Job Title: Executive
Hiring Organization: African
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Job Type: Full
Date Posted: 01/31/2024
AMI is pioneering practical business and management learning for
Africa. We equip entrepreneurs with key tools to build their businesses, we
help companies build motivated and productive workforces, and we run
work-readiness and entry-level programmes for young people starting their
AMI is expanding rapidly. With support from international social
impact investors, we have established offices in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Kigali,
Kampala, Lagos, Addis and Dakar, and worked for an impressive portfolio of
clients in East, West and Southern Africa. We have trained over 50,000
individuals in 39 African countries to date.
We are actively seeking a savvy and organized Executive Assistant
to be the right hand to our CEO. This role isn’t just about managing schedules;
it’s about creating leverage for the CEO, driving strategic initiatives, and
navigating a fast-paced high-growth pan-African company.
The Executive Assistant to the CEO at AMI will be at the epicenter
of operations, ensuring maximum leverage for our leadership team. This role
goes beyond traditional admin support – you will provide comprehensive support
to our senior leaders, helping them to get more done, efficiently. This
position requires a proactive and detail-oriented individual with excellent
organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
the art of managing the CEO’s schedule for maximum impact and alignment with
steps ahead, anticipating the CEO’s needs and tackling challenges head-on.
management of complex calendars across the senior leadership team, prioritize
appointments, and coordinate meetings.
board coordination— including scheduling, supporting preparation of
documentation, and owning the logistics of board meetings.
the CFO by maintaining an organized record of board resolutions, decisions, and
with the CEO and senior leaders to support strategic initiatives where
our incoming COO to drive cross-functional alignment and communication.
research and analysis to support CEO and senior leadership decision-making.
and coordinate travel itineraries, accommodations, and logistics for
executives, optimizing travel efficiency.
and refine documents, presentations, and reports for a range of audiences.
compelling communications, and presentations in collaboration with key company
logistics for key leadership and board meetings.
with executives to prepare comprehensive meeting agendas, ensuring all
necessary materials and documents are distributed in advance.
meeting minutes promptly and track action items to ensure timely completion.
senior leaders with expense management and filing.
organisational and time-management skills – are you the most organised person
written and verbal communication skills.
in office software and collaboration tools.
to maintain composure in high-pressure situations.
self-motivated, and able to take full ownership of own workstreams.
commitment to AMI’s values of excellence, innovation, and accountability.
degree from a recognized institution or equivalent experience.
experience as an Executive Assistant in a fast-paced environment.