etc. Clutter free as much as possible.
  • Ensuring that morning and afternoon tea is served on time, 9 am and 3 pm respectively.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness in the kitchen by ensuring that the kitchen floor, utensils, microwave and any other kitchen appliances are clean.
  • Preparing kitchen supplies items list for replenishing.
  • Issuing stationery to staff as requested and keeping a record of the same.
  • Taking lunch orders for staff in meetings
  • Manning the reception in the absence of the receptionist.
  • Providing occasional driving support in the absence of the drivers
  • Handling messenger assignments when necessary
  • Preparing work progress reports when needed
  • Any other official duty as may be assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of Form Four Certificate
  • Valid driving license with at least 3 years’ experience driving within Nairobi both light and heavy vehicles
  • Ability to use computers- mainly office suite
  • Experience in cleaning in a busy work environment
Skills and Behaviours
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Respect and professionalism
  • Time management and multitasking
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills especially in English
  • Commitment to KickStart’s values
If you feel you are the right candidate for this job, please send your CV and Cover letter to quoting the position title on the subject line by COB Friday 02nd January 2014.
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