Assistant Project Officer at Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Ref. No: APO-002-2014
Reporting to the Project Officer – Kisumu, the Assistant Project Officer Kisumu will perform the following duties:
Main Function: The Assistant Project Officer will assist the Project Officer, Kisumu in running all the project operations in Kisumu by providing technical, administrative, logistical and clerical support.
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Supporting the respective Project Officer in the following areas:
  • Recruitment, selection, placement and follow up of interns;
  • Recruitment of employers and providing support to them
  • Monitoring and evaluation of all training and internship project activities in Kisumu;
  • Planning and coordinating meetings and seminars with various stakeholders; including employers meetings and intern orientation meetings;
  • Support the Project Officer in coordinating the Call for Youth and communications with other PMU staff;
  • Liaising with the Sub County Youth Development Officer in their respective areas;
  • Providing administrative support the Project Officer with regards to financial management, preparation of annual work plans and reports and payments of stipends;
  • Data entry and data management; Continuous input and update of information on the MIS;
  • Ensuring proper collection and filling for all the project documents and information;
  • Managing correspondence, office equipment’s and updating the relevant records;
  • Attending to walk-in visitors;
  • Requisitioning, safe custody and managing office supplies and update the relevant registers;
  • Management of casuals engaged as per the laid down policies;
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
The Assistant Project officer will be expected to possess the following minimum academic qualifications and experience:
  • A minimum of University degree in Social Sciences or Business-related field
  • At least three (3) years project management experience in a similar position. 
  • Experience working with youth employment projects will be an added advantage
  • Good command of Computer Programs and Applications.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and works well with others
  • Demonstrate ability to multitask.
  • Excellent data management, report writing and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Familiarity with youth work in Kisumu is an added advantage
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs along with a letter motivating their interest in the position to the following address and providing details of current and expected remuneration, and the names and addresses of at least three (3) referees, not later than 12th March 2014.
Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date.
The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P.O Box 3556 – 00100, 
Nairobi
Or Email: [email protected]
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