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Furniture Design and Procurement Assistant

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  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

The Company

Be part of a dynamic story of growth and innovation across Africa and join a dedicated team focused on delivering the most advanced and design led work environments for large multinational and local corporations operating on the Continent.

KOFISI is Africa’s leading flexible workspace provider, offering enterprise all-in-one Memberships to the most sophisticated, productive and engaging office environments available. Owned by Sunbird Business Services, KOFISI has 6 Centres in Nairobi and is operational in a further 4 gateway cities, including Lagos and Dar Es Salaam.

KOFISI believes that employees are the most important part of any business and by providing a work environment that supports and stimulates its Members, through leading space design, the latest technology and front foot hospitality services, they will feel motivated and inspired to do their best – everyday.

First and foremost, KOFISI supports the productivity of business through first class hospitality service and in order to maintain our brand position as the flexible office industry leaders, we ask that every member of our team is motivated to deliver an incredible customer service every day.

All our personnel – no matter what their role – should be driven towards making every Members’ day hassle free, leaving them to concentrate on the most important aspects of their business. If you’d like to be part of an exciting and innovative service-led journey, and your skills, energy and experience fit, we hope you’ll apply for a position with KOFISI.

Job Purpose

Working directly with the Design & Build team both locally & internationally, alongside the Head of Design, to bring the Kofisi vision and spaces to life. From sourcing, presentations & technical drawings, as an Interior Designer your role would be ‘a little bit of everything’.

KOFISI should be more than a place to work. It requires style & excitement to spark creativity and an energy for fast paced deliverables.

Overall Duties and Responsibilities

The Interior Designer has a responsibility to work as a team to undertake design from concept to completion. They are expected to undertake the below tasks but not limited to, while working closely with the rest of the Design & Build Team to guard the brand look & feel in the centre builds.

  • Understand project requirements & brief
  • Research and select project materials and products in a decisive and timely manner
  • Assistance in space planning & test fit proposals for clients
  • Ability to understand and formulate design concepts and present for discussion
  • Create sample mood boards
  • Assist with full drawing packs for construction
  • Technical drawings including joinery
  • MEP co-ordination
  • Create accurate schedules for purchasing
  • Check & assist with junior design work during the Head of Design’s absence
  • Work with 3D artists to produce realistic renders
  • Sourcing and research of new suppliers to be used
  • Bring new ideas into the brand, by looking at the international and industry standards
  • Meet with Kenyan suppliers
  • Set and achieve deliverable deadlines and give regular updates on progress
  • Planning of botany & styling

Basic Requirements

Qualifications, Skills & Experience                                                                                                                  

  • Qualification & skills
  • Relevant Interior Design Qualification
  • Proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to read & interpret architectural, engineering and mechanical drawings
  • Understanding of interior design documentation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem-solving and creative solution skills
  • Works well under pressure and can multi-task
  • Concept design & presentation
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision but is also a team player
  • Strong time management
  • Adaptable to change
  • Multiple project management skills
  • Approachable, reliable and assertive
  • Physically capable of lifting and moving objects as necessary


  • Min 5 years of experience in the Interior Design industry (preferably hospitality)
  • Look & feel presentations, space planning, tender drawings, construction drawings, joinery drawings, client liaison, MEP co-ordination, RFI’s and schedules


  • Provide us with a CV and two references to apply for this role by 30th September 2023 to
  • Successful candidates will be invited to an interview within seven days. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • This hiring process will conclude by 15th October 2023.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@KOFISI.AFRICA