30 Sep 2022

Receptionist (EAHRC/HR/2022/002) at East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC)

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Job Description

East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC)

The East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) is an Institution of the East African Community (EAC) established by the 5th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State on 18th June 2007. The EAHRC has been established as a mechanism for making available to the community, advice upon all matters of health and health related researches and findings necessary for knowledge generation, technological development, policy formulations, practices and related matters. The vision of the Commission is high quality research for improvement of the health and well-being of the people of the community; its mission is to coordinate and promote the conduct of health research; to source, gather and disseminate the findings for the purpose of policy formulations. The overall objective of the Commission is to improve the health of the citizens in the Partner States through capacity building and poverty reduction by promoting, co-ordinating and formulating policies for effective utilization of results from health research. The E.A.H.R.C has the following employment opportunities available:-


Location: Bujumbura – Burundi

Grade: G3

Report to: Senior Personal Secretary

Period of Tenure: 06 Months

Only open to Republic of Burundi

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Receive and provide information to visitors and direct them appropriately.

2. Answer and direct telephone calls;

3. Maintain visitors register;

4. Advise and direct delegates and participants on hotel accommodations bookings;

5. Perform messengerial duties e.g. dispatch letters, files, documents;

6. Assemble binding stationery;

7. Daily preparation and provision of refreshments to EAHRC staff;

8. Prepare meeting rooms, provide logistic support during meetings including provision of refreshments;

9. Supervise the service providers who clean the EAHRC HQ offices;

10. Prepare documents for meetings.

11. Direct and register delegates to the relevant rooms.

12. Stationery administration to staff as required.

13. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.

Academic and Professional Qualification

O level and Diploma in Front Office Management

Experience & Key Competencies

– Must have a minimum of 03 years relevant experience.

– Must be Customer focused, have good Communication and listening skills and be able to work under pressure and outgoing

– Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French & or Kiswahili will be an added advantage

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Method of Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit in English, online applications with the reference clearly stated on email subject header by or before 1700hrs (Burundi local time) on 21st October 2022 to:

The Deputy Executive Secretary,

East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC)

Quartier KIGOBE, Avenue des Etats Unis, n°71

P.O. Box 350,

Bujumbura, BURUNDI

Email: [email protected]

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