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Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) Program Assistant (Volunteer) Career Opportunity

Job Title: Program Assistant (Volunteer) 

Department: Programmes

Reporting to: Program Manager

 All Staff

Coordinating with:Programme and Support Team

Job Purpose:

This position will entail providing the PEN Programmes with a variety of programmes and administrative related duties to ensure that the programme objectives are met.

Job Description
  • Assist in organizing organizational development (OD) workshops and seminars for participating partner organisations.
  • Assist the programme team in the development of OD training materials/Manuals.
  • Taking periodical stocks of resource materials and giving recommendations
  • Participate in preparation of OD trainings, monitoring, report writing and documentation
  • Assist the programme team in the preparation of monthly and quarterly progress reports
  • Provide support to the programme team in areas of field visits, and managing the OD plans.
  • Assist in the development of programme databases
  • Research on CSO capacity building approaches and models, and advice on best practices that can be adopted/adapted for PEN’s CSOs programme.
  • Participate in PEN training activities for CSOs
  • In collaboration with the Administration Officer, prepare logistics for the successful workshops and seminars under the department.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Program Manager.
  • At least a first degree in social science or development studies. A post-graduate diploma in development studies will be an advantage.
  • Good spoken and written English and excellent Computer skills
  • A minimum of two good references
Personal Qualities
  • Interested in development
  • Team-player
  • Ready to learn and apply lessons learned
  • A good planner and organiser you will have an excellent attention to detail in your work. Good diary management skills are also essential to this role.
  • You will have good interpersonal/public-relations skills and be able to work with diverse stakeholders.
  • Be prepared to work under minimum supervision
  • Must be a team player and willing to learn on the job and apply lessons learned.
  • Willing and able to travel to rural communities
If you feel you posses the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your resume and application letter with your cell phone contact to the address below;

The CSO Capacity Building Manager
Poverty Eradication Network (PEN)
AACC Compound
Waiyaki Way
P. O. Box 4932-00200

Or email your application to:

On or before 31st December 2010.

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