Closed: Logistics Assistant Position Available at CDEA

Programme: Organization Development

Job Title:  Logistics Assistant

Organization: CDEA – Culture and Development East Africa

Term:  One year, with possibility of renewal, three months’ probation

About CDEA

Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) is a creative think tank that provides cultural and Pan-African thought leadership for creative, social and scientist innovators to create and innovate through structured workplace learning, incubation, research & advocacy and capacity building for social change. We also innovate on how space can be used to enhance sustainable workplace productivity and green community lifestyles.

Our niche is to design and develop evidence-based programmes that place culture at the centre of development in East Africa.

 CDEA’s Vision

An East African Community where culture is at the centre of development

 CDEA’s Mission

We exist to facilitate multi-stakeholders to use culture as a resource to stimulate innovation and find solutions for sustainable production and lifestyles


Promoting creativity and innovation

 CDEA’s Core Values

  • Respect for the diversity of cultural expressions
  • Social cohesion, Pan-Africanism and  African Cultural Renaissance
  • Professional excellence, Innovation, sustainability
  • Integrity, credibility, transparency and accountability
  • Empowerment, justice, equality and democracy
  • Promote sustainable consumption and production lifestyles in harmony with nature

 “A country which lacks its own culture is no more than a collection of people without the spirit which makes them a nation” –Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere

 Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Finance and Business Administrative Officer/or Executive Director, the logistics assistant is  responsible for the   administrative support to all levels of CDEA and SanaaBiz Investment Limited.  Your responsibilities will include administrative tasks, front desk duties, customer service tasks, and maintaining the general needs of the office.

A potential candidate for the logistics assistant post should be able to do but not limited to the followings:

  1. Administrative Tasks
  • Manage the travel and visa schedule of the staff and Board of CDEA and SanaBiz Investments Limited
  • To draw cash on behalf of CDEA and SanaBiz Investments Limited current account to facilitate operations
  • Undertake work from time to time as assigned by Finance and Business Administrative Officer and Executive Director

 Front desk

  • Assist in managing office correspondence – email, fax, telephone, outgoing and incoming mail, post box etc and give answers to basic questions based on the communication guidelines
  • Respond to callers who visit the office
  • Maintain filing system and file documents (both electronic and hard copies).
  • In charge of photocopying

 Customer service tasks

  • Shared workspace Clients (Hot Seats) supervision
  • Eco Sanaa Terrace Clients
  1. Office supervision
  • Opening and closing premises for and after work
  • Keeping premises clean and smart
  • Visual reminders of CDEA identity
  • First Aid Box
  • Fire Safety
  • Backup Electricity

 Procurement & Logistics

  • Ensure office supplies are obtained
  • Oversee maintenance and operation of office equipment
  • Procurement Eco Sanaa Bar supplies
  • Book keeping using Quickbooks and RetailSTAR Software
  • Purchase of office miscellanies
  • Take care of Housekeeping issues

Academic Qualifications

The candidate should have a diploma in one of the following areas: office management , procurement and logistics management.

Note: Candidate should be expected to have experience in doing office support and logistics support stated without supervision. Gross salary for successful candidate is expected to be at least 400,000/-.

 Mode of application:

Send your  application letter and CV which includes two referees to  before Friday, 15 March 2018 at 2:00 PM

Expected start date of work is  Monday, 1st April, 2018

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