Human Rights Watch Office Assistant Job


Fixed-Term Job Vacancy

Office Assistant
Operations Department
(Nairobi Office)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a full-time Office Assistant to assist the Operations Administrator in providing day-to-day facilities support to HRW’s Nairobi office.
The position is an initial fixed-term employment for one year with the possibility of an extension.


  • Clean the office space daily including dusting all surfaces,  sweeping and mopping floors, wiping the windows, and emptying the bins; Maintain the kitchen and washrooms by and thoroughly cleaning the spaces daily, including washing utensils.
  • Track supplies and usage:
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of the office Identifying safety measures and report issues to supervisor regarding repairs, supply inventory, etc.:
  • Receive visitors and offer hospitality during meetings:
  • Process and deliver office mails;
  • Provide administrative support such as answering phones, photocopying, filing, and faxing; and
  • Carry out other duties as required.
Education: A secondary degree is required.
Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.
Related Skills and Knowledge:
  • Prior cleaning experience, preferably in an office environment, is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is required
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
  • Good judgment, discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are required.
  • Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  • Ability to withstand moderate amount of physical labour including, but not limited to standing, bending, and lifting and is required,
Other: Applicants for this position must possess current Kenyan work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.
Contact Please submit a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references in English.

How to Apply

  • Please submit the entire application in one attached document to [email protected] org
  • Please use “Associate REF OPS-16-1018” as the subject of your email
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pooh
  • Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.