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Assistant Program Officer Job in Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Ministry of Transport

Vacancy Advertisement

Applications are invited from
suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant post:

Assistant Program Officer 
Infrastructure Development & Management: Transit Transport Coordination Authority of the Northern Corridor (TTCA)

The Transit Transport Coordination Authority of the Northern Corridor (TTCA-NC) is a Regional Organization established by an Agreement signed by Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo in 1985.

The Organization’s Secretariat has its Headquarters in Mombassa. It is responsible for smooth movement of transit goods along the Northern Corridor.

Overall Purpose: Assist the Head of Program by providing significant technical program support on matters relating to Infrastructure development and Management.

Core Duties & Responsibilities

Working under the direct supervision of the Head of Infrastructure Development and Management, the Assistant Program Officer shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist in gathering data related to infrastructure development and management from the TTCA member states.
  • Compile data, which may be computerized, based on research techniques and statistically compilations, requiring and understanding of programs objectives and procedures and the understanding and evaluation of data sources.
  • Assist in preparing guidelines and manuals for the best use of the Northern Corridor Infrastructure.
  • Assist in the harmonization of infrastructure technical standards and specifications along the Northern Corridor.
  • Assist in the expeditious implementation of the COMESA transport facilitation instruments along the Northern Corridor notably axle load limits, gross weight and vehicles dimensions.
  • Initiation of special projects, which may be short-term or on going and which require technical knowledge and understanding of program specialty and subject area.
  • Serves as a resource to individuals and groups on matters relating to program activities and on matters relating to Infrastructure Development and Management.
  • Compiles and maintains records of resource materials and program information.
  • Confers with and assists the Head of Programme in the performance of program administration and activities.
  • Assist the Head of Program, whenever necessary, in the inter-department meetings and on wide range of administration matters.
  • Assist in the Coordination of the program logistics and administrative support for program, making adjustments to accommodate changing priority needs.
  • Assists in the preparation of the working documents and report of the Infrastructure Development and Management Committee meeting and any other meetings where its technical assistance is needed.
  • Drafts informational and developmental materials for dissemination to stakeholders.
  • Participate in the preparation of working documents for TTCA meetings and to provide secretariat services whenever required.
  • Carry out any other related activity or duty that may be assigned by the Head of Program or the Executive Secretary.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Civil Engineering degree in subject matter related to program speciality.
  • Five year’s related experience, in Infrastructure development and Management matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide significant program support.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimum supervision
Key Skills & Competencies
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Advanced information technology skills, especially Microsoft Office
  • Good Knowledge of English or French and ability to work in both languages.
  • Professional Salary Grade P1-P2.
  • Other fringe benefits include medical cover for self, spouse and children and education allowance for up to a maximum of 4 children.
Age Limit: Minimum age of 30 years and maximum of 50 years, for applicants.

Language Requirements
  • Must be fluent in one of the languages of the Secretariat; English or French.
  • A working knowledge of another would be an added advantage.
In order to promote gender balance, female candidates who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, can submit their applications, CVs, copies of their relevant certificates and testimonials with names and addresses of three referees, and a day telephone contact to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Transport
P.O. Box 52692

To reach him not later than March, 23rd 2012

No applications shall be received by TTCA

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