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Project Officer Job in Nakuru County, Kenya

Position: Project Officer
Location: Nakuru County
Duration: 4 months contract with possibility of extension

Center for Transformational Leadership (CTL) is a local NGO based in Nakuru whose work focuses on leadership development, research and policy and democracy and governance.  

CTL is seeking to hire a project officer for a youth advocacy project to be based in Nakuru. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Project planning and implementation
  • Mobilize participants for project activities
  • Compliance with project reporting requirements
  • Ensure project relevance and identify best practices or lessons learnt
  • Participate in meetings at local level and ensure visibility among local stakeholders
  • Analyze and compile information collected to determine project progress and for sharing
  • To identify potential sources of project funding and develop project concepts or proposals
  • Develop monthly and weekly work plans to guide project implementation
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in any relevant social sciences such as public policy, social studies, political science, development studies or related fields.
  • At least 1 year experience in social work particularly with youth community-based organizations
  • Good computer, research, analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili).
  • Good interpersonal, planning and reporting skills
  • Ability to work and deliver assignments on time including working within short deadlines without or with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable and able to handle confidential issues.
  • Sensitivity, flexibility, tolerance and ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Possess good planning skills and etiquette, and have a sense of humor
Application Process:
Applications are open from suitably qualified citizens from Kenya.  

To apply, please send Curriculum Vitae, with at three referees, day-time telephone number and a one-page cover letter. 
Application should be sent by email to with the subject: ‘Application for the Position of Project Officer.’

All applications must be received by close of day (5 pm) August 26th, 2012.  

Short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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