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Project Assistant Job in Kenya

We are a non-profit charitable and educational organization based in Washington DC and Nairobi.

Our mission is to provide high quality educational opportunities for marginalized children in Kibera.

We believe that a good education can empower the children of Kibera to overcome extreme poverty, disease, and social alienation.

We emphasize partnerships with organizations and individuals to help us achieve our mission of educating the future of Kenya.

In conjunction with our partner LitWorld, Children of Kibera Foundation (CoKF) is currently hiring a Project Assistant to begin working in July 2011.

We are interested in applicants who have a background in education, who are passionate about working with children, and who take the initiative to innovate and implement effective programs to benefit the youth of Kibera.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications and demonstrate an ability to fulfill the listed job requirements.


  • Diploma in Education, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Counseling, or one related to the aforementioned. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years experience working with young people ages 5-18 within socio-economically disadvantaged communities.
  • Experience with program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Ability to work well in groups and individually on assigned projects with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, digital photography, internet applications and social networking.
  • Strong writing skills for general correspondence, grant proposals, blogging, newsletters, and project reports.
Position Description:
  • Counseling and guidance of students with severe behavioral/emotional problems in school
  • Facilitation of the LitWorld Girls Club meeting every Sunday afternoon in a positive manner, utilizing the established curriculum and additional opportunities
  • Leadership of at least one extra-curricular club or activity such as Art Club, Football Club, Frisbee Club, Debate Club etc.
  • Creation and delivery of high-impact workshops for high school scholar students on topics like life-skills and career planning
  • Participate as needed in CoKF programs, fundraising, community outreach events, etc
  • Using creative writing and powerful photography to raise the organization profile through timely communication of program activities to our supporters via newsletters, blogs, email and other social media
  • Perform day-to-day administrative tasks as needed
Qualified candidates for this position should apply by June 15, 2011.

Please send a Curriculum Vitae and a writing sample to Japheth Ochieng’ Project Coordinator at

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Children of Kibera Foundation is located in Olympic, Kibera, across from Huduma Clinic and the KAG Church. If you have further inquiries, contact us.

You can now click on this link to visit our sister website for more vacancies.

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