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Programme Assistant Job in Kenya

African Economic Research Consortium

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 20 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. 

The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in Sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based profes¬sion¬al economists. 

AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and training.

AERC is seeking to recruit a suitable individual to fill the following position:

Programme Assistant   
The incumbent is responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support services for effective and efficient programme administration.

Key responsibilities:
  • Assist in liaison  with collaborators and other network members and respond to all enquiries on programme activities;
  • Provide support in preparation of grant letters, contracts, reports, and assist in the follow up of donor agreements as required;
  • Provide support in processing travel documentation as required;
  • Consolidate supporting documentation for payment processing and assist in preparation of payments;
  • Provide assistance in processing scholarship applications offered by AERC as well as from targeted donors for Msc, PhD, internships, staff exchanges and any other targeted activity.
  • Assist in verification of various program grantees financial reports and follow up of outstanding narrative and financial reports.
  • Records Management including maintenance of up to date records of all projects, program grantee files proposals and reports;
  • Maintain and update a database of Msc and PhD students in the pipeline, contacts of persons and institutions within the programme network;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support in the preparation of meetings and workshops;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related discipline ;
  • Basic accounting knowledge (CPA 1 would be an added advantage);
  • Experience in organizing workshops and other events;
  • At least three years relevant experience in a similar function;
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience in standard office software, such as MS Office Word and Excel
If you believe you believe you have the qualifications and experience to match this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration, email, telephone contacts, and names and addresses of three referees. 

To be considered your application must be received by 09th  May 2013 addressed to: The Manager, Human Resources and Administration on

For more information on AERC, you can visit our website on

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