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Nov 23, 2017

Sanergy Government Relations Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Vacancy: Government Relations Assistant
Nairobi, Kenya

Who we are: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making safe sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. 

Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves 3 critical steps: we build a dense network of high-quality sanitation facilities — Fresh Life Toilets — franchised to residents in the community. 

We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. 

Finally, we convert the waste into valuable agricultural inputs, which we sell to Kenyan farmers. Our current end products are an organic fertilizer (EverGrow) and an animal feed (PureProtein).

About the role: The Government Relations Assistant is responsible for providing logistical support to the Government Relations Team in general. 

The Government Relations Assistant will work closely with the Assistant Manager, Operations, Government Relations to coordinate meetings and events as well as other administrative tasks. 

This position will also be tasked with updating critical Government Relations documents.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Update Tracking Documents as required
  • Drafting of Government Relations correspondence letters
  • Raising and following up of electronic and procurement payment requests
  • Assist in applying and follow up on Licenses and Permits as listed in the Status Document on time
  • Ensure proper e-filing of secured company’s Dropbox folders documents and in Google Drive
  • Assist in acquisition of documentation required for compliance from different teams
  • Assist in coordinating events, meetings, logistical requirements as well as other administrative tasks
  • Ensuring Government Relations contact lists and other shared data is updated
  • Support on- time completion of time sensitive tasks in the company’s ongoing operations
  • Provide cover for Government Relations field staff as may be required
  • Support a team member as may be required
  • Any other duties as may be assigned
Desired Skills and Qualifications
  • Diploma in Business Administration social sciences related
  • Degree in Business, Community and Policy related disciplines will be desirable
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Proven experience of having worked in informal settlements
  • Experience in compliance related environment will be an added advantage
  • Well-developed written, oral, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills with a high degree of sensitivity for confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable in being part of an interdisciplinary team in order to provide excellent customer service
  • Discrete, tactful and diplomatic
  • High level of attention to detail, self-motivated and a team player
  • Ability to take a proactive approach on projects and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • 50% of the job is field based liaising between different offices/ tasks and working in the informal settlements
The perks you'll have
  • A holistic benefits package
  • Unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • A unique chance to tackle critical challenges of sanitation, economic empowerment and food security
Join a team you’ll love

CLICK HERE to submit your cover letter and resume detailing a portfolio of your experience and expertise by 7th December 2017.

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