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Project Support Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
World Vision East Africa wishes to urgently recruit a highly competent and proactive person to fill the following vacant position.
Project Support Assistant – (Public Health & Nutrition)
Region: East Africa Regional Office – Nairobi
Office: Global Health and WASH
Reports to: Director for MCH and Nutrition in Global Health & Wash
Contract Type: Temporary
Contract Duration: 4 months
Purpose of position
This role will provide project support assistance to the Director for Maternal & Child Health (MCH) and the Nutrition and HIV Emergencies Advisor based in East Africa Regional Office (EARO), Westlands, Kenya
Major Responsibilities:
·         Assist team with research related to MCH, Nutrition and HIV as requested such as literature review.
·         Compile quarterly and annual activity reports for the MCH and Nutrition team.
·         Provide administrative support for events such as workshops, webex and conference calls. These include but are not limited to liaising with hotels/venues, organizing logistics, writing reports.
·         Provide support to the team with developing materials by assisting with TORs for consultants, time keeping, liaising with procurement and finance.
·         Provide administrative support such as publishing, printing, binding, scanning, faxing technical and project documents.
Other Competencies/Attributes:
·         Able to perform at a reasonable level of proficiency and competency.
·         Analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.
·         Strong organizational skills, independent judgment, and the ability to be flexible as the demands and priorities change.
·         Self-starter with ability to operate effectively under stress.
·         Ability to make judgments and decisions that may impact the office, and provide technical advice.
·         Must be able to divide his/her attention between parallel or similar tasks
·         Strong interpersonal skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills, adaptability and flexibility required.
·         Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
·         Attend and participate in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
·         Must comply with set Security Standards
·         Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
·         University Degree in Public Health/ Nutrition (or related or transferable field of study required in related field desired).
·         Must have computer aptitude and experience in database management, spreadsheet software and Internet usage. Proficient using Word, Excel, Power Point, or similar programs; email systems; extensive website and on-line skills.
·         Good writing skills in English.
·         1 year of experience in project management and/or administrative responsibilities is preferable.
Working Environment / Conditions:
·         Work environment:  Office-based
·         Travel:  10% Domestic travel is expected.
For further information and details on the above job, please visit our website at www.jobs.wvafrica.org
Interested and qualified candidates who wish to apply for this position should send an application letter and detailed CV to wvaro_recruit@wvi.org by 24 June, 2011.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Our Vision for every child, life in all its fullness; Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so

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