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Precision Agriculture for Development

Global Operations Assistant

· Nairobi, Nairobi
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Global Operations Assistant Job Description

PAD is a small, but fast-growing global non-profit that uses tech, data science and behavioral economics to provide targeted information to farmers in developing countries. We aim to reach 100 million farmers with life-improving information in the coming years. Providing the right information to the right people, in the right way and at the right time, increases incomes, protects the environment and improves well-being. We are evidence-based: we test our interventions with randomized control trials to prove our impact and cost effectiveness, to simultaneously learn from and improve our service, and also to demonstrate our value to funders and partners. There are few programs in international development that are as demonstrably cost-effective as ours. We currently work with over 3 million farmers in seven countries in Africa and Asia, and we are expanding as more governments and organizations look for innovative ways to use new technologies to get information to people across the developing world.

 

We are looking for a self-motivated, creative and independent person to join a high-performing flexible team as a Global Operations Assistant. The Global Operations Assistant shall support PAD's leadership team in scheduling external communication with partners, execute logistics for meetings and travel plans.

 

Kenyan and Indian Citizens are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

 The Global Operations Assistant will be responsible for the following main tasks: 

  • Support scheduling of meetings and calls with external partners for PAD’s senior staff
  • Plan and execute logistics for meetings and travel (including visas)
  • Create letters for various organizational purposes
  • Provide organizational support and process management for recruitment activities
  • Assist with formatting of documents and presentation materials
  • Provide procurement support services
  • Provide on-boarding support services
  • Perform additional admin tasks such as transcribing, and data entry as necessary 
  • We are a rapidly growing organization with a start-up culture. This means that we can’t always predict needs in advance, and you may be expected to support additional responsibilities not listed here.

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Very detail oriented
  • Comfortable supporting senior executives
  • Strong computer and Microsoft (Excel/Word/PowerPoint) skills
  • Strong email and communications skills in intercultural setting
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Highly flexible and comfortable with changes to requests
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in office management
  • Interest in working in an international, mission-driven organization
  • Comfortable working independently and within a team
  • Self-motivated and conscientious

Position Details 

  • Full time
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Location: One of PAD’s offices, likely in Nairobi, Kenya or in India
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience
  • Reports to: Director of Operations - Kenya or India

To apply, please complete the online application form with an updated CV and cover letter. The job position will be reviewed on a rolling basis and open until the position is filled.

 

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  • Location
    Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced