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Project Manager Job in Kenya

The University of Nairobi Alumni Association (UONAA) was founded by the UON Alumni in 2005 with a vision of becoming a leader in promoting active, visible leadership in the community and to foster interaction between alumni and the students of the University of Nairobi and the Industry. 
To achieve this vision, the Association is looking for skilled, dynamic and talented persons to assist in the growth and development of the Association as well as establishment of World Class Alumni Centre.

1. Project Manager (Assistant Registrar Level) (Membership & Alumni Relations)

1 Post

Ref: ONAA/001/12
The Project Manager will be in charge of projects management, membership recruitment and management of alumni records, chapters’ coordination, fund-raising and stakeholders’ management. 

The person must have a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Management or equivalent qualifications plus five years experience in similar or related assignment and will be reporting to the Executive Director.
The person will be reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Alumni Association. 

The person will also work closely with the Chapter Chairpersons and Administrative Assistants of the Alumni Association.
Job Description
The Project Manager will be in charge of project management, membership recruitment, management of alumni records, chapters’ coordination, fund-raising and friend-raising. 

The specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing the membership recruitment, alumni relations and chapters coordination
  • Project management and overseeing the tenders, procurement and construction of the Alumni Centre
  • Fundraising and proposal development to corporates, donors and other stakeholders
  • Marketing and events management and liaising with media houses for publicity
  • Producing reports, newsletters, chapter manuals and other marketing materials
  • Developing trainings for alumni champions and supporting chapters activities
  • Any other duties that may be allocated by the Executive Director and Executive Sub-Committees
Minimum Qualifications
Education: Masters Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Management or equivalent qualifications.
  • Five (5) years experience in membership development, events and project management.
  • Demonstrates hands-on skills in marketing and media relations
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Good proposal and fundraising skills
  • Member of recognized professional body
Personal Profile
  • Drive – passionate, enthusiastic and have the desire to get things done rather than task-oriented
  • Motivation – looks for new challenges and can motivate others through their passion and interest in the job.
  • Communication – can write and talk to people at all levels
  • Confidence – has confidence without self-importance and is cooperative with others
  • Leadership - demonstrates leadership by an ability to draw a team together
  • Energy – demonstrates energy to go an extra mile even where there is no extra payment
  • Commitment – 100 per cent committed to the assignment and is keen to detail
  • Honesty and integrity – high moral standards, trustworthy, honest and of high level integrity and cannot be compromised
  • Persuasive – good negotiation skills will ability to persuade for contracts and proposal
  • Personal development – committed to personal development through continuous and lifelong learning.
Professional Profile
  • Reliability – follows up on self, requires no supervision, self-driven and keeps management informed all the time
  • Talented – perfection and quality in execution of the assignments and does it with excitement
  • Pride – is proud to be an alumnus of the University of Nairobi and is a registered member of the Association
  • Analytical Skills – weighs various options and does not jump into conclusions without analyzing short term and long term benefits of the solutions against possible negatives.
  • Listening skills – listens and has attentiveness that complements analytical skills
Business Profile
  • Efficiency – always careful on wastages of time, effort, resources and money
  • Economy – knows the difference between expensive and cheap solutions to problems and spends money as if they were his or her own
  • Procedures – understands that procedures exist for a reason and won’t by-step; follows the chain of command and does not undermine the authority.
  • Profit – must understand that it’s the reason we are all working and therefore must be committed to the bottom line.
Please note that the appointment is on a one year contract term renewable on mutual agreement.

Applicants should forward seven (7) copies of their application letters accompanied by similar number of certified copies of certificates and C.Vs giving details of their qualifications and experience. 

Quote the position applying on the envelope. 

The successful candidates will be offered a competitive package on a one have an added advantage.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director, UON Alumni Association,
University of Nairobi
P.O Box 30197- 00100, 
OR Drop at University Main Campus,
Administration Wing, Room 107 (Alumni Office)

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