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Administrative Receptionist

U. S . Embassy Nairobi Nairobi


The U.S. Mission in Nairobi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Receptionist (Medical Unit).


  • The incumbent provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks in support of the Mission medical unit under the direct supervision of the RMO/MP.
  • The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, flow of correspondence, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.
  • The incumbent is the first point of contact, by both phone and in person, for patients and visitors to the medical unit and must maintain absolute patient confidentiality at all times.


  • Completion of High school is required.

LANGUAGE: Level III proficiency in English (Good working knowledge, reading/speaking/writing) is required.

More Details on Experience

  • Three years of clerical/administrative experience in a busy office is required.

More Details on Skills

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications (MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Internet/Intranet)
  • Incumbent must possess the ability to type at least 45 wpm.

Terms And Conditions

Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. 

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain a Local Security Certification.

Interested candidates for this position must submit their application to the following for consideration:    

Required Documents: Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
  • DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • High school certificate
  • Curriculum-vitae (CV)

What to Expect Next: Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.