Job Vacancy – Administration Officer

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March 17, 2022 | No Comments

Duma Works is supporting Born Free Foundation to recruit an Administration Officer to join the team in Kenya.

Duty station: Meru National Park
Level: BF4C, FTE

About the Charity

Born Free works tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. As a leading wildlife charity, we oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belong – in the wild.
We promote Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of wildlife, especially threatened species in the wild, and to protect natural habitats while respecting the needs and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals. We seek to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and protect their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world.
Set up initially as Zoo Check in 1984 by Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna and their son Will Travers, Born Free has worked tirelessly for nearly 37 years to prevent captive animal suffering and phase-out zoos. Will continues to lead the organisation as Executive President, and Virginia remains active on the Board of Trustees, working closely with the team to share our vision and programmes on public forums.

Description of the role:

The Administration Officer will act as the point of contact for all employees, providing administrative and logistics support, and managing their queries. Main duties include managing office inventory and logistics including allocation of vehicles and equipment, preparing regular reports (e.g., expenses, vehicles usage, and inventory) and organizing filing system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Exercises managerial and supervisory control over all logistics support required of Meru office e.g., allocation of vehicles, equipment, etc.
  2. Develops, prepares, coordinates, and monitors overall support plans including demand forecasting, supply schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of urgent operational needs.
  3. Assists implementation of policy and procedures for logistics support in Meru office
  4. Ensure functionality of necessary office equipment, and requisitioning new equipment and supplies as needed
  5. Responsible for supervising and accounting for an inventory
  6. Office imprest management of Meru office
  7. Handle basic HR issues
  8. Prepare regular reports on expenses, and logistics e.g., vehicle usage
  9. Organize a filing system for company documents in Meru office
  10. Distribute and store correspondence of Meru office (e.g., letters, emails, and packages)
  11. Briefs Finance Manager on a weekly basis on the ongoing operation/requests
  12. Arrange travel and accommodation of Meru office staff
  13. Performs other related duties as required

Internal relationship:

  • Meru Education Project, Saving Meru Giants Project, and Pride of Meru Project
  • Finance and Administration Department in Nairobi


  • Proven work experience as an Administrative Officer, Logistics Officer, or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of office procedures and logistics
  • Experience with office management software like MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, specifically)
  • Strong organization skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A degree in Administration or Logistics; additional qualifications in Office Administration or Logistics are a plus
  • Proven experience being able to handle multiple tasks at the same time
  • At least 3 years of experience
  • Comfortable working independently when needed, or as part of a team
  • Preferably from the local community
  • Accommodation is not provided


Duma Works is assisting Born Free Foundation in its recruitment efforts.

Click here to submit your application through the Duma Works portal. Please direct all applications and inquiries to Duma. Applications are by a CV with a covering letter that should demonstrate your skills, experiences and attributes that make you suitable for the role.

This position is closed


* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move forward with your application.

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