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A highly motivated Neuroscience graduate, writer, researcher, and Science Teacher driven by the passion for the subject, before which I was an Executive PA and Pharmacy Manager. Currently an assistant Administrator building on experience and technical skills. Good teaching acumen coupled with Excellent admin skills, thorough knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, as well as proficiency in minute-taking and extensive albeit new experience liaising with professional clients. After a highly rewarding educational experience and different work/professional undertakings away from my areas of specialization, I am searching for International development opportunities that will increase my professional competence and ultimately that will fully commit my time to progressing my career. 

Personal Information

Kenyan Citizen 

Valid Kenyan Drivers Licence

UK Interim Drivers Licence

Work History

October 2016Present

Assistant Administrator

Bukaya Medical Centre, Kenya

Promoted to this role having successfully commissioned and part implemented an audit report that saw the organisation increase profitability significantly.  Managing of the company administration office and providing an efficient confidential service to the Administrator/Directors. Ensure that efficient administrative and financial systems are established and maintained. Responsibilities for this role are numerous and can be classified as follows:

Administrative

  • Set-up and maintain efficient office systems, including manual and computerised information retrieval. 
  • Effective management of the events/important dates diary.
  • Draft and type correspondence, reports and other documents for the company. 
  • Order of pharmaceutical drugs for the chemist, supplies and stationery for the company by completing order forms and sending to supplier on a timely basis. 
  • Administer work experience for prospective young aspiring talent and identify information in bulletins that is outdated and propose changes and effect the same. 
  • Administer organisations procedures, give advice to patients and members of the public on different organisational criteria, and administer employee cover by checking absences and organise supply cover as appropriate. 
  • Keep all records and communicate with patients regarding all administrative queries. 

Procurement and Finance:

  • Manage the compilation and maintenance of all companies equipment inventory.
  • Administer VAT returns as required.
  • Prepare financial data, income for banking, collections, petty cash as required by the administrator/directors.
  • Keep record of supply and costs. 

Patient Data:

  • Keep record of all patients that are handled by the facility. Manage patient data by ensuring all data is accurate and issue unique patient numbers. 
  • Responsible for all NHIF enquirers, statutory data returns and ensure all forms are completed and handed in on time. 

Personnel:

  • Manage advertising of vacancies and be responsible for the recruitment process. 
  • Participate on interview panels and coordinate inductions.
  • Check payroll reports and ensure all costs are appropriate and budget areas correctly charged. 
  • Instigate sickness management by monitoring sick leave, handle issues with sickness management and raise them with Administrator/Directors. 

Personal Responsibilities:

  • Chair the customer support team and ensure leadership of staff in regards to all matters customer related.
  • Personally In charge of the Customer service experience. 
  • Implementation of feedback from the action request tracking system in a hands on approach. 

May 2016August 2016

IGCSE High School Teacher

Juja Preparatory and Senior Schools, Kenya

Undertook teaching of Biology and Chemistry for the IGCSE Cambridge curriculum at grade 8-11. Taught two classes; Grade 8 Chemistry and Biology, and Grade 9 Chemistry. Pride myself for having a Pass rate overall grade of 72% across all classes and subjects that I taught. Only 2 students were below the  average in all classes for the examinations taken. Covered material for the final term at this levels successfully. Patron of the Duke of Edinburgh/Presidents Award Scheme of Kenya Club at the school. Secretary to the Science Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of lesson plans and Schemes of Work according to the syllabus provided by Cambridge
  • Delivery of lessons- complete with notes for the learners, giving assignments to test understanding and marking of learners books
  • During departmental meetings, taking minutes, editing, typing and producing them for other members.
  • Setting of all  term examinations, quizzes, CATS- continuous assessment tests and marking the same after they have been taken by learners. Revision with learners following the marking.
  • Keeping an up to date 'records of work' log for all subjects taught and presenting the same for perusal to the HOD- Heads of Department on a fortnight basis.
  • Planning, Organizing and Executing lab experiments for learners and delivering a weekly IT lesson where learners are to use the Internet to research on lesson content. 
  • Keeping an up to date log of learners attendance and results.
  • As patron of the Presidents award scheme; taking charge of the weekly meetings with learners, organising and supervising activities of the club, taking/accompanying learners for trips and expeditions and maintaining the learners logs to make sure they are in line with regulations from the scheme.
  • Active participation in learners extra curricular activities including being a member of one of the houses that won the sports day this term.

Skills Developed: Transferable skills, teaching skills, working with a range of children, interaction with professional teachers, discipline management, teaching management and Professional development.

Oct 2014April 2016

Pharmacy Manager /Executive Administrative Assistant

Aleela Chemists Mumias, Kenya

In active management of the Pharmacy and Administrative assistant to the Medical Director. Stand in for Directors during their absence as overall head and point of clients, staff and stakeholder Liaison. Increased profits of the pharmacy following a comprehensive review on the spending, stock control and pricing strategy by 45% for year ending Dec 2015. Received the best employee of the year award for 2015.  Commissioned an audit report for the organisation and was 50% through with its implementation. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the maintenance of effective, professional relationships with colleagues, patients, clients and other healthcare professionals; 
  • Dealing with all telephone and e-mail inquiries for both the Pharmacy and the Medical Director’s desk.
  • Assisting the medical director and pharmacy staff with conference attendance, planning and executing executive directions passed on to me by the medical director. 
  • Maintaining the stock control functions in the pharmacy, 
  • Attending all stakeholders and professional meetings, conferences and events.
  • Management of the Pharmacy-including but not limited to staff and systems monitoring, checking of prescriptions, financial management and administrative duties.
Jun 2010Sep 2014

Pharmacy Intern

Aleela Chemists Mumias, Kenya

Started off by undertaking internship during the summer months (June-August) every year from 2010 July  working in the Pharmacy and other hospital departments such as the Bio-medical Laboratory and Operating theatre of Bukaya Medical Centre in Mumias Kenya.

Oct 2009Oct 2011

Student Events Mentor

Keele University-KeeleLink

Assisting the events coordinator with general activities during open and closed day events like distributing personal logs to pupils, taking them around campus and engaging with the young people to raise their aspirations for H.E (Higher Education).


Effective communication skills are required and a detailed understanding of the campus map and history of the University is required.

Skills developed: The ability to form effective working relationships with pupils,teachers and fellow mentors

Oct 2009Jun 2010

Support/Assistant Teacher-Students Associate Placement Scheme

Haywood Engineering College- Burslem

A scheme providing an enjoyable vocational experience to university students, where students are allowed to develop transferable skills, to consider teaching as a profession and to help pupils in the various schools raise their attainment and aspirations by being a positive role model for Higher Education.

Handled Chemistry and Biology for grades 8-11 and made lessons plans and gave lessons, carried out lab experiments and participated in extracurricular activities at the Haywood Engineering College. I Worked directly under a qualified teacher who was also my direct supervisor.


Skills Developed: Transferable skills, teaching skills, working with a range of children, interaction with professional teachers, discipline management, teaching management and Professional development.

Education

Sep 2012Jun 2014

B.Sc Neuroscience WITH Biochemistry

Keele University

Bachelor of Science (BSc): Second Class Dual Honours
Major in Neuroscience.

Distinction in Experimental Thesis and Independent Study Project (Dissertation)

Sep 2009Jul 2012

Pharmacy (Undergraduate Entry)

Keele University

Certificate of Higher Education Attained at Level II
(Transferred to the B.Sc after this period)

Distinction in Level 1 cycles examinations.

Sep 2007Jul 2009

International Baccalaureate (I.B) Diploma

Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Kenya

(35/45 points) Bonus Points (2)
Diploma Awarded

Theory of Knowledge. Mathematics. English. Swahili. Chemistry. Biology. Business and Management. 

Interests

Neuroscience and Scientific Research
Including but not limited to areas under my higher education specialization. Pharmaceutical Research, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Medical specialization and general research

Research Papers:

1. The Beta Glucan Domain: A review into their use in both veterinary and medical practices.

2. The use of Acupuncture in the treatment of Huntington and Parkinson's Neurodegenerative Diseases.

3. 2 Point Discrimination: A project on the touch and temperature acuity in both human hands and feet. 

4. Grant Applcation Funding: The process of obtaining a grant through a proposal for scientific research. 

Global and International Development

Attendance at AGRA forum in 2015

Finance and Business

Commisioned an audit report that entailed financial management and changes within the business to improve efficiency and profitability.

HR/Planning, Administration and Management

Scientific/Medical writing and editing

Academic Achievement - top student in my O level exams in my school and class, high Achiever during all my years in education. 

Hobbies

Writing. Swimming. Tennis. Oratory. Volunteering. Photography.

References

Available on request.